Exhibitor Workshops

Exhibitor Workshops

Exhibiting companies will host FREE educational sessions to introduce new products and services, highlight innovative applications, and build skills with specific tools and techniques.

Monday, March 19
  • 9:30 AM – 11:45 AM
    Good NMR Spectroscopic Practices: Get Better Data and NMR as a Quantitative Tool

    Room 222 - Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
    Sponsor:  Bruker BioSpin

    This will be a 2 part workshop. The first section will discuss many procedures that lead to better NMR data including sample preparation, instrument calibration, and data processing. The second part will discuss how NMR can be a quantitative technique from both a theoretical and practical standpoint. For more information and to register visit Bruker.

  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    ALEKS and Emory: Pre-prep and the Flipped Classroom

    Room 222 - Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
    Presenter: Doug Mulford
    Sponsor: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

    This talk will focus on the implementation of the ALEKS adaptive learning program at Emory University. A brief overview of the software will be included.  The majority of the time will be used to look at how this adaptive learning program supports the learning of Emory students. At Emory, ALEKS is being used as a summer preparatory experience as well as in the classroom to support a flipped classroom model.  Course design, student performance data, and student feedback will be discussed.  In addition, tips and suggestions for faculty considering adoption will be presented.

  • 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
    More Productive UHPLC: Three Workflows, Two Flow Paths, One Integrated System

    Exhibitor Theater 1, Exhibit Hall B2. - Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
    Sponsor: Thermo Fisher Scientific

    Interested in doubling your assays with no increase in run time? Want to quantify unknown compounds without the need for expensive standards? Discover UHPLC that was designed for maximum efficiency. Unique options such as dual flow paths, overlapped offline column wash and charged aerosol detection within the Thermo Scientific™ Vanquish™ UHPLC system increase sample throughput while lowering costs, allowing users to make the most of a single, integrated system.  

  • 1:15 PM  - 2:15 PM
    Shifting To A Mastery-Based Approach in Chemistry By Utilizing ALEKS As Both A Chemistry Placement Test And An Online Homework System

    Room 222 - Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
    Presenters: Adam Wenz and Janice Alexander
    Sponsor: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

    A mastery-based approach to placement and online homework in chemistry has recently been adopted at Flathead Valley Community College (FVCC).  The ALEKS system has replaced more traditional approaches.  In fall of 2015, the online homework system was switched to ALEKS in Explorations in Chemistry and Introduction to General Chemistry.  Favorable results led to design and implementation as a chemistry course placement tool summer of 2017.  In addition, the online homework system was changed to ALEKS for the 2017-2018 academic year in both College Chemistry I and II.  Implementation, rewards and challenges, and results will be presented.

  • 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
    Insights for Selecting the Right GC-MS for the Laboratory…Single? Triple? HRAM? 

    Expo Theater 1, Hall B2 - Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
    Sponsor: Thermo Fisher Scientific

    Gain practical insights on the advantages and limitations of GC-MS, GC-MS/MS and high resolution, accurate mass (HRAM) to determine which is best for your applications. Determine the right technique for your workflow and learn about new innovations that enhance GC-MS productivity, robustness, sensitivity and ease-of-use.

  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
    Exploring Resources for Facilitating Student Need-Based Learning

    Room 222- Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
    Sponsor:  McGraw-Hill Higher Education

    During this workshop, participants will actively explore digital resources to enhance and supplement the reading experience.

  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
    From Lab to Article: Insider Tips for Successful Publication

    Exhibitor Theater 1, Exhibit Hall B2-   Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
    Sponsor: Wiley

    Congrats on a successful research project. Now it’s time to let the world know about your successes in the lab. Publishing the results of one’s research is an integral part of the scientific process, yet scholarly journals are often seen as black boxes by younger researchers. How do I know the journal I submit to is the right one for my work? Is the cover letter important? What happens to a paper after it is submitted? Who is deciding on its fate? What is the role of the journal editor and the editorial office? How does the peer-review process work, and are its core principles still relevant in today’s changing publishing landscape? In this workshop, professional editors will discuss these and other aspects of scientific publishing. They will share their tips for bringing your research from the lab to a published article in AngewandteChemistry, Int. Journal of Quantum Chemistry, and many other renowned journals of the chemistry portfolio.

  • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    Echem101, Electrochemical Lab Course 

    Exhibitor Theater 2, Exhibit Hall B2 - Ernest Morial Convention Center
    Sponsor: Gamry Instruments

    Gamry supports electrochemical research, including an electrochemistry laboratory course. We will demonstrate several of our laboratory experiments (electrochemical impedance and cyclic voltammetry) and show how effortless we have made adding electrochemistry to your curriculum. We have made it easy, cost-effective, and ready “out of the box!”

Tuesday, March 20
  • 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
    Open-Access Workflow from Analysis to Purification (A->P) for Medicinal Chemists  

    Exhibitor Theater 1, Exhibit Hall B2.  - Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
    Sponsor: Agilent Technologies

    James Sutton, Sr. Director, Medicinal Chemistry, Ideaya Biosciences .  A cost effective (A->P) workflow which provides medicinal chemists with rapid reaction monitoring and target purification. This workflow enables medicinal chemists to confirm synthesis through an analytical run and use the same data for selecting target compounds intended for automated purification. The automated purification software can then tailor a preparative focused gradient based on the target analytical data and trigger fraction collection based on time or UV absorption of the target peak.

  • 9:30 AM-10:30 AM
    Using Data Integration to Improve Chemistry Discovery and Planning 

    Room 222 - Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
    Sponsor: Elsevier

    It is possible to retrieve sufficient published experimental data using commercial research informatics solutions. However, is this always the full picture of the research that has been performed? Scientific literature and patents contain information on successful, completed experiments, but studying data from recently completed experiments and looking at unsuccessful reactions and synthesis routes can be critical in drug discovery. Information that prevents repetition of experiments makes research more efficient.

    During this session, we will focus on:

    • The challenges of using disparate data sources to get meaningful information
    • How your electronic lab notebooks  can be integrated with Reaxys to make this process easier while saving researchers valuable time
    • How additional data from your systems can be integrated with Reaxys to improve workflows and accelerate discovery.
  • 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
    Getting to Rs=2.0: HPLC Method Development Tips for Achieving Results

    Exhibitor Theater 1, Exhibit Hall B2.  - Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
    Sponsor: Agilent Technologies

    Carl Griffin, HPLC Application Engineer for Consumables, Agilent.

    To achieve acceptable resolution of challenging separations requires making the proper decisions of instrument set up, column choice, and method conditions. This seminar explains about to make those choices to fast, and efficient LC methods. Included in the seminar is a discussion on the advances in column technology and how to use it to improve separations.

  • 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
    An Introduction to Computational-Aided Drug Design

    Room 222 - Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
    Sponsor: Schrödinger, Inc.

    Since 1950, the number of drugs developed per billion dollars (USD) spent has dropped by nearly 100-fold. Come learn more about how computers are reversing this trend. Participants will see how Schrödinger’s cutting-edge scientific advances can be applied to their research.

  • 12:00 PM -1:00 PM
    Strategies for Facilitating Student Need-Based Learning

    Room 222 - Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
    Sponsor:  McGraw-Hill Higher Education

    During this workshop, participants will actively explore various strategies that may be utilized in building a student need-based learning environment. By the end of the workshop, participants should be equipped with tools that they can incorporate into their own classrooms to help bridge content delivery ans assessment of student learning.

  • 12:00 PM - 2:15 PM
    Rapid Materials Identification and Reverse Engineering Using Vibrational Spectroscopy

    Expo Theater 1, Hall B2 - Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
    Sponsor: Bruker Optics

    Sergey Shilov, Ph.D., Senior Application Scientist, Bruker Optics

    The latest advances in FTIR and Raman instrumentation and applications will be reviewed on this seminar with a thorough discussion of the following topics:

    • Materials identification
    • Additives and contaminations
    • Defects analysis using microscopy
    • Chemical imaging and depth profiling

    For more information and to register visit Bruker.

  • 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
    How to Put FTIR and Raman Spectroscopy to Work in Your Lab

    Exhibitor Theater 2, Exhibit Hall B2 - Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
    Sponsor: Thermo Fisher Scientific,

    New to FTIR or Raman spectroscopy? Want to know what that unknown powder is? Not sure when to use Raman and when to use FTIR?  Then this seminar is for you! Learn how FTIR enables rapid and non-destructive identification of materials from forensic trace evidence to high-performance polymers. Discover why Raman is one of the fastest-growing analytical techniques, and how it can benefit your lab.  See how Raman microscopy and imaging provides compositional insight to complex structures from advanced materials to pharmaceutical formulations. All questions are welcomed, so that you can bring relevant answers back to your lab.

  • 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
    Structure-Based Drug Design

    Room 222 - Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
    Sponsor: Chemical Computing Group

    The course describes SBDD workflows in drug discovery projects and encompasses a range of topics from pharmacophore query generation to protein-ligand interaction fingerprints. More specifically, the course will cover the application of pharmacophores in the context of protein-ligand docking, scaffold replacement and R-group screening. A method for querying a 3D project database will also be presented along with the generation and analysis of protein- ligand interaction fingerprints (PLIF).