Program Chairs

Program chairs collaborate with ACS staff to set all deadlines for submissions and organizer workbooks; are responsible for managing symposium organizers for their division/committee; review the final program; and have final sign off on the completed program.

ACS Abstracts Team Virtual Office Hours


The ACS Abstract Team is available via Zoom for live support with any ACS Spring 2021 technical programming tasks, including but not limited to:

  • Preparing Call for Sympoia
  • Scheduling Sessions
  • Programming Dates and Deadlines

Please register for an upcoming session below:

Help Videos

The brief videos below demonstrate how program chairs complete common tasks.

To Access MAPS

Login to MAPS using your ACS ID at
If you do not have an ACS ID, please follow these instructions:

  1. Select "Registering is easy"
  2. Create your ACS ID by providing the required information
  3. Return to MAPS and log in with your new ACS ID


ACS is committed to helping you work with MAPS. Support hours are subject to be extended around critical meeting deadlines. The ACS team commits to a 24-hour turnaround time to respond to and resolve issues. If you have questions about working with MAPS:

  Call MAPS Support: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM ET
      1-800-333-9511 (Toll-free US) or 1-614-447-3776