FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | August 04, 2008

Addressing “Global challenges” at ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — The American Chemical Society (ACS) is committed to enlisting the world’s scientists to address the major challenges facing humanity during the 21st Century. In carrying out that commitment, ACS is sponsoring symposia at its national meetings and has launched a major series of podcasts, Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions.

Some of the relevant symposia are listed below. The Global Challenges podcasts are available without charge for listening on computers and downloading to portable audio devices at iTunes and other podcasting sites. The podcasts also can be accessed on ACS’s Global Challenges Web site (www.acs.org/globalchallenges). The site provides audio links and full transcripts of each podcast. Additional resources on each Global Challenges topic also are available, on the site, including information for consumers, students, and teachers.

Contact

215-418-2407 (Philadelphia, Aug. 17-21)

202-872-4400 (Washington D.C.)

Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions focuses on some of the 21st Century most serious worldwide problems and how new discoveries from the labs of chemists and other scientists offer solutions. The topics include providing safe water, coping with climate change, combating disease, providing safe food, assuring a sustainable future, developing new fuels, preserving the environment, assuring personal safety and national security, and promoting public health.

Here is a quick look at selected papers and symposia at the ACS’ 236th National Meeting in Philadelphia, Aug. 17-21 that involve global challenges topics. For more detail, please use our convenient online search engine at http://oasys2.confex.com/acs/236nm/techprogram/

Future Fuels

Symposium on Global Energy Challenges in the 21st Century Sunday – Monday Philadelphia Marriott – Grand Ballroom, Salon E Session begins at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday; Panel discussion on Sunday at 3:45 p.m.
Bioenergy Production: Challenges, Concerns, and Consequences Sunday – Tuesday Crowne Plaza City Center, Independence A/B Session begins at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday
Fuel Cell Chemistry and Operation Monday-Wednesday Doubletree, Symphony Ballroom Session begins at 1:00 p.m.
Hydrogen Fuel Science and Technology Monday, Session begins at 8:00 a.m. Doubletree, Symphony Ballroom
Catalytic synthesis and Utilization of Alcohol Monday – Tuesday, Session begins at 8:25 a.m. Radisson Plaza-Warwick, Walnut Room
Catalyst and Process for Biorenewable Energy Wednesday, Session begins at 8:30 a.m. Radisson Plaza, Walnut Room
Membranes for Energy and Fuel Applications Wednesday, Session begins at 8:25 a.m. Doubletree, Symphony Ballroom
Emerging Technologies: Fuel Biotechnology Thursday, Session begins at 8:30 a.m. Philadelphia Marriott, Grand Ballroom, Salon K
Advances in Fuel Science and Technology Thursday, Session begins at 9:00 a.m. Doubletree, Maestro B
Microreactor Engineering in Fuel Science Thursday, Begins at 9:00 a.m. Doubletree, Maestro B

Water (Safe drinking water)

Emerging Technologies for a Cleaner and Sustainable Environment Monday: Doubletree, Maestro A, begins 8:30 am. – 11:30 a.m. (oral presentations) Wednesday: Pennsylvania Convention Center, Hall C, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. (poster session)
Evaluation of Agriculturally-Related Chemicals: Effects on Environmental, Animal, and Human Health Monday: Crowne Plaza City Center, Liberty A, 9:45 a.m. – 4:05 p.m. Tuesday: Crowne Plaza City Center, Liberty A, 9:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Global warming/Climate change

Global change symposium Sunday, 1:30 p.m.- 2:10 p.m. Sheraton Philadelphia City Center, Logans 2
Clean Energy Symposium Monday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Sheraton Philadelphia City Center, Freedom Ballroom G
Legends of Environmental Chemistry* Tuesday, 9:00 a.m.-12:20 p.m.; 2:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. Doubletree, Ormandy West (* Includes presentation on “Greenhouse gases and climate change” by environmental chemist Sherwood Rowland, a Nobel-prize winner)

Sustainability

Emerging Technologies for a Cleaner and Sustainable Environment Sunday: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-4:10 p.m., Doubletree, Maestro A Monday: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Doubletree, Maestro A Wednesday, 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m., Pennsylvania Convention Center, Hall C (Poster session)
Sustainability across the Chemistry Curriculum: Green Chemistry and Beyond Sunday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:25 p.m. Independence Ballroom B
Clean Energy Symposium Monday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Sheraton Philadelphia City Center, Freedom Ballroom G
Agricultural Best Management Practices to Protect Chesapeake Bay Water and Air Qualy Wednesday: 8:15 a.m. – 11:35 a.m. and 1:40 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Crowne Plaza City Center, Liberty C

Personal Safety and National Security

Evaluation of Agriculturally-Related Chemicals: Effects on Environmental, Animal, and Human Health Monday: Crowne Plaza City Center, Liberty A, 9:45 a.m. – 4:05 p.m. Tuesday: Crowne Plaza City Center, Liberty A, 9:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Environmental, Health, and Safety Aspects of Engineered Nanomaterials Tuesday: 8:25 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-5:20 p.m. Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 112B
Chemical Safety in the Trenches Tuesday, 9:00 a.m.-12:55 p.m. Sheraton Philadelphia Center City, Logans 2
Radiochemistry and National Security (single paper: NUCL 77) Wednesday, 11:50 a.m. Radisson Plaza-Warwick, Chancellor

Combating Disease

Advances in Nanomedicine 2008 Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. Lowes, Washington A
New Frontiers in Drug Delivery Sunday, 1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 204 A&B
Flavor and Health Benefits of Small Fruits Sunday, 1:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m. Crowne Plaza City Center, Congress
Chemical Biology of Tuberculosis Sunday, 2:00 p.m.-4:40 p.m. Philadelphia Marriot, grand Ballroom, Salon G
New Approaches for the Treatment of Schizophrenia Monday, 1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Pennsylvania Convention Center, Ballroom A
Molecular Imaging in Drug Development and Chemistry Monday, 1:30-4:00 pm. Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 204 A&B
Stem Cells (Fate, Tissue Engineering) Tuesday: 8:30 a.m.- 11:25, Philadelphia Marriott, Grand Ballroom, Salon H Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-11:25 a.m., Philadelphia Marriott, Grand Ballroom, Salon A
The Emerging Potential of the Purinergic Signalling System Tuesday, 9:00 a.m.-12:50 p.m. Pennsylvania Convention Center, Ballroom A
Histamine H3 Antagonists Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 204 A&B
Modulation of Ligand-Gated Ion Channels for the Treatment of CNS Diseases Tuesday, 2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Pennsylvania Convention Center, Ballroom A
Chemical Senses and Health: 100th Anniversary of AGFD and 40th Anniversary of the Monell Center Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.-12 and 1:30 p.m.-5:20 p.m. Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-12 and 1:30-5:00 p.m. Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 113C
New Advances in Modulating Lipid Metabolizing Enzymes Wednesday, 9:00 a.m.-12:50 pm. Pennsylvania Convention Center, Ballroom A
The Blood Brain Barrier Wednesday, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Pennsylvania Convention Center, Ballroom A
Biophysical & Biomolecular Symposium: Protein Folding And Biophysical Characterization Wednesday, 1:30 – 4:25, Philadelphia Marriott, Grand Ballroom, Salon I/J Thursday, 1:30-4:25, Philadelphia Marriott, Grand Ballroom, Salon C/D

Public Health

Flavor and Health Benefits of Small Fruits Sunday, 1:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m. Crowne Plaza City Center, Congress
Chemical Biology of Tuberculosis Sunday, 2:00 p.m.-4:40 p.m. Philadelphia Marriot, grand Ballroom, Salon G
New Approaches for the Treatment of Schizophrenia Monday, 1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Pennsylvania Convention Center, Ballroom A
Chemical Senses and Health: 100th Anniversary of AGFD and 40th Anniversary of the Monell Center Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.-12 and 1:30 p.m.-5:20 p.m. Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-12 and 1:30-5:00 p.m. Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 113C
Evaluation of Agriculturally-Related Chemicals: Effects on Environmental, Animal, and Human Health Monday: Crowne Plaza City Center, Liberty A, 9:45 a.m. – 4:05 p.m. Tuesday: Crowne Plaza City Center, Liberty A, 9:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Pre- and Post-Harvest and Processing Factors Affecting Bioactive Health Maintaining Properties Monday: Crowne Plaza City Center, Constitution Room, 1:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday: Crown Plaza City Center, Constitution Room, 8:30 a.m. -12 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Wednesday: Pennsylvania convention Center, Room 113A, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.-4:55 p.m.

Food safety:

Evaluation of Agriculturally-Related Chemicals: Effects on Environmental, Animal, and Human Health Monday: Crowne Plaza City Center, Liberty A, 9:45 a.m. – 4:05 p.m. Tuesday: Crowne Plaza City Center, Liberty A, 9:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Preserving the Environment:

Agricultural Best Management Practices to Protect Chesapeake Bay Water and Air Quality Wednesday: 8:15 a.m.–11:35 a.m. and 1:40 p.m.– 5:00 p.m. Crowne Plaza City Center, Liberty C
Emerging Technologies for a Cleaner and Sustainable Environment Sunday: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-4:10 p.m., Doubletree, Maestro A Monday: 8:30-11:30, Doubletree, Maestro A Wednesday, 6:00-8:00, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Hall C (Poster session)
Sustainability across the Chemistry Curriculum: Green Chemistry and Beyond Sunday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:25 p.m. Independence Ballroom B
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