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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.

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 CenturySunday – 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 ConsequencesSunday – Tuesday Crowne Plaza City Center, Independence A/B Session begins at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday
Fuel Cell Chemistry and OperationMonday-Wednesday Doubletree, Symphony Ballroom Session begins at 1:00 p.m.
Hydrogen Fuel Science and TechnologyMonday, Session begins at 8:00 a.m. Doubletree, Symphony Ballroom
Catalytic synthesis and Utilization of AlcoholMonday – Tuesday, Session begins at 8:25 a.m. Radisson Plaza-Warwick, Walnut Room
Catalyst and Process for Biorenewable EnergyWednesday, Session begins at 8:30 a.m. Radisson Plaza, Walnut Room
Membranes for Energy and Fuel ApplicationsWednesday, Session begins at 8:25 a.m. Doubletree, Symphony Ballroom
Emerging Technologies: Fuel BiotechnologyThursday, Session begins at 8:30 a.m. Philadelphia Marriott, Grand Ballroom, Salon K
Advances in Fuel Science and TechnologyThursday, Session begins at 9:00 a.m. Doubletree, Maestro B
Microreactor Engineering in Fuel ScienceThursday, Begins at 9:00 a.m. Doubletree, Maestro B

Water (Safe drinking water)

Emerging Technologies for a Cleaner and Sustainable EnvironmentMonday: 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 HealthMonday: 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 symposiumSunday, 1:30 p.m.- 2:10 p.m. Sheraton Philadelphia City Center, Logans 2
Clean Energy SymposiumMonday, 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 EnvironmentSunday: 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 BeyondSunday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:25 p.m. Independence Ballroom B
Clean Energy SymposiumMonday, 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 QualyWednesday: 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 HealthMonday: 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 NanomaterialsTuesday: 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 TrenchesTuesday, 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 2008Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. Lowes, Washington A
New Frontiers in Drug DeliverySunday, 1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 204 A&B
Flavor and Health Benefits of Small FruitsSunday, 1:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m. Crowne Plaza City Center, Congress
Chemical Biology of TuberculosisSunday, 2:00 p.m.-4:40 p.m. Philadelphia Marriot, grand Ballroom, Salon G
New Approaches for the Treatment of SchizophreniaMonday, 1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Pennsylvania Convention Center, Ballroom A
Molecular Imaging in Drug Development and ChemistryMonday, 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 SystemTuesday, 9:00 a.m.-12:50 p.m. Pennsylvania Convention Center, Ballroom A
Histamine H3 AntagonistsTuesday, 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 DiseasesTuesday, 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 CenterWednesday, 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 EnzymesWednesday, 9:00 a.m.-12:50 pm. Pennsylvania Convention Center, Ballroom A
The Blood Brain BarrierWednesday, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Pennsylvania Convention Center, Ballroom A
Biophysical & Biomolecular Symposium: Protein Folding And Biophysical CharacterizationWednesday, 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 FruitsSunday, 1:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m. Crowne Plaza City Center, Congress
Chemical Biology of TuberculosisSunday, 2:00 p.m.-4:40 p.m. Philadelphia Marriot, grand Ballroom, Salon G
New Approaches for the Treatment of SchizophreniaMonday, 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 CenterWednesday, 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 HealthMonday: 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 PropertiesMonday: 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 HealthMonday: 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 QualityWednesday: 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 EnvironmentSunday: 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 BeyondSunday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:25 p.m. Independence Ballroom B