Highlights for 2016 national meeting of world’s largest scientific society

American Chemical Society 252nd National Meeting & Exposition
August 21-25, 2016

WASHINGTON, June 23, 2016 — Journalists registering for the American Chemical Society’s (ACS’) 252nd National Meeting & Exposition will have an abundance of new scientific information available for their news stories. More than 9,000 presentations are planned on a wide range of topics from health to the environment. The meeting, one of the largest scientific conferences of the year, will be held August 21-25 in Philadelphia.

The link for press registration is

The theme of the meeting is “Chemistry of the People, by the People, for the People.” These are some of the planned symposia:

  • Controlling Zika Vector Mosquitoes
  • Cannabis & Agrochemicals: Analytical, Environmental & Regulatory Challenges
  • Chemistry Behind Health Effects of Grains
  • Agrochemicals & Pollinators: Current Science & Risk Assessment Approaches
  • Natural & Bio-Based Antimicrobials for Food Applications
  • Environmental Risk Assessment of Down-the-Drain Chemicals
  • Kavli Symposium on Chemical Neurotransmission: What Are We Thinking?
  • Synthetic Biology & Genetically Modified Organisms

The ACS provides complimentary registration to national meetings to reporters (staff and freelance) and public information officers from government, non-profit and educational institutions. Marketing and public relations professionals, lobbyists and scientists do not qualify as press and must register via the main meeting registration page. Journal managing editors, book commissioning editors, acquisitions editors, publishers and those who do not produce news for a publication or institution also do not qualify.

The ACS Office of Public Affairs will operate a press center in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 307. It will include a press conference room and a news media workroom fully staffed to assist in arranging interviews. The press center will have wireless internet access, computers and refreshments.

Embargoed copies of press releases and a press conference schedule will be available in early August. Reporters planning to cover the meeting from their home bases will have access to the press conferences over the internet.

The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. With nearly 157,000 members, ACS is the world’s largest scientific society and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

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