FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | March 05, 2020
‘Macromolecular Chemistry: The Second Century’ on first day of ACS national meeting in Philadelphia
Presidential events highlight electing scientists, medicine, health, energy, the environment and more
WASHINGTON, March 5, 2020 — Macromolecular chemistry, scientists running for public office, polymers, plastic disposal and biology will be explored in the opening session of the American Chemical Society’s (ACS’) Spring 2020 National Meeting & Exposition, which will be held March 22-26 in Philadelphia. ACS President Luis Echegoyen, Ph.D., is co-sponsoring the session, which will set the stage for the meeting’s theme of “Macromolecular Chemistry: The Second Century.”
Opening session: Macromolecular Chemistry: The Second Century, Sunday, March 22, 3-5:20 p.m., Pennsylvania Convention Center, Ballroom B
- Takuzo Aida, Ph.D., “Supramolecular Polymerization: Significance and Applications”
- Anthony Ryan, Ph.D., “Burying Plastics Could Make Everyone Love Them Again”
- Kristi Anseth, Ph.D., “Polymer Networks as Synthetic Extracellular Matrices: Biology in the 4th Dimension”
Welcome reception: Sunday, March 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Pennsylvania Convention Center, Halls B/C
- “Scientists Running for Public Office,” Sunday, March 22, 1-3 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Franklin 2
- ACS Kids Zone, a presidential outreach event, Saturday, March 21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Journalists and public information officers are encouraged to apply for complimentary press registration for this conference.
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