FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | March 08, 2022

Kavli Lectures to feature bonding through chemistry at ACS Spring 2022

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2022 — Chemical bonding is a subject nearly as old as chemistry itself, and the theme will be highlighted in a pair of Kavli Lectures at the spring meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), which will take place in San Diego on March 20-24.

Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecture
Monday, March 21 • 9 to 10 p.m. ET (6 to 7 p.m. PT)

Y. Shrike Zhang, Ph.D. 
Harvard Medical School
Title: 3D Bioprinting for Functional Tissue Fabrication

Innovations in Chemistry Lecture
Tuesday, March 22 • 9 to 10 p.m. ET (6 to 7 p.m. PT)

Alán Aspuru-Guzik, Ph.D. 
University of Toronto
Title: Billions Upon Billions of Molecules

Both lectures will be held in the San Diego Convention Center and broadcasted virtually. To view the broadcasted lectures, please register to attend ACS Spring 2022 virtually.

ACS Spring 2022 will be a hybrid meeting, both in-person and virtual, with on-demand content available through April 8. The meeting will include oral and poster talks, networking events and more. The full technical program for the meeting is available online and lists all presentations that will take place in person, hybrid or virtually. To attend in-person or view the events virtually, please register for ACS Spring 2022.

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These presentations will be among more than 12,000 scheduled to take place during the meeting. The Kavli Lecture Series is a result of a collaboration between ACS and The Kavli Foundation, an internationally recognized philanthropic organization known for its support of basic scientific innovation.

ACS Spring 2022 will be a vaccination-required and mask-recommended meeting for ALL attendees, exhibitors, vendors, and ACS staff who plan to attend the in-person meeting in San Diego, CA. All individuals will need to be fully vaccinated by March 6, 2022, 14 days from the start of ACS Spring 2022. Acceptable proof of vaccination will be required. All attendees are expected to fully comply with all health and safety guidelines. Failure to adhere to the requirements could lead to removal from the venue or other disciplinary action.

For additional information about the vaccine requirements, the definition for “fully vaccinated” as provided by the Centers for Disease Control, and all ACS on-site safety measures, please visit the Attendee Safety Plan and Health & Safety Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) pages of the ACS website. Instructions on how to submit proof of vaccination are included in the FAQs.

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