FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | February 11, 2020

Press highlights for the 2020 American Chemical Society national meeting in Philadelphia

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2020 — Journalists who register for the American Chemical Society’s (ACS’) Spring 2020 National Meeting & Exposition in Philadelphia will have access to more than 14,000 presentations on topics such as food, nutrition, medicine, health, nanotechnology, space science, energy and the environment. The meeting will be held March 22 to 26 in Philadelphia.

Learn the latest about smarter, more renewable materials at these and other symposia related to the meeting’s theme, “Macromolecular Chemistry: The Second Century”:

  • Wood-based polymers to tackle global challenges
  • ACS NASA symposium on advanced materials for humanity’s next giant leap
  • Polysaccharides: Smart materials for the new millennium
  • Renewable plastics: From waste to fuels and chemicals
  • Active packaging for food

The presentations also will cover:

  • Microplastics and nanoplastics in the environment
  • Health benefits and chemistry of fermented foods
  • Synthesis of anti-infective agents
  • Treatment of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS
  • How Alzheimer's disease attacks the brain

Looking for something else? Search the meeting’s symposia or abstracts.

ACS will operate a press center in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 304/VIP, with press conferences, a news media workroom fully staffed to assist in arranging interviews and free Wi-Fi, computers and refreshments. Reporters planning to cover the meeting from their home bases will have remote access to the press conferences.

Embargoed copies of press releases and a press conference schedule will be available in mid-March. 

ACS considers requests for press credentials and complimentary registration to national meetings from reporters (staff and freelance) and public information officers at government, non-profit and educational institutions. See the registration website for details.

The American Chemical Society (ACS) is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. ACS’ mission is to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people. The Society is a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related information and research through its multiple research solutions, peer-reviewed journals, scientific conferences, eBooks and weekly news periodical Chemical & Engineering News. ACS journals are among the most cited, most trusted and most read within the scientific literature; however, ACS itself does not conduct chemical research. As a specialist in scientific information solutions (including SciFinder® and STN®), its CAS division powers global research, discovery and innovation. ACS’ main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

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