‘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

Presidential workshop:

  • “Scientists Running for Public Office,” Sunday, March 22, 1-3 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Franklin 2

Presidential events:

Journalists and public information officers are encouraged to apply for complimentary press registration for this conference.

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