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Chemistry International
Vol. 23, No. 4
July 2001

Conference Announcements

8th Symposium on Chemistry and Fate of Modern Pesticides, 21-24 August 2001, Copenhagen, Denmark

This symposium is organized by the International Association of Environmental Analytical Chemistry (IAEAC) in cooperation with the Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences (DIAS), the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University (KLV), the Danish National Environmental Research Institute, the Danish Ministry of Environment and Energy (NERI), and the Geological Survey of Denmark (GEUS).

Main topics of the symposium include the following:

  • modeling pesticide fates in the environment
  • laboratory versus field experiments
  • pesticides in the atmosphere and ground water
  • quality assurance in pesticide analysis (sampling, uncertainty measurements)
  • analysis and fate of plant-produced pesticides
  • other aspects in the fate and chemistry of modern measurements

For more information, contact National Organizing Committee, Inge S. Fomsgaard, DIAS, Denmark; E-mail:; Web site: plb/chemfate2001/.

17th Institute of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS) International Congress of Nutrition 2001 on Modern Aspects of Nutrition-Present Knowledge and Future Perspectives, 27-31 August 2001, Vienna, Austria

For additional information, contact Dr. Ibrahim Elmadfa, Institute of Nutritional Sciences, Althanstrasse 14, A-1090 Vienna, Austria; E-mail:; Tel.: +43 1 31 336 8213; Fax: +43 1 31 336 773.

5th International Electronic Conference on Synthetic Organic Chemistry (ECSOC-5), 1-30 September 2001

This online conference will feature the following section and symposium topics:

  • general organic synthesis
  • solid-phase chemistry and combinatorial synthesis
  • bioorganic chemistry and natural products
  • selenium and tellurium chemistry
  • microwave-assisted synthesis

For further information (including consideration of papers, research notes, or reviews for presentation as electronic posters), contact Prof. Dr. C. Oliver Kappe, Institute of Chemistry, Karl-Franzens-University of Graz, Henirichstrasse 28, A-8010 Graz, Austria; E-mail:; Tel.: +43 316 380 5352; Fax: +43 316 380 9840; Web site:

115th AOAC INTERNATIONAL Annual Meeting and Exposition, 9-13 September 2001, Kansas City, Missouri, USA

This meeting focuses on analytical methodology and laboratory management for chemists, other research scientists, laboratory managers, quality control professionals, regulatory staff, microbiologists, public health authorities, company presidents and chief executive officers, and marketing and sales professionals working in analysis of foods, beverages, feeds, fertilizers, pesticides, soil, water, human and animal drugs, hazardous wastes, forensics, and other related areas. Contributed papers have been invited in the following specific topic areas: drugs and antibiotics in foods and feeds, antimicrobials and disinfectant formulations, food safety-pathogens/allergens, botanicals/dietary supplements/nutraceuticals, pesticide formulations and pesticide residues, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), quality assurance/accreditation, reference materials, analysis for global trade, new technologies, student research, and general analytical methods. Scheduled topical symposia will address the latest developments in accuracy and precision of microbiological methods, Campylobacter, characterization of microorganisms by mass spectrometry, crop nutrients, DNA, forum on methods for antibiotics and drugs in feeds, food allergens, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), international regulatory forum, laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing, measurement systems for herbal and dietary supplements, microbiological risk assessments, seafood toxins, TLC for herbal products, trace environmental analysis, and biosensor technology.

The meeting will also feature numerous poster sessions to give attendees the chance to talk with presenters one-on-one. A large laboratory exposition will display the latest in state-of-the-art analytical laboratory products and services, and will provide the opportunity to discuss needs with more than 90 vendors and learn about how to improve your laboratory.

Hands-on training courses held before and after the meeting will include sessions on ISO 17025 management systems for the laboratory, quality assurance for microbiological laboratories, principles of statistical analysis and measurement uncertainty, quality assurance for analytical laboratories, and auditing ISO management systems.

For more information, contact the AOAC International Meetings Department, 481 North Frederick Avenue, Suite 500, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877- 2417, USA; E-mail:; Tel: +1-800-379-2622 from North America or +1-301-924- 7077 worldwide; Fax: +1-301-924-7089; Web site: The web site will have regularly updated information about the meeting.

5th International Symposium on Biological Monitoring in Occupational and Environmental Health, 18-21 September 2001, Banff, Alberta, Canada

For additional information,contact Continuing Medical Education, University of Calgary, Health Sciences Centre, 3330 Hospital Dr. N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N1, Canada; E-mail:; Tel.: +1 403 270 2330; Fax: +1 403 220 7032.

1st NIAF-MeRinOS Joint Meeting on Fundamental and Applied Aspects of Organic Synthesis, 28 September-2 October 2001, Houffalize, Belgium

This meeting is being organized in order to gather scientists from different origins (academia and industry) and different cultures (Japan and Europe) to summarize the state of the art and to foresee novel trends in organic synthesis and related fields. These objectives are among those that both the Noyori Industry and Academia Forum (NIAF) in Japan and the Mease-Rhine Network on Organic Synthesis (MeRinOS) in Europe want to achieve.

The meeting will include 3 short courses, 25 lectures by established scientists, 2 award lectures from young chemists, and 3 poster sessions featuring up to 50 posters each. Attendance will be limited to 250 scientific participants, with priority going to confirmed researchers and to those who register first. For further information, contact Prof. Alain Krief, Laboratoire COS, 61, rue de Bruxelles, 5000 Namur, Belgium; E-mail:; Tel.: +32 81 724559; Fax: +32 81 724536; Web site:

Formula III. New Concepts and Strategies in Formulation: From the Laboratory to the Industry, 13-16 October 2001, La Grande Motte en Petite Carmargue (Hérault), France

This aim of this congress is to provide the opportunity for researchers from academia as well as from industry to meet and to discuss the various topics concerned with formulation problems, including physicochemical and process aspects, characterization methods, methodologies, and industrial applications.

The three main themes of the congresss will focus on:

  • complex fluids (including solvents, gels, foams, emulsions, and suspensions)
  • pastes and powders (including plastics, cements, pigments, and ceramics)
  • new methodologies (including chemiometry, deformulation, QSPR, characterization, and combinatorial approach)

A trade exhibition will be held at the meeting. Societies, scientific publishers, and interested companies are invited to contact the Secretariat of the Congress, listed below.

For more information, contact Conference Secretariat, c/o Chantal Iannarelli, Congrès Scientifiques Services (c2s), 2 rue des Villarmains, BP 124, F-92210 Saint Cloud, France;; Tel.: +33 1 47 71 90 04; Fax: +33 1 47 71 90 05; Web site: http://www.congres-scientifiques. com/Formula3/ or Scientific Secretariat, c/o Dir. Françoise Lafuma, ESPCI, Lab. Physico-Chimie Macromoléculaire UMR 7615, 10 rue Vauquelin, F-75231 Paris, Cedex 05, France; E-mail:; Tel.: +33 1 40 79 44 36; Fax: +33 1 40 79 46 40.

51st Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference. 2001: A Chemical Engineering Odyssey, 14-17 October 2001, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

This meeting will focus on the following six fields of chemical engineering that are growing in importance:

  • energy industry (including offshore energy production, management, separations, and pipelines)
  • environment (climate change, acid rain, sustainable development, site remediation, and waste management)
  • materials (including polymers, biomaterials, composites, metals, and manufacturing applications)
  • process integration (including training workshop, pinch technology, energy integration, mass integration, and waste minimization)
  • process safety and loss management (including responsible care, process safety management, explosions, and accident prevention)
  • pulp and paper (cosponsored by PAPTAC and focusing on improving mill performance)

Advances in new areas of chemical engineering and results of research in the fundamental traditional subject areas of the profession will be featured in technical sessions on biomedical, biotechnology, business and economics, education, extractive metallurgy, food processing, forestry/pulp and paper, instrumentation, mixing, electrochemical engineering, fundamentals, kinetics/reactors/catalysis, process control, rheology, simulation, software, statistics and mathematical methods, and transport phenomena.

For further information, contact Conference Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2X4, Canada; E-mail: CsChE.Conference@Dal.Ca; Tel.: +1 902 494 3953; Web site: halifax2001/.

International Symposium on Functional Foods: Scientific and Global Perspectives, 17-19 October 2001, Paris, France

For additional information, contact Dr. Berry Danse, International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) Europe, Avenue E. Mournier, 83, Box 6, 1200 Brussels, Belgium; E-mail:; Tel.: +32 2 771 00 14; Fax: +32 2 762 00 44; Web site:

Food Ingredients (FI) Europe International Exhibition and Conference on Food Ingredients, Semi-Finished Products, Product Development, and Quality Control, 5-7 November 2001, London, England, UK

For more information, contact Ivonne Twigt, Miller Freeman BV; E-mail:; Tel.: +31 346 559444; Fax: +31 346 573811; Web site:

Food Ingredients (FI) Central & Eastern Europe International Exhibition and Conference on Food Ingredients, Semi-Finished Products, Product Development, and Quality Control, 28-30 November 2001, Moscow, Russia

For more information, contact Ivonne Twigt, Miller Freeman BV; E-mail:; Tel.: +31 346 559444; Fax: +31 346 573811; Web site:

International Congress of Chemistry and Environment, 16-18 December 2001, Indore, India

This meeting is being organized under the auspices of the Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment to focus attention on "Science and Technology for Prevention and Management of Environmental Emergencies", including natural calamities such as earthquakes, volcanic activity, wildfires, landslides, avalanches, floods, drought, hail storms, tornadoes, hurricanes, winter storms, and other catastrophes.

Attention will also be devoted to the role of global warming in natural disasters, research regarding causes and effects of "el niño" and "la niña", disaster zones and vulnerable spots in the Himalayas, floods in the Yangtze River area (China) and Eastern India, and the human factor in environmental emergencies.

In addition to the focal theme of the congress, presentations will also be made in the following broad areas:

  • hazardous chemicals-waste utilization and pollution minimization
  • pollution-water, air, and vehicular
  • law and enforcement
  • environmental impact assessment and pollution management
  • efforts to minimize industries and industrial products that cause pollution and increase greenhouse gases
  • research related to theoretical chemistry (inorganic, organic, physical, analytical, instrumentation, pharmaceutical, polymers, etc.)
  • research related to drugs, pulp and paper, petrochemicals, oil and natural gas, rubber, paints, textiles, plastics, chemicals, fertilizers, explosives, lubricants, refrigerants, detergents, pesticides, refineries, cosmetics, cement, sugar, distilleries, dyes, electrochemical processes, etc.
  • energy, power, renewable and natural energy resources, and thermal and atomic power plants and pollution

For additional information, contact Prof. Dr. Shankar Lal Gargh, Sector A/80, Scheme No. 54, Vijay Nagar, A.B. Road, Indore 452 010 (M.P.), India; E-mail: or; Tel.: +91 731 552837; Fax: +91 731 552966; Web site: http://www.chemenviron. com/.

8th Ibn Sina Conference of Heterocyclic Chemistry, 16-19 February 2002, Luxor, Egypt

This conference will cover recent advances in heterocyclic chemistry in the following areas:

  • heterocyclic pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals
  • asymmetric synthesis and heterocycles
  • organic synthesis
  • medicinal and therapeutic chemistry
  • inorganic and physical chemistry of heterocycles

For additional information, contact Secretariat, 8th Ibn Sina Conference, c/o Prof. Dr. Hussein El-Kashef, Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Assiut University, 71516 Assiut, Egypt; E-mail:; Tel.: +20 88 333837; Fax: +20 88 342708.

Functional Foods 2002, 5-7 March 2002, Den Haag, Netherlands

For more information, contact Fiona Angus, Leatherhead Food Research Association, Randalls Road, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 7RY, United Kingdom; Tel.: +44 1372 376761; Fax: +44 1372 386228.

8th International Symposium on Neurobehavioral Methods and Effects in Occupational and Environmental Health, 23-26 June 2002, Brescia, Italy

Tentative themes and topics of this meeting are as follows:

  • promotion of exchange of experience at international level in development and application of neurobehavioral methods
  • use of neurobehavioral methods for assessment of early effects owing to low exposure doses: integration of application in industrialized and developing countries
  • assessment of factors not related to exposure and interpretation of possible interactions, especially age and sex

For more information, contact Organizing Secretariat: Simona Galafassi, Institute of Occupational Health, University of Brescia, P.le Spedali Civili 1, 25125 Brescia, Italy; E-mail:; Tel.: +39 030 396496; Fax: +39 030 394902; Web site:

17th World Congress of Soil Science (WCCS), 14-21 August 2002, Bangkok, Thailand

This congress has the general theme "Soil Science: Confronting New Realities in the 21st Century". It is being organized jointly by the Soil and Fertilizer Society of Thailand, the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS), and the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MOAC) of Thailand. The congress venue is the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center. The 17th WCSS will feature symposia for commissions on soil physics; soil chemistry; soil biology; soil fertility and plant nutrition; soil genesis, classification, and cartography; soil technology; soil mineralogy; and soil and the environment. The program will also include symposia for subcommissions on salted affected soils, soil micromorphology, soil erosion and soil water management, forest soils, and soil remediation. Working groups will hold symposia on cryosols; world soils and terrain digital data base; soils and global change; land degradation and desertification; interactions of soil minerals with organic components and microorganisms; pedometrics; paleopedology; paddy soils fertility; pedotechnique; remote sensing for soil survey; environmental soil mechanics; soil and groundwater pollution; soil of urban, industrial, traffic, and mining areas; soil organic fertilizers and amendments; soils and geomedicine; international soil convention; and acid sulfate soils. The Standing Committee on Education in Soil Science (CES) will also hold a special symposium.

For more information, contact Secretariat, 17th WCSS Office, Kasetsart University, P.O. Box 1048, Bangkok 10903, Thailand; E-mail:; Tel.: +662 9405787 or +662 9405707 8; Fax: +662 9405788; Web site:


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