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The 40th Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting (MARM 2008) of the American Chemical Society will be held from Saturday, May 17 to Wednesday, May 21, 2008. Hosted by the New York Local Section, the meeting will take place at Queensborough Community College of the City University of New York, Bayside (Queens), New York. Many symposia and events are planned around the theme of Chemistry and Health, reflecting the importance and impact of the health sciences in the New York metropolitan area. The meeting will also feature exciting plenary lectures by Ronald Breslow of Columbia University, The Invention of SAHA, an Approved Anticancer Medicine with a Novel Mechanism of Action, and Roald Hoffmann of Cornell University, The Chemical Imagination at Work in Very Tight Places.
Program co-chairs Jack Norton, Columbia University, () and John R. Sowa, Jr., Seton Hall University, () have organized a technical program that includes 56 symposia. The online abstract submission program opens Monday, January 7th, 2008, and closes Monday, March 17th, 2008. Abstracts must be submitted electronically through the MARM 2008 website. See Technical Program link for list of symposia and abstract submission instructions.
Careers and professional development events will be held Sunday through Tuesday. The ACS Leadership Development Program will host two half-day Workshops, “Involving Volunteers” and “Leading Change.” The ACS Office of Career Management and Development will offer a day-long program of career workshops and resume review services. Finally, there will be a panel discussion on Traditional and Non-Traditional Careers in Chemistry.
The US section of the Royal Society of Chemistry will hold its spring meeting on Saturday night, and a meeting and luncheon of the Women Chemists Committee is scheduled for Tuesday.
Six award programs will be held at MARM 2008 and nominations are open for the following awards: Stanley C. Israel Regional Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences, the E. Emmet Reid Award in Chemistry Teaching at Small Colleges in the ACS Mid-Atlantic Region, the ACS Division of Chemical Education Mid-Atlantic Region Award for Excellence in High School Teaching, the Regional Industry Innovation Award, the Delaware Valley Chromatography Forum 2008 Student Award, and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Volunteer of the Year Award. See Awards link for nomination information.
The MARM 2008 Exhibition enables vendors to advertise products and services. Vendors interested in participating should visit the Exhibits at MARM link for additional information or contact the exhibits chair, Luis Avila, Columbia University ().
For more information, please contact the General Chair, Paris Svoronos, Queensborough Community College (718-631-6280, ), or the Secretary, David Sarno, Queensborough Community College ().