Pittcon 2014, the world’s largest annual conference and exposition for laboratory science, March 2-6, 2014, Chicago, Illinois. If you identify, quantify, analyze, or test the chemical or biological properties of compounds or molecules, Pittcon is a must attend event for you. See all the innovations in instrumentation from leading companies from around the world, learn about the latest techniques used in your industry, select from over 2,000 technical sessions and over 100 short courses, and participate in networking opportunities with world renowned scientists. Register by February 10, 2014, at www.pittcon.org and save 50%!

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Technical Program

Short Courses

Premier Global Exposition

The Pittcon 2014 Exposition will give you the opportunity to get a first-hand look at the latest innovations in laboratory equipment, technology, and services used by members of the pharmaceutical and drug discovery community. Speak with technical personnel, evaluate and compare products, attend live demonstrations, and attend vendor seminars.

A wide range of leading companies from around the world are represented at Pittcon. Approximately 50%  of our exhibitors :use Pittcon to launch new products, and 20% offer exclusive onsite discounts. You will find everything from glassware to the most sophisticated and innovative equipment.

A High Quality Educational Experience for the Pharmaceutical Scientist

Much of the content in Pittcon’s comprehensive Technical Program is geared to the specific needs of the pharmaceutical science community. There are more than 2,000 papers—including invited symposia, oral presentations, posters and

workshops —on topics ranging from the latest HPLC, MS and other analytical techniques to drug discovery, nanotechnology and microfluidics.

Here’s a sample of the symposia to be presented in pharmaceutical science:

  • Specificity and Promiscuity in Small Molecule Binding to Intrinsically Disordered Protein Regions
  • Raman Characterization of Critical Biological Reactions in Dilute Aqueous Solutions, in Single Crystals and in Living Cells
  • Deciphering the Chromatographic Unknowns
  • Meeting the Need for Physiologically-relevant Affinity Measurements

Sample of workshop and oral presentations:

  • Current Trends in Pharmaceutical Dissolution Testing
  • ACS DAC: Interfermetry in Chemistry, Biology and Medicine
  • QbD Based Development of Analytical Methods for Product Characterization, Release, and Stability Studies - Present Status, Lessons Learned, and the Future
  • Integrating Predictive and Experimental Tools to Capture Degradation Knowledge in the Early Development Phase of a Drug’s Lifetime
  • Pharmaceutical Applications of Sub-2-µm, Solid-Core Particle Columns
  • Analysis of Phenethylamine Street Drugs for Psychoactive Compounds and Impurities

Enhance Your Professional Development

Short Courses are an excellent, affordable way to enhance your professional development. Many attendees have stated that participation in Short Courses is the primary factor that justifies their attendance at Pittcon year after year.

Courses range in length from one half day to two days and are taught by experienced professionals who are experts in their fields. The value of course attendance is enhanced by the opportunities to network with your peers and share your experiences in face-to-face interactions with instructors and fellow attendees. Courses are available in beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.

Why Take a Short Course?

  • Gain valuable technical knowledge in your field
  • Improve job productivity
  • Obtain training in new technologies
  • Provide career and /professional development
  • Enhance your knowledge in a particular field
  • Obtain instruction by renowned professionals who are experts in their fields
  • Take advantage of affordable costs compared to other venues

The following is a sample of short courses that may be of interest:

  • Impurities in Pharmaceuticals - A Survey Course
  • Separations: Fundamentals of Advanced Gel Permeation and Size Exclusion Chromatography Detection
  • Conducting OOS/OOT Investigations According to FDA regulations
  • LC/MS Strategies for the Identification of Impurities, Degradants and Metabolites
  • Lifecycle Approach to Analytical Methods with QbD Elements:  Design, Development, Validation, Transfer
  • Sampling for Particle Size Analysis

Visit www.pittcon.org for complete information and details on the technical program, exposition and short courses.


Pittcon is pleased to announce that Dr. Steven A. Carr will be the Wallace H. Coulter Plenary Lecture speaker for Pittcon 2014

 Dr. Steven A. Carr
Director of Proteomics at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

“Quantitative Proteomics in Biology, Chemistry and Medicine”

Sunday, March 2, 2014, 4:30 PM

  McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinios

(Mixer to immediately follow the lecture.)

Dr. Steven A. Carr is Director of Proteomics at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. He is internationally recognized as a leader in the development of novel proteomics methods and in their application in biology and medicine. Dr. Carr and his group collaborate with scientists throughout the greater Broad community (Broad Institute, Harvard, Harvard Medical School, and the 17 Harvard affiliated hospitals) to apply state-of-the art proteomics technology to address compelling questions in biology, chemistry and clinical medicine. Steve has over 200 publications on development and use of proteomics and biological mass spectrometry.



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