• Pittcon 2024: Celebrating 75 years of empowering innovations
    The exhibition provides a showcase for the latest breakthroughs in analytical research and scientific instrumentation.
  • Professor Omowunmi (Wunmi) Sadik.
  • Over 1,100 technical and networking sessions give participants direct access to insights and innovations from top scientists and innovators.

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Pittcon 2024: Celebrating 75 years of empowering innovations

Feb 22 2024

Join the 75th edition of Pittcon from February 24-29, 2024, at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, USA. This highly anticipated event brings together professionals for invaluable in-person collaboration, showcasing the latest breakthroughs in analytical research, scientific instrumentation, and technology to address diverse research challenges.

Pittcon is a vibrant international conference and trade show dedicated to the field of laboratory science. It serves as a premier platform for unveiling scientific innovations in laboratory equipment, technology, and supplies. Beyond its exhibition, Pittcon offers an educational platform, presenting a multitude of growth opportunities in the sciences. With over 1,100 technical and networking sessions, as well as an expansive exposition featuring around 500 global exhibiting companies, Pittcon promises a fulfilling experience for all attendees.

Professor Omowunmi (Wunmi) Sadik, the Distinguished Professor and Director of The BioSMART Center at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), has been selected to deliver the prestigious 2024 Wallace H. Coulter Lecture. With a distinguished career that includes appointments at Harvard University, Cornell University, the EPA, and the Naval Research Laboratory, Professor Sadik has made significant contributions to the field. She has published over 200 peer-reviewed works, 400 invited lectures, and conference contributions.

In her lecture titled ‘Sustainable Nanomaterials for Sensing Human Health and the Environment,’ Professor Sadik will share insights into her group's work, particularly their focus on understanding interfaces, especially the electrochemical interface. This knowledge is leveraged to drive innovative bio (analytical) sensor technologies aimed at enhancing human health and environmental outcomes.

The lecture is scheduled to take place at Pittcon 2024 on Sunday, 25 February at 5:00 pm.

The 2024 topic of the James L. Waters Symposium is ‘Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy’. Leading experts will discuss the progression, practical implementation, and latest innovations in instrumentation and its practical applications.

The outstanding panel of speakers who will be presenting at the Pittcon 2024 Waters Symposium includes: Shigeru Amemiya, University of Pittsburgh; Jiyeon Kim, University of Rhode Island; Janine Mauzeroll, McGill University; Joaquin Rodriguez, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; Michael Mirkin, CUNY, Queens College.

This session will take place during Pittcon on Monday, 26 February at 1:30-4.40 pm.

The 2024 Short Courses will take place from Saturday 24 – Wednesday 28 February. With over 60 options to choose from and catering to different skill levels - beginner, intermediate, and advanced - these courses can last anywhere from half a day to one full day. They cover a diverse range of analytical topics including bioanalytics, cannabis, energy, enviroscience, food science, forensics, industry, life sciences, nanotechnology, materials science, pharmaceuticals, and many more. Additionally, there are courses available on general lab functions such as industrial hygiene and safety, data management and data analysis, regulatory compliance and validation.

See a complete list of all short courses either by date or category with descriptions here.

The 90-minute conferee networking sessions offer a chance for full attendee registrations to connect with others who share similar interests in a relaxed atmosphere, at no additional cost. Structured problem solving in a face-to-face setting is another advantage of attending these sessions. The goal of increasing awareness about a specific topic or issue can be achieved through this platform, and attending this event provides an opportunity to find solutions to a problem or come up with new ideas.

The networking sessions encompass a wide range of subjects including food science, specialty analysis, cannabis and hemp, environmental science, water quality, materials science, biomedical, laboratory information/data analysis, pharmaceutical science, and more.

Pittcon is a highly regarded conference in the field of analytical chemistry. The conference provides attendees with an opportunity to stay updated on the latest advancements and research in the industry. The conference program is designed to give participants direct access to insights and innovations from top scientists and innovators from all over the world. With a focus on providing cutting-edge knowledge, Pittcon 2024 is the perfect platform for anyone looking to stay ahead in the field of analytical chemistry.

Pittcon’s Conference element is organised into six tracks representative of contemporary laboratory science and analytical chemistry: Bioanalytics & Life Sciences; Cannabis & Psychedelic; Instrumentation & Nanoscience; Environmental & Energy; Professional Development; Pharmaceutical & Biologic. 

Explore captivating topics in Bioanalytics & Life Sciences, such as innovations in Seized Drugs and Forensic Toxicology by Frances Scott from National Institute of Justice, and the intriguing realm of Spectroscopy for Wearables and Human Health presented by Richard Crocombe of Crocombe Spectroscopic Consulting. Delve into the fascinating field of Measuring and Monitoring Microbiomes with insights from Maria Marco at UC Davis.

In the Cannabis & Psychedelic sessions, discover PSYCHEDELICS 101 with Dr Sue Sisley from the Scottsdale Research Institute/Field To Healed Foundation

and gain valuable perspectives on Medicinal Cannabis from Dr Reggie Gaudino at Front Range Biosciences. Explore Analytical Methods for Cannabis characterization with Imma Ferrer from the University of Colorado and the Challenges and Perspectives of Analytical Method Development for Entheogenic Psychedelic Products with Dan DeLurio from Restek.

Environmental & Energy enthusiasts can engage with topics such as Advanced Analytical Techniques for Chemical Contaminants in Foods by Jessica Beekman from the US Food and Drug Administration and The Environmental Chemistry of Fire by Amara Holder from the US Environmental Protection Agency. Journey into the realm of Electrochemical Imaging at the Nanoscale and Toward Single Entities with Joaquin Rodriguez Lopez from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

In the Instrumentation & Nanoscience track, don't miss Progress in Green Analytical Chemistry with Janusz Pawliszyn from the University of Waterloo and Quantum Sensing Technologies for Enhanced Analytical Chemistry with Scott Crawford from the National Energy Technology Laboratory.

Pharmaceutical & Biologic highlights include Analysis of Therapeutic Oligonucleotides for Emerging Cell and Gene Therapies by Claus Rentel of Ionis Pharmaceuticals, and the development of LC-MS Multi-Attribute Methods for Pharmaceutical Analysis by Justin Shearer from GSK. Additionally, gain insights into JAIMA - Analytical Solutions for Research, Development & CMC of Novel Modalities of Drugs with Kohei Tsumoto from The University of Tokyo.

The Professional Development sector offers valuable workshops, including Dottie Li's session on ‘Presenting With Power, Confidence, and Clarity’, and a Networking Roundtable on 'Inclusive Performance Management for Modern Science Leaders' led by Anya Soto of Culture Crafters.

Don’t miss the world’s leading Technical Program featuring scientists from around the world. View the full program here.

Pittcon stands out as an essential gathering, uniting top minds in laboratory science worldwide. The conference serves as a platform to showcase recent advancements in analytical research and scientific instrumentation, offering attendees a chance to advance their education and expertise. Whether you're involved in equipment development, procurement, sales, analysis methods, or scientific management, Pittcon is the perfect venue for you. 

International Labmate look forward your visit to booth 3234 at Pittcon 2024.

Pittcon 2024: FACTS & FIGURES 

Exhibition dates: Monday 26 - Wednesday 28 February 2024

Short Courses: Saturday 24 – Wednesday 28 February 2024

Technical Programme: Sunday 25 – Wednesday 28 February 2024 

Venue: San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA 

For further information and a full list of exhibitors click here.

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