Message from the 2019 EAS President

              Thomas Brettell

In November 2019 the 58th Eastern Analytical Symposium will be held at the Crowne Plaza Princeton Conference Center for the third year. After two successful years in our new venue, the EAS team is very excited as we prepare to present another great analytical chemistry exposition and symposium. We look forward to working with our exhibitors, presenters and instructors to ensure another informative & educational meeting. The theme for EAS 2019 is Enhancing Analytical Chemistry with Sustainable Solutions. EAS continues the Going Green theme to lead the way to focus the innovation and chemical solutions for our global sustainability. Our 2019 Program will feature our Keynote speaker, Dr. Susan Olesik, Dow Professor and Chair of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department of The Ohio State University. Professor Olesik will speak on enhancing our sustainable practices in analytical chemistry. Our plenary lecture will be delivered by the 2019 EAS Awardee for Outstanding Achievements in the Fields of Analytical Chemistry, Distinguished Professor Joel Harris of the University of Utah. We are also delighted to announce that Inspector David Bowers of the United States Postal Service will be speaking at our breakfast session on the Amerithrax investigation. You will not want to miss these presentations!

EAS 2019 will offer a variety of informative and valuable technical presentations and short courses. A preliminary list of technical sessions and short courses are available in this issue of The Retort. Last year EAS went green by displaying our poster presentations in electronic format. If you were here you know that the e-posters were truly a success. We will continue with that format this year so if you have some useful information or new research please consider submitting an abstract for our poster sessions and share your knowledge.

Our exposition will again feature our exhibitors displaying their state-of-the-art technology and products all within the same building as our technical session. So you can browse the exhibition to learn about the newest of technologies that may help you with practical solutions for your workplace. We will continue with our highly successful Technology Tour and our very popular Green Tour which will allow you to interact with the participating exhibitors that are helping enhance our analytical chemistry future with sustainable solutions.

I encourage you to also visit our booth at PittCon (#1809), bookmark, and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter for news and information on the symposium.  I look forward to welcoming you to the Crowne Plaza Conference Center in Princeton November 18-20 for the 58th EAS.