Message from the 2019 EAS President

Thomas Brettell

Spring has arrived! Trees are blossoming and flowers are blooming. Outdoor activities will soon abound everywhere. The EAS committee however, has been active all winter with the preparation of the 2019 Eastern Analytical Symposium which will be held at the Crowne Plaza Princeton Conference Center. We have been working with our exhibitors, invited speakers and short course instructors to prepare another interesting and enjoyable symposium. Our program chair, Matthew Wood has finalized the invited speaker sessions which are included in this newsletter. Don’t despair, however, there is still time to submit an abstract for a poster session before our Sept. 1st deadline.

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. You will want to plan on attending our breakfast session which will kick off with Inspector David Bowers of the United States Postal Service speaking on the Amerithrax investigation.

If you have attended our symposium the last two years you are aware of how wonderful it is the exhibits are integrated with the program and short courses under one roof at the Crowne Plaza Princeton Conference Center. If you were not able to attend the last two years we hope you will come this year to experience how great a venue it is! The exhibitors will have on display their most recent state-of-the-art instrumentation, products and services for all three days of the symposium. So you can browse the exhibition to learn about the newest of technologies that may solve your practical solutions for your workplace. We will continue with our highly successful tech 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 follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter for news and information on the symposium and look forward to welcoming you to the Crowne Plaza Conference Center in Princeton in November for the 58th EAS.

Thomas Brettell
2019 EAS President