Smithers Viscient Experts to Offer Six Presentations and Lead Panel Discussions at 2017 ACS National Meeting and Expo

WAREHAM, MA, USA  – Smithers Viscient, a global contract research organization (CRO), has announced that a number of the company’s leading scientists will present or lead discussions at the 2017 American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting and Exposition being held August 20-24 in Washington, DC. Included on the event’s agenda will be:
 
Two Panel Discussions Co-chaired by Smithers Viscient Scientific Leaders:

  • Ron Biever, Chief Scientific Officer, will co-chair the session titled “Tiered Testing for Pollinator Protection: Experiences in Design, Implementation & Interpretation.”
  • Dr. Paul Reibach, Chemistry Technical Director and member of the Executive Committee of ACS’s AGRO Division, will co-chair the session titled “Emerging Mass Spectrometry Trends in Support of Agricultural Research & Development.”
Two Platform Presentations:
  • Jessica Louque, Senior Study Director, will present “Complications Associated with Establishing Reliable Brood Termination Rates in Tier II Honey Bee Tunnel Studies.”
  • Dr. Paul Reibach will present “Pesticide Residues in Cannabis: Pesticide Exposure Risk Assessment.”
Four Poster Presentations:
  • Sean McLaughlin, Research Director, et al. prepared “Soil Metabolism of [14C]Atrazine in Two Soil Types Using Various Soil Aliquot Sizes.”
  • Dr. Kalumbu Malekani, North American Technical Director, et al. prepared, “Are Additional Solvent Extractions in Soil/Sediment Laboratory Studies Really Necessary?” Dr. Malekani was recently appointed to the Executive Committee of ACS’s AGRO Division.
  • Kristen Rathjen, Biologist, et al. prepared, “Novel Analytical Determination of Active Ingredient Concentration in Royal Jelly and Sucrose Diet Solutions.”
  • Dr. James Ferguson, Senior Scientist, et al. prepared, “Identification of New Metabolites of a Pesticide in an Anaerobic Aquatic Metabolism Study.”

To download a full schedule of Smithers Viscient presentations and sessions, click here.

“ACS represents a great opportunity every year to share experience and ideas with our colleagues and clients,” said Susan Shepherd, President, Smithers Viscient. “We’re honored to have so many of our scientists chosen to present at this year’s event. I know we are all looking forward to engaging with our friends in the chemical industry as we work collaboratively to create solutions through chemistry.”
 
The ACS is currently the world’s largest scientific society with nearly 157,000 members. The organization works to educate and communicate with policy makers and the general public about the role chemistry plays in daily life and how chemists are working to improve health, protect the environment and contribute to the economy. The ACS National Meeting and Exposition is a biannual meeting of leading professionals representing academic institutions and both non-profit and for-profit organizations working in the chemical industries.
 

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