2010 Fall Meeting Highlights

Now that the busy fall meeting season has come to an end, I wanted to take the opportunity to quickly revisit some highlights that my colleagues and I noted:

  • Mary K. O’Connor Process Safety Center 2o10 International Symposium – Leen Schellekens discussed her experience at the process safety conference held at Texas A&M University.
  • 1st Annual RSC/SCI Continuous Flow Symposium – Brian Wittkamp recapped the 1st Annual Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)/Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) Continuous Flow Symposium held at GlaxoSmithKline in Stevenage, United Kingdom.
  • NESCAS’s Bench to Plant Symposium – This one day Symposium focused on Process R&D Chemistry, Organic Synthesis, and New Synthetic Methodology.
  • Symposium on Process Safety and Crystallization –  65 scientists gathered at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) in Cambridge, MA for a symposium on process safety and crystallization.  Dominique Hebrault recapped the presentations that were given.
  • 2010 AAPS Annual Meeting – Highlights – Des O’Grady noted that hot topics at the 2010 AAPS meeting included Quality by Design (QbD), Process Analytical Technology (PAT) and the drive towards real-time release for pharmaceutical products.
  • 4th Annual Uniqsis Flow Chemistry Symposium – Dominique Hebrault revisited the one-day flow chemistry symposium held at the British Consulate in Cambridge, MA.
  • PAT at AIChE 2010 – I noticed there were a number of well-attended sessions dealing with the related topics of Quality by Design (QbD) and Process Analytical Technologies (PAT) at the 2010 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City.

What were the highlights of events you attended this fall?