March 5 - 9, 2017
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL, USA

2017 Call for Proposals.

We welcome your suggestions for Pittcon 2017.

Submit Your Proposal

We are now accepting proposal suggestions for the 2017 Technical Program

  • All proposals MUST be submitted online.
  • If you created a user name and password (to submit an abstract) for Pittcon 2016, you may use that information. If you have not created a user name and password, you will need to create one to submit your suggestion. (Click on the Create User Account box at the bottom of the page.)
  • Select “2017 Proposal Suggestions” under the Technical Program tab.
  • We are no longer accepting suggestions for Pittcon 2017. Thank you.

Message from the Technical Program Chair

Fu-Tyan Lin, Ph.D.
Pittcon 2017 Technical Program Chairman

Plans for the Pittcon 2017 Technical Program have already begun. As Chair of the 2017 Technical Program Committee, I invite you to start planning now for next year’s Conference in Chicago, Illinois. We are currently accepting proposals for Symposia, Workshops, and Organized Contributed Sessions.

All submissions are to be submitted online: submit your proposal now. Select “2017 Proposal Suggestions” under the Technical Program tab.

The timeline for review of the submitted proposals is rather tight, so in order for the organizers to have enough time to arrange the sessions, the Program Committee will review all suggestions in late April 2016. Therefore, the deadline for proposal submission will be April 15, 2016 – please note the deadline-it’s not far away!

Proposals for symposia are being sought in all areas of analytical chemistry and applied spectroscopy. In addition to the classical analytical and spectroscopic topics, areas such as agriculture, bioanalytical chemistry, nanotechnology, environmental analysis, food analysis, forensics, art conservation, education, energy research and pharmaceutical analysis are welcomed. Pittcon has developed an extensive program in the life sciences and is seeking contributions in genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, bioinformatics, high throughput screening, and drug discovery. Proposals for sessions discussing chemical applications on art objects, energy research and education are also solicited.

In 2017 there will be a continued emphasis on program quality particularly in the area of poster presentations which continue to grow, and there will be fewer oral contributed sessions. We have been working for the past several years to make the whole program experience – the Technical Program, Short Courses, and Conferee Networking-as streamlined as possible in order to give conferees their best educational and networking experience. Suggestions are always welcome; drop us a line if there is a way we can better serve you as a conferee.

The general Call for Papers will be sent out in June, and the deadline for contributed oral and poster abstracts will be in mid-August. As always, abstracts must be submitted electronically via the Pittcon website in order to be considered for the 2017 Technical Program. Please feel free to contact the Technical Program Committee if you have any comments or questions about the 2017 Technical Program. Our Technical Program Coordinator, Ms. Becky Hackley, can be reached by e-mail at; or by telephone at (800) 825-3221 or (412) 825-3220, Ext.219.

Thank you in advance for your suggestions and contributions to Pittcon 2017.

Fu-Tyan Lin, Ph.D.
Pittcon 2017 Technical Program Chairman

During Conference Week in Atlanta, you may stop in the Program Office to discuss your ideas with Dr. Fu-Tyan Lin.

    Location: B306

    Monday: 1:30-2:30 PM
    Wednesday: 3:00-4:00 PM
    Thursday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

    Still Need Help?

    If you have a question please
    contact the Program office:




Back to Top