March 1 - 5, 2020
McCormick Place
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Skill-Building Courses
Offered at beginner, intermediate & advanced levels

With more than 100 from which to choose, there are a wide variety of classes covering relevant analytical topics in food science, water/wastewater, environmental, life science, pharmaceutical. Courses for broad-based application and general lab functions include lab management, quality control, technical writing, statistics, data management, and lab safety.

  • 20+ new Short Courses added to this year’s program
  • Take three or more Short Courses and your registration fee will be waived
  • Pre-register before January 23, 2020 to save 30% or more
  • Short Courses are ½-day to 2-day sessions

Short Courses Dates

Registration will open daily at 7:30 am. Please arrive at the Registration area at least one hour before your course begins.

    Saturday, Feb. 29 (All day)
    Sunday, Mar. 1 (All day)
    Monday, Mar. 2 (All day)
    Tuesday, Mar. 3 (All day)
    Wednesday, Mar. 4 (Morning only)
    Thursday, Mar. 5 (All day)

Many attendees have stated that participation in Short Courses is the primary factor that justifies their attendance at Pittcon year after year.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who develops, buys, or sells laboratory equipment, performs physical or chemical analyses, develops analysis methods, or manages scientists.

Join your colleagues in Chicago, Illinois, USA.


Benefits of Taking a Short Course
  • Affordable costs compared to other venues
  • Learn techniques and solutions to improve job productivity
  • Gain valuable practical technical knowledge to enhance your skills
  • Receive a signed certificate for each course attended
Short Courses for Professional Development
With more than 60 topics to choose from, Pittcon’s in-depth, professional quality Short Courses are a valuable, yet affordable opportunity for continuing education. Here are just a few of the topic areas to consider:

  • Atomic Spectroscopy
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemometrics
  • Data Management and Data Analysis
  • Environmental Analysis
  • Gas Chromatography
  • Homeland Defense
  • Industrial Hygiene and Safety
  • Life Sciences
  • Liquid Chromatography
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Microscopy
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Sample Preparation
  • Statistics
  • Validation

Short Courses Fees

    • Single Course

    • Single Course

    • Single Course

    • Single Course

Special Discounts
    Free Registration
    Take three (3) PAID (does not include free) Short Courses and receive free conference registration.

    Save 50%
    Full time students will receive a 50% reduction in Short Course registration fees with a valid student ID card presented on-site.

    Group Discounts
    Group registrations must be completed during one online session in order to receive the FREE registration. If you have any questions or need assistance with group registrations, please email

Cancellation / Refund Policy
Short Course cancellations made by January 23, 2020, will be issued the amount paid less a $50 cancellation fee for EACH course cancelled.

Short Course cancellations made between January 24, 2020 and February 29, 2020, will be issued the amount paid less a $150 cancellation fee for EACH course cancelled, only if the Short Course notes were NOT DOWNLOADED.

If Short Course notes ARE DOWNLOADED between January 24, 2020 and February 29, 2020, course changes or refunds WILL NOT BE PROCESSED.

New Courses

Beginner Courses

Intermediate Courses

Advanced Courses

Ultimate Compilation of Scientific Articles

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Articles containing valuable information on recent research, industry regulations/requirements, case studies, and trends.

The Lighter Side of Pittcon

Social Events at Pittcon
Relax and enjoy these specially planned social events. Meet new people, network with colleleagues or just kick back after a long day.



Thank you to our 2020 sponsors

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