Feb 26 - Mar 1, 2018
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, Florida, USA
Skill-Building Courses
Offered at beginner and intermediate 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 Pittcon registration fee will be waived
  • Pre-register before February 5, 2018 to save 30% or more
  • Short Courses are ½-day to 2-day sessions

Short Courses Dates

The Registration area will open beginning at 7:30 am on Saturday, February 24 and continue through Thursday, March 1. Please arrive at the Registration area at least one hour before your course begins.

    Saturday, Feb. 24 (All day)
    Sunday, Feb. 25 (All day)
    Monday, Feb. 26 (All day)
    Tuesday, Feb. 27 (Morning only)
    Wednesday, Feb. 28 (All day)
    Thursday, Mar. 1 (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 identifies, quantifies, analyzes or tests the chemical or biological properties of compounds or molecules, or who manages these laboratory scientists.

Join your colleagues in Orlando, Florida, 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 for 2018.

  • 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

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Short Courses Pricing

    • Single Course
    • After 2-5-2018

    • Single Course
    • After 2-5-2018

    • Single Course
    • After 2-5-2018

    • Single Course
    • After 2-5-2018

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 registration@pittcon.org.

Cancellation / Refund Policy
  • If you decide to cancel your Conference registration, the amount paid less a $25 cancellation fee will be refunded. In addition, Short Course cancellations made by February 5, 2018, will be issued a full refund less a $25 processing fee for each course cancelled.
  • Short Course cancellations made between February 5 and February 25, 2018, will incur a $100 administrative charge per course, only if the short course notes were NOT DOWNLOADED.
  • If short course notes ARE DOWNLOADED between February 5 and February 25, 2018, course changes or refunds WILL NOT BE PROCESSED.
  • Conference registration and Short Course cancellations will not be refunded after February 25, 2018. All cancellations are subject to separate fees.

New 2018 Short Courses

HPLC/UHPLC for Practicing Scientists 1: Fundamentals and Pharmaceutical Applications

SC011 / Saturday

How to be Succesful in Scientific Publishing

SC127 / Saturday

Volume Verification, Good Liquid Handling, and Automated Sample Prep and Detection – Hands-on Workshop

SC119 / Saturday & Sunday

Chemical Sensors & Detectors in Real Time Chemical Analysis

SC009 / Sunday

HPLC/UHPLC for Practicing Scientists 2: Method Development, Troubleshooting and Biopharmaceutical Applications

SC012 / Sunday

Pyrolysis Techniques in the Analysis of Natural and Synthetic Materials

SC045 / Sunday

Frontiers In Atomic Spectrometry Using ICP/MS AS Ionisation Source I: Speciation Analyses For Environmental, Nutrition And Industrial Applications

SC115 / Sunday

Imaging Based Morphology Applied to Nano-Structures Characterization

SC037 / Monday

FDA’s Update on Elemental Impurities According to the New ICH Q3D and USP 232/233 Guidelines – Are You Ready?

SC118 / Monday

Survey of Materials Characterization Methods

SC017 / Monday & Tuesday

Laboratory Equipment and Facility Management Systems

SC120 / Monday & Tuesday

The Secrets of Successful Lab Informatics Implementations

SC082 / Tuesday

Practical Approaches to Review of GMP Audit Trail Entries

SC099 / Tuesday

Mastering High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

SC133 / Tuesday

Polymers: An Introduction and Characterization Techniques

SC027 / Wednesday

Sampling and Sample Preparation

SC0044 / Wednesday

Extractable Leachable Practical Workshop

SC048 / Wednesday

Setting Your Company Up for Computer System Validation (CSV) Success

SC080 / Wednesday

Auditing GMP Regulated Laboratories: Preparation and Execution

SC100 / Wednesday

Automated Liquid Handling in Accredited or Forensic Environments

SC121 / Wednesday & Thursday

New Technology Commercialization

SC122 / Wednesday & Thursday

Countercurrent Chromatography and Centrifugal Partition Chromatography

SC131 / Wednesday & Thursday

What to Do When C18 Doesn’t Work

SC108 / Thursday

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2018 Short Courses
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Pittcon 2018 Dates & Times
Exposition: Feb 27 – Mar 1, 2018
Technical Program: Feb 26 – Mar 1, 2018
Short Courses: Feb 24 – Mar 1, 2018

Expo Hours:

Tuesday: 9am – 5pm
Wednesday: 9am – 5pm
Thursday: 9am – 5pm

Registration Information

Pittcon 2018 Location
Orange County Convention Center – West
9800 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

Convention Center Website

Future Dates
2019 Philadelphia, PA
March 18 – 21
2020 Chicago, IL
2021 New Orleans, LA
2022 Atlanta, GA
2023 Philadelphia, PA
2024 San Diego, CA
2025 Boston, MA
2026 Philadelphia, PA
2027 San Diego, CA
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