March 6 - 10, 2021
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA USA

Submit an Abstract
Abstract submissions for (contributed) oral and poster presentations for Pittcon 2021 is now open. Technical presentations in all areas of analytic chemistry and applied spectroscopy are being accepted.

Deadline: August 28, 2020

Technical presentations are sought in all areas of analytical chemistry, applied spectroscopy, life sciences, biological analysis, food science, cannabis science, nanotechnology, and related disciplines such as but not limited to:

Application of Measurement Science

  • Bioanalytics
  • Cannabis & Hemp
  • Energy & Environmental
  • Food Science & Agriculture
  • Forensics & Toxicology
  • Industry & Manufacturing
  • Life Sciences
  • Nanotechnology & Materials Science
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Instrumental Analysis

  • Atomic Spectroscopy
  • Chromatography
  • Electrochemistry
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Microfluidics
  • Sensors
  • Vibrational Spectroscopy
  • Physical Measurements

  • Bioanalytics & Pharmaceuticals
    Energy & Industry
    Food Science & Agricultural
    Forensics & Toxicology

    Submission Information & Instructions

    Authors wishing to contribute papers to Pittcon 2021 must submit a 2000-character abstract for review by the Program Committee (this includes the text and spacing). All abstracts must be submitted electronically via the Technical Program link on the Pittcon 2021 website at The abstract submission deadline is Friday, August 28, 2020. Abstracts received after the submission deadline will be automatically placed on a waiting list.

    If you have questions pertaining to abstracts, please contact Program:

    800-825-3221 x 219 or 412-825-3220 x 219

    If you have any technical questions or experience any difficulty with the abstract submission website, please contact A2Z:
    a2z Technical Support

    The Program Committee reviews all received abstracts, including those placed on the waiting list. It is imperative that the title be as clear and descriptive as possible while still being shorter rather than longer, and the abstract provide a precise objective of the research project, the significance of the research, the experimental procedures and equipment used, the results obtained, and the conclusions reached. All abstracts should acknowledge the source of funding that supported the work. Please note: Titles and co-authors cannot be changed/added/deleted after the abstract submission. Be certain your information is complete and correct upon abstract submission.

    All submitted abstracts are considered to be confidential. To maintain confidentiality, only members of the Program Committee will be permitted access to the abstracts. The Program Committee reserves the sole right to accept or reject any abstract for any reason. The acceptance of the abstract for presentation is an agreement between The Pittsburgh Conference and the person listed as the Presenter on the abstract.

    Contributed abstracts must report a previously unpublished novel scientific finding or technical advancement of clear significance in the fields of analytical chemistry or applied spectroscopy. Although Pittcon defines the fields of analytical chemistry and applied spectroscopy in the broadest possible terms, abstracts clearly falling outside these fields cannot be accepted. Abstracts must not contain statements that could be construed as commercials for any product, vendor or manufacturer. Company and product names cannot be used in the title and the graphics of any contributed abstract.

    Authors will be notified in October 2020, via email, as to the status of their abstracts and will be given detailed instructions regarding their presentations. There will not be any hard copy acceptance notices; therefore, it is important that you provide a valid email address with each preliminary abstract submission. It is also wise to whitelist on spam blocking software.

    NOTE: If you do not receive an email on your status (accept, reject, or waitlist) by late October, contact Becky Hackley at You can also check the website, which is updated regularly, at

    Abstracts will be posted on the Pittcon website when it is placed and accepted in the Technical Program.

    Oral presentations, preferably in PowerPoint format 16:9, must be on a USB thumb/stick/jump drive. Pittcon will provide the LCD projectors and laptop computers.

    Poster boards and push pins will be provided for poster presenters to display their posters. Authors MUST be present during the designated times to represent their posters. More instructions to follow.

    Except under extraordinary circumstances, Pittcon does not allow withdrawal of a paper less than two weeks before the conference. If an author cannot attend Pittcon, one of the remaining co-authors is responsible for the presentation. This will avoid discontinuity in the session. In the unfortunate circumstance where neither author nor co-author presents a scheduled presentation, the lead author may be banned from presenting at Pittcon for two subsequent years, at Pittcon’s discretion. An email is to be sent to if you wish to withdraw your abstract and avoid being penalized.

    All oral and/or poster presenters will be required to submit an extended summary of their presentation. This is separate from the abstract described above and is used to provide a synopsis, will be displayed on the Pittcon Program webpage and will be available to registered attendees during Pittcon. More details (and examples) will be forthcoming.

    The Pittsburgh Conference does not provide financial support to authors of contributed papers. Authors are required to pay the appropriate registration fee for admittance to the technical sessions and the exposition. Registration information will be available on the Pittcon website.

    Deadline: August 28, 2020



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