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It is with great pleasure that I invite you to attend and contribute to the 41st Symposium of HPLC, the premier global conference highlighting advances in the area of liquid-phase separation science and related techniques. HPLC 2014 will be held May 11-15, 2014 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel and Conference Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA--a city noted for its unique energy, culture, cuisine, music, lively historic French Quarter, and joie de vivre.
HPLC 2014 New Orleans is the place to learn about the latest issues important to discovery, development, and economic production processes inherent to a wide range of related technologies and techniques. The symposium will bring together the world's preeminent academic, government, and industrial scientists who will contribute cutting-edge presentations on emerging applications and processes. The meeting is structured with courses, tutorials, workshops, general and parallel sessions packed with plenary, keynote, invited and contributed talks, as well as prominently featured poster sessions and best poster awards. A key part of the program is the Exposition which is the largest, most comprehensive exhibition where companies launch new products and showcase the latest instrumentation, software and tools for performing state-of-the-art chemical measurements related to all types of liquid-phase separations in multiple disciplines. The program will not only benefit separation science experts, but will encourage novices entering the field to attend tutorial presentations where introductory materials will be provided.
Don't miss HPLC 2014 New Orleans where you will discover new methods, preview emerging technologies, interact with experts to solve practical and economical issues, and learn about the latest innovations in all types of liquid-phase separations. Join us for intellectual discussion, camaraderie, and fun! Please visit our website frequently to stay posted on important updates.
Prof. J. Michael Ramsey
HPLC 2014 Symposium Chair
The 41st International Symposium on High Performance Liquid Phase Separations – HPLC 2014 – will be held May 10 through May 15, 2014, in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The venue is the spectacular Hilton New Orleans Riverside. We welcome you to join us for this the preeminent meeting that provides one-stop shopping in the field of separation sciences. With the plethora of scientific meetings nowadays, one that consistently draws a thousand people each year must be doing something right! There are plenty of reasons for the success of this series.
Science – Top-notch speakers lead the program by presenting their most recent research results. These are all international leaders in their subfields and are seasoned lecturers, selected based on emerging directions in all aspects of separation sciences. Instead of waiting a year or so for these research results to appear in the primary journals, attendees will get advanced summaries of what is hot and what is not. Even more important are the discussions right after each lecture or one-on-one interactions throughout the meeting. This is a rare opportunity to explore those fine details that are often missing in the published articles. Following the keynote lectures are oral presentations selected from the submitted abstracts. Those have been critically evaluated by members of the scientific committee and found to be novel, timely and of broad interest to the attendees. The duration of the conference and meeting rooms available limit the number of lectures to 160. But, there is more! Other high quality abstracts are organized into poster sessions during the week. Posters are the backbones of scientific meetings. There, one can put in all the details that cannot be accommodated within a 20-minute lecture, or roughly 20 PowerPoint slides. Presenters of the posters are assigned times when they can explain their work to the attendees in smaller groups. Outside the assigned time slots, all posters are still available for viewing all week. We invite you to stroll past the posters, holding a cup of coffee, and catch the one or two latest advances that you would have missed completely otherwise.
Technology – A key part of the conference is the technical exhibits. Manufacturers of instruments, software, materials and accessories bring their newest products to create the biggest annual exhibit of its kind. Exhibitors have found that this is a more focused audience compared to those in much larger scientific meetings. In the New Orleans Hilton hotel, we have contracted sufficient space so that the exhibition is located in the same ballrooms as the posters. Scheduled coffee breaks are held in the common area so attendees will flood the aisles several times a day. There will also be a grand opening event for the exhibits and an evening reception to highlight the vendors. For the manufacturers, they can follow the scientific program and talk to the attendees to determine what the next killer app will be. Specific new products will be introduced at this conference by our major industrial sponsors. They will offer vendor technical workshops to the attendees outside of the scheduled scientific presentations on a first-come-first-serve basis. Be sure to check the program for the schedule of workshops!
Education – To the scientists new to the field, this conference series has always been highly valuable. For 2 days prior to the scientific talks, we offer several short courses taught by distinguished experts in the field. Continuing education is important in any field of employment and we strive to provide exactly that. After these introductory courses, attendees typically find that they can go right into the main scientific lectures and benefit from them. In addition, 9 tutorial lectures are scheduled during the week, again taught by experienced scientists in the field. Topics have been chosen to address current issues in the separation sciences. Even accomplished practitioners will find these sessions helpful in their own work. Best of all, they are free to all attendees! The conference particularly encourages students to attend, since they are the future leaders in the field. In this regards, we have obtained sponsorships for many student travel grants. We also instituted several Best Poster Awards, sponsored by Agilent Technologies, to raise the quality of the poster presentations. Even for people who have presented many posters previously, this is extra incentive to polish up their work and compete for the prizes. Last but not least, we hope that young scientists will show their best research results to everyone at the conference. The Csaba Horvath Young Scientist for 2014 will be selected from this group based on their lectures.
Networking – With a thousand attendees of diverse backgrounds, this is the place for professional networking. Sure, you will run into potential employers, employees, customers, sales representatives, and the who’s whos in separation sciences at the sessions, receptions, breaks or just wandering in the venue. Of course we will have an opening reception on Sunday and a closing reception on Thursday. Don’t forget the vendors reception on Tuesday and the conference banquet on Wednesday. For the latter, we have reserved a private area on board the steamboat Natchez. This is the last remaining steamboat on the Mississippi River. Dinner will be accompanied by a live band. The conference is offering a discounted ticket for registered attendees so everyone should be able to participate. All aboard!
The weather forecast is a pleasant week in mid-May for New Orleans. What can be better than mixing new science with old Cajun tradition with your colleagues! There is still time to register for the conference and to share your discoveries at our special late-breaking poster session.
- Attention Separation Scientists -
Don't miss the largest global, multidisciplinary gathering of separation scientists who are looking for immediate solutions to the most pressing challenges of today and tomorrow. HPLC 2014 is the conference of the year that covers all areas of liquid-phase separation science and related techniques with state-of-the-art format, stronger content, expanded program of experts, training programs, multitudes of posters on display throughout the exhibit hall, prominently featured poster sessions, best poster competition, huge exhibition where companies launch new products and showcase the latest instrumentation, software and tools, and abundant networking opportunities!
Join us for an exciting program where experts from around the globe will gather to share their most significant, successful accomplishments and challenges facing their organizations. If you want to learn about new methods, preview emerging technologies, ask questions to our technology experts, network to solve practical and economical issues, or hear about the latest innovations in all types of liquid-phase separations, then we encourage you to plan to attend HPLC 2014 New Orleans.