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Pittcon announces technical workshops for 2006 conference

Pittsburgh, PA – Pittcon (The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy) has announced its technical workshops, including four sessions as part of its first-ever Sunday technical program on March 12, 2006, in Orlando, FL.

Scientific leaders from industry, government, and academia will facilitate the half-day technical workshops that are intended to provide a comprehensive review and spur scientific discussion. Topics include chromatography, data management, scientific education, imaging, materials/polymer characterization, and reference materials.

The workshops topics and dates are as follows:

Sunday Afternoon, March 12, 2006:
*The Applicability and Rationale for Phases Featuring Alternate Selectivity in Reversed Phase Chromatography
*Problem-Based Learning in Analytical Chemistry
*Machine Vision Solutions for Life Sciences Applications
*Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) for Environmental, Food, Metal, Fossil Fuel, and Forensics DNA Analysis

Monday Morning March 13, 2006:
*Why Multi-Analytical Techniques are Required for Optimal Sample Identification
*The Preparation, Certification, and Use of Referenced Materials

Wednesday Morning and Afternoon, March 15, 2006:
*Technical Implementation of Staged Electronic Data Deliverables (SEDD) I and II

Thursday Afternoon, March 16, 2006:
*Analytical Information Markup Language (ANIML)

A complete description and dates for the Technical Workshops as well as the preliminary pogram can be found at The cut-off date for Pittcon 2006 early-bird registration is February 12, 2006.

Pittcon is one of the largest educational conferences on laboratory science in the world, and a meeting place for scientists and vendors of instrumentation and laboratory supplies. Presented annually by the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh and the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh, it features technical programs, short courses, and an exposition of laboratory equipment.