Pittcon announces 2006 Short Course Program

Registration opens for short course program at Pittcon 2006 in Orlando in March. Over 26 courses to be presented on environmental science and technology...

PITTSBURGH, PA, Oct. 24, 2005 -- Pittcon -- The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy -- announced the opening of registration for the only Short Course Program that will be held in conjunction with Pittcon, March 11-17 in Orlando. Taught by recognized leaders in their field, the Pittcon Short Course program is geared toward scientists who want to advance their technical knowledge and gain intensive practical training in specific scientific disciplines. Over 100 half and full day courses will be offered at Pittcon 2006, including over 26 courses related to environmental science and technology, such as:

• Application of Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission and Plasma Mass Spectrometry for Compliant Analysis of Water, Wastes and Related Solid Environmental Samples, March 13, 2006, Isaac Brenner, Environmental Analytical Laboratory - instructor
• Application of Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry, March 12, 2006, Isaac Brenner, Environmental Analytical Laboratory - instructor
• Basic Thin Layer Chromatography for Today's Laboratories, March 12, 2006, Fred Rabel, ChomHELP, Inc. - instructor
• Chemical Agent Detection, March 15, 2006, Towner Scheffler, Mine Safety Appliances Company - instructor
• HPLC: Fundamentals, Applications and Troubleshooting, March 14, 2006, Red Rabel, ChromHelp, Inc. - instructor
• ICP-MS: Introduction, March 17, 2006, R. S. Houk, Ames Laboratory, USDOE - instructor
• Introduction to Mass Spectrometry, March 12, 2006, Kenneth Busch, Wyvern Associates - instructor
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• Laboratory Waste Management, March 16, 2006, Russell Phifer, W.C. Environmental, LLC - instructor
• PDA Based Instrument Control and Wireless Connectivity, March 17, 2006, Nora Tucker, National Instruments - instructor
• Scientific Data Management and Analysis, March 13, 2006, Craig Stewart, Indiana University - instructor
• Soil Chemistry, Analytical Methods and Instrumentation, March 17, 2006, Alfred Conklin, Wilmington College - instructor
• Speciation Analyses for Environmental, Food and Industrial Applications, March 14, 2006, Olivier Donard, Laboratoire de Chimie Analytique Bioinorganique et Environnement - instructor

More details on all course offerings, teacher biographies, dates, times, registration, and costs are available at www.pittcon.org/shortcourses. The cut-off date for early-bird registration is February 12, 2006. All courses will be held at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL. For more information, contact us 1-800-825-3221 or info@pittcon.org.

Pittcon (www.pittcon.org) is the largest educational Conference on Laboratory Science and the premier meeting place for scientists and vendors of instrumentation and laboratory supplies worldwide. Presented annually by the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh and the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh, the Conference features cutting-edge technical programs; informative short courses, an extensive exposition of laboratory equipment; and more, all designed for those in the laboratory sciences. Proceeds from the Conference provide funds for science education activities from kindergarten through college levels and beyond. Pittcon and its co-sponsors contribute over one million dollars each year to elementary, secondary schools and colleges in the form of science equipment; educational opportunities and scholarships for students. Teachers and professors are recognized with awards/grants to enhance education and promote research. Pittcon also offers support to public science centers, libraries and museums.

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