Connect With ACS Publications in Boston This August

Each ACS National Meeting & Exposition brings with it a flurry of activity from all corners of ACS Publications. The upcoming 256th ACS National Meeting in Boston, August 19-23, will be no exception. Join ACS Publications for Editor meet-and-greets, educational sessions, celebrations, and more!

This post will be updated all summer long as the meeting approaches, and new events are added to the schedule. Bookmark this page and check back regularly for more updates.

Sunday, August 19th

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The Journal of Organic Chemistry and Organic Letters Outstanding Publication of the Year Lectureship Awards

1:20 – 4:05 P.M., Room 253 A/B, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

Join The Journal of Organic Chemistry Editor-in-Chief Professor Paul Scott Miller and Organic Letters Editor-in-Chief Professor Amos B. Smith, III for the ORGN: JOCOL Lectureship honoring Masayuki Inoue and Tehshik P. Yoon as the winners of this year’s awards.

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Organometallics Distinguished Author Award: Part 1

1:30 – 3:40 P.M., Room 213, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

Join Organometallics Editor-in-Chief Paul J. Chirik for the INOR: Organometallics Distinguished Author Symposium honoring Tianning Diao.

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Science Communication: Speaking to the Public

5:00 – 7:00 P.M., Harpoon Brewery and Beer Hall, 306 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210


Join C&EN BrandLab Executive Editor Rajendrani (Raj) Mukhopadhyay, along with C&EN Senior Correspondent Bethany Halford, and science illustrator and animator Dr. Mary O’Reilly for a special science communication event. Learn effective ways to communicate your research to the public, see how the experts are doing it, and network with your peers.

Monday, August 20th

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Chemistry of Materials Lectureship & Best Paper Award

8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M., Grand Ballroom B, Westin Boston Waterfront

Join Chemistry of Materials Editor-in-Chief Professor Jillian M. Buriak in honoring Darren Lipomi, Mohammad Alkhadra, and Samuel Root as the winners of this year’s award.

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ACS Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science: Symposium in Honor of Nicholas Turner

8:25 A.M. – 12:15 P.M. Atlantic Ballroom 1, Renaissance Boston Waterfront

Join ACS Catalysis at the CATL: 2018 ACS Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science: Symposium in honor of Nicholas Turner.

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Inorganic Chemistry Lectureship: Symposium in honor of Leroy Cronin

8:30 – 11:50 A.M., Room 252A, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

Join Inorganic Chemistry Editor-in-Chief Professor William B. Tolman for the INOR: Inorganic Chemistry Lectureship: Symposium in honor of Leroy Cronin.

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Organometallics Distinguished Author Award: Part 2

8:30 – 10:50 A.M., Room 253 A/B, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

Join Organometallics Editor-in-Chief Paul J. Chirik for the ORGN: Organometallics Distinguished Author Award symposium honoring Tianning Diao.

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Women in Nanotechnology

8:30 – 11:55 A.M. and 1:30-4:55 P.M. Room 213, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

Join the Division of Inorganic Chemistry in highlighting the work of research groups led by women investigators worldwide in a celebration of their contributions to excellent science.

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Spotlight on Nanoscience, Nanotechnology & Beyond in the Journal of the American Chemical Society

8:30 – 11.30 A.M., Room 156A, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

This year’s exciting JACS Symposium features talks by Ye Tian, Hanadi Sleiman, Yossi Weizmann, Zhenan Bao and Ben Feringa. Join the journal for a morning of stimulating presentations followed by cake to celebrate the journal’s 140th anniversary!

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ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science Editor Meet-and-Greet

9:00 – 9:30 A.M., ACS Booth Theater

Learn more about ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science. Join a discussion with the journal’s managing editors and video chat with Editor-in-Chief Professor Patrick Sexton, while having coffee and a light breakfast, and getting some giveaways.

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The Art of Graphical Abstracts and Why They Matter

9:30 – 10:00 A.M., ACS Booth Theater

ACS Energy Letters Editor-in-Chief Professor Prashant V. Kamat shares tips on creating the best graphical abstracts for your research.

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For Whom the Nobel Didn’t Toll

12:00 – 12:30 P.M., ACS Booth Theater

Join Vera Mainz, Thomas Strom, Amanda Coffman, Carmen Giunta, and Margaret Schott (The Posthumous Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Correcting the Errors and Oversights of the Nobel Prize Committee) for a discussion about chemists whose achievements have slipped under the radar of the Nobel Prize, missing much-deserved recognition and celebration.

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ACS eBooks Publishing Panel

12:30 – 1:00 P.M., ACS Booth Theater

Are you considering longer form communications for your scientific work? Come and learn from experienced ACS eBooks editors including Rigoberto Hernandez, Nicholay Tsarevsky, and Minghua Zhang who will be sharing their stories of authoring, editing, and publishing their ACS eBooks.

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Tetrahedron Prize & Award Presentation

1:00 – 4:50 P.M., Room 253 A/B, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

ACS Chemical Biology Editor-in-Chief Professor Laura L. Kiessling will receive the 2017 Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry or Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry. This award, sponsored by Elsevier, recognizes an Organic or Medicinal Chemist who has made significant original contributions to the field, in its broadest sense. The Symposia, co-sponsored by the ACS Divisions of Carbohydrate Chemistry, Biological Chemistry, and Medicinal Chemistry, also features a great line-up of speakers who are also associated with ACS Chemical Biology.

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Future of Nanoscience, Nanotechnology & Beyond

1:00 – 4:00 P.M., Room 156A, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

ACS Nano, Nano Letters, ACS Photonics, and Chemistry of Materials invite you to take a look at the future of nanoscience and nanotechnology, with contributions from Elsa Reichmanis, Edward Sargent, Ajay Sood, Charles Lieber, Teri Odom, Younan Xia, and Yan Li.

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Precision Genome Engineering

1:30 – 5:10 P.M., Room 153B, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

Follow up on all the excitement around this year’s Chemical Biology of CRISPR Special Issue with Guest Editor Amit Choudhary of the Broad Institute. He will be presiding over this Symposia, and will be presenting on ‘Small-molecule activators, inhibitor, and degraders of CRISPR-Cas9 in cells and organisms’. Don’t miss CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna, featured in our recent podcast, on ‘CRISPR gene editing: How it works; where it’s going.’ Finally, hear from David R. Liu, author of a review in the February Special Issue and profiled in April’s Issue of C&EN. He will present on ‘Base editing: Chemistry on a target nucleotide in the genome of living cells.’ This symposium is sure to be exciting for anyone interested in the field of genome engineering and CRISPR. Don’t miss out on some fun giveaways from ACS Chemical Biology!

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Tuesday, August 21st

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Young Scientist/Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry Best Paper Awards

8:15 – 9:50 Room 109A, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

Join the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry in honoring Baldwyn Torto and Satoshi Tsuzuki as their best paper award winners.

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ACS Nano Lectureship Award

8:30 – 11:55 A.M., Room 156A, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

Come and celebrate the achievements of this year’s ACS Nano Lectureship Awardees; Zhenan Bao, Jonathan Coleman, and Zhongfan Liu.

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Bioconjugate Chemistry Lectureship & Award: Symposium in honor of Wolfgang Parak

9:00 A.M. – 11:45 A.M., Commonwealth Ballroom B, Westin Boston Waterfront

Join Bioconjugate Chemistry Editor-in-Chief Professor Vincent M. Rotello in honoring Wolfgang Parak, the winner of this year’s award.

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Nanoscience & Nanotechnology in Neuroscience & the BRAIN Initiative

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Room 103, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

The Role of Chemical Sciences in Brain Research & the BRAIN Initiative

1:30 PM – 4:45 PM, Room 103, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

Join ACS Chemical Neuroscience Associate Editor, Anne Andrews, and Analytical Chemistry Editor-in-Chief, Jonathan Sweedler, for morning and afternoon sessions designed to highlight roles for chemists in achieving the goals of the US Brain Initiative. This year, the symposium focuses on contributions from young scientists and emerging roles for chemistry.
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ChemRxiv Q&A

11:00am–11:30am, ACS Booth Theater

Meet with Marshall Brennan, Publishing Manager of ChemRxiv, for an update and highlights on ChemRxiv in its first year.

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The Philip S. Portoghese Journal of Medicinal Chemistry — Division of Medicinal Chemistry Joint Lectureship

11:20 A.M.  – 12:05 P.M., Ballroom West, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

Mark Cushman, 2018 winner of the Philip S. Portoghese Journal of Medicinal Chemistry — Division of Medicinal Chemistry Joint Lectureship, will deliver a talk “in recognition of those who deserve the Philip S. Portoghese lectureship award but did not receive it.”

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JACS 140th Anniversary Celebration

12:30 – 1:00 P.M., ACS Booth Theater

Celebrate with Editors and authors in honor of the 140th Anniversary of the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS).

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Chemical Research in Toxicology Young Investigator Award

1:00 – 4:05 P.M., Marina Ballroom I, Westin Boston Waterfront

Join Chemical Research in Toxicology in honoring Simon Wan Chan as the winner of this year’s award at the TOXI: Chemical Research in Toxicology Young Investigator Award.

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Energy & Fuels Joint Award for Excellence in Publication

1:20 – 5:20 P.M., Atlantic Ballroom 1, Renaissance Boston Waterfront

Honor the authors of the Energy & Fuels article “SOx/NOx Removal from Flue Gas Streams by Solid Adsorbents: A Review of Current Challenges and Future Directions”  and hear about important topics in the field at the ENFL: 2018 Energy & Fuels Joint Award for Excellence in Publication: Symposium in honor of Fateme Rezaei.

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ACS Infectious Diseases Young Investigators Award

1:30 – 4:00 P.M., Room 153B, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

Join ACS Infectious Diseases Editor-in-Chief Courtney Aldrich in honoring Anushree Chatterjee, Ting Lu, and Emily Derbyshire as the winners of this year’s award at the BIOL: ACS Infectious Diseases Young Investigators Award Symposium.

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry and PHYS Division Lectureship Awards

1:30 – 5:15 P.M., Room 205A, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

Come and honor Etienne Garand, Jahan Dawlaty, and Renee Frontiera as the winners of this year’s awards.

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Langmuir Lectures, Nano Letters Award Lecture, ACS Materials & Interfaces Award Lecture

2:00 – 4:30 P.M., Room 152, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

The recipients of the 2018 Langmuir Lectureship (Kathleen Stebe and Orlin Velev), the Nano Letters Young Investigator Lectureship (Guihua Yu), and the ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces Young Investigator Award (Shirley Meng) will present on their work and receive their awards.

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry-PHYS Division Reception & Award Presentation

5:00 – 7:00 P.M., Plaza Ballroom C, Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, Plaza Ballroom C

This free, open reception offers attendees the opportunity to:

  • Network with the editors of The Journal of Physical Chemistry and members of the PHYS Division
  • Meet the winners of the 2018 Physical Chemistry Division Awards and the JPC-PHYS Lectureship
  • Enjoy hors-d’oeuvres and drinks, and receive giveaways sponsored by JPC and the PHYS Division

Please RSVP and let us know you’ll be there!

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ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 10th Anniversary Reception

5:30 – 7:00 P.M., Room 258A, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

Celebrating a decade of publishing, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces invites you to join editors and ACS staff for cake and drinks to mark an impressive milestone for the journal.

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Wednesday, August 22nd

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Biomacromolecules/Macromolecules Young Investigator Award

1:00 – 4:45 P.M., Commonwealth Ballroom C, Westin Boston Waterfront

Join Biomacromolecules Editor-in-Chief Professor Ann-Christine Albertsson, Macromolecules Editor-in-Chief Professor Marc Hillmyer, and ACS Macro Letters Editor-in-Chief Professor Stuart Rowan in honoring Matthew I. Gibson and Jeremiah A. Johnson as the winners of this year’s awards.

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