Vol. 22, No. 4
114th AOAC International
Annual Meeting and Exposition
10-14 September 2000
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
This meeting focuses on analytical methodology and laboratory management
for chemists, microbiologists, and other scientists working in analysis
of foods, beverages, feeds, fertilizers, pesticides, soil, water, human
and animal drugs, hazardous wastes, forensics, and other related areas.
Scheduled program topics include advances in herbal and dietary supplement
analysis, AOAC Technical Division for Laboratory Management, capillary
electrophoresis, drugs [harmonization of CEN (European) and AOAC methods],
European Union community recovery, genetically modified organisms (GMOs),
liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS), Listeria methods, microbiological
accreditation regulations (microbiology, food, chemistry, drugs, agriculture),
PCB/natural toxin contamination (air/food/water), phasing in Good Manufacturing
Practices (GLPs) to analytical testing laboratories, proficiency testing
(accreditation/ quality assurance), regulatory chromatography standards
and methods (advantages and disadvantages), and the Wiley Award Symposium
on Authentication of Fats and Oils.
The meeting will also feature numerous poster sessions to give attendees
the chance to talk with presenters one-on-one. A large Expo will display
the latest in analytical laboratory equipment and services, and will
provide the opportunity to discuss needs with vendors and learn how
to improve your laboratory.
Training courses held before and after the meeting will include sessions
on intralaboratory (in-house) analytical method validation; ISO9000,
ISO/IEC Guide 25, and the laboratory; quality assurance for analytical
laboratories; quality assurance for microbiological laboratories; and
statistics for method development.
Holding this first AOAC International Annual Meeting of the new millennium
in Philadelphia, which was the site of the very first Annual Meeting
of the Association of Official Analytical Chemists back in 1886, provides
an opportunity to reflect on AOAC's long history and to envision the
Association's place in the future.
For more information, contact the AOAC Interntional Meetings and Education
Department, 481 North Frederick Avenue, Suite 500, Gaithersburg, Maryland
20877-2417, USA; E-mail: meetings@
aoac.org; Tel: +1-800-379-2622 from North America or +1 301 924
7077 worldwide; Fax: +1 301 924 7089; Web site: http://www.aoac.org.
The web site will have regularly updated information about the meeting.