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Green Chemistry at the ACS National Meeting in Orlando

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The ACS Green Chemistry Institute® is excited to participate in the 2019 Spring ACS National Meeting & Expo in Orlando, FL this March 31 through April 4. With so much going on at the National Meetings, it can be easy to miss a session you wish you had attended. To make it easier, ACS GCI has compiled a selection of “must-attend” sessions to get the most green and sustainable chemistry and engineering out of the meeting!

Visit the ACS GCI in the Expo!

The ACS Expo in the Orange County Convention Center is the central meeting space for those attending the meeting. While there, be sure to visit ACS GCI at the Green Chemistry Kiosk within the greater ACS booth (Booth 623). Talk to staff and learn more about sustainable and green chemistry practices. There will be fun giveaways and the return of our spinning wheel where attendees can spin to win different prizes. We look forward to seeing you at the booth Sunday, March 31 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and Mon-Tues., April 1-2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.!

Dr. Paul Richardson, Director of Oncology Chemistry at Pfizer, and member of the ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable will be speaking at the ACS Theatre within Booth 623 in the Expo Hall at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2. Richardson’s presentation will provide a brief introduction to “Green Chemistry in the Pharmaceutical Industry – Why, When, Who and How?”

Don’t forget to check out the ACS Store and get our new Green Chemistry T-shirts!

Green Chemistry & Pharma

Practical Green Chemistry Tools and Techniques for Research and Development Scientists
Sunday, March 31, 1:30 - 4:30 pm, Room W313, Orange County Convention Center

This workshop will equip industry-based R&D chemists and engineers as well as graduate students with practical green chemistry tools, methods and metrics. We will cover green chemistry basics through to the most recent innovative tools and metrics widely used in the pharmaceutical industry. The workshop will be tailored toward scientists and engineers working in batch chemical operations in common use within the pharma industry but the tools may be applied to other allied chemical industries.

What you will learn:

  • Fundamentals of green chemistry and engineering.
  • Tools that the pharma industry routinely uses to optimize their synthetic chemical processes.
  • How to use these tools to make “greener” decisions in synthetic drug design and process development.
  • Real-world applications from experienced pharma industry process development chemists.

ORGN: Innovative Green Chemistry: Striving toward Zero-Waste API Manufacturing
Monday, April 1, 8:00-11:45 a.m. and 1:00-4:50 p.m., West Hall F3, Convention Center
This session put together by the ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable (Guy Humphrey, Kevin Maloney) will feature Nobel Prize Winner, Dr. Frances Arnold, Bruce Lipshutz, Sachin Handa, and other accomplished speakers.

BIOT: Emerging Frontiers in BIOT

Thursday, April 4, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Grand A, Rosen Centre Hotel
Members of the ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable's BioPharma team will discuss research and best practices aimed at increasing the sustainability of bioprocessing. Learn about newly developed metrics for biologics manufacturing, life cycle assessment case studies, recycling single use plastics and more.

Green Chemistry & Education

CHED/SOCED/ACSGCI/I&EC: Green Chemistry Student Chapters: Stories of Success
Monday, April 1, 8:30 a.m. – Noon, Room W311C, Orange County Convention Center

Hear from ACS undergraduate Student Chapters who have successfully incorporated green chemistry into their chapter. Presenters include students from Tennessee Tech, University of Central Arkansas, University of Puerto Rico – Bayamon, Heidelberg, University of Detroit Mercy, University of New England, Gordon College, and many more.

CHED/CHAS/ACSGCI/I&EC: Green Chemistry as a Pillar of Safety Education
Tuesday, April 2, 1:30 p.m., Room W311C, Orange County Convention Center

One aim of green chemistry is to reduce chemical hazardous impacts on human health and the environment. However, green chemistry principles are not yet an integral part of safety education. This symposium will explore innovation and best practices for integrating green chemistry into safety curriculum.

CHED/CEI/ACSGCI/I&EC: UN Sustainable Development Goals: Unique Opportunities for the Chemical Enterprise
Monday, April 1, 1:30 – 5:30 p.m., Room W311C, Orange County Convention Center

Learn how all sectors of the chemical enterprise can contribute to achieving the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially through green chemistry and sustainable chemistry technologies. The last 40 minutes of the afternoon will be a workshop for the chemistry education community to discuss and explore innovative ideas for integrating the SDGs into chemistry education. Topics include connections between the U.N. SDGs and the chemistry enterprise; multidisciplinary topics and collaborations; and the importance of systems and life cycle thinking.

CHED/CEI: Green and Sustainable Chemistry Theory and Practice: Chemistry for New Frontiers
Sunday, March 31, 1:30 p.m., Room W311C, Orange County Convention Center

This symposium will engage and inform the CHED community on recent advances in green and sustainable chemistry education for majors, non-majors and K-12 students.

Green Chemistry & Small Business

SCHB/CEI: Frontiers in Green Chemistry for Small Businesses
Tuesday, April 2, 8:00-11:55 a.m. & 1:00-4:55 p.m., Orlando V, Hilton Orlando

What does it take to make it as a green chemistry business? This symposium will offer experiences from successful small green chemistry businesses as well as highlights of recent market trends and resources available especially to small green technology companies.

General Green Chemistry Sessions

ENVR: Green Chemistry and the Environment
Tues-Thurs, April 2, 4-6 p.m., April 3, 8-11:45 a.m. & 1-5 p.m., April 4, 8-11:40 a.m.

Green Chemistry Awards

POLY: ACS Award for Affordable Green Chemistry in Honor of Richard Gross
Monday, April 1, 2019, 8:30 a.m. – Noon, Salon 12, Rosen Centre Hotel

Award address is on “Biocatalytic routes to tunable building blocks, surfactants and polymers.”

I&EC: 2019 ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Lectureship Awards: Symposium in Honor of Paul Dauenhau...
Monday, April 1, 8 a.m. – Noon, Room W224E, Orange County Convention Center

Award lecture is on “At the frontier of renewable chemicals from biomass.”

I&EC: 2019 ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Lectureship Awards: Symposium in Honor of Kevin Wu
Monday, April 1, 1:30-5:20 p.m., Room W224E, Orange County Convention Center

Award lecture is on “Functional nanoporous materials for lignocellulosic biomass conversion and chemical engineering applications.”

The ACS Student Chapter Awards Ceremony will take place on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the Convention Center, Valencia Ballroom A.