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2015 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies (PAC CHEM™)

July 30, 2015

The 2015 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies (PAC CHEM™), will take place in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, December 15-20, 2015. The conference is sponsored jointly by the American Chemical Society (ACS), the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC), the Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ), the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry (NZIC), the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI), the Korean Chemical Society (KCS), and the Chinese Chemical Society (CCS). The American Chemical Society is the host society for the 2015 Congress.

Pacifichem 2015 will be the seventh in the series of successful cosponsored scientific conferences of Pacific Basin Chemical Societies. Founded in 1984, these conferences have been held in Honolulu, Hawaii about every five years.

The Pacifichem 2015 Theme

The theme of Pacifichem 2015 is Chemical Networking: Building Bridges Across the Pacific, emphasizing the collaborative nature of chemistry as a multidisciplinary science and the opportunities to network with Pan-Pacific research groups at the Pacifichem meetings.

Collaborations in Chemistry

In keeping with the theme, Pacifichem 2015 welcomes proposals focusing on collaborations in chemistry. Symposia showcasing various aspects of collaboration across different geographic regions or between different sectors of chemical research (industry, academia, research institutes, government laboratories) are welcome, as are symposia focusing on partnerships between traditional industries and contract research organizations (CROs) or contract manufacturing organizations (CMO’s). Other collaborative arrangements of interest include precompetitive industrial collaborations on enabling chemical technologies, new technologies and new strategies for facilitating effective collaborations across multiple time zones, and managing intellectual property and licensing.

Industry in Chemistry

In recognizing the increasing importance of pan-Pacific collaborations in the chemical industry, Pacifichem 2015 welcomes symposia proposals related to Industry in Chemistry. Topics of potential interest include emerging challenges in the chemical industry, entrepreneurship and job creation in chemistry, translating chemical research discoveries into new commercial products, IP concerns in chemistry, optimization of chemistry workflows, use of six sigma and lean manufacturing practices in the chemical industry, disruptive chemical technologies, platform technologies in chemistry, leadership in the chemical industry, management in the chemical industry, talent acquisition training in the chemical industry, etc.

Pacifichem 2010

Pacifichem 2010 was held in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, December 15 – 20, 2010 with a record number of 12,520 attendees, 163 Exhibitors, 235 symposia, and 13,268 abstracts. A description of each symposium offered may be found in the list of the 2010 Technical Symposia. All sessions scheduled and papers presented may be browsed through the Program Book.