Chemistry International
Vol. 21, No.5, September 1999

1999, Vol. 21
No. 5 (September)
.. President's Report
.. News from IUPAC
.. Highlights from the Web
.. New Projects
.. Provisional Recommendations
.. New Books and Publications
.. Awards and Prizes
.. Conference Announcements
.. Conferences

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Vol. 21, No. 5
September 1999

Conference Announcements

8th Southeast Asia Western Pacific Regional Meeting of Pharmacologists

1-5 November 1999
Tapei, Taiwan

This meeting is being organized by the Pharmacological Society located in Taipei in collaboration with the Chinese Physiological Society, the Toxicological Society of Taiwan, the Pharmaceutical Society of the Republic of China, and the National Research Institute of Chinese Medicine. The Southeast Asia Western Pacific (SEAWP) societies form a Regional Member of the International Union of Pharmacology (IUPHAR).

For more information, contact 8th SEA/WPRMP c/o TCM, P.O. Box 68-439, Tapei, Taiwan, E-mail:; Tel.: +886 2 2523 6017; Fax: +886 2 2537 7479.

Symposium and Exhibition on "Gas Analysis"

7-9 November 1999
Amsterdam, Netherlands

This symposium and exhibition, organized by ISO/TC 158 "Analysis of Gases", gives participants the opportunity to exchange knowledge and collect information on market and research developments in the field of gas analysis. Attendees will meet people from different areas of industry and research, such as air quality, natural gas, and process gases. The two-day symposium will have five (parallel) sessions on the following subjects:

• state-of-the-art in equipment and current instrumentation

• traceability, validation, accreditation, and measurement accuracy

• calibration gases

• validation of analytical methods in natural gas

For additional information, contact Ms. C. Dobbelaar, NNI, P.O. Box 5059, NL-2600 GB Delft, Netherlands, E-mail:; Tel.: +31 15 2 690 330; Fax: +31 15 2 690 190.

International Congress on Frontiers in Pharmacology and Therapeutics in the 21st Century

1-4 December 1999
New Delhi, India

The Indian Pharmacological Society is organizing this broad-based international pharmacology congress to mark the end of the century.

For further details, contact Professor S. K. Gupta, Congress Secretariat, Department of Pharmacology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi 100 029, India, E-mail:; Tel: +91 11 659 3633/659 3282; Fax: +91 11 686 2663.

International Conference on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Food (EuroResidue IV)

8-10 May 2000
Koningshof, Veldhoven, Netherlands

This conference has as its theme "Residues in Food: An Item for Inspection Research and the Pharmceutical Industry". It is a follow-up to former EuroResidue conferences held in 1990, 1993, and 1996.

For further information, contact Dr. L. A. van Ginkel, EuroResidue Foundation, c/o RIVM, P.O. Box 1, NL-3720 BA Bilthoven, Netherlands, E-mail:; Tel: +31 30 274 2613; Fax: +31 30 274 4403; Web site:

International Conference on Transport Processes in Inorganic Materials—Fundamentals to Devices

28 May - 2 June 2000
Venice (Jesolo Beach), Italy

This conference has as its main objectives:

• understanding of microscopic mechanisms of transport in different inorganic materials
• assessing the role of transport in materials reactivity, synthesis, and processing
• exploring transport mechanisms that affect materials properties and behavior under operating conditions
• exploiting the role of transport processes in a number of advanced technologies of current or emerging interest

Papers are solicited in, but are not limited to, the following genereal areas:

• mass and charge transport mechanisms
• role of transport in materials reactivity, synthesis, processing, and properties
• application of transport studies to industrial problems

For further information, contact CIMTEC-Transport Phenomena Conference, P.O. Box 174, 48018 Faenza, Italy, Fax: +39 0546 664138.

74th Colloid and Surface Science Symposium (Colloid 2000)

18-21 June 2000
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

This symposium, sponsored by the American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, will be held at Lehigh University. Papers are being solicited for the technical program in the following areas:

• thin layers
• membranes and separations
• colloidal phenomena
• polymer colloids
• biocolloids and biointerfaces
• complex fluids
• colloids and interfaces in environmental processes
• catalysis surface centers and mechanisms

The symposium will also feature plenary speakers, general papers, and a poster session.

For further information, contact Professor Mohamed S. El-Aasser, Department of Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University, 111 Research Drive, Bethlehem, PA, USA 18015, E-mail:; Tel: +1 610 758 4470; Fax: +1 610 758 5880.

7th World Congress on Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (CPT 2000)

15-20 July 2000
Florence, Italy

This IUPHAR Congress is being organized by the Section of Clinical Pharmacology of the Italian Pharmacological Society on behalf of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology of IUPHAR. On this occasion, the Congress is being organized jointly with the 4th Congress of the European Association of Clinical Pharmacology, and it is unique in that respect. Over 3 000 delegates are expected to attend. Satellite meetings and sponsored symposia will also be held in conjunction with the Congress.

For further information, contact Professor Emilio Perucca, General Secretary, Clinical Pharmacology Unit, University of Pavia, Piazza Botta 10, 27100 Pavia, Italy and CPT 2000, Institute of Pharmacology, Policlinico Borgo Roma, 37134 Verona, Italy, E-mail:; Tel.: +39 45 50 04 08; Fax: +39 45 58 11 11; Web site:

13th International Congress on Rheology

20-25 August 2000
Cambridge, England, UK

This quadrennial congress brings together from all over the world, scientists and engineers who are directly or indirectly concerned with rheology. In over 50 years, this is only the second time that the congress has been held in the United Kingdom. The meeting is organized by the British Society of Rheology on behalf of the European Society of Rheology. The range of topics covered is broad and includes minisymposia on computational rheology, pharmaceutics, cosmetics and foods, suspensions and colloids, polymer solutions, polymer melts, solids rheology and composites, rheometry and related physical techniques, microstructural modeling, flow instabilities, process engineering, foams, emulsions and surfactants, non-Newtonian fluid mechanics, granular materials, and jamming.

For more information, contact Dr. D. M. Binding, Congress Administrator, Department of Mathematics, University of Wales, Aberystwyth SY23 3BZ, Wales, UK, E-mail:; Tel: +44 1970 622775; Fax: +44 1970 622777; Web site:

12th International Symposium on Homogeneous Catalysis

27 August - 1 September 2000
Stockholm, Sweden

This symposium brings together industrialists and academics to discuss recent advances in fundamental catalysis and how these may be applied to new industrial processes. Previous meetings in this series have taken place in St. Andrews, Scotland, UK (1998); Princeton, NJ, USA (1996); Jerusalem, Israel (1994); and Amsterdam, Netherlands (1992). Stockholm University will host the 12th International Symposium on Homogeneous Catalysis.

For additional information, contact Agneta Sjogren, The Swedish Chemical Society, Wallingatan 24, 3tr, SE-111 24 Stockholm, Sweden, E-mail:; Tel: +46 8 411 52 80; Fax: +46 8 10 66 78.

24th Latin American Congress of Chemistry

15-19 October 2000,
Lima, Peru

This congress, also organized as the 21st Peruvian Congress of Chemistry, is jointly sponsored by La Sociedad Química del Peru and Federacion Latinoamericana de Asociaciones Químicas (FLAQ). Featured symposia will cover materials science, chromatography, atmospheric and environmental chemistry, and natural products. The scientific program will consist of contributed papers in the following areas:

• chemistry education
• chemistry as a basic science
• atmospheric and environmental chemistry
• natural products
• biochemistry
• chemistry of health and nutrition
• electrochemistry and corrosion
• catalysis and adsorbents
• industrial chemistry

The last three days of the congress will also feature QUIMITEC 2000, a modern exhibition of chemical technology.

For additional information, contact Nadia Gamboa, 24th Latin American Congress of Chemistry, Chemical Society of Peru, Av. Nicolas de Aranibar 696 - Santa Beatriz, Lima, Peru, E-mail:; Tel: +51 1 4723925; Fax: +51 1 2659049.

7th International Frumkin Symposium on Basic Electrochemistry for Science and Technology

23-28 October 2000,
Moscow, Russia

This symposium, to be held at the Klyazma Resort near Moscow, will focus on the following topic areas:

• structure and properties of electrified interfaces
• charge transfer in condensed media
• transport phenomena in electrochemical systems
• electrochemistry and new materials
• bioelectrochemistry

The symposium is being organized by the Russian Academy of Sciences (Division of General and Technical Chemistry, The A. N. Frumkin Institute of Electrochemistry, and the Scientific Council on Electrochemistry) and the Lomonosov Moscow State University (Department of Chemistry, Chair of Electrochemistry). Sponsors include the International Society of Electrochemistry and the Editorial Board of the Russian Journal of Electrochemistry.

For more information, contact, Professor Boris M. Grafov (Chairman, 7th International Frumkin Symposium), The Frumkin Institute of Electrochemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninskii prospekt 31, Building 5, Moscow 117071, Russia, E-mail:; Tel: +7 095 952 46 48; Fax: +7 095 952 08 46; Web site:




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