254th ACS National Meeting

Join us in Washington DC this Fall
August 20-24, 2017

Program Chair, Scott Jackson at scott.jackson@valent.com.
Please contact symposium organizers for specific questions on a symposium

Call for Papers and abstract submission is now open at the ACS website
Deadline for Abstract submission is March 22, 2017

Planned Technical Symposia by Topic Area

AWARDS  AND TRIBUTES

Student Travel Awards and New Investigator Awards – Applications Due March 22

Advances in Insecticide Mode of Action, Chemistry, and Resistance: ACS International Award for Research in Agrochemicals, Symposium Honoring Dr. Jeffrey Bloomquist (oral invitation only, posters contributed)
Organizer: John Clark, U Mass Amherst

Bob Krieger Memorial Symposium: A Life of Pesticide Research
Organizers: Melinda M.B. Dyk, BASF; Jim Seiber , UC Davis; Glenn Miller , U Nevada Reno

Richard Allen Memorial Symposium: A Passion for Pesticide Fate in the Environment
Organizers:  Kirk Gohre, Valent; Tianbo Xu, Bayer; Tharacad Ramanarayanan, Syngenta

Sterling Hendricks Memorial Lecture Award (invitation only)
Organizers: Stephen Duke, USDA-ARS, Kim Kaplan, USDA-ARS

SPECIAL TOPICS

Communicating Pesticide Science to the Public
Organizers: Phil Brindle, BASF, Heidi Irrig, Syngenta, Carmen Tiu, Dow AgroSciences

GENERAL

Protection of Sustainable Agricultural Productivity, Public Health, and the Environment – General Session (contributed posters only)
Organizer: Scott Jackson, Valent

ADVANCES IN AGROCHEMICAL RESIDUES, ANALYTICAL AND METABOLISM CHEMISTRY, AND METABOLOMICS

Advanced Techniques for Isolation and Identification of Ag/Pharma Metabolites from Biological Samples
Organizers: Joshua Taylor, Dow AgroSciences, Yang Yuan, DuPont

Advances in Residue Analytical Methods: Innovation, Current Status, and Future Prospects
Organizers: Manasi Saha, BASF, Steven Perez, Adpen

Emerging Mass Spectrometry Trends in Support of Agricultural Research and Development
Organizers: Jesse Balcer, Dow AgroSciences, Paul Reibach, Smithers

Encountering Challenges in Analysis of Small Polar Metabolites
Organizers: Gopinath C. Nallani, FMC, Paul Reibach, Smithers

Good Laboratory Practices for the Agrochemical Professional
Organizers: Patricia Maldonado, Dow, Carol Lee, Lee Compliance Assessments, Kim Watson, Stone Environmental

Qualitative and Quantitative Endogenous Protein Detection
Organizers: Ryan Hill, Dow AgroSciences, Tao Geng, Monsanto

Residue Analytical Method Transfer from Initial Method Development to End Use
Organizers: Elisabeth Schoenau, Golden Pacific Labs, Xiao Zhou, Dow AgroSciences

 AIR QUALITY AND AGRICULTURE

 Agricultural Atmospheric Emissions: Processes, Impacts, and Management
Organizers: Rong Li, Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, Cathleen J. Hapeman, USDA-ARS

Atmospheric Fate and Transport of Pesticide Emissions
Organizers: Shanique Grant, Syngenta, Gabe Rothman, US EPA

BIORATIONALE PESTICIDES, NATURAL PRODUCTS, PHEROMONES, AND CHEMICAL SIGNALING IN AGRICULTURE

Roles of Natural Products for Biorational Pesticides in Agriculture
Organizers: John J. Beck, USDA-ARS, Stephen Duke, USDA-ARS, Caitlin C. Rering, USDA-ARS

DISCOVERY AND SYNTHESIS

Synthesis and Chemistry of Agrochemicals
Organizers: Tom Stevenson, DuPont, Joseph Eckelbarger, DowAgroSciences

ECOSYSTEM AND HUMAN HEALTH/EXPOSURE AND RISK ASSESSMENT

2,4-D Human Exposure Data: Lessons from Decades of Study
Organizers: Judy S. LaKind, LaKind Assoc.,  Carol J. Burns , Ken Racke, Dow AgroSciences

Application of Spatial Technologies to Advance Exposure Modeling and Risk Assessments
Organizers: Gerco Hoogeweg, Waterborne Environmental, Pat Havens, Dow AgroSciences, Nelson Thurman, US EPA, Meredith Fry, US EPA

Current Regulatory and Scientific Landscape of Mixture Toxicity and Risk Assessment
Organizers: Kimberly Ralston-Hooper, Dow AgroSciences, Pat Havens, Dow AgroSciences, Steve Levine, Monsanto, Jane Staveley, Exponent

Developing Pesticide Environmental Risk Assessment Approaches
Organizers: Natalia Peranginangin, Syngenta, Robert Morris, FMC

Higher Tier Laboratory and Field Approaches to Risk Assessment Refinement
Organizers: Tianbo Xu, Bayer, Jay Gan, UC Riverside, Mah Shamim, US EPA, Michael Barrett, US EPA

How Can Chemistry Improve the Human Health Exposure and Risk Assessment of Chemicals?
Organizer: Carrie Fleming, Dow AgroSciences

Pesticides, Pollinator Health, and Agricultural Sustainability
Organizers: Jeanette M. Van Emon, US EPA, Max Feken, Syngenta,  John Purdy, Abacus Consulting,  Tom Steeger, US EPA

Risk Assessment and Beyond: Innovative Approaches to Meet FIFRA and ESA Consultation Needs
Organizers: Bernalyn McGaughey, Compliance Services, Dan Campbell, Syngenta, Jeremy Crossland, US Army, Galon Hall, USDA, Leslie Honey, Nature Serve

Species Habitat Determination and Chemical Exposure Routes and Timing
Organizers: Daniel Perkins, Waterborne Environmental, Rochelle Bohaty, US EPA, Ashlea Frank, Compliance Services, Aleshia Kenney, US FWS, Caroline Wade, Illinois Corn

Tiered Testing for Pollinator Protection: Experiences in Design, Implementation, and Interpretation
Organizers: Brian L. Bret, Dow AgroSciences,  Ronald C. Biever, Smithers, Marietta Echeverria, US EPA, Marie T. Maks, Marie Maks Regulatory Consulting

ENVIRONMENTAL FATE, TRANSPORT, AND MODELING OF AGRICULTURALLY-RELATED CHEMICALS

Environmental Fate, Transport, and Modeling of Agriculturally-related Chemicals
Organizers: Jane Tang, Bayer, Lauren Padilla, Stone Environmental

Fate and Metabolism of Agrochemicals – Early Career Scientist Symposium
Organizers: Yunjie Ding, Dow AgroSciences, Fang Jia, Bayer, Shanique Grant, Syngenta, Mingming Ma, Dow AgroSciences

Mechanistic Modeling and Effectiveness of Buffer Strips for Pesticide Regulatory Frameworks
Organizers: Oscar Perez-Ovilla, Bayer, David R. Jones, US EPA

FORMULATIONS AND APPLICATION

Agrochemical Formulation Development

Matt Meredith                          matt_meredith@huntsman.com
Ricardo Acosta                          racostaamado@dow.com
Ryan Totten                               rtotten@stepan.com
Solito Sumulong                       Solito.Sumulong@cpsagu.com
Steffen Pilotek                          steffen.pilotek@buhlergroup.com

Breaking the Tension: Surfactant Use in Agrochemical Products

Leah S. Riter                               lsriter@monsanto.com
Harika Adusumilli                     hadusumilli@dow.com

HUMAN AND ANIMAL HEALTH PROTECTION: VECTOR CONTROL, VETERINARY PHARMACEUTICAL, ANTIMICROBIAL AND WORKER PROTECTION PRODUCTS

Biorational Control of Medical and Veterinary Pest
Organizers: Joel Coats, Iowa State, Edmund Norris, Iowa State, Aaron D. Gross, U Florida, John M. Clark, U Mass Amherst

Veterinary Drugs:  Research, Residues, and Regulations
Steven J. Lehotay, USDA-ARS

REGULATIONS, HARMONIZATION, AND MRLS

Analytical, Environmental, and Regulatory Challenges with Legalized Cannabis
Organizers: Glenn Miller, U Nevada Reno, Kevin Armbrust, LSU

Anatomy of a Label: What’s Chemistry Got To Do With It?
Organizers: Claire Terry, Dow AgroSciences, George Farnsworth, CA DPR

Managing Pesticide Use and Use Data
Organizers: Minghua Zhang, UC Davis, Jay Gan, UC Riverside, Kimberley Steinmann, CA DPR, Mark Robertson,CA DPR

Pesticide Registration, Monitoring, and Enforcement: The Big Picture
Heidi Irrig, Syngenta, John Johnston, USDA-FSIS