From: "Secretary, ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety" <secretary**At_Symbol_Here**DCHAS.ORG>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] ACS National Meeting Call for Papers - New Orleans, Spring 2018
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2017 07:35:42 -0400
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Chemical safety and EHS professionals interested in presenting papers at the ACS national meeting in New Orleans next spring may be interested in the following sessions found in the Call for Papers for this meeting:

CHAS Symposia

- Ask Dr. Safety: Integrating Research and Safety

- CHAS Poster Session (Poster)

The CHAS Poster session is open to submissions on any topic related to chemical safety. This poster session is normally scheduled during SCI-MIX (Monday, 8-10pm).

- Formulation of Cannabis Products: More than just THC & CBD

The session will explore the aspects of cannabis research given less focus so far. Different formulations, delivery methods, and molecular makeups of the cannabis medication will be discussed by various experts of the field with diverse backgrounds of research backgrounds.

- Heidolph North America's Cannabis Chemistry Subdivision Scholarship Symposium

- Implementing ACS Safety Education Guidelines

Over the past five years the ACS Committee on Chemical Safety, working with the Division of Chemical Health and Safety and the Office of High School Chemistry, has published several new safety education guidance documents which can be viewed and downloaded at the newly launched website, ‰??Chemistry & Laboratory Safety‰??. The publications address both technical and cultural aspects of chemical safety in a ‰??spiral learning‰?? model which spans audience engagement from high school to the professional chemist. In this symposium we invite papers from those who have found ways to implement these resources into your teaching, curriculum, and research laboratories.

- Incorporating Safety Information into Publications

- Reproductive Hazards

- Safety & Energy Research & Production

Today‰??s energy research and production portfolio spans a diverse set of topical areas such as development of next generation storage media; materials for efficiently harnessing solar, wave and wind energy; development and production of biofuels; coal gasification; synthetic fuels; advanced magnetics; and the performance of small form and large form storage cells. In this symposium, we will explore the myriad of factors that must be considered to safely perform work in this ever growing, ever diversifying area of research and production. Researchers and production leads are encouraged to partner with their safety and health support staff, safety committees, etc. to submit talks for this symposium as we explore this expanding area of safety.

- Separation Science & Technology in the Medical Cannabis & Hemp Industry

- Water Supply Safety

Water contaminating events such as the Flint Water Crisis, TVA and Duke Energy Ash spills in Tennessee and North Carolina and the 2014 Elk River chemical spill has many communities looking a little closer at their water supplies. From testing levels of pollutants to removing materials via filtration and using chemical treatments to remove microorganisms, it takes many types of chemistry to ensure that this valuable resource remains usable. As such, chemists do more than simply treat drinking water. We also have to monitor and maintain the quality of water we use in our labs and in our communities as chemistry plays an important role in maintaining the health of water before, during, and after usage.

- Women in Cannabis: Shaping an Emerging Industry

Division of Chemical Information Symposia

- Community Sharing of Chemical Safety Data: Yes, No, Maybe?

Various initiatives are underway that depend on the wider chemistry community to be willing to share safety learnings. But some members of the community are hesitant to exchange such info, for a variety of reasons, including personal embarrassment, IP risk, and unclear fears of legal or regulatory liability. Speakers will discuss safety data sharing and accompanying concerns, so as a community we can assess which concerns are valid, and how to address those that are.

Division of Chemical Education Symposia

- Assessing Safety Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes

- Chemistry Safety in the Classroom: Best Practices and Learning Experience

- Advancing Undergraduate Research in Chemistry: Best Practices and New

The abstract submission deadlines for these Divisions start on October 16. The complete Call for Papers and abstract submission web site can be found at

Let me know if you have any questions about this.

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart
Division of Chemical Health and Safety
American Chemical Society

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