Meeting Round-up

 

The 2012 Annual Meeting was held in Boston, Mass., July 28 through August 1. (785) participants presented 258 posters and 294 lectures at the beautiful Westin Waterfront Hotel. Thirty-nine exhibitors participated in the Exhibit Show, beginning with the Opening Reception on Saturday and running through Tuesday evening.

 

Attendees traveled from 30 different counties with 23% of the total participants coming from outside the USA. Young scientists (students and post-docs) represented 32% of the total meeting attendance.

 

Eleven posters were selected for poster prizes, sponsored by the ACA and seven other groups. Nine students were selected to receive the Margaret C. Etter Student Lecturer Award. Each was invited to give a lecture and was presented with a certificate and monetary award.

 

The meeting was financially supported by 33 organizations (scroll down for complete list) whose contributions were used to support young scientists, speakers and social events. We gratefully acknowledge the generosity of our meeting sponsors whose support sustains the high caliber of our meetings that our attendees have come to expect.

 

Marius Krawiec (Vertec Pharmaceuticals) won free membership for 2013 by attending the Business Meeting.  Winners of the free hotel room raffle were:  Ming Dong (U. of Delaware), Gary Angles (New Mexico Highlands U.), Annet Bodenheimer (North Carolina State U.), Miguel Garcia-Garibay (U. of California, L.A.), and Bobby Barnett (U. of Cincinnati).

 

ACA would like to thank all those who made this year's meeting in Boston possible. We gratefully acknowledge the diligence and perseverance of our Program Chairs, Bruce Foxman and Bruce Noll (the Bruces).  Kudos and thanks go to Peter Mueller, Local Chair (the baby arrived the day after the meeting ended, so thank you baby Anna too!), Ilia Guzei, Poster Chair and his Poster Judges, the Student Workers (the guys in red), Session Chairs and Invited Speakers for their efforts in making this meeting an all around success.

 

Full session summaries will appear in the Fall issue of ACA RefleXions. Photos are viewable on our Facebook page & http://web.mit.edu/pmueller/www/ACA2012/  

See you next year in Honolulu, Hawaii, July 20-24, 2013

Thank You Exhibitors:

Agilent  #430

Anton Paar  #330

Area Detector Systems #327

Art Robbins Instruments  #411

Australian Synchrotron  #334

Blake Industries, Inc.  #410

Bruker AXS  #321, 325

CCP4 #439

Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre  #332

Cryo Industires of America  #326

Dectris Ltd.  #524

Douglas Instruments Ltd  #427

Formulatrix  #211

IMCA-CAT #510

Incoatec GmbH  #425

International Union of Cr  #438

Labcyte  #419

Advanced Light Source  #532

MacCHESS-Cornell  #530

Microlytic N.A. #305

Mitegen, LLC  #319

Molecular Dimensions #310

NatX-ray  #406

NUFO  #224

Oak Ridge National Lab  #534

Oxford Cryosystems Inc.  #304

Rayonix  #514

RCSB PDB and SBKB  #339

Rigaku Americas #315

SERCAT  #338

STOE & Cie GmbH  #431

TA Instruments  #404

Thermo Scientific NanoDrop #205

TTP LabTech Ltd.  #311

Univ. of Georgia  #226

XENOCS SA  #433