Scientific Interest Groups (SIGs) are a vital part of the ACA.  There are fourteen (14) SIGs that each represent a particular discipline within the field of crystallography, allowing members to focus on their area of specialty while retaining access to interaction with the entire range of crystallographic techniques and applications. Any member may join as many SIGs they wish. There are no additional fees association with SIG membership.

 

SIGs are responsible for defining the program at annual meetings. Each SIG is charged with organizing at least one half-day session every two years. This is a great opportunity for members to get involved in the ACA at a grass roots level and have a direct impact upon the annual meeting.

 

SIGs schedule an annual meeting during the main meeting. You are welcome to attend any or all meetings.

 

SIG

DAY

DATE

TIME

LOCATION

Canadian Division

Saturday

 July 21st

12:00 P.M.

Grand West

General Interest

Saturday

 July 21st

12:00 P.M.

Provincial South

Industrial

Saturday

 July 21st

12:00 P.M.

Grand East

Light Sources

Saturday

 July 21st

12:00 P.M.

Grand Centre

Best Practices For Data Analysis & Archiving

Saturday

 July 21st

5:00 P.M.

Provincial North

Fiber Diffraction

Saturday

 July 21st

5:00 P.M.

Provincial South

Biological Macromolecules

Sunday

 July 22nd

5:00 P.M.

Grand Centre

Materials, Neutron & Powder: Joint Meeting

Sunday

 July 22nd

5:00 P.M.

Provincial North

Young Scientists'

Sunday

 July 22nd

5:00 P.M.

Grand West

Cryo-EM

Monday

 July 23rd

12:00 P.M.

Grand Centre

Service & Small Molecule: Joint Meeting

Monday

 July 23rd

12:00 P.M.

Provincial South

Small Angle Scattering

Monday

 July 23rd

12:00 P.M.

Grand East

 

 

SIG Activities & Responsibilities

 

One officer from each SIG is welcome to attend the planning meeting for the 2019 Annual Meeting. This meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 25th at 8:30 am in the Wentworth Room of the Sheraton Hotel. 

 

A scientific interest group, in addition to any other activity described in their constitution or petition for formation, will organize at least one half-day session every year at an annual meeting. The Program Chair will make assignment of meeting rooms and time blocks for these sessions. Within the time blocks, however, the format may be any that is considered appropriate by the Group. Abstracts for the sessions must appear in the program and abstract book and must conform to the standard regulations made by the Program Chair with respect to format, deadlines, etc. These sessions will be interspersed with the general plenary sessions.

 

An annual report of the SIG activities should be submitted to the Council within fourteen (14) days of the close of the annual meeting.  A representative of the SIG should meet with the Council at the annual meeting. A report of scientific highlights of the year should be submitted to the Council by December 1st for review and enclosure in the Spring issue of ACA RefleXions newsletter.

 

The resources of the ACA, such as AIP services, newsletter, etc., will be available to the Group.  As an ACA SIG, the Group will be subjected to the ACA Constitution, Bylaws and Operating Rules.  Proposed changes in the Group's rules, dues, etc., must be approved by the ACA Council.