McCormick Place | Chicago, Illinois, USA
March 1 - 5, 2020
Deadline: December 16, 2019

Abstract Submissions

Submit Your Abstract

We are now accepting Abstract Submissions for the Pittcon 2020 to be held in Chicago, IL, USA March 1-5, 2020. The following paragraphs define what is required in order for your abstract to get the proper consideration by the Pittcon Technical Program Committee. The deadline for submission is Monday, December 16, 2019.

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Please read and retain these instructions for future reference:
 
1. Authors wishing to contribute papers to Pittcon 2020 must submit a 2000-character abstract for review by the Program Committee (this includes the text and spacing).  All abstracts must be submitted electronically via the Technical Program link on the Pittcon 2020 website at www.pittcon.org. The abstract submission deadline is Friday, August 16, 2019. Abstracts received after the submission deadline will be automatically placed on a waiting list.

If you have questions pertaining to abstracts, please contact Ms. Becky Hackley at the Pittcon office (program@pittcon.org, 800-825-3221 x 219 or 412-825-3220 x 219).
If you have any technical questions or experience any difficulty with the electronic abstract submission website, please contact A2Z (support info is at the bottom of the page).
 
2. The Program Committee reviews all received abstracts, including those placed on the waiting list. It is imperative that the title be as clear and descriptive as possible while still being shorter rather than longer, and the abstract provide a precise objective of the research project, the significance of the research, the experimental procedures and equipment used, the results obtained, and the conclusions reached. All abstracts should acknowledge the source of funding that supported the work.  Please note:  Titles and co-authors cannot be changed/added/deleted after the abstract submission.  Be certain your information is complete and correct upon abstract submission. Authors are asked to please take particular care when choosing the Application and Methodology categories and the Focus on either category.  
All submitted abstracts are considered to be confidential. To maintain confidentiality, only members of the Program Committee will be permitted access to the abstracts. The Program Committee reserves the sole right to accept or reject any abstract for any reason. The acceptance of the abstract for presentation is an agreement between The Pittsburgh Conference and the person listed as the Presenter on the abstract.
 
3. Contributed abstracts must report a previously unpublished novel scientific finding or technical advancement of clear significance in the fields of analytical chemistry or applied spectroscopy. Although Pittcon defines the fields of analytical chemistry and applied spectroscopy in the broadest possible terms, abstracts clearly falling outside these fields cannot be accepted. Abstracts must not contain statements that could be construed as commercials for any product, vendor or manufacturer. Company and product names cannot be used in the title and the graphics of any contributed abstract.
 
4. Authors will be notified early in October 2019, via email, as to the status of their abstracts and will be given detailed instructions regarding their presentations. There will not be any hard copy acceptance notices; therefore, it is important that you provide a valid email address with each preliminary abstract submission. It is also wise to whitelist pittcon.org on spam blocking software.
NOTE:  If you do not receive an email on your status (accept, reject, or waitlist) by late October, contact Becky Hackley at program@pittcon.org.  You can also check the website, which is updated regularly, at www.pittcon.org
 
5. Authors of accepted abstracts will have the opportunity to edit their abstract until December 6, 2019. Detailed instructions on how to edit your abstract will be provided with the notice of acceptance. The title and the list of authors cannot be edited once you have submitted the abstract.  Abstracts will be posted on the Pittcon website when it is placed and accepted in the Technical Program (as early October, 2019).   
 
6. Oral presentations, preferably in PowerPoint format 16:9, must be on CD-ROM or USB thumb/stick/jump drives. Pittcon will provide the LCD projectors and laptop computers. 
 
7. Poster boards and push pins will be provided for poster presenters to display their posters.  Authors MUST be present during the designated times to represent their posters.  More instructions to follow.
 
8. Except under extraordinary circumstances, Pittcon does not allow withdrawal of a paper less than two weeks before the conference. If an author cannot attend Pittcon, one of the remaining co-authors is responsible for the presentation.  This will avoid any discontinuity in the session. In the unfortunate circumstance where neither author nor co-author presents a scheduled presentation, the lead author will not be invited to present his or her work at Pittcon for two subsequent years.
An email is to be sent to program@pittcon.org if you wish to withdraw your abstract and avoid being penalized.
 
9. The Pittsburgh Conference does not provide financial support to authors of contributed papers. Authors are required to pay the appropriate registration fee for admittance to the technical sessions and the exposition. Registration information will be available on the Pittcon website.
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