ACS Western Regional Meeting: November 6-8, 2015

The Orange County Section of the American Chemical Society (OCACS) is pleased to announce that the 45th Western Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society will take place on the beautiful campus of California State University – San Marcos, which is located in North San Diego County, only a short drive from the City of San Diego, Riverside County, and Orange County. The meeting will feature presentations, poster sessions, an exposition, receptions and an educators’ day. Please join us for the 2015 WRM to network and connect with our fellow chemists and chemical engineers in the Western Region!Image of a red mountain with words around it

There will be a wide variety of planned technical sessions and symposia, including:

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemical Technology
  • Celebration of Western Regional Nobel Laureates
  • Chemical Education
  • Chemical Safety
  • Chemistry of Beer and Wine
  • Crystallography
  • Colloids and Surface Chemistry
  • Energy and Fuel Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Fire & Water
  • Green Polymers
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • The Many Faces of CHAL
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Nanomaterials
  • Natural Products
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Organometallic Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Process Organic Chemistry
  • Renewables and Green Chemistry
  • Women Chemists

as well as general poster sessions.

There will be many special events, such as:

  • Special Symposium on Fire & Water
  • Celebration of Western Region Nobel Laureates
  • Women’s Networking Luncheon
  • Craft Beer and Networking Reception
  • Poster Sessions
  • Educational Workshops

We are also looking for intriguing symposium topics and symposium chairs to help us organize the symposia, sponsors and exhibitors. Please contact us if you have any exciting ideas to share!

When attendees aren’t at the meeting, they can visit the wineries in Temecula, the San Diego Zoo, the Wild Animal Park, LEGOLAND, various local renowned craft breweries, Oceanside and San Diego, along with other local attractions and parks.

Abstract submission through MAPS is now open. To submit an abstract, log-in to the ACS website and open Abstracts are due by 11:59 PM EDT on August 24.

Meeting and hotel registration will also open very soon.

Are You Interested In Presenting at WRM 2015? Click here

Are you interested in exhibiting at the Expo or sponsoring an event? Click here

WRM 2015 Awards Click Here


General Chair: Dr. Sandra Thompson (

Program Co-Chairs: Dr. Michael Kleinman (, Dr. Keisuke Ikehata (

The Orange County Section of the American Chemical Society, P.O. Box 211, Placentia, CA 92871


Author: Bill Miller

Bill Miller is a Councilor of the Sacramento Section of the ACS. He also teaches chemistry at Sacramento City College.

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