Virtual event provides essential information for atomic spectroscopists and analytical laboratory staff working with molecular atomic techniques. The conference includes the presentation of the 2021 Emerging Leader in Atomic Spectroscopy award.

CRANBURY, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#SpectroscopySpectroscopy®, a multimedia platform that promotes the use of spectroscopic instrumentation in applied research, environmental testing, quality control, and the life sciences, and the Society for Applied Spectroscopy (SAS), are pleased to present a joint virtual conference, “Atomic Spectroscopy in Practice,” taking place Feb. 23-24. The event also recognizes the achievements and aspirations of a talented young atomic spectroscopist with awarding of 2021 Emerging Leader in Atomic Spectroscopy award.

“As our partnership continues to grow with the SAS, we are very proud to join forces and host our second joint virtual symposium together,” said Mike Hennessy Jr., president and CEO of MJH Life Sciences™, the parent company of Spectroscopy®. “We see tremendous value in the work that the SAS bring to the spectroscopy community, and we look forward to delivering critical insights and impactful educational to atomic spectroscopists and analytical laboratory staff working in the field.”

Different techniques will be covered during each day of the symposium. The first day, Tuesday, Feb. 23, will cover sample preparation, atomic absorption (AA), and inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES) and ICP–mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), and the second day, Wednesday, Feb. 24, will cover X-ray fluorescence, laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS), and laser-ablation ICP-MS (LA-ICP-MS). Each day will feature a morning and an afternoon session. The morning sessions will provide a series of tutorials on fundamentals and troubleshooting, followed by a question-and-answer (Q&A) period with all of the speakers. In the afternoon sessions, leading instrument suppliers will give 20-minute talks providing educational troubleshooting and tip and tricks.

“Our mission is to advance the art and science of spectroscopy, and with in-person meetings on pause, virtual symposia are critical to that mission” said Karl Booksh, president of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy. “For this symposium, we want to highlight some of the power and best practices for atomic spectroscopy. SAS appreciates the support that Spectroscopy gives to our mission, by allowing us to reach beyond our membership, and by recognizing the future leaders in the field.”

The event will also include a special award for the 2021 Emerging Leader in Atomic Spectroscopy, with a talk by this year’s winner, L. Robert Baker, an associate professor at The Ohio State University. To nominate a young scientist for the 2022 Emerging Leader in Atomic Spectroscopy Award, click here.

For more information and to register, click here.

About Spectroscopy®

Spectroscopy® is a multimedia platform dedicated to analytical spectroscopy through peer-reviewed articles, tutorials, web seminars and more. Spectroscopy® aims to enhance productivity, efficiency and the overall value of spectroscopy as a practical analytical technology across a variety of fields. The magazine and its website provide scientists, technicians and laboratory managers with content to help them improve their practice. Spectroscopy® is a brand of MJH Life Sciences, the largest privately held, independent, full-service medical media company in North America dedicated to delivering trusted health care news across multiple channels.

About SAS

The Society for Applied Spectroscopy is a non-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination of information related to spectroscopy. In business for over 60 years, the Society is committed to education and to providing quality benefits to members worldwide. The objective of this Society is to advance and disseminate knowledge and information concerning the art and science of spectroscopy and other allied sciences. We are pleased to be the publishers of the internationally recognized, peer reviewed journal Applied Spectroscopy. The Society has a long and rich history as the premier spectroscopic information source for scientists.


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