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17 Aug 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

IUPAC Role in Global Affairs

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This symposia is one of several organized under the Theme “Chemistry for Society” during IUPAC | CCCE 2021



This symposium will feature the recent role of chemistry and IUPAC in the global affairs with contributions from global organizations such as the OPCW, BIPM (redefinition of the SI, IUPAC Div V), World Antidoping Agency, IAEA, or United States Pharmacopeia. The Symposium will showcase the close relationship between chemistry and its larger impact in society.


Presentations (Link HERE to details)

IUPAC, International Cooperation, and How Chemistry Can Address Global Challenges
Angela K. Wilson, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Reducing Inequality Around the World Through Chemistry
Francesca Kerton, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL

IUPAC’s Important Role in Creating a World Free of Chemical Weapons
Peter Hotchkiss, Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, Den Haag, Zuid-Holland

The IUPAC InChI chemical identifier standard project
Stephen Heller1, Ray Boucher2, Richard Kidd3, Ian Bruno4, Jonathan m. Goodman5
1InChI Trust, Silver Spring, MD, 2Wiley, Chichester, West Sussex, 3InChI Trust, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, 4CCDC, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, 5University of Cambridge, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

IUPAC Commission on Isotopic Abundances and Atomic Weights: its history, role, and work
Johanna Irrgeher, Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Leoben, Steiermark, Austria

Fruitful long term cooperation in chemical metrology between IAEA and IUPAC/CIAAW
Manfred Groening, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Wien

The new IUPAC Technical Report on Methods for the SI-Traceable Value Assignment of the Purity of Organic Compounds
Steven Westwood, Bureau International des Poids et Mesures, Sevres, Yvelines

The IUPAC Global Women’s Breakfast Series
Mary Garson1, Laura C. McConnell2, Lynn Soby3
1The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 2Bayer Crop Science, Wildwood, MO, 3International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Durham, NC

IUPAC Periodic Table Challenge
Juris Meija1, Javier García Martinez2, Jan Apotheker3
1National Research Council Canada, Ottawa, ON, 2Universidad de Alicante, Alicante, Other, Spain, 3University of Groningen, Bergen NH, Other, The Netherlands

Why do scientific unions and partner organizations prepare the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development 2022
Luc Allemand, International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development, Vitry-sur-Seine, Val-de-Marne, France

Professionalism and Growth of Young Career Chemists in Emerging Economies
Nnanake-Abasi O. Offiong, International Centre for Energy and Environmental Sustainability Research (ICEESR), University of Uyo, Uyo, NIGERIA, Uyo, Other


IUPAC Role in Global Affairs

Javier Garcia-MartinezUniversidad de Alicante, Spain

Report in preparation – Chem Int Apr 2022, p. 39

Date & Time

17 Aug 2021


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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