Spring Symposium Brochure 2019

40th Annual Spring Symposium
May 7 – 9, 2019
Earle Brown Heritage Center
Minneapolis, MN

Symposium Early Registration Deadline: April 14, 2019
Short Course Early Registration Deadline: April 14, 2019
Abstract Submission Deadline for a Technical Presentation: April 15, 2019
Short Course Final Registration Deadline: May 1, 2019
Symposium Advance Registration Deadline: May 1, 2019
Symposium On-Site Registration: after May 7 – 9, 2019

For further information contact Jenn Rosen by phone at (612) 990-3924 or email at jenn@rosetreeevents.com or visit the MCF website at www.minnchrom.com.

Minnesota Chromatography Forum

c/o Rosetree Events

201 East Hennepin, Suite 210

Minneapolis, MN 55414

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The Minnesota Chromatography Forum invites you to participate in its 40th Annual Spring Symposium and Short Courses at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Minneapolis, MN. This year’s program will interest people from all areas of separation science.

— KEYNOTE ADDRESS —

From Identifying Reaction Products to Suspect Screening, Chromatography Enables Environmental Analytical Chemistry

Dr. William Arnold

Distinguished McKnight University Professor
Joseph T. and Rose S. Ling Professor
Associate Department Head


— FOCUS SESSIONS —

— GENERAL SESSIONS —

— POSTER SESSIONS —

— SPECIAL TOPICS SESSION —

— INTENSIVE SHORT COURSES —

“GC Method Development” 

|by Daron Decker|

“CSI – GC/MS Style” 

|by Robert  J. Kobelski, PhD, Principle Scientist|

“LC Method Development Tips for Robust and Reproducible Methods” 

|by Lori Sandford Natalie Rassmussen|

THE UPPER MIDWEST’S LARGEST CHROMATOGRAPHIC INSTRUMENTATION AND SUPPLIES EXHIBITION

On Wednesday afternoon, May 9, you are invited to the Special Topic Session, Vendor Seminars and a concurrent Exhibition of chromatography supplies and instrumentation.  Other highlights of  Wednesday afternoon are the complimentary Reception in the Exhibit Hall, and the poster session.  The Reception,  Vendor Seminars, Special Topic Sessions, Equipment Exhibition and Poster Session are free of charge and provide an excellent opportunity to network with fellow chromatographers.

DAILY PROGRAM

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

8:00am- 4:30pm – Concurrent Short Courses

  • “GC Method Development”
  • “CSI – GC/MS Style”
  • “LC Method Development Tips for Robust and Reproducible Methods”

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

8:00am – 12:00pm – Concurrent Short Courses (continued from Tuesday)

12:00pm – 6:00pm – Equipment Exhibition open

1:00pm – 3:00pm – Special Topics Session

2:00pm – 5:00pm – Vendor Seminars

3:30pm – 6:00pm – Reception in the Exhibit Area

1:00pm – 6:00pm – Posters to be displayed

4:00pm – 5:00pm Authors asked to be with their posters

Registration is not required for the Vendor Seminars, Special Topic Sessions, Equipment Exhibition, Reception and Poster Session on Tuesday.

Registration is required to attend Thursday’s sessions.

Thur, May 9th, 2019 (Registration required)

7:30am – 3:00pm Registration

10:00am – 4:00pm Vendor Exhibits

10:00am – 3:40pm Posters

8:40am – 10:00am Opening Session

8:40am Welcome

8:45am Announcements

Palmer Award

9:00am Keynote Address

10:00am Refreshments

10:30am – 12:00pm Morning Session

12:00pm Lunch

1:00pm – 4:00pm    Afternoon Session

3:00pm                     Refreshments

* 3:00 – 3:40pm      Authors asked to be at posters

4:00pm                     Prize Drawings in the Exhibit Area

5:00pm                     Annual Business Meeting

 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Thursday Morning, May 10th, 2019

“From Identifying Reaction Products to Suspect Screening, Chromatography Enables Environmental Analytical Chemistry

*** KEYNOTE SPEAKER ***

Dr. William Arnold

Distinguished McKnight University Professor
Joseph T. and Rose S. Ling Professor
Associate Department Head

Dr. Arnold’s research is focused on the fate of anthropogenic chemicals in natural and engineered systems. Most of his efforts are focused on identifying important transformation processes, understanding detailed reaction mechanisms, and determining reaction rates. His goals are to be able to predict contaminant fate in natural aquatic systems and to design remediation technologies to treat contaminated waters. Current efforts include studying the photochemical fate of pharmaceuticals and personal care products, studying reactions that occur at mineral surfaces, investigating the fate of phytoestrogens, exploring the fate of pesticides in prairie wetland systems, and the development of reactive membranes.

–SPECIAL TOPICS DISCUSSION–

Discussion at 1pm Wednesday Afternoon, May 9th, 2019
Led by:

  • Daron Decker

 *** 2019 MCF PALMER AWARDEE ***

Paul R. Mahaffy, PhD

Director – Solar System Exploration Division

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Paul Mahaffy is the Director of the Solar System Exploration Division at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. He has participated for many years at Goddard Space Flight Center in the study of planetary atmospheres and the development of space qualified instrumentation. His main research interests are: (1) Planetary science, especially chemical and isotopic composition of planetary atmospheres and comets, (2) Advanced instrument development for organic and light isotope analysis in planetary targets, and (3) Analog studies for martian and cometary materials including both laboratory and field work.

For Updated Symposium Information and Registration visit:

www.minnchrom.com

2019 SHORT COURSES

Tuesday & Wednesday, May 7th & 8th, 2019

The Minnesota Chromatography Forum Education Committee presents three short courses in conjunction with the 2018 Spring Symposium. These courses will be conducted all day May 7th and the morning of May 8th at the Earle Brown Heritage Center. The registration deadline is May 1, 2018. Course fees are $525 for early registration before April 15, and $575 from April 15 to May 1. Registration fees include luncheons, refreshments, and course materials. Course attendees can register for the Spring Symposium at reduced rates. Refer to the registration form for details.

Discounts are available for full time students, please contact the events coordinator to authenticate and provide discount information.

 — COURSE DESCRIPTION —

GC Method Development

      by Daron Decker

This advanced GC course will explore how to properly develop a method utilizing and applying GC theory, software programs and common sense. Problems will arise and so Troubleshooting will also be examined at length. Analysts should come away with the necessary skills to optimize existing and future methods for faster run times, better resolution, and/or overall robustness.

Course Outline

  • Review of GC Theory
  • Carrier Gas Considerations (Type, Flow rate, EPC)
  • Maximizing Sample Introduction Efficiency
  • Effect of Dimensions (Internal diameter, length, and film thickness) and Effects of Phase Type (Selectivity)
  • Effect of Temperature
  • Maximizing Resolution vs. Fast GC (Method Translation Software)
  • Troubleshooting
  • Conclusions, Discussion, Q&A

Instructor

Daron Decker is a Gas Chromatography Applications Specialist for the Chemistries and Supplies Division at Agilent Technologies. Prior to Agilent Daron worked for nearly a decade for J&W Scientific in the area of technical support. Daron has given many seminars, courses and technical papers on GC both domestic and international. Daron’s seminars are well known in the industry for being excellent, informative and entertaining! In May 2003, Daron was awarded the Palmer Award by the MCF. Daron has over 30 years of GC experience and currently lives in the Houston, TX area with his wife of 32 years.

 — COURSE DESCRIPTION —

“CSI – GC/MS Style”

by Robert J Kobelski, Ph.D., Principal Scientist

Imagine being able to solve a crime at the speed of a LaserJet printer just like on TV; you’ll have to imagine it because it won’t happen until the forensic Tricorder is developed and distributed in the 23rd century.  Until then we will have to stumble forward with the tools of routine chemical analysis, the most powerful of which is often GC/MS.

This fun course will attempt to solve a series of criminal chemical exposures using data from: clinical presentation, 2-D GC detectors (TCD, FID, NPD, ECD), proton NMR, FTIR and EIMS spectra.  Each scenario will introduce important fundamental concepts in the evaluation and interpretation of mass spectra.  The concepts that will be discussed include:

  • Estimating the number of carbon and nitrogen atoms in a molecule
  • Recognizing the number of bromine, chlorine, silicon and sulfur atoms
  • Determining the number of atoms of mono-isotope elements
  • Assembling the information about atoms present to propose possible molecular formula

Instructor

Dr. Kobelski’s career as an analytical chemist has spanned more than 35 years in a variety of roles and environments.  From bench positions in private industry to a leadership role in government he has been driven by his desire to solve problems through chemical analysis and transfer the techniques and technologies for problem solving to others.  At CDC he was responsible for developing high throughput clinical analysis methods, creating a mechanism for training more than 40 public health laboratories in the performance of those methods and establishing and maintaining a proficiency testing program to demonstrate the lab network’s capability.

— COURSE DESCRIPTION —

LC Method Development Tips for Robust and Reproducible Methods

by Lori Sandford and Natalie Rassmussen

Course Outline

This course is for beginning to intermediate users of HPLC. It will cover the theory of chromatography, types of instrumentation, column type and selection, method development practices, method transfer, and troubleshooting.

Instructors

Lori Sandford  is an HPLC Applications Scientist with Agilent Technologies, Inc. in Wood Dale, IL. Lori has been working at Agilent Technologies supporting HPLC instrumentation since 2010. Prior to Agilent, she was the Global Technology Manager for Prep and Process Chromatography at W. R. Grace/Alltech. Her career started at G.D. Searle/Pfizer in 1998 as a chromatography specialist in the Prep and Process Chromatography group supporting both Medicinal and Process Separations. When she isn’t tinkering with an HPLC in the lab, you’ll find her getting back on the ice at a hockey rink after nursing her last injury or planning her next scuba adventure.

 Natalie Rassmussen graduated from the University of Utah with a BS in biology in 2004. She began work at ARUP Laboratories in Salt Lake City in 2005. She worked in a clinical toxicology lab, preparing and analyzing meconium, urine, and serum samples by enzyme immunoassay and mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS and LC-(Q)TOF-MS).  After 8 years of routine bench work, she moved into the research and development area. There she coordinated a head injury study with the University of Utah football team, developed and improved mass spec-based diagnostic tests, collaborated in research studies, presented at national conferences, and contributed to peer-reviewed publications and application notes. She resides in Salt Lake City, Utah. She enjoys exploring the outdoors, running, cooking, and playing softball in her free time. Natalie joined Agilent as a LC Separations Applications Scientist in August 2017.

 

JOB BOARD

Listings for “Positions Wanted” and “Positions Available” will be posted on the Job Board. Additional information and forms will be available at the Registration Desk.

DIRECTIONS

Directions to the Earle Brown Heritage Center:

         

From the West:

Take I-94 East and I-694 East to Shingle Creek Parkway exit, follow cloverleaf around, turn left onto Shingle Creek Parkway, left at stoplight (Summit Drive North), left again one block at Earle Brown Drive (first turn), follow around to the main entrance on your right.

From the East:

Take I-94 West and I-694 West to Shingle Creek Parkway exit, follow cloverleaf around, turn right onto Shingle Creek Parkway, left at second stoplight (Summit Drive North), left again one block at Earle Brown Drive, follow around to the main entrance on your right.

From the South:

Take I-494 West to Hwy. 100 North, exit at John Martin Drive, at top of exit, cross through intersection 57th Avenue North to John Martin Drive, turn left, continue to first stop sign, turn right onto Earle Brown Drive, continue through next stop sign, watch for main entrance on your left.

From the North:

Take I-35 South to I-694 West, then to Shingle Creek Parkway exit, follow cloverleaf around, turn right onto Shingle Creek Parkway, left at second stoplight (Summit Drive North), left again one block at Earle Brown Drive, follow around to the main entrance on your right.

PARKING – FREE! FREE!! FREE!!!

There is ample free parking at the Earle Brown Heritage Center!

WHAT IS THE MCF?

The Minnesota Chromatography Forum is a scientific society committed to the advancement of chromatography. Since its founding in 1978, the MCF has provided area chromatographers with the opportunity to expand their knowledge in the separation sciences in a variety of ways.

Each year three evening sessions (typically fall, winter, spring) are held with invited speakers ranging from local experts to leading international chromatographers. In addition to the evening meetings, a three day Spring Symposium and Exposition is held in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.

BE AN MCF VOLUNTEER

MCF events are organized by volunteers from the MCF membership. The MCF needs your active participation to continue to offer a variety of interesting and informative programs. Members are encouraged to sign up for any of the following committees: Education, Membership, Newsletter, or Symposium (Program, Exhibits, Facilities & Publicity). A description of each committee and a sign-up sheet will be provided in the Spring Symposium program. Please become an active member of the Minnesota Chromatography Forum.

2019 MCF SPRING SYMPOSIUM / COURSE / MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION FORM

*** ONLINE REGISTRATION AT WWW.MINNCHROM.COM ***

MCF MEMBERSHIP ONLY (1-YEAR) $ 25.00

SPRING SYMPOSIUM – Includes luncheon and complimentary 1-year MCF membership.

Spring Symposium (May 9)

Advanced Registration: $125 before April 15      —         $150 from April 15 to May 1

On-site Registration       $170 at the Earl Brown Heritage Center

Spring Symposium with course $100 before April 15   –   $115 from April 15 to May 1

NOTE: Discounts are available for full time students & retirees. Contact events coordinator to authenticate and provide discount.

SHORT COURSE REGISTRATION

Short courses include luncheon for 2 days and complimentary 1-year MCF membership.

Short course fees do not include registration for Spring Symposium (May 9) but short course participants may register for the Spring Symposium for a reduced rate! Deadline for Course Registration is May 1, 2019.

Short Course Registration: $525 before April 15                 —                 $575 from April 15 to May 1

Short Course Offerings:

“GC Method Development” by Daron Decker (May 7-8)

CSI – GC/MS Style” by Robert J. Kobelski, PhD, Principal Scientist (May 7-8)

LC Method Development Tips for Robust and Reproducible Methods” by L. Sandford & N. Rassmussen (May 7-8)

Event Coordinator:

Jenn Rosen

Email:  jenn@rosetreeevents.com                                                  

Phone: 612-990-3924

Where to Stay:

  • Embassy Suites, Minneapolis North – Brooklyn Center (763-560-2700):

This hotel is connected to the Earle Brown Heritage Center

MCF has reserved a block of rooms at a discounted rate for the Spring Symposium, starting at $149. Reserve your hotel room now at Embassy Suites by Hilton: Minneapolis North-Brooklyn Center. The discounted rate ends April 26th.

Reservations can be made through the MCF online group page or the Embassy Suites website or by phone at 763-560-2700 or 1-800-Embassy. Please use group code “MCF” when reserving a room via phone or through the Embassy Suites website.

  • Country Inn & Suites – Brooklyn Center: (763-561-0900):

This hotel is located at 2550 Freeway Blvd, Brooklyn Center (1.5 miles from the Earle Brown Heritage Center)

MCF has reserved a block of rooms at a discounted rate for the MCF Spring Symposium, starting at $109.

Make reservations as soon as possible, limited space is available. The discounted rate ends April 26th.

Participants desiring accommodation can phone 800-830-5222, phone the hotel directly at 763-561-0900, or register online.

Let them know you need to make a reservation in the (MN CHROMATOGRAPHY FORUM) block.

Let them know the Group Code: (CROMO).

Option 1: (ONLINE) click on the link

www.countryinns.com/brooklyncentermn

  1. Enter the dates you desire, select the number of rooms you desire, then click “More Search Options’ below.
  2. Select Promotional Code under the Rate Type and enter in G0506C in the next field, then click Search
  3. A room type will be available on the next page, pick which room type, and click continue.
  4. Enter in your personal information, a credit card is required to guarantee the reservation.  This card does not get charged unless the guest cancels their reservation less than 24 hours prior to arrival.  If reservation is cancelled less than 24 hours prior to arrival, the card on file will be charged a one night stay.
  5. If you entered in an email address, your confirmation will be emailed, or you may print your confirmation

 

Option 2: (TELEPHONE)

Call 763-561-0900

  1. Tell the agent the dates you desire, and tell them you are with the MN Chromatography Forum group, code CROMO.
  2. Give the agent your information. If reservation is cancelled less than 24 hours prior to arrival, the credit card will be charged a one night stay.
  3. The agent can email the confirmation

Event Coordinator:

Jenn Rosen
Phone: 612-990-3924

Minnesota Chromatography Forum
c/o Rosetree Events
201 East Hennepin, Suite 210
Minneapolis, MN 55414