as President of the Organizing Committee, it is with great honor and pleasure that I invite you to Bologna for the XXVII National Congress of the Analytical Chemistry Division of the Italian Chemical Society. The Congress will take place from September 16th to September 20th, 2018 at the "Laboratori delle Arti" of Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna, close to the city center.
I have started this letter with the words "honor" and "pleasure" since it will be a privilege and a great pleasure to bring many colleagues and friends to Bologna for the first time, and to contribute to the continuous growth of our Division, one of the most important and numerous of the Italian Chemical Society. During my long academic career, I was not only trained in this Division, but I also had the opportunity to meet, collaborate with and compare myself to all the great masters of Italian Analytical Chemistry.
As usual, the Congress will be a top-level scientific event, a formative and informative occasion, with high quality speakers and a careful choice of issues to be addressed. The most important topics of Analytical Chemistry will be discussed and highlighted, also considering the extraordinary progress achieved by this discipline in the last decades, which have revolutionized many sectors.
As a novelty for our Congress, for the first time the official language for oral communications will be English.
In addition, young researchers will have the opportunity to present their work not only as posters, but also as oral communications in "flash" format. Flash communications will be included in the main sessions to offer an opportunity of multidisciplinary discussions on topics of general interest.
According to the tradition of our Division, particular relevance will be attributed to awards, with Medals and official Prizes reserved mainly to young attendees.
As in the previous Congresses, a large exhibition space will be guaranteed for Companies, which will organize workshops to present the latest news in the field of analytical chemistry instrumentation and related disciplines.
Bologna is an easily reachable venue and offers a wide choice of hotels and a perfect combination of artistic beauty and eno-gastronomical culture. It will allow you to spend pleasant evenings after the intense working days, thus contributing to the success of our Congress.
Together with the colleagues of the Organizing Committee, that I thank by now for their collaboration and involvement in this adventure, I again invite all of you to participate to the Congress, which will certainly be an excellent opportunity for meeting and discussion.
Hoping for your numerous participation,
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