Dear Colleague,

Upcoming Deadlines for Division of Organic Chemistry Initiatives

Fall National Meeting Abstract Deadline:  March 19, 2012

The 244th ACS National Meeting will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Abstracts for the Division of Organic Chemistry (ORGN) are due March 19, 2012. Please submit abstracts using the Online Abstract Submittal System PACS at Extended abstracts are no longer required.  If you do not have web access contact the program chair well in advance of the deadline:  Dr. Ahmed Abdel-Magid; 1383 Jasper Drive; Ambler, PA 19002; email:

Spring National Meeting:  March 24-28, 2012

The 243rd ACS National Meeting will be held in San Diego.  We hope to see you there.

Abstract separates for the Division of Organic Chemistry (ORGN) are available free to members via the website at:

The Wednesday evening ORGN–MEDI Poster Session and Social Event in San Diego will be held in the Convention Center Ballroom (Room 20) beginning at 7 pm.  More than 300 posters will be presented. Award winning beer from the Stone and Green Flash microbreweries will be served, in addition to water, soda and food.  At 8:30, the Los Angeles based, seven-member band Old Man Markley will play their uptempo version of Punk-Bluegrass, including banjo, fiddle and washboard.  We will have a dance floor – bring your dancing shoes!

Graduate Research Symposium Applications due April 15, 2012

Applications are sought for the 2012 Division of Organic Chemistry Graduate Research Symposium to be held on July 26-29, 2012 on the campus of the University of Colorado, Boulder.  The DOC Graduate Research Symposium provides an opportunity for 50-75 graduate students in organic chemistry to interact with leaders from academia, industry, various funding agencies, and publishers at a single venue.  For further information and to apply see:

Nominations for the Gassman Award due May 1, 2012

The Organic Division requests nominations for the Paul G. Gassman Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes outstanding service to the organic chemistry community. Nominees must be long-standing members of the Organic Division who through their contributions to the organic chemical community in the United States have significantly enhanced the welfare of its members. Contributions to ACS and/or the Organic Chemistry Division, including significant accomplishments in the management and function of the ACS that impact the environment of organic chemistry, leadership and innovation in the Division, and conspicuous service on behalf of organic chemists are appropriate considerations. The due date for the 2012 award nominations is May 1, 2012. See the Gassman Award page ( ) for the procedure to nominate an individual.

Fall Travel Awards Deadline:  May 1, 2012

Applications for DOC Travel Awards to the 2012 ACS Fall Meeting will be accepted until May 1, 2012 through the online application form only. Information on the Awards and the link to the online application form is available on the DOC website at:


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