International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Invitation to the 43rd IUPAC World Congress in Puerto Rico

Apr 4, 2011

The 43rd IUPAC World Chemistry Congress and 46th IUPAC General Assembly in Puerto Rico, 30 July – 7 August 2011, are the first to be held in a Latin American Country.

On behalf of IUPAC, the Colegio de Químicos de Puerto Rico is delighted to host the 43rd Congress. IUPAC 2011 will provide the appropriate forum to foster the bridging of innovation in chemistry and related fields between the Americas and the world.

The Colegio de Químicos de Puerto Rico is committed to promoting development and innovation in the chemical sciences in the Americas (North, Central, South, and Caribbean regions). Through the Colegio’s membership in the Federación Latinoamericana de Asociaciones Químicas (FLAQ), we have contributed to the establishment of stronger relations with IUPAC, the American Chemical Society, and Latin America.

!! Submission deadline for abstracts to the 43rd IUPAC Congress extended until April 30, 2011 !!

The main goals of the 43rd IUPAC Congress and the 46th General Assembly, 31 July–6 August 2011, are the following:

  • - foster the bridging of innovation in chemistry and related fields between the Americas and the world
  • - establish a gateway for the new interdisciplinary fields of science developed in the last decade
  • - promote the development of science and technology as the basis for a sustainable environment
  • - strengthen collaboration among young Caribbean and Latin American scientists
  • -present Puerto Rico as an important hub in advanced manufacturing of biopharmaceutical products

    Read more… (in Chem. Int online, March 2011 issue)

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    The IUPAC 2011 Congress is a cornerstone event of the International Year of Chemistry and will be a major event for the development of chemistry and related scientific and technological disciplines in Puerto Rico, the Americas, and the world. For more details about this IYC activity

    Download the CALL FOR ABSTRACTS — submission deadline is April 30 (one page pdf ) [0.13 MB]

    For more information about the IUPAC 2011 Congress, including online submission and hotel reservations, visit