The theme of Pacifichem 2015 is Chemical Networking: Building Bridges Across the Pacific, emphasizing the collaborative nature of chemistry as a multidisciplinary science and the opportunities to network with Pan-Pacific research groups at the Pacifichem meetings.

Collaborations in Chemistry
In keeping with the theme, Pacifichem 2015 welcomes proposals focusing on collaborations in chemistry.  Symposia showcasing various aspects of collaboration across different geographic regions or between different sectors of chemical research (industry, academia, research institutes, government laboratories) are welcome, as are symposia focusing on partnerships between traditional industries and contract research organizations (CROs) or contract manufacturing organizations (CMO’s).  Other collaborative arrangements of interest include precompetitive industrial collaborations on enabling chemical technologies, new technologies and new strategies for facilitating effective collaborations across multiple time zones, and managing intellectual property and licensing.

Industry in Chemistry
In recognizing the increasing importance of pan-Pacific collaborations in the chemical industry, Pacifichem 2015 welcomes symposia proposals related to Industry in Chemistry.  Topics of potential interest include emerging challenges in the chemical industry, entrepreneurship and job creation in chemistry, translating chemical research discoveries into new commercial products, IP concerns in chemistry, optimization of chemistry workflows, use of six sigma and lean manufacturing practices in the chemical industry, disruptive chemical technologies, platform technologies in chemistry, leadership in the chemical industry, management in the chemical industry, talent acquisition training in the chemical industry, etc.

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