The Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS) has renamed their annual scientific conference. Starting in 2012, the meeting will be known as SCIX- The Great Scientific Exchange.
FACSS is an organization of scientific societies banded together to promote Analytical Chemistry: The American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry, the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Coblentz Society, the Americal Society for Mass Spectrometry, the ANACHEM Society, the International Society of Automation Analysis Divisiton, and the Society for Applied Spectroscopy. For the last 38 years, FACSS has held an annual international meeting known informally as the ‘FACSS Conference’, where all member societies contribute to a scientific program that showcases a wide breadth of analytical chemistry topics.
The FACSS member societies have recently expressed a wish to expand this annual conference- and the first step in the expansion was to name the annual meeting. The first SCIX conference will be held in Kansas City, MO from September 31-October 5.
More information can be found on the FACSS website (http://www.facss.org) or on the new SCIX website (http://www.sciexconference.org). Of note, a program preview of the new SCIX conference is available online: (http://scixconference.org/scix2012.html).