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The 2021 ANACHEM / SAS Symposium will be held on Thursday, November 11th, 2021 at Burton Manor ( in Livonia, MI. The site is easily accessible from interstate highway I-96.  This year, we will have two plenary lectures! The first plenary lecture will be given by the 2019 recipient of the ANACHEM Award, Dr. Robert Kennedy, Hobart H. Willard Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry and the Chair of the Department of Chemistry at University of Michigan. The second plenary lecture will be given by the 2020 recipient of the ANACHEM Award, Dr. Gary Blanchard, Profess of Chemistry at Michigan State University. This year’s symposium will also include three oral sessions devoted to research at the academic institutions in our region.  New this year, there will be a session devoted to advances in analytical chemistry education. The sessions are described in more detail below. An instrument exhibit, two educational workshops, and a poster session are also important parts of this annual symposium on chemical analysis. A preliminary outline is included below. Register online in advance for a discounted rate. For more information, contact

Provider: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Morning Workshop: Fundamentals of LC-MS for Targeted Analyses
Afternoon Workshop: Fundamentals of LC-MS for Untargeted Analyses

Given the unique challenges COVID-19 presented to educators, numerous adaptations and advancements have been made in analytical chemistry curriculum delivery over the last 18 months. While such changes were assumed to be temporary, many educators are finding new best practices from their teaching modifications. Educators are invited to present their innovative pedagogical advancements in this session, which will highlight how instructors adapted to teaching demanding subject matter through virtual or modified learning environments. A proposed title and abstract must be submitted online for consideration by Friday, Sept. 10th, 2021.

Graduate students, principle investigators, undergraduate students, and other academic researchers are encouraged to participate in one of three Academic Research oral sessions. When arranging sessions, preference will be given to graduate students and principle investigators. There is a $100 cash award for the best graduate student presentation in each oral session. A proposed title and abstract must be submitted online for consideration by Friday, Sept. 10th, 2021. Abstract submitters are invited to indicate their preferred session on the online abstract submission form. Session organizers will consider these preferences but may not be able to accommodate all submitters.  For more information, contact

All Symposium attendees, including graduate and undergraduate students, are invited to participate in the poster session. There is a $100 cash award for the best graduate student poster presentation and another $100 cash award for the best undergraduate student poster presentation. Whether you are student or an established chemist, please plan to share your research with us. A proposed title and abstract must be submitted online for consideration by Friday, Sept. 10th, 2021. For more information, contact

Exhibitors, we value your participation! The exhibit of instrumentation and chemical analysis aids is an essential part of the ANACHEM / SAS Symposium. Please reserve exhibit space online or contact our Exhibits Director, Michael Iglehart, for more information (

All ANACHEM attendees are required to abide by all local, state, and federal COVID guidelines in place at the time of my attendance at the 2021 ANACHEM Symposium.

All ANACHEM attendees must waive any claim against any and all liability for damage or injury that may arise from my participation or attendance at the program. All ANACHEM attendees must assume responsibility for their own well-being.

Masks will be required, and hand sanitizer will be provided.

If you have any questions regarding our terms of attendance, please contact


On-Site Registration – 7:00 AM
Morning Coffee Sponsored by Detroit Section, ACS

Instrument and Professional Services Exposition – 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Morning Sessions  8:00 AM
Educational Workshop
Leaders in Research Session
Advancements in Analytical Chemistry Education
Academic Research Session I

Coffee Break in Exhibits Area – 10:00 AM

Plenary Lecture I– 10:50 AM
Professor Robert Kennedy, University of Michigan

Plenary Lecture II– 11:40 AM
Professor Gary Blanchard, Michigan State University

Lunch (Included with Registration Fee) – 12:30 PM

Afternoon Sessions  1:30 PM
Educational Workshop
Academic Research Session II
Academic Research Session III

Poster Session – 3:30 to 5:00 PM
Afternoon Liquid Refreshments Sponsored by BASF

Poster Session at the ANACHEM/SAS Symposium

Poster Session at the ANACHEM/SAS Symposium

An Exhibitor at the ANACHM/SAS Symposium

An Exhibitor at the ANACHEM/SAS Symposium