Reno, Nevada     October 8 - 13, 2017


Scientific presentations span the breadth of analytical chemistry with Plenary talks, Award talks and symposia, and topical poster sessions. Papers for SciX 2017 may be submitted here beginning in spring of 2017.

Keynote Lecture

Janie Dubois, University of Maryland, JIFSAN

"The analytical and economic challenges of maintaining food safety in a global supply chain"



Janie Dubois
University of Maryland, JIFSAN

Janie Dubois is Chair of the Laboratory Capacity Working Group at the World Bank's Global Food Safety Partnership


Award Sessions

Eleven award symposia are scheduled, plus numerous student and FACSS-sponsored poster awards. A full list of awards with detailed information is here.

The FACSS Innovation Award, is a juried prize awarded to the most innovative, creative, and outstanding work making its world debut at SciX. The winner is selected in a special oral session featuring candidates selected from contributed talks. The Innovation Award provides a $1500 cash prize.


Poster Sessions

Multiple poster sessions are distributed throughout the week, starting at the Conference Opening on Sunday evening and continuing every day on the exhibit floor. Student awards for the best posters in each session are selected by FACSS and several of the member societies and sponsors.


Contributed Talks

New and innovative contributions are at the heart of the FACSS goal of fostering scientific exchange. Space is dedicated in every oral session for contributed papers to give them a wide audience. Both professionals and students are encouraged to submit their work. Papers for SciX 2017 may be submitted here beginning in spring of 2017


Topical Areas

SciX traditionally covers all areas of analytical chemistry.The 2017 conference in Reno includes the following sessions.

Agricultural & Food Chemistry Mass Spectrometry
Analytical Chemistry Microfluidics
Atomic Spectroscopy Microscopy
Bioanalysis Nanotechnology
Chemical Imaging Near Infrared Spectroscopy
Chemometrics National Defense and Security
Chromatography Pharmaceutical Analysis
Education Process Analytical
Electrophoresis & Related Techniques Raman Spectroscopy
Environmental Analysis Standoff Sensing
Fluorescence Spectroscopy  Surface Plasmon Resonance
Forensic Sciences  Surface Science
Infrared Spectroscopy  Terahertz Spectroscopy
Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy    Vibrational Spectroscopy
 Low-Field NMR Women & Diversity in Chemical Sciences

Opportunities for Students

SciX is the premier conference for students to present their work, meet the top scientists in their field, and develop networks with professionals in academics, industry, and government, and with other students. FACSS and its member societies have numerous opportunities for free or reduced conference registration, as well as travel and other awards. For a full listing of support and other information for students, click here.