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News and features abound at ACS National Meeting in New Orleans, April 6-10
Date:3/4/2008

gs in New Orleans. Following the briefing and tour, news media and scientists will gather for a reception with food and beverages. Space for the event is limited. To reserve a place, contact Michael Woods (m_woods@acs.org) or Michael Bernstein (contact information at top of news release).

Media registration click here and housing reservations for the ACS national meeting are now open for reporters attending the meeting. The ACS Press Center will be located in Room 206 of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. It will include a media workroom with staff to assist in arranging interviews, press conferences, wireless Internet access, telephones, computers, photocopy and fax services, and refreshments.

For reporters planning to cover the meeting from their home bases, the ACS Office of Communications will provide an expanded suite of resources, including press releases, non-technical summaries of research presentations, and staff to arrange interviews.

In addition, OC is debuting an innovation intended to provide further access for the increasing number of reporters who now cover scientific conferences from distant locations. Borrowing from a popular Internet fixture, the New Orleans Press Center will include a chat room.

Scientists and news media will gather onsite in a setting much like the traditional press conference. However, audio and video from proceedings will be available over the Internet. Reporters working from home bases will have the ability to question scientists at each chat session. Details on obtaining access to the chat room, plus a chat room schedule, will be available prior to the meeting.

Among scientific reports scheduled for the meeting:

  • New medicated contact lenses that deliver drugs directly to the eye for long periods.
  • A new test to protect consumers from fake Tamiflu.
  • Evidence that some food poisoning bacteria
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Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-4400
American Chemical Society
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