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Pittcon announces 2013 short course programme

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The Pittcon Organising Committee has announced the listing for the 2013 short course programme, running between 16 March 2013 and 21 March 2013. Taught by industry experts the short courses range from half-day to two-day classes and include beginner, intermediate and advanced level curricula.

This year, 58 new courses have been added in the fields of environmental, food, life and pharmaceutical sciences; data analysis; chromatography; lab management; and analytical methods. There will be a special emphasis on nanotechnology with courses covering nanomaterials, health and safety, and nanotechnology in life science.

A number of new titles will be offered in communications such as writing grants, understanding social media, creating presentations and public speaking. In addition, water and wastewater operators can earn contact hours by attending select Pittcon short courses. For each hour of instruction, the attendee will receive one contact hour.

Short course chairman Heather Juzwa commented: ‘Short courses play an important role in the Pittcon experience for our attendees. Our courses help laboratory personnel to understand current industry trends, prepare them for the challenges of changing environments, and assist with achieving educational and developmental career goals.’

The deadline for discounted short course registration fees is 18 February 2013. Prices range from $260 to $925.