Running from 1-6 March 2014, the 2014 Short Course programme has been announced by the Pittcon Organising Committee. A total of 51 new courses have been added in the fields of nanotechnology, pharmaceutical science, data analysis, chromatography, and analytical methods. In addition to courses in specific disciplines, lab management courses are a significant part of the programme and cover topics such as communications, time management, lab safety and best practices that provide critical insight into the interpretation of the requirements of regulatory aspects, global guidelines, and laboratory standards.
New in 2014 is a free short course, Lab Manager Bootcamp: Insights into Ethical Leadership, which will help participants gain a clearer understanding of ethics, show how ethics are a key ingredient in business and personal success and will provide practical ideas to help with difficult decisions.
Short Courses range from half-day up to two-day classes, are taught by industry experts, and include beginner, intermediate, and advanced level curricula. The deadline for discounted Short Course registration fees is 10 February 2014, and prices range from $270 to $960.