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North American Users' Meeting

September 30-October 1, 2010

Hilton Doubletree, Portland, OR, USA

Join ACD/Labs product managers, executives, and ACD/Labs software users, for two days of discussion, learning, and networking in the city of Portland, immediately following the parallel SMASH and CoSMoS conferences.

Our ongoing goal is to provide software that allows our customers to Extract, Retain, and Leverage analytical data with confidence.

  • Extract knowledge from data
  • Retain that knowledge in order to protect the organization’s chemical intellectual property
  • Leverage that knowledge to maximum benefit for all relevant reaches of the organization
The North American Users’ Meeting is an occasion for you to interact with ACD/Labs product managers to learn about exciting new developments on the horizon, attend workshops, and provide your valuable feedback. In addition, you benefit from meeting with other users and sharing your experiences.


General Users' Meeting

Thursday, September 30th & Friday, October 1st
Registration for this event is $225. Meals are inclusive.

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Thursday, September 30th—Users' Meeting, Day 1
8:30–10:00 AM Continental Breakfast & Registration
10:00–10:30 AM Welcome and Introduction
10:30–11:15 AM Spectrus: A Continuing Evolution of Leveraging Knowledge
Ryan Sasaki (ACD/Labs)
11:20–11:55 AM Impurity & Degradant Identification—Tools for Analysis
Steve Coombes, Astra Zeneca, UK
12:00–1:30 PM Lunch
1:30–2:05 PM Structure Verification using ACD/NMR Expert® Software
Tim Spitzer (GlaxoSmithKline)
2:10–2:45 PM Are You Being Served, Automatically?- High Throughput Qualitative & Quantitative NMR in Automation
Wei Wang (Pfizer)
2:50–3:10 PM Break
3:10–3:55 PM ACD/Spectrus Processor: A Sneak Peek at New Software for Synthetic Chemists
Ryan Sasaki (ACD/Labs)
4:00–5:00 PM Roundtable Discussions
Multi-Disciplinary Structure Elucidation
A roundtable discussion chaired by:
Ryan Sasaki (ACD/Labs NMR Marketing Product Manager)
Graham McGibbon (ACD/Labs MS Product Manager
Friday, October 1st—Users' Meeting, Day 2
9:00–9:35 AM Developing Targeted and Non-targeted data Analysis for High Resolution Mass Spectrometric Analyses
Tim Croley (FDA)
9:40–10:15 AM Improving Efficiency and Quality for Pharmaceutical Research and Development Projects Using Predictive HPLC Software
Emily Jameson (Vertex)
10:15–10:30 AM Break
10:30–11:05 AM Software-Assisted Interpretation of Experimental Mass Spectra Using Fragment Prediction and AutoAssigment
Graham McGibbon (ACD/Labs)
11:05–11:30 AM Concluding Remarks
Daria Thorp and Kevin Turnbull (ACD/Labs)