University of Otago, New Zealand


Te Tari Hua-Ruanuku

PACIFICHEM 2010 - Honolulu , Hawaii 15-20 December 2010

Thursday 29 May 2008


Honolulu, Hawaii 15-20 December 2010



The Congress, scheduled to be held in Honolulu in December 2010, is jointly sponsored by the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC), the American Chemical Society (ACS), the Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ), NZIC, the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, the Korean Chemical Society, and the Chinese Chemical Society. The goal of Pacifichem 2010 is to promote collaborations among Pacific Basin chemical scientists that will improve the quality of life around the world. It is a very large chemical congress attracting ~15,000 chemists and a similar number of papers. It is organised around several hundred symposia, suggested by chemists from the region on the basis that they represent current cutting edge and 'hot' topics in chemistry.

The technical program will embrace 13 key areas: Analytical, Inorganic, Macromolecular, Organic, Physical, theoretical & computational, Agrochemistry, Biological, Environmental, Materials & nanotechnology, Alternative energy, Community outreach, Health & technology, Security



Pacifichem 2010 has issued its first call for proposals for symposia in any of the above areas. Proposals must be submitted by members of sponsoring or participating societies and must include co-organisers from at least three Pacific Basin countries.  Guidelines for submitting proposals and more information on the Congress can be found on the official web site,


Rob Smith (, phone 03 479 7924) is the NZ representative on the Pacifichem organizing committee. He would be very pleased to answer any questions or comments about organizing a symposium within Pacifichem 2010.