NACRW kicked off again with the Restek Vendor Seminar. We shared dinner and drinks while Jonathan Keim gave a very informative presentation highlighting some of the uses of the Restek EZGC Method Translator and Flow Calculator. The translator/flow calculator has many uses including:
- Translating methods to increase speed of analysis by decreasing column length, decreasing inner diameter, switching to a faster carrier gas.
- Updating the oven temperature program through Translation after column trimming for maintenance so peak elution orders do not change.
- Improving Original methods in separation and/or speed of analysis by solving for Efficiency or Speed in Translation.
- Translating methods from GC-FID (or other atmospheric outlet detector) to GC-MS (vacuum outlet) or vice versa.
Throughout the rest of the 3 day conference in St. Pete Beach, Florida we heard very interesting presentations about multi-residue, multi-class analytical methods, residues in honey bees and some of the latest and greatest in mass spectrometry. With a total of 37 oral presentations, over 100 poster presentations and 8 vendor seminars, the meeting was packed full of great information for all attendees. Not to worry, we were still able to squeeze in some fun into the meeting as well. An opening reception, a dinner cruise (that unfortunately didn’t actually cruise), beach volleyball and a beach run were all included in the social program. Good science and good fun can always be had at the North American Chemical Residue Workshop (formerly the Florida Pesticide Residue Workshop).
Next year should be even better, when our own Julie Kowalski takes the helm as the President of the organizing committee.
Jonathan "Munch" Keim takes the stage to introduce the Restek EZGC Method Translator and Flow Calculator
The Restek Vendor Seminar draws a crowd at NACRW.
Cindy Ross, Michelle Misselwitz, Amanda Rigdon and Mike Chang enjoy the dinner cruise that didn't cruise!