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Latin American Congress
30 May–2 June 2004, Salvador, Bahia
The 26th Latin American Chemistry Congress and the 27th Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Chemical Society (XXVIClAQ/27thRASBQ), organized by the Latin American Federation of Chemical Societies and the Brazilian Chemical Society, will be held 30 May to 2 June 2004 in Salvador, Bahia. The Latin American Chemistry Congress has been held in Brazil twice, in 1937 and 1984, since its inaugural meeting in 1924. The program for this joint 2004 Congress will include 26 plenary lectures, 18 symposiums, 3 workshops, and 13 short courses.
The Brazilian Chemistry Society (SBQ) has consolidated and become an important force within the country. There are now 41 graduate programs distributed throughout the country, with approximately 400 masters’ dissertations and 300 doctorate theses defended each year (as of 2001). Scientific production also has increased. In 1984 approximately 800 articles were published; in 2001, this number increased to more than 1900. Annual meetings of the SBQ involve approximately 2500 participants who present, on average, 1800 posters based on new research results. The SBQ co-edits a series of text books and publishes three scientific journals: The Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society (in English), Química Nova, and Química Nova na Escola (both in Portuguese).
It is estimated that more than 2000 abstracts will be submitted for refereeing for this meeting; all accepted abstracts will be presented as posters. Symposia will have the format of coordinated sessions devoted to specific topics; some abstracts will be selected for presentation at symposia. The SBQ will continue to support the participation of undergraduate students who are members of SBQ through grants, which will be distributed according to the scientific merit of the work as evaluated by the Scientific Commission. Registration and submission of abstracts will be carried out online through the conference Web site.
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