PITTSBURGH - Pittcon (The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy) announced the recipients of 11 special awards given annually to scientific leaders who have made significant contributions in their fields. The awards will be presented at Pittcon, March 12-17, 2006, Orlando, Fla. Each award is presented during a symposium honoring the recipient and his or her achievements. The awardees represent diverse scientific disciplines, including separations science, bioanalytical science, vibrational spectroscopy, chromatography, electrochemistry, microfluidics and sensors.

A complete description and dates for all award symposia as well as the Pittcon 2006 Preliminary Program can be found at www.pittcon.org. The cutoff date for Pittcon 2006 early-bird registration is February 12, 2006. For more information, contact Pittcon at 800/825.3221 or e-mail info@pittcon.org.