PITTSBURGH - The Pittcon Program Committee announced that the 2011 Technical Program is now available on the Pittcon website. The Technical Program, held March 13-16, 2011, will consist of symposia, organized contributed sessions, oral sessions, workshops, posters and Conferee Networking Sessions. A wide range of topics will be covered, including analytical chemistry, applied spectroscopy, life sciences, bioanalysis, food sciences and related disciplines.

Due to its popularity in 2010, Pittcon will again be webcasting 50 select sessions, which will be available for attendee access for 60 days after the conference.

Highlights of this year's program include an emphasis on environmental issues with a concentration of environmental oral and poster sessions presented on Wednesday and Thursday. In addition to delivering the plenary lecture, Polyvalent DNA Architectures: New Modalities For Intracellular Gene Regulation and Detection, Chad A. Mirkin will also deliver presentations in the sessions entitled From Small Molecules to Nanomaterials: Innovative Approaches for Monitoring, Sensing and Imaging and Bionanotechnology in the Era of Molecular Medicine. Both of these presentations will be webcast.

Pittcon 2011 will be held at the Georgia World Congress Convention Center, Atlanta, GA, from March 13-18, 2011. Visit www.pittcon.org for more information.