2009 EuChemS General Assembly

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2009 EuChemS General Assembly – Interlaken

Luis Oro, EuChemS President, chaired the EuChemS GA hosted by the Swiss Chemical Society on 15-16 October in Interlaken, Switzerland, with 70 participants from member societies and sister organisations.
Guests included Yonas Chebude, Treasurer of the Federation of African Societies of Chemistry, Nicole Moreau, Present Elect of IUPAC, Tom Lane, President of the American Chemical Society, Henryk Koroniak, President of ECTN, George Horvai, Chair of CERC3, Ger Spork from CEFIC and David Lee from the European Physical Society.


Topical issues for debate included: 
Topical issues were debated during breakout discussions on:
  • European Chemistry Research and Funding, led by Dave Garner and Peter Kündig
  • Sustainable Chemistry Education, led by Ilka Parchmann and Richard Pike
  • International Year of Chemisry 2011, led by Igor Tkatchenko and Wolfram Koch
  • Enhancing recognition of EuChemS, led by Franco De Angelis and Sergio Facchetti

Presentations GA 2009

Reports from EuChemS, Associated Organisations of EuChemS, Divisions and Working Parties:

  • EuChemS Review 2009
    Luis Oro, President, EuChemS
  • European Research and Funding
    Dave Garner, President, Royal Society Chemistry
  • The International Year of Chemistry 2011
    Nicole Moreau, President Elect, IUPAC
  • Chemistry in Switzerland
    George Frater, President, Swiss Chemical Society
  • EuChemS Division of Food Chemistry (FCD)
    Livia Simon Sarkadi, Chair
  • European Young Chemists Network (EYCN)
    Sergej Toews, Chair
  • Sustainability of Chemistry Education
    Richard Pike CEO RSC, Ilka Parchmann, Chair, Division of Chemical Education
  • Federation of African Societies of Chemistry (FASC)
    Yonas Chebude, Treasurer
  • Resurgence of Science in the US
    Tom Lane, President, ACS
  • Who and What is CERC3?
    George Horvai, President, CERC3
  • History of EuChemS
    Reto Battaglia, EuChemS Board Member
  • An Effective Governance
    Giovanni Natile, EuChemS Past President