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COMP's National ACS Meeting Technical Programming

The Computers in Chemistry (COMP) Division is a multidisciplinary group with members from almost every ACS division. This wide diversity provides technical sessions that spans multiple areas of chemistry, biochemistry, informatics and physics. The goal of the COMP Programming Board is to provide the COMP membership and other ACS members the ability to present their research and provide the ability to organize symposia that are of interest to a specific group of scientists.

To reflect the heterogeneous character of the COMP division, the Member Contributed COMP Symposia include: 

  • Computational Study of Water - Daniel Sindhikara
  • Drug Discovery (ADME/Tox, Informatics, Ligand-based, Methodology, Structural Bioinformatics & Target-base) - Yufeng Jane Tseng
  • Materials Science - Maciej Haranczyk
  • Membranes - Michael Feig
  • Molecular Mechanics (Applications, Electrostatics & Polarization, Force Field Development, Methodology, and Proteins) - Michael Feig
  • Quantum Chemistry (Applications, Methodology, and Quantum Dynamics & Monte Carlo Simulations) - Steven Wheeler
  • The COMP Poster Session and Sci-Mix - H. Lee Woodcock
The Standing Invited Symposia are organized for each meeting (or every other meeting) and highlight a specific area of research that is constantly evolving and of high interest to the COMP membership. These symposia include:
  • Emerging Technologies in Computational Chemistry - The objective of the symposium is to stimulate, reward, and publicize methodological advances in computational chemistry. A panel of judges select the winning presentation and the speaker awarded a $1000 prize. A subset of abstracts are selected from contributed abstract and each presenter is provided 40 minute to present their research. This symposium takes place during the Sunday afternoon (PM) session at the ACS Fall National Meeting. This symposium is sponsored by Schrödinger, LLC and is organized by Curt Breneman; more information can be found here.
Abstracts submitted to the Member Contributed COMP Symposia (oral) benefit from:
  • Each speaker is provided 30 minutes to present his or her work (25 minute talk and 5 minute Question and Answer session)
  • Talks on a common subject are presented together, providing the audience and speakers a cohesive experience

The COMP Programming Board

The COMP Programming Board oversees the organization of the COMP technical program at ACS national meetings. The Programming Board works very hard to ensure that the COMP technical programs are consistently outstanding. The COMP Programming Board is:

  • H. Lee Woodcock, PhD (Chair), University of South Florida
  • Michael Feig, PhD (co/assistant-Chair), Michigan State University 
  • Jana Shen, PhD (co/assistant-Chair), University of Maryland 
  • Maciej Haranczyk, PhD, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Steven Wheeler, PhD, Texas A&M University
  • Daniel Sindhikara, PhD, Schrödinger LLC
  • Melissa Landon, PhD, Schrödinger LLC
  • Yufeng Jane Tseng, PhD, National Taiwan University

To organize a symposium for an ACS National Meeting in San Diego (spring 2016), Philadelphia (fall 2016), San Francisco (spring 2017) or later, please contact Prof. H. Lee Woodcock (hlw AT usf.edu).



2017 National ACS Meetings

San Francisco, California - April 2-6, 2017

         Abstracts submission deadline October 31, 2016

           Organized Symposia

Washington DC - August 20-24, 2017

        Abstracts submission deadline will be posted later.


Future ACS National Meetings

Locations and Dates of future ACS national meetings


Past ACS National Meetings

Philadelphia, PA - August 21-25, 2016

Organized Symposia
COMP Program

San Diego, CA - March 13-17, 2016

Organized Symposia
COMP Program

Denver, Colorado - March 22-26, 2015

Organized Symposia
COMP Program

Boston, Massachusetts - August 16-20, 2015

Organized Symposia
COMP Program

San Francisco, California - August 10-14, 2014

San Francisco is always a great meeting. Thank you everyone that attended!
Organized Symposia
COMP Program

Spring 2014, Dallas, Texas - March 16-20, 2014

Dallas was fun and full of tasty BBQ!
Organized Symposia

Fall 2013, Indianapolis, Indiana - September 8-12, 2013

We had a blast in Indianapolis! Hope to make it back soon.

Spring 2013, New Orleans, Louisiana - April 7-11, 2013

The New Orleans ACS meeting was a great experience!

Fall 2012, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - August 19-23, 2012

Spring 2012, San Diego, California - March 25-29, 2012

Fall 2011, Denver, Colorado - August 28-September 1, 2011

Spring 2011, Anaheim, California - March 27-31, 2011

Fall 2010, Boston, Massachusetts - August 22-26, 2010

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COMP Program
Program Abstracts

Spring 2010, San Francisco, California - March 21-25, 2010

COMP Program
Program Abstracts

Fall 2009, Washington, DC - August 16-20, 2009

Spring 2009, Salt Lake City, Utah - March 22-26, 2009

COMP Program
Program Abstracts

Spring 2008, New Orleans, Louisiana - April 6-10, 2008

Full Schedule
Program Schedule
Program Abstracts

Fall 2008, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - August 17-21, 2008

Full Schedule
Program Schedule
Program Abstracts

Spring 2007, Chicago, Illinois - March 25-29, 2007

Full Program

Fall 2007, Boston, Massachusetts - August 19-23, 2007

Full Program
Abstracts

Spring 2006, Atlanta, Georgia - March 26-30, 2006

Full Program
Abstracts (Note: 13 MB)

Fall 2006, San Fransisco, California - September 10-14, 2006

Full Program
Abstracts (Note: 4 MB)

Fall 2005, Washington, DC - August 28-31, 2005
Full Program
Abstracts for papers:

1-48,
49-108,
109-150,
151-242
243-339 (Posters)

Spring 2005, San Diego, California - March 13-17, 2005
Full Program
Program Abstracts
Full program and abstracts

Fall 2004, Philadelpia, Pennsylvania - August 22-27, 2004
Full Program
Program Abstracts

Spring 2004, Anaheim, California - March 28-April 1, 2004
Full Program
Program Abstracts (zip file).

Fall 2003, New York, New York - September 7-11, 2003
Full Progam
Program Abstracts
Building Proteins Computationally, which appeared in the 06 October 2003 Chemical and Engineering News.

Spring 2003, New Orleans, Louisiana - March 23-27, 2003
Full Program
Program Abstracts (zip file)
Chemical and Engineering News article on Teaching medicinal chemistry to undergraduates (from the 21 April 2003 issue of C&E News), and Computational Nanotechnology (from the 28 April 2003 issue).

Fall 2002, Boston, Massachusetts - August 18-22, 2002
Full Program
Program Abstracts
Chemical and Engineering News cover story on the computational chemisty in chemical education session (16 Sept 02).

Spring 2002, Orlando, Florida - April 7-11, 2002
Full Program
Program Abstracts, and Chemical and Engineering News cover story on ADME/Tox screening session (29 April 2002).

Fall 2001, Chicago, Illinois - August 26-30, 2001
Full Program
Program Abstracts
C&E News Cover story from the meeting.

Spring 2001, San Diego, California - April 1-5, 2001
Full Program
Program Abstracts
C&E News Supercomputing Strategies

Fall 2000, Washington DC - August 20-24, 2000
Full Program

Spring 2000, San Fransisco, California - March 26-30, 2000
Full Program

Fall 1999, New Orleans, Louisiana - August 22-26, 1999
Full Program

Spring 1999, Anaheim, California - March 21-25, 1999
Full Program

Fall 1998, Boston, Massachusetts - August 23-27, 1998
Full Program

Spring 1998, Dallas, Texas - March 29-April 2, 1998
Full Program