The field of computational chemistry is ever expanding and the COMP membership is one of the most diverse in the ACS due to the wide scoping nature of our field. 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 & Melissa Landon
Materials Science - Christine Aikens
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) - Euegene DePrince
The COMP Poster Session - H. Lee Woodcock
All abstracts must be submitted via the MAPSystem ( maps.acs.org ) by the submission deadline. Late abstracts will not be accepted. Submission deadlines for the upcoming year are posted during August of the current year and are posted here under the upcoming meeting. You will need your ACS ID to submit your abstract(s). If you do not have an ACS ID, they are free and you can create one by clicking the link in the blue 'Registering is easy' button on the maps.acs.org login screen; see the first action below. Click here for more information about ACS IDs. Click the white 'Save' button in the lower right to save your abstract and complete it at a later time.
After submitting your abstract there might be the need to edit your abstract or you might need to contact the symposium organizer about your abstract. The directions below explain how to view your draft and submitted abstracts along with the Document ID. If you have submitted your abstract, the Document ID is provided in the subject line of the successful submission email. The email is sent to you by the MAPSystem with the subject 'ACS 250 Abstract Submitted'. Alternatively, you can determine the Document ID for your abstract by:
Your submitted abstract(s) will be available for you to review and edit. The abstract number is listed under ID column, the third column. Please make sure you provide the Document ID for the abstract of interest when contacting symposium organizers or the COMP Programming Board.
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
Speakers are responsible to provide their own method (portable computer or tablet with the ability to connect with a VGA display) to of display their presentation. The ACS provides an LCD projector and screen for each session. Overhead or slide projectors are not provided. Laser pointers may or may not be provided and sometimes work... Bring your own.
When applying for a Visa to attend the ACS meeting you will need a personalized Visa letter. These are available once your abstract has been accepted to the meeting. To obtain the Visa Letter, sometime referred to as a disposition letter or acceptance notice, for your abstract please do the following:
Posters must occupy no more than an area of 4 feet tall by 6 feet wide. The ACS provides a posert board and pushpins at all poster sessions. Please post your poster at your assigned abstract number; consult the technical program to determine your abstract number.
Those selected by the COMP programming board to present their poster at the Sci-Mix session (Monday evening from 8pm to 10pm) but do not present their poster during the Sci-Mix session must inform the comp programming board otherwise their poster will be indicated as a "no show" by the ACS.