NATAS/GGPF Spring Short Course AND Symposium, March 3, 4 and 5


Register For Short Course AND Symposium, March 3, 4 and 5

General Information

The first day of the Short Course focuses on fundamentals of thermal analysis and the second day splits into separate sessions on Characterization of Polymers by Thermal Analysis & Pharmaceutical Applications of Thermal Analysis. The Symposium on the third day is entitled "Recent Developments in Microanalytical Techniques." See program below.

$595 for registration prior to February 10.

For information on student and retired/unemployed rates or for other inquiries contact Bruce Prime at

This event will take place at Michael's at Shoreline Park, 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA. Michael's is a short distance from Hwy 101, about 12 miles north of the San Jose airport and 30 miles south of the San Francisco airport. From 101 in Mountain View, take the Shoreline Boulevard. Exit, turning toward the bay. Drive past the Shoreline Amphitheater and go straight ahead, entering into Shoreline Park. After a mile or so inside the park, a sign for Michael's will direct you to turn left into the parking lot. Restaurant phone: 650-962-1014 (do not call restaurant for registration).

A block of rooms has been reserved for this event at the Sheraton Sunnyvale Hotel, 1100 North Mathilda Ave, Sunnyvale, Ca. The rate is $159 weekday/$79 weekend, single or double. Locally call 408/745-6000 or in the US and Canada call direct 1-800/566-6449 and mention the GGPF March event. The Sheraton is just off Hwy 101 about 6 miles north of the San Jose Airport, 6 miles south of Shoreline and 36 miles south of the San Francisco airport. The Sheraton can provide transportation to/from the San Jose airport and to/from the programs at Michaels's at Shoreline.

Program for NATAS/GGPF Spring 2003 Short Courses
March 3 and 4

Wei-Ping Pan, Western Kentucky University
Short Course Chair

Monday March 3

8:30 am - 12:00 noon
How to Optimize DSC and TGA Experimental Conditions and Interpret Results with Confidence,
Len Thomas, TA Instruments

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Modulated Temperature DSC (MTDSC): Basic Theory, Operation, Applications and Comparison to Traditional DSC,
Mike Reading, Loughborough University


Tuesday March 4

Session A:
Characterization of Polymers by Thermal Analysis

8:30 am - 10:00 am
Characterizing Thermoplastic Polymers for Industrial Applications, Richard Chartoff, University of Arizona.

10:30 am - 12:00 noon
Thermal Analysis in Thermoset Characterization, Bruce Prime, IBM (Retired) / Consultant

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Rheology of Polymers, Jeffrey Gotro, Ablestik Laboratories

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Characterization of Polymeric Materials by Thermal Analysis, Spectroscopy and Microscopic Techniques, Wei-Ping Pan, Western Kentucky University

Session B
Pharmaceutical Applications of Thermal Analysis

8:30 am - 10:00 am
Differential Scanning Calorimetry and the Characterization of Amorphous Pharmaceutical Systems, Michael Pikal, University of Connecticut

10:30 am - 12:00 noon
Thermoanalytical Characterization of Pharmaceutical Materials: Small Molecule Applications Nancy Redman-Furey, Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Kinetics and Thermodynamics: Practical Applications of Isothermal Heat Conduction Microcalorimetry, Anthony Beezer, University of Greenwich

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Use of Isothermal Microcalorimetry and Solution Calorimetry in the Assessment of Stability, Compatibility, Amorphicity and Polymorphism in Pharmaceutical Systems, Mark Phipps, Thermometric, Ltd.

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Reception and Instrument Display)

Program for NATAS/GGPF Spring 2003 Symposium
March 5

Lothar Kleiner, Alza Pharmaceuticals,
Symposium Chair

8:45 am Keynote
Microcalorimetric Methods to Assess Powder Surfaces and Solid Interactions, Mark A. Phipps, Thermometric, Ltd


9:45 am


10:15 am
New Microcalorimetric Methods for the Determination of Kinetic Parameters for Solid State Reactions with Particular Reference to Pharmaceutical Testing, Anthony Beezer, Greenwich University


11:05 am
Microcalorimetry, Structural Relaxation in Glasses, and the Prediction of Pharmaceutical Stability, Michael Pikal, University of Connecticut


12:15 pm


1:15 pm
Recent Advances in Scanning Probe Techniques, Mike Reading, Loughborough University


2:05 pm
Quartz Crystal Microbalance/Heat Conduction Calorimetry: A New Isothermal Technique for Studying Sorption and Reaction in Thin Film Samples, Allan L. Smith, Masscal Corporation and Drexel University


3:00 pm


3:30 pm
Study of Interface Physics through Combination of Surface Plasmon Resonance and the Quartz Crystal Microbalance, Curt Frank, Stanford University


4:20 pm
Advancements in Infrared Micro Sampling Technology, Bonnie Leimer, Thermo Nicolet


5:10 pm
Wine and Cheese Reception, Instrument Display


Abstracts & Speaker Biographies

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