Announcing: the 59th International Conference on Analytical Sciences and Spectroscopy(ICASS)

June 26-28, 2013

Abstract submissions for poster presentations are still being accepted.

You are cordially invited to Le Grand Lodge Mont Tremblant, Mont-Tremblant, Québec, on the shore of Ouimet Lake.[ ]

One-bedroom suites with: king size bed in the bedroom with full bathroom and satellite television, living room area with a double Murphy bed, private balcony (Lake or Sunset view), gas fireplace, second bathroom with large shower, working area, satellite television, fully equipped kitchen, telephone with data-port, complimentary wireless high speed internet access.

Rate: $169 ($196.60 with taxes)/night, single or double occupancy; free stay for children < = 17-year old in their parents’ room.


20-m indoor swimming pool

Giant indoor whirlpool


Steam baths

Exercise room

Games room

200 feet of private sandy beach

Swimming in the lake (with lifeguards)

Canoes, kayaks, paddle boats

Beach volley-ball court

4 tennis Har-Thru courts

Pool and ping-pong tables


Go-cart race

Horseback riding

Bike rental, etc.

Massage in your room, in the spa studio or under a tent on the lake shore

6 championship golf courses within 3 km

Sessions are being planned on:

· Separations (Karen Waldron, Université de Montréal, and Alison Holliday, Swarthmore College, PA),

· Nanomaterial analysis (Chady Stephan, PerkinElmer, and Kevin Wilkinson, Universite de Montreal),

· MC-ICP-MS (Lu Yang, National Research Council of Canada),

· Analytical and spectroscopic techniques in electrochemistry (Gregory Jerkiewicz, Queen’s University, and Têko Napporn, Université de Poitiers (France)),

· Speciation/Metallomics (Zoltan Mester, National Research Council of Canada),

· Mass spectrometry innovation and applications(Richard Oleschuk, Queen’s University),

· Environmental applications (Ewa Dabek, Environment Canada),

· New developments and applications in optical and atomic mass spectrometry (Nimal De Silva, University of Ottawa).

· Microscale characterization methods for microfluidics, MEMS and materials science (Dominic Larivière and Jesse Greener, Université Laval).


Tuesday evening: welcome reception in the lobby

Wednesday morning: award presentations

Wed p.m. to Fri p.m.: parallel sessions

Poster sessions with prices for best student posters

Wednesday: magical dinner with magic champion Eric Leclerc

Instrument exhibit (Wed.-Thu.)

Thursday: banquet

That is not all!

Registration to the 59th ICASS gives access to the ongoing sessions of Spectr’Atom 2013, a conference entirely in French that is devoted to atomic spectrometry, and is being held at the same location June 25-28, 2013. To get full access to both conferences, including the reception with fireworks on June 24, please register to Spectr’Atom 2013 at here.

The following Canadians have already agreed to help organise sessions:

· Diane Beauchemin and Kurt Kyser (Queen’s University)

· Denis Bérubé (Health Canada)

· François Doucet (National Research Council of Canada)

· Marc Lamoureux (Saint-Mary’s University)

· Dominic Larivière (Université Laval)

· Kevin Wilkinson (Université de Montréal)

Don’t miss this event! Bring your family to combine business and vacation. The special hotel rate will be in effect from June 21 to July 6, 2013, which is an excellent deal in such a resort at that time of year! Space is limited, so please reserve early to avoid disappointment. The cut-off date is May 10, 2013. After this date, all available rooms will revert back to the hotel for general sale at the regular rates (at least $210/night, before taxes).