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Mission Statement

cal con 2016 welcomeThe North American Calorimetry Conference (CALCON) has served as the premier collegial forum for the dissemination of current research and state-of-the-art technological developments in calorimetry and thermodynamics since its inception in 1946. CALCON convenes annually at selected sites in the United States or Canada, and jointly with the IUPAC sponsored International Conference on Chemical Thermodynamics whenever ICCT meets in North America. CALCON participants represent a broad cross-section of scientists in academia, government, and industry whose research interests primarily focus on the development and application of calorimetric methods and/or thermochemical techniques. Papers presented at CALCON span a diverse range of disciplines within the fields of biology, chemistry, and physics as well as emerging areas of research at the interface of core disciplines. Specific areas of interest include fundamental advances and applications in biology and medicine, biothermodynamics, biomaterials, environmental sciences, pharmaceutical products, food technology, solutions and fluid mixtures, condensed matter, nanoparticles, polymer science, solid-state materials, computer simulations, and thermodynamic databases. CALCON welcomes original research contributions describing novel and innovative thermodynamic approaches at the interface of core technologies.

The Seventy First Calorimetry Conference

The Seventy First Calorimetry Conference (CALCON 2016) follows in the footsteps of last year's retrospective journey that celebrated Seven Decades of Innovation and Progress in Calorimetry and Chemical Thermodynamics. Our memorable Seventieth Annual Meeting assembled within the shadows of historic Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland where Francis Scott Key penned the Star-Spangled Banner 200 years ago. As we embark on our Eighth Decade of Service to the International Scientific Community, The North American Calorimetry Conference partners with our distingushed colleagues in the Japan Society of Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis (JSCTA) to convene a Joint Meeting in Hawaii. The Conference Organizing Committe welcomes your company as we revisit the picturesque North Shore of Oahu which has hosted Joint Meetings of our venerable societies in 2003, 2007, and 2010. The site of CALCON 2016 is Turtle Bay Resort, an idyllic setting that offers meeting participants all of the latest amenities synonymous with first class accommodations. We cordially invite you to attend the Fourth Joint Meeting of CALCON and JSCTA which is privileged to host the Sixth International Symposium on New Frontiers in Thermal Studies of Materials that honors and recognizes the pioneering contributions of Professor Tooru Atake.

Amidst the panoramic splendor of Turtle Bay Resort, our colleagues will enjoy a diverse Scientific Program comprised of ten symposia focused on relevant and timely topics:

  • New Frontiers in Thermal Studies of Materials
  • Biomolecular Structure, Function, and Stability
  • Macromolecular Association and Recognition
  • Biopharmaceutical Applications and Drug Discovery
  • Thermodynamic Properties of Ionic Liquids
  • Colloids and Surfactants
  • Databases, Global Analysis, Modeling, and Simulations
  • Liquid Solutions over Extended Ranges of Temperature and Pressure
  • New Horizons Explored via Advanced Instrumentation
  • Specialized Applications of Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis

Conference participants are invited to submit original research papers presenting novel calorimetric, thermochemical, and thermodynamic studies for platform or poster presentation. Please join your colleagues during the week of 31 July - 04 August 2016 as we convene our Seventy First Annual Meeting at the luxurious Turtle Bay Resort on the picturesque North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii.