The 43rd IUPAC World Polymer Congress, 'Macro2010', is the latest in the series of the biennial meetings of the IUPAC Polymer Division. The series has been running for several decades and is the largest international multi-symposium conference dedicated to all aspects of polymer science and engineering.
Macro2010 is organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and hosted by the Pure and Applied Macromolecular Chemistry Group (Macro Group UK), a joint interest group of the RSC and the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI).
Macro2010 will have an overall focus on Polymer Science in the Service of Society.
Delivering New Polymers for Service in Society: Advances in Polymer Chemistry
Molecular to Macroscopic Behaviour of Polymers
Sustainability: Renewable Resources and Environmentally-Friendly Polymers
Polymers in Support of Life
Functional Polymers for Electronics, Energy and Analysis
Polymer Science in Everyday Life
Advances in Colloidal and Nanosize Polymer Materials
Young Polymer Scientists: Contributions, Nurturing and Networking
Details of the symposia within each of these eight themes and information on plenary speakers is available from the scientific programme pages of the website.
As well as the oral presentations, an important part of the congress will be the poster sessions - a great opportunity to network and present your work. Dedicated poster sessions associated with the symposia will run on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons of the congress.