Dear CACA Members and Chromatography Colleagues,
Due to the continued spread of the coronavirus worldwide, CACA executive committee evaluated its effects on our planned Dinner Event at Pittcon. While the rate of coronavirus spreading has been decreasing during the last few days, it still has some risk in a shared-meal situation. For that reason, we decided to cancel the CACA Dinner Event. Our primary concerns are for the health and safety of you and our members. For those of you who have already submitted the payment for the dinner event, you payment will be refunded in full.
The CACA committee members are closely monitoring the situation. While we have some concerns, the chances of coronavirus spread during the Pittcon is minimal. Therefore, CACA will move the Award and Sponsorship sessions to its networking event organized by Drs. Tao Jiang and Chuping Luo. The CACA networking event has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 4, from 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM in Room 470A at the convention center. Following is its agenda:
The CACA events are supported by our Award Level sponsors Advanced Materials Technology, Genentech, MAC-MOD Analytical, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, and Thermo Scientific; Advanced Level sponsors CDS Analytical, Frontage, LabTech, Medicilon, and Millipore/Supelco; and Basic Level sponsors Daisogel, NanoMicro, PolyLC, Shimadzu, Tosoh Bioscience USA, Welch Materials, and YMC America.
Best regards and see you in Chicago!
CACA Executive Committee
CACA and CPSA, The Winning Partners – CPSA USA 2019
Chinese American Chromatography Association (CACA) is very pleased to play an active role in the 22nd Annual Symposium on Clinical and Pharmaceutical Solutions through Analysis (CPSA USA 2019) which was hold October 28 - 31, 2019, at Sheraton Bucks County, Langhorne, PA. There were over 350 participants attending this world-renowned symposium focusing on lively discussions, memorable interactions, and the sharing of real-world experiences that focused on the unique challenges facing the modern analytical laboratory and the risks – and reality – of personalized healthcare. This marked the third year in a row that CACA hosted sessions at CPSA USA. CACA is one of the official CPSA partners and we had a table booth at exhibition session.
This annual CPSA meeting began in 1998 and was the first industry-led event to complement academic-based meetings and address the specific needs of industry researchers. Since then, CPSA series meetings have expanded to include annual CPSA Shanghai where CACA has been an important partner in the last a couple of years, annual CPSA Europe, and annual CPSA Brazil.
The CACA, founded in 2008, is a tax-exempt non-profit organization. It is composed of over one thousand enthusiastic scientists mainly residing in North America and China with interests in separation science such as sample preparation, LC, GC, SFC, spectroscopy, and MS. Our members come from industry, government, and academia with a goal of social networking, information exchange, and experience sharing in chromatography technology and practice. The CACA hosts dinner meetings, webinars/virtual symposiums (20 webinars since 2016, visit http://ca-ca.org/index.php/webinar for past and future webinars), and workshops each year to provide networking opportunities and to foster information sharing among its members. CACA also presents annual awards for outstanding young scientists and graduate students.
On behalf of CACA, Dr. Chuping Luo of Advanced Materials Technology, the Immediate Past President of CACA, and Dr. Naidong Weng of Janssen R&D, the President Elect of CACA, organized two CACA sessions in CPSA USA 2019. Many CACA Executive Committee members, especially Dr. Xiang Zhang at the University of Louisville, the President of CACA, provided wonderful supports.
On Tuesday morning (October 29, 10-11:45AM), a joint session titled with “CACA and CPSA, The Winning Partner” featured three distinguished speakers.
Dr. Stephanie Schuster, Advanced Materials Technology (AMT)
Dr. Hongyue Guo, Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS)
Dr. Yifan Shi, Janssen R&D
The conference room was completed full and additional chairs were arranged. Still there were a few standing audiences. The contents of the presentations are excellent with very useful practical examples. Audiences were highly engaged. The session was scheduled for one hour and 45 min but lasted for over two and half hours (CPSA is famous for lively and relaxed exchange of discussion during presentations to maximize the interaction and learning – those of us who are long-time CPSA attendees fondly called it CPSA Time) and audiences still did not want to leave even during the lunch hour.
On Thursday afternoon (October 31, 1:30-3PM), the last session of CPSA, CACA hosted the session titled with “Presentations from the Edge: Young Scientist Session” with three outstanding young scientists.
Dr. Erik Allman, Janssen R&D/Penn State University
Dr. Bo An, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
Dr. Fengjian Shi, Biogen
The speakers presented the cutting-edge technology on tackling some of the most challenging analytical issues – metabolomics, protein bioanalysis, as well as analysis and method transfer of oligonucleotides. Audiences were so engaged in the discussion and they forgot this was the last session of the symposium. Certificates were awarded to all three young scientists.
Indeed, CACA and CPSA are the Winning Partners. We would like sincerely to thank CPSA founder Dr. Mike Lee of Milestone Development Services and CPSA Organization Committee, especially CPSA USA 2019 co-chairs, Dr. Timothy Olah of Bristol-Myers Squibb and Dr. Neil Spooner of Spooner Bioanalytical Solution, for their wonderful collaboration. Kudos also go to Emily Ehrenfeld and Carla Marshall-Waggett of New Objective for their continuous support to CACA. We are looking forward to future and more expanded partnership – at CPSA USA and China.
Finally, we would like to invite our members to participate the upcoming CACA events at Eastern Analytical Symposium (EAS) and CPSA Shanghai 2020 and to solicit nominations and/or self-nominations for the CACA Student Excellence Awards and Young Investigator Award. We would also sincerely acknowledge contributions from our sponsors for their yearly support.
Dear CACA Members and Chromatography Colleagues,
The Chinese American Chromatography Association (CACA) will host a networking dinner event and a career development workshop at Pittcon 2018 (February 26 – March 1, 2018) in Orlando, Florida.
The dinner event will be held on Tuesday (6:00 -9:00 pm, Feb 27) at Embassy Suites (8250 Jamaican Court, Orlando, FL 32819). The Embassy Suites is accessible by the Pittcon Shuttle Bus from the Orange County Conference Center or a 20-min walk North on the International Drive. CACA will present several awards at the dinner event:
The 2018 CACA Student Excellence Awards this year are sponsored by Mac-Mod Analytical.
Our invited speaker will be Professor Weihong Tan of the University of Florida and Hunan University. He will present a 25-min speech on “Chemists in the era of molecular medicine.”
The career development workshop on “How to be successful in your career” is scheduled on Monday morning (February 26th) from 8:30 AM to 11:20 AM in Room 309AB at the Orange County Conference Center. The invited speakers are Dr. Kelly Zhang of Genentech, Dr. Judson Haynes of P & G, Dr. Ron Major of ChromPrep, Dr. Mike Lee of Milestone Development Services, and Dr. Naidong Weng of Johnson and Johnson.
The detailed agenda for the networking dinner will be posted on the CACA website at ca-ca.org as well as broadcasted as LinkedIn posts. CACA will subsidize >50% of the dinner cost for students and unemployed attendees. If you are interested in participating in our dinner event, please send an e-mail to
See you in Orlando!
CACA Executive Committee
Dr. Tao Chen, a scientist at Genentech, Small Molecule Analytical Chemistry and QC, has been selected to be the winner of 2018 Young Investigator Award from the Chinese American Chromatography Association (CACA). This award is awarded annually to an outstanding scientist who has made exceptional contributions to the development of separation science and its applications. Dr. Chen obtained a B.S. from Wuhan University in 2008 and a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry in 2013 from University of Florida under Prof. Weihong Tan. Dr. Chen has 40+ journal articles, 4 book chapters, 1 patent, and numerous awards.
Mr. Bifan Chen and Mr. Tony Chen have been named winners of 2018 CACA Student Excellence Awards. Both are Ph.D. candidates from University of Wisconsin, Madison, under the mentorships of Professors Ying Ge and Lingjun Li, respectively. Bifan’s research is on top-down proteomics, HIC/MS and mAbs analysis, while Tony’s research focuses on glycan analysis, HILIC and LC/MS. The Student Excellence Awards, sponsored by MAC-MOD Analytical in 2018, recognize outstanding graduate students who contribute to the development of separation science and its applications.
The selection process is based on research accomplishments and innovations, number of publications and impact, and the recommendations from mentors, supervisors and other scientists. The CACA award selection committee is chaired by Dr. Perry Wang of the US FDA, and consists of four other CACA board members: Dr. Michael Ye of Millipore Sigma/Supelco, Prof. He Yi of City U. New York, John Jay College, Dr. Chuping Luo of Advanced Materials Technology (AMT), and Dr. Michael Dong of MWD Consulting.
All three awards (plaque and cash award) will be presented at CACA annual dinner event at Pittcon Orlando on February 27 at Embassy Suites Jamaican Court, 6-9 pm.
CACA is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote networking and career development for its members. CACA hosts frequent webinars and dinner events at Pittcon and HPLC Conferences to provide forums for sharing technical information in separation sciences and the development of cooperative relationships. Additional information is available at www.ca-ca.org.
陈桃博士 Dr. Tao Chen
陈正为 Mr. Tony Chen
陈弼凡 Mr. Bifan Chen