***** Second Circular*****
The 11th Canadian Continuous-Flow Isotope Ratio
Mass Spectrometry Workshop
August 14-17, 2005
Description and Scope
The original mandate of the continuous flow isotope ratio mass spectrometry
(CF-IRMS) workshop was to assemble the Canadian stable isotope community in a
forum where emerging applications and technical developments in CF-IRMS could
be discussed. Over the past 10 years the CF-IRMS workshop has grown into an
international forum that groups both experienced and novice CF-IRMS users.
Workshop participation is limited to 100 people, and 70 people are currently
registered. The website has been recently updated and can be found at:
I have included a current list of participants, and the requests for workshops.
If you would like to help out with these workshops please contact me as soon as
The conference is organized in the following way:
Sunday August 14: Introductory workshops intended for novice users and those
requested by registered participants. This includes morning talks on
Introduction to Stable Isotopes (Gilles St. Jean), and Elemental Analyzers
(Paul Middlestead). In the afternoon there will be a workshop with an
introduction to HPLC and irm-LCMS (Andreas Hilkert), and other workshops as
requested by the participants.
Monday August 15: Manufacturers Forum. Talks will be presented by our sponsors
(Elementar, GV, Isomass, Sercon) and possibly other manufacturers (SGE,
Swagelock). We will have a poster session in the afternoon.
Tuesday August 16: Applications. Dr. Zach Sharp will present our keynote
address and will discuss laser applications. In addition it looks like we will
have application talks presented by Richard Doucett, Paul Eby, Andreas Hilkert,
Toti Larson, Paul Middlestead, Orfan Shouakar-Stash, Anna Smirnoff, and Hilary
Stuart Williams just to name a few!
Wednesday August 17: Equipment demonstrations and tours of the Laboratory for
Stable Isotope Science (LSIS, Rm G54, Western Science Building). It is
possible that we will have additional workshops presented on Wednesday
New this year: A Student Prize for best student presentation.
This is the second announcement for the conference. The deadline for
registration and abstract submission has been extended to July 8, 2005.
Contact and Organizing Committee Chair: Kim Law
Department of Earth Sciences
The University of Western Ontario
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