Corporation Scientifique Claisse, in collaboration with the Canadian Mineral Analysts Association, will host the 44th annual CMA conference and exhibition, on 9 – 13 September 2012, at Loews Hotel Le Concorde located in the historic Old Québec district. The conference will bring together a range of professionals from around the world at the forefront of the mining and mineral industry; such as, geologists, chemists and laboratory analysts, as well as specialists from the field of analytical chemistry and laboratory technology.
The 2012 CMA conference offers attendees lectures, presentations, networking opportunities, professional forums and workshops led by industry experts. Through case studies, working demonstrations, open sessions and peer-to-peer discussions, attendees will learn about and share new techniques that will help them improve their laboratory analyses. Among the participants are Bruker AXS and PerkinElmer specialists who will deliver a full day of practical conference workshop on 10 September, covering topics ‘New advances in ICP” and ‘XRD/XRF analysis for the minerals and mining industry’.
he scientific programme will also feature a group of distinguished experts from The Standards Council of Canada, who will conduct a 90-minute panel discussion titles ‘Mineral Analysis Laboratory Accreditation (ISO 17025)".This will be a first for the CMA. Over the next two days, a number of key speakers, including professionals of national and international repute, will deliver oral presentations covering innovative strategies, best practices and essential topics in the field of analytical technology.
The line-up of speakers includes Bruno Vrebos from PANalytical (The Netherlands), Kai Behrens from Bruker (Germany), Louis Gendreau from CLIFFS SEC Mine de Fer du Lac Bloom (Canada), Russ Calow from SGS Minerals Services (Canada) and Sharon Ness from Genalysis-Intertek (Australia). Additionally, Claisse will host a tour of its facility on 13 September for those who wish to learn more about sample preparation by fusion for XRF, AA and ICP analysis.
This year’s conference will also feature a broad social and cultural program and an opportunity to experience a relaxed atmosphere and the flavour of Old Québec – a UNESCO World Heritage Treasure – and its many touristic attractions.
Everyone is welcome. Don’t miss out! Events like this one don’t come along every day. Further information on registration and updates regarding the conference schedule, featured speakers and abstract submission can be found here.