Submitted to: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/22/2018
Publication Date: 7/25/2018
Citation: Sapozhnikova, Y.V. 2018. The 54th North American Chemical Residue Workshop. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 66:4985-4985. 10.1021/acs.jafc.8b01569.
Technical Abstract: This is an introduction to a special issue of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry devoted to the 2017 North American Chemical Residue Workshop (NACRW). The 54th North American Chemical Residue Workshop (NACRW), formerly known as the Florida Pesticide Residue Workshop (FPRW), was held on July 23-26, 2017 in a new location at the Naples Grand Beach Resort in Naples, Florida. First held in 1963, the workshop has grown over the years, and the new location provides ample space for platform and poster presentations, vendors’ booths and seminars. The workshop is sponsored by Flag Works, Inc., a non-profit organization, as well as many vendors participating in the exhibition, presenting seminars and posters, and offering user meetings. The meeting was well attended by 346 participants, representing government, private laboratories, industry, vendors, academia and non-profit organizations from 14 different countries. The four day workshop included a short course, a keynote lecture, oral and poster presentations in seven scientific symposia, and 41 vendor exhibitions. The workshop started with a short course “Efficient Start-to-Finish Analysis of Chemical Residues" taught by Dr. Steven Lehotay from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The 57 course participants learned about efficient high-quality and high-throughput analysis of different types of chemical contaminants. NACRW Excellence Award, sponsored by Flag Works, Inc., in Separation Science relevant to chemical residue analysis, was awarded to Dr. Harold McNair, Professor Emeritus in Analytical Chemistry from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. During his distinguished career, Dr. McNair has authored over 150 research publications, lectured, and taught seminars around the world to advance chromatographic separation science. Dr. Kevin Schug, a professor of analytical chemistry at the University of Texas at Arlington, TX, and a former student of Dr. McNair, accepted the award on Dr. McNair’s behalf and presented a keynote address. The scientific program included the following symposia encompassing 33 oral and 105 poster presentations: - Advanced Detection Techniques - Veterinary Drugs and Anti-Microbial Resistance - Novel and Emerging Food Contaminants - Advanced Sample Preparation - State/Federal Laboratory Updates - Mass Spectrometry Forum - Natural Products, Supplements, and Cannabis - Residue Analysis in Aquaculture Products and Water Systems - General Topics This special issue of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry devoted to the 54th NACRW, showcases research topics presented at the 2017 workshop. The manuscripts cover all aspects of residue analysis, including novel developments in sample processing, sample preparation, advanced instrumental analysis of diverse contaminants: pesticides, nitrofuran metabolites, veterinary drugs and emerging contaminants of concern in various food products. My fondest 2017 workshop memories were talking to the first time attendees, who expressed how much they learned at the meeting, enjoyed the informal and friendly atmosphere, and appreciated the opportunities to meet experts and build their network. The 55th NACRW (www.nacrw.org) is scheduled for July 22-25, 2018 at the Naples Grande, Naples, FL, and many talented volunteers are diligently working to prepare another terrific workshop. We invite you to attend to learn about new developments in residue analysis in food and environmental samples, to build your network, meet colleagues and make new friends!