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PolyRMC GPC Training Academy

May 13 - 15, 2020

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PolyRMC hosts a semi-annual GPC Academy in collaboration with Advanced Polymer Monitoring Technologies, Inc., Polymer Standards and Services, Waters Corporation, and Testa Analytical at its facilities in New Orleans, LA. Attendees will learn the background and practice of GPC (also refereed to as Size Exclusion Chromatography, SEC) as well as the latest methods, including multi-dectection using light scattering and viscosity, and associated analyses. This intensive The 2.5-day course offers an in-depth overview of GPC characterization, brief introduction to novel characterization techniques and methods, and a focus on individual attendee applications. New techniques, technologies and alternatives to GPC for polymer characterization will also be presented. There will be a 2-day overview of methods and techniques followed by a half day hands on component. This intensive course is for much more in-depth and hands on training than a typical one hour webinar. The course is hosted by a non-profit, academic research Center at Tulane University, with participation from private vendors, which ensures a deeper focus on content and education over any one specific product or brand. Throughout the course, attendees are taught by world GPC experts and regularly receive one on one Q&A opportunities to discuss specific applications with  the instructors.  This course is ideal for quality control personnel, R&D and analytical departments, process engineers, technicians, etc.

While this course is hosted in conjunction with industrial partners, the content is general and is not tied to any specific hardware or software vendor. This is a particular point of pride in our educational, university-based course. Attendees have access to 5-7 different instructors throughout the course and are able to go over their results, specific applications, challenges, etc. throughout the 3-day session. This is one of the most appreciated features of the 125+ attendees that have participated in the course over the years.

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Early Registration Deadline
Friday, April 17, 2020

Next Session
May 13 - 15, 2020

Course Fees
Save $300 if you register by the early registration deadline ($1,800), late registration is $2,100 after the early registration deadline.

Academic-25% (students and faculty), Groups from same organization attending the same session, 2 people-10% on each registration; 3-5 people-25% each registration; 5+ - contact PolyRMC.

Refund Policy
Registration cancellation up to 3 weeks prior to the course date, 75% refund. No refunds available after that.

Background and Practice Section
Two days of instruction on a variety of theoretical and technical topics, GPC demonstrations, Q&A, and other characterization scenarios.

Hands On Section
Various GPC lab modules with the PolyRMC team including use of PolyRMC GPC systems, and data analysis and interpretation exercises.  Each participant will have access to a laptop with GPC software for data analysis and interpretation. Attendees are encouraged to bring questions specific to their applications for this section.

Participants will have the use of a PolyRMC laptop during the seminar, will be given a USB flash drive with all of the course slides, and will be served breakfast, lunch, and snacks for each day.

More Information
If you would like to register for the seminar, or if you have any questions, please contact Curt Jarand at either (504) 862-3186 or  Assistance with a purchase order, lodging,  transportation/parking, etc. is also available. PolyRMC accepts credit cards for registration fees on the registration form.  Credit/debit cards are the preferred form of payment. Thank you!

Additional course information is available upon request.

GPC Training Testimonials

"The three day course will help the beginner as well as the advanced GPC user.  The amount of insight I gained towards analysis of my polymers has helped me evaluate my sample preparation, analysis  methods and procedures relating to my GPC work.  I sent all three of my technicians to the training after they had been working in the GPC lab for about 6 months and all three benefited greatly from the experience.  I recommend it to all my peers in industry both the beginners and the experts." - Stephanie Steelman, CNS Pantex 

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