There is a long history of providing a selection of excellent short courses at ISCC & GCxGC and the 2019 meetings continue this long standing tradition. Descriptions for the short courses are listed below as well as times and dates they are being held.  All courses will be held at the location of ISCC & GCxGC 2019, the Hilton Fort Worth.  Registration for short courses is free to all full priced registrants. Post-docs, students, and other attendees qualifying for discounted registration will be charged $50 to attend a short course and then an additional $25 to attend each additional course. Please email if you require further assistance.



Sunday, May 12th - Full Day  8:30AM - 4:30PM

Tadeusz Gorecki, University of Waterloo
Hans-Gerd Janssen, University of Amsterdam
Rob Synovec, University of Washington
Philip Marriott, University of Monash

DESCRIPTION:  As the most extensive short course on comprehensive GC, the course will begin with a basic outline of the principals and development of GCxGC.  It will describe modulation strategies and formats plus detection strategies and formats as well as data processing and visualization.  Applications in a variety of areas will include the following: petrochemical, environmental, foods/flavors/fragrances, metabolomics, and more.  While the morning session will focus on the basics, the afternoon session will explore more advanced topics.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:  Scientists & technicians familiar with GC but who need to analyze more complex samples.  Individuals in the petroleum, food and environmental science disciplines.



Monday, May 13th - Morning (8:30AM - 12:30PM)

Daniel W. Armstrong, The University of Texas at Arlington
Leonard M. Sidisky, MilliporeSigma

DESCRIPTION:  Ionic Liquids (ILs) comprise the first new class of GC stationary phases in over 40 years. Today these phases are having a significant impact on the way we approach GC, GC-MS and GCxGC. They have outstanding thermal properties, unique selectivities, and are resistant to water, oxygen, and other species that decompose traditional stationary phases. This course provides an introduction to the structures and properties of IL's that make them unique and useful stationary phases. Their orthogonality to all known molecular stationary phases make them ideal for GCXGC. The lectures will also focus on using IL columns to solve problems in areas of food, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, and environmental science. Additionally, there will be a focus on the GC analysis of water in solvents and solid or liquid products..

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:  Individuals who use GC, GC-MS, and/or GCxGC in industry or research will find this course to be essential. Specific applications will be covered for those in the food industry, pharmaceutical industry, petrochemical industry, and in environmental science. It is expected that all participants have a basic knowledge of gas chromatography and organic chemistry.



Monday, May 13th - Morning (8:30AM - 12:30PM)

Nicholas H. Snow, Seton Hall University

DESCRIPTION: This half-day course will provide a hard-hitting overview of sample preparation for capillary chromatography  The course will include an overview of extraction techniques and theory with special consideration for sampling the extract into a capiillary column.  Extractions involving solid, liquid, and vapor phases will be discussed with key examples including static and dynamic head=space extraction, sorptive micro-extractions (SPME, SBSE, SPE), and liquid=phase extractions (LLE, MLLE). Participants will be asked to bring a sample preparation problem from their own work experience for discussion by the group.  Examples and discussion will be geared toward techniques being presented in the main symposia following the course.  

Course Outline:
Overview, Extraction Theory (LLE) and Capillary Sampling Consideration
Headspace Extraction
Sportive Micro-extractions
Workshop = participant problems

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:  Analytical scientists seeking a quick overview of sample preparation techniques for chromatography as well as ISCC & GCxGC attendees seeking information to prepare for discussions at the symposia.  This course is also recommended for chromatographers seeking advice and ideas for difficult sample preparation problems.



Monday, May 13th - Afternoon (1:30PM - 5:30PM)

Lee Polite, Axion Labs

DESCRIPTION: This half-day course will provide an expedited overview of basic HPLC techniques.  

Course Outline:
Workshop = participant problems

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:  Analytical scientists