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Joint Meeting of the DE ACS ChemVets and Delaware Valley SAS

"Raman Hyper-Spectral Imaging and Multivariate Curve Resolution Applied to Mineral Identification in Meteorites, Meteorite impacts, Simulations of Mars, and a bit of Art"

Dr. Karl S. Booksh

University of Delaware

Date: November 28th, 2018

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Location: Delaware Biotechnology Institute

Cost: $20, Students Free

Buffet dinner 6:00 pm

Presentation 7:00 pm



"Cannabis as Medicine"

Dr. Sara Jane Ward

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Date: January 16th, 2018

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Location: DuPont Country Club, Wedgewood Room

Cost: $10, Students Free

Reception 6:00 pm

Presentation 6:30 pm

Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar will be available



RSVP to Rob Mishur at rjmishur@widener.edu or call/text 708-927-9780


Recorded medical use of Cannabis sativa dates back millennia. In the recent past of the mid-nineteen hundreds, research into the biochemistry and molecular pharmacology of the plant and its actions was just developing, while at the same time the Marijuana Tax Act was implemented and paved the way to legal and moral restrictions of its use medicinally and recreationally. Fast forward to today, where medical use of Cannabis is legalized in over 30 states and predicted to exceed 2.5 million users in the coming years. Moreover, the upcoming passage of the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill and Hemp Farming Act will lead to hemp-derived Cannabis extracts nearly devoid of THC gaining an estimated market approaching 22 billion dollars in sales by 2022. While perceptions are mounting that medical Cannabis represents a viable treatment options for a wide range of therapeutic endpoints, both preclinical and clinical research must keep up with this wave to determine safety and efficacy of medical Cannabis products while also exploring potential benefits of synthetic cannabinoid-based pharmacotherapies. This presentation will cover a brief history of Cannabis as a medicine and the current knowledge surrounding safety and efficacy of natural and synthetic Cannabis-based compounds.

National Chemistry Week Thank You

The Delaware ACS would like to thank the volunteers who made this event a success.


This year our Delaware ACS section will be celebrating the 100th Anniversary of our Delaware Section.  We are in the initial phase of planning a program and events this coming year and plan to have a meeting to discuss options and schedule.  We would like your input and participation, particularly if you have any thoughts, pictures and/or ideas to share.  We will be coordinating the event with the Executive Committee, Del-Chem Bulletin Staff and special Anniversary Committee composed of section members volunteering to help.  I took the initiative to write and article on the past 50 years (since 1967) of history of the section based on my personal knowledge, participation and experience as a member during that time to the present 2017 following Herman Skolnik's 50th year format published in the May issue of the Del-Chem Bulletin in 1967. A copy of my article has been reviewed by the Executive Committee and will be published.  We would like to have your participation too and would like any pictures or memories you would like to share.  The intent of this celebration is to preserve the past, sustain the present and perpetuate the future of our section.   Hopefully we can use the information developed on our section's history to display in the University of Delaware's Brown Laboratory lobby where students can view some of the contributions of our section's members both to industry, academia and community.

Norm Henry

Self Appointed Chairman 100th Anniversary Celebration

Piril Ertem

Chair, DE ACS