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4th Annual ICP Conference: Basic Training

For all ICP-MS and ICP-OES users 
September 25-26, 2018 • Christiansburg, Virginia
Registration - $695  

Join ICP users from around the country for Inorganic Ventures' 4th Annual ICP Conference - Basic Training.

Much like the Army, the work that goes on in a lab needs to stand up to inspection.  Don't be "that guy" that doesn't measure up.  Our theme for this year's conference is Basic Training and we're going to give you the tools to help you pass your next muster!

Each year we strive to improve upon the experience and we think you’ll find this year’s to be the best so far.  We’re moving the conference to our corporate office so that we can give you the depth of information that you’ve asked for.  As we cover the basic ICP techniques including Sample Preparation, Sample and CRM Stability Considerations, Trace Metal Analysis and much more, we’ll be using a live video feed into our lab to show you these techniques and most importantly - how to troubleshoot. This will be a very interactive experience. 

There will also be an afternoon session on Wednesday that will be an open forum for the attendees. We will close the in-depth, two day conference with a round table with our technical staff, allowing attendees to have their specific ICP challenges addressed and responded to by some of the brightest minds in the industry.

The cost of the conference includes coffee, refreshments, and catered lunch for both days.  On Tuesday, there will be a cocktail reception at the conclusion of the day's events that includes a tour of our lab, food and networking with the other guests.

Because this will be a more intimate setting, space is limited to 28 attendees, so don’t delay in securing your spot for what’s sure to be a very informative conference.

View our list of speakers


Tuesday, September 25

8:00-8:30 Check In / Coffee

8:30-8:45 Welcome and Introduction

8:45-9:30 SESSION: Basic Needs and Considerations for an ICP Analysis

9:30-10:15 SESSION: ICP Instrument Maintenance and Tuning

10:15-10:30 BREAK

10:30-11:30 SESSION: Reliable Measurements Part I: Planning a Trace Analysis

11:30-1:00 LUNCH (provided)

1:00-2:00 SESSION: ICP-MS: Limits and Reliable Measurements

2:00-2:15 BREAK

2:15-3:00 SESSION: Application of Basic Statistics in Measurement Uncertainty: Fundamentals of Method Validation

3:00-3:45 SESSION: ICP Calibration Standards: Design, Handling and Troubleshooting

3:45-4:00 BREAK

4:00 - 6:00 Tour of Inorganic Ventures and catered cocktail reception

Wednesday, September 26

8:00-8:30 Check In / Coffee

8:30-8:45 Morning Remarks

8:45-9:30 SESSION: Trace Metals Analysis of Multi-Element Standards by ICP-OES

9:30-10:15 SESSION: ICP-MS: Planning for Tough Samples and Problem Elements

10:15-10:30 BREAK

10:30-11:30 SESSION: Reliable Measurements Part II: Sample Preparation

11:30-1:00 LUNCH (provided)

1:00-1:45 SESSION: Statistics and Validation

1:45-2:00 BREAK

2:00-4:00 SESSION: Roundtable Discussion