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We understand the health and safety concerns affecting our potential meeting attendees.   Therefore, we announce the following changes:

*  CERM 2020  –  RESCHEDULED  –  TBD  *

Full refund of registration fees for cancelled May 27-29 dates will be processed by ACS.  

Note: Individuals are responsible for cancelling their own travel or hotel reservations.


Statement on SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Outbreak

The CERM 2020 Committee and ACS, will continue to monitor the rapidly changing situation related to the spread and recovery from COVID-19, and will follow state and national guidelines to keep everyone safe. We ask for your patience as we “Plan with Optimism and Decide with Science” approaching the rescheduled  (dates to be published soon).

Please join us as we reschedule the May Meeting in Columbus.


CERM 2020 Organizing Committee



Central Regional Meeting (CERM)

Greater Columbus Convention Center

Columbus, Ohio

November 2020

Keynote Speakers

Professor Samuel I. Stupp

Wed. May 27th, 5:10-6:10 PM

Frederic Bertley, Ph.D.

Fri. May 29th, 11:00-12:00 Noon

Professor Dehua Pei

Wed. May 27th, 11:00-12:00 Noon

Professor Mas Subramanian

Thurs. May 28th, 5:10-6:10 PM

Seble Wagaw, Ph.D.

Thurs. May 28th 11:00-12:00 Noon

Columbus Ohio

Columbus, Ohio, is located in the center of the Central Region of the ACS and in the center of the State of Ohio. Founded on February 14, 1812, as the permanent capital of Ohio, Columbus is the largest city in Ohio, the fourteenth largest city in the United States, and one of the fastest growing large cities in the United States. Columbus is home to world-renowned science organizations, including Battelle Memorial Institute, CAS, Center of Science and Industry (COSI), and The Ohio State University. In addition, Columbus boasts the Blue Jackets (NHL), Crew (MLS), and Clippers (MiLB) sports teams, plus many museums. Please click here and here to learn more about things to do in Columbus, Ohio.

About ACS

The American Chemical Society (ACS) is the world’s largest scientific society and one of the foremost sources for authoritative scientific information. Founded in 1876 with a charter from the United States Congress, the ACS works to support, promote, and help advance chemists and the broader chemistry enterprise worldwide. Chemists, chemical engineers, and chemistry-related professionals from all over the world and from disciplines of chemistry are members of the ACS.

About CERM

The Central Region of the ACS is composed of twenty-five local ACS sections from Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. The Central Regional Meeting (CERM) is held annually within this region. The CERM is the premier showcase for chemistry educators, professional chemists, and chemical enterprises of all types and sizes within the central region. The Columbus local section of the ACS sponsors CERM2020.

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