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Detailed Schedule: 23-27 March 2009

Monday: Task Groups and Board of Directors' (BoD) Committees Meetings

Task Groups
Meetings of the following Task Groups may be held:

  • Ceramic Task Group
  • Metals and Alloys Task Group
  • Zeolite Task Group

BoD Committees
Meetings of the following Board of Directors' Committees may be held:

  • Finance Committee - David Taylor, Chairman
  • Marketing Subcommittee - Robert L. Snyder, Chairman
  • Awards Committee - Daniel Louer, Chairman
  • Bylaws Committee – Jeff Dann, Chairman
  • Employee Benefits – Frank Rotella, Chairman
  • Grant-in-Aid Committee - J. Miguel Delgado, Chairman
  • Long Range Planning Executive Committee – Camden Hubbard, Chairman
  • Meeting Support Committee – Scott Misture, Chairman
  • Membership Committee – Roman Shpanchenko, Chairman
  • Scholarship Committee - Susan Quick, Chairman

Tuesday: Technical Regional Co-Chairs' Meeting, Plenary Session, Social Event

Technical Regional Co-chairs' and Technical Subcommittee Chairs’ Meeting

All Regional Co-chairs and Technical Subcommittee Chairs should plan to attend this meeting. There will be a planning meeting for global technical activities in the 2009/2010 fiscal year. Activities include technical workshops, grant-in-aid workshops, and cooperative meetings with other technical organizations. This meeting will also acquaint and review the procedures and duties of Technical Subcommittee Chairs.

In keeping with the mission of the ICDD, we will continue with our format of exchanging ideas and information with our Tuesday Plenary Session and Social events.

Plenary Session - 9:00 am - Noon - Emerging Capabilities in Powder Diffraction

Developments in generators, optics, high speed and high resolution detectors, combined with increasing processing power and storage capability in PC’s, are enabling new fields of analysis and an expansion of capabilities in X-ray powder diffraction. The four plenary speakers will address emerging fields, and the challenges in analyzing and interpreting diffraction data.

Dr. Vaclav Petříček from the Institute of Physics ASCR, Czech Republic and Dr. Artem Abakumov from EMAT, University of Antwerp, Belgium will discuss the science of modulated structures and their analysis. Dr. Robert Von Dreele, Argonne National Laboratory, USA will discuss the challenges of analyzing biological materials and proteins by powder diffraction. ICDD’s Dr. Diane Sagnella will demonstrate a new program designed to input, review and standardize data from a very wide range of instruments and data types.

(CANCELLED) Dr. Artem Abakumov, EMAT, University of Antwerp, Belgium
  Transmission electron microscopy and X-ray powder diffraction for solution of modulated structures: a synergetic approach (pdf)
Dr. Timothy Fawcett, International Centre for Diffraction Data, U.S.A.
  Developing Advanced Databases for Total Pattern Analysis (pdf)
Dr. Václav Petříček, Institute of Physics ASCR, Czech Republic
  Introduction to Structure Analysis of Modulated and Composite Crystals
Dr. Diane Sagnella, International Centre for Diffraction Data, U.S.A.
  DATA QUACkER: A New Program to Filter and Funnel Data into the ICDD (pdf)
Dr. Robert Von Dreele, Argonne National Labs, U.S.A.
  10 Years of Protein Polycrystallography


Social Event:  An Exploration of Ridley Creek State Park & Hunting Hill Mansion - 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Poster Session and Reception - 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Following the social event, ICDD will sponsor a poster session and reception on Tuesday, 24 March 2009.

ICDD is soliciting poster presentations and their electronic abstract for this event. Here's an opportunity to display and communicate your studies and research results. Posters relating to all aspects of X-ray analysis or work relating to ICDD are welcome. Technical inquiries should be addressed to the Poster Session Team, Scott Misture, misture@alfred.edu or Tom Blanton, tblanton@icdd.com; Questions concerning the submission process should be addressed to Eileen Jennings at jennings@icdd.com.

Abstracts will be published as-received on the ICDD web page and published in the journal of Powder Diffraction.
If you do not want your abstract so published, please note your request in your e-mail message when you submit it.
Abstracts must not exceed one page in length and must include the title, author(s), affiliation(s), and the text.
To provide uniformity, it is recommended that abstracts be prepared in Microsoft® Word, according to the following guidelines:

Abstract Format

  • Paper Size: 8.5 x 11 inches; A4 paper must be formatted for 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Size: Entire abstract, including title, author(s), affiliation(s), and text, must fit into a maximum area of 15 cm (5.9") wide by 20 cm (7.9") high.
    Please allow a top margin of 3.8 cm (1.5") and 2.54 cm (1") margins on all other sides
  • Font: Times or Times New Roman, 12 point
  • Title: bold, centered, all uppercase (except where lowercase letters are needed for clarity)
  • Leave one blank line between the title and the author(s)
  •  Author(s) and affiliation(s): mixed upper and lowercase, centered; if there is more than one author, underline the presenting author's name
  • Leave two blank lines before beginning text
  • Text:
    • text should appear flush left; do not indent
    • use line spacing sufficiently large enough to allow the abstract to be read easily, including subscripts, superscripts and Greek letters
    • a blank line is recommended (space permitting) between new paragraphs

Abstracts should be submitted via e-mail, as attached files created in Microsoft® Word, no later than 9 March 2009 to Eileen Jennings, jennings@icdd.com.

Wednesday: New Member Orientation Meeting, Technical Meetings

New Member Orientation Meeting
All new members and first-time attendees should plan to attend this meeting. Dr. Tim Fawcett, ICDD's Executive Director will welcome attendees and present an overview of the ICDD and events held during the meeting week. Learn how to become involved in ICDD activities. Non-members can also learn about the membership application process.

Technical Meetings
Meetings of the following Technical Subcommittees are typically held prior to the Technical Committee Meeting:

Materials Subcommittees
Ceramics Subcommittee - Peter Zavalij
Metals and Alloys Subcommittee - Peter Wallace
Micro and Meso Subcommittee - Scott Speakman
Minerals Subcommittee – Andy McDonald
Organic and Pharmaceutical Subcommittee - Fred Wireko
Polymers Subcommittee – Lizhi Liu

Characterization Methods and Tools Subcommittees
Electron Diffraction Subcommittee - Joseph Michael
Non-Ambient Diffraction Subcommittee - Andrew Payzant
Synchrotron Diffraction Methods Subcommittee - Peter Lee
X-ray Diffraction Methods Subcommittee – James Cline
X-ray Fluorescence Subcommittee - George Havrilla

ICDD Activities Subcommittees
Education Subcommittee - Carlo Segre
PDF Editorial Staff Subcommittee - ICDD Editor-in-Chief - Soorya N. Kabekkodu

Thursday: Technical Meetings, Technical Committee Meeting, and Annual Meeting of Members

Technical Meetings
(continued from Wednesday, see above)

Technical Committee Meeting
The Technical Committee meeting reviews motions and action items from the numerous technical subcommittees and task groups. Since task groups meet at different times during the year and some of the subcommittees meet in concurrent sessions on Tuesday, this meeting provides a summary of key items to all attendees. In addition, guest speakers are invited to present topics of current interest. Regional Technical Co-chairs review activities in their region of the globe (eight regions) and present recommendations for future activities.

Annual Meeting of Members
All members come together for a formal gathering at this meeting to hear remarks from the Chairman, a review of the Board of Directors' (BoD) and Headquarters' activities, reports of selected BoD Committees, including the Technical and Finance Committees, as well as reports of Task Groups. Corporate activities are also discussed along with any new business items brought forth by members.

Friday: Board of Directors Meetings