Call for Papers

The Omaha local section, hosts of the 2024 MWRM, invite abstract submissions for general sessions in chemistry (Analytical, Biological, Inorganic, Organic, Physical, and Education) and various special symposia, many centered around bioanalysis, biological chemistry, and medicinal chemistry, in line with the meeting's theme, "Chemistry for a Health Heartland." More details on special symposia are provided below.

 Please submit your abstract on MAPS before the July 15th deadline.

Important Dates

May 1 Call for abstracts open on ACS Meeting Abstracts Programming System (MAPS)

July 15 Abstract deadline 

October 13-15 2024 Midwest Regional Meeting at Creighton University 

The full event schedule will be posted here closer to the event start

Event Programming

Plenary Lecture

Prof. Raychelle Burks, Ph.D.

American University

After working in a crime lab, Dr. Burks returned to academia, teaching, and forensic science research. Her research team is focused on the development of field portable colorimetric and luminescent sensor arrays for the detection of analytes of mainly forensic interest such as explosives, chemical weapons, controlled substances, and latent prints. She writes a science-meets-true crime column called “Trace Analysis” for Chemistry World. Beyond forensics, Dr. Burks collaborates with colleagues in a variety of fields on projects where low cost and reliable rapid screening methods are needed. An in-demand science communicator, Dr. Burks regularly appears on TV, in podcasts, at large genre cons such as DragonCon and GeekGirlCon, and other venues to converse on chemistry, forensic science, and STEM meets pop culture. She is the 2020 recipient of American Chemical Society's Grady-Stack Award for Interpreting Chemistry for the Public. She is a member of several local, national, and international committees, task forces, and projects focused on social justice and STEM. In 2021, Dr. Burks was listed as one of the “6 women who are changing chemistry as we know it” by BBC Science Focus Magazine.

Organized Special Symposia


Biomaterials & Interfacial Processess

Biomolecular Structure and Function

Challenges in Chemical Measurements

Chemical and Biosensors for Diagnostic and Environmental Applications

Insights from Computation

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Improve Therapeutic Outcomes

Lanthanide and Actinide Chemistry

Medicinal Chemistry, Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery

Organic Chemistry Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions

Soil, Water, Environment, and Chemistry

Synthesis and Applications of Functional Polymeric Materials

Undergraduate-Driven Colloid and Surface Chemistry Research

General Sessions



Chemical Education




Student Program

More details to come

Presenter Resources

Information for Poster Presentations

The Poster Presentations occur in the Ahmanson Ballroom - Mike and Josie Harper Center. The dimension of your poster must be no larger than 54” high by 48” wide (landscape). Please arrive at least 5 minutes early to find your position. Push pins will be available at your Poster board. Presenters should be present for the entire session, but may step away for a few minutes to enjoy the refreshments available in the Exhibit Hall.

Information for Oral Presentations

All Oral Presentations are in-person only, and .pptx (PPoint) or .pdf format strongly suggested for mode of presentation. A wired Microphone is provided for the larger rooms, and all Session Presiders will have a laptop and laser pointer/advancer. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your assigned session starts and check-in with your Presider. You may bring your talk on a thumb drive or on your own laptop (which must have HDMI port). If your talk is on a thumb drive, be sure it is transferred to the Presider’s laptop before the session begins. Please be aware that your schedule time slot includes 3 minutes of Q&A at the end. For example, if you have a 25-minute time slot, please aim for a 22 minute talk to leave time for questions. Your Presider will provide any additional details at the start of the session.