Southwest & Southeastern Regional Meeting
of the American Chemical Society

October 14- 17, 2020

New Orleans, Louisiana

Statement on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak for Regional Meetings

ACS continues to monitor the rapidly changing situation related to the spread of COVID-19. We understand that concerns for health and safety, among other issues, are affecting our members and potential meeting attendees. At present, regional meetings are proceeding as planned. Any changes to the meeting will be communicated to registered attendees and posted to the meeting website. If the evolving situation affects your attendance plans, please consult the Regional Meetings cancelation policy information about obtaining a refund. For the most up-to-date information regarding the virus and travel advisories, please refer to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, the U.S. Department of State, and the World Health Organization.  For questions regarding Regional Meetings, please contact

We encourage you to register for SWRM/SERMACS 2020.  All fees will be refunded 100% in the event that we have to cancel due to governmental directives.

The Louisiana Section of the American Chemical Society will host the 76th Southwest and 72nd Southeastern Regional Meeting (SWRM and SERMACS, respectively) in New Orleans at the Hilton Riverside Hotel from Wednesday, October 14, to Saturday, October 17, 2020. The meeting will feature an outstanding technical program, an undergraduate program, and an exposition. Join us as we let the good times and chemistry roll in New Orleans!

Why come to the Joint SWRM – SERMACS 2020 Regional Meeting?

There are many reasons:

  • An outstanding technical program

  • Grad Fair

  • A program geared to undergraduates

  • Exposition

  • Career Navigator and other professional development courses

  • An unbeatable opportunity to meet and network with other students and chemical professionals


In addition, the meeting will be held in New Orleans – a 300-year old city steeped in a blend of European, African, Asian and American cultures.  Come see what New Orleans has to offer and see our city like a native.

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