Meeting Archive


May 15-17, 2018

CCDG LC SCHOOL.  New for 2018, 14 Hours of AACC ACCENT™ Continuing Education Credits
Learn more about CCDG LC School

May 8, 2018

Open Board Meeting

April 16, 2018

Speaker: Dr. Joseph Jablonski
Title: Recent Examples of Food Adulteration Detection with Chromatography at FDA/CFSAN
Learn more about Dr. Joseph Jablonski | View presentation here

February 20, 2018

Speaker: Dr. Robert Kennedy
Title: LC-MS for Dynamic Metabolomics of the Brain
Learn more about Dr. Robert Kennedy | View presentation here


December 19, 2017

Speaker: Dr. Sarah St. John
Title: Large molecule chromatography for small for small molecule analysts
Learn more about Dr. Sarah St. John | View presentation here

October 9, 2017

CCDG’s first student led dinner lecture

Speaker: Kathyn Renyer
Title: Do Microplastics Enhance the Uptake of Toxins in Earthworms? | View presentation here

Speaker:  Alan Wong
Title: UHPLC-MS/MS Quantitative Analysis of Estrogen Metabolites in Human Serum | View presentation here

Speaker: Xiolmara Martinez
Title: Determination of Illicit Designer Drugs and Their Metabolites in Wastewater | View presentation here

Learn more about the student dinner lecture |

May 24, 2017

Another Successful Year for the Chicago Chromatography Group has come to an end.

Click here to view the End of Year Statement 2016-2017

May 16, 2017

Joint CCDG/CMSDG dinner
Dr. Katerina Mastovka, Ph.D.
Title: Tips & Tricks for Improved GC-MS/MS and LC-MS/MS Analysis
Learn More about Dr. Katerina Mastovska Ph.D.

April 4, 2017

Speaker: Dr. David House*, Dr. Binwu Zhao*, Dr. Priyanka Sharma, Dr. Anil Oroskar (Orochem Technologies, Inc.), Xiaoyu Wang, Prof. Sohail Murad (Illinois Institute of Technology)
Title: Molecular Modeling as a Screening Tool to Separate Enantiomers of Chiral Compounds Using Polysaccharide-based Chiral Stationary Phases for Orphan Drugs
Learn more about Dr. David House and Dr. Binwu Zhao


January 9, 2017

Speaker: James DeFrancesco
Title: Fentanyl and the New Opioids: Analysis, Clandestine Synthesis, and Use as a Heroin Replacement
Learn more about James DeFrancescoView presentation here


November 9, 2016
Speaker: Paula Hong, PhD – Principal Scientist, Waters Corporation
Title: Methods Transfer Review: Strategies to Address the Impact of Instrument Design Characteristics
Learn more about Dr. Paula Hong | View presentation here

September 15, 2016
Speaker:  Dr. Edward Ledford, Jr.
Title: What is GC x GC, How Does It Work, and Why Do We Need It?
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May 2016

Another Successful Year for the Chicago Chromatography Group has come to an end.

Click here to view the End of Year Statement 2015-2016

March 22, 2016
Speaker: Rick Lake, Restek
Title: Getting the Most Out of Your LC-MS/MS Separations and Method Development Time
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November 4, 2015
Speaker: Timothy Ruppel, PerkinElmer
Title: Testing Requirements for Cannabis- Multiple Technologies
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September 22, 2015
Speaker:   Bob Shirey, Yong Chen, Craig Aurand
Title: Optimizing SPME for a Variety of Applications
Sponsor: Gerstel
Learn more about SPME | View presentation here

January 21, 2015
Speaker: Ray Marsili, owner of Marsili Consulting Group
Title: Versatile New Stir Bar Sorptive Extraction Techniques for Flavor, Fragrance, and Odor Analysis.
View presentation here.


biomarkers October 28, 2014
Speaker: Douglas Lewis, President, United States Drug Testing Laboratories
Title: The Development of Direct Alcohol Biomarkers and Chromatographic Separations.
Learn more about Doug Lewis | View presentation here.


May 6, 2010
Spring Symposium
Toxicology – Past, Present and Future. Honoring Dr. Christine Moore
2010 Distinguished Scientist
. Also Featuring Adam Negrusz, Ph.D.
Learn more about Christine Moore and Adam Negrusz

February 10, 2010
Joint CCDG/SAS Meeting
Speaker: Ali Arjomand, Ph.D., President and Scientific Director, Accium Biosciences.
Title: “Accelerator Mass Spectrometry: Ultra-sensitive Applications in Drug Development and Personalized Medicine”
Learn more about Dr. Arjomand.


December 10, 2009
Speaker: Dr. Britt Burton-Freeman
Nutrition and Health Promoting Foods platform leader at the National Center for Food Safety and Technology (NCFST), Illinois Institute of Technology.
Learn more about Dr. Britt Burton-Freeman.

October 29, 2009 – View Pictures from Event
CCDG ‘s Fall Event featuring Steven H. Wong, Ph.D
Chromatography enabling translational pharmacogenomics for Personalized Medicine, and forensic toxicology for Personalized Justice.
Learn more about Steven Wong.

September 21, 2009 – View Pictures from Event
32th CCDG HPLC School – Part 1

April 30, 2009 – View Pictures from Event
Spring Symposium
METABALOMICS featuring Dr. Oliver Fieh, recipient of the 2009 Chicago Chromatography Discussion Group’s “Distinguished Scientist Award”

February 10, 2009 – View Pictures from Event
CCDG and SAS-Chicago Gala
“Screening complex natural product mixtures for chemopreventive agents.”
Speaker: Dr. Richard B. Van Breemen


December 11, 2008 – View Pictures from Event
“Recent HPLC Column Developments”
Speaker: Ronald E. Majors, PhD.

March 18, 2008
“Distribution of Catechins and Epicatechins in Regular and Decaffinated Green Tea”
Speaker: Suvash Kafley, University of Wisconsin – Stout, CCDG Student Research Scholarship Award Recipient of 2007


November 13, 2007
“If you Hate Sample Prep, you’ll Love This Talk!”
Speaker: Michael Woodman, Agilent Technologies

October 16, 2007
“An Efficient Approach to HPLC Column Method Development”
Speaker: Mark Jacyno – Grace Discovery (Alltech)

September 6, 2007
“Evolution of Mixed-Mode Liquid Chromatography”
Speaker: Yury Zelechonok, SIELC Technologies


May 4, 2007
“Expanding the Spectrum of Chromatography”
Merit Award Meeting

  • Speakers:
  • Merit Award Winner: Thomas Chester
  • Mark Jacyno (Grace Davison) on high speed chromatography with sub-2 micron packings
  • Amos Heckendorf (The Nest Group) on hydrophilic interaction chromatography (HILIC)
  • Nathan Bach (Dionex) on monolithic column chromatography

April 19, 2007
“Joint Meeting with SAS-Chicago: Analysis of Individual Submicron Particles and Applications to Protein Aggregation and Misfolding Diseases”
Speaker: Doug Gilman, Louisiana State University

April 17, 2007
“Innovative HPLC Analysis of Pharmaceuticals”
Crowne Plaza Chicago North Shore, Mundelein, IL
Speaker: Lakshmy M. Nair, Baxter Healthcare

March 21, 2007
“Recent Advances in Chromatography Fast GC to UHPLC and the Requirement for Automation”
Lamirage, Rolling Meadows, IL
Speaker: Scott Harrison, LEAP Technologies

February 15, 2007
“Column and Mobile Phase Selection for HPLC/MS”
Hyatt Lisle, Lisle IL
Speaker: Patrick W. Coleman, Agilent Technologies


November 29, 2006
“Analytical Methods for Flavor, Fragrance and Odor Analysis”
Wellington of Arlington, Arlington Heights, IL
Speaker: Ray Marsili

October 17, 2006
“Bringing QA/QC Methods to Speed… The Pros and Cons of Routine High Speed HPLC”
Wellington of Arlington, Arlington Heights, IL
Speaker: Michael Woodman of Agilent Technologyes Life Science Chemical Analysis Division

September 28, 2006
“LC School Special Topics”
Roosevelt University, Schaumburg, IL