Program

UPDATED November 10th 2017 including cancellations

Preliminary Program Subject to changes.

*If you are a presenting author and find errors in names or titles, or if your Accepted contribution is not scheduled in the Program, please contact the organizers and provide as much detail as possible. Allways provide your ID number.


Instructions for Presentations

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ORAL PRESENTATIONS


1. Each presenter will have a time frame for his/her presentation INCLUDING questions: 20 min for the majority of speakers, 30 min for invited speakers and 60 min for plenary Speakers.  It is recommended that the speaker allows 5 min for questions (plenary speakers 10 min).
2. The program schedule is tight and the chairs of the session will stop any oral presentation that surpasses the designed timeframe without time for questions.
3. To avoid losing time at the beginning of your presentation is recommended that you deliver your presentation in an USB to the assistant in the conference room BEFORE the start of the session.  Please name your presentation with your ID number if you are a contributor or your last name if you are an invited or plenary speaker.
4. After the session is finished it is recommended that you ask the assistant to DELETE your presentation from the computer used for the presentations.
5. If you decide to use your own computer for your presentation take into account the following points: bring along with you an appropriate converter to connect with the projector (available projectors use HDMI and VGA connections, however at this time we are not sure which projector is going to be in which room) There is also NO MAC interface to connect. Charge your computer battery BEFORE your presentation, we cannot guarantee a charging spot inside the conference rooms. The time needed to start your presentation due to connectivity issues is going to be deducted from your total presentation time.
6. There is going to be a laser pointer available for presentations; however if you need a high quality laser, please bring your own with you.   
7. The official language of the event is english only.

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR POSTER PRESENTERS


1. Each poster will have a 90 cm wide by 150 cm high space available.
2. The title of the paper should be indicated in the upper central part of the poster and the names of the authors and Institutions should appear below the title, justified to the left side.
3. The title should be written in letters at least 5 cm tall.
4. The text should be readable from a distance of 1.5 m, so letters in figures and drawings should be large and clear.
5. A logical sequence must be used in the preparation of the poster (e.g. introduction, objectives, results, conclusions, acknowledgements, references).
6. It is recommended that the poster is printed in bond, glossy paper or even thin fabric so it can be easily mounted on the available panels.
7. The official language for the posters is english only.
8. The presenter of the poster needs to be present during the poster session to answer questions.
9. Photographing of posters is only allowed if the poster presenter gives you permit; distribution of reduced size copies of posters is a choice for presenters.
10. When your poster session ends, please remove your poster or it will be discarded.

 


Topics

  • Advances in Macromolecular Synthesis (Oral and Posters)
  • Reactions on Polymers: Crosslinking, functionalization, grafting, etc. (Oral and Posters)
  • Macromolecules and Nanotechnology (Oral and Posters)
  • Polymers for Biomedical Applications (Oral and Posters)
  • Functional Polymers for Advanced Technologies: Optoelectronics, Membranes and
  • Energy (Oral and Posters)
  • Composites and blends (Oral and Posters)
  • Polymer Engineering and Modeling (Oral and Posters)
  • Smart polymers and Surfaces (Oral and Posters)
  • General Topics on Polymers (Posters only)
And a Round Table on Innovation, Intellectual Property and Patents


Short Courses Macromex 2017

December 3rd 11-13 h and 14-16 h

 

1.- “Thermo-Physical-Rheological Parameters to Characterize Materials – Concepts and Current Instrumentation”  
by Abel Gaspar-Rosas, Ph.D.; TA Instruments – Waters LLC, USA

2.- “XPS on Polymers “
By Francisco Servando Aguirre (CIMAV-Monterrey), México and Milton Vázquez-Lepe (Univ. de Guadalajara), México.

 

Short Courses are FREE for all registered participants of MACROMEX2017, however space is limited to the first 80 attendees per Course.


Important dates-Deadlines

The important dates for participation are:
April, 4th – begin of registrations and submissions.
May, 30th – last day for submissions (Abstract submission deadline).
July, 31th LAST CHANCE for Abstract Submission.
August, 15th – decision on submissions acceptance (Notification letters).
August, 30th – decision on submissions acceptance (Notification letters).

 


Venue Hotel

BARCELÓ GRAN FARO, LOS CABOS

Los Cabos, Mexico
A superb beach hotel in a privileged setting perfect for relaxation

The Barceló Grand Faro Los Cabos***** (5-star) hotel is a Premium-level resort complex located overlooking the impressive waters of the Gulf of California. It’s a perfect hotel for enjoying tranquility, thanks to its exclusive location 1.6 miles from San José, a colonial town famous for its cultural atmosphere and restaurants.
The hotel has 350 luxurious rooms and suites, all of which have a private balcony with views of the Sea of Cortez and are fully equipped with first class conveniences to guarantee a memorable stay.
The hotel is home to 5 restaurants and 3 bars, including an extraordinary selection of international dishes as part of its All Inclusive program. The complex features a full range of facilities including a Convention Center that can host all kinds of events, a wonderful, fully equipped spa, as well as a program of activities and excursions.
The youngest guests will find a complete program of activities waiting for them at the Barcy Club. The hotel also has a heated children’s pool, games room and an excellent program of daily activities.
Whether you’re traveling on business, with your partner, or as a family, the Barceló Grand Faro Los Cabos is the perfect place for a quiet vacation by the sea in a splendid vacation hotel.

RESERVATIONS WITH REDUCED RATES


VENUE HOTEL: BARCELO GRAN FARO LOS CABOS

RATES AND BOOKINGS AT THE VENUE HOTEL FOR MACROMEX 2017 & XXX Congreso Nacional de la S.P.M.

ALL INCLUSIVE: GALA DINNER AND WELCOME COCKTAIL FOR MACROMEX2017 GROUP INCLUDED
Breakfast, lunch, dinner in the buffet restaurants, a la carte dinner at the specialty restaurants, snacks between meals, domestic and international drinks from 11 AM to 12 PM, servi-bar (mini-Fridge) in room filled every day, free admission to musical program, Gym, and Sport facilities, free WIFI at the Convention Center, tips and taxes.

RATES:

From Mexico

From USA-Canada

Superior single

$ 2,939.00 Pesos

$ 135.00 US-Dollars

Superior double

$ 1,899.00 Pesos

$ 87.50 US-Dollars

Additional adult

$ 1,520.00 Pesos

$ 70.00 US-Dollars

Minor (2-12 years old) sharing with two adults

$   950.00 Pesos

$ 44.00 US-Dollars

* Rates in MXN Pesos/US-Dollars per person per night, these rates apply 3 days before and 3 days after the event *
** Payment of two nights per person is required to book. The total cost of the stay must be paid on the day of arrival, please leave your information at reception for billing. **
The Mexican Polymer Society (MPS) will support attendants from academia contributing to the meeting (Oral and Poster presenters) with $500 Pesos per Room for up to 4 nights for the first 60 rooms that are booked. In order to gain that support you need to write to the MPS organizers (aliceac@tectijuana.mx) and send proof of acceptance of your contribution to the meeting and proof of Registration to the Meeting for one person per room, plus your reservation to the hotel.

THE NUMBER OF BOOKED ROOMS EXCEEDED 60 BY OCTOBER 24TH. NO MORE APPLICATIONS FOR SUPPORT WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR BOOKINGS DONE LATER THAN OCTOBER 24TH

RESERVATIONS WITH CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS

SEARCH FOR THE WEB PAGE: BARCELO GRAN FARO LOS CABOS
https://www.barcelo.com/en-us/hotels/mexico/los-cabos/barcelo-gran-faro-los-cabos/

  • Search for the Orange Tag BOOK
  • Select the dates (arrival and departure)
  • Look for PROMOTIONAL CODE and write: MACMX (from Mexico) or MACUS (from US-Canada) press "ACCEPT" and then SEARCH
  • It will display group rates in superior room and some options in any other room type categories
  • Select the MACROMEX rate
  • Put the requested information and book

MORE INFORMATION:
TRAVEL AGENCY: LIBERTYD GRUPOS Y CONVENCIONES S. DE R.L. DE C.V.
Email: liber_malu@prodigy.net.mx
Phone 1: (++52) 33 36 34 3030
Phone 2: (++52) 33 36 34 7000

FOR INVITED AND PLENARY SEPAKERS, PLEASE CONTACT THE MEXICAN POLYMER SOCIETY FOR DIRECT RESERVATION THROUGH THE SOCIETY, PLEASE DO NOT MAKE A HOTEL RESERVATION ON YOUR OWN.
Since your comfort and experience in Los Cabos is a concern to us, we invite you to make a reservation at the Venue Hotel Barcelo Gran Faro Los Cabos which offers all the amenities for a pleasant stay.
In case you are not staying at the Venue hotel, according to hotel policies for NON HOSTED GUESTS, please consider the following restrictions:

  1. All guests not hosted in the Venue hotel= NON HOSTED GUESTS, will need to leave an ID in the hotel lobby to access the facilities of the Convention Center and will have the option to pay:
    • $ 350 Pesos MN (per person per day) for the coffee breaks during the sessions.
    • Acquire a DayPass  $ 1,100 Pesos MN (per person per day) valid from 9 am to 5 pm including: coffee breaks, breakfast, lunch and dinner with drinks and use of hotel facilities like swimming pool, gym, sport facilities, etc.
  2. Dinner Dance event will be available to an additional cost of $ 650 MN for NON HOSTED GUESTS.
  3. The Welcome Cocktail will be exclusive for HOSTED GUESTS.

Registration and Payment

Registration Fees

 

Early Registration until September 28th

After September 28th

Professionals

$400 US-dollars

$450 US-dollars

Students

$150 US-dollars

$200 US-dollars

SPM Professional members

$6,000 MN

$7,000 MN

SPM Student members

$2,000 MN

$2,500 MN

Cancellation Polices:

  • Written cancellation until October 30th will cost $50 dlls.
  • Written cancellation until November 22nd will cost $250 dlls.
  • No reimbursement of registration fee will be possible for cancellations after the start of the event.

Payments

  • Payments should be made to the account of the Sociedad Polimérica de México A.C. at the Banco Nacional de México S.A. (BANAMEX), account 38763, Sucursal Normalistas #980.
  • For online transfers use the Clave Bancaria Estandar (CLABE) 002320098000387633.
  • For international transfers please use the SWIFT code: BNMXMXMM. The IBAN CLABE: 002320098000387633
  • Credit Card payments are posible using the following LINK to the WEB-Page of the POLY division of the ACS http://polyacs.net/Workshops/17Macromex/home.html REGISTER NOW.
  • Payments are received in Mexican Pesos at the exchange rate of the day.
  • Credit Card payments are also available on site during the meeting.

Important Announcements
In order to promote the participation of a large number of students a 20% discount on registration fees will be granted for groups of 3 or more students coming from the same research group.
A proof of payment or waiver of registration fee of the Professor/Researcher (Head of the Group) is required together with a letter requesting the special rate for those students.

Please send by e-mail your proof of payment to Dr. Antonio Martínez-Richa at richa@ugto.mx, for students please send a proof of the student-status, together with the payment proof and additional info if a special rate is requested. 


Abstract Submission

Guidelines

  • Authors are welcome to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentation.
  • Abstract submission is open until July 31th, 2017.
  • All abstracts must be submitted in English and exclusively via the online abstract submission system.
  • The organizing committee recommends the authors to submit their abstracts as early as possible in order to avoid last-minute rush and system congestion.

Abstract Format

EXTENDED ABSTRACTS SUBMISSION

Dear Participants of MACROMEX2017

 

The Mexican Polymer Society (SPM) will publish in his WEB-Page an electronic issue of the Extended Abstracts of contributions made to Macromex2017.

We call all participants of the event Macromex2017 to consider this possibility to gain publicity for your contribution to the event.

If you wish to participate in this electronic Issue, please download the TEMPLATE, prepare your Extended Abstract according with the instructions given and submit it using the WEB-based OPENCONF system using your ID-number and password that you used for your initial Abstract submission.

Only Files in WORD format will be accepted (NO PDF) using the TEMPLATE.

Submission of an Extended Abstract is NOT COMPULSORY for your participation in Macromex2017.

If you allready submitted a File for your Abstract, delete it and upload your Extended Abstract instead.

The system will be open for these submissions from November 3rd 2017 until January 31st 2018. Publication of the electronic issue is planned for March 2018.

 

CORRECTIONS TO ABSTRACTS

NOTE: If you need to correct Names, add or withdraw Names to your Abstract, now is the time to do it.

You will have ONLY FROM TODAY UNTIL NOVEMBER 17th to do it before the BOOK of ABSTRACTS is published for the event.

 

  • Use font Calibri (body) size 12
  • Title: Must be in capital letters, centered
  • Author(s): Must be listed using uppercase and lowercase letters in this way: Initials and Family-name (surname), the presenting author's name should be underlined (example A. Licea-Claverie)
  • Affiliations: Must be listed immediately below the Author(s), including the corresponding postal address: Department/Research Institute, University, Country
  • Please provide an accurate email address of the Presenting author (email@presenting.author)
  • Content: (excluding title, authors, and addresses) must not exceed 250 words, do not include graphs, tables, images and references, only images for equations are allowed.
  • Keywords: Add up to 3 keywords related to the abstract
  • Full author's information section: Avoid using abbreviations for name and last name, this information is needed to generate documents as acceptance letters and/or certificates in the exact manner as your information is listed.
  • If your submission is accepted for presentation, there is the possibility to publish an Extended Abstract of your submission at the WEB-Page Publication of the Mexican Polymer Society using a Template to be provided at a later time.
  • Selected contributions to MACROMEX2017 will be invited to submit a full article for a special edition of Macromolecular Symposia (Wiley).

 

MAKE A SUBMISION


Organizing Committee

Chairs

Rigoberto C. Advincula; Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
rca41@case.edu

Angel Licea-Claveríe; Instituto Tecnológico de Tijuana, Tijuana, Baja California, MÉXICO
aliceac@tectijuana.mx

Michael F. Cunningham;  Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, CANADA
michael.cunningham@queensu.ca

 

Local Organizers

  • Antonio Martínez Richa, Universidad de Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Guanajuato.
  • Enrique Saldívar Guerra, CIQA, Saltillo, Coahuila
  • José Bonilla Cruz, CIMAV, Monterrey, Nuevo León
  • Juan Valerio Cauich Rodríguez, CICY, Mérida, Yucatán
  • Milton Oswaldo Vázquez Lepe, Universidad de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco
  • Rubén González Núñez, Universidad de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco
  • Manuel de Jesús Aguilar Vega, CICY, Mérida, Yucatán
  • Iván de Jesús Zapata González, Instituto Tecnológico de Tijuana, Tijuana, Baja California

Sponsors

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