Welcome ASITA 2016


The 2016 Advances in Stable Isotope Techniques and Applications Conference (ASITA) will be held at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, June 19-21, 2016.

The Academy of Natural Sciences (ANS) was founded in 1812 “for the encouragement and cultivation of the sciences and the advancement of useful learning.” It is the oldest natural sciences institution in the Western Hemisphere. Over its 200+ year history it has organized many scientific expeditions and opened its door to the public in 1828 to share its collections. Today the ANS hosts a very popular natural sciences museum, as well as a active research and educational program around environmental themes through its affiliation with Drexel University.

The focus of the conference continues to be methodology advancements, technical challenges, and novel applications involving stable isotopes. This is an intimate conference which has been proven to be extremely useful to those who are involved in the day to day hands on measurements of stable isotopes. The conference has a reputation for being a lighthearted forum for discussing and solving technical challenges. We look forward to another great meeting, at a unique venue.

The conference will begin Saturday evening with an “Ice Breaker” get together.

Sunday will start with a half day of short courses focusing on basic isotope analysis, instrument operation and troubleshooting, and data manipulation. The main conference will begin Sunday afternoon with the first keynote speaker and oral presentations.
The remainder of the conference will feature oral and poster presentations, as well as break-out discussions on an assortment of topics including user sessions for specific instrumentation. Instrument users and vendors are encouraged to participate and present their work related to new techniques or application of stable isotopes. Please contact us to suggest discussion topics.

Philadelphia is a historic city with many unique attractions. Time permitting, we are planning to arrange some excursion options for Tuesday afternoon, but you may also want to plan to stay an additional day to take advantage of other things Philadelphia has to offer. Please check out the “Philadelphia Attractions” page for a short list of places to visit.

Please check back regularly as the website will be updated as soon as new information is available.