SIM Senior Policy Makers' Dialogue Forum
Invitations for participation in this "Dialogue Forum" were extended to NMI Directors and a Government Official with policy-making authority and decision-making responsibility for metrology portfolios for economies within the ANDIMET, CAMET and SURAMET subregions of SIM that do not currently have government-supported programs in Chemical Metrology. (A second such Forum is planned for economies within the CARIMET subregion in 2010).
The Forum kicked off with a Reception on the evening of Nov 5 at Hotel Windsor Barra where Dr. Hratch Semerjian, Director of the U.S. Council for Chemical Research gave a Keynote address entitled "Chemical Metrology: What it is and Why You Should Invest in it". This keynote address was followed by a Poster Session whose theme was: "A National Program in Chemical Metrology: Why It's Needed and What are the Expected Impacts". Several Countries/Economies that currently have active "Metrology in Chemistry" programs, participated.
The Nov 6 program featured presentations and a Roundtable Discussion moderated by Willie E. May, Chair, SIM Chemical Metrology Working Group focused on "Chemical Metrology and Its Impact on Industry and Quality of Life". Testimonials and Dialogue regarding the rationale for and return on investment from National programs in Chemical Metrology were discussed by:
Professor Humberto Brandi, SIM President and Director for Metrology at Inmetro also joined in the panel discussions.
Links to copies of those presentations are provided below.