Welcome to the web site of the 17th FACS meeting

The Symposium associated with the 17th meeting of the French-American Chemical Society will take place in Orléans, located in the heart of the vallée de la Loire sector between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes-sur-Loire, which is inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.


A bit of history

flagsThe French American Chemical Society (FACS) is a completely volunteer, non-profit organization that was informally established in 1986 by Pr. E. J. Corey (Harvard University Professor and Nobel Prize recipient) and the late Dr. Pierre Potier (Director of the Institute of Natural Products Chemistry in Gif-sur-Yvette, France) to promote organic chemistry in its broadest sense and also the scientific interactions between France, United States and Canada. Both the academic and the industrial communities from France and the USA are concerned by the main event of the FACS: the FACS Symposium, held every two years alternately in the two countries.

The first edition of the FACS Symposium was held in Paris in 1989 in a friendly and informal ambiance in order to encourage the maximum interaction between the participants of both countries. A number of famous chemists, coming from the US and France, participated and exchanged ideas with great enthusiasm. They appreciated the high quality and interactive nature of this meeting. Throughout all the following meetings, the very high standard of scientific scholarship intended the founders has been maintained and this 17th edition will be no exception.

A unique environment

Spending time together in this special location allows for extensive scientific discussion and exchange, generates new opportunities for interactions between attendees from academia and industry worldwide.


For the 17th edition of the FACS symposium, 15 lecturers from France and 15 lecturers from USA and Canada are invited to share with the audience the latest developments of their research in Organic Synthesis in its broadest sense. We intend to cover catalytic and/or asymmetric synthesis, total synthesis of natural products, organometallic chemistry, new modes of chemical activation, medicinal chemistry, agrochemical chemistry and process research.

A special attention has been drawn to balance the program between well-established participants and young associate professors and industrial chemists. In addition, we have opened the symposium to PhD students with specific discounts and also to European academics/industrials who will have the opportunity to present their research upon selection by the Organizing Committee (6 Keynote Lectures extended to 9 keynote lectures).


Nicolas Blanchard,  Marc Snapper,  Jean Suffert  David   Williams