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History of our conferences

The Institute has a long, distinguished history of organizing polymer conferences.

The three macromolecular conferences of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), which were held in Prague, are especially noteworthy.
The first IUPAC Macromolecular Symposium was held in Prague in 1957, thanks to the strong personality of the innovative Czech scientist Professor Otto Wichterle. Because of the strong impact of the first conference, the IUPAC Macromolecular Symposium was held again in Prague in 1967. Prague hosted this event for the third, lucky time in 1992.

 

List of all conferences since the year 1957

Year No. Meeting Full papers published in
Journal, volume
2019   6th Barrande Bioscience Meeting, Strasbourg, 22 – 24 September 2019 (co-organiser) --
  Career in Polymers XI. Prague, 28 - 29 June 2019 --
83 Polymers in Medicine. Prague, 23 - 27 June 2019
(Chair: Tomáš Etrych)
--
2018   Czech and Slovak conference Polymery 2018, Třešť, 2 - 5 October 2018 --
  5th Barrande Bioscience Meeting, Prague, 23 – 24 September 2018 --
  Career in Polymers X. Prague, 22 June 2018 --
82 Polymer Networks and Gels. Prague, 17 - 21 June 2018
(Chair: Miroslava Dušková)
--
  Mikroskopie materiálů, course, Prague, 9 - 13 April 2018 --
2017 81 Polymers and Organic Materials for Electronics and Photonics: Science for Applications. Prague, 10 - 14 September 2017
(Chair: Jiří Pfleger, Věra Cimrová)
Chemical Papers 72 (7)
  Green Chemistry and Nanotechnologies in Polymer Chemistry,
6.-8. September 2017 (Chairman: Hynek Beneš)
Journal of Renewable Materials 6 (7)
  Career in Polymers IX. Prague, 28 - 29 June 2017 --
2016 80 Self-assembly in the World of Polymers. Prague, 10 - 14 July 2016 (Chairman: Petr Štěpánek) --
  Career in Polymers VIII, Prague, 15 - 16 July 2016 --
  Mikroskopie materiálů, course, Prague, 18.-22. April 2016 --
2015 79 Functional Polymers at Bio-Material Interfaces. Prague, 28 June - 2 July 2015 (Chairman: František Rypáček; Co-chairman: Eduard Brynda) --
- Career in Polymers VII. Prague, 3 - 4 July 2015 --
2014 - Czecho - Slovak conference Polymery 2014 , Třešť,  6 - 9 October 2014 --
- Career in Polymers VI,  PRAGUE,   18 - 19 July 2014 --
78 Frontiers of Polymer Colloids: From Synthesis to Macro-scale and Nano-scale Applications,
PRAGUE,   20 - 24 July 2014
--
2013 - Career in Polymers V,  PRAGUE,   12 - 13 July 2013 --
77 19 ESOPS - 19th European Symposium on Polymer Spectroscopy,
PRAGUE,   7 - 11 July 2013
Macromol. Symposia 339 (1)
2012 -- MoDeSt 2012  PRAGUE,  2 - 6 September 2012 Polymer Degradation and Stability 98 (12)
76 Polymers in Medicine 2012 (T. Etrych, V. Šubr)   1 - 5 July --
-- Career in Polymers IV 29 - 30 June --
-- 7th ECNP (European Centre for Nanostructured Polymers) Conference   
24 - 27 April
Journal of Nanostructured Polymers & Nanocomposites
2011 -- Career in Polymers III 15 - 16 July --
75 Conducting Polymers (J. Stejskal, M. Trchová) 10 - 14 July --
-- 16th International Symposium on Intercalation Compounds
(V. Zima), Seč-Ústupky, 22 - 27 May 
Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids 73 (12)
2010 -- Czecho - Slovak conference Polymery 2010 (J. Kovářová) 4 - 7 October --
-- Career in Polymers II 23 - 24 July --
74 Contemporary Ways to Tailor-made Polymers (P. Vlček) 18 - 22 July --
2009 -- Self-Organized Nanostructures (SONS 2) (P. Štěpánek) 19 - 22 October --
73 New Frontiers (F. Rypáček) 5 - 9 July Macromol. Symposia 295 (1)
-- Permea 2009 (M. Bleha, L. Novák) 7 - 11 June Desalination and Water Treatment.
2008 72 48th MS  Polymer Colloids: From Design to Biomedical and Industrial Applications (D. Horák) 20 - 24 July Macromol. Symposia 281 (1)
2007 71 47th MS Advanced Polymer Materials for Photonics and Electronics
(V. Cimrová) 15 - 19 July
Macromol. Symposia 268 (1)
70 46th MS Nanostructured Polymers and Polymer Nanocomposites
(L. Matějka) 8 - 12 July
Macromol. Symposia 267 (1)
2006 -- SONS Networking Activity Workshop "Structure and properties of self-organized amphiphilic copolymers" (P. Štěpánek, A. Müller) 4 - 7 October 2006 --
-- Czecho-Slovak conference "Polymery 2006" (J. Kovářová) 17 - 20 September --
-- XXIII EMS Summer School on Membranes "Smart materials"
(M. Bleha, B. Bernauer) 3 - 6 September
--
69 45th MS "Structure and Dynamics of Self-organized Macromolecular Systems" (P. Štěpánek) 9 - 13 July International Journal of Polymer Analysis and Characterization 12 (1)
2005 68 44th Microsymposium "Polymer gels and networks" (M. Ilavský) 10 - 14 July Polymer Bulletin 58 (1)
67 23rd Discussion Conference "Current and future trends in polymeric materials" (M. Raab, J. Kotek) 26 - 30 June --
2004 66 43rd Microsymposium "Polymer Biomaterials: Biomimetic and Bioanalogous Systems" (F. Rypáček) 11 - 15 July Biomacromolecules 6 (3)
2003 65 22nd Discussion Conference "Spectroscopy of Partially Ordered Polymer Systems" (J. Kříž) 21 - 24 July Macromol. Symposia 220
64 42nd Microsymposium "Degradation, Stabilization and Recycling of Polymers" (J. Kovářová) 14 - 17 July Polymer Degradation and Stability 85 (3)
2002 -- The 4th Korean-Czech Joint Symposium on Macromolecular Chemistry, 9th-13th December --
-- Czecho-Slovak conference "Polymery 2002", 16 - 17 September --
63 4th International Conference on Polymer-Solvent Complexes and Intercalates, (J. Spěváček, Y. Grohens) 22 - 25 July Macromol. Symposia 203
62 21st Discussion Conference "Electric and Related Properties of Organic Solids and Polymers", (chairman S. Nešpůrek), 14 - 18 July Macromol. Symposia 212
2001 61 41st Microsymposium "Polymer Membranes"
(chairman M. BLEHA), 16-19 July
Macromol. Symposia 188
60 20th Discussion Conference "Scattering Methods for the Investigation of Polymers" (chairman J. PLEŠTIL), 9 - 12 July Macromol. Symposia 190
2000 59 40th Microsymposium "Polymers in Medicine"
(chairmen J. Kopeček, U.S.A. / K. Ulbrich), 17 - 20 July
Macromol. Symposia 172
1999 58 39th Microsymposium "Advances in Polymerization Methods: Controlled Synthesis of Functional Polymers" (chairman P. VLČEK), 12 - 15 July Macromol. Symposia 161
57 19th Discussion Conference "Rheology of Polymer Systems"
(chairman I. FORTELNÝ), 19 - 22 July
Macromol. Symposia 158
1998 56 18th Discussion Conference "Mechanical Behavior of Polymer Materials"
(chairman M. RAAB), 20 - 23 July
Macromol. Symposia 147
-- The second Korean-Czech Joint Symposium on Macromolecular Chemistry (1-2 December) --
1997 55 38th Microsymposium "Recycling of Polymers"
(chairman N.M. Bikales), 14 - 17 July
Macromol. Symposia 135
54 17th Discussion Conference "Surface and Interfacial Phenomena in Macromolecular Systems" (chairman A. Sikora), 21 - 24 July Macromol. Symposia 139
1996 53 37th Microsymposium "(Bio)degradable Polymers: Chemical, Biological and Environmental Aspects" (chairman F. Rypáček), 15 - 18 July Macromol. Symposia 123
1995 52 16th DC Morphology of Polymers  
51 36th MS High-Swelling Gels  
1994 50 35th MS Polymer Networks 94  
1993 49 15th DC Wichterle’s Days of Contact Lenses  
48 34th MS Fluorinated Monomers and Polymers  
47 33rd MS Optics and Dynamics of Polymers  
1992   34td IUPAC International Symposium on Macromolecular Chemistry  
1991 46 14th DC  Rheology of Polymer Melts  
1990 45 13th DC  Mechanisms of Polymer Strength and Toughness  
1989 44 32nd MS Polymer Blends  
43 12th DC Magnetic Resonance in Polymers  
1988 42 11th DC Chemical and Physical Phenomena in the Ageing of Polymers  
41 31st MS Poly(vinyl chloride)  
1987 40 10th DC Small-Angle Scattering and Related Methods  
39 30th MS DC    Polymer-Supported Organic Reagents and Catalysts  
1986 38 9th DC Crosslinked Epoxies  
37 29th MS Synthetic Polymeric Membranes  
1985 36 8th DC Morphology of Polymers  
35 28th MS Polymer Composites  
1984 34 27th MS Physical Optics of Dynamic Phenomena and Processes in Macromolecular Systems  
33 26th MS Polymers in Medicine and Biology  
1983 32 25th MS Processing and Long-Term Stabilities of Hydrocarbon Polymers  
31 24th MS Copolymers: Structure and Solution Properties  
1982 30 23rd MS    Selective Polymeric Sorbents  
1981 29 22nd MS    Characterization of Structure and Dynamics of Macromolecular Systems by NMR methods  
1980 28 21th MS Ring-Opening Polymerization of Heterocycles  
27 7th DC MM    Polymer Networks  
1979 26 20th MS Microcalorimetry of Macromolecules  
25 19th MS Mechanisms of Degradation and Stabilization of Hydrocarbon Polymers  
1978 24  6th DC Chromatography of Polymers and Polymers in Chromatography  
23 18th MS Synthetic and Semisynthetic Polymer Catalysts and Affinants  
1977 22 17th MS Medical Polymers - Chemical Problems  
1976 21 5th DC Phases and Interfaces in Macromolecular Systems  
20 6th MS Advances in Scattering Methods  
1975 19 15th MS Degradation and Stabilization of Polyolefins  
1974 18 4th DC Heterogeneities in Polymers  
17 14th MS Crosslinking and Networks  
1973 16 13th MS Transformations of Functional Groups on Polymers  
15 12th MS Organized Structures in Polymer Solutions and Gels  
1972 14 3rd DC General Principles of Rheology  
13 2nd DC Macromolecular Matrices and Carriers of Biological Functions  
12 11th MS Mechanismus of Inhibition Processes in Polymers. Oxidative and Photochemical Degradation  
11 10th MS Conformational Structure of Polymers  
1971 10 9th MS Thermodynamics of Interactions in Polymer Solution  
9 8th MS Morphology of Polymers  
1970 8 1st dc models of biopolymer structures and functions  
7 7th MS Poly(vinyl chloride). Its Formation and Properties  
1969 6 6th MS Light Scattering in Polymer Science  
5 5th MS Cyclopolymers and Cyclopolymerization  
4 4th MS Rheology of Polymer Solids and Concentrated Solutions  
1968 3 3rd MS Distribution Analysis and Fractionation of Polymers  
2 2nd MS Structure of Organic Solids  
1967 1 1st MS Polymer Gels and Concentrated Solutions  
1965   IUPAC International Symposium on Macromolecular Chemistry  
1957   IUPAC International Symposium on Macromolecular Chemistry