32nd Session will be an online event – ICUMSA News n°82 – 2021

After the postponement of the 32nd Session in Vienna from June 2020 to June 2021, it has again become unavoidable to cancel our plans for the meeting in Vienna. Since the COVID-19 situation is still very serious in many countries worldwide, the ICUMSA Officers expect that many delegates will not be allowed to register for … Read more

Registration for the 32nd Session of ICUMSA now open

As mentioned previously, the 32nd ICUMSA Session will take place from 15th to 17th June 2020. I am delighted to invite you to this event and I am pleased to say that the Registration is now open. Please go to the ICUMSA website www.icumsa.org and follow the links provided. The website also recommends several hotels close to the conference venue. The … Read more

ICUMSA News n°80 – August 2019

Message from the President Arrangements for the 32nd Session of ICUMSA The 32nd ICUMSA Session will take place from 15th-17th June 2020. Please, mark these dates in your calendars. The Austrian National Committee, Dr Jürgen Bruhns and the ICUMSA Board of Directors have already made preparations for this meeting. The meeting will take place at the Raiffeisen Forum … Read more

ICUMSA News n°79 – February 2019

Message from the President This is my first newsletter since becoming ICUMSA President. I am grateful for the opportunity given to me and it is both my pleasure and honour to serve ICUMSA in the coming years. I would like to pay tribute to our outgoing President, Geoff Parkin, for leading ICUMSA in an outstanding … Read more

ICUMSA News n°78 – May 2018

Message from the President Arrangements for the 31st Session of ICUMSA – Registration details You will know the next (31st) Session of ICUMSA will take place between 26th and 28th August 2018. Registration is now open for delegates: please use this link to take you to the Turners Conferences website: http://www.turnersconferences.com/conferences/2018/ICUMSA2018/Registration.asp Here you can register for the Session … Read more

ICUMSA News n°77 – January 2018

Message from the President Arrangements for the 31st Session of ICUMSA – Registration now Open As you may know the next (31st) Session of ICUMSA will take place between 26th and 28th August 2018. This will be hosted by the South African National Committee and Stephen Walford has worked with Turners Conferences to put in place … Read more

ICUMSA News n°76 – September 2017

Message from the President Arrangements for the 31st Session of ICUMSA It is just under a year until the next (31st) Session of ICUMSA will take place. This will be hosted by the South African National Committee and Stephen Walford has been busy making preparations for the meeting. It will take place between the 26th … Read more

ICUMSA News n°75 – February 2016

Message from the President Arrangements for the 30th Session of ICUMSA The 30th Session of ICUMSA will be held from 8th to 10th of June 2016 in Warsaw, Poland. On the evening of Wednesday 8th June there will be a joint welcome reception and tour of the Royal Castle together with the participants of the … Read more

ICUMSA News n°74 – October 2014

Message from the President 29th Session of ICUMSA The 29th session of the International Commission for Uniform Methods of Sugar Analysis (ICUMSA) took place in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, on 4 and 5 September, 2014. It was the second time that the ICUMSA session has been held in Brazil, following the 2006 meeting in the resort … Read more

ICUMSA News n°73 – February 2014

Message from the President Arrangements for the 29th Session of ICUMSA As stated in ICUMSA News number 72, the 29th Session of ICUMSA will return to the format of the 25th and 26th Sessions and will be held immediately following the SPRI 2014 Conference. The Session will take place on 4th and 5th September 2014 … Read more

ICUMSA News n°72 – August 2013

Message from the President Arrangements for the 29th Session of ICUMSA The 29th Session of ICUMSA will return to the format of the 25th and 26th Sessions and be held immediately following the SPRI 2014 Conference. The Session will take place on 4th and 5th September 2014 and will be held at the Stream Palace … Read more

ICUMSA News n°71 – March 2013

Message from the President Changes to ICUMSA Scientific Subjects and Referees I am pleased to report that we have successfully reorganized the scientific subjects within ICUMSA and appointed Referees to each Subject. This change reflects the fact that some subjects had closed, other subjects required starting and rationalization was appropriate to allow focus where necessary. … Read more

ICUMSA News n°70 – August 2012

Message from the President ICUMSA 28th Session – Cambridge 2012 The 28th Session was successfully held at Downing College, Cambridge and was attended by sixty-one delegates from seventeen different countries. Thirteen reports were presented by the ICUMSA Referees together with a Methods Development Workshop given by Dr Roger Wood (S3 Referee). Seven different analytical equipment … Read more

ICUMSA News n°69 – January 2012

Message from the President I would like to send all ICUMSA members best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous 2012. ICUMSA 28th Session – Cambridge 2012 All of the arrangements for the 28th Session are now complete. The Session will take place at Downing College, Cambridge, England on 16th and 17th July 2012. A Reception … Read more

ICUMSA News n°68 – July 2011

Message from the President ICUMSA 28th Session – Cambridge 2012 Arrangements for the next ICUMSA Session have started to be made. It will take place at Downing College, Cambridge, England on 16th and 17th July 2012. Downing College is part of the University of Cambridge and can provide all the facilities required to stage a successful … Read more

ICUMSA News n°67 – December 2010

Message from the President ICUMSA 27th Session – Berlin 2010  The 27th Session of ICUMSA was opened by Mr Norbert Quinkert, The Head of the Technology Foundation of Berlin and took place at the Berlin Swissotel on 12th and 13th July. It was attended by 64 delegates from 20 different countries, including observers from Spain … Read more

ICUMSA News n°66 – April 2010

Message from the President ICUMSA 27th Session – Berlin 2010 Details of the forthcoming Session have been on the website for some time now and I would urge everyone to both register for the Session and book hotel rooms as early as possible. Booking information for two hotels can be found on the website; the meeting … Read more

ICUMSA News n°65 – September 2009

Message from the President  ICUMSA 27th Session – Berlin 2010 You will recall that a commitment was made to the members of ICUMSA to hold the next Session in Europe in order to reduce travel costs. Therefore I am pleased to announce that the next Session of ICUMSA will take place at the Swissotel in Berlin on … Read more

ICUMSA News n°64 – April 2009

Message from the President It is with great sadness that I have to report that our Honorary Life President, Dr Murray Player, passed away on 21 March 2009. The following obituary has been prepared by Murray’s wife Beatrice, Ross Urquhart and John Dutton.  In Memoriam: Dr. Murray Richard Player 1938–2009  Dr. Murray Player died suddenly … Read more

ICUMSA News n°63 – Dec. 2008

26th Session of ICUMSA, October 2008 The 26th Session of ICUMSA took place in Delray Beach and was attended by sixty-two participants from fifteen countries. As well as the subject reports presented by the Referees, Dr Matthew Whetton gave a presentation about the SUPS (Sugar Proficiency Testing Scheme) recently launched by LGC and ICUMSA and the plans … Read more

ICUMSA News n°62 – June 2008

Message from the President ICUMSA 26th Session As stated in ICUMSA News number 61, the date for the forthcoming Session is 2nd to 3rd October 2008 and the venue is the Marriott Delray Beach Hotel, Florida, USA. The SPRI meeting is scheduled between 28th and 30th September, with a joint visit planned for 1st October. This follows the format of the … Read more

ICUMSA News n°61 – December 2007

Message from the President SUPS – Sugar Proficiency Testing Scheme This is the name that has been given to the new scheme being launched by ICUMSA in conjunction with LGC. Information should be with you soon to allow you to consider whether you wish to participate; initially the scheme will concentrate on analysis of colour, … Read more

ICUMSA News n°60 – July 2007

Message from the President Next Session The date and venue for the next Session has been confirmed – it will take place at the Delray Beach Marriott Hotel in Delray Beach Florida, USA; the date is 24th – 26th September 2008. SPRI have again kindly organised this for us and their own meeting has been … Read more

ICUMSA News n°59 – January 2007

Message from the President As this is my first opportunity since becoming President to communicate with you all, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the support shown to me and pay tribute to our outgoing President, Professor Vaccari. Professor Vaccari has presided over our commission during a great period of … Read more

ICUMSA News n°58 – Sept. 2006

Message from the President This is the last “Message” of my Presidency. In fact, after the next meeting, to be held in Sao Pedro (Brazil) on 20–22 September 2006, we will have a new President who will steer the Commission into the future. During the time of my Presidency, the management of ICUMSA has became … Read more

ICUMSA News n°57 – May 2006

Message from the President The meeting of the 25th Session of our Commission is approaching and the organisational machine is running thanks to the tireless activity of SPRI’s staff. All ICUMSA Members have received a letter from our Secretary containing the details concerning the organization of the meeting, the Presidential election, the new logotype and … Read more

n°56 – January 2006

Message from the President First of all I would like to wish you all the best for the New Year. As you know, we are planning the General Meeting of the 24th Session to be held next September in Sao Pedro (Brazil). I can confirm that the meeting will be held after the SPRI meeting … Read more

n°55 – September 2005

Message from the President 2006 General Assembly I would like to remind everyone that the next General Assembly will be held next year in Aguas de São Pedro, Brazil, South America at the end of the SPRI meeting. The dates for the meeting are; Thursday 21st – Friday 22nd September 21 2006The Grande Hotel São … Read more

ICUMSA News n°51 – 2004

This ICUMSA News is printed a bit late in comparison with the usual deadline. This is due to the fact that, as widely published in the previous ICUMSA News, as well as in our website (www.unife.it/icumsa), on April 8th and 9th we held in Atlanta, Georgia, USA the first Interim Meeting of the 23th  Session … Read more

ICUMSA News n°50 – 2003

Message from the President After the publication of the Proceedings, the Publication Committee has achieved another important goal. The Supplement 2003 and the reprint of the ICUMSA Methods Book have now been published. Methods which have a well definite draft have been included in the Supplement 2003. Other methods which are still under discussion or … Read more

ICUMSA News n°48 – 2003

Message from the President Unfortunately, I have to start this ICUMSA News on a sad note. A few weeks ago, our dear friend Prof. Dr. Rud Frik Madsen passed away (see also p.283). He was an active participant in the work of ICUMSA. He was the Chairman of ICUMSA News right up until last year’s … Read more

ICUMSA News n°47 – 2002

Message from the President It is a difficult job to manage a Session through the internet and we have tried to do our best. Thanks must go to those who have participated actively, and all National Committees, Referees etc. The ICUMSA website now includes the text of all Reports for all Subjects, the discussion contributions … Read more

ICUMSA News n°46 – 2002

Message from the President At the beginning of June, the Commission held the 23rd Session in Pune (India). It was an unusual meeting because some National Committees (Australia, Canada, Germany, UK, France) did not participate fully in the Session. The political situation between India and Pakistan prevented their participation. Only 21 delegates from 11 different … Read more

ICUMSA News n°45 – 2002

Editor: Rud Frik Madsen Message from the President This is the last ICUMSA News before the next Session to be held in Pune (India) next June. Thanks to the work of our Indian friends, the organization of the Congress is proceeding, and I hope to meet a good number of participants in India. All the … Read more

ICUMSA News n°44 – 2002

Editor: Rud Frik Madsen Message from the President As pointed out in the new page of our website (www.unife.it/icumsa ), the organization for the next Session, which will be held in Pune (India) from 3rd to 7th June 2002, is going forward thanks to the cooperation of our Indian friends, and in particular of Mr. … Read more

ICUMSA News n°43 – 2001

Message from the President The 2002 General Assembly is now less than one year away. and, after this issue, there will only be two other ICUMSA News editions before this next Session. I can now give you some further informati­on on the next meeting in India, so that National Committees Refe­rees, Associate Referees and others … Read more

ICUMSA News n°42 – 2001

Editor: Rud Frik Madsen, Message from the President Message from the President The next session of our General Assembly occurs next year, and we must all be preparing for this, so as to be able to meet our commitments and deadlines. The Referees should begin to summarise their work, and in particular should be starting … Read more

ICUMSA News n°41 – 2001

Editor: Rud Frik Madsen, Message from the President Unfortunately, I have to open this ICUMSA News with a mourning: the Acting Director of Technological Researches of Turkish Sugar Institute, Ankara, Turkey, Mrs. Erendiz Kayýmoõlu has informed me of the death of Dr. Nihal SENDÖKMEN who served ICUMSA for many years. As set out in the … Read more

ICUMSA News n°40 – 2000

Editor: Rud Frik Madsen, Message from the President Now that the Proceedings have been published and the management of ICUMSA publications has been restructured, the activity of our Commission centres on the work of the Referees and Associate Referees, who must now consider and comment on the Recommendations adopted in Berlin. Among the latest innovations … Read more

ICUMSA News n°39 – 2000

Message from the President At last, after so many misfortunes, I have the pleasure in informing you that the Proceedings of the 22nd General Assembly held in Berlin are ready. It has been a long and difficult project owing to a series of mishaps including problems with computers and the disappearance of the camera-ready artwork, … Read more

ICUMSA News n°38 – 2000

Editor: Rud Frik Madsen, Message from the President I am pleased to inform you that the difficulties we have encountered with the preparation of the Proceedings have now been overcome and the camera ready copy film will be sent by express courier to the printer before the middle of December. Given no hold ups from … Read more

ICUMSA News n°37 – 1999

Editor: Rud Frik Madsen, Message from the President In spite of what I hoped when I drew up ICUMSA News No. 36, I have to advise you that at the present time the Proceedings of the Session held in Berlin are not yet available. Unfortunately, there were some computer problems and some files were lost. … Read more

ICUMSA News n°36 – 1999

Editor: Rud Frik Madsen Message from the President The first year “after Berlin” is almost over, and the organisation of ICUMSA for the next four-year term is coming together. You can see below the final list of the Referees for the various subjects, and I apologise for the errors in the table printed in ICUMSA … Read more

ICUMSA News n°35 – 1999

Editor: Rud Frik Madsen Message from the President The activity of the Presidency in these first months after the Berlin session has been rather full and demanding, due to the considerable changes which followed our last meeting. The change of the Presidency and Secretariat represents, as such, a busy time for the new administration. However, … Read more

ICUMSA News n°34 – 1998

Editor: Rud Frik Madsen Message from the president Following the Berlin meeting I would like to thank all the National Committees very sincerely for my election as President of our Commission. I succeed Dr. Murray Player who, thanks to his great experience and skill, has led our Commission during the last twelve years. I realise … Read more

ICUMSA News n°33 – 1998

Message from The President Those who have read the just published “History of ICUMSA, the first 100 years” would be well acquainted with the achievements of our distinguished forbears. I find it an inspiration to be re-acquainted with the achievements of such dedicated workers as Alexander Herzfeld, Prinsen Geerligs, Frederick Zerban, Lewis Eynon, George Meade, … Read more

ICUMSA News n°32 – 1997

Message from the President We are nearing the end of the 22nd Session and Referees’ reports for the Berlin meeting should now be completed. As these reports become available this office will mail copies to Chairmen of National Committees and it is expected that Chairmen will distribute them to interested members. Members attending the Berlin … Read more

ICUMSA News n°31 – 1997

Message from the President With our call for nominations for President closing on the 30th June 1997 we now have two nominations: the Indian National Committee has nominated Mr Shivajirao G. Patil, presently a Vice-President of ICUMSA and Mr Patil has accepted their nomination, and the Czech National Committee has nominated Professor Giuseppe Vaccari who … Read more

ICUMSA News n°30 – 1997

Message from the President On 12th June 1997 we celebrate the Centenary of our Commission. It will be 100 years since men gathered in Hamburg, Germany to discuss the desirability of forming an organisation with the objective of adopting uniform methods of analysis between nations trading in sugar. Every organisation has its heroes and the … Read more