X Polish Symposium "Flow Analysis & Capillary Electrophoresis" (FACE 2016) was organized at the Faculty of Chemistry of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow from 14 to 16 September 2016. The organizers of the Symposium were the members of the Department of Analytical Chemistry of the Faculty of Chemistry of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow  in cooperation the Committee of the Analytical Chemistry of Polish Academy of Sciences, the Team of Automation of the Analytical Methods of the Committee and under the auspices of Marian Smoluchowski Kraków Research Consortium "Matter-Energy-Future" (KNOW).

        The Conference was a continuation of the national symposia organized from 1996 and related to techniques of flow analysis. In the jubilee year of the Conference, it was decided to broaden the subject of the meeting on issues of capillary electrophoresis, as a technique more and more related to, customarily understood, flow techniques. In addition, an attempt was made to give more international nature of the Symposium by interest in the subject more number of foreign scientists. For the first time, the Conference language was, next to the Polish, English language.

        The meeting was attended by 69 people, including 17 participants from abroad, representing 20 academic and professional institutes.

       The programme of the Conference included the three-day debate, devoted exclusively to flow analysis (1st day), to capillary electrophoresis (3rd day), and to the issues related to these both disciplines of analytical chemistry (2nd day).

        During the Conference, 5 keynote lectures were given by leading representatives of both fields, professors Petr Solich (Charles University in Prague), Marek Trojanowicz (Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology in Warsaw), Bogusław Buszewski (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń), Cari E. Sänger van de Griend (Uppsala University) and Petr Kuban (Masaryk University in Brno). The cientific programme of the Conference included also 10 invited lectures, 23 oral presentations, poster session (18 posters) and two “Youth Sessions” during which results, in the form of short communications, were presented by PhD and undergraduate students.

        Separate events, of a very great interest, were workshops related to flow analysis and capillary electrophoresis, and conducted by Dr. Ilkka Lähdesmäki (FIAlab Instruments Inc., USA) and Prof. Cari E. Sänger van de Griend (Kantisto BV, the Netherlands).

       Due to the wide interest of the participants, it was decided to maintain the new formula for the next symposia.