EMAG to be part of mmc2015
Following on from the success of its involvement with mmc2014, the biennial EMAG meeting will be incorporated in mmc2015.
“The closer collaboration with EMAG is very welcome, and it is something that has been discussed for a long time,” said Professor Pete Nellist, President of the RMS. “And, we are delighted that the highly-respected EMAG conference will this year be a part of mmc2015. This has been made possible by the the Microscience series moving to the ‘odd’ year slot – 2015, 2017, etc.. This makes complete sense given the increasing demands on everyone’s time and budgets. We will preserve the positive features and characters of both meetings, and we are excited by the opportunities and synergies that this new initiative will provide.”
mmc2015 will see the conference expand yet again - to five parallel sessions to accommodate EMAG, the Scanning Probe, and the Frontiers in BioImaging meetings - and will include poster presentations, and pre-congress workshops. Sessions will cover –
- Life Science applications,
- Physical Science applications,
- Light Microscopy,
- Electron Microscopy,
- X-ray Microscopy,
- Scanning Probe Microscopy, and
- Fluorescence Imaging.
The switch of year will mean organising two events in successive years which is a challenge for the Society, but it will be well worth it according to Professor Nellist. He believes that the benefits will go beyond synchronising with EMAG.
“The move to ‘odd’ years brings a further advantage. In the past, Microscience has fallen in the same year as either the international, or the European microscopy congress – IMC and EMC. The move to the new calendar slot will encourage even greater international participation in mmc. This strikes me as being very sensible given the speed of development and discovery of new applications and techniques. I would encourage everyone with an active involvement in microscopy to come to mmc2015, to share their work, and to take advantage of the stunning exhibition and training opportunities. We are looking forward to it already. “