LAS Director Message
The Local Affiliated Societies provide programming and networking to the microscopy community in over 30 locations in the continental United States and Puerto Rico. The list of LAS can be found here.
One of the benefits provided by MSA to the LAS is our Tour Speaker Program. A number of MSA members, including the President, Past-President and President-Elect, can speak at LAS meetings on topics related to their individual research interests, dependent on their availability. In order to support local society meetings, MSA will provide reimbursement for travel expenses for a tour speaker to attend LAS meetings. More details about this program can be found here.
If your LAS is interested in inviting an MSA Tour Speaker for an upcoming meeting, or if you would like more information about becoming a Tour Speaker yourself, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please support your local affiliated society! Upcoming LAS meetings are:
April 15: Microscopy Society of the Ohio River Valley (MSORV)
The Spring 2015 MSORV Meeting is scheduled for April 15th, 3-7 PM at TechSolve in Cincinnati. The meeting is being hosted by Frank Platek from the Food and Drug Administration. This meeting is being focused on microscopy as a forensics tool. Frank will give a talk using actual FDA cases. The key speaker, Skip Palenik, will speak and give examples from many famous cases he has worked on. 8-10 vendors will be on hand to exhibit. Abstracts and directions are available on the MSORV website, www.msorv.org.
May 20-22: Southeastern Microscopy Society (SEMS) http://southeasternmicroscopy.org/2015-meeting/
Check these LAS websites for additional details.
I am still looking for contacts from the following LAS. If you are an officer or member of one of these groups please contact me at email@example.com:
- Alabama Imaging and Microscopy Society (AIMS)
- Madison Area Technical College Society of Electron Microscopists (MATCSEM)
- Metropolitan Microscopy Society (MMS)
- Microscopy Society of Puerto Rico (MSPR)
- Three Rivers Microscopy Society (3RMS)
Don't forget to register for Microscopy & Microanalysis 2015! The LAS breakfast will be held during meeting week (day and time TBA), and up to 2 representatives from each LAS will be invited to attend. The breakfast is a combination of LAS business, networking and camaraderie. More details to come.
See you in Portland!
Bev Maleeff, LAS Director
Current Local Affiliated Societies