Local Affiliated Societies News
by Ru-ching Hsia, LAS Director
MSA members across the country have also established 25 local affiliated societies (LAS). These LAS hold regular meetings, and social events, and publish newsletters to provide regional networking and outreach opportunities for the local microscopy community. Please join a local society or renew your membership in 2022. Find out more about your local microscopy society and its activities on the LAS community page at http://microscopy.org/communities/local.cfm.
New Tour Speaker List
MSA provides LAS support with Tour Speakers, Grants-in-Aid, and Special Meeting grants. Details can be found at http://www.microscopy.org/communities/programs.cfm. A group of new Tour Speakers is now available. Please find the information at https://www.microscopy.org/communities/speakers.cfm.
LAS Quarterly Business Meetings
Our second meeting in 2022 will be held virtually on June 9th, Thursday 1 -2 PM EST.
● Jessica Riesterer, President of Pacific Northwest Microscopy Society (PNMS)
● Gail Celio, President of Minnesota Microscopy Society (MMS)
We share ideas for event organization, fundraising, and tips on publishing newsletters and boosting membership during these meetings. All are welcome.
Updating LAS Webpage
If you have new officers taking over the leadership in your society in the new year, please let me know so we can update the LAS directory on the MSA webpage.
Southeastern Microscopy Society (SEMS) will be hosting its 57th annual meeting in Jacksonville, Florida, on May 18-20, 2022. Find meeting details at https://southeasternmicroscopy.org/2022-meeting/. Registration is already open.
If you are interested to start an Affiliated Society in your region or have any questions and concerns, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.