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M&M 2023

Hotel Information & Reservations

MSA and MAS have worked to contract with local hotels to ensure M&M attendees get the best rate possible. Please be aware that the organizing societies will have to pay significant penalties if these rooms are not utilized. Everyone makes a difference! Please support the meeting and your societies and book your room reservations through this reservations site.


Registration for M&M 2023 will Open mid-March!

  • Visit the M&M 2023 Meeting Website to view the 2023 Registration Fees.

  • New for 2023! Non-Member Registration Rates will include your choice of membership to MSA, MAS, or both Societies.

Association News

Renew your MSA membership for 2023!

Keep your membership active to maintain access to exclusive member benefits including peer networking, discounts on educational materials, savings on the annual Microscopy & Microanalysis conference, participation in Society activities, and so much more. Log in to the member portal and renew today!

Publications News

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The Editors of Microscopy Today (MTO) encourage and greatly appreciate the submission of articles from microscope users, manufacturers, and suppliers. Of particular interest are summaries of in-depth articles published in peer-reviewed journals and articles that describe new equipment and applications. Microscopy Today is open access and there are no charges for publishing in MTO. All articles are available free to our subscription list of over 18,000 microscopists and through our collaboration with Oxford University Press over 8,000 libraries worldwide. For further information email the Editor-in-Chief at Bob.Price@uscmed.sc.edu or visit https://academic.oup.com/mt.

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Technologists’ Forum News

Technologists’ Forum News

The Technologists’ Forum is free to join and provides a community for those who work in the technical areas of microscopy sample preparation and imaging or anyone interested in expanding their skills.

Tech Forum M&M2023 Session Planning

This is your sneak peak of the speakers we have coming for the M&M2023 Tech Forum sessions. These will be cross listed with our collaborating organizers. We encourage you to attend both the scientific and technical sessions!

X30 – Methods in Tissue Clearing and Expansion to Achieve Improved Resolution [Partnering with B04]

Alan Watson, University of Pittsburg

Kevin Dean, UT Southwest

Mark Sanders, University of Minnesota

X31 - New and Developing Technologies in Light Microscopy [Partnering with B06]

New imaging probe development [speaker TBA]

Andrew Soltisz, Ohio State University

Claudia Lopez, Oregon Health and Science University

X32 - 4D STEM Tips and Techniques [Partnering with A04]

Yu-Tsun Shao, Cornell/USC

Steve Zeltmann, Cornell/Berkeley

Randi Holmestad, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

M&M2023 Meetings and Activities

The Tech Forum is busily planning educational and fun activities for the upcoming M&M2023 conference. We encourage anyone interested in the Technologists’ Forum to attend our members meeting on Monday July 24th at 3:30pm to learn more and to get involved with future events. Just in case you were wondering, we are planning to have a raffle again for some great prizes!

Please reach out to us if you would like to volunteer or help in planning activities for our MegaBooth area. Email: page.baluch@asu.edu.

MSA Student Council News

MSA Student Council Executive Council

Call for Nominations is now OPEN!

Email your application form to studentcouncil@microscopy.org by April 30th.


Graduate and undergraduate students that are members of MSA are encouraged to apply. This is a wonderful opportunity to hone your professional skills in leadership, communication, conference planning, and networking while advancing the growth of the student community in MSA.


A description of the roles for the three executive positions (President-Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer) can be found on the MSA Student Council website, Responsibilities page.

  • President-Elect serves a three-year term, one each as President-Elect, President, and Past-President
  • Secretary and Treasurer positions serve a one-year term.


Application form: https://www.microscopy.org/students/Call-for-Nominations-Application.pdf

MSA Student Council Travel Award Opportunity


In partnership with MSA, the MSA Student Council has launched a new Strategic Initiative to fund student travel to Local Affiliated Society meetings or other microscopy-related workshops outside of our annual Microscopy and Microanalysis conference. The goal of this new initiative is to provide students with more opportunities to engage with the broader MSA community year round as well as to make more students aware of ongoing opportunities for professional development that are offered through the Student Council.


This funding is designed especially to assist students from traditionally underrepresented or underserved communities or those with demonstrated financial need; however, the only formal requirement for funding eligibility is to be a registered student member of MSA, and all students are welcomed and encouraged to apply.


Awards include up to $500 to attend microscopy conferences and up to $2,500 to attend technical workshops/courses.


For more information and how to apply, please email studentcouncil@microscopy.org.

Want a free PMCx60 Registration?

Submit to the StC image contest!

The winner's PMC registration fee will be waived and their image will be used as the new background on next year’s StC flyer advertisements.

Submit your image by July 1st.

Complete Our Survey:

What skills do you need for career development/advancement?


The Microscopy Society of America (MSA) has established an E-learning Task Force to identify how MSA can develop their online learning space to better serve our members and carry out the organization’s mission. As such, we are collecting information from trainees on what technical skills they may need to develop or advance their career beyond graduate school.


Let us know the types of microscopy techniques or skills you would like to learn: https://forms.gle/zcjPfUAC2UKKfPEQ8

Regional Updates

Region II

(cryo)FIB/SEM Across the Disciplines: A Hands-on UIC-NU Workshop

When: Wednesday, Mar. 22 - Thursday, Mar. 23, 2023 

Where: University of Illinois, Chicago

Registration: Free! Register at Event link.

Event link: https://rrc.uic.edu/events/cryofib-sem-across-the-disciplines/

2023 Spring Meeting of the Midwest Microscopy & Microanalysis Society

When: Friday, Mar. 24, 2023, 8am-4pm

Where: Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Registration: See event site for registration link.

Event link: http://www.midwestmicroscopy.org/meetings.html


2023 Advanced Materials Characterization Workshop

When: Tuesday, Jun. 6 - Wednesday, Jun. 7, 2023 

Where: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Registration: https://mrl.illinois.edu/events/conferences-and-workshops/advanced-materials-characterization-2023/registration

Event link:


Region III

On the Scope - A Masterclass in Practical Scanning Electron Microscopy

When: Component #1: May 1-3, 2023 | Component #2 (choose one) : May 4-5, 2023 or May 8-9, 2023 

Where: Center for Microscopy and Analysis, Columbus, OH

Registration: See event link for registration and course fee.

Event link: https://professionals.engineering.osu.edu/on-the-scope


Region V

Quantitative Fluorescence Microscopy 2023

When: Friday, May 19 - Friday, May 26, 2023

Where: Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, Salisbury Cove, ME

Registration: See event link for tuition fees and scholarship opportunities

Event link: https://mdibl.org/course/quantitative-fluorescence-microscopy-2023/

Region IX

Southeastern Microscopy Society (SEMS) 58th Annual Meeting

When: Wednesday, May. 31 - Friday, Jun. 2, 2023 

Where: Athens, GA

Registration: Deadline for all abstracts is May 1st

Event link: http://southeasternmicroscopy.org/2022-meeting-2/


Region X

10th International Congress on Microscopy & Spectroscopy

When: Thursday, Apr. 13 - Wednesday, Apr. 19, 2023 

Where: Muğla, Turkey

Registration: http://www.intermcongress.org/Pages/Registration-Fees

Event link: http://www.intermcongress.org/


Joint IUMAS8 / FIB SEM / MSC-SMC Annual Meeting

When: Sunday, Jun. 11 - Friday, Jun. 16, 2023

Where: Banff, Canada

Registration: Limited spots, register early!! https://iumas8.wixsite.com/iumas8/registration

Event link: https://iumas8.wixsite.com/iumas8

MSA Resources

Don’t forget to take advantage of all the resources the MSA offers!

Focused Interest Groups

Focused Interest Groups (FIG) are a great place for students to learn from the best! These are made of MSA members who can offer their expertise in a specific discipline. So if you need help troubleshooting your experiments, or want to learn a new microscopy technique, or even want to just network as you start looking for jobs after graduation, join a FIG! MSA student members can join one FIG annually for free! Find a FIG HERE!


Jobs Board

Hundreds of exciting professional opportunities are continuously updated on the MSA jobs site: https://jobs.microscopy.org/

Lots of featured career advice is shared on the MSA jobs site as well:


Student members also receive regular emails with new job postings. Stay connected for updates! 

Local Affiliated Societies

MSA members across the country have established 25 local affiliated societies (LAS). These LAS hold regular meetings, 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 2023. Find out more about your local microscopy society and their activities in the LAS community page at http://microscopy.org/communities/local.cfm.


LAS Activities

Texas Society for Microscopy (TSM) will be hosting its 57th annual meeting at UT Dallas (Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center) from March 16-18, 2023. For further information visit https://texas.microscopy.org/events/annual-tsm-meeting/


Oklahoma Microscopy Society (OMS) will be hosting its annual spring meeting at Oklahoma State University (Center for Health Sciences) in Tulsa from April 13-14, 2023. For further information visit https://okmicroscopy.org/

Philadelphia Society for Microscopy and Chesapeake Microscopy and Microanalysis Society will be hosting a joint regional meeting at the University of Delaware on May 17, 2023. For further information please visit: https://psm.microscopy.org/events/joint-symposium-with-chesapeake-microscopy-and-microanalysis-society-at-the-university-of-delaware/

Microscopy Society of Northeastern Ohio (MSNO) will be hosting its annual May Conference jointly with the Cleveland Society for Applied Spectroscopy (SAS) at John Carroll University on May 24, 2023. Further information will follow and will be posted on their webpage: http://www.msneo.org/

Southeastern Microscopy Society (SEMS) will be hosting its 58th annual meeting at the University of Georgia (Georgia Center, Athens, GA) from May 31-June 2, 2023. For further information visit https://southeasternmicroscopy.org/


LAS Quarterly Business Meeting

The next LAS meeting will be held virtually on Thursday, June 8th from 1-2PM EST. 


We share ideas for event organization, fund raising, 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 please let me know (Bernd_Zechmann@baylor.edu) so we can update the LAS directory on the MSA webpage.


LAS Programs

MSA provides LAS support with Tour Speakers, Grants-in-Aid, and Special Meeting grants. If you are planning any activities for your LAS, please consider applying for one of these funding sources. Details can be found at http://www.microscopy.org/communities/programs.cfm


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 Bernd_Zechmann@baylor.edu


Bernd Zechmann

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