MSACL EU – Mass Spectrometry: Applications to the Clinical Lab (MSACL)
Sep 9 – Sep 13 all-day
MSACL EU - Mass Spectrometry: Applications to the Clinical Lab (MSACL)

MSACL provides a forum for discussing the clinical application of mass spectrometry by bringing together academic and industrial experts in the field with those driven to explore and understand more about the potential application and benefits. The mission of MSACL is to accelerate the implementation of mass spectrometry in the clinical laboratory with the goal of contributing to the improvement of patient standard-of-care as well as reducing health care costs.

Each year – there is a “Tissue imaging” track dedicated to the development and applications of MSI to the clinical area. Do not miss this meeting!

#2 M4I Workshop on Mass Spectrometry Imaging @ M4I institute, Maastricht University
Oct 1 – Oct 5 all-day
#2 M4I Workshop on Mass Spectrometry Imaging @ M4I institute, Maastricht University

Following the success of the first edition in 2017, we are glad to invite you to our 2nd M4I Workshop on Mass Spectrometry Imaging to be held in Maastricht, Netherlands, October 1-5, 2018 at the M4I Institute (University of Maastricht). The workshop is intended to provide basis of MSI through lectures, demos and hands-on training for beginners who are interested in Mass Spectrometry Imaging. If you have just started to work in an MSI group and/or if you are collaborating with a group working on MSI and are interested to learn more about the techniques – then this workshop is for you!
PRICE 500 € pp
Registration to be sent by email to: Wesley Leeraert: AND Helen Schott: (Please contact both of them using CC)

More info: contact Tiffany Porta and/or Shane Ellis s/

OurCon VI – Charleston @ Gaillard Center
Nov 11 – Nov 14 all-day
OurCon VI - Charleston @ Gaillard Center

We are pleased to invite you to the 6th edition of the OurCon conference dedicated to MS imaging.

This year, OurCon VI is combined to IMSS II,  and together form a 4-day conference aimed to promote the exchange of ideas and start of new collaborations in the field of mass spectrometry imaging. This joint meeting will be hosted in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina (November 11 – 14, 2018). This will be the first joint conference of the Imaging Mass Spectrometry Society (IMSS) and Mass Spectrometry Imaging Society (MSIS).

Please note that this year – all information relative to the event, registration / abstract submission will be hosted on the IMSS website.

We are looking forward meeting you in Charleston!

The MSIS Board Members
The IMSS organising committee: Danielle Scott, Dr. Richard Drake, and Dr. Peggi Angel

MSIS General Assembly
Dec 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Dear MSIS members,

It is with pleasure that I invite you to participate in the 2018 MSIS annual assembly. The general assembly will take place on December 13th, 2018 14:00-16:00 through Skype for Business. If you want to participate, you can click on the link you have received via email at the date of the meeting. The meeting documents are now available on .

The meeting agenda is as follows:

  • 14:00 Opening of the meeting (President)
  • 14:05 Approval of the minutes of the last General Meeting
  • 14:15 Approval of the annual report of the Board (Short presentation by president)
  • 14:30 Acceptance of the audit report and approval of the financial statements
  • 14:35 Discharge of the Board
  • 14:40 Election of the President and the other Board members as well as the Control Board.
  • 14:55 Determination of the membership fee
  • 15:00 Annual budget 2019
  • 15:10 Resolution on proposals by the Board and members
  • 15:20 Amendments to the Statutes
  • 15:25 Decide on exclusions of members
  • 15:26 Resolution on the dissolution of the association and the use of the liquidation proceeds
  • 15:27-15:55 Any other business
  • 15:55-16:00 Date next annual meeting and closure

I am looking forward to your active participation.

With best regards

Ron M.A. Heeren

President MSIS

EMIM 2019 – Glasgow
Mar 19 – Mar 22 all-day
EMIM 2019 - Glasgow

It is with pleasure to bring to your attention the upcoming European Molecular Imaging Meeting – the EMIM 2019 – from 19-22 March in Glasgow ( Participation in the meeting has been continuously growing over the past years integrating more and more related, relevant disciplines and modalities. In particular the contribution of MS imaging has been growing due to efforts into integrating to other imaging modalities! We are therefore happy to organize a SPOTLIGHT SYMPOSIUM dedicated to “Mass Spectrometry imaging”. Our confirmed speakers are: Theodore Alexandrov Martina Marchetti-Deschmann Gregory Hamm Kristina Schwamborn Jan Hendrik Kobarg John Fletcher Josephine Bunch Kevin Brindle.

Hope to see you there! and we’re already looking forward to welcoming you, your colleagues, and collaborators in Glasgow.

The Chairs of the IMS Study Group – Tiffany Porta Gregory Hamm Kristina Schwamborn John Fletcher Josephine Bunch

AIMS 2019 – 8th Annual Advanced Imaging Mass Spectrometry @ Vanderbilt University
Apr 8 – Apr 12 all-day
AIMS 2019 - 8th Annual Advanced Imaging Mass Spectrometry @ Vanderbilt University

The 8th Annual ADVANCED IMAGING MASS SPECTROMETRY (AIMS.2019) Laboratory Course will be held Tuesday, April 9 – Friday, April 12, 2019 at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. The AIMS.2019 Laboratory Course is a unique educational opportunity designed to teach the procedures of MALDI Imaging Mass Spectrometry. The format includes both lectures and hands-on workshops with time dedicated to on-site demos from instrument vendors. The course will cover the details of sample preparation, matrix application, instrumentation, and image and data processing. In addition, a number of technology highlights will be presented, including high-speed imaging, high-sensitivity imaging, and image fusion.

The course is designed for mid-level to senior investigators who are familiar with MALDI and have a working knowledge of mass spectrometry or histology. This course has a significant number of hands-on workshops scheduled; as a result, we do not have the capacity to introduce the technology to those without the prerequisite experience and training. For attendees that are new to one of these areas, we will provide optional introductory lectures on mass spectrometry and histology on Monday, April 8, from 4-6 PM.