OurCon is a conference focused on the latest technical developments and applications of mass spectrometry imaging.

The OurCon series has quickly established itself as one of the major annual events in the field of mass spectrometry imaging. Previous conferences were organized in Ourense (2012), Antalya (2014), Pisa (2015), Ustron (2016), Doorn (2017), Charleston (2018) and Saint-Malo (2019). The next conferences will be held in:

OurCon 2021: The International Mass Spectrometry Imaging Conference
Sheffield, United Kingdom.
October 11-14, 2021.
Venue: Cutler’s Hall and Sheffield Cathedral.
Local organizer: Malcolm Clench.
Website: Will open end of January 2021

OurCon IX, Sendai, Japan.
Estimated October/November 2022.
Venue: Active Resorts Miyagi Zao.
Local organizer: Shuichi Shimma

OurCon X, Montreal, Canada.
Estimated October/November 2023.
Venue: TBD.
Local organizer: Pierre Chaurand. Co-organized with IMSS.

The environment of the event will be one of creativity, positivity and scientific advancement. This conference plans to highlight the many advances in the field of mass spectrometry imaging, promote research of students and new investigators, and acknowledge the top scientists who have helped to cultivate this innovative atmosphere over the years. This conference plans to offer a plethora of accelerating networking opportunities through demos, lectures and additional group activities.

OurCon is supported by the Mass Spectrometry Imaging Society (MSIS), a non-for profit society dedicated to the promotion of state-of-the-art mass spectrometry imaging and its widespread application.

Next to the conference, the Society is also organizing symposia:


MSISyposium I, Uppsala, Sweden.
Estimated November/December 2022.
Venue: TBD.
Local organizers: Per Andrén. Co-organized with the Swedish Pharmaceutical Society.