EMS has designed several ways in which the society supports the organisation of microscopy related events in Europe. Next to the well-defined involvement in the organisation of the quadrennial European Microscopy Congresses (EMC series, successor of EUREM) EMS also explicitly supports extended regional meetings organised by at least two national or one regional European society. At present this support includes financial sponsoring to cover the costs of two invited lecturers, assistance in electronic distribution of information about the meeting to the extended EMS membership, support in arranging contacts and contracts with the ECMA (EMS corporate members), use of a road-map for organising international microscopy meetings, etc.. In the near future EMS expects to be able to offer more extended services including on-line abstract submission, proceedings printing, insurance, ... Meetings receiving the latter type of support agree to be referred to as "EMS extension", a term which indicates the strong involvement of and support from EMS. In principle, EMS expects to be involved in a single EMS extension per year, but on exceptional cases more than one extension can be supported in a given year providing the societies involved do not cover overlapping geographical areas. In principle, no extension will be organized in the year of an EMC congress.
Eligibility criteria, the procedure for requesting the status of EMS extension etc. are given on a separate page.
Below the EMS extensions for the coming years as well as those in previous years are listed.
5th Multinational Congress on Electron Microscopy
20 to 25 September 2001
Lecce – Italy