Registration is now Open


Check this video detailing the guidelines to prepare your presentation



This event is Free thanks to the support of our Partners! Make sure you visit their virtual booth and interact with them during the conference! 


Given the extraordinary situation created with the spread of COVID-19 throughout the world and the global measures being taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the MSC 2020 Conference, originally scheduled on June 2-5, 2020 in Sherbrooke wil now take place online! We are looking forward to your participation... oh and thanks to our partners and sponsors it is a free event if you are a member of the MSC-SMC. 



The 2020 MSC·SMC Symposium will be held between June 2nd and 5th online. The goals of the MSC-SMC Symposium are to bring together junior and senior researchers working in the field of imaging in Canada and abroad, to develop a strong network between imaging researchers in Canada, and to learn about exciting new research.


  • Expecting over 300 participants from across Canada and the US
  • Canada Microscopy event of the year
  • Opportunity to meet online decision makers like principle investigators and core facility directors
  • Impact the next generation as we expect 40% of the audience to be students and trainees



Important dates


  • May 11, 2020: Final deadline for abstract submission 
  • May 22, 2020: Final deadline to submit your presentations
  • June 1, 2020: Final day to register to the conference
  • Jun 2-5, 2020: MSC conference



Registration details


If you are not a member of the Microsocpical Society of Canada, simply follow this link  and become a member before you register to the conference! By becoming a member you will benefit from:

  1. Free online events
  2. Reduced registration fees for the physical Annual Meeting of the MSC-SMC.
  3. As a Principal investigator, all your students become member of the MSC for FREE as long as you are a regular member... and they also benefit from reduced registration fees! Isn't that great?!
  4. Opportunities to request Travel Fellowships to the Canadian Society for the Development of Microscopy. These fellowships may be used to attend the Annual Meeting of the MSC-SMC or any other scientific conference in the area of research of the graduate student or PDF.


Fees to become a member of the MSC

Ordinary Member 1 year $40
Student Member (if supervisor is member of the MSC) Free
Student Member (independent membership) $15




Your Contribution


Submit your abstracts today to be considered for the poster and flash talk sessions. These sessions will be held online on June 2nd and 3rd. The deadline to submit your 3-line abstracts is May 11, 2020



Plenary Speakers  


John Spence, Arizona State University  
Michel Grandbois, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
Maximilian Haider, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology  



Confirmed Keynote Speakers


Biological Sciences  
Sriram Subramaniam, University of British Columbia, Canada  
Klaus Hahn, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, USA  
Claire Brown, McGill University, Canada  
Emmanuelle Bayer, CNRS- Université Bordeaux, France  
Marie-Ève Tremblay, Université Laval, Canada  
Florence Gazeau, Université Paris Diderot, France  
Alice Balfourier, Université Paris Diderot, France  
Anne Carpenter, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, USA  
Physical and Material Sciences  
Guo-Zhen Zhu, University of Manitoba, Canada  
Maureen Lagos, McMaster University, Canada  
Jakob SpiegelbergVolkswagen Group Innovation, data driven functions  
Patricia Kooyman, University of Cape Town, South Africa  
Fabien Georget, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland  
Xiao-Ying Yu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA  
Miguel A. G. Aranda, Universidad de Malaga, Spain  




Online workshops will be held on June 4th, 2020 and on Friday 5th, 2020. More information available on the Workshops page. 

Tip: For practical reasons, and to get the most out of the workshops, we highly encourage you to set up your computer with an extra screen








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June 2-5 2020

Online Meeting

Power Point Presentation Format
February 20, 2020 09:00 EST to May 19, 2020 23:45 EDT
Poster format
February 12, 2020 00:00 EST to May 19, 2020 23:45 EDT
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