COVID19 Update: The MSC 2020 symposium is currently maintained. We are closely watching the evolution of the SARS-COV-2 virus and we will inform you of any development concerning the MSC 2020 symposium. Please note that your registration fees to the MSC 2020 symposium will be FULLY reimbursed in case of a cancellation due to the SARS-COV-2 virus


The 2020 MSC·SMC Symposium will be held between June 1st and 5th in Sherbrooke, Québec. 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 150 participants from across Canada and the US
  • Canada Microscopy event of the year
  • Opportunity to meet 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


  • Mar 20, 2020: Final deadline for abstract submission Early bird registration begins
  • Apr 3, 2020: DRAFT technical program published
  • Apr 19, 2020: Last day for special MSC discount for hotel reservation
  • May 1, 2020: FINAL Technical program online published
  • Jun 1-5, 2020: MSC conference



Plenary Speakers  


Teng-Leong Chew, Advanced Imaging Center at Janelia Research Campus
Maximilian Haider, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
John Spence, Arizona State University)



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  
Michel Grandbois, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada  
Marie-Ève Tremblay, Université Laval, Canada  
Physical and Material Sciences  
Guo-zhen Zhu, University of Manitoba, Canada  
Maureen Lagos, McMaster University, Canada  
Patricia Kooyman, University of Cape Town, South Africa  
Mike Phaneuf, FIBICS, Canada  
Xiao-Ying Yu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA  
Miguel A. G. Aranda, Universidad de Malaga, Spain  




Submit your abstracts today to be considered for the poster session and talks in different scientific sessions. The poster session will be held on June,2nd and 3rd, and oral presentation slots have been reserved for talks from trainees and other researchers in each of the scientific session. The deadline to submit abstracts will be March 20, 2020. 



Practical workshops will be held on June 1st, 2020 and on Friday 5th, 2020. More information available in the Workshop area of the website. 



June 1-5 2020

Centre Culturel de l'Université de Sherbrooke
Centre Culturel 2500 Boulevard de l'Université
Sherbrooke, Québec
Canada, J1K 0A5

Oral Presentation
February 20, 2020 09:00 EST to April 24, 2020 23:45 EDT
February 12, 2020 00:00 EST to May 9, 2020 23:45 EDT
Contact organizers