COVID-19 Meeting Update

The effect of COVID-19 on event planning is a rapidly evolving situation. MSA and MAS Leadership are keeping up to date on state and local guidelines for large meetings and have determined that it is too early to make changes for August. The Microscopy & Microanalysis (M&M) community will be informed immediately if any changes or decisions are made that will affect M&M 2021, but as of today, all plans regarding M&M 2021 in August in Pittsburgh, PA are moving forward as scheduled. All pertinent COVID related guidelines and restrictions will be communicated to the M&M community as they are established and how they will be implemented for the 2021 meeting.

Due to the nature of COVID-19 and the ever-changing environment, we are aware we may have to quickly shift our focus to a virtual meeting next year. During the 2021 Call for Papers process, submitters will state their presentation preference (in-person or fully virtual), as well as complete a brief survey about your travel, professional, or personal restrictions to help MSA and MAS better understand the needs and situations of the community.

We are excited to begin focusing on M&M 2021 to be held in Pittsburgh, PA from August 1-5, 2021. Mark your calendar and Save the Date for the premier microscopy education and networking event of the year — Microscopy & Microanalysis 2021, August 1-5, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania!

Pittsburgh is a beautiful destination and the quintessential summer escape. Pittsburgh is described as a city inside a national park, with rolling topography, three rivers, mountains, hills and forests.

Pittsburgh is proud of what they have to offer, enjoy the local flavors at one of the numerous craft breweries, eat at one of the many award-winning restaurants, venture out and find some unique things to do and of course the Platinum LEED©-certified David L. Lawrence Convention Center, which will be housing a majority of the M&M 2021 events. Even more so, Pittsburgh is proud of the people you'll meet when you're there and the way the community comes together.

Don't miss out! In addition to 4 days of the world's largest Microscopy products and services commercial expo hall, M&M 2021 will have over 1200 platform and poster sessions, Pre-Meeting Congresses, Short Courses, and a variety of other workshops, sessions, tutorials, and networking events.

We look forward to seeing everyone again in person, and hope to make our comeback to in-person meetings one to remember!

Paper Submission Deadline Extended to Thursday, February 25!