At the IMSC 2009 in Bremen, August 30, the joint bid of the Swiss Group for Mass Spectrometry (SGMS) together with the French Mass Spectrometry Society (SFSM) and the Division of Mass Spectrometry of the Italian Chemical Society (DSM) came out first against a very nice submission from the Irish and British MS Societies for Dublin, Ireland. The IMSF board also decided to change to a biennial format after the Kyoto meeting, so that the 20th IMSC will be held in 2014, August 24 – 29.
Geneva was selected as host city of the 20th IMSC, which will be taking place at the Centre International de Conférences Genève (CICG). The conference is supported by the Swiss Chemical Society. Academia, industry and three of our neigh-boring countries are represented on the scientific committee.