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AIMS annual meeting (March 22, 2024) at Arizona State University

The Arizona Imaging and Microanalysis Society hosts an annual conference every spring. This annual meeting provides a forum for members to discuss research and exchange ideas, as well as an opportunity for learning about new techniques and concepts. We encourage anyone who works with microscopy to sign up as an AIMS member

Scientific Poster Session: Undergraduate or graduate students who use microscopy in their research are invited to submit an abstract and present a poster. The abstract submission deadline is March 8th. Prizes will be awarded for best poster using light or EM for both undergraduate and graduate/postdoc levels. Details and Poster Guidelines.

Image Contest: This year we are introducing our AIMS Image Contest. There will be two categories: Scientific and Artistic. For the Scientific category, images must adhere to the standard requirements for scientific publication. In the Artistic category, images must include a microscopy component but can also be creatively enhanced. Deadline for submission is March 8, 2024.  There will be a first and second place prize as well as a People’s Choice award given at the conference in both categories. Contest Rules and Information. Submission Form Link. Must be an Arizona resident to participate.

Image Analysis Workshop: On Thursday March 21, 2024, there will be an all day Image Analysis Workshop that will include a review about different analysis platforms such as Cell Profiler, Elements, ImageJ/FIGI, as well as information about the ethics of image editing. You must register to attend.

Date/time: March 22, 2024, from 8am to 6pm (conference schedule)
Location: ASU Sky Song, Building 3, Synergy I & II, Scottsdale, AZ
Conference registration: through the AIMS website