19th International Microscopy Congress (IMC19)

Scientific Program

The Congress Organising Committee are currently working on the IMC19 Congress Program and are pleased to advise the Program at a Glance is now available for download.


Please note it is current as of 9 October 2017 and is subject to change.

Program Highlights & Streams


IMC19 represents a forum for sharing and contesting the latest ideas and technologies in the world of microscopy. The 2018 program will be truly transformational, featuring the world’s thought leaders and rising stars. 

The scientific program will include world-renowned plenary and invited speakers, young scientists showcasing their research, digital posters and Pre-Congress workshops. The program will encompass four main streams:

 Physical Sciences                                    Life Sciences

Instrumentation & Techniques                 Frontier Issues

Please click here to view the Program Streams in more detail.

Abstract Submissions

Submission of abstracts for consideration in the scientific Congress program is now open. The following presentation types are available for selection upon submission:

Oral Presentation:

  • Oral Presentation (15 minute presentation)

Poster Presentations: 

  • Mini Oral Presentation + Digital Poster (3 minute presentation)
  • Digital Poster Only (available to view on smartphones, tablets and interactive kiosks in the exhibition hall throughout the Congress, with scheduled 30 minute time slots alongside concurrent sessions for authors wishing to stand by their poster.)
  • Hardcopy Poster (available on display in exhibition hall, with changeover of posters each day)

Click here to view more information about the available poster options. 

Submissions will explore four main program streams – Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Instrumentation and Techniques and Frontier Issues.

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IFSM Young Scientists Assembly


The IFSM Young Scientists Assembly will take place on Saturday 8 September 2018. This program is open to PhD students and early career researchers who completed their Ph.D. within five years from the date of the Congress. Places are limited – applications are now open.

For more information visit the IFSM Young Scientists Assembly page here





Bursary applications are now open to Australian and New Zealand based members of the Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Society (AMMS). Bursaries will be offered to postgraduate students, junior technical staff, and early career researchers.

More information and details of how to apply are available on the AMMS web site here


Pre-Congress Workshops

Pre-Congress workshops are being planned at several universities within Sydney and surrounding areas. Workshops will encompass areas of:

  • Electron microscopy
  • Correlative microscopy
  • Optical microscopy
  • Atom probe microscopy
  • Sample preparation
  • Data visualisation and analysis

For more information visit the Workshop page here. 


Position Statement on Equity and Diversity at the 19th International Microscopy Congress (IMC19)

The 19th International Microscopy Congress Organising Committee, along with our invited speakers, sponsors and supporters are committed to improving equality, diversity and inclusion across our research and communities.  Therefore, we have endeavoured to build a program that will embrace different perspectives on the basis of professional experience, cultural background, disability, gender and sexual orientation or identity to ensure our delegates have the greatest opportunity for collaboration and innovation.


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Key Dates

1 November 2017 
Abstract Submissions Open
1 November 2017 
Registration Opens
1 February 2018 
Abstract Submission Deadline
10 May 2018 
Early Bird Registration Closes
10 May 2018 
Author Registration Deadline

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