28 Feb 2024

RMS set to deliver International Microscopy Congress (IMC) 21

'Olympics of Microscopy' coming to Liverpool in 2026

The RMS is proud to be taking on the role of Professional Congress Organiser (PCO) for the 21st International Microscopy Congress, taking place in Liverpool in 2026.

The Society will be providing full administrative support and organisational services for the event, which is overseen by the International Federation of Societies for Microscopy (IFSM) and has become known as the 'Olympics of Microscopy'.

Held every four years since 1954 and attracting hundreds of delegates from across the globe, the Congress features world-renowned plenary speakers alongside an extensive trade exhibition with leading companies launching groundbreaking new instruments.

As planning takes shape over the coming two years, the RMS will be working closely with the scientific organising committee, the University of Liverpool and other partners - including the event venue, ACC Liverpool.

RMS Chief Executive Sali Davis said: "This is wonderful news, and we are very honoured - and of course, excited - to be providing the organisational support for IMC21. The RMS has a wealth of experience in staging events for the global microscopy community, and we are really looking forward to working with all our partners as planning takes shape over the next couple of years. We can't wait to see you in Liverpool in 2026!"

The successful bid to hold IMC21 was made by the Scientific Programme Committee, the University of Liverpool, Liverpool City Region and the RMS.

Save the date:

The 21st International Microscopy Congress (IMC21) is set to take place in Liverpool, UK, from 28 August - 05 September 2026.