For Authors & Presenters

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For Submitting Authors

For Platform Presenters

  1. Computers are NOT provided for your presentation. You must bring or arrange for your own computer for your presentation. Both Mac and PC formats are supported.
  2. The default ratio for projectors at M&M 2018 is 16:9 (high definition). Please plan your slides accordingly. A 4:3 ratio will work; however, there will be black vertical bars on either side of your projected image.
  3. Both HDMI and VGA cables will be provided. We recommend HDMI for HD projectors.
  4. If you don't have a computer to bring, ask your symposium organizer or session chair if you can use another presenter's machine.
  5. If you bring a computer, please make sure that you have administrative access and know the password.
  6. If possible, we suggest bringing your presentation on a flash drive and/or storing it online so that you have access to it in case your computer has technical problems.
  7. Please note - morning symposia will begin at 8:30 am and 10:30 am, and afternoon symposia will begin at 1:30 pm and (Thursday only) 3:30 pm.
  8. If you wish to preview your presentation, a Speaker Ready Room will be available in the Baltimore Convention Center.

For Poster Presenters

Posterboards at the M&M
meeting look like this.


MSA does not permit any type of recording (photography, video, audio, etc.) of lectures, posters, tutorials, workshops and commercial exhibits at the Microscopy & Microanalysis meeting without prior permission of MSA or the individuals concerned.

Papers vs. Abstracts

The published proceedings for the M&M meeting are 2-page scientific papers (required of all presenters) which are reviewed for content, format and appropriateness. These are able to be referenced, and are published by Cambridge University Press under the meeting's moniker.

This is in marked contrast to other meetings that distribute ABSTRACTS (and only to attendees), the results of which are never heard from again. Key scientific "firsts" are routinely reported in the M&M Proceedings. We highlight new and innovative as well as informational/tutorial/help work. You will be able to find electronic copies of our papers online using the standard publisher DOI; referencing system and requests are routinely found for copies of our short papers. This compendium of work and material with full access is not duplicated anywhere else in the world, and that is why the M&M Annual Meeting is so popular, and why its standards exceed all others.

If there are presentations that need to be cited in published work, MSA releases the copyright (free) for publication of images used in the meeting's Proceedings papers with no problems. The Proceedings papers are published on digital media, online on the Microscopy and Microanalysis (Cambridge University Press) homepage as Supplement 3 to the MAM Journal, and as a hardbound Print-on-Demand option. Most Proceedings papers are on the Web of Science. Medlines usually does not reference the Proceedings papers.


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