Microscopy and Microanalysis (M&M) Meeting Updates

Join us in Portland, Oregon, July 31-August 4!

Don't miss out on the premier microscopy education and networking event of the year - Microscopy & Microanalysis 2022 in Portland, Oregon, July 31-August 4!

Portland provides an ideal summer backdrop for what promises to be another stellar M&M meeting! The Pacific Northwest region is a vacationer's dream, with numerous activities for outdoor enthusiasts and urban adventurers alike. Tax-free shopping; countless local breweries, distilleries, and wineries; legendary Portland food carts and hundreds of restaurants with cuisine from all over the world; unparalleled hiking, camping, boating and sightseeing in the Cascade and Olympic National Parks, the picturesque Oregon Coast, and the stunning Columbia River Gorge.

Don't miss out! Save the Date and plan to attend Microscopy & Microanalysis 2022 with over 1200 platform and poster sessions, workshops, tutorials, and networking events, in addition to four days of the world's largest Microscopy products and services commercial expo hall in the world.

Health Safety Update as of April 8, 2022

MSA & MAS continue to monitor official Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 safety protocols working closely with our partners at the Oregon Convention Center, the city of Portland and Multnomah County, and the state of Oregon. Guidelines are changing constantly across the United States and we are working to create the safest environment possible for this event. Participant well-being is our first priority. Here’s what we’re doing to protect your health and peace of mind so you can focus on getting the most from this event.

  • Vaccine Verification: All registered, in-person attendees must provide proof of full vaccination status. No exceptions. Any individual attending M&M 2022 – including all attendees, exhibitors, staff and service partners – will be verified as fully vaccinated.
  • Masks Required: Masks will be required within the event space, hotels and all special function venues in accordance with the City of Portland mask requirement.
    • Speakers will be permitted to remove their masks when actively giving their presentations, if they wish.
    • Attendees will be permitted to remove their masks briefly while actively eating or drinking at official M&M 2022 functions.

Before You Leave Home

M&M encourages all registrants, exhibitors, staff and service partners to:

  • Carry proper proof of vaccination documentation with you at all times.
  • Get your COVID-19 booster shot.
  • Stay home if you are feeling sick.
  • Test for COVID-19 before leaving for the event.

Access to Live Conference and Exhibition

M&M will adhere to venue meeting procedures and guidelines and will follow strict CDC guidance for meetings and events while allowing guests to come together safely.

M&M will require proof of full vaccination to enter this event. There are no exceptions. Any individual attending the M&M 2022 in-person events including: registered attendees, guests, exhibitors and M&M staff, OCC staff, and service partners must be fully vaccinated in order to gain access to this event.

  • Proof of Vaccination: Your proof of vaccination must include the type of vaccination provided and the date that the last dose was administered. A digital photo of a CDC-issued vaccination card stored on a phone or electronic device, or a printed photo of a CDC-issued vaccination card are acceptable in addition to the original card or record.

  • Defining Fully Vaccinated: A person is considered fully vaccinated 14-days after their final dose of a two-dose vaccine series, such as the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines or any World Health Organization approved vaccine.

    World Health Organization-approved vaccine for international participants listed below.

    • Moderna
    • Johnson & Johnson / Janssen
    • Pfizer/BioNTech
    • Oxford/AstraZeneca
    • Sinopharm
    • Covovax
    • Novavax
    • CoronaVac
    • Covaxin
    • Covishield

No Vaccine Exemptions:
If an attendee, exhibitor, or M&M staff member does not meet the vaccine requirements outlined on this page, they are NOT considered fully vaccinated and will not be permitted to attend M&M 2022 in-person.

Masking Requirements

M&M will continue to monitor local, state and CDC guidelines. At this time, masks will be required while in the official event space. A tight-fitting mask is recommended.

Masks are required indoors in the by the Oregon Convention Center, in alignment with the City of Portland guidelines. M&M attendees will be required to wear masks as follows:

  • On the exhibition floor, including in booths and during set-up and dismantle.
  • In conference sessions and short courses.
  • At networking events – even those that include food and drink.

Note that those individuals presenting at this event, may remove their mask during their scheduled presentation.

CDC, State and Local Guidelines

All participants are expected to follow local and facility guidelines as well as travel safety guidelines when using ground and air transportation enroute to the event.

Travel Guidelines

M&M recommends all attendees, exhibitors and MSA & MAS staff comply with travel guidelines issued by the CDC when traveling to Portland, OR USA. In addition, all individuals should think carefully about any risk they may pose to others and make informed choices about travel as well as onsite and external engagement.

Patience, Please

As has been the case this past 18 months, the situation is changing constantly, and guidelines are fluid. M&M reserves the right to change these guidelines at any time and to deny entry to this event to any participant not in compliance with these guidelines. Please be patient with event organizers, facility partners, and your fellow event participants, and please operate with kindness and understanding.

M&M will continue to evaluate what is best for event participants to ensure we meet safely and that every attendee and member of the staff and service communities are comfortable.

Additional questions can be directed to M&M Meetings Director.

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