AMS has one of the largest annual meetings of professional, student and amateur malacologists in the world. The fundamental purpose of these meetings is to promote scientific co-operation and friendship, enabling people interested in malacology to exchange ideas and techniques, and to discuss recent advances in research in formal and informal settings. Annual meetings feature: symposia of international scope, contributed paper and poster sessions, exhibits, fieldtrips, workshops on the techniques of specimen collection, preservation, identification, conservation, and molluscan systematics. Past symposia topics have included: ontogeny and phylogeny, molluscan genetics, extinction, neurophysiology, life history, shell microstructure; as well as, functional morphology, biology, behavior, systematics, and commercial importance of cephalopods, bivalves, chitons, and gastropods.
AMS 2018: June 19-23, Honolulu, Hawaii
The 84th meeting of the American Malacological Society and the 51st annual meeting of the Western Society of Malacologists will be hosted by the Bishop Museum in Honolulu. Information about the meeting may be found on the conference website.
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Information for potential vendors at AMS Annual meetings:
Vendors need to request permission for sales at our annual meeting well in advance of the meeting. Inquiries should be directed to the meeting organizer(s) at least 9 months prior to the event.| Past meetings |