AMS boasts 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.
The AMS will take part in the 2013 World Congress of Malacology to be held in the Azores from July 21-28, 2013. The official website for WCM may be found here where you can find detailed information regarding registration, symposia, travel, and WCM travel grants for students. Please note from the WCM webpage that early registration ends April 30th and that registration is required to obtain access to special SATA rates for flights to the Azores.
AMS will also award student travel grants on a competitive basis to student members in good standing with the society. Click here for information about how to apply for this and other awards from AMS.
AMS will sponsor one symposium on "Climate Change and Molluscan Ecophysiology." The Company of Biologists has also graciously provided additional support for this symposium. If you are interested in participating in this or any other symposium, please directly contact the corresponding symposium organizer listed on the WCM website.
See you in the Azores!
The AMS will take part in the 2014 The Meeting of the Americas to be held in Mexico City from June 23-27, 2014. Click here for more detailed information.
We will post more about symposia and other events as it becomes available.
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