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Dear community,

We would like to remind you of the forthcoming Pre-Meeting Congress at the Microscopy & Microanalysis meeting in Baltimore, MD (USA):

X61 - “Standards and Reference Materials for Microanalysis”
Sunday, August 5, 2018 (8:30 to 5 PM; Baltimore, MD)


Get $50 discount by registering on or before June 25th! You do NOT need to be a FIGMAS member to register for this PMC. This Pre-Meeting Congress will consist of the following three topics and their respective invited speakers:

PART 1 - Standard-based and standardless best practices
Nicholas Ritchie (NIST)
Philippe Pinard (Oxford Instruments)
Steve Seddio (Thermo Scientific)
PART 2 - Standard maintenance and availability
Cathy Johnson (Mager Scientific)
Tim Rose (Smithsonian Institution - National Museum for Natural History)
Gene Rodek (SPI)
PART 3 - Sourcing and creating future standard materials
Steve Wilson (USGS)
William Nachlas (Syracuse University)

Download a flyer for details (available at https://figmas.org/PDF/FIGMAS_PMC_M&M18_flyer.pdf).

Many thanks to our sponsors!
- JEOL USA, Inc.
- International Association of Geoanalysts Ltd
- Structure Probe, Inc. (SPI Supplies)
- Oxford Instruments, plc.
- Probe Software, Inc.

Looking forward to seeing you in Baltimore!

Julien M. Allaz (leader)
Anette von der Handt (leader-elect)
Owen K. Neill (secretary-treasurer)
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