On behalf of the International Federation of Societies for Microscopy (IFSM), it is my pleasure to
introduce the 20th International Microscopy Congress (IMC20), to be held in September 2022, in
the stunning Convention and Exhibition Centre in Busan.
IMC is the Olympics of microscopy; held every four years and attracting delegates from across the
globe. The program will include world-renowned plenary speakers alongside an extensive trade
exhibition where leading suppliers launch ground-breaking new instruments.
It is a particular pleasure to introduce the Korean Society of Microscopy (KSM) as the host for
IMC20 which will be held in Korea for the first time.
A tradition of IMC events has been a vibrant social calendar and delegates will have ample
opportunity to enjoy fabulous Korean food and to explore historical and cultural attractions in the
Busan area. I look forward to warmly welcoming you and your family to Korea in 2023.
Professor Angus Kirkland, University of Oxford, UK