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66th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics

June 3-7, 2018
Short Courses June 2-3
San Diego Convention Center  |  San Diego, CA

The conference program is coordinated by Richard A. Yost (VP Programs), University of Florida. The schedule begins on Sunday, June 3 with tutorial lectures at 5:00 pm and the opening session and plenary lecture at 6:45 pm followed by a Welcome Reception in the poster/exhibit hall. The program concludes on Thursday, June 7 with a plenary lecture followed by a Closing Event aboard the USS Midway (ticket required).


(1) FB - Abstract Notification Have Been Sent!
Abstract notifications were sent on March 2, 2018. Please check your Inbox for a message from Cancellations, withdrawals, or presenting author changes are due by March 12. After March 12 the final program will be fixed as we prepare the document for Springer to publish/print as a JASMS Supplement. If you need to cancel, withdraw, or make a presenting author change, please send message to Be sure to include the abstract ID number as well as complete details on any author change (including author email address). Remember that there is a one presentation (poster or oral) per person. If you designate a new presenter, please make sure the new presenter is not already presenting another poster or oral.

Quick Links to Important Conference Items

  • Housing bureau Hotel reservations in the ASMS room block (various hotels in San Diego)
  • Poster printing service available at FedEx Office inside the San Diego Convention Center. Scroll to bottom of Presenter Guidelines page for details.

Conference Regulations (Policies)

Please review these policies which are intended to assure the comfort and privacy of all conference participants. 

Name badge is required for all conference sessions, including the Poster/Exhibit Hall (Career Center), and off site events (hospitality suites).

No smoking is permitted in the convention center.

All devices must be silenced and screens darkened in oral sessions.

No photography or recording is allowed in oral sessions or in the poster/exhibit Hall.

Parents. Planned conference sessions and hospitality suites may not be appropriate for children. Please respect the interests of your colleagues by allowing them to attend activities without disruption and without concern for the safety of children. Strollers, child backpack carriers or similar devices for child transport are prohibited in the Poster/Exhibit Hall and hospitality suites.

Material presented or displayed at the ASMS Conference, including but not limited to orals, posters, workshops, exhibit booths and hospitality suites, isthe intellectual property of the presenter and may not be recorded, photographed, quoted, disseminated or transmitted by summary in any form without express written authority of the author.

The placement of advertising in the meeting area is prohibited. There are poster boards and tables in the Poster/Exhibit Hall for approved announcements.

Hardware, accessories or any items for sale may be displayed only in corporate exhibit booths and hospitality suites.

Designated publisher tables in the conference registration area are for the display of books and journals and must be reserved in advance.

There are tables in the registration area for authors who wish to display their books. Authors may use a table to promote their books, sign copies, and speak with members. Table space must be reserved at conference registration.

No organized activities (even off-site) other than those approved by ASMS are allowed during the conference week (5:00 pm on Sunday through 6:00 pm on Thursday).

Corporate hospitality suites may be used during the daytime hours of 8:00 am – 8:00 pm for one-on-one and small group meetings (no more than 25 persons per organization) by appointment only (no walk-ins). No music, programs, seminars, or refreshments may be included in these private, business meetings.

Corporate or institutional logos on slides or posters may appear only one time in the presentation.