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68th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics

May 31 - June 4, 2020 |  Short Courses May 30 - 31
George R. Brown Convention Center  |  Houston, Texas

Richardson-01Susan Richardson, University of South Carolina
Vice-President for Programs

Join us in Houston, TX for the annual conference. Learn about the incredible speakers lined up for plenary lectures and tutorials.

We know you will discover the George R. Brown Convention Center to be an ideal location for the meeting. All session rooms on a single level (and it's not too long!) with posters and exhibits easily accessible below on the ground level. There are two large hotels connected to the center and the relaxing Discovery Green directly in front of the building. There's even shade should the weather be hot.

If your company is interested in participating as a Corporate Member/Exhibitor the sign-up forms for 2020 are now available here.

Also, be sure to check out our short courses for 2020. You will find three new courses added to the line-up on one-day short courses on the following topics: Getting Started with R, Lipidomics, and Top-Down MS. 

Important Dates for ASMS 2020

November 30
Awards Deadline (Distinguished Contribution, Biemann Medal, MS Scientist, all Research Awards, and Postdoctoral Career Development)

Abstract submission opens

January 2
Housing opens
Conference and Short Course Registration open


January 15
Student Travel Awards deadline

February 3
Abstract submission deadline

Abstract notices sent from

April 15
Final program published via online planner

April 30
Advance Registration deadline for Conference and Short Courses

68th ASMS Houston


Follow-up from ASMS 2019 Atlanta

Conference Proceedings Now Online

Go to Conference Proceedings page. If you are one of the 584 poster authors that did NOT upload an extended abstract or poster file for the proceedings, please send your PDF to info [at] asms [dot] org as soon as possible.

Webcasts of Orals

Accessible to registered conference attendees through September 30. You will sign in at the webcast micro-site to gain access using your ASMS credentials:

Conference Program

The printed program PDF is now located on the Past Conferences page.

T-shirts, Pins

There are limited conference t-shirts available for purchase (5 Adult Small and 5Adult XL), if you are interested complete and submit this order form.

If you missed picking up an Atlanta peach pin or San Diego palm tree pin, let us know at info [at] asms [dot] org and we will mail one to you.

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 are permitted in the poster hall, and parents/caregivers are asked to keep in mind safety and well-being of children and conference attendees, taking care to avoid crowded spaces.  Strollers are prohibited in the 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.