IMCS Special Events

Opening Ceremony

Sunday, May 30, 1100-1130h EDT
Sunday, May 30, 1700-1730h CEST
Monday, May 31, 0000-0030 JST 

Join us as we kick off the first ever digital IMCS meeting! Meet the co-chairs, hear all about the special events and live sessions, and learn how to make the most of all the content and networking opportunities offered in the online program.


Plenary Talks

You won’t want to miss these daily plenary talks from the world’s foremost researchers in chemical sensor technology!

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Jong-Heun Lee, “Rational Design of Oxide Chemiresistors for Next-Generation Gas Sensors and Artificial Olfaction

Sunday, May 30, 2000-2100h EDT
Monday, May 31, 0200-0300h CEST
Monday, May 31, 0900-1000h JST

Elizabeth Hall, “From Gene to Device: The Route to Diagnostics in Low Resource Countries

Monday, May 31, 1100-1200h EDT
Monday, May 31, 1700-1800h CEST
Tuesday, June 1, 0000-0100h JST

Joseph Wang, “Wearable Sensors for Monitoring Chemical Markers: Beyond Steps and Vitals

Tuesday, June 1, 1100-1200h EDT
Tuesday, June 1, 1700-1800h CEST
Wednesday, June 2, 0000-0100h JST

Mark Meyerhoff, “Electrochemical/Optical Sensors in Medicine: Meeting Needs for the 21st Century

Wednesday, June 2, 1100-1200h EDT
Wednesday, June 2, 1700-1800h CEST
Thursday, June 3, 0000-0100h JST


Live Topical Sessions

Twice Daily, Sunday through Thursday

0900-1100h EDT / 1500-1700h CEST / 2200-0000h JST
1800-2000h EDT / 0000-0200h +1 CEST / 0700-0900h +1 JST

Join us twice every day as the various IMCS symposia hold video breakout sessions featuring live presentations, question and answer opportunities, topical discussions, and more.

Check the online program for individual session details.


Live Poster Sessions

Showcasing the work of poster authors from various regions of the world, these sessions feature lightning presentations on the latest global research.

Posters from Europe and Africa

Sunday, May 30, 1200-1300h EDT
Sunday, May 30, 1800-1900h CEST
Monday, May 31, 0100-0200h JST

Posters from Asia and Oceania

Monday, May 31, 2000-2100h EDT
Tuesday, June 1, 0200-0300h CEST
Tuesday, June 1, 0900-1000h JST

Posters from the Americas

Thursday, June 3, 1200-1300h EDT
Thursday, June 3, 1800-1900h
Friday, June 4, 0100-0200h JST


Sponsors and Funders Forum

Monday, May 31, 1200-1400h EDT
Monday, May 31, 1800-2000h CEST
Tuesday, June 1, 0100-0300h JST 

Invited presenters from funding organizations and government agencies provide their perspective on current programs and strategies for securing funding and sustaining research activities on chemical and biosensors at universities and other institutions.

Guests include speakers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

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Industry Round Table

Tuesday, June 1, 1200-1300h EDT
Tuesday, June 1, 1800-1900h CEST
Wednesday, June 2, 0100-0200h JST 

Sensors is a dynamic and constantly evolving field and one of the easiest to translate to real world applications, with many commercialization and entrepreneurship opportunities. This event features a range of sensor companies participating in a roundtable discussion regarding key steps and barriers for commercializing chemical and biosensors.


Networking for Young Professionals

Wednesday, June 2, 1200-1330h EDT
Wednesday, June 2, 1800-1930h CEST
Thursday, June 3, 0100-0230h JST 

Young professionals have a chance to meet session chairs, conference organizers, invited speakers, and industry leaders in an informal setting to help build their network, establish collaborations, brainstorm new ideas, or find mentors.


Closing Ceremony

Thursday, June 3, 2000-2030h EDT
Friday, June 4, 0200-0230h CEST
Friday, June 4, 0900-0930h JST

Help close out the week as we celebrate the winners of the student presentation awards, revisit the meeting highlights, and look forward to future breakthroughs in chemical sensor technology!