Montreal ECS & IMCS Meeting Announcement

In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the 237th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society (ECS) in Montreal, Canada from May 10-14, 2020 has been cancelled.

The 18th International Meeting on Chemical Sensors will be rescheduled to a later date yet to be determined.

Please take a moment to review the very important information below. Further updates will be provided as more information becomes available:


Anyone who has registered for the 237th ECS or 18th IMCS meetings will automatically be given a 100% refund. Please be aware that it may take up to 30 days or more for this credit to be processed. Contact if you have any questions or concerns.


All of the ECS partner hotels in Montreal (Embassy Suites, Holiday Inn, InterContinental, Le Westin, and Hotel Dauphin) have agreed to refund any hotel reservations made through the official ECS/IMCS reservation links.

  • For the InterContinental and Le Westin, you will be receiving a cancellation confirmation email directly from the hotel.
  • For the Embassy Suites, Holiday Inn, and Hotel Dauphin, anyone who would like to cancel their hotel reservation will need to contact the individual hotel to arrange for this directly.

If you made your reservation outside of the ECS/IMCS links, contact the hotel directly to inquire about a possible refund. Please contact if you have any questions or concerns.


Unfortunately, ECS has no arrangement with individual airlines or control over their refund policies. Please check with your respective carrier for their specific refund policy.


As follow up to their publication in the online meeting program, all ECS and IMCS abstracts will be published as planned in the ECS Digital Library. If for some reason, you would not like your abstract published in the archival record, please contact before Friday, April 3.


All six issues of ECS Transactions in production will be published as planned no later than May 1, 2020. If you have pre-ordered an issue in production, ECS staff will be in contact with you regarding the distribution of your content ordered. Once published, all issues will be made available for PDF full-issue purchase from the ECS Online Store or individual article download from the ECS Digital Library on IOPscience.

In addition to issues in production, the Society will now publish a special issue of selected proceedings from the 237th ECS Meeting as an alternative option for authors to share research related to their planned technical presentation. More information can be found here. Please contact for questions or concerns.

JES Focus Issue on IMCS 2020

In working with the organizers from IMCS, ECS will continue to publish the JES Focus Issue on IMCS 2020 as planned. Volume one of this focus issue will be a collection of papers accepted to the International Meeting on Chemical Sensors (IMCS). Volume two of this focus issue will open for papers in 2021 when the meeting takes place. Volume one of this focus issue begins accepting papers May 4, 2020. To learn more, view topics covered, or submit to the focus issue, visit the call for papers.


All sponsors and exhibitors of the 237th ECS or 18th IMCS Meetings will be given a 100% refund upon request. Exhibitors and sponsors may also transfer their sponsorship fees to participate in PRiME 2020. ECS will not be able to transfer any exhibit or sponsors fees for meetings after PRiME 2020. Please contact if you have any questions or concerns.