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SMSI Members and Friends,


Inter/Micro 2023

73rd Annual International Microscopy Conference

Tuesday, June 13 - Friday, June 16, 2023

at McCrone Research Institute, Chicago


Abstract Submission Deadline is April 1


McCrone Research Institute cordially invites you to give a presentation of your microscopy research at the Inter/Micro 2023 conference in Chicago. Join professional and amateur microscopists from around the world as they present new research on:


  • Chemical and forensic microscopy

  • Environmental and industrial microscopy

  • Techniques and instrumentation

The deadline for abstracts is April 1, 2023. Presentations

will be held June 13 - 14, 2023. Presenting authors will receive a

$50 discount when registering for the full meeting

(Tuesday and Wednesday presentations).

View abstract submission guidelines and register for the conference.

Exhibitor and Company Sponsors

The annual Inter/Micro conference attracts scientists who are leaders in forensic, environmental, and industrial light and electron microscopy. These professionals look to exhibitors and sponsors as a valuable source of information on equipment, techniques, and supplies. We welcome all who are interested in becoming an Inter/Micro 2023 exhibitor or company sponsor. Learn more and register

More great reasons to attend Inter/Micro this year:

  • Microscopy workshop

  • SMSI awards dinner

  • Photomicrography competition

  • Exhibitors

  • Silent auction ... and more!



Learn about the conference's history in 

Inter/Micro - The First 60 Years, and read past Inter/Micro program books.


We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!


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The Splendid Sands Calendar is available again this year. Photographs of the sand by Leo Kenny. Kate Clover, who gave a presentation on biogenic sand at Inter/Micro 2016, provided descriptions of the sand. The calendars can be purchased by contacting Kate Clover (  )$15, two for $25.

A perfect Holiday gift!


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McCrone Microscopy Training


Register today for McCrone Research Institute online and in-person courses. Select the date to read the full course description and register securely online.

McCrone 2022 – 2023 Online and In-Person Microscopy Courses


December 5 – 9: Applied Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM) (1201) / Forensic Microscopy (1204) IN-PERSON Closing soon


January 9 – 13: Indoor Air Quality: Fungal Spore Identification (1630V) ONLINE  Just added
January 11: Applied Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM) Basics 1-Day Refresher (1200V) ONLINE  Just added
January 18: Microscopical Identification of Asbestos 1-Day Refresher (1601V) ONLINE  Just added
January 25 – 26: Microscope Cleaning, Maintenance, and Adjustment (1301V) ONLINE  Just added




February 9 – 10: Mycological Laboratory Techniques for Environmental Samples (1660V) ONLINE  New course
February 13 – 17: Applied Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM) (1201) [same as Forensic Microscopy (1204) IN-PERSON  Just added
February 20 – 24: Asbestos Fiber Counting [NIOSH 582] (1616) IN-PERSON  Just added
February 20 – 24: Advanced Indoor Air Quality: Advanced Fungal Spore Identification (1635V) ONLINEJust added
February 27 – March 3: Microscopical Identification of Asbestos (1608A) IN-PERSON  Just added

MARCH 2023

March 6 – 10: Advanced Asbestos Identification (1608B) IN-PERSON  Just added
March 21 – 23: Sample Preparation and Manipulation for Microanalysis (1501V) ONLINE  Just added



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Support McCrone Research Institute

After 60 years of providing scientific and educational service, and for the first time in our organization’s history, we are asking for your help. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all McCrone's operations and programs have been temporarily reduced or suspended, and we have gone to an on-demand course schedule. Please make a gift to the McCrone Research Institute COVID-19 Preservation and Relief Fund to sustain the Institute for current and future generations of scientists.

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