2020 SGMS Meeting is CANCELLED

Zurich, 12 August 2020

Dear members, dear sponsors and dear friends of Swiss Group for Mass Spectrometry,

"We were hoping for the best and left a window of opportunity open", this is how Yury described it fittingly when we were discussing the decision that we are now forced to take. It is with a heavy heart that I have to cancel the 38th SGMS meeting in 2020. The SGMS has had an annual meeting since 1983.

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we can not possibly organise the meeting as we would like to. As I have mentioned in the newsletter, the networking and social aspect of the SGMS meeting is an important aspect of the meeting and to the science that we do. The event would be unrecognisable if we would meet in Beatenberg this year. But most importantly, the health of the meeting participants, their loved ones and that of the general public is the first priority.

Many of you registered early and paid the fees already (thank you), you will receive a full refund. We will be in touch with you in due time.

Let's all be vigilant and take this situation seriously so that we can meet next year. I, for one, am already looking forward to that. 

Should you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to get in contact with me.

To end this communication on a positive note, Prof Dr Pablo Sinues from the University of Basel is the well-deserved recipient of the 2020 SGMS Award (read more here!) So please join me in congratulating Pablo and we look forward to hearing from him during the 38th SGMS meeting in 2021.

On behalf of the board, I wish you all the best of health. We will be in touch with all of you, the latest in the next Newsletter.

See you all in 2021.

With my warmest regards,

Swiss Group for Mass Spectrometry

The Swiss Group for Mass Spectrometry is a society that furthers interactions between scientists working in the various fields of mass spectrometry, doing basic research from gas phase ion chemistry to life sciences, in academia, industry and regulation. The SGMS was founded in 1982 (see history). Roughly two hundred individuals are listed as members. The SGMS also is an Associate Member Society of the Swiss Chemical Society (SCS).

SGMS membership is open to individual persons working in the field of mass spectrometry, and to active sponsoring members. For more details, please consult the statutes of the society.