International Federation of Societies for Microscopy
Fédération internationale des sociétés de microscopie électronique
AbbreviationIFSM
FormationOctober 1951; 70 years ago (1951-10)[1][2]
TypeINGO
Location
  • Illinois, USA
Membership
37 national members and 9 associate members[3]
Official languages
English, French, Spanish, German
President
Angus Kirkland
Vice President
Kazuo Furuya
Websiteifsm.info
Formerly called
Joint Commission for Electron Microscopy[1][3]
International Federation of Electron Microscope Societies[2]
International Federation of Societies for Electron Microscopy[2]

The International Federation of Societies for Microscopy (French: Fédération internationale des sociétés de microscopie électronique; Spanish: Federación Internacional de Sociedades de Microscopia Electrónica; German: Internationaler Verband der Gesellschaften für Elektronenmikroskopie)[1] is an international non-governmental organization representing microscopy. It currently has 37 national members and 9 associate members, which are split into three regional committees, the Committee for Asia-Pacific Societies of Microscopy, the European Microscopy Society and the Interamerica Committee for Societies for EM.[3]

History

The IFSM was created in October 1951 by the International Council for Science (ICSU) as the Joint Commission for Electron Microscopy.[1][2][3] In July 1955, it became an independent federation following the meeting of national societies representing electron microscopy from the nations of Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, the Netherlands, Scandinavia (Denmark, Sweden and Norway), Switzerland and the United States, forming the International Federation of Electron Microscope Societies, with the view of furthering international co-operation between microscopists.[1][2][3]

In 1958, the federation changed its name to the International Federation of Societies for Electron Microscopy following the joining of national societies representing Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Italy and Spain. In 1976 it joined the International Council for Science.[3] In 2002, the word "Electron" was dropped creating the current name International Federation of Societies for Microscopy.[2][5]

Presidents

Membership

European Microscopy Society

Main article: European Microscopy Society

Listed below are the bodies which are members of the European Microscopy Society. All those listed have reciprocal membership agreements.[13] It has 28 member countries.[14]

National bodies

Other societies

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "International Federation of Societies for Microscopy - Yearbook Profile". Union of International Associations. 22 October 2016. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Hawkes, Peter W (1 June 2015). "3.1". Advances in Imaging and Electron Physics, Volume 190 (First ed.). Academic Press. pp. 144–145. ISBN 9780128023808. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Members - International Federation of Societies for Microscopy". International Council for Science. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  4. ^ "About". International Federation of Societies for Microscopy. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Mulvey, Tom; Kazan, Benjamin; Hawkes, Peter W; Cosslett, Vernon Ellis (article author) (3 July 1996). "1" (PDF). Early History of the International Federation of Societies for Microscopy (from The Growth of Electron Microscopy, Volume 96) (2012 ed.). San Diego: Academic Press. pp. 3–35. ISBN 9780120147380. Retrieved 19 May 2017. ((cite book)): |first4= has generic name (help)
  6. ^ a b c "History". International Federation of Societies for Microscopy. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  7. ^ Mulvey, Tom; Kazan, Benjamin; Hawkes, Peter W (3 July 1996). "2.11.4". The Growth of Electron Microscopy, Volume 96 (1st ed.). San Diego: Academic Press. pp. 315–316. ISBN 9780120147380. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  8. ^ Hirsch, Sir Peter (December 2015). "David John Hugh Cockayne. 19 March 1942 — 22 December 2010". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 61: 53–79. doi:10.1098/rsbm.2014.0025.
  9. ^ a b Janousek, Karel. "IMC 2014". International Microscopy Congress. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  10. ^ "Executive Committee". International Federation of Societies for Microscopy. Archived from the original on 9 March 2012. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  11. ^ a b "Executive". International Federation of Societies for Microscopy. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  12. ^ "International Federation of Societies for Microscopy (IFSM) - Committee". www.apmc11.org. Archived from the original on 28 August 2016. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  13. ^ "National and regional societies". European Microscopy Society. Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  14. ^ "European Microscopy Society - Yearbook Profile". Union of International Associations. Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  15. ^ a b Physics, Institute of. "Electron Microscopy and Analysis Group". Institute of Physics. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  16. ^ Paavolainen, Lassi. "About the Society". Nordic Microscopy Society. Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  17. ^ "Membership Benefits". Royal Microscopical Society. Retrieved 15 May 2017.