The IFSM Young Scientist Assembly gathers 50 young scientists that are selected based on their accomplishments and IMC20 abstract.
It is an exciting opportunity to : 
Meet Plenary Speakers of IMC20, in a thought-provoking round-table discussions with Q&A.
Discuss career planning and development with discipline leaders
Network with fellow future emerging leaders
Publish short paper in microscopy journals when the micrograph is selected in the image contest
The IFSM YSA starts with a dinner on Saturday, September 9th, 2023, followed by a full one-day meeting on Sunday, September 10th, 2023.
This program is open to all Ph.D. students and researchers in their early stage of careers who completed their Ph.D. within three years from the date of the Congress. Applicants select the ‘YSA’ option when they submit an abstract on the website, and they can submit their application on the template. Applicants must have at least one accepted abstract for the IMC20 Congress Program. 
Key Dates
IFSM YSA Application Submission
Now – April 15 2023
Abstract Acceptance Notice
1 June 2023
Author Early Registration Deadline
15 June 2023
IFSM YSA Notification
30 June 2023
How to submit
Create an account and log-in to our submission page on the official website.
Submit an abstract. Applications for IFSM YSA will not be accepted without an abstract submitted.
Complete the application attaching your
1) CV
2) Letter of recommendation of supervisor(s)
3) Abstract submitted, plus
4) An image for the image contest.
Please note there is no template for a letter of recommendation.
Benefit for successful applicants
Successful applicants will receive the following benefit for the IFSM Young Scientists Assembly and IMC20 Congress:
Attendance to the IFSM Young Scientists Assembly Dinner being held on Saturday 9th September
Attendance to the IFSM Young Scientists Assembly Meeting being held on Sunday 10th September
One (1) night’s accommodation (including breakfast and incidentals) on Saturday 9th September 2023
Bus transfers for the IFSM Young Scientists Assembly Dinner on Saturday.
Attendance to the IMC20 Congress Welcome Reception on Sunday 10.
The images from the 5 winners of the image contest can be published in the Microscopy journals (Microscopy Today / Applied Microscopy).
Template for Image Contest
(will be uploaded soon)