Joao-Paulo Kitajima kitajima at isis.imag.fr
Fri Apr 14 14:12:04 EST 1995

3rd Interamerican Congress on Electron Microscopy and
XV Meeting of the Brazilian Society of Electron Microscopy

Caxambu, MG - Brazil
September 2-6, 1995

Second announcement and Call for Papers

General Information
The 3rd Interamerican Congress on Electron Microscopy (IACEM) will be held
jointly with the XV Meeting of the Brazilian Society of Electron Microscopy
(BSEM), at Hotel Gloria in Caxambu, Brazil, September 2nd to September 6th,
1995. The program will cover all aspects of fundamentals and applications of
Electron Microscopy techniques in the fields of Biological Science and
Materials Science. Invited talks and workshops will highlight current topics in
both fields. Contributed papers on actively significant and unpublished results
will be selected for poster and oral presentations (in material sciences) in
symposia to be organized upon abstracts acceptance.

Official languages are Portuguese, English and Spanish.

Invited Speakers
R. Albrecht (USA) - Correlative HRM
M. Burgos (Argentina) - EM History in Latin America
M. G. Burke (USA) - Defect Analysis in Super Alloys
R. Dallai (Italy) - Insect Sperm Ultrastructure
M. Ellisman (USA) - 3-D Reconstruction
M. A. Goldstein (USA) - 3-D Reconstruction of Proteins
N. Hirokawa (Japan) - Cytochemistry
G. L'Esperance (Canada) - Quantitative AEM
Y. Ishida (Japan) - HREM Interfaces
B. Jouffrey (France) - EELS Spectroscopy
W. Massover (USA) - Protein Molecules
A. Maunsback (Denmark) - EM of Kidney Epithelium
M. McCartney (USA) - Electron Holography
M. Muller (Switzerland) - Cryo Techniques
S. Miyazawa (Japan) - Japan's Biomedical State of the Art
A. B. Noguera (Venezuela) - Immunolabeling
A. Ourzmad (USA) - STM, HREM, Semi-conductors
R. Padron (Venezuela) - Thick Filaments Structure
F. Ponce (USA) - Atomic Arrangements, GaN Epitaxy
C. Rieder (USA) - Mitosis Mechanism
R. Sinclair (USA) - Magnetic Materials, "In Situ" HREM
R. Singer (USA) - "In Situ" Hybridization
J. Slot (Netherlands) - Cryomethods
D. Williams (USA) - Analytical Electron Microscopy
K. Zierold (Germany) - Cryo-Ultramicrotomy

Dr. P. Allani and Dr. S. Kurland (Gatan, Inc.) will conduct a 2-day workshop on
Specimen Preparation for Hard Materials. Other workshops programmed are still
to be confirmed.

Registration Information
The registration fees are:      until June, 20th          after June, 20th

BSEM and IFSEM Members
Professional                    US$ 50.00                 US$ 70.00
Student                         US$ 25.00                 US$ 35.00

Professional                    US$ 100.00                US$ 120.00
Student                         US$ 35.00                 US$ 45.00

The registration fee includes a copy of the book of abstracts and participation
in a Welcome Reception.

Call for Abstracts
Please submit Abstracts according to the following:

1. The title is centered and in upper case letters
2. The name of the authors and their affiliations are centered and typed in
upper and lower case letters. Include the full address of the authors to be
3. Abstracts must be submitted in camera-ready form within 17x23 cm page 
   Text: 17cm wide x 12cm long, single column
   Illustrations: 17cm wide x 10cm long

Important: a person may figure as the senior author in only one abstract.
Senior authors or one of the co-authors must register.

4. Use a laser or laser quality printer
5. Abstracts may be submitted in Portuguese, English or Spanish
6. Send the original with one copy and the completed registration form to the
Organizing Committee
7. Please do not send abstracts by fax or e-mail
8. Abstracts will be selected by an editorial committee and a notification of
acceptance will be mailed to the authors

The space reserved for the poster is 1.0m wide x 1.20m long formica surface,
where the figures and texts may be fixed with scotch tape.

The abstracts will be published as a supplement of Acta Microscopica.

Congress Site and Accommodations
Please, check with the Organizing Committee.

Commercial Exhibit
The Congress offers excellent opportunities for commercial companies to exhibit
their products in very convenient area adjoining the major meeting rooms and
poster sessions, guaranteeing ample traffic. Commercial exhibitors should
contact the Organizing Committee before June 20th for stand reservation and
advertisement in the proceedings book.

Pre- and Post-Congress Courses
(subject to confirmation)
- Analytical EM for Materials Sciences
- Analytical EM for Biological Sciences
- Cryomethods: Freeze Methods, Freeze Substitution and Freeze Facture
- Preparation of Botanical Specimens
- Cryotechniques and Cryomicroscopy
- Cryotechniques, Cryoultramicrotomy and Immunolabeling
- Edge-on Interfaces Sample Preparation

Advisory Board
Affonso Carabez (Mexico)
Arvrid Maunsback (Denmark)
Terence Mitchell (USA)
Shichiro Miyazawa (Japan)
Martin Muller (Switzerland)
Barbara Reine (USA)
Jose Reyes-Gasga (Mexico)
David Williams (USA)

CIASEM Executive Committee
President - Susan Tai (Venezuela)
Vice-President - Miguel Jose Yacaman (Mexico)
General Secretary - Wanderley de Souza (Brazil)

Congress Secretariat
Mailing Address:
E. W. Kitajima (chairman)
Dept. Biologia Celular - IB
Universidade de Brasilia
70919-970 Brasilia - DF, brazil
tel: (55-61) 348 2424
fax: (55-61) 349 9094 or 274 1065
e-mail: kitajima at guarany.cpd.unb.br


Kitajima, Joao Paulo (CNPq fellowship)           (kita at guarany.cpd.unb.br)
CIC (Ciencia da Computacao)  vox +55 (0)61 348 2482/fax +55 (0)61 273 3589
UnB - Campus Universitario, Asa Norte       70910-900 Brasilia DF - Brasil

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