AMS has one of the largest annual meetings of professional, student and amateur malacologists in the world. The fundamental purpose of these meetings is to promote scientific co-operation and friendship, enabling people interested in malacology to exchange ideas and techniques, and to discuss recent advances in research in formal and informal settings. Annual meetings feature: symposia of international scope, contributed paper and poster sessions, exhibits, fieldtrips, workshops on the techniques of specimen collection, preservation, identification, conservation, and molluscan systematics. Past symposia topics have included: ontogeny and phylogeny, molluscan genetics, extinction, neurophysiology, life history, shell microstructure; as well as, functional morphology, biology, behavior, systematics, and commercial importance of cephalopods, bivalves, chitons, and gastropods.
AMS 2016: June 12-16, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California
The 82nd meeting of the American Malacological Society and the 49th annual meeting of the Western Society of Malacologists will be hosted by the School of Marine Sciences at the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Ensenada, Mexico. Information about the meeting may be found on the conference website or the conference Facebook page.
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Information for potential vendors at AMS Annual meetings:
Vendors need to request permission for sales at our annual meeting well in advance of the meeting. Inquiries should be directed to the meeting organizer(s) at least 9 months prior to the event.| Past meetings |