Social Events

Special events tentatively planned for MSB 2023

Supporting Inclusion in Analytical Chemistry: This session invites conference participants to join for discussion about actions we can take as students, faculty, and researchers to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in our scientific communities.  The session will be modelled after a GRC Power Hour and is designed to be engaging and stimulating of further conversation throughout the remainder of the meeting.

 3-minute thesis competition: Calling all graduate students and postdocs!  We are considering hosting a 3-minute thesis competition, in which you have the chance to showcasing the significance of your research in just 3 short minutes and 1 slide.  These fun events are a great way for presenters to practice communicating their work to a general scientific audience, without jargon, and are equally fun for the audience, who gets to learn and provide a vote for the winner!  Watch your email and the MSB 2023 website for opportunities to sign up to participate.

Flash poster previews: In addition to the selection of numerous oral talks from submitted abstracts, we hope to schedule "Flash talks" to highlight some of each day's poster presenters, thus allowing more trainees to be highlighted in the program and building excitement for the poster sessions.

Achieving your dream career session: This professional development session is intended for students and postdocs, as well as early career professionals. We will look at strategies to define your vision and goals, and discuss approaches to take charge of your own career path to align with your goals, whether that is a position in industry, academic research, science writing, education, policy, or any of the many other careers open to scientists in the bioanalytical sciences.

Opening Reception

Date: Sunday, May 21, 2023
Time: 5:00-8:00 pm
Fee: Included in registration fee, $30 for guests
Location: Plenary Session Hall

Join us as we open the 39th International Symposium on Microscale Separations and Bioanalysis. After the opening remarks, an opening plenary will be given followed by hors d’oeuvres and drinks.

Conference Dinner

Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Fee: Included in registration fee, $60 for guests
Location: TBD

The social highlight of MSB 2023, experience the beauty of the Florida State University campus as we dine together. More information to come!

Closing Reception

Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Time: 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Fee: Included in registration fee (attendees only)
Location: Plenary Session Hall

Come say goodbye to colleagues and friends - and welcome in the following year’s MSB - with light snacks and drinks.