Member Organization

American Society for Mass Spectrometry
Member organization of FACSS since 2005

The American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS)was formed in 1969 to promote and disseminate knowledge of mass spectrometry and allied topics. Membership includes over 7,500 scientists involved in research and development. Members come from academic, industrial and governmental laboratories. Their interests include advancement of techniques and instrumentation in mass spectrometry, as well as fundamental research in chemistry, geology, forensics, biological sciences and physics.

ASMS sponsors the Annual Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics that is attended by more than 6,500 scientists during which nearly 3,000 papers are presented as posters and talks. ASMS-sponsored short coursesimmediately precede the annual conference. In addition, ASMS sponsors three smaller conferences: (1) its yearly Fall Workshop, which explores an emerging technology for those seeking to learn the featured topic or who are new to the field, (2) its yearly Asilomar Conference, highly focused on a specific research topic, and, (3) the yearly Sanibel Conference, highlighting specific topics of current interest. Included with ASMS membership is a subscription to the society's peer reviewed, monthly journal, presenting a comprehensive range of research and development in mass spectrometry, the Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry.