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ISMSC Meeting History

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Meeting History

In 2006, the International Symposium on Macrocyclic Chemistry (ISMC) and the International Symposium on Supramolecular Chemistry (ISSC) combined for a joint meeting in Victoria, British Columbia. Members from both groups welcomed the chance to learn of and connect the two areas. After the 2006 meeting, organizers decided to join the two symposia into one yearly meeting.

The first American symposium on macrocyclic compounds was held in Provo, Utah at Brigham Young University August 15-17 1977. It was co-chaired by BYU faculty Reed M. Izatt and James J. Christensen. The symposium provided a forum for the presentation and discussion of research activities in the macrocyclic compounds. These macrocyclic symposiums ran annually in Provo through 1981. In 1980, the first European Symposium on Macrocyclic Compounds was held in Basel, Switzerland with Thomas Kaden as Chairperson. Two years later, Reed M. Izatt attended the European Symposium; at this meeting, he conducted informal discussions with members of the European Symposium on the possibility of combining the American and European symposiums into one international conference. In 1985, the organizers' dream was realized, and the first meeting of the International Symposium on Macrocyclic Chemistry took place in Provo.

The first International Symposium on Supramolecular Chemistry was held in 1980 in Warsaw, Poland. After that initial meeting, the symposium was held every other year and moved from one nation to another before being joined with the International Symposium on Macrocyclic Chemistry in 2006.

XV ISMSC 2020

The 2020 ISMSC was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.

XIV ISMSC 2019

Lecce, Italy

Organizer: Petrangelo Metrangolo, Francesca Baldelli Bombelli, and Giancarlo Terraneo

XIII ISMSC 2018

Quebec City, Canada

Organizers: Eric Anslyn, Jonathan Sessler, and Normand Voyer

XII ISMSC 2017

Cambridge, England

Organizer: Jonathan Nitschke

XI ISMSC 2016

Pstoch, Korea

Organizers: Kimoon Kim, Jong Seung Kim, and Juyoung Yoon

X ISMSC 2015

Strasbourg, France

Organizer: Luisa de Cola

IX ISMSC 2014

Shanghai, China

Organizer: Zhan-Ting Li

VIII ISMSC 2013

 Arlington, Virgina, USA

Organizers: Lyle Isaacs, Jeffrey Davis, and Amar Flood

VII ISMSC 2012

University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Organizer: Sally Brooker

 

VI ISMSC 2011

Brighton, England 

Organizer: Philip Gale

V ISMSC 2010

Nara, Japan

IV ISMSC 2009

Maastricht, The Netherlands

III ISMSC 2008

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

II ISMSC 2007

Salice Terme, Italy

I ISMC 2006

Victoria, British Columbia 

     Previous ISMC Meetings        

1977 Provo, UT, USA 1987 Hiroshima, Japan 1997 Seoul, Korea
1978 Provo, UT, USA 1988 Hamburg, Germany 1998 Hawaii, USA
1979 Provo, UT, USA 1989 Townsville, Australia 1999 Barcelona, Spain
1980 Provo, UT, USA 1990 Odessa, Ukraine 2000 St. Andrews, Scottland
1981 Provo, UT, USA 1991 Sheffield, UK 2001 Fukuoka, Japan
1982 Strasbourg, France 1992 Provo, UT, USA 2002 Park City, UT, USA
1983 Provo, UT, USA 1993 Enschede, Netherlands 2003 Gdansk, Poland
1984 Stirling, Scottland 1994 Lawrence, KS, USA 2004 Cairns, Australia
1985 Provo, UT, USA 1995 Jerusalem, Israel 2005 Dresden, Germany
1986 Florence, Italy 1996 Montecatini, Italy

Previous ISSC Meetings

1980 Warsaw, Poland 1994 Ottawa, Canada
1982 Parma, Italy 1996 Lyon, France
1984 Tokyo, Japan 1998 Warsaw, Poland
1986 Lancaster, UK 2000 Kyushu, Japan
1988 Orange Beach, AL, USA 2002 Eilat, Israel
1990 Berlin, Germany 2004 South Bend, IN, USA
1992 Kyoto, Japan