This event was
attended by more than 1200 scientific delegates and trade exhibition personnel,
and has been widely regarded as having been a great success. During the five
days of the congress there were 5 plenary lectures by world experts on different
aspects of microscope technique, application and technology, one public lecture
on the virus causing HIV/AIDS, an IFSEM symposium on general developments and
trends in microscopy, and nearly 1200 submitted oral or poster presentations.
The trade exhibition included displays and demonstrations of instrumentation,
ancillary equipment and consumables by 43 companies. There was also an extensive
social programme and activities for accompanying persons.
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