2019 Michigan Microscopy and Microanalysis Society Meeting

Rankin attended the 2019 Michigan Microscopy and Microanalysis Society (MMMS) Meeting held at Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing, MI on October 31, 2019.

Rankin’s tie-in to the MMMS meeting was by invitation from Victoria Kimler, PhD, CMA, the lab manager of the Ocular Structure and Imaging Lab at Oakland University’s Eye Research Institute and President of the Michigan Microscopy and Microanalysis Society. We got to know Dr. Kimler a few years ago, when she brought one of Oakland University’s ultramicrotomes in for repair.

At the tradeshow, and when not at my exhibit booth, I was able to attend a few of the presentations. I enjoyed the presentation of keynote speaker Sara E. Miller, PhD from the Department of Pathology at Duke University School of Medicine. Her topic was It’s a Small, Small World in which she spoke about tools, methods, and techniques for handling and processing miniscule specimens for EM examination.

To view pictures of the 2019 MMMS meeting go to http://michmicroscopy.org/2019_pictures.php

Dalen Agnew, DVM, from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University also presented at the meeting. His topic was Hyrax Under Glass: Microscopy Tools to Solve Some Exotic Cases.

After the meeting, Dr. Agnew lead a tour of the MSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDP), a premiere, full-service, fully accredited lab for all species. The histology department, managed by Tom Wood, was impressively equipped with high-end laboratory equipment, with as much diagnostic capability as most human hospital labs. This tour was the highlight of my day.

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