Join us on July 26-30 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, Virginia, for Microscopy & Microanalysis 2009, the Annual Meeting of the Microscopy Society of America and the Microbeam Analysis Society, co-sponsored by the International Metallographic Society. Over 2,500 attendees from around the globe are expected - a prime opportunity for you to showcase your research, network with other scientists doing similar work, and contact possible employers and clients. Our annual meeting spans many disciplines from the life sciences to the physical sciences, all unified by the tools of our trades. There will be an exceptional scientific program again this year, as well as a grand opening reception. The exhibits always demonstrate state of the art equipment and the vendor tutorials have been expanded. Many interdisciplinary symposia have been organized by the Program Committee and reflect the increasing trend of collaboration between scientists in different disciplines.