Due to international COVID-19 outbreak, the Society regrets to announce that the 29th International Conference on Ion Mobility Spectrometry in Memphis, TN, USA was postponed to July 2021. Follow this site for more information.

Welcome to

ISIMS 2021

Memphis, Tennesee

July 25 - July 30, 2021


ISIMS 2021

Welcome to the 29th International Conference on Ion Mobility Spectrometry in Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Ion mobility spectrometry technology has grown from specialized security and military devices to high performance analytical instrumentation used in academic research and a broad field of applications; it has also become an enabling feature for mass spectrometry to measure the otherwise impossible. In the past 27 years, the annual conference of the International Society for Ion Mobility Spectrometry (ISIMS) has been serving as the essential link to a core group of ion mobility spectrometry researchers and pioneers. Once a year, we assemble to share our research achievements, new ideas, experience and joys.

The conference encompasses many technical aspects of ion mobility spectrometry, from cutting edge research to novel applications. The conference also provides unique networking opportunities for you to join and enjoy the IMS research community. In addition, the short course, which precedes the conference, gives an excellent introduction to the theory and practice of IMS to those new to the field.

The 2021 ISIMS Conference is organized by Emeritus Prof. Herbert H. Hill, Jr., Dr. C. Steve Harden and Dr. Maggie Tam.


See all y’all at the ISIMS 2021 in Memphis, TN!


29th Annual ISIMS Conference

Important Dates

  • Conference July 25 – 30, 2021

  • Short course July 24 -25, 2021

  • Travel awards application deadline: March 31, 2021 

  • Travel awards notification: April 14, 2021

  • Abstract submission deadline: May 15­­­­, 2021

  • Please make hotel reservation before 5 pm (Memphis time) June 22, 2021; subject to hotel availability thereafter

  • Early bird registration fee deadline June 1, 2021

  • Sponsor material deadline: May 31, 2021

Conference Schedule

  • Short Course: July 24 – 25, 2021

  • Conference July 25 – 30, 2021

  • Venue: The Peabody Memphis, Memphis, TN


Traveling info

Memphis International Airport is the primary portal to attending ISIMS 2020.

ISIMS 2020 Sponsors


Individual sponsors


The International Society for Ion Mobility Spectrometry is a non profit organization
with the following purposes:

  • Promote the use of ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) and ambient pressure gas phase ion-molecule chemistry as an analytical technique.

  • Promote education on IMS theory and practice.

  • Provide opportunity for the free exchange of ideas and information on IMS through yearly conferences, poster sessions, vendor exhibits, and publications.

  • Encourage the spirit of unity and cooperation among Society members to advance the Society's objectives.

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