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Discussion Groups

Many ASMS members are involved in local area mass spectrometry discussion groups.  As a resource for members and the broader mass spectrometry community ASMS maintains a listing of active discussion groups. If you have a listing to share, please send details to

Discussion Group Speaker Travel Awards

To support vibrant seminar programs at local MS discussion groups; to increase exposure of students at non-PhD granting institutions to research in mass spectrometry; and to promote exposure and professional development of young MS professionals at the onset of an independent research career. We hope your local discussion group will take advantage of this program.

Eligible Speakers, Hosts, and Expenses
Speakers may include any ASMS member Assistant Professor (at time of invitation). No more than two sponsored trips per calendar year per speakers. Hosts may include any North American MS discussion group. Any North American non-PhD. granting college or university.  No single host should propose more than two ASMS-sponsored events in a calendar year. Eligible expenses include travel, meals, lodging and expenses up to $1,500 per event, until the annual budget for the program is exhausted.

How to Apply
To apply, please go to the Awards / Discussion Group Travel Award page. Here you will find a simple application to complete and submit.


Inactive Discussion Groups

The following discussion groups appear to be inactive for the last 2-3 years. If you are connected to one of these groups and have a new URL to share for posting to this page, please contact jennifer [at]

Bay Area Mass Spectrometry (BAMS)

Connecticut Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group