As many of the CELL Division members know, the International Carbohydrate Symposium ICS 2020 has been canceled due to COVID-19, and it has been proposed that China will instead host the meeting in 2024. After carrying out a consultation with the individual country representatives whose meetings are affected, the following schedule has been approved by the International Carbohydrate Organization (ICO) committee:
The next International Carbohydrate Symposium (XXX ICS) will be held in Florianopolis, the capital of Santa Catarina State in the South of Brazil: July 10-14, 2022. The subsequent meetings are planned as follows, and further details will become available at the ICO website. They are 2024 in China, 2026 in Slovakia, 2028 in Canada, 2030 in Italy, 2032 in Taiwan, 2034 in Ireland, 2036 in Australia and 2038 in Japan. In April 2019, the USACICS submitted a proposal to host an ICS in the USA in 2040 (originally 2038). This proposal will be considered at the next in-person meeting of the ICO, hopefully in 2022.
The updated list of the USACICS members is available below, and you are welcome to approach any of us with suggestions. If you would like to be involved with the Committee, please let our Divisional representatives know.