Section for General Mycology of the International Union of Biological Societies
See new site <>. This is archived material.  As of August 2002, Trond Schumacher became president of IMA 


The International Mycological Association solicits proposals from mycologists interested in organizing and hosting the Eighth International Mycological Congress to be held in 2006.

If you would like to pursue the possibility of making an important contribution to international mycology, please contact the President of IMA (Meredith Blackwell, Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA 70803, as soon as possible and no later than 1 April 2002 for more information on the preparation of a proposal for consideration by the Executive Committee of IMA.  It is important that committed mycologists be involved directly in all phases of the planning.  The site of IMC 8 must be chosen well before IMC 7 in Oslo (11-16 August 2002).

Proposals will be considered on the basis of details indicating the ability to hold the meeting for an anticipated several thousand mycologists and geographical variety in meeting sites.  Previous International Mycological Congress sites have been: IMC 1, Exeter, UK (1971); IMC 2, Tampa, USA (1977); IMC 3, Tokyo, Japan (1983); IMC 4, Regensberg, Germany (1990); IMC 5, Vancouver, Canada (1994), IMC 6, Jerusalem, Israel (1998).

The International Mycological Association (IMA), founded in 1971, represents the interests of 20,000 mycologists worldwide. It is a non profit making organization, the purpose of which is the encouragement of mycology in all its branches. The International Mycological Association constitutes the Section for General Mycology of the International Union of Biological Societies (IUBS), the primary biological component of the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU).

Important activities of the IMA are sponsorship of International Mycological Congresses, representation of mycological interests at an international level, and encouragement of liaison with and development of national, regional, and international bodies that have mycological interests. Toward these aims several publications are made available periodically. The IMA is managed by its officers and Executive Committee who are elected by the General Assembly of delegates at each Congress. 

Photographs from the workshop preceeding the La Asociación Latinoamericana de Micología (ALM) Congress held in September 1999 at Universidad Simon Bolivar and Rancho Grande at Henry Pittier National Park.
Report and photograph of the Asian International Mycological Congress 2001  (Karaj, Iran, September 17-20)
Latin American Mycological Congress and Ascomycete Workshop photographs

The Seventh International Mycological Congress is coming to The University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway, 11-17 August 2002.  Click on upcoming meetings just below.

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This site is maintained by the President of the International Mycological Association (IMA) with the assistance of  Dr. Sung-Oui Suh to provide rapid communication to the mycologists of the world.  News items of general interest to mycologists may be sent to the IMA for consideration for posting. You may expect to see news about the IMA and its member groups and meeting announcements.  Printed copies are available from the Secretary-General. 
Please send comments and suggestions to : Meredith Blackwell, President, IMA <> or James B. Anderson, Secretary General, IMA <>.
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