A nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of techniques and applications of microscopy and microanalysis in all relevant scientific disciplines.
One of the oldest and most respected societies for the advancement of microscopy, the RMS serves the needs of its memebrs in the academic and industrial communities, promoting both theory and practical application.
SPIE is a not-for-profit international professional society for optics and photonics technology, founded in 1955. It organizes technical conferences, trade exhibitions, and continuing education programs for researchers and developers in the light-based fields of physics, including, but not limited to: optics, photonics, and imaging engineering. SPIE is most known for Photonics West, held in San Francisco.