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Upcoming FMCS Events:

2021 FMCS Virtual Symposium

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 FMCS Symposium will be held virtually from Monday, April 12 through Wednesday, April 14, 2021. This is a new concept for many of us and we will be interested in what members think about it. We thank the Portland Symposium Committee for the hard work they have already put into planning an exciting meeting and we look forward to them hosting a “normal” FMCS Symposium in 2023. Also, we thank the Michigan Symposium team for being willing to slide their standing proposal to host one of our symposia back to 2025.

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Past FMCS Events:


2019 FMCS SYMPOSIUM - SAN ANTONIO, TX - April 14-18 2019

2018 International Meeting - Verbiana, Italy - Sept. 16-20 2018

2017 Symposium: Cleveland OH

2015 Symposium: St.Charles MO
Joint meeting with the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee (UMRCC)

2013 Symposium: Lake Guntersville State Park - Guntersville, AL.
Species Recovery and Restoration- from Concept to Implementation.
Program and Abstracts. (PDF, 1.5 MB)

Ohio River Valley Unified Malacologist Meeting (OVUM) 2011:
Saturday, October 1st at the Thomas More College Biology Field Station
Northern Kentucky.

2011 Symposium: April 11-15 2011 - Louisville, KY
7th Biennial Symposium: Managing your mollusks: Reflecting on the past, preparing for the future.
Platform Abstracts.
Poster Abstracts.

2009 Symposium, Baltimore, MD
Healthy Mollusks = Healthy Rivers = Healthy People
Program and Abstracts
(PDF, 2.5 MB)

2007 Symposium, Little Rock, AR -
Directions in Freshwater Mollusk Conservation: Molecules to Ecosystems,
(PDF, 380 KB); Poster Abstracts (PDF, 196 KB)

2005 Symposium, St. Paul, MN :
Are Your Natives Restless? Holistic Strategies for Conserving Freshwater Mollusks during Exotic Species Invasions
Program and Abstracts
(PDF 1.7 MB)

2003 Symposium, Durham, NC:
Connections...A Focus on Habitat Conservation
Program and Abstracts
(PDF, 524 KB)

2001 Symposium, Pittsburgh, PA:
Biological Assessments: Evaluation of Endangered Mollusks
Abstracts (PDF, 236 KB)

1999 Symposium, Chattanooga, TN (First FMCS Symposium):
Musseling in on Biodiversity

1998 & 1999 Symposium Proceedings

1998 Symposium: Conservation, Captive Care, and Propagation of Freshwater Mussels, Columbus, OH

1995 Symposium: Conservation and Management of Freshwater Mussels II, St. Louis, Abstracts

1992 Symposium: Conservation and Management of Freshwater Mussels, St. Louis, MO


2018 Workshop - Workshop Freshwater Mollusk Health and Disease Assessment La Crosse, Wisconsin March 13-15, 2018
Program (PDF)

2016 Workshop – Shepherdstown, WV
Program (PDF)

2014 Workshop - Portland, ME :
Mussel Studies and Regulatory Process Associated with Dam Removals, Portland, ME.
Program (PDF)
Photo Album

2012 Workshop - Athens,GA:
Incorporating Environmental Flows, Climate Change and Ecosystem Services into Freshwater Mussel Conservation and Management.
Program (PDF)

2010 Workshop, Kirwood MO:
Regional fauna identification and sampling.
Program (PDF)

2008 Workshop, Chattanooga, TN
The Road to Recovery: Science to Secure Freshwater Mollusk Biodiversity,

2007 Workshop, Little Rock, AR
Habitat Restoration Workshop
(PDF, 32 KB)

2006 Workshop, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, OH:
Propagation and Captive Care of Freshwater Molluscs, -
Program and Abstracts
(PDF, 1.4 MB)

2004 Workshop, Shepherdstown, WV:
Conservation Genetics Workshop on Imperiled Freshwater Mollusks and Fishes -
(.doc .zip file, 440 KB)

2004 Workshop, Tuscaloosa, AL:
Water Quality and Freshwater Gastropod Workshop

2002 Workshop, Shepherdstown, WV:
Propagation and Restoration of Freshwater Mussels -
(PDF 68 KB)

2000 Workshop: Outreach Workshop, Shepherdstown, WV