The International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST) is an annual gathering of meat scientists from around the world. The congress is hosted by a different country each year. There is a contact person committee with representation from all participating countries. The committee's primary function is to receive invitations from potential host countries and to determine where the Congress will be held each year.
August 13-18, 2017 – Cork, Ireland
2018 – Australia
2019 – Germany
August 2-7, 2020 – Disney Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena
Vista, Florida, USA (joint meeting with the Reciprocal Meat
ICoMST USA 2020
Meat Scientists are Going to Disney!
2020 Reciprocal Meat Conference and International Congress of Meat Science and Technology will be hosted August 2-7, 2020 at Disney Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
Dust off your Mickey Mouse ears and mark your calendars for the 2020 RMC and ICoMST. The AMSA Board approved selection of the Walt Disney World Coronado Springs Resort as the site for this major meeting that combines the two largest meat science conferences in the world.
ICoMST chair Steven Lonergan notes "the abundant unique opportunities that come with a Disney destination event are going to make this conference a must-see for all meat scientists." Preliminary plans call for a theme around the hospitality and foodservice side of the industry. Disney is opening their doors to us in unexpected ways, allowing our attendees to tap into the vast expertise of their hospitality enterprise.
Watch for more announcements and details on how you can get involved in the next steps of planning!
ICoMST Contact Point
The primary contact point for ICoMST is Eero Puolanne at the University of Helsinki. He maintains an official list of contact persons and future congress locations at http://www.icomst.helsinki.fi/index.htm.