Cancellation of ISMEC 2020


Dear Colleagues

We are very sorry to communicate that ISMEC 2020 will be finally cancelled. Even though everything was arranged for doing the Meeting in September 7 -10th 2020 and that the situation is improving in Spain, it is almost impossible to forecast what will be happening in the next months and, therefore, it has been decided to cancel the Meeting. After the summer we will re-evaluate the situation and we will inform you about any new initiative. In the next days we will proceed to return the money to the people that had already registered.

Looking forward to seeing you very soon.

The organising committee



Just a bit of history

ISMEC 2020 will be the 47th edition of a series of meetings that begun in Florence in 1974 as the annual congress of the Italian group of “Thermodynamics of Metal Complexes”. In 1989 in Modena it became an Italian-Spanish, or Spanish-Italian congress with annual meetings starting in Peñiscola (Spain) in 1990 and from then on alternating between Italy and Spain. From the 2010 meeting held in Bilbao, the participation was widened at an international level and took the name of International Symposium on Metal Complexes.

The ISMEC congresses

The scientific program will be organised in lectures, oral communications and poster sessions, focused on recent scientific advances in the thermodynamics and the kinetics of complexes in the fields of Analytical, Biomedical, Environmental, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry. Main topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Complexation thermodynamics and kinetics
  • Solution equilibria and coordination chemistry
  • Complexation processes in supramolecular chemistry
  • Metal-based reactivity and catalysis
  • Metal-complex interactions with biomolecules
  • Metals in diseases: transport, homeostasis and toxicity
  • Metal-based drugs: diagnosis and therapy
  • Metal complexes of environmental and biological interests
  • Nanostructured metal complexes
  • Analytical methods and sensors based on complexation equilibria
  • Computer methods for equilibrium analysis

The Symposium aims to provide a valuable discussion forum on the above areas, fostering new collaborations among researchers from diverse backgrounds with complementary skills and goals. In addition to lectures, covering a wide range of topics, a poster session will provide multiple opportunities for informal discussions in a friendly atmosphere. The presentation of oral communications by young researches will be promoted.

The Symposium venue is ideally located in the city centre of València, with easy access to public transport, hotels, restaurants and bars, pedestrian shopping areas, museums, parks and gardens.

We look forward to welcoming you in València in June 2020.

The organizers of ISMEC 2020