The CBMS supports and sponsors the yearly Micro Total Analysis Systems (MicroTAS) conference that has been held since 1994, first on a biennial basis, and since 2000 on an annual basis. The CBMS board installs and designates the future Chairperson(s) as well as the Technical Program Committee of the MicroTAS conference.
The MicroTAS conference is an annual conference that rotates between Europe, the Americas, and Asia/Oceania on a three-year rotational schedule. The CBMS is the governing body overseeing the logistical and financial organization of these annual conferences. The selection of future MicroTAS conference sites is thus one of the main responsibilities of the Board. Please note that the selection process does NOT involve submission of bids to host the conference, solicited or unsolicited, to the Board. Please also be aware that any unsolicited conference bids or proposals received by the CBMS Board will not be considered.