ISMS participating at International Mushroom Days – May 10-12, Den Bosch, The Netherlands

The Dutch Mushroom Days is the biggest and most spectacular international tradeshow for the edible mushroom industry worldwide. Over 100 exhibitors and 3000 visitors are expected from over 80 countries.

For those planning to attend, ISMS will once again be joining with research institutions from Europe and elsewhere around the world at "Science Island" - a dedicated research booth to highlight some of the cutting-edge research that is currently in progress and planned for the future. Key personnel will be in attendance to discuss research projects and technical matters with delegates over the three days of the event. You can find us at Booth 100 - F13. Access the floorplan here.

Latest Research Articles on ISMS Website

The following articles have been forwarded to ISMS for sharing with our membership and they are available to ISMS members on the website. 

Members can access the articles here.

  • Antioxidant Compounds from Edible Mushrooms as Potential Candidates for Treating Age-Related Neurodegenerative Diseases, by Grazia Maria Liuzzi, Tania Petraglia, Tiziana Latronico, Aniello Crescenzi, Rocco Rossano
  • Is a little-known amino acid concentrated in mushrooms the key to healthy aging? By Katie Bohn
  • Can Fungi Help Save Us Again? By Robert Beelman

Visit the resources section of the website for a full list of articles and publications.


REMINDER - Delegate Registrations and Abstract Submissions Now Open

20th International Congress on the Science and Cultivation of Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms

26–29th February 2024, JW Marriot Las Vegas Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

The 20th ISMS International Congress on the Science and Cultivation of Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms (ISMSC) will be a face-to-face live event held in conjunction with the 26th North American Mushroom Conference (NAMC) in Las Vegas, USA in February 2024.

The Congress will involve concurrent sessions of live oral presentations (12 min presentation with 3 mins for questions), dedicated poster sessions, as well as invited keynote presentations (25min presentation with 5 mins for questions) over a two-day period on the 26th and 27th of the joint event.

Registration Information

Conference registration entitles delegates to attend all four days of the combined NAMC and ISMSC event. The registration fee covers the book of abstracts, all scheduled meals, access to the Expo floor, and official receptions. All authors that have had their abstract submissions accepted will need to have paid their registration fee for the event by 15 December to have their abstracts published in the Congress Book of Abstracts.


ISMS Member pricing (select member price on the registration page):

  • Early bird (17/03/23 to 31/07/23) $895
  • General (from 01/08/23 – 30/12/23) $995
  • Late booking (from 31/12/23 – 24/02/24) $1095

Standard (non-member) Registration Fees

  • Early bird (17/03/23 to 31/07/23) $1395
  • General (from 01/08/23 – 30/12/23) $1495
  • Late booking (from 31/12/23 – 24/02/24) $1595

As an additional incentive for ISMS members, those who are students, research institutions scientists or university personnel can also use a special promotional code to receive a further $100 discount. Contact ISMS Secretariat at [email protected] to receive the code.  

Note - ISMS membership is free. Visit the ISMS website membership page to become a member.

For more information and to register for the Congress, visit


JW Marriot Las Vegas Resort & Spa, Address: 221 North Rampart, Boulevard, Las Vegas

The cost per night is US189/night plus tax. The hotel has limited availability of double occupancy rooms so early bookings are encouraged. For more information and to book your room, click here. There are many alternative accommodation options near the conference venue but delegates will need to research and organise these themselves.

Sponsorship / Exhibition

Expo spaces are filling up! There are a limited number of Expo spaces available, and slots are on a first-come, first-served basis. Each Expo space includes one (1) business registration worth $3,000 (for members)/$3500 (for non members), good for all four days of the Conference. Access more information here.

With levels to fit all budgets, sponsors receive key recognition throughout the event. Interested in standing out with a custom sponsorship? Contact Lori Harrison for details [email protected].  

Information for Authors and Presenters

Preparation of Abstracts

The abstract submission platform is now open and will remain open to authors until 30 September.

Please note the the abstract and presentation timeline has changed slightly. Information on the preparation of abstracts, how to submit, and the new timeline, is provided here.