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From a historic point of view the EUROMAR Conference is already a success story. Three major international conferences joint in 2006 under the name of EUROMAR. Namely the European Experimental NMR Conference (held since 1974), the AMPERE congress (established 1970) and the NMR Discussion Group Meeting of the Royal Society of Chemistry (founded 1969) merged to create a major European magnetic resonance spectroscopy conference. In 2010 the EUROMAR Conference was joint by the triennial International Society of Magnetic Resonance (ISMAR) Conference.
In 2011, the EUROMAR Conference will be accompanied for the first time by the European Federation of EPR Groups (EFEPR) Meeting, a triennial meeting of all European EPR Groups. Additionally, the EUROMAR will include the 33rd Discussion Meeting of the German Magnetic Resonance Society, which is part of the German Chemical Society (GDCh).

8th European Federation of EPR Groups Meeting

In 1991 the idea of an European Federation of EPR Groups (EFEPR) was first put forward during a joint conference organized by the British and Italian ESR group. A steering committee chaired by Klaus Moebius was set up leading to the European federation in 1992. He was elected as its first president and at the 7th EFPR meeting 2009 in Antwerp, the general assembly appointed Graham Smith to be the new president of EFEPR in the following years. Today EFEPR gathers 14 regional EPR groups from European countries and other countries in the region. EFEPR is devoted to interchange of information between the different groups. Its activities include a triennial conference that provides a forum for scientists engaged in EPR spectroscopy to present and discuss recent results and developments. It covers all aspects of EPR spectroscopy, including applications in the fields of physics, chemistry, materials, biology and medicine, new techniques, instrumentation developments and theory.
In 2011, the EFEPR takes advantage of holding their 8th meeting in conjunction with the EUROMAR in Frankfurt.

33thDiscussion Meeting of the Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Division of the German Chemical Society

The Magnetic Resonance Discussion Group (FGMR) of the German Chemical Society (GDCh) aims to foster scientific advances in magnetic resonance spectroscopy. The group provides a platform for contacts between all scientists active in this research area, at universities, in industry and at other institutions, in Germany and abroad. An open exchange of ideas and opinions between scientists in chemistry, physics, and biology emphasizes the importance of the interdisciplinary character of magnetic resonance methods and their applications. The discussion group has pursued these tasks since its foundation in 1978. The ever increasing importance of magnetic resonance spectroscopy in chemistry, physics, biology, medicine and materials science, in conjunction with the rapidly developing international character of research, has resulted in equally expanded aims and scopes for the work of the discussion group. Activities of the discussion group include the organization of the Annual Discussion Group Meetings which was first held in 1978. In order to improve the working contacts between the European colleagues, every second year this meeting is organized as a joint venture with another European magnetic resonance discussion group. In 2011, the FGMR will join the EUROMAR for the first time.

Groupement AMPERE

Groupement AMPERE (Atomes et Molécules Par Études Radio-Électriques; Atoms and Molecules by Radio-Electric Studies) is a European association of scientists active in the fields of Magnetic Resonances, Optics, Dielectrics, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, as well as in the development of the related methodologies and technologies. Although the roots and the basic activities are in Europe, members can be from any part of the world. Groupement AMPERE was established in 1952 in France with the precise purpose of informing, coordinating different European Laboratories and, at the same time, helping the scientists in difficult economical or political conditions. The original motto proposed by Prof. René Freymann for this new Society was in fact: "Se Connaitre, S'Entendre, S'Entraider" (mutual knowledge, understanding and cooperation). Since then the Groupement AMPERE has organized General Congresses (almost 30), Specialized Colloques, Advanced Schools, Summer Institutes, Forums, etc. Today the name and the traditions of the Groupement AMPERE are a guarantee of the high scientific standard of its organized activities. Quite relevant, although less known, is the role played by the Groupement to keep an efficient scientific and human exchange between western and eastern European countries. This objective was carried on from the very beginning and during the coldest periods of European politics. The Groupement AMPERE has long term projects for activities which will continue its own tradition and, at the same time, new developments in the wider and wider areas which are progressively opened by the scientific evolution.

The International EPR (ESR) Society (IES)

The International EPR (ESR) Society has been an internationally active group since its inception in 1989. The Society aims to stimulate scientific development of electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR), also known as electron spin resonance (ESR) spectroscopy, facilitate communication among EPR (ESR) researchers, and encourage the use of EPR (ESR) techniques across a wide variety of research fields. The Society maintains a large database of members who are active in EPR (ESR) research. At their annual meetings the Society also presents awards for research in various areas.

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