The Ninth Meeting of Florida United Malacologists (FUM) will take place on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum on Sanibel Island, Florida. The one-day gathering brings together researchers, citizen scientists, and students interested in a broad swath of mollusk-related topics.
FUM follows the pattern of similar informal gatherings such as BAM (Bay Area Malacologists), SCUM (Southern California United Malacologists), MAM (Mid-Atlantic Malacologists), and OVUM (Ohio Valley United Malacologists). The event circulates among different Florida organizations but usually takes place at the Shell Museum every other year. Presentations are limited to 15 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions. Presenters are required to submit a brief abstract limited to 150 words or less. The gathering will be free to presenters and pre-registered participants. Box lunches and dinner at a local restaurant (to be arranged) will be available to participants and presenters. Want to get a better idea of what FUM is all about? Click on the link to see (and download) a PDF of the FUM 2016 Program and Abstracts.