The International Symposium on Foraminifera – FORAMS 2018 – will be held in Edinburgh and St Andrews, Scotland, on 17-24 June 2018. The symposium will take place in the John McIntyre Conference Centre (JMCC) overlooking Arthur’s Seat and about a mile to the east of Edinburgh Castle. Workshops will follow the symposium in the lovely seaside town of St Andrews.

FORAMS 2018 continues the tradition of the highly successful meetings previously held in Halifax (Benthos’75), Pau (Benthos’81), Geneva (Benthos’86), Sendai (Benthos’90), Berkeley (FORAMS’94), Monterrey (FORAMS’98), Perth (FORAMS 2002), Natal (FORAMS 2006), Bonn (FORAMS 2010) and Conception (FORAMS 2014). During the last meeting in Conception, Chile, the general assembly voted to hold the next meeting, FORAMS 2018, in Scotland, UK.

It is with great pleasure and honour that Scotland hosts this important scientific event, which certainly will contribute to spread even further the knowledge and the science among all countries represented at the meeting.

We look forward to welcoming you to Scotland!