IX th International EMCA Conference

IX th International EMCA Conference

IX th International EMCA Conference

The president of the EMCA, Jan O. Lundström, together with the Board and EID Atlantique wish to invite you to the

IXth INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE of the EUROPEAN MOSQUITO CONTROL ASSOCIATION 

which will take place in

La Rochelle, France,

from 11  to 14 March 2019.

 

The leading title of this conference, “MOSQUITO CONTROL WITHOUT BORDERS”, has been chosen by the EMCA Board in view of the growing influence of globalisation on the mosquito fauna of Europe and the consequences for Public Health Issues and control methods. In many cases the only way to control epidemics is by means of vector (mosquito) control because of the lack of vaccines or effective medication. Harmonization of control strategies in European countries as well as new standards for techniques beyond the borders of classical mosquito control methods will be presented and discussed in order to spur on the exchange of knowledge among research institutions, the mosquito control industry and policy makers.

Here below you can find some first information.

 

Venue:
Espace Encan, Grande Halle & Halles d‘exposition, La Rochelle, France.

 

Topics:
Within 11 sessions, we will include all aspects of mosquito and other biting midges control (e.g. blackflies):

  • Indigenous and invasive mosquito species
  • The control of other biting midges
  • Surveillance
  • Control strategies in different environments (wetlands, urban etc.)
  • New technologies (e.g. Wolbachia, sterile insect techniques etc.)
  • Control agents and their authorization
  • Public Health Issues

 

Program:
A first tentative program can be found here.

 

Registration:
For registration by e-mail please contact our secretariat in Thessaloniki: office@emca-online.eu not later than 15th February 2018.

 

Registration fees:
1. Early registration (Registration fee paid to the EMCA account before 15 December 2018)

Members in good standing1

270€

Student members in good standing2

180€

2. Late registration (Registration fee paid to the EMCA account after 15 December 2018 until 31 January 2019)

Members in good standing1

320€

Student members in good standing2

250€

3. Non-members (Registration fee paid to the EMCA account until 15 February

Non-members

350€

Student non-members

270€

Accompanying persons

140€

1)      Members who paid their dues in 2017 and for 2018 up to30 September 2018.
2)      Up to Ph.D. students. Confirmation by the University required.
3)      Coffee breaks and lunches not included for accompanying persons

 

Travel information:

La Rochelle, the conference site located at the West coast of France and can easily in 2.5 hours be reached by TGV from Paris, Gare de Montparnasse. La Rochelle also has an airport; however, the number of flights in March from the two main destinations, Paris and Lyon are not frequent.

Some more information can be found here.

 

Accommodation:
There are numerous hotels of all categories in the center of La Rochelle and within walking distance of the conference site. The participants are kindly asked to reserve the hotel of their choice personally either directly or through a booking agency. You can find some information here.

The conference will start at 09:00, Monday morning, 11 March 2019 and will end before lunch on 14th March 20196, allowing most of the participants to travel back home on this day.

 

Abstract submission:
Instructions for the submission of abstracts for either oral presentation or poster presentation will be provided in the second announcement.

 

Committees

The Organizing Committee will be headed by Sébastien Chouin and colleagues of the EID, Norbert Becker, and Peter Luethy.

The Scientific Committee will include the members of the EMCA Board, headed by Jan O. Lundstrom.

 

The president and the Board of the EMCA are looking forward to welcoming you in La Rochelle, France.

 

 

EMCA office

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