Registration

EARLY REGISTRATION (before 30 June 2022)

Note that the « Early bird » rate only applies if the conference package is booked and paid before the deadline.

 Early registration (before 30 June 2022)Late registration (after 30 June 2022)
General425 euros550 euros
Graduate Student300 euros375 euros
Accompanying person250 euros300 euros

General and Graduate Student fees include

  • Admission to Scientific Sessions
  • Conference Material (program, abstract book, conference bag, etc.)
  • Conference banquet (to be determined)
  • Lunches (midday)
  • Coffee breaks
  • Conference excursion and lunch

Accompanying person fee includes

  • Conference banquet (to be determined)
  • Conference excursion and lunch

Not included:

  • Admission to Scientific Sessions
  • Conference Material
  • Lunches and Coffee breaks

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Abstract submission for oral presentation (20 min) or posters will be from 7 February 2022 until 15 June 2022. Registration must be paid before the abstract will be included in the program.

Please use the template below.

Acceptable oral presentations or posters should address one or several of the following themes related to aphid natu­ral enemies:

  • Systematics and Phylogeny
  • Morphology and Physiology
  • Chemical ecology
  • Behaviour
  • Voltinism and Diapause
  • Seasonal adaptation
  • Climatic changes
  • Distribution in habitats
  • Population dynamics
  • Modelling
  • Food relationships
  • Impact of aphidophaga on aphid populations
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Aphidophaga natural enemies
  • Intraguild interactions
  • Tritrophic interactions
  • Invasive aphidophaga
  • Mass production and release
  • Impact of chemical control on aphidophaga

The Symposium program will include submitted oral presentations (20 min including the question period) and concurrent poster sessions. All submissions have to be accompanied by an abstract and are subject to approval by the convenors. An abstract book of all contributions will be distributed to all registered participants. Only the abstracts of registered participants will be printed in the book. The official language of the Symposium is English.

Oral presentations

Oral presentations will last 20 minutes including the question period. All speakers are kindly invited to check the time and day of their presentation. Presentations must be done with current software (i.e. powerpoint) and we invite speakers to check compatibility at the beginning of the Symposium.

Posters

The poster session will be held on Tuesday.  A cocktail will be served. Once you have registered, you will be directed to the Poster Room and you will be informed of your poster board location. All posters have to be printed A0 size (84 cm x 119 cm or 33 in x 47 in) in portrait layout. We will provide you with tape to mount your poster. Posters can be installed at the beginning of the Symposium and we encourage their display until the end of the Symposium.

CANCELLATION CONDITIONS

Cancellations received before 1 July 2022 will be fully refunded, less 100 €.

Cancellations received between 1 July 2022 and 1 August 2022 will be reimbursed 50 % of the registration fee.

No refund will be made for cancellations received after 1 August 2022 or for any registered participants who fail to attend the conference.

STUDENTS TRAVEL GRANTS

IOBC travel grants are available to support travel expenses of student researchers who want to attend the meeting. Applicants must be registered as student members in their regional IOBC section and under the age of 35 in 2022. There will be 4 grants of 450 euros each awarded to successful applicants residing within the European Union, and 4 grants of 800 euros each for successful applicants residing outside the European Union. Successful applicants must make an oral presentation of their work at the meeting.

Applications can be made by email to Dr. J.P. Michaud, jpmi@ksu.edu, and must include an abstract of the proposed presentation. Candidates will be ranked and grants awarded based on the quality of the abstract submitted.

PHOTO CONTEST

Following the experience of Aphipophaga 14 in Montreal, the Aphidophaga 15 local committee is organizing the second photo contest.

The photo submission period for the 2022 Aphidophaga 15 Symposium will be open during the registration period. The contest is for registered participants only. The organizing committee looks for the highest aesthetic and technical quality of Aphidophagous or aphids photographs.

Photo submission

  • Submissions have to be sent by e-mail to Roberto Meseguer (roberto.meseguer@udl.cat) or Carmen López (carmen.lopez@udl.cat).
  • The e-mail title should begin by: PHOTO CONTEST, name-first name, Photo #number…; (one photo by e-mail).
    • Ex: PHOTO-CONTEST Carmen López Photo #1.
  • Photographs may include individual species or interactions.
  • JPG or PNG format; max 5 Mb; photo resolution minimal: 300 dpi.
  • Photographs may be horizontal (landscape) or vertical (portrait).
  • Complete scientific names of the species, locality and year of the picture must be included in the e-mail.
    • Ex: Trioxys complanatus, Murcia (Spain) 2021.
  • Photographs of dead insects that are posed or mounted are not accepted.
  • A maximum of three photographs may be submitted by a single photographer.

Photo evaluation

Photographs will be printed and exposed by the Organizing Committee at the beginning of the Aphidophaga 15 Symposium. The name of the photographer will not be indicated, in order to guarantee a blind judging process. Any person who will attend the meeting will be able to vote for the three best pictures (including accompanying persons).

Judging criteria will be indicated close to the pictures and will include photo quality (composition, color, and clarity) as well as technical difficulty (rare species, rare scene, logistical difficulties).

The prizes will be awarded to the three more voted photographs, linked to Lleida products: olive oil, wine, stone fruits, … (to be determined).

For any question: Roberto Meseguer (roberto.meseguer@udl.cat) or Carmen López (carmen.lopez@udl.cat)