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Preliminary program

Sunday – September 15th, 2019
Arrival of participants (we will suggest a meeting point for the evening)

Monday – September 16th, 2019
Symposium opening
Talks, oral session
Welcome cocktail at the Botanical Garden (Gardens of Light)

Tuesday – September 17th, 2019
Talks, oral session
Poster session & cocktail

Wednesday – September 18th, 2019
Excursion in the beautiful region of Laurentians

Thursday – September 19th, 2019
Talks, oral session
Cocktail & Conference Banquet in the Vieux Montréal (traditional folkloric Québec music and dance)

Friday – September 20th, 2019
Talks, oral session
End of conference

The official language of the Symposium is English.

Excursion, cocktail & banquet

Welcome cocktail (monday)

The welcome cocktail will be held at the Montreal Botanical Gardens. Participants will have free access to explore the garden and the special event called Gardens of Light.

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Excursion (wednesday)

The excursion will explore the beautiful region of the Laurentians, located north of Montreal, and will include a stop at the Abbey of Notre-Dame du Lac at Oka, and a visit of vineyards and orchards of the Centre de recherche agroalimentaire de Mirabel.

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Conference banquet (thursday)

The conference banquet will take place in the Vieux Montréal and will be followed by a traditional folkloric Québec music and dance.

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Invited keynote lectures

A number of distinguished colleagues have agreed to give an invited plenary lecture (45 min) at the symposium.

Dr. Rose Buitenhuis (Canada, Ontario) – Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, Biological Control laboratory, Horticultural Production Systems

« Systems approach to aphid IPM in greenhouse horticulture: how research is translated into production practices »

Dr. George Heimpel (USA, Minnesota) – Distinguished McKnight University Professor, University of Minnesota, Department of Entomology – President of the International Organization for Biological Control and Integrated Control (IOBC global)

« Aphid biological control as a conservation science »

Dr. J.P. Michaud (USA, Kansas) – Professor, Kansas State University, Department of Entomology

« How outbreaks of invasive aphids can effect permanent changes in arthropod communities? »

Dr. Jay A. Rosenheim (USA, California) – Distinguished Professor, University of California, Davis, Department of Entomology and Nematology and Center for Population Biology

« On the origin of crop pests: theory and a test with pests of California crops »

Dr. Audrey Grez (Chili) – Universidad de Chile, Departamento de Ciencias Biologicas Animales

« Beyond borders: landscape effects on coccinellid abundance, composition and function « 

Talks and posters

In addition, we will have sessions on a number of other topics. Acceptable talks 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 also include submitted oral presentations (20 min including the question period) and concurrent poster sessions. All submissions should 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.

Proposals for organized symposia on special topics will be considered upon request.