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Sunday – September 15th, 2019
For those who will be in Montreal on Sunday, we offer a meeting place from 18:30. We will wait for you at the craft brewery : Edgar Hyperlodge. The address is : 1738, rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, H2X 3K6.

Monday – September 16th, 2019

  • 09:00 – Registration
  • 10:45 – Symposium remarks
  • 11:10 – Plenary 1 (Maryse Barrette)
  • 11:40 – Session : Taxonomy of Aphidophages
  • 12:00 – Lunch (cold buffet)
  • 13:30 – Session : Non-target effects on Aphidophages
  • 17:00 – Welcome cocktail at the Botanical Garden (Gardens of Light)
  • 19:00 – Gardens of light at Botanical Garden

Tuesday – September 17th, 2019

  • 08:30 – Plenary 2 (Rose Buitenhuis)
  • 09:30 – Session : Aphid control
  • 12:00 – Lunch (hot buffet)
  • 13:30 – Plenary 3 (Audrey Grez)
  • 14:30 – Session : Spatiotemporal context & Aphidophages
  • 17:00 – Poster session & cocktail

Wednesday – September 18th, 2019

  • 08:00 – Excursion in the beautiful region of Laurentians

Thursday – September 19th, 2019

  • 08:30 – plenary 4 (Jay A. Rosenheim)
  • 09:30 – Session : Biology of Aphidophages
  • 12:00 – Lunch (hot buffet)
  • 13:30 – Plenary 5 (J.P. Michaud)
  • 14:30 – Session : Invasive Aphidophages
  • 18:30 – Cocktail reception in the Vieux-Port Steakhouse in the Vieux Montréal
  • 19:30 – Conference Banquet in the Vieux-Port Steakhouse (traditional folkloric Québec music and dance)

Friday – September 20th, 2019

  • 08:30 – Plenary 6 (George E. Heimpel)
  • 09:30 – Session : Trophic Interactions
  • 12:00 – Lunch (cold buffet)

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.

Location : 4101, rue Sherbrooke Est, Montréal, H1X 2B2

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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.

Location (meeting place) : 201, Avenue du Président-Kennedy, Montréal, H2X 3Y7

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Conference banquet (thursday)

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

Location : 39, rue Saint-Paul Est, Montréal, H2Y 1G2

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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. Maryse Barrette (Canada, Québec) – Ville de Montréal

« Challenges of IPM and biological control in urban environments »

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

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

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. 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. 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 »

Talks and posters

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.

Poster session

The poster session will be held on Tuesday (17:00) and a cocktail will be served. Please note that posters should be 80 cm (width) x 100 cm (height) maximum. We will provide the place number for each poster at the registration table. You will be able to install the poster at the beginning of the symposium and we encourage their display until the end of the symposium.

Sessions & topics

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.