quinta-feira, 5 de maio de 2011

Forum on "Pine Wilt Disease in Europe"

XLIII ONTA Annual Meeting  4-9 September, 2011
University of Coimbra
Coimbra, Portugal

The ONTA Executive Committee and the Local Organizing Committee would like to invite you to participate in the XLIII ONTA Annual Meeting, to be held in Coimbra (“City of Knowledge”), Portugal, from September 4-9, 2011. The Meeting will take place in the Auditorium of the Central Services of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology (Polo II Campus) of the University of Coimbra.
This meeting will be an international forum to gather researchers from around the world, to share and discuss their findings regarding the broad and interdisciplinary field of Nematology. Therefore, scientific contributions are expected to cover a variety of topics including systematics, biodiversity, ecology and novel control strategies of nematode diseases.
Throughout the meeting, we hope to create an atmosphere where both professionals and students can exchange ideas and establish working collaborations.

The first part of the week 4-8 September will be dedicated to a wide variety of scientific sessions and your contribution to the meeting may be either as an oral or poster presentation. On Thursday, 8 September, there will be a Forum on Pine Wilt Disease in Europe that is causing serious pine decline in Portugal. On Thursday and Friday (8, 9 September), there will be a Short Course on entomopathogenic nematodes planned for 25 participants. Abstracts must be received by June 30, 2011 and should be submitted via the ONTA Meeting website http://abis.upc.es/bionta/en. Oral presentations for this meeting can be given in any of ONTA’s official languages (Spanish, Portuguese, French and English), but we request that, the abstracts, posters, PowerPoints must be written in English.

The regular registration fees for ONTA members are: meeting - 380.00, meeting+short course - 480.00. These registration costs will cover the lunches, coffee breaks, field excursion, banquet, welcome receptions and attendance to all scientific sessions.
The registration fees to attend only the Forum Pine Wilt Disease or the short course on entomopathogenic nematodes are 100.00 and 150.00, respectively.

Deadline for registration at reduced cost is May 31, 2011. For more details please visit the meeting website http://abis.upc.es/bionta/en


Isabel Abrantes (isabel.abrantes@zoo.uc.pt)
Telephone: +351 239 855 760
Fax: +351 239 855 789

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