June 28, 2021 - July 2, 2021

53rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology

VIRTUAL MEETING - The registration is mandatory and will only be confirmed upon receipt of payment.

Since 1967, the Society for Invertebrate Pathology (SIP) has brought together members from diverse scientific backgrounds under the unified discipline of invertebrate pathology. The SIP has 7 Divisions: Bacteria, Diseases of Beneficial Invertebrates (DBI), Fungus, Microbial Control, Microsporidia, Nematode and Virus, which promote scientific knowledge of pathology of invertebrate animals, including pest species and species of commercial interest.

Despite the current pandemics, the Society for Invertebrate Pathology has decided to hold its annual meeting but this should take place on line. It is therefore our pleasure to invite you to attend SIP2021 - the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology to be held virtually from 28th of June to 2nd of July 2021 in Tours, Loire Valley, France with the participation of Le Studium, IRBI, CNRS, University of Tours and the University of Guanajuato (Mexico).

As always, the meeting will offer an exciting scientific program exploring the latest fundamental and applied findings in invertebrate pathology, including microbial control, diseases of beneficial invertebrates, and advances in fundamental research on host-pathogen interactions. Among the scientific highlights, the society's divisions have put together stimulating symposia and the plenary symposium will be on ‘Current challenges for the microbial control of Spodoptera frugiperda’. All symposia will be held live on the zoom platform and pre-recorded contributed talks and posters posted for viewing prior to live chat sessions.  

This conference is organised in partnership with EntomoCentre, a Research Thematic Network, focused on Entomology and funded by the Centre-Val de Loire Region. The network aims to promote studies in entomology in relation to global changes and innovative technologies.

Key words

Microbial Control, Spodoptera frugiperda, invertebrate pathology, Insect for food and feed, Sustainable Development goal: zero hunger


Submission of abstracts

Symposium speakers will receive a private invitation to submit their abstract.
Registering participants can submit one abstract either for an oral or a poster contribution. Submission must follow these instructions and template to be considered for the scientific program. Please upload during the registration or send your abstract as a Word document to maurine.villiers@lestudium-ias.fr before Tuesday April 20th 2021.
Only abstracts submitted by registered participants will be considered for contributions to the scientific program.

Students Awards

Information to apply for the Martignoni award and the Early Career Award will be available shortly.
A student competition for best oral presentation will also be organised.


Regular non-member of SIP  100 EUR
Students non-member of SIP 50 EUR
SIP members registration 55 EUR
SIP student members registration 25 EUR

Partners of the event