June 28, 2021 - July 2, 2021

2021 International Congress on Invertebrate Pathology and Microbial Control & 53rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology

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

Submissions of abstracts of abstract are now closed.

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 the 2021 International Congress on Invertebrate Pathology and Microbial Control & 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

Convenors

Confirmed speakers

Plenary symposium: Current Chalenges for the microbial control of Spodoptera frugiperda 

Virus Division symposium: Place of baculoviruses in the fight against Covid-19 

Bacteria Division symposium:  Analysis of Vip3A and Cry protein mechanism of action 

  • Dr Neil Crickmore, University of Sussex - UK
  • Dr Patricia Casino, University of València - ES
  • Dr Alejandra Bravo, National Autonomous University of Mexico - MX
  • Dr Mario Soberón, National Autonomous University of Mexico - MX

Diseases of Beneficial Invertebrates and Virus Cross-Division Symposium: Viruses of Pollinators

  • Dr Adam G. Dolezal, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign - USA
  • Dr Eugene Ryabov, University of Warwick, UK
  • Dr Ya Guo, University of Florida, USA
  • Prof Lena Wilfert, University of Ulm - DE 

Diseases of Beneficial InvertebratesDivision Symposium: Pathological advances in carcinology

  • Dr Andrew Kough, Shedd Aquarium - USA
  • Erin Walters, Florida Wildlife Research Institute - USA
  • Elizabeth Duermit-Moreau, University of Florida - USA
  • Dr Kelly Bateman, Cefas - UK
  • Mingli Zhao, Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology - USA
  • Dr Charlotte Davies, Swansea University, UK  

Fungi Division symposium: New Advances in the World of the Entomophthorales

  • Dr Brian Lovett, West Virginia University - USA
  • Dr Carolyn Elya, Harvard University - USA
  • Andreas Naundrup Hansen, University of Copenhagen - DK
  • Linda Muskat, University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld - DE
  • Dr Stéphanie Saussure, Natural Resources Institute - FI
  • Prof. Ann E. Hajek, Cornell University - USA

Microsporidia Division symposium : Microsporidia of invertebrate hosts in aquatic and terrestrial habitats

Nematode Division Symposium:  Entomopathogenic nematodes or scavengers: Revisiting the emerging new nematodes classified as EPN 

  • Dr Ernesto San-Blas, University of O´Higgins - CL
  • Dr Vladimír Půža, Czech Academy of Sciences - CZ
  • Dr Giulia Torrini, CREA - Research Centre for Plant Protection and Certification - IT
  • Dr Javad Karimi, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad - IR
  • Dr Raquel Campos-Herrera, CSIC - Universidad de La Rioja - ES
  • Dr Adler Dillman, University of California, Riverside - USA

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ORAL CONTRIBUTIONS

Contributed oral presentations will be made available from the SIP2021 conference website as previously recorded videos for the whole duration of the meeting.
The video must be in mp4 format and 10 minutes maximum. Presentations will be uploaded on the password protected Vimeo platform. Only registered participants will be able to access the videos.
We expect a video in which you share your screen, i.e. the viewer sees your full screen powerpoint presentation, and the small video of you in a corner (example in the picture below), as recorded on the Teams or Zoom platform or any video platform of your choice.
  
There will be no dedicated time to view particular videos, but presenters of oral contributions, together with presenters of poster presentations, are asked to participate in live chat sessions based on scientific topics. In these sessions, all interested participants will be able to ask questions related to contributed talks and posters. The schedules of each session will be communicated ahead of the conference, upon publication of the general program. We expect participants to have watched videos and read posters ahead of the chat sessions.
When preparing your presentation, please keep in mind that it might be viewed on a variety of screens, ranging from large computer screens to smartphones. Below, are some simple recommendations to improve recording quality. Please also bear in mind that there will be no post-editing from the SIP2021 organizers.
Recording format. Orientation: Horizontal (landscape). Resolution: HD at least (ex: the one given by devices with 1920 × 1080 screen pixels, also known as 1080p).
Speech. At the beginning: count 5 sec. from the beginning of the recording, before you start speaking. By the end: count 5 sec. since you finished speaking, before cutting the recording.
Location. Illumination: record in a well-lit place, during the day and indoors. Background: preferably one free of visual distractions (pictures, televisions, portraits, etc.), so that attention is focused on the person in the frame. Avoid being in places that allow direct light and noise to enter.
Person to frame. Always look at the camera, memorize your speech, don't read your text. Watch your speech: use a calm tone, moderate speed, and watch your diction, talk clearly and firmly, get as close to the camera as possible, but not so close that it deforms your picture.
 
Please submit your previously recorded videos from the 14th to the 24th of June 2021 by e-mail to maurine.villiers@lestudium-ias.fr .
 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Posters will be made available on the SIP2021 conference website as PDF files for the whole duration of the meeting.
 
There will be not dedicated poster sessions. Poster presenters, together with presenters of oral contributions, are asked to participate to live chat sessions based on scientific topics. In these sessions all interested participants will be able to ask questions related to contributed talks and posters. The schedules of each session will be communicated ahead of the conference, upon publication of the general program.
 
When preparing your poster please be aware that SIP participants might be reading it on a variety of electronic devices, ranging from large computer screens, laptop to smartphone.
To improve readability of your poster, we thus strongly encourage you to follow the better poster practice as described on these videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RwJbhkCA58
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYk29tnxASs
Templates are available at https://osf.io/ef53g/
 
We trust that this would be the most efficient way to convey your research results as a poster during the SIP 2021 virtual meeting.
 
Please submit your poster as a PDF file no larger than 10 MB from the 14th to the 24th of June 2021 by e-mail to maurine.villiers@lestudium-ias.fr . Bearing in mind that web-posting is not automated, the website will be open for early view of available posters from the 18th of June.

Students Awards

For the 2021 virtual meeting, the Society for Invertebrate Pathology has decided to organize competitions for the Mauro Martignoni Award, the Early Career Award and for the Best Student Oral Presentation.
 
Mauro Martignoni Award
PhD students that are in an advanced stage of their PhD can apply for the Mauro Martignoni Award. The rules and requirements for application are indicated here, and the deadline for submission is April 10, 2021.
 
Early Career Award
Scientists in the early stage of their career (including post-docs) can apply for the Early Career Award. The rules and requirements for submission are indicated here, and the deadline for submission is April 10, 2021.
 
Best Student Oral Presentation Award
Students (PhD, MSc, BSc) can compete for the Best Student Oral Presentation Award at the annual meeting. The competition is open to all student presenters. The rules and requirements for participating in this competition are indicated here, and the deadline for abstract submission is April 20, 2021.
 
Submissions of abstracts of abstract are now closed.

Pricing

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

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