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16th Annual North American Black Fly Association (NABFA) Meeting
February 15-16, 2018
Georgia Center for Continuing Education, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Greetings NABFA Members, Friends and Colleagues,
The 16th annual North American Black Fly Association (NABFA) meeting will be held February 15-16, 2018 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education on the University of Georgia campus in Athens, Georgia. The meeting will start at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday morning, February 15th and end around noon on Friday, February 16th.
We invite black fly enthusiasts, researchers, control specialists and students to join us to exchange ideas, information and camaraderie. Students are especially encouraged to participate in the Mike Spironello Award competition presented annually to the student giving the best talk. The award was established to honor the memory of former NABFA Secretary and black fly researcher, Mike Spironello, who passed away unexpectedly in 2006.
Registration for the meeting is $130.00 for non-students and $70.00 for students. Registration includes a BBQ dinner, a group luncheon at the Georgia Center and one of our classic tee-shirts. A tour of the University of Georgia black fly rearing and bioassay laboratory will be available for anyone whom is interested. Registration and reservations will be handled through the Georgia Center for Continuing Education.
Direct page to Registration: https://www.hotel.uga.edu/events/north-american-black-fly-meeting
You will be given the opportunity to make a hotel reservation as you proceed through the online registration process. A block of rooms (rate $109) is reserved at the Georgia Center until January 18th.
Please email presentations title/abstracts to email@example.com by February 5, 2018.
Feel free to contact either one of us with any questions or concerns. We hope you can attend!
John Walz, NABFA President
Metropolitan Mosquito Control District
2099 University Ave West
St. Paul, Minnesota USA 55104
Elmer W. Gray, Entomologist
413 Biological Sciences Building
Department of Entomology
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
Laboratory (706) 542-1184
Cell (706) 338-0266
Fax (706) 542-2279
VIII INTERNATIONALSIMULIIDAE SYMPOSIUM 2018
Note the new Date!
June 21-22nd, 2018
The 2018 Simuliidae Symposium will be at University of Birmingham, England June 21-22nd, 2018. Arrival and registration will be during the evening of Wed., June 20. The conference facilities can be viewed at venuebirmingham.com
The registration fee will be 100 GBP, which will include the conference dinner on Thursday June 21. An optional dinner/canal boat ride will be available for 20 GBP per person on the evening of Friday June 22.
Sessions on blackfly ecology and systematics, genomics, and working towards the elimination of onchocerciasis in Africa will be held, with a possible workshop on nanopore DNA sequencing. Both oral/powerpoint and posters presentations will be accepted.
Delegates will be able to book their own rooms directly with VenueBirmgham. In late August we’ll be given a meeting code for booking.
Conference rate room charges per night are:
Single: 56.00 GBP
Double room 66.50 (per room)
King room 76.50 (per room)
The rooms include buffet breakfast.
Birmingham International Airport has direct links to continental Europe, and North America through Iceland Air. Trains run from the airport to New Street Station, Birmingham. The University train station is two stops away from New Street.
More Information and Registration:
The conference website will be available for registration in September 2017. Further announcements will be made through the Simuliidae-L and Simuliid Bulletin Blog (http://simuliid-bulletin.blogspot.com.
Please contact Charles Brockhouse (firstname.lastname@example.org) with expressions of interest or for further information.