Meetings

FORTHCOMING MEETINGS

1.  NABFA March 2017

2.  VIII EMCA Conference March 2017

3.  VIII INTERNATIONAL SIMULIIDAE SYMPOSIUM

 JUNE 2018

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1.  15th Annual North American Black Fly Association (NABFA) Meeting

“Susquehanna Surprise”

Department of Environmental Protection

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA

March 1-3, 2017

The 15th Annual North American Black Fly Association (NABFA) meeting will be held in Harrisburg, PA at the Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Laboratories Building March 1-3, 2017. 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 presentation. The award was established to honor the memory of former NABFA Secretary and black fly researcher, Mike Spironello, who passed away unexpectedly in 2006.
Lab and field tours will take place on Wednesday afternoon beginning at 2:00pm followed by a mixer Wednesday evening from 6:00pm-9:00pm sponsored by Valent BioSciences.
Presentations will begin Thursday March 2nd at 8:00am and conclude around 2:00pm Friday March 3rd.
Meeting RegistrationThe registration fee is $110. Meeting registration includes a T-shirt, lunch Thursday, and dinner, speaker and tour at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg on Thursday evening.
To register online for the meeting click on the following link:<https://www.eventbrite.com/e/15th-annual-north-american-black-fly-association-meeting-registration-29287732396>
Payment options: Credit card online or cash or check at meeting (Can’t take credit card at meeting)
LodgingBlocks of rooms have been reserved with special pricing ($115.00+tax) at two hotels below. You must book by February 1 to receive this special price (follow links to book the group rates).
Spring Hill Suites by Marriott<http://cwp.marriott.com/haret/nabfac
Hampton Inn & Suites Harrisburg/North <http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/H/HARNOHX-FLY-20170301/index.jhtml>
AirportsClosest airport is Harrisburg International Airport
Philadelphia International Airport *Baltimore–Washington International Airport **Baltimore and Philadelphia are options and are 1.5 hours from meeting location.
Title/Abstracts - Due February 17th, 2017Please send to johnwalz@mmcd.org
Our local host is Douglas Orr, the Water Program Specialist at the Department of Environmental Protection. Doug has been working out the details of the meeting and has done an outstanding job of organizing this meeting. We look forward to seeing you all in Pennsylvania!
Feel free to contact either one of us with any questions or concerns.

John Walz, NABFA PresidentMetropolitan Mosquito Control District2099 University Ave WestSt. Paul, Minnesota USA 55104Office: 651-643-8388Email: johnwalz@mmcd.org>mmcd.org 
Douglas Orr,| Water Program SpecialistDepartment of Environmental ProtectionBureau of Laboratories Building | Harrisburg PA 17105Phone: 717.346.8244 | Fax: 717.346.8591Email:  doorr@pa.gov

2.  VIII EMCA Conference

Becici, Montenegro, 12-16 March 2017.

Will include a session entitled "Blackflies and other insects’ control" chaired by  Aleksandra Ignjatović Ćupina  and Jerome Hogsette
Deadline for abstract submission is January 31st 2017, However, for interested participants late registration will be possible. For further information, consult the conference website:
<http://www.emca-online.eu/conference-montenegro>

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3.  VIII INTERNATIONAL SIMULIIDAE SYMPOSIUM 2018

 Advance Notice

Note the Date!

The 2018 Simuliidae Symposium will be at University of Birmingham, England June 27-29th 2018, with sessions on blackfly ecology and systematics, genomics, and working towards the elimination of onchocerciasis in Africa.
Further details will be posted on the Simuliid Bulletin Blog (http://simuliid-bulletin.blogspot.com), and via the Simuliidae List as they become available, and also in future Simuliid Bulletins. 

Charles Brockhouse.charlesbrockhouse@creighton.edu
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