There are fewer than seven weeks to the opening of the 9th International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) so if you’ve not reserved you place yet, now’s the time to do so. The organisers plan to close online registration on 16 June.
Doors at Aston University in Birmingham, UK, will open for the conference on the afternoon of Sunday 9 July 2017. There will be a welcome reception that evening so that delegates can begin to forge new contacts as well as renewing old friendships.
The scientific conference begins with a full plenary session on the morning of Monday 10 July with delegates then selecting from concurrent sessions on bed bugs or invasive species for the afternoon. Over the subsequent two days there will be 60 concurrent sessions for delegates to pick from, plus over 40 poster papers with speakers from right across the globe. A wide range of themes will be covered from bed bugs to rodents and from invasive species to mosquitoes and termites.
Matthew Davies, chair of the Organising Committee, adds: “Although the main attraction of ICUP 2017 is quite rightly the quality science relating to urban pests, there remains ample time to enjoy oneself away from the lecture theatre. Accommodation on campus is included in the price of registration to allow delegates to get to know each other. Everyone being together on campus is a great way to enjoy networking. The best urban pest discussions sometimes take place outside of a lecture theatre. Let it be known too that the Organising Committee know how to throw a great party, so be sure to include the conference dinner in your booking!”