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We are pleased to announce that the 2018 International Congress of Invertebrate Pathology and Microbial Control and the 51st Annual Meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology will be held on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia from 12 - 16 August 2018.

The conference will open on Sunday 12 August at 12pm with the SIP Executive Meeting and a Welcome Mixer in the early evening.

The scientific program will commence on Monday 13 August at 8.30am and close on Thursday 16 August with the Banquet. The conference and all social events will be held at QT Gold Coast hotel.

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Important Dates

Registration is now Open

Earlybird rate closes: 14 May 2018

Abstract submissions close: 30 May 2018

Registration Deadline for Presenters to be included in Program: 18 July 2018

Featured Workshop & Symposia

Bacterial Division Workshop: “Protein specificity and its impact on safety and resistance”

This workshop will feature research on the specificity, safety, structure and function of toxin domain relationships to support new insecticidal protein submissions with a focus on the Asia/Pacific region The cost of this workshop is included in the registration for the conference. Registration for the workshop is requested for catering purposes.

Symposium: "Health issues of bee and non-bee pollinators"

Bees and other insect pollinators are in decline around the globe. This workshop will showcase current research in the pathogens and management of diseases in pollinator health.

Symposium: “White Spot Syndrome Virus and Viral Diseases of Crustacea”

White Spot Syndrome Virus has had a devastating effect on prawn farming in Queensland and is an international problem in farmed crustacea. This symposium will explore the origins, outbreak and research towards possible solutions.

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