It is a great pleasure and honor to extend to you a warm invitation to attend the ISOPS X, to be held in San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador from July 15th to 19th, 2019. ISOPS is where novel research involving different topics of Phlebotomine sandflies is presented to colleagues from around the world. As it is tradition, every year the congress is held alternatively in the New and the Old World. The tenth edition of this event is organized by the Institute of Microbiology of the San Francisco de Quito University (USFQ) in cooperation with the USFQ’s Galapagos Academic Institute for the Arts and the Sciences (GAIAS).
The program of the upcoming ISOPS X will address the topics of modern tools for sandflies studies, ecology and epidemiology, systematics and phylogeny, vector and parasite interactions, and sandflies control. The symposium will be a wonderful opportunity to meet friends, colleagues and leading scientists from around the globe.
ISOPS X is also a great chance to visit Ecuador, a small Andean country with incredible diversity of ecosystems and species. Within a very short driving distance you can go from a tropical rainforest in the Amazonia region, to a cold snowy mountain in the Andean Highlands, or to an amazing beach in the Pacific Coast. You will be visiting the Galapagos Islands, considered the first natural area designated by UNESCO as World Heritage Site due to its beauty and unique biota. All the islands and islets from the archipelago held unique species found nowhere else on the planet. It is worth noting that the symposium will be held a few meters from where Charles Darwin landed, on September 16th, 1835, as part of one of the most fruitful journeys in the history of science.
Besides is incomparable beauty, San Cristobal island is one of the oldest in the Galapagos Archipelago, it is also the most fertile and offers diverse activities including swimming, snorkeling, diving and trekking. We can assure you that it is an exceptional location for the congress since you will enjoy the amazing local gastronomy, culture and nature.
I sincerely hope you will join us in the 10th International Symposium On Phlebotomine Sandflies (ISOPS X). See you on 2019.
With best wishes,
Sonia Zapata Mena
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|Closing Ceremony 12h30 – 13h00|
|Open Ceremony 15h30 - 16h00||Oral session
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|Coffee break 16h00 - 16h30||Coffee break
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|Oral session 16h30 - 18h30||Poster Session 17h00 – 18h30||Poster Session 17h00 – 18h30|
|Welcome Cocktail 19h30 – 21h00||Closing Cocktail 19h30 – 22h30|
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- Dr. Nestor Añez (Venezuela)
- Dr. Jean Pierre Dedet (France)
- Dr. Koussay Dellagi (Tunisia)
- Dr. J. Enrique Pérez (Peru)
- Dr. Yusuf Özbel (Turkey)
- Dr. Oscar Daniel Salomon (Argentina)
- Dr. Jérôme Depaquit (France)
- Dr. Michele Maroli (Italy)
- Dr. Nicole Leger (France)
- Dr. Jeffrey Shaw (Brazil)
- Dr. Phillip G. Lawyer (USA)
- Dr. Eunice A. B. Galati (Brazil)
- Dr. Shaden Kamhawi (USA)
- Dr. Montserrat Gallego (Spain)
- Dr. Petr Volf (Czech Republic)
- Dr. Bernard Pesson (France)
- Sonia Zapata Mena - President (USFQ)
- Estefania Espinosa (USFQ)
- Juan Mosquera (USFQ)
- Dario Ramirez (USFQ)
- Alexandra Polanco (USFQ)
- Nathalia Chamorro (USFQ)
- Modern Tools for Sand Flies Studies
- Ecology and Epidemiology
- Systematics and Phylogeny
- Vector and Parasite
- Sandflies control
Registration Fees and Payment
The registration fee includes: congress participation, coffee breaks, abstracts, round-trip and cocktail.
|Before January 31st, 2019||After February 1st, 2019||After June 1st, 2019|
|Participant||300 USD||400 USD||500 USD|
|Graduate, student, Post-Doc*||200 USD||300 USD||350 USD|
|Accompanying people||180 USD||200 USD||220 USD|
* please justify
For accompanying people the fee (congress access, coffee breaks, round-trip, and cocktail).
Acquire your tickets and sign up through our Payment Button. For foreigners paying with credit cards, please choose the ”other bank cards” option when proceeding with the payment.
Call for Abstracts
The Symposium official language is English and the deadline for abstract submission for ISOPS X is April 30th, 2019.
The format for the abstracts is the following:
- Title: Times New Roman 14
- Authors: Times New Roman 11
- Addresses: Times New Roman 10
- e-mail of corresponding author: Times New Roman, 10
- 3-5 Key words: Times New Roman 11
- Abstract: Times New Roman 11
- Maximal length: 1 page
Only communications related to Phlebotomine sand flies will be accepted.
Send your abstract as an attached file to email: email@example.com
Please notice that abstracts will be returned for formatting if they do not comply with the format mentioned above.
Please indicate if you prefer to do an oral communication or a poster. You will be informed by the committee on May, 15th if you will do an oral communication or a poster.
Only the speakers (oral communication) or presenting authors (poster) registered on the symposium (and registration fee paid) will have their communications considered by the committee.
The official book (downloadable just after the congress) will only include oral communications and poster presented during the congress.
Speakers of all sessions are expected to respect the time limit of a communication which will be 15 minutes. Power point presentation must be deposited to symposium attendance at the beginning of each session.
Please, note that each poster will be preceded by a breve presentation of one minute and two slides maximum. The slide(s) have to be given to the organization 24 hours before the poster session.
Posters should be printed in the A0 Format (Width - horizontal: 841 mm and Length - vertical: 1189 mm). They will be fixed on easels.
ISOPS X will be held in the Conventions Center Charles Darwin, located in San Cristobal Island, Galapagos- Ecuador.
Information for entering Galapagos.
INGALA: $20 fee that must be paid when arriving at the airports of Quito or Guayaquil
National Park Galapagos entry
$100 fee that must be paid at the airport of San Cristobal
For more information please visit Galapagos government official web page: http://www.gobiernogalapagos.gob.ec/ingreso-a-galapagos/
How to arrive?
You can arrive in San Cristobal exclusively by plane from Antonio José de Sucre International Airport in Quito or José Joaquin de Olmedo in Guayaquil.