Dr. Juan Andrés Bisset, one of Cuba’s leading entomologists, will be a featured speaker at the 2016 International Congress of Entomology (ICE 2016) in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Bisset, head of the Vector Control Department at the Pedro Kouri Institute of Tropical Medicine and an advisor to the Cuban Public Health Ministry, will deliver an invitational lecture called “Aedes aegypti Management Strategies for Dengue Control in Cuba” at a special symposium.
Dr. Juan Andrés Bisset
“When I received my first passport as a Brazilian citizen, it was stamped ‘not valid’ for Cuba,” said Dr. Walter Leal, one of the Co-Chairs of ICE 2016. “That sparked a curiosity about that country. After I become an entomologist and a U.S. citizen, my curiosity shifted toward entomology in Cuba. Fast forward to today: The International Congress of Entomology could not justify its theme, ‘Entomology without Borders,’ if we did not have at least one delegate from Cuba. We are absolutely delighted to host Dr. Juan Bisset, who will tell us how they control Aedes aegypti and mitigate transmission of dengue. We welcome Dr. Bisset, his knowledge, and input.”
Dr. John Hildebrand
In November 2014 in Portland, OR, the Co-Chairs of the 2016 International Congress of Entomology announced the selection of awardees and speakers for the 2016 International Congress of Entomology in Orlando, Florida.
The University of Arizona’s Dr. John G. Hildebrand is the recipient of the 2016 Wigglesworth Memorial Lecture Award.
In addition, Professors Angharad Gatehouse (University of Newcastle), Ring Cardé (University of California, Riverside), and Maureen Coetzee (University of the Witwatersrand) will receive Certificates of Distinction for Outstanding Achievements in 2016.
Finally, ICE 2016 will feature the following eight Plenary Speakers:
Dr. Jules Hoffmann
Dr. Jules A. Hoffmann, winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, will speak at the 2016 International Congress of Entomology (ICE 2016), which will be held September 25-30, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Hoffmann is a professor of integrative biology at the Strasbourg University Institute for Advanced Study. He is also emeritus research director of the French National Research Center, and he served as vice-president and president of the French National Academy of Sciences from 2006-2010.
He is one of two Nobel Prize winners, along with Peter Agre (2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry), to agree to speak at ICE 2016, which promises to be the largest gathering of insect scientists in history, with more than 6,000 attendees expected.
Dr. Peter Agre
Dr. Peter Agre, the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health, will speak at the 2016 International Congress of Entomology (ICE 2016), which will be held September 25-30, 2016 in Orlando, Florida.
Dr. Agre shared the 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discovering aquaporins, a family of water-channel proteins found throughout nature that underlie numerous physiological processes and clinical disorders. He is deeply involved in multiple global issues, and is the current director of the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute, which conducts research in Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The Royal Entomological Society, on behalf of the Wigglesworth Fund, is pleased to announce that the period for submitting nominations for the 2016 Wigglesworth Memorial Lecture and Medal Award is now open and will remain open until August 31, 2014.
NOMINATIONS FOR THE WIGGLESWORTH LECTURE ARE NOW CLOSED.
The awardee will give the lecture and receive the award at the 25th International Congress of Entomology in Orlando, Florida, USA, September 25-30, 2016.
The Florida Entomological Society (FES) has announced that it will co-locate its 2016 annual meeting with the XXV International Congress of Entomology (ICE), which will be held in Orlando, FL from September 25-30, 2016.
Like the Olympics, the International Congress of Entomology is held every four years, and it attracts thousands of participants from all over the world. This event promises to be the largest gathering of entomologists in history, as the Florida Entomological Society joins the Entomological Society of Canada (ESC) and the Entomological Society of America (ESA), who will all co-locate their 2016 meetings in Orlando along with the ICE 2016.
The organizers of ICE 2016, the XXV International Congress of Entomology, invite members of the global community of insect scientists to submit ideas for symposia for the 2016 meeting, which will take place September 25-30 in Orlando, Florida.
Each symposium at ICE 2016 will be 2-4 hours in length and will feature 15-minute presentations related to the symposium topic.
Each symposium will be assigned to one of the 30 identified scientific sections, which range from acarology to urban entomology.
The deadline for submissions is March 2, 2015.
Click here to submit a symposium idea for the 2016 International Congress of Entomology.
The Council for Congresses of Entomology wishes to award Certificates of Distinction at each International Entomological Congress. These awards are honorary only, and carry no monetary or material value; where possible the Council may assist with a contribution to travel expenses.
Entomologists are invited to nominate colleagues, either as individuals or as teams, for consideration by the Council for these awards in forthcoming Congresses. Successful candidates will be advised prior to the Congress and will be asked to present a special lecture on their work during the Congress.
The deadline for nominations for ICE 2016 is May 5, 2014.
Click here for criteria and procedures, and to submit your nominations.
Submissions for daily plenary speakers for the 2016 International Congress of Entomology are now being accepted from anyone in the global entomological community and related disciplines.
There are six easy steps to make a nomination. Each submitter may nominate only one speaker. The deadline for nominations is October 1, 2014. More information on submissions can be found here.
Submit a nomination.
May 15, 2013 — The Entomological Society of Canada (ESC) recently announced that it would co-locate its 2016 annual meeting with the 2016 International Congress of Entomology (ICE 2016) in Orlando, Florida. They will be joined by the Entomological Society of America (ESA), the host of ICE 2016, who will also co-locate their 2016 annual meeting in Orlando. This combination of three entomology meetings is expected to be the largest gathering of scientists and experts in the history of insect science, with an expected attendance of more than 6,000 delegates.
“The Entomological Society of Canada is very much looking forward to partnering with the ESA in the co-location of our meeting to the 2016 International Congress of Entomology,” said Rosemarie De Clerck-Floate, President of the Entomological Society of Canada. “We expect that it will create many enriching intellectual and interactive opportunities for our respective society members, while being embedded within the broader cultural melting pot provided by the ICE. I suspect having our actual societies, and not just individuals from our societies, attend the ICE will contribute to the sense of communities or cultures coming together, thus heightening the ‘Entomology Without Borders’ experience.”