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Submission of Titles for Talks, Posters & Symposia


As of October 11: Talk and poster presentation information for each submission.
Please download and check the information for your submission.
Send any corrections to Dr. Jeff Skevington e-mail to Skevington before noon on Tuesday, October 14th.
Any later submissions will be ignored because we have to start printing the program.

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Deadlines for submission:
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Symposium proposals: open 29 February 2008
Talk and/or poster information: open 31 August 2008
Categories of presentation:
Talk/oral presentation Regular or President's Prize
Poster presentation Regular or President's Prize

Presentations (including the Abstract) may be given in either official language.

President's Prize Eligibility Criteria:


  • currently enrolled in a degree program or has graduated from a degree program since the last annual meeting
  • registered at the meeting and has designated the President's Prize category at the time of abstract submission
  • the principal researcher of the paper or poster

Your data is to be submitted by using our posted Word document form. Summary should include the following information, as per the example: 1) authors' names, 2) authors' addresses and affiliation, 3) presentation title, 4) presentation category, 5) abstract/summary [not to exceed 500 characters, about 70 words].

Example of Title and Abstract
Gariepy, Tara D. (1), Kuhlmann, Ulrich (2), Gillott, Cedric (3), Erlandson, Martin (1)
(1) Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Saskatoon Research Centre, Saskatoon, SK Canada, S7N 0X2; (2) CABI Bioscience Switzerland, Rue des Grillons 1, CH-2800 Delémont, Switzerland; (3) Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan, 112 Science Place, Saskatoon, SK Canada, S7N 5E2.
A Molecular Approach to Evaluating the Ecological Host Range of European Peristenus spp. (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), Parasitoids of Lygus spp. (Hemiptera: Miridae)
(Talk - President's Prize)
Molecular methods for detecting and identifying parasitoids within their hosts may expedite ecological studies prior to introducing exotic biological control agents. To determine the utility of molecular diagnostics in non-target risk assessment of European parasitoids of Lygus (Hemiptera: Miridae), a multiplex PCR assay for Peristenus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) was applied to field-collected target and non-target mirids. Parasitism levels and parasitoid species composition based on rearing, dissection, and molecular analysis were compared.

Oral presentations (regular and President's prize) will last 12 minutes plus 3 minutes for questions and discussion. Presentations in PowerPoint only, using common Windows fonts for text and symbols and with limited use of animation. Facilities for loading oral presentations from USB storage devices or CD-R/DVD formats will be provided at designated times during the meeting.

Poster presentations should be sized under a maximum size of 1.2 x 1.2 m to allow two posters per poster board.

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