International Congress on Invertebrate Pathology and Microbial Control and the 48th Annual Meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology Vancouver, Canada August 9-13, 2015
International Congress on Invertebrate Pathology and Microbial Controland the 48th Annual Meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology   Vancouver, Canada   August 9-13, 2015



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Dear SIP Members and Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to invite you to attend SIP2015 - the International Congress on Invertebrate Pathology and Microbial Control and the 48th Annual Meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology to be held 9-13 August, 2015 at the University of British Columbia Campus in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. As always, the meetings will offer an exciting scientific program exploring the latest findings in invertebrate pathology, including microbial control, diseases of beneficial invertebrates, and advances in fundamental research on host-pathogen interactions. In addition, the satellite symposium ‘Microsporidia in the Animal to Human Food Chain: An International Symposium to Address Chronic Epizootic Disease’ sponsored by the OECD Co-operative Research Programme on Biological Research Management for Sustainable Agricultural Systems and SIP will be held on Sunday, 9 August. The SIP meetings will begin on Sunday afternoon with a special half-day workshop organized by the Bacterial Division entitled ‘Regulatory Considerations for the Commercialization of New Insecticidal Proteins’ followed by our customary evening welcoming mixer.

All symposia, Founders’ lecture, concurrent- and poster sessions will take place in The Nest - UBC’s new Alma Mater Society (AMS) building, only a few hundred meters from Gage Residence where delegates will stay. New to SIP will be the housing of the full conference program on the software application EventMobi (for Android, Blackberry, iPhone, tablets, and computers), although pdf and hard copy (by request) versions will also be available.


On Tuesday afternoon we will provide 3 choices for excursions: 1) a visit to the Britannia Mines followed by sweeping views of Howe Sound, the luscious coastal forest, and surrounding mountains via the “Sea to Sky Gondola” and the Summit Lodge at the top; 2) directly up the Sea to Sky Gondola and a three hour hike on undulating trails in the beauty of the high alpine; or 3) a First Nations cultural and nature experience at the Cheakamus Centre where “nature is always in session”, with all groups culminating at the Centre for the 5K run and evening barbeque.


During spare time, delegates and companions can experience numerous activities on the beautiful UBC Campus: the Museum of Anthropology (highly recommended), Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Pacific Museum of Earth, Morris & Belkin Art Gallery, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, and the Botanical and Nitobe Memorial Gardens. A companion program will offer day tours and activities if sufficient interest is expressed. Options include visits to Grouse Mountain, Whistler, Capilano Suspension Bridge, the Vancouver Aquarium, Van Dusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver Art Gallery, Dr. Sun Yet-Sen Classical Chinese Garden or even Victoria on Vancouver Island!

There are a number of options to explore in Vancouver at no cost: beaches near the UBC Campus are within walking distance, Stanley Park (walking or cycling the sea wall), Granville Island Market, Queen Elizabeth Park Gardens, and others. New to SIP, delegates and companions will be able to start each day with an early morning yoga session.

We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver!

The Local Organizing Committee

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