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Biology and Genomics of Social Insects – Cold Spring Harbor, 5-8 May 2018

The Cold Spring Harbor meeting, Biology and Genomics of Social Insects, is scheduled for May 5-8 2018. We have an amazing line up of speakers this year and sessions spanning topics ranging from social insect immunity to neurobiology to functional and comparative genomics. You can find more details about the meeting here. Registration is now open. The abstract deadline is February 23, 2018.

American Bee Research Conference 11-12 January, 2018

We are excited to announce the call for abstracts for the 2018 American Bee Research Conference. The American Association of Professional Apiculturists (AAPA) will conduct the 2018 American Bee Research Conference (ABRC) at the Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, NV on January 11-12, 2018. Please refer to the meeting website for all relevant information and links about the meeting, including lodging and transportation:

All apiculture specialists and apiculture students are invited to attend and present papers (both oral and poster presentations) at this conference. Presentations and abstracts are restricted to research involving the genus ApisABSTRACTS DUE OCTOBER 20, 2017.

IUSSI International Congress 2018 – Call for Symposia Proposals

Dear Colleagues,

It is a pleasure to invite you to attend the XVIII IUSSI International Congress that will be held in Guarujá, Brazil, between August 5 to 10, 2018.

From June 1 till October 20, 2017, we will be receiving symposia proposals for the XVIII IUSSI International Congress

As shown in the general Program structure (see Program in Menu,, we have scheduled 8 slots for symposia (7 with 2.5 hours duration each and 1 with 2 h), and for each of these slots we can have up to 5 parallel sessions.

So as to keep parallel sessions parallel, each speaker slot would be projected for 15 min (including discussion). So in case you plan to have an introductory speaker, he/she would have to be programmed for a 30 min time frame. Please see attached file for more information.

IUSSI-NAS Business Meeting 7 November, 2017

The IUSSI-NAS Business Meeting will be held on Tuesday evening, 8-10pm, during the 2017 Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting held in Denver, CO. We ask those of you planning to attend the IUSSI-NAS business meeting to be sure you have a good meal in your bellies before showing up to the business meeting. There will be a cash bar, and it will stay open until midnight.

On the agenda:
Presentations by recent recipients of research awards:
– Kim Drager (2017 Tschinkel Awardee)
– Cameron Fay (2016 Jeanne Awardee)
– Mark Jowiecki (2016 Nutting Awardee)
Discussion of IUSSI Brazil Meeting 2018
Discussion of IUSSI-NAS Breakout Meeting 2020
Discussion of IUSSI Meeting: NAS bid for 2022
The Treasurer’s Report!

Other sessions/symposia featuring social insect themes will be listed here as the information comes in – so check back!

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