• Home
Wednesday, 10 November 2021 08:26

2022 International Congress of Invertebrate Pathology and Microbial Control and 54th Annual Meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology (SIP) Featured

Written by
Rate this item
(0 votes)

SIP Logo

2022 International Congress of Invertebrate Pathology and 54th Annual Meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology (SIP)

31 July - 4 August 2022

The 2022 International Congress of Invertebrate Pathology and Microbial Control and the 54th Annual Meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology (SIP) will be held from 31 July to 4 August 2022 at the Boardwalk Hotel and Conference Centre in Gqeberha, South Africa.  This is a first for Africa!  The world appears to be adapting to life with Covid 19 and we are thus positive about hosting an in-person on-site meeting next year.

The Society for Invertebrate Pathology

For those unfamiliar with SIP, it is the foremost global scientific society, focussed on insect pathogens, including microbial control and biopesticide development.  The society meets once a year in a different part of the world and attracts the world’s leading scientists on invertebrate pathology and microbial control.  This will be an excellent opportunity (and for many a unique opportunity) to hear and to meet with the world’s leading scientists in these disciplines.  Apart from the scientific sessions, the meeting has a strong social programme, which gives delegates plenty of time to network.  This is a fantastic opportunity for South African scientists and biopesticide developers to explore collaborative relationships with the world leaders in the field.  This could provide a much needed boost to research and development in microbial control of agricultural and other pests in South Africa and the African continent as a whole.

Scientific Programme

A full scientific programme is being organised, starting with a plenary session on Monday morning that will be specifically appropriate to this unique meeting.  Each division in the society (viruses, fungi, nematodes, bacteria, microbial control, microsporidia, diseases of beneficial invertebrates) will organise a topical symposium, with at least one cross-divisional symposium also on the cards.  Furthermore, there will be three to four concurrent sessions, consisting of contributed papers within the various disciplines.  The meeting website will be launched in November, where announcements of symposia details and abstract and registration deadlines will be made as soon as they are finalised.  Abstract submission is likely to open in February.

Remember to diarise and budget for 31 July to 4 August 2022 in Gqeberha.  For any queries, please contact the local organisers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (temporary email address) with any queries.  Please also keep an eye on the SIP website (www.sipweb.org) for the imminent launch of the meeting website.

We really hope to see a large contingent of South Africans and Africans from throughout the continent in Nelson Mandela Bay next year, along with the usual large international delegation!

Read 2889 times Last modified on Wednesday, 10 November 2021 08:46