On behalf of the Organizing committee, it is our pleasure to invite you to Antibes Juan-les-Pins in May 2020 for the 7th International Congress of Nematology (ICN).
The ICNs have been hosted in cities around the world every six years since 1984. The 7th ICN is being organized by the European Society of Nematology (ESN) under the auspices of the International Federation of Nematology Societies (IFNS) in Antibes Juan-les-Pins, one of the most mythical seaside resorts of the French Riviera, dating to the ‘Belle Epoque’ period of the 1920s.
The Congress will run from May 3 to 8, 2020 with the theme of “Crossing borders: a world of nematode diversity and impact to discover”, a timely subject as we reconcile the importance of agricultural production with that of environmental conservation.
Over the five days of the Congress, we will have an academic program that includes 12 plenary lectures and 32 parallel sessions covering a variety of topics including biodiversity, biology, ecology, genetics, epidemiology, management, biocontrol, regulatory/quarantine, phylogeny and taxonomy. Poster sessions will provide further opportunities for discussing results and ideas. Significant support for students and participants from middle and low-income countries will be available to assist them in attending the conference.
More than a conference, the ICN 2020 will be an experience, a celebration of the best of nematology and the gathering of our global community. As you might expect when visiting France, this spirit of celebration will extend to a vibrant social program. We have scheduled a free day of activities to allow attendees to visit France and the French Riviera… unforgettable experiences.
Our sponsors are an integral part in the success of the conference, without whom none of this would be possible.
We look forward to meeting you in Antibes Juan-les-Pins in 2020.
Dr. Pierre Abad
Chair 7th ICN - May 2020