ESA Science Policy Events
Science Policy Events:
In addition to the Annual and Branch meetings, the Society occasionally hosts meetings, summits, and briefings to help inform policy and decision makers, members, and other stakeholders. As events are planned, details will be posted on this page.
ESA hosted a summit in conjunction with the International Congress of Entomology to focus on entomology's role in developing solutions for some of the world's most challenging issues: Sustainable agriculture, vector-borne diseases, and invasive insect species.
ESA partnered with the IPM Institute and the CDC to host this summit that featured the latest research and development of these public health pests. Over 80 professionals attended this two-day summit. 11 of them spend a few hours making visits to Capitol Hill offices to advocate for vector control research and funding.
The Society partnered with the Brazilian Entomological Society to host a Summit in Maceió, Brazil focused on managing the spread of the mosquito that vectors the Zika virus, dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever, and other diseases. The meeting identified three critical needs. Click through on the link to learn more.