International Branch Virtual Symposium Submission Descriptions

Poster submissions are now open in the following areas. The deadline to submit is Monday, February 28, 2022. Start your submission.

How are the Bee Pollinators Doing around the World - Insights and Challenges

Description forthcoming. Start your submission.

Medical & Veterinary Entomology (One Health)

Insects (and other arthropods) have a huge impact on the health of humans and animals. The One Health approach highlights that the health of humans, animals and the environment are intertwined. Only by recognizing this animal-environment-human interface can we address complex health threats, such as newly emerging infectious diseases. Entomologists are conducting important research on the determinants of zoonotic and other diseases. Start your submission.

Insects as Food and Feed for a Sustainable Circular Economy

Globally, insect farming (IF) is gaining recognition for its inherent ability to contribute to improving food and nutrition security and turning the current linear food economy into a circular and resilient food system. This technology requires limited natural resources (land, water), low investment and utilizes biowaste to produce protein-rich biomass for food and feed, in addition to generating insect-composted organic fertilizer for improved soil fertility and crop yield. Harnessing the potential of IF would mitigate pressure on finite natural resources, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create new business opportunities and jobs, reduce foreign currency exchange through importation of feed and fertilizer products, build resilient food systems and promote green economy. Presenters at the proposed symposium will exchange knowledge on recent research findings in IF, including opportunities and challenges faced by the sector. Start your submission.

General Posters

Posters presenting work on any insects and their relatives, not included in the other sessions, are welcome in the general session. Start your submission.

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