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14th COLOSS Conference 2018 * September 16-17 * Belgium

14th COLOSS Conference 2018 * September 16-17 * Belgium

*** HOSTED BY: COLOSS *** VENUE: Ghent University, Belgium *** Stay tuned for more information! ***…

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

VENUE

Ghent University
St. Pietersnieuwstraat 33
9000 Gent
Belgium
Link

DATES

Start:
Sunday, September 16
End:
Monday, September 17
2018

HOSTED BY

DESCRIPTION

  • International meeting of COLOSS to provide an update on the network’s achievements and future directions, including meetings for COLOSS Core Projects and Task Forces.
  • Annual General Assembly Meeting
  • Focus on two new invasive species in Europe – small hive beetles, Aethina tumida and Asian hornets, Vespa velutina

This event is supported by :

 

TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION

Information about travel and accommodation can be found on the EURBEE website.

Please click here.

MAP

SCHEDULE – Saturday, September 15

Session 1 – COLOSS Executive Committee Meeting 1 (for Executive Committee members only)

19:00-20:30

Meeting of the COLOSS Executive Committee

SCHEDULE – Sunday, September 16

Session 2 – COLOSS General Assembly Meeting 1

07:45-08:30

Sign-in & coffee

08:30-08:35

Welcome by COLOSS President and Local Organizing Committee Chair

08:35-10:30

General Assembly Discussions

10:30-11:00

Break, with drinks & snacks

Session 3 – COLOSS Updates

11:00-12:30

COLOSS Core Project & Task Force updates annual achievements (3 CPs & 8 TFs; 8 mins. ea.)

12:30-14:00

Lunch (covered) & poster set-up

Session 4 – Concurrent Discussion Groups 1

14:00-16:00

1. Monitoring, 2. Survivors, 3. Vespa velutina

16:00-16:30

Break

Session 5 – Concurrent Discussion Groups 2

16:30-18:30

1. CSI Pollen, 2. B-RAP, 3. Bee Breeding

Session 6 – Posters & Social Dinner

18:30-20:00

Poster session with apéro

20:00-

Social dinner

SCHEDULE – Monday, September 17

Session 7 – Concurrent Discussion Groups 3

08:30-10:30

1. Varroa control, 2. APITOX, 3. Small Hive Beetle

10:30-10:45

Break, with drinks & snacks

Session 8 – Concurrent Discussion Groups 4

10:45-12:45

1. B-RAP, 2. Viruses, 3. Varroa Control

12:45-14:30

Lunch

Session 9 – Concurrent Discussion Groups 5

14:30-16:30

1. APITOX, 2. Monitoring, 3. Bee Breeding

16:30-16:45

Short break

Session 9 – COLOSS General Assembly Meeting 2

16:45-17:45

Updates from Core Projects & Task Force discussions

17:45-18:30

Final General Assembly discussions, plans & Farewell

Session 10 – Executive Committee Meeting 2 (for Executive Committee members only)

20:00-21:00

Debrief meeting of the COLOSS Executive Committee

This event is supported by :

 

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

Attention

Registration is only open to COLOSS Members. If you have questions concerning your COLOSS membership, please contact Geoff Williams (williams@auburn.edu) with ‘COLOSS membership’ in the subject heading).

The 40 Euro registration fee will be collected during morning Sign-in. We will only accept cash. This registration fee includes coffee breaks, lunches, and the social dinner.

Due to limited financial support, participants will NOT be reimbursed for travel and accommodation.

Registration ends on: August 28, 2018

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ORGANIZERS

Dirk de Graaf
Ghent University, Belgium (local organizer)
dirk.degraaf@ugent.be 32 9 264 8732
Maria Bouga
Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
mbouga@aua.gr
Asli Özkirim
Hacettepe University, Turkey
ozkirim@hacettepe.edu.tr
Geoff Williams
Auburn University, USA
williams@auburn.edu