IMMIGRATION AND VISA REQUIREMENTS Visa requirements differ depending on the country of origin. Participants are advised to contact the Cameroonian Embassy or consular office in their respective countries for relevant documents. For participants from countries without a Cameroonian Embassy, please liaise with the LOC for a letter of invitation to avail the visa on arrival.

AAIS 20th BIANNUAL MEETING AND SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT DATES: 27th –31st October 2013 VENUE: Yaounde Conference Centre, Cameroon

AIRPORT TRANSFER You have an option of travelling to Douala or Yaoundé by air. •International airport of Douala Participants will be received at the airport by the Local Organizing Committee (LOC). Transport for participants will be arranged from Douala to Yaoundé by road (250km for 3hours). Transport agencies are “Garanti Prestige” and “Central Voyage”. Cost: 6,000 CFA one way. •International Airport of Yaoundé Transport from airport to hotel will be arranged by the LOC.

THEME : Global change and impacts on  insect  biodiversity: Integrated pest and  disease vectors management in Africa SUB THEMES SUB‐THEMES: 

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE POSITION/ RESPONSIBILITIES

NAME

CONTACT EMAIL

GENERAL COORDINATION

Prof. Joseph Lebel Tamesse, 

Université de Yaoundé I, ENS [email protected]

HONORARY PRESIDENT

Dr. Noe Woin, 

IRAD , Yaoundé, [email protected]

PRESIDENT

Dr. Pierre Mbonji Mbonji, 

IRAD , Yaoundé, [email protected]

VICES PRESIDENTs

Dr Philipe Legall Dr Luc Diboc,  Pr  F.‐Nestor Tchuenguem Dr Rachid Hanna

IRD, Cameroun, [email protected]‐gif.fr IRAD, Yaoundé, [email protected] University of Ngaounadéré, [email protected] IITA, Cameroun, [email protected]

TREASURER

Dr. Foko Gisèle Aurelie, 

Université deYaoundé I, [email protected]

REGISTRATION

Dr. Maurice Tindo, 

Université de Douala, [email protected]

RECEPTION AND  ACCOMMMODATION

Prof. Champlain  Lordon ,  Dr Kekeunou Sévilor, 

Université de Yaoundé I, [email protected][email protected] g

CULTURAL ACTIVITY

Prof. Kenne Martin

Université de Douala [email protected]

PRESS  AND PUBLICITY

Dr. Luc Diboc,  Dr. Timoléon Tchimkam

IRAD‐Yaoundé, [email protected] Université de Dschang, [email protected]

1.  Impact on Beneficial Insects, Pests and  Vectors of Diseases. 2.  New Challenges in Integrated  Management of Insect Pests and Vectors of  Diseases. 3.  Knowledge Sharing and Networking 4.  Biotechnology, Genetically Modified   Organisms and Biosecurity Organisms and Biosecurity  5.  Education and Capacity Reinforcement in  Integrated Insect  Pest and Vector   Management. 6.  Biodiversity and Insect Taxonomy  7 I t 7.  Integrated Storage Pest Management t d St P tM t

AAIS 20TH BIENNAL MEETING – CAMEROON – 27 –31 October 2013 The Executive Committee of the AAIS and the Local Organising Committee cordially invite you to participate in this conference, which will be held in Yaoundé, Cameroon. The conference will provide a forum for effective communication and exchange of information and ideas between participants on various aspects of insect science, and promote advancement and dissemination of knowledge relevant to the needs of Africa.

REGISTRATION  Registration fees cover attendance at all sessions, the  welcome reception, congress dinner, morning and  l i di i d afternoon tea,  airport transfers, transfers between  designated hotels and conference venue. Cost of Registration

LANGUAGES The languages for the conference will be English and French. French Simultaneous translation services will be provided. SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS Abstracts should be sent to the Hon. Secretary of the AAIS (Email: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]) not later than 30th June 2013(deadline). SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION PROCESS Notification of acceptance of contributions will be made by the end of July 2013. Abstracts (in English or French) should not exceed 300 words. They should be formatted in Times New Roman, 12 pt font size, single space, and presented as follows: Title in capital letters; Surname and initials of the authors in capital letters; Authors Authors’ affiliation and addresses. addresses The summary should contain: objectives of the study, materials and methods, results and conclusions.

ORAL PRESENTATIONS The presentation of the contributed papers is limited to 15 minutes including discussion. discussion All authors are invited to prepare their oral communications using PowerPoint. POSTERS The presentations on posters will be made on a surface of 90 cm x 90 cm. All the text should be readable at a distance of 2 meters. Although posters will be on display throughout the conference, contributors will be provided posters session (s) when they will be expected to be available to discuss their posters. posters SPONSORSHIP Limited fellowships to enable students and young scientists undertaking cutting edge research may be available. Deserving applicants may apply to the Secretariat for consideration. Participants are also encouraged to approach other donors/agencies or institutions for assistance. assistance The Secretariat can issue a letter of invitation on request to support such efforts.

Hotels

Cost in CFA

Rating

WiFi

Mérina Hotel

37,000‐48,000 

***

Yes

Amount

Meumi Palace Hotel 

30,000 

***

Yes

Foreign delegates non members of AAIS

200 $

Azur Hotel 

35,000‐45,000

***

Yes

Foreign delegates members of AAIS

150 $ 

Commercial Hualian Hotel 

18,000‐68,000

***

Foreign delegates students*

100 $

Diplomate Hotel 

17,000‐30,000

*

Local participants non members of AAIS/ESC

100 $

La Vallée Hotel 

18,000

*

Local participants members of AAIS/ESC

80 $ 

Local participants students

50 $

*Students must provide a proof of registration signed and stamped by the relevant authorities of their institution. Advance payments could be made in US$ by bank transfer to AAIS’s account payable to AAIS (see AAIS account below). A Account t Name: N AAIS Account No: 402000864 (US Dollars) Swift Code: KCBLKENX Bank: Kenya Commercial Bank Ltd. Moi Avenue Branch, P.O. Box 30081 Nairobi, Kenya . Telegrams KENCOM Nairobi T l 22231 Telex: Tel: +254‐20‐336681 Fax: +252‐20‐225637 Please indicate clearly on the transfer that the payment is for the 20th AAIS Conference. Any transfer fees are payable by the participant. Residents of CAMEROON should contact the LOC for details on payment in local currency. currency ACCOMMODATION Accommodation will be reserved for interested delegates at the venues listed below at special rates. All rates are quoted in dollars (US$). Requests for reservation must be accompanied by a deposit for one night’s accommodation per room payable to the Secretariat. Secretariat This payment can be made together with the registration fee to save on bank charges. Participants must settle the balance of their account.

BANKING AND CURRENCY EXCHANGE  The currency in Cameroon is Franc CFA. Participants are advised to  convert their respective currencies into Euros or US dollars: 1 €=  655.95 F CFA ; 1 US$= 500 F CFA

SOCIO‐CULTURAL ACTIVITIES Excursions will be organized depending upon number of interested participants. Participants will have to bear nominal charges for these excursions. PERSONAL INSURANCE COVER Participants are strongly advised to take a comprehensive short term medical and travel insurance, which should cover the possibility of any unforeseeable occurrences. occurrences

For more information and updates please   visit www.ueab.ac.ke/AAIS

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