Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Due to the low number of registered participants for the next IEIC we have postponed the meeting until 2023. The fact that many other meetings also occurred in 2022, the uncertainties that still surround travelling abroad, and the cost of the flights in the current economic situation, deterred many researchers that usually participate in this meeting from registering to 7IEIC.

This is very sad news, as we were very excited to act as hosts for such a nice and productive group. But at this point, we believe it makes no sense to have a face-to-face meeting in October.

At the present time, we are re-evaluating options, particularly considering other related scientific events that are scheduled for 2023, to find a suitable week that does not overlap with other Entomology-focused meetings. It would be very helpful to have your feedback on this. Please, take a few minutes to fill out this short survey.

We sincerely apologize for any inconveniences this may cause you. Believe us that it was not an easy decision to make, but the number of attendees was just too low to justify an international meeting like the IEIC.

Looking forward to hearing from you all

The Organizing Committee

Dear colleagues, welcome to the 7IEIC. 

The IEIC originated after two international meetings: the International Entomophagous Insects Workshop and the European Parasitoid Workshop. These events merged with the aim of strengthening collaboration from scientist working on insects that prey on or parasitize other insects. After USA (2009), France (2011), Canada (2013), Spain (2015), Japan (2017) and Italy (2019), now the IEIC arrives to Buenos Aires, Argentina! 

The 7IEIC will give us the opportunity to witness the latest scientific findings and technical developments on a wide range of topics in a unique session with keynote speakers, oral and poster presentations. We will also enjoy interaction during coffee breaks and lunch.

The meeting is being organized by Instituto Nacional de Tencología Agropecuaria, INTA (National Institute of Agriculture), Centro de Estudios Parasitológicos y de Vectores, CEPAVE, CONICET-UNLP (Centre for Parasitological and Vector Studies),

Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA), CEPAVE Centro de Estudios Parasitológicos y de Vectores (CEPAVE) – UNLP/Conicet
Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales – Universidad de Buenos Aires (FCEyN – UBA), Facultad de Agronomía – Universidad de Buenos Aires (FAUBA – UBA).

Our goal is to gather in a face-to-face meeting, with all the safety measures required to ensure our health. However, if the situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic does not evolve in the way we would like, we will moved to a virtual meeting, with no changes of dates. 

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