79th Annual Meeting - July 22nd, 2022 - Truro, Nova Scotia

The 79th Annual Meeting of the Acadian Entomological Society will be held on Friday 22 July 2022 at the Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus in Truro, Nova Scotia. The meeting will be held in-person, but meeting registrants will also be able to participate in sessions virtually. As this will be our first in-person meeting since 2019 we have themed our meeting ‘Tentatively out of Torpor’. Mark your calendars and spread the word to colleagues and students!

Scientific program

Our tentative program is now available.

Keynote speaker

Our Keynote speaker will be Dr. Laura Ferguson, Acadia University! Dr. Ferguson (@LVFerguson) studies the impacts of changing environments on insect/arthropod immunity and infection. She is particularly interested in understanding how winter and winter climate change shape insect-microbe interactions. Currently her research focuses on mosquitoes and ticks, although she works with a range of insect species. She blends the fields of eco-immunology, thermal biology, physiology, and behavioural ecology to gain a holistic understanding of the future of insect populations and disease transmission. She is currently a Post-Doctoral Researcher and Adjunct Professor at Acadia University. At AES Dr. Ferguson will give a talk on "A long winter's nap - with company: why infection matters for overwintering insects and ticks".


Registration is now open! The registration form can be found here. In-person registration the day of the event will be available.

Call for abstracts

We invite you to submit abstracts for paper (oral) or poster presentations. Abstract information is submitted on the registration form. The deadline for abstract submissions is Monday 4 July 2022. Presenters must provide a presentation title, list of authors and affiliations, and a 150-word abstract. Oral presentations will be 15 minutes (12 minutes + 3 minutes for questions). Poster presentations should be in portrait orientation, with maximum dimensions of 90 cm width x 120 cm height. Student prizes will be awarded for posters and presentations. Presenters may participate virtually or in person.

Suggestions for good presentations can be found here.

Conference Venue

Talks, poster session, coffee breaks, and lunch will occur in 153/157 Cox Institute on the Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus. We recommend you park (for free) in the parking lot on the north side of the Cox Institute, the Banting parking lot, or MacRae Library parking lot. Note that Cumming Drive is inaccessible from College Road due to construction.

Where to stay

Enjoy the comfort and convenience of staying on the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus in Truro by booking through this site.

Things to do in Truro

Take advantage of all there is to do in and around Truro. Some of our favorites include:

AES Logo
Rhagoletis pomenella
, the apple maggot,
email appears on the AES shield and is the only
familiar insect indigenous to the region.