11th COLOSS Conference - Registration & Abstract Call

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Please contact geoffrey.williams@vetsuisse.unibe.ch about the possibility of further registrations.

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Topic

  • International meeting of COLOSS to provide an update on the network’s achievements and future directions, including meetings for COLOSS Core Projects, Task Forces, and sessions on small hive beetle and beekeeping.

When & Where

  • 21st - 23rd October 2015; two full days for COLOSS discussions, followed by an extension day dedicated to beekeeping

  • Slovenian Beekeepers Association,

Address: Brdo pri Lukovici 8, 1225 Lukovica, Slovenia

www.czs.si (please click on the map for Google Maps location)

Conference location (Map)

Registration

Registration fee

  • 20 Euros payable on site.

Registration & abstract submission deadline

  • 15 August 2015

Poster Session

  • Participants are invited to submit abstracts for a poster session prior to the social dinner. No submissions for oral presentations will be accepted.
  • All abstracts must be accompanied by a poster
  • Poster dimensions: no larger than A0 (84.1x118.9 cm)


Funding

  • Registration fee will cover all coffee breaks and the social dinner on Wednesday.

  • Due to limited financial support, participants will NOT be reimbursement for travel and accommodation. Further information will be provided should this reimbursement status change.

Accomodation

Accommodation can ONLY be booked via Aritours Travel Agency to receive quoted rates. Reservation is confirmed only after payment.

Hotels in Domžale

1. Ambient Hotel (70 rooms available) http://www.ambienthotel.si/domov.html

Aškerčeva ulica 6a, 1230 Domžale
+386 8 200 2000

2. Hotel Krona (23 rooms available) http://www.hotel-krona.com

Ihanska cesta 2, 1230 Domžale
+386 1 72 40 600

Price list with breakfast at both hotels (including VAT):

  • Single room: 49,00 Euros

  • Double room: 68,00 Euros

  • Triple room : 90,00 Euros

  • Tourist tax: 1,00 Euros per person per day. Payable in the hotel.

Limited occupancy is expected in Domžale, and will be reserved on a first come, first served basis. Hotels are blocked for COLOSS until 1 September 2015. If needed, additional accommodation in Ljubljana will be recommended, with transportation to the event covered by COLOSS.

To reserve a room, please contact Aritours Travel Agency indicating check-in and check-out dates, number of persons (room type), and to whom the invoice should be direct to. Reservation is confirmed only after payment.

Transportation

 Transfer from hotels to the meeting location at the Slovenian Beekeeping Association centre will be organized and covered by registration fees and meeting support.

Tentative Schedule

20th OCTOBER 2015

Time

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

19:00-20:30

Meeting of the COLOSS Executive Committee

 

21st OCTOBER 2015

Time

Session 2 – COLOSS General Assembly Meeting 1

08:00-08:30

Sign-in

08:30-09:30

Welcome and General Assembly discussion

09:30-10:30

Small hive beetle ante portas (Two talks by invited speakers; 30 mins. ea.)

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 & 5 TFs; 10 mins. ea.)

12:30-14:00

Lunch & poster set-up

Session 4 – Concurrent Discussion Groups 1

14:00-16.00

1. Monitoring, 2. B-RAP, 3. BEEBOOK

16.00-16:15

Short break

 

Session 5 – Concurrent Discussion Groups 2

16.15-18.15

1. CSI Pollen, 2. Small Hive Beetle, 3. Bee Breeding

Session 6 – Posters & Social Dinner

19.00-20.00

Poster session with apéro

20:00-

Social dinner

 

22nd OCTOBER 2015

Time

Session 7 – Concurrent Discussion Groups 3

08.30-10.30

1. Varroa control, 2. APITOX, 3. Monitoring

10.30-10.45

Break, with drinks & snacks

 

Session 8 – Concurrent Discussion Groups 4

10.45-12.45

1. B-RAP, 2. Small Hive Beetle, 3. Varroa Control

12.45-14.30

Lunch

 

Session 9 – Concurrent Discussion Groups 5

14.30-16.30

1. APITOX, 2. CSI Pollen, 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 GA discussions, plans & Farewell

19.30-

Dinner (on own)

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

20.00-21.00

Closing meeting of the COLOSS Executive Committee

 

Beekeeping Extension Day – Tentative Schedule

23th OCTOBER 2015

Time

 

09.00-10:00

Global honeybee colony losses and mitigation: a COLOSS perspective by Peter Neumann

10.00-11.00

Varroa – novel treatment approaches by Vincent Dietemann

11.00-12.00

Small hive beetle: past experiences and future perspectives by Jamie Ellis

12.00-13.00

Discussion

09.00-12.00

Concurrent sessions for CP B-RAP & TFs APITOX and Bee Breeding 

 

Organizer contacts

Peter Kozmus

Geoff Williams

Slovenian Beekeeping Association

Tel: +386 1 729 6116
E-mail:
peter.kozmus@czs.si

Institute of Bee Health, University of Bern

Tel: +41 79 437 93 40

E-mail: geoffrey.williams@vetsuisse.unibe.ch

Janko Bozic

Aleš Gregorc

University of Ljubljana

Tel: +386 1 320 3374

E-mail: janko.bozic@bf.uni-lj.si

Agricultural Institute of Slovenia

Tel.: +386-1/2805150

E-mail: Ales.Gregorc@kis.si