15 - 19 July 2019
Center Charles Darwin, San Cristobal Island, Galapagos

International Symposium & Annual National Science Meeting

The program of the upcoming ISOPS X will address the topics of modern tools for sandflies studies, ecology and epidemiology, systematics and phylogeny, vector and parasite interactions, and sandflies control. The symposium will be a wonderful opportunity to meet friends, colleagues and leading scientists from around the globe.

ISOPS X is also a great chance to visit Ecuador, a small Andean country with incredible diversity of ecosystems and species. Within a very short driving distance you can go from a tropical rainforest in the Amazonia region, to a cold snowy mountain in the Andean Highlands, or to an amazing beach in the Pacific Coast. You will be visiting the Galapagos Islands, considered the first natural area designated by UNESCO as World Heritage Site due to its beauty and unique biota. All the islands and islets from the archipelago held unique species found nowhere else on the planet. It is worth noting that the symposium will be held a few meters from where Charles Darwin landed, on September 16th, 1835, as part of one of the most fruitful journeys in the history of science.