Event 15th International Congress of Myriapodology

Myriapodologists study multi-legged arthropods (centipedes, millipedes, etc) and velvet worms. Their work has been greatly assisted since 1968 by a centralised secretariat for all things myriapodological: the Centre Internationale de Myriapodologie (CIM), based at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris.

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Period [17/07/2011 - 22/04/2011]
Event location Womens College, University of Queensland, Brisbane Australia The Women's College, College Road, St. Lucia QLD 4067, AUSTRALIA
Host Centre Internationale de Myriapodologie
Event URL http://www.15icm.org/
Contact person Sally Brown
Phone: +61 7 3201 2808
Fax: +61 7 3201 2809
Geographical coverage Global
Keywords Myriapodology, Congress

All 15ICM presentations will be given in the College Playhouse at Womens College, The University of Queensland. The Playhouse has up-to-date audio-visual facilities and tiered seating for 150 people. (http://www.womens.uq.edu.au/home/inner.asp?pageID=4&mainID=0)

As with previous myriapodology congresses, the four days of presentations will be broken into sessions organised around topics such as systematics, development, ecology, anatomy and physiology. However, a theme of 15ICM will be the myriapod fauna of Asia and the Pacific basin. Presenters are encouraged to focus on this part of the world in their talks, when possible. Presentations on 'the smaller groups' (Onychophora, Pauropoda and Symphyla) will be integrated into topic sessions.

Most of the 15ICM talks will be 15-20 minutes (depending on the overall number of presentations). There will also be opportunities for 30-minute 'synoptic' presentations which broadly review recent research or summarise current knowledge on particular topics. Synoptic talks will replace formal keynote presentations at 15ICM and will be integrated into topic sessions.