Dear Colleagues

We are pleased to announce that the XV International Congress of Acarology (XV ICA) will be held at the WOW Topkapi Palace Hotel in Antalya, Turkey from 2 - 8 September, 2018.

Antalya is a very popular tourism and congress destination on the southern Mediterranean coast. It boasts blue skies, blue sea, sparkling sand beaches, old city and harbour, and many historic sites nearby ( Many international airlines fly directly from Europe to Antalya, making travel cheap and convenient.

The congress hotel ( is 17 km from Antalya International Airport and 20 km from the city centre.

The five day congress will have four days of oral and poster presentations and a one day technical and social tour. There will also be an optional one day post-congress tour to the fascinating ancient sunken coastal city of Kekova.

Antalya has an enormous greenhouse industry producing vegetables and flowers for the domestic and export markets. The half day technical tour will visit the most up-to-date production facilities. The remainder of the day will be spent visiting a major historic site, the Aspendos ampitheatre, and the magnificent Manavgat Waterfall.

Please address any questions regarding registration, accommodation and on-line submission to the organising secretary ( Scientific matters should be addressed to the secretary ( As we begin planning sessions for the congress, your ideas and proposals for organising a symposium or seminar are very welcome.

The organising committee would appreciate your forwarding this circular to colleagues and societies with a request that they kindly post a link to the XV ICA 2018 website.