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Dear Colleagues

I extend a very cordial invitation to all interested persons to participate in the XV International Congress of Acarology (XV ICA) at the Topkapı Palace Hotel in historic, enchanting Antalya, Turkey from 2 - 8 September, 2018. This extraordinary congress venue provides outstanding accommodation, the latest conference facilities and a wide range of leisure opportunities in a marvellous seaside setting.

XV ICA, themed ‘The Acari: Very small but impossible to deny!’, will bring together a diverse and dynamic group of science, academic, farming, industry, government, health and community sector representatives from all continents. In the ‘big picture’, the congress will facilitate local, regional and international research collaboration and information transfer that achieves improved social, environmental and economic outcomes.

We are now just 12 months from the congress so the organising committee is busy with the process of engaging invited speakers, negotiating with potential sponsors and promoting the congress through the acarology network, various media platforms and government agencies.

Sessions and symposia will cover all topics listed on the congress website. If you are interested in convening a symposium, please contact the science secretary at by 22 December, 2017 to register the topic and get the process underway. Please also note that the abstract deadline is 1 March, 2018.

After visiting the congress website, please address any questions regarding registration, accommodation and on-line submission to the organising secretary ( All scientific matters should be addressed to the science secretary.

With a multifaceted program that will inform and inspire in a wonderful environment, XV ICA promises to be an exceptional event. To assist with that goal, the organisers would greatly appreciate your sharing this announcement with all colleagues, societies and institutions with an interest in acarology.

We’re looking forward to seeing you in Antalya!

Sincerely yours

On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee
Prof. Dr. Sebahat K. Ozman-Sullivan
President, XV ICA 2018