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Media advisory: 3,000 insect scientists to meet at Entomology 2015 in Minneapolis

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Entomology 2015, the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America (ESA), will be held November 15-18, 2015 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Three thousand insect scientists are expected to attend the meeting, which will be held in conjunction with the annual meetings of the American Society of Agronomy, the Crop Science Society of America, and the Soil Science Society of America.

Entomology 2015 will feature nearly 80 symposia, and thousands of presentations. Topics will include bed bug managament, genetically modified crops (GMOs), forensic entomology, the health of honey bees and other pollinators, Colony Collapse Disorder, insecticide resistance, integrated pest management, neonicotinoids, invasive species, biological control, forestry, ecology, and much more.

"The 2015 Annual Meeting promises to be an exciting, diverse, and engaging opportunity for many disciplines to share their science with a large, diverse audience," said Dr. Phil Mulder, ESA President.

Journalists who would like to attend the meeting should request a press pass from Richard Levine by writing to [email protected] or by calling 301-731-4535, ext 3009. More information about press passes is available at the ESA Press Passes Page.

More information about the meeting, including the entire program and list of speakers, is available at http://entsoc.org/entomology2015.

A Mobile App is available at http://entsoc.org/entomology2015/social-media, and the full program book (PDF) can be downloaded at http://entsoc.org/PDF/2015/2015_ESA_Annual_Meeting_Program.pdf.

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The Entomological Society of America is the largest organization in the world serving the professional and scientific needs of entomologists and people in related disciplines. Founded in 1889, ESA today has nearly 7,000 members affiliated with educational institutions, health agencies, private industry, and government. Members are researchers, teachers, extension service personnel, administrators, marketing representatives, research technicians, consultants, students, and hobbyists. For more information, visit http://www.entsoc.org.

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