Free, virtual course of Introduction to acarology

05

Jun
2022
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Registration for the course “Introduction to acarology: a vast world beyond allergies” is open from Friday 06/03. The corse is coordinated by Dr. Fernando de Castro Jacinavicius, who is a biologist and currently works in the Zoological Collections Laboratory (LCZ), with the Acarological Collection of the Butantan Institute, one of the largest mite collections in Latin America. Specialist in systematics and investigation of pathogens in mites of medical and veterinary interest for more than 10 years, Fernando has been developing research and dissemination activities involving ectoparasitic mites mainly from the Neotropical region.
The focus of the work of the team of which he is a part is the identification of neglected mite species, generating knowledge and providing information on these microscopic creatures, which often go unnoticed. All the information obtained and shared about these animals with the potential to transmit pathogens contributes to the establishment of medical diagnoses, treatments and guidelines for people who suffer accidents, and is even useful for government agencies in making public policy decisions. And for this reason, Fernando is also proud of his work as a taxonomist, since he provides services to society, in an area that still lacks specialists, but with great importance in health and the economy.
And you, do you want to understand a little more about this topic? Be sure to sign up for our online extension course. Registration open on 06/03 from 9 am. *Limited quotas.

The course will take place from June 20 to 24, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

More information and registration at https://escolasuperior.butantan.gov.br/cursos-de-extensao-universitaria?fbclid=IwAR3CmWFxTxuswMK_wWi8tspi0KGeZ4jjUpoostjf5Ny9C8oRU5v-Cy8VfA8

 

SLA conferences are back

24

May
2022
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We’re back!
We invite you to the 2022 Latin American Acarology Conference Cycle. In this cycle, the protagonists will be postgraduate students!

The webinar will be about:
DISTRIBUTION OF ORIBATID MITES IN THE PATAGONIAN STEPPE
Speaker: DR. ROSA MARÍA MANZO (National University of Patagonia “San Juan Bosco”, Argentina)
Coordinator: DR. SUSANA RIZZUTO (National University of Patagonia “San Juan Bosco”, Argentina)

DATE: 05/26/2022
4:00 p.m.: Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras
5:00 p.m.: Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Panama
6:00 p.m.: Bolivia, Cuba, Dominican Republic
7:00 p.m.: Argentina, Brazil (Brasilia), Uruguay

YouTube SLAcarology stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcEWkaCK1Dg

Certificates to SLA Partners registered in the Cycle (Activities 2022). If you are not yet a member, you can register first as a member of the SLA and then in the Activities 2022.
Access: linktr.ee/slacarologia

Contact: webinar.slacarologia@gmail.com

WE ARE WAITING FOR YOU!!

TRAINING ON RECOGNITION OF MITES OF AGRICULTURAL IMPORTANCE

05

May
2022
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We inform that from July 18 to 29, 2022, in the Entomology and Acarology Department of the “Luiz de Queiroz” Higher School of Agriculture (ESALQ) at the University of São Paulo (USP), in Piracicaba/SP, the VI TRAINING ON RECOGNITION OF MITES OF AGRICULTURAL IMPORTANCE, coordinated by Professors Dr. Raphael C. Castilho and Dr. Gilberto J. de Moraes, will be taught. More information in the attached file.

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Course of soil mites in Mar del Plata, Argentina

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Apr
2022
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We inform that from July 18 to 23 of this year the course TAXONOMY, BIOLOGY AND IDENTIFICATION OF SOIL MITES will be held in Mar del Plata, Argentina. Its purpose is to initiate the students in the recognition of soil mites, to provide general elements of their morphology and biology and to practice obtaining, mounting and identifying them through taxonomic determination keys. It is intended for professionals and postgraduate students in biology, zoology, ecology, agronomy and related careers.

IMPORTANT: the modality is face-to-face.

The course is not charged.

Registration in: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfPqahWlID5aP4bTLh-izcJc2Wzb0y5D0A6xXDaBbljOwc7sg/viewform

More information in the attached file.

Acaros de suelo 2022

The Latin American Congress in Panama is postponed

17

Mar
2022
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The organizing committee of the IV Latin American Congress of Acarology, IV CLAc, to be held in Panama, communicates its postponement, since the sanitary and logistical conditions for its proper development are not met. The new proposed date is July 24-28, 2023.

To know the availability of participants who want to attend in person or virtually, a form is offered to be completed at:
https:://docs google com/forms/d/e/ 1 FAIpQLSdimkeZwbWI 3 gVEPNujXw 8 ZKnBqgA 748 sBNYsA 6 s
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More information in the attached circular.

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News about the Latin American Congress in Panama

15

Feb
2022
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With great joy we share the second circular of the IV Latin American Congress of Acarology in which, among other news, the date is announced: from October 3 to 7, 2022, the modality: virtual and face-to-face, and an online form is provided to complete by those interested in attending.

More information in the attached file.

See you in Panama!!!

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2020-2021 balance sheet of the SLA

09

Jan
2022
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Dear partners, we share in the annex the Balance of what has been done by the current management of the Latin American Society of Acarology during the years 2020 and 2021. As the text is in Spanish, we mention the main points below:

1- COMMUNICATION
In order to improve communication with partners and interested parties, as well as obtain greater visibility and coverage of the SLA, we work in the following communication channels:
– SLA Page: The official SLA website continued to fulfill its informative and reference role. Domain security has been improved. However, it was decided to remove the directory from the view to preserve data privacy. Soon we hope to improve accessibility by last name, contact information (email), specialty and country. On the other hand, the access to the data record was modified to associate: https://slacarologia.org/
– Facebook: The group “Sociedad Latinoamericana de Acarología – Oficial” was opened which has 1833 members to date: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sociedadlatinoamericanadeacarologia
– Messenger: application that allows direct communication widely used for queries about SLA activities or private disclosure.
– Instagram: @acarologialatinoamericana. It has 596 followers so far. Together with Facebook, they are powerful tools for the dissemination and communication of interests between associates and the general public. In addition, this application allows for private communication, facilitating personal interaction to resolve specific queries: https://www.instagram.com/acarologialatinoamericana

– E-mails: SLA has the institutional accounts master@slacarologia.org and contato@slacarologia.org, but in addition different boxes were opened to improve contact with members: acarologiasla@gmail.com, secretarialaoficial@gmail.com, webinarsla@gmail.com, talking2021@gmail.com, and those generated by SLA vowels. This has notably improved the dissemination of news and the handling of specific situations.
– YouTube: The free access channel of the Latin American Society of Acarology was inaugurated. Through it, live transmissions (streaming) of the SLA Conference Cycle are carried out, being an interesting tool, not only for dissemination, but also for interaction with invited experts. In addition, the channel has become an important audiovisual library, with valuable materials obtained from broadcasts, tutorials, tributes and interviews with SLA’s documental and historical references to Latin American Acarology. All these materials are a source of consultation not only for the members, but for the general public. Total visits to the channel from October 2020 to date: 5762 (Conference Cycle: 4069, Tributes: 1310 and others: 383): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0efTCUYQ-DQLvwBuNGwjsg
– Linktr.ee: Application that allows, from a single link, access the official page, networks and an SLA contact email, as well as other sites of interest that are constantly being updated (events, database, etc.): https://linktr.ee/slacarologia
– Surveys: From the members’ registration form to the attendance forms for the various activities, a space for opinions and comments is provided. This information is constantly reviewed and both opinions and suggestions are considered to improve the benefits to members.
– WhatsApp: Application used for quick and direct communication, not only between work groups at work, but also between different acarological groups.

2- MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION
To update the data of the members and carry out new registrations, several forms were made available in the media and anchored on the SLA Page (Registration of New Members). This allowed us to obtain more complete information about our partners and create a database: https://forms.gle/t8DudGP9hbDkcfZr8. Likewise, a space for opinion and comments has been included in the registration form (see point 1).

3- SLA ACTIVITIES PLATFORM
In order to organize the SLA activities calendar and provide members with the benefit of obtaining the certificate of assistance for the activities offered (with curricular value), from October 2020, the Even3 platform was used, completely free of charge for the use provided. During this period, it was used to access the SLA Conference Cycle. Members who signed up for this platform were given the option to choose the activity they wanted to attend. This registration, together with the verification of attendance to the chosen activity, allowed them to obtain a certificate of assistance: https://www.even3.com.br/cdcmyvdlslda22021/. On the SLA channel, they have instructions to join the SLA and register on the platform: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3W_QDfAvYj8.

Other information such as the number of current members (total and by country), webinars and courses given in the reported period, the Society’s participation in scientific events, honors, balance sheet and other administrative information, as well as some activities planned for this year, they are contained in the document issued by the Directorate, attached.

Balance 2020-2021 Sociedad Latinoamericana Acarologia

Soil Biology Congress in Argentina

30

Nov
2021
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The Argentine Society of Soil Biology and Ecology (SABES) announces the holding of the VII National Congress of Soil Biology (CONEBIOS VII) with the slogan “We are soil”, which will be held in April 2022 at the Convention Center, Sergio Karakachoff Building, of the National University of La Plata (La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina).

Work Reception Closing Date: December 31, 2021.

Rules for the Presentation of Works:

Language: Spanish or Portuguese
Authors must indicate type of work (Full Work, Work in Development or Experience) as well as in which of the following subject areas they want their work to be included:

1. Diversity, Monitoring, Indicators, Conservation
2. Ecology of Populations and Communities
3. Functionality of Agroecosystems
4. Morphology, Physiology, Taxonomy and Systematics
5. Environmental Education
6. Gender: from Soil Diversity to Gender Diversity

Number of works: Each registered author may submit a maximum of three (3) works.

More details in the attached circular

3ra circular CONEBIOS VII

Bat Mites at the November SLA Webinar

15

Nov
2021
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We invite you to attend the webinar on “Ectosymbiont mites of bats”, which will take place on Thursday 25th of this month, on the YouTube channel of the Latin American Society of Acarology. The conferences will be in charge of Drs. Juan B. Morales-Malacara (UNAM, Mexico) and Juliana C. Almeida (UFRRJ, Brazil) and will be coordinated by Dr. Carmen Guzmán-Cornejo (UNAM, Mexico). More information in the attached poster.

We are waiting for you!

Course on Taxonomy, Bioecology and Control of Eriophyoidea

08

Nov
2021
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The Universidad Tecnológica del Cibao Oriental (UTECO), in Cotuí, Dominican Republic, offers the virtual course: Superfamily Eriophyoidea: Taxonomy, Bioecology and Management.

All the information and the registration form in this link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeNG9WKVgk5riIUNPatMJY7H8hgd3gWz_g-LwrMaDyrIG5eUA/viewform