On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is our great pleasure and honour to invite you to participate in the 7th International Simuliidae Symposium, which will take place from 5-8 September 2016 in Zaragoza, Spain.
The conference is organized by the Universidad de Zaragoza (UNIZAR) with the help of Fundación Empresa-Universidad de Zaragoza (FEUZ).
This Symposium continues the tradition of providing an open forum for presentation of all information related to black flies. The purpose of this conference is to gather together researchers and technicians from all around the world to exchange the latest information and knowledge related to black flies.
The conference offers excellent networking opportunities and includes events for scientists to boost their career development.
The conference will embrace all areas of black fly research including systematics, evolution, biogeography, ecology, genetics, physiology, communications on vector surveillance, economic impact, and control.
Zaragoza has an ideal geographical location, making it an important logistical hub and communications with over 2000 years of history and a great historical and cultural legacy. It is located about 300 km from Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Bilbao and Toulouse. Additionally, it is located close to the Pyrenees.
The city offers visitors endless opportunities to explore and enjoy. Zaragoza is famous for its folklore, local gastronomy, and landmarks such as La Basílica del Pilar, La Seo Cathedral and La Aljaferia Palace. La Seo, La Aljaferia and other several buildings are part of the Mudejar Architecture of Aragon which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.