Program announced for International Conference on Urban Pests


May 19, 2022


The program for the 10th International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP), which will be held at the Pompei Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain, from June 27-29, is now available.

The program for the three days can be found on the event’s website.

Each day of the conference begins with plenary presentation by an invited speaker from centers of excellence including: the World Health Organization; the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control; the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre and Fordham University in New York. Between them these experts will cover a range of topics such as vector control in the urban environment, relationships between vector-borne disease and climate change and the evolution of pests within the urban environment.

For more information on keynote speakers, visit the 2022 ICUP website.


The 10th International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) will be held at the Pompei Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain. PHOTO: 2022 ICUP

After each plenary session, there are several parallel sessions with speakers from around the world. These deal with specific topics, such as mosquitoes, termites, bed bugs, ants, cockroaches, rodents and birds and cover both chemical and non-chemical control. In addition, there is a poster session and a range of workshops where delegates have the opportunity to discuss particular topics in more detail.

“The team has worked hard pulling together what promises to be another stimulating and productive event. In total, the program comprises around 70 oral presentations and 50 posters which will appeal to all involved in urban pests and their management,” said Dr. Rubén Bueno, from Laboratorios Lokímica and chair of the 2022 organizing team.

Throughout the conference, the breaks allow delegates time to mix and engage in informal discussion, culminating in the conference dinner on the last evening. A trademark of all ICUP events is that printed proceedings will be available for all delegates at the event.

Delegates can register or book a hotel at preferential rates for ICUP 2022 via the website.


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Ellen Wagner is a former digital editor for PMP magazine.

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