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Ensuring the future of nematology by encouraging student participation, relying on experience and empowering developing nations to ensure global food security


4 - 9 May 2014

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Just an additional US$90 helps to sponsor a student.

ICN Cape TownCape Town is considered the mother city of South Africa, nestling on the slopes of the world famous Table Mountain. It lies between the looming crags of the Mountain and the deep blue sea of Table Bay. The city and its surroundings are blessed with an abundance of natural beauty, including the bulk of the indigenous plants of the Cape floral kingdom. It is further blessed with a mild Mediterranean climate.

The congress will commence on Sunday 4 May 2014 at the Cape Sun International and the closing ceremony will take place on Friday, 9 May 2014. Plenary sessions, with plenary speakers as well as renowned keynote speakers who are experts in specific fields related to Nematology, will form an integral part of the programme. Within the specific fields, selected students will be encouraged to give presentations. Three to four sessions will run concurrently throughout the meeting. Poster sessions will also be included. The theme of the conference will be “Ensuring the future of nematology by encouraging student participation, relying on experience and empowering developing nations to ensure global food security”

Before the conference starts we would like to invite all the energetic, young-at-heart Nematologists for a cycling experience in the beautiful landscape of Cape Town and surroundings - an excellent opportunity to meet some of the delegates and get to know the area!

The organizing committee would like to make it possible for students from all over the world to attend the meeting by providing student grants and reducing the registration fee. When receiveing partial funding from another organization remember to still apply for a student grant from us.

image1All delegates will be accommodated in high standard hotels, within walking distance from the conference venue.   A list of hotels and other accommodation available in included on the web page.

Field trips with different research backgrounds will take place on the Wednesday. Information is available on the web page.

Excursions, at an additional cost, will be available to some scenic places, like Robben Island, Table Mountain, Cape Point, etc.   Booking for these are essential and more information in this regard will follow.

The company “Going Africa” will be responsible for transport to and from the airport, accommodation, excursions, gala dinner, luncheons, and teas.   Should you have enquiries please direct them at Susie Prangley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and +27 13 751 1638.

Important dates to remember:

Early registration 15th October 2013
Abstract submission 31st January 2014
Last date before late registration 31st January 2014
Acknowledgement of receipt of abstract 15th March 2014
Last date for payment of accommodation 15th April 2014

Mieke Daneel
Chairperson: Congress Committee

Come and enjoy the Conference in Cape Town



Registrations for the 6th International Congress of Nematology will open on the 19th of May 2013.

For any further information please email us at info@6thICN.com


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