PROGRAM

The meeting will consist of four days of plenary talks, oral presentations and poster viewing, followed by a fifth day of technical visit.

The tentative schedule for the program looks as follows:

 

La Reunión se llevará a cabo durante 4 días, con conferencias plenarias, presentaciones orales y exposición de pósters, seguidos por un quinto día de visita técnica. 

A continuación se presenta el programa final del evento:

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Sunday 16, October - ORAL PRESENTATIONS

PRESENTER

MODERATORS
16:00-19:30

Conference registration and posters setup

20:00-22:00

Opening cocktail

MONDAY 17, OCTOBER

08:00-09:00

Conference registration and posters setup

09:00-09:30

Opening ceremony: IAEA, Argentinian Ministry of Agro-Industry and SENASA

09:30-10:00

Coffee break

10:00-11:00

Plenary conference: Global change and its impact on Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) distribution, ecology, behavior and management

Martín Aluja

 

SESSION 1: Area wide management and action programs

11:00-11:15

National Fruit Fly Control Program in Argentina (PROCEM) - Learned lessons  and challenges ahead

Wilda Ramírez

Walther Enkerlin, Wilda Ramírez and Cynthia Ruiz 

11:15-11:30

National Fruit Flies Detection System (NFFDS) – Chile

Ricardo Rodríguez

11:30-11:45

Fruit Fly Control in Peru

Jorge Manrique

11:45-12:00

National Fruit Fly Program in Mexico

Arturo Bello Rivera

12:00-12:15

Current Situation of MOSCAMED Program - Dominican Republic

Francisco Martínez

12:15-12:30

Strengthening surveillance systems and control of Fruit Flies in the region of OIRSA

Wilmar Méndez

12:30-14:00

Lunch (*)

SESSION 2: Sterile Insect Technique, mass rearing and quality control

14:00-14:20

Changes in the diazotrophic and total gut bacterial communities in the Mediterranean fruit fly Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae) subjected to sterile insect technique. Importance of gut microflora and its manipulation to improve sterile insects for SIT application

Carolina Yáñez

Carlos Cáceres and Andrea Bartolucci 

14:20-14:40

Performance, design and innovations of the new Medfly Rearing Facility in Mexico

Arturo Bello Rivera

14:40-15:00

Process control, measurement and monitoring of insects production performance, using the spreadsheet "Dashboard".

Pedro Rendón

15:00-15:20

The Ecology of a Tephritidae Artificial Larval-Diet

David Nestel

15:20-15:40

Scoring mated status in Anastrepha Ludens (Loew) and other fruit flies of economic significance

Hugh Conway

15:40-16:00

General Discussion

16:00-17:00

Posters viewing and coffee break

17:00-18:00

Selected posters presentation and discussion (Sessions 1 and 2)

Session 1: Pedro Rendón, Esteban Rial and Alejandro Mongabure - Session 2: Dina Orozco and Natalia Lara

TUESDAY 18, OCTOBER

SESSION 3: Phytosanitary measures and standards

08:30-09:05

Current status and trends in postharvest phytosanitary treatments J

Guy Hallman

Jorge Toledo, Celina Horak and María Julia Palacín

09:05-09:20

Determination of regulatory host plants in fruit fly action programs

Nicanor Liquido

09:20-09:35

Low-temperature methyl bromide phytosanitary treatment of blueberries against Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann)

Eduardo Willink

09:35-09:45

Inspection of fruit and vegetable products using sniffing dogs: imprints and olfactory memory

Luis Emilio Gobet

09:45-10:00

General Discussion

10:00-10:30

Coffee break

SESSION 4: Biology, physiology, ecology, behavior and symbiotic interaction

10:30-10:55

Nutrition and energy budget during development of Tephritidae

David Nestel

Pablo Liedo, Juan Rull and Luis Quesada Allué

10:55-11:20

Symbiotic bacteria and their Tephritidae fruit fly hosts: a challenging field of research and a promising source of tools for pest management

Diego Segura

11:20-11:40

Comparisons of the courtship behavioral sequences of males of two populations of the Anastrepha fraterculus (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Tephritidae) cryptic species complex and their implications for pre-zygotic isolation

Iara Joachim-Bravo

11:40-12:00

Influence of spatio-temporal factors on the diversity and abundance of Diptera Tephritidae in a sector of Southern Yungas with varying degrees of disturbance, Tucumán - Argentina

Pablo Schliserman

12:00-12:20

How do males inhibit female remating? Case studies from two tephritid Fruit Flies

Solana Abraham

12:20-12:30

General discussion

12:30-14:00 Lunch (*)

SESSION 5: Supporting technologies for surveillance and control of pest populations. Data management

14:00-14:15

Territorial intelligence for phytosanitary surveillance in Argentina

Pablo Cortese

Estuardo Lira and Esteban Garavelli

14:15-14:30

Using Geographical Information Systems in monitoring, control and eradication of Fruit Fly in Peru

Glen Quintanilla Montoya

14:30-14:50

GIS as a tool for the decision-making process of Area-Wide Programs using the SIT

Estuardo Lira

14:50-15:05

Innovations in release systems - Optimization of the SIT using the density determination model

José Ponciano

15:05-15:20

Informatics and data management for Fruit Flies Control Programs

Carlos Kupervaser

15:20-15:30

General Discussion

15:30-17:00

Posters viewing and coffee break

17:00-18:00

Selected posters presentation and discussion (Sessions 3, 4 and 5)

Session 3: Eduardo Willink and María Elena Gatti - Session 4: Diego Segura and Solana Abraham - Session 5: Pablo Cortese and David Midgarden

WENESDAY 19, OCTOBER

SESSION 6: Chemical control, bait stations, mass trapping, mechanical and cultural control

08:30-08:45

Suppression of Mediterranean Fruit Fly (Dipteral: Tephritidae) with TMR (trimedlure [TML], methyl eugenol [ME], raspberry ketone [RK]) Dispensers and Biolure (ammonium acetate, trimethylamine, and putrescine) in a Coffee Plantation in Hawaii

Roger Vargas

Pedro Rendón and Paola Fedyszak

08:45-09:00

Alternatives to control Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) of economic importance in Mexico

Salvador Flores

09:00-09:15

Performance of different mass trapping devices for Medfly control in Uruguay, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann)

José Buenahora Acosta

09:15-09:30

Medfly control (Ceratitis capitataWied.) in the productive valleys of the Province of San Juan, Argentina: results of the implementation of a new strategy

Héctor Llera

09:30-09:45

General discussion

09:45-10:00

Presentation of the “Biological Box” project (an educational sterile fruit flies emergence container)

Rubén Mellado

 
10:00-10:30 

Coffee break

SESSION 7: Chemical ecology: attractans, surveillance systems and plant-insect interaction

10:30-10:40

Session opening. Back to the future: chemical ecology of fruit flies in the next millennium

Eric Jang

Eric Jang and Teresa Vera

10:40-10:55

Chemoreception as an adaptive trait in the highly invasive fruit fly Ceratitis capitata (Diptera, Tephritidae)

Anna Malacrida

10:55-11:10

Potential attractants for the fruit flies Anastrepha fraterculus and A. obliqua (Diptera: Tephritidae)

Ruth R. do Nascimento

11:10-11:20

Comparative responses of Anastrepha ludens and Anastrepha obliqua (Diptera: Tephritidae) to the synthetic attractant BioLure

Pablo Liedo

11:20-11:30

Volatile-mediated attraction of Anastrepha fraterculus (Diptera: Tephritidae) to two native hosts of Uruguay

María Calvo

11:30-11:40

Identification of volatile compounds obtained from larvae-infested and rotten fruit attractive to the fruit fly parasitoid Diachasmimorpha longicaudata (Ashmead) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae)

Diego Segura

11:40-11:50

Attraction, mating competitiveness enhancement and mortality of Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) in response to essential oils from native plants of Argentina

María Liza López

11:50-12:00

Essential oils enhance mating competitiveness of Anastrepha fraterculus (Wiedemann) males

María Laura Juárez

12:00-12:20

Male lures and the sexual behavior of tephritid fruit flies

Todd Shelly

12:20-12:30

General discussion

12:30-14:00

Group photograph and Lunch (*)

SESSION 8: Biological control

14:00-14:15

Biological control of Anastrepha obliqua (Mcquart) in wild Spondias spp. as a support for the low prevalence status in the mango production area of Tecpan, Guerrero, Pacific Coast of Mexico

Jorge Cancino

Pablo Montoya, Jorge Cancino and Sergio Ovruski

14:15-14:30

JEffect of Diachasmimorpha longicaudata (Hym.:Braconidae) mass releases on the natural parasitism of Anastrepha spp. populations in marginal zones

Pablo Montoya

14:30-14:45

Augmentative releases of Diachasmimorpha longicaudata (Ashmead) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) for controlling Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Tephritidae) in the Province of San Juan, Argentina

Sergio Ovruski

14:45-15:00

Parasitoid efficiency: when is it advantageous to use more than one species?

Beatriz Paranhos

15:00-15:15

Incorporation of Beauveria bassiana with autoinoculative devices and conidia vectors for the control of Ceratitis capitata (Wied.)

Jorge Toledo

15:15-15:30

Aerial release of the parasitoid Diachasmimorpha longicaudata (Ashmead) using the “chilled adult” technique

Roberto Angulo

15:30-14:00

General discussion

16:00-17:00 

Posters viewing and coffee break

17:00-18:00

Selected posters presentation and discussion (Sessions 6, 7 and 8)

Session 6: Pablo Montoya, Gonzalo Segade and Fernando Murúa - Session 7:  Eric Jang, Todd Shelly and Patricia Fernández - Session 8: Sergio Ovruski and Beatriz Jordão

THURSDAY 19, OCTOBER

SESSION 9: Taxonomy and systematics

08:30-08:50

Towards an understanding of the underpinning genetic architecture of Anastrepha fraterculus complex

Janisete Silva

Janisete Silva and Paula Gómez Cendra

08:50-09:10

The Anastrepha Project: morphological, molecular and biological studies of adults and larvae

Gary Steck

09:10-09:30

Morphometric taxonomy for the delimitation of cryptic species of the Anastrepha fraterculus complex

Vicente Hernández-Ortiz

09:30-09:50

Karyotypes and larval morphology as tools for studies on taxonomy and systematics of the Anastrepha fraterculus complex (Wiedemann)

Nelson Canal

09:50-10:00

General discussion

10:00-10:30

Coffee break

SESSION 10: Genetics and biotechnology

10:30-10:50

Molecular diagnostic methods used in the exclusion, suppression, and eradication of pests within Anastrepha, Bactrocera, and Ceratitis

Raúl Ruiz-Arce

Anna Malacrida and Jorge Cladera

10:50-11:10

Development of mitochondrial DNA markers to analyze the genetic variability of Anastrepha fraterculus populations

Claudia Conte

11:10-11:30

The whole genome sequence of the Mediterranean Fruit Fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann), reveals insights into the adaptive evolution and control of a highly invasive pest species

Alfred Handler

11:30-11:50

From transgenesis to functional genomics: the case of the Medfly

Francesca Scolari

11:50-12:00

General discussion

 
12:00-12:30

Posters viewing and coffee break

12:30-13:30

Selected posters presentation discussion (Sessions 9 and 10)

Session 9: Vicente Hernández Ortiz and Gary Steck - Session 10: Janisete Silva, Silvia Lanzavecchia and Paula Gómez Cendra

13:30-14:30

Lunch (*)

SESSION 11: Political and socio-economic analysis of action programs

14:30-14:45

Profitability of Integrated Pest Management Action Programs using the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT)

Walther Enkerlin

Walter Enkerlin and Wilda Ramírez

14:45-15:00

Economic impact of pest control programs on the regional economies of Argentina

Sebastián Senesi

15:00-15:15

Impact of fruit flies on the international trade

Guillermo Rossi

15:15-15:30

Mendoza´s Mass-rearing Facility in the national context. Present and future

Alejandro Molero

15:30-15:45

Public politics in National pest control programs. Current and future vision

Ricardo Negri

15:45-16:15

Coffee break

16:15-17:00

Moscamed Program in Guatemala

Oscar Zelaya

Lourdes Fonalleras and Ezequiel Ferro

17:00-17:25

Round table: Political and economic impact of pest control programs

Representantes de las ONPF de Argentina, Brasil, Uruguay, Chile y Perú

17:25-17:40

Presentation of the Regional TC Project IAEA RLA5070 (ARCAL): Strengthening Fruit Fly Surveillance and Control Measures Using the Sterile Insect Technique in an Area Wide and Integrated Pest Management Approach for the Protection and Expansion of Horticultural Production.

Wilda Ramírez and César Tate

17:40-18:05

Round table: Regional Plant Protection Organizations (RPPOs)

Representatives of OIRSA, NAPPO, COSAVE, CPHD, IICA

18:05-18:30

Vision of growers and trading partners on the impact of fruit fly control programs

Participation of Argentinian exporters of pears, apples, cherries, blueberries and citrus

Ricardo Sánchez

18:30-19:00

Conclusions of the session

FRIDAY 21, OCTOBER - Techical Tour

(*): Lunch is not included in the registration fee.