Call for Papers and Presentations

 The Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California (MVCAC) will hold its 92nd Annual Conference January 21-24, 2024 at the Monterey Convention Center and Portola Hotel in Monterey, CA. The theme for this year’s conference is “Vector Control in the Modern World,” and focuses on the various challenges of carrying out comprehensive vector control campaigns in a complex, regulatory, social and technological environment.

With this in mind, we hope you will consider submitting a paper that will be considered for presentation at the conference. Presentations should be related to mosquitoes or other vectors, the disease organisms they transmit, or their surveillance and control. Presentations may be about research results, the development and testing of new methods, equipment or products, education, community outreach and the adaptation or development of new technology relating to vector research, surveillance or control, or the administration of a vector control agency. In line with this year’s theme, we would also like to highlight presentations related to adaptive approaches to modern vector control including: non-traditional fields of study; partnerships with landowners, agencies, and community groups; novel techniques and equipment; and advancements in resource management. Some preliminary ideas for symposia are listed on the attached form, but if you have any  suggestions for topics, please reach out.

If you are interested in presenting a paper, please complete the online “Request to Present a Paper” form. (Downloadable form also available). There is a flowchart available which goes into more depth about where a talk may fit. An extended abstract is REQUIRED for all presentations and posters. Abstracts may be made available to participants before or at the conference and will appear in the Proceedings and Papers of MVCAC. After the conference, presenters will be asked to replace their abstract with a paper for publication in the Proceedings. With limited time for presentations, final scheduled oral presentations will be at the discretion of the Program Committee. 

Presenters will be notified by October 27, 2023 if they are accepted as a speaker and be given the time allotted for their presentation. All presenters must register for the conference and are responsible for registration and arranging their own travel. 

Deadline for submission of the completed “Request to Present a Paper” form is Wednesday, October 11, 2023. Requests received after the deadline may not be accepted.