Joint IOBC-WPRS Meeting of the Working Group

“Integrated Protection in Viticulture”

Vila Real, 5 - 8 November 2019

Welcome Note

Plant protection in viticulture is matter of discussion due to the undesirable effects of pesticide use on human health and the environment. EU has launched various measures to reduce negative impacts of intensive management practices and to promote the transition towards more ecologically-based pest management methods. Research in this field is producing excellent results but their translation into the practice is still challenging.

We are pleased to invite you to the Conference of the IOBC/WPRS Working Group that will take place at Vila Real, Portugal. This international conference (5 – 8 November 2019) aims to bring together scientists, researchers, students and consultants working on biological control and integrated protection in viticulture.
This conference offers opportunities to share ideas and to discuss current research findings. Promising areas for future research will be identified. The Symposium will be organised under the auspices of the International Organisation for Biological and Integrated Control (IOBC) by the Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Viticultura Duriense (ADVID). 
The official language of the conference is English.

We invite participants to attend this conference and to present their latest research results. We look forward to seeing you in Vila Real,



Carlo Duso

University of Padova, Italy

Rosa Amador

Local organiser
ADVID, Portugal

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Tuesday, 5th November

  • Accommodation in the hotel
  • Evening welcome

Wednesday, 6th November

  • Morning Registration
  • Morning Sessions with presentations and posters
  • Afternoon Sessions with presentations and posters
  • Cocktail

Thursday, 7th November

  • Morning with presentations and posters
  • Afternoon sessions with presentations and posters 
  • Gala Dinner

Friday, 8th November

  • Morning sessions with presentations
  • Congress Tour

The program can be downloaded hereDOWNLOADED HERE

The book of abstracts can be accessed here. DOWNLOADED HERE 

Important dates

Deadline for submission of abstracts and registration form: 30th June 2019 - New deadline 31th July 2019 
Deadline of payment of registration fee at ‘early rate’: 30th April 2019 - New deadline 31th May 2019 


Registration via the conference website is required to attend all the scientific sessions and social events. Please note that only fully registered participants will be admitted to the scientific sessions.

A personalized confirmation e-mail will be sent to each participant once the payment of the registration fee has been confirmed through the bank account. 

Full registration fee includes

  • Welcome reception event/cocktail
  • Gala dinner
  • Official conference program, book of abstracts and participant’s package
  • All lunches, cocktails and mid-session coffee breaks
  • Congress Tour
  • Free shuttle bus between the hotel to Conference Centre

Early registration
(until 31st May)
Late registration
(after 31st May)
IOBC Member ** 345,00 € 445,00 €
IOBC Non-Member* 465,00 € 565,00 €
PhD student, young Post-Doc#  210,00 € 310,00 €
* The fee includes IOBC-WPRS membership for one year
** If you don´t remember you ID number, you can access this "Check IOBC-WPRS Membership" feature at .
# A certificate confirming student status is required to be submitted as a scanned copy to the Secretariat office of the conference

Accompanying person pack - 123,00 

Tuesday, 5th November - Welcome reception 

Wednesday, 6th November - Free Day

Thursday, 7th November - Free day and Gala dinner 

Friday, 8th November -  Free morning in Peso da Régua, Lunch at Quinta da Pacheca and Conference excursion 

Other activities 

6th November - Douro Itinerary Historical Day - 159,90 € -  For More information Click Here

6th November - Dinner at CAIS DA VILLA - 67,65 € - For More information Click Here

7th November - Douro Itinerary Day at the Estate - 147,60 € - For More information Click Here

All the tours require a minimum number of 8 persons registred people to be held

Scientific and Organising Committees

Carlo DUSO (Università degli studi di Padova, Dipartimento di Agronomia Ambientale e Produzioni Vegetali, ITALY)
Christoph HOFFMANN (Julius Kuehn Institute, Laboratory of Zoology and Integrated Production in Viticulture, GERMANY)
Tirtza ZAHAVI (Ministry of Agriculture, Plant protection, ISRAEL)
Agnès CALONNEC (INRA Bordeaux, UMR Santé et Agroécologie du Vignoble, FRANCE)
Denis THIÉRY (INRA Bordeaux, UMR Santé et Agroécologie du Vignoble, FRANCE)
Michael MAIXNER (Julius Kuehn Institute, Institute for Plant Protection in Fruit Crops and Viticulture, GERMANY)
Mauro JERMINI (Agroscope, Research Centre Cadenazzo (TI), SWITZERLAND)
António MEXIA (ISA, University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Laura TORRES (UTAD, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal)
Cecília REGO (ISA, University of Lisbon, Portugal)
René FUCHS (Referatsleiter Pflanzenschutz und Phytopathologie, Staatliches Weinbauinstitut Freiburg, Germany)

Organising Committee

Ana Morais (ADVID, Portugal)
Cristina Carlos (ADVID, Portugal)
Fernanda Almeida (ADVID, Portugal)
Rosa Amador (ADVID, Portugal)

Abstract Submission

We would like to invite you to participate and to submit an abstract to present an oral and/or poster contribution from the proposed topics at this event. At least one author (presenting author) must be registered as a participant and attend the conference. All abstracts will be reviewed by the scientific programme committee. Please note that some presenters may be assigned a poster presentation even if they have specified for an oral presentation depending on the number of applications for oral presentations.

Type of abstracts

  • Abstracts: authors should submit an abstract (maximal 2 pages), both for poster and oral presentations composed by Title, Authors information, Institution, Email for correspondence, Abstract, Key words
Important Note: For this you should first register for the conference then access your personal area, there you will find the link for the submisson.


  • Abstracts: should be submitted before 30th June 2019 - New deadline 31th July 2019 
  • Full papers: should be submitted before 8th November 2019 -  8th December 2019New deadline 31th December 2019

Acceptation of Manuscript

The organizing committee will review the abstracts and notify the authors once the presentation form (oral/poster) has been determined.

Presenter guidelines

  • Oral presentation

Please remember that time allocated for:
Each oral presentation will be given 15 minutes plus 5 minutes of discussion.

Please prepare your presentation in Power Point (PPT or PPTX) or PDF format. Computer projection will be available. Presentations must be loaded on one of the meeting's computers at least 1 hour before the start of the session.

  • Poster presentations

The size of posters should be DIN A0 (118.9 x 84.1 cm; 46.81x33.11 inch) portrait orientation.

Abstract title, authors and affiliation should appear on the top of the poster, after introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion, conclusion, acknowledgments, references. Due to limited space only, a certain number of abstracts will be selected for poster presentation.


Situated at the foothills of the majestic slopes of Serra do Marão, Vila Real is a small and lively city in north-eastern Portugal. Founded by King Dinis in 1289, Vila Real played an important role in the history of Portugal. It was the birthplace of Diogo Cão, the first explorer to reach the Congo river.

Vila Real is an ideal base for exploring the Douro river valley and following the famous vineyards planted in terraces along steep riverbanks. There has been evidence of wine production for more than two thousand years in the region, but it was only in 1756 that the Demarcated Douro Region was created and Port wine production in the region was organized and became internationally recognized. It was the first region in the world to be demarcated and it is a land where traditions and modernity go together. This long tradition of viticulture has produced a cultural landscape of outstanding beauty, that justifies the inscription of Alto Douro Wine Region as World heritage by UNESCO.

Besides the Port wine, experts the world over recognize that the Douro region also offers ideal conditions for making unfortified wines of the highest quality, both red and white.
Stunning landscapes that yield produce and wines of excellence, a unique cuisine rich in homemade products, a history that makes you dream of days gone by and a warm welcome that makes you want to return, are some of the reasons why you should visit the Douro.

On the 6th and 7th of November the congress will take place at the Vila Real Theater and on 8th November at Quinta da Pacheca.

Teatro de Vila Real
Adress: Alameda de Grasse
5000-703 Vila Real
Tel: (+351)259320000
GPS coordinates:
41°17′55.61″N, 7°44′03.52″W

Quinta da Pacheca
Adress: Rua do Relógio do Sol 261 Cambres 
Tel: (+351) 254 331 229
GPS coordinates:
41º 09' 36.82'' N | 7º 49' 10.15'' W


You must contact the Hotel directly! Hotel recommended by the organization of the event is the Hotel Miracorgo.

Hotel Mira Corgo
Address: Avenida 1º de Maio, 76 a 78
5000 – 651, Vila Real
Tel: (+351)259325001
GPS coordinates: 41°17′43.764″N, 7°44′38.706″W

Note that the conference organization will not make hotel reservations for you. To guarantee your room you must book the reservation until May 2019, using the reference: Evento IOBC, by email to 

You can find hotel information in the following web page:


  • Single room, per night, including breakfast: 54.00 € 
  • Double room, per night, including breakfast: 73.80 € 
* Values with VAT at the legal rate.

     • Free shuttle bus transportation, from the hotels to Conference Centre will be provided

How to arrive?

• For those who come by plane, can rent a car (close to 1 hour of travel) - 97 kms, A4 / IP4

• You can also take the bus:

New Information

There will be a transfer available between the Hotel Miracorgo the conference venues.


06/Nov: 7h50 (Hotel - Theater)                               06/Nov: 18:40 (Theater - Hotel)
07/Nov: 08:30 (Hotel - Theater)                              07/Nov: 18:50 (Theater - Hotel)
07/Nov: 20:00 (Hotel – Gala Dinner, Qta do Paço)       07/Nov: 23:00 (Gala Dinner, Qta do Paço - Hotel)
08/Nov: 08:10 (Hotel - Quinta Pacheca)                    08/Nov: 18:30 (Return to Hotel Miracorgo)

•    The Cocktail and Dinner Reception will take place at Tralha Wine Pastas Bar, starting at 19h.
Adress: Avenida Almeida Lucena, 5000-660 Vila Real

For those who want, we will have a meeting point at 19h in the Hotel Miracorgo reception, to walk together to the restaurant.

•    The Gala Dinner will take place at Quinta do Paço, we will have a bus leaving from Hotel Miracorgo at 20h.


IOBC-WPRS is one of six Regional Sections of the International Organisation for Biological Control.

IOBC was established in 1955 to promote environmentally safe methods of pest and disease control in plant protection.

Members of WPRS are individual scientists, governmental, scientific or commercial organisations from 24 countries of Europe, Mediterranean region and the Middle East.

IOBC-WPRS encourages collaboration in promoting feasible and environmentally safe methods of pest and pathogen control.

IOBC-WPRS fosters research and practical application, organises meetings, symposia, offers training and information, especially of biological methods of control, but also of all methods, including chemicals, within an integrated pest management context. Major activities include development and standardisation of testing methods for effects of pesticides on beneficial species, pest and disease damage assessment, modelling in relation to pest and disease management, and the practical implementation of biological and integrated controls for pests and diseases of particular crops.

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