Planning

Monday, September 19, 2022

Time Event  
18:30 - 20:00 Welcome drinks - (Volle Gas, Place Fernand Cocq 21, 1050 Ixelles www.vollegas.be, +3225028917). Meet at the reception of the Aqua Hotel at 18:15
 
20:00 - 22:00 Dinner on your own  

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Time Event  
08:00 - 12:00 Registration desk open - Main entrance of the Museum (where the cash desks are located) on floor 0 (cloakroom level).
 
09:00 - 09:10 Opening speech and welcome by ISAO15 Host (VIP room) - Patrick Martin  
09:15 - 09:30 Welcoming speech (VIP room) - Thierry Backeljau, Head of the operational directorate "Taxonomy and Phylogeny"  
09:35 - 09:45 Overview of the symposium schedule (VIP room) - Patrick Martin  
09:45 - 10:00 Welcome to ISAO15, memoriam honoring Yan-Ling Liang, dedication of this 15th ISAO meeting to Professor Yan-Ling Liang, memoria for past ISAO participants (VIP room) - Mark J. Wetzel, General Secretary, ISAO  
10:00 - 10:20 Coffee break (VIP room)  
10:30 - 10:45 History: International Symposia on Aquatic Oligochaeta, 1979-2018 (VIP room) - Mark J. Wetzel  
10:45 - 11:15 Morphology (VIP room) - Rüdiger Schmelz  
10:45 - 11:15 › Recent progress in ovary analyses in clitellate annelids - Anna Urbisz, Institute of Biology, Biotechnology and Environmental Protection, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Silesia in Katowice  
11:15 - 12:30 Biogeography (VIP room) - Rüdiger Schmelz  
11:15 - 11:35 › Extremophile phreodrilids? Revealing new phreodrilid diversity on granite outcrops in south-western Australia - Adrian Pinder, Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions  
11:35 - 11:55 › Reassessment of the geographical distribution of indigenous branchiobdellidans (Annelida, Clitellata) ectosymbiotic on Japanese crayfish - Akifumi Ohtaka, Faculty of Education, Hirosaki University  
11:55 - 12:15 › The discrepancy between host crayfish phylogeny and ectosymbiotic branchiobdellidan distribution in Japan; insights into historical co-dispersal from a molecular phylogeny perspective - Tomoaki Konno - Graduate School of Environmental Science, Hokkaido University  
12:15 - 12:30 › A database on aquatic Oligochaeta - Tarmo Timm, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Centre for Limnology  
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch (Restaurant "Schievelavabo", 344 chaussée de Wavre, 1040 Etterbeek)
 
14:00 - 14:15 Group picture - Group photo in front of the iguanodon statue at the entrance of the Museum  
14:15 - 17:30 Short city tour - Walking tour from the Museum to the Grand Place in Brussels, passing by the European Parliament, the Royal Palace and the Parliament. Different points of interest will be highlighted during the walk.  
18:00 - 22:00 Dinner on your own  

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Time Event  
09:00 - 09:40 Taxonomy (VIP room) - Christer Erséus  
09:00 - 09:40 › Reflections on species-level taxonomy of oligochaetes in the 21st century - Rüdiger Schmelz - Enchylab  
09:40 - 10:00 Biogeography (VIP room) - Christer Erséus  
09:40 - 10:00 › Distribution of aquatic oligochaetes in the Netherlands - Ton van Haaren, Eurofins AquaSense  
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break  
10:30 - 11:30 Taxonomy (VIP room) - Mark Wetzel  
10:30 - 11:00 › A new approach to the delineation of taxa at the species and higher levels - Irina Kaygorodova - Limnological Institute  
11:00 - 11:20 › Establishing DNA-barcode libraries of Scandinavian clitellates - Christer Erséus - University of Gothenburg, Biological and Environmental Sciences  
11:20 - 11:50 Phylogeny (VIP room) - Christer Erséus  
11:20 - 11:50 › Acanthobdellida (hook-faced fish worms) – molecular analyses and external morphology shed light on the history of the ancient leech group - Piotr Swiatek - Institute of Biology, Biotechnology and Environmental Protection, Faculty of Natural Sciences  
11:50 - 12:10 Microscopy (VIP room) - Christer Erséus  
11:50 - 12:10 › A comparison of macrobdellid leech morphology using microCT - Anna Phillips - National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution  
12:10 - 12:30 Invitations for the next ISAO (VIP room) - Adrian Pinder  
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch (Restaurant "Schievelavabo", 344 chaussée de Wavre, 1040 Etterbeek)
 
14:00 - 15:00 Community Ecology (VIP room) - Ton van Haaren  
14:00 - 14:20 › Aquatic oligochaetes species from River Tigris Sediments / Iraq - Haifa Jaweir - Department of Biology, College of Science for Women, University of Baghdad  
14:20 - 14:40 › Impact of drying on small streams in the Czech Republic: are aquatic clitellates more affected by the duration or periodicity of the dry phase? - Jana Schenková - Masaryk university, Faculty of Science, Department of Botany and Zoology  
14:40 - 15:00 › The Worm Buoy Collective Behavior and its Seasonality - Harry Tuazon - Georgia Institute of Technology [Atlanta]  
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break (Lebon room)  
15:30 - 17:00 Microscopy - Identification session  
15:30 - 17:00 Poster (VIP room)  
15:30 - 17:00 › Placobdella n. sp. (Hirudinea: Glossiphoniidae), a new glossiphoniiform leech from North Africa - Piotr Swiatek, Institute of Biology, Biotechnology and Environmental Protection, Faculty of Natural Sciences  
15:30 - 17:00 › Newly recorded species of marine oligochaetes (Annelida: Clitellata) from the East Sea in Korea - LEE JEOUNGHEE, Marine Biological Resource Institute  
15:30 - 17:00 › Oligochaeta (Annelida) from some temporal water bodies of East Estonian forests - Tarmo Timm, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Centre for Limnology  
18:00 - 22:00 Dinner on your own  

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Time Event  
08:45 - 19:30 Mid symposium tour - Memorial of the Battle of Waterloo; Lake Virelles  
08:45 - 09:00 Bus - Boarding and departure of the bus - The bus will park at the bottom of the large staircase opposite the main entrance of the Museum (around 270 chaussée de Wavre).  
10:00 - 11:30 Memorial of the Battle of Waterloo - Immersive visit of the Museum  
11:30 - 12:30 Memorial of the Battle of Waterloo - Free visit of the panorama and the Lion's Hill  
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Brasserie Wellington  
14:00 - 17:30 Visit of the lake of Virelles - Departure to the lake of Virelles, free time and walk on the spot.  
19:15 - 19:30 Bus - Arrival and disembarkation of the bus (at the same place as for the morning departure)  
19:30 - 22:00 Dinner on your own  

Friday, September 23, 2022

Time Event  
09:00 - 09:50 Environmental Studies (VIP room) - Adrian Pinder  
09:00 - 09:30 › Wastewater effects from a pulp and paper mill on the oligochaetes community structure - Maria Baturina, Institute of Biology of Komi Science Centre of the UB of the RAS 167982  
09:30 - 09:50 › Dero superterrenus (Michaelsen, 1912) (Annelida, Clitellata, Naididae, Naidinae) associated with phytotelmata and artificial containers in Monroe County, Florida USA - Mark J. Wetzel, Illinois Natural History Survey  
09:50 - 10:20 Taxonomy (VIP room) - Akifumi Ohtaka  
09:50 - 10:20 › On Haplotaxis Hoffmeister, 1843 (Annelida, Clitellata) - Patrick Martin, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Taxonomy and Phylogeny  
10:20 - 10:40 Coffee break (Lebon room)  
10:40 - 11:00 Taxonomy (VIP room) - Akifumi Ohtaka  
10:40 - 11:00 › Aquatic oligochaete worms (Annelida: Clitellata) in Texas spring, hyporheic and phreatic groundwater habitats: preliminary findings. - Steve Fend, California Academy of Sciences  
11:00 - 12:30 Community Ecology (VIP room) - Piotr Swiatek  
11:00 - 11:20 › Performance of morphological and DNA-based methods to assess diversity of earthworms and enchytraeids at 25 permanent soil monitoring sites in Germany - Rüdiger Schmelz, Freelance researcher  
11:20 - 11:40 › The rise and fall of Oligochaeta (mass densities) in the Zeeschelde estuary - Jan Soors, Research Institute Nature and Forest  
11:40 - 12:30 Other topics on Aquatic Oligochaeta (VIP room) - Piotr Swiatek  
11:40 - 12:00 › Update: Profiling the Illinois Natural History Survey Annelida Collection – a case study in assessing the health of stored biological specimens - Mark J. Wetzel, Illinois Natural History Survey  
12:00 - 12:20 › Nomenclatura Oligochaetologica Editio Secunda – A catalogue of names, descriptions and type specimens of the Oligochaeta: update on this web-based catalogue - Mark J. Wetzel, Illinois Natural History Survey  
12:30 - 13:45 Lunch (Restaurant "Schievelavabo", 344 chaussée de Wavre, 1040 Etterbeek)  
14:00 - 15:30 Backstage - Backstage tour of the Museum under the guidance of Jeroen Venderickx (1st group of max. 12 people)  
14:00 - 15:30 Museum tour - Self-guided tour of the Museum (second group for the backstage tour)  
15:15 - 15:45 Coffee break (Lebon room)  
15:30 - 17:00 Backstage - Backstage tour of the Museum, under the guidance of Jeroen Venderickx (second group of max. 12 people)  
15:30 - 17:00 Museum tour - Self-guided tour of the Museum (first group for the backstage tour)  
19:00 - 21:30 Conference banquet (Restaurant "Origine", Rue Général Leman 36, 1040 Etterbeek)
 

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Time Event  
09:00 - 10:20 Workshop - Identification of Enchytraeidae - Rüdiger Schmelz  
10:20 - 10:40 Coffee break (Lebon room)  
10:40 - 12:30 Workshop - Identification of Enchytraeidae - Rüdiger Schmelz  
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch (Restaurant "Schievelavabo", 344 chaussée de Wavre, 1040 Etterbeek)  
14:00 - 16:00 Business meeting: Host recognition (MJW); passing of ISAO Gen Secretary duties to Adrian Pinder (MJW), Group photo of past, present ISAO hosts (and general secretaries Mark and Adrian), invitation(s) for our next symposium (AP), Request for short presentation by possible hosts (AP), Discussion of the venues and proposed dates (AP) (VIP room) - Mark J. Wetzel, Adrian Pinder  
16:00 - 16:20 Coffee break (VIP room)  
16:20 - 16:40 Presentation of information on symposium proceedings (VIP room) - Patrick Martin  
16:40 - 16:50 Announcements and other information (VIP room) - Patrick Martin  
16:50 - 17:00 Official closing of the 15th ISAO symposium (VIP room) - Adrian Pinder, Patrick Martin  
  
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