EEA Meeting 2019 in Rende

The Dipartimento di Biologia, Ecologia e Scienze della Terra – University of Calabria (DIBEST), Gruppo Italiano Ricercatori Squali, Razze e Chimere (G.R.I.S.) and the Centro Studi Squali (C.S.S.) are excited to organize the 23rd European Elasmobranch Association Meeting, which will take place in Rende (Italy) from the 16th to the 18th of October 2019.

We aim at creating a great forum where scientists, conservationists, students and all those interested in elasmobranchs will have an opportunity to share the results of their most exciting research, to look for synergies and find new collaborations.

During the conference, four plenary lectures, scientific sessions (orals and posters) and various workshops will take place. The sessions will deal with diverse topics, from evolutionary biology to ethology, from morphology to physiology, ecology and conservation. The conference will also include the Annual General Meeting of the EEA, multiple social activities, and the opportunity of exciting field underwater excursions. English will be the official conference language.

Please come back in the coming weeks to find out all the details about registration and related activities on the meeting’s website at and on the Facebook page at

Provisional key dates are:

Call for abstracts and opening of registrations: 15th February 2019

End of reduced registration fees: 15th May 2019

Deadline of abstract submission: 5th August 2019 – deadline has been extended!

Communication of acceptance: Before August 30th

We look forward to seeing you all in Rende!

The Organizing Committee

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