The 10th International Mycological Congress, hosted by the National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC), National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) together with the Thai Mycological Association and Kasetsart University, was attended by over 1,000 participants from 64 countries, representing all regions of the world. The main Congress consisted of one keynote lecture, eight plenary lectures and nearly 200 invited lecturers. There were a total of 186 oral presentations and 526 scientific posters. During the five days, the congress consisted of keynote and plenary sessions, symposia, special interest meeting as well as poster presentations, exhibition and Thailand biodiversity pavilion which were well visited by Congress participants and Thai public and school children. The conference dinner was on Thursday evening. The delegates enjoyed with the dinner talk and Thai delight dishes and beauty of the elegantly performing, Thai traditional dances and boxing.
The congress program achieved its best marks in encouraging ongoing international exchange and regional networking, fostering exchange of expertise and learning through active participation, number of participants, relevance of the congress to current work, and usefulness.
The Next IMC will be held in Puerto Rico in 2018
Photos from the event
1. Opening ceremony
2. Welcome reception
3. Conference dinner
5. Thailand biodiversity pavilion
6. Poster presentation
7. Closing ceremony
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