Welcome to IMC8 Cairns 2006
On behalf of the organising committee, it is our pleasure to welcome you to the first International Mycological Congress to be held in the southern hemisphere, IMC8 in Cairns, Australia. It has been a challenge to design and bring to fruition a congress that can meet the high standards set by previous Congresses. We hope to provide you with a congress experience that is stimulating, rewarding and enjoyable. We have developed an outstanding program, thanks to our national and international scientific program organising committee, and to your scientific input and participation. There are nine pre-congress workshops to choose from, and within the congress program, there is an invited internationally recognised plenary speaker each day. The daily program encompasses five concurrent sessions of scientific symposia that include a combination of invited speakers and presenters chosen from submitted abstracts, and an extensive range of scientific poster presentations for your perusal. We trust that there will be something of interest to all mycologists in our large and varied scientific program.
Wieland Meyer (Chair) & Ceri Pearce (Vice-Chair)
IMC8 Organizing Committee