The Entomological Society of America (ESA) is the largest organization in the world serving the professional and scientific needs of entomologists and individuals in related disciplines. Founded in 1889, ESA has nearly 7,000 members affiliated with educational institutions, health agencies, private industry, and government. Members are researchers, teachers, extension service personnel, administrators, marketing representatives, research technicians, consultants, students, pest management professionals, and hobbyists. ESA is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit professional society governed by a board comprised of members. The headquarters office is located in Annapolis, Maryland. ESA publishes eight internationally acclaimed journals that provide unprecedented coverage of the broad science of entomology, as well as American Entomologist, a colorful, quarterly magazine.
The premier event of the Society is its Annual Meeting. The ESA Annual Meeting 2019 [https://www.entsoc.org/events/annual-meeting]. Entomology 2019 was an exciting four days filled with 236 scientific sessions featuring 2,205 oral and 680 poster presentations with 3,653 attendees from 61 different countries. This year was a record-setting event with 1,150 students attended. Dr. Roy attended, given a talk on entomology, plant protection and forest insect pest management (IPM).
This conference was an ideal platform for early results of the work because it is an international forum, consists of researchers, entomologists, ecologists, and industry representatives who are experts in the IPM. In addition, this scientific forum or society acts as a strategic think tank to enhance a constructive dialogue and collaboration on themes relevant to innovative entomology research and to present the latest research results in all areas of entomology. A committee composed of many legendary scientists of this era organized it. In addition, it was divided into many sessions of our interest: Forest Entomology, Biological Control, and Integrated Pest Management, Chemical Ecology and Multitrophic Interactions, Insect Control Biotechnology and so on.
The scientific talk that Dr. Roy was given at the conference has been allocated in ecology and climate change section. He got great positive feedback and appreciation for his work from the relevant scientific experts.