Dear colleagues and friends,

On behalf of the Gustavo Orces Herpetological Foundation - Vivarium of Quito, the UDLA University, the Department of Veterinary Medicine, and as president of the Organizing Committee, it is a great honor and pleasure for me to invite you to the 1st International Congress "The Herpetology in America: Veterinary Medicine, Biology, Animal Management, Conservation, Systematics, Taxonomy, Biotechnology and Environmental Education "to be held at the Queri campus and UDLA Park campus in the city of Quito, Ecuador, from November 18 to 22, 2019.

In this Congress the following thematic areas have been included;

  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Biology
  • Animal Management
  • Conservation
  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental education
  • Systematics and Taxonomy

The program will be developed based on lectures, symposiums, oral presentations and posters. In all cases there will be a space for discussion of the subject in question. Along with the outstanding international colleagues, experts from our country will participate, who have collaborated with this Organizing Committee in a close and enthusiastic way.

We will also have social activities that will configure an instance of meeting, fellowship, camaraderie and enjoyment of native shows of Ecuador.

Quito is an extremely attractive city, characterized by an intense cultural activity, as well as the warmth and hospitality of its inhabitants. It is located in a privileged region of South America, precisely on the equatorial line, parallel 0º in the Middle of the World, offering innumerable possibilities of recreation and moments of relaxation for all those who so wish. 

On behalf of our Organizing and Scientific Committee, as well as of all the institutions that support this Congress, and of all our sponsors, we want to thank you for your participation, wishing to be of your entire satisfaction.

Welcome to Quito!

Best regards,

María Elena Barragan

President Organizing Committee

I Congress "The Herpetology in America"

Ecuador 2019