International Symposium of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society - April 19-24, 2009 - Baltimore Marriott Waterfront - Baltimore, Maryland
Agenda

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Meeting at a Glance

Sunday, April 19:
10am - 6pm Registration - Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
7pm - 10:30m Welcome Reception - The National Aquarium at Baltimore
Monday, April 20
7am - 5pm Registration - Harborside Foyer
8am - 10am Plenary Session - Harborside Ballroom C
10am - 10:20 am Break
10:20am - 11:50 am Plenary Session - Harborside Ballroom C
11:50 am - 1 pm Lunch on your own and Committee Meetings
12pm - 1pm Environmental Quality and Affairs Committee Meeting - Harborside Ballroom A
1pm - 3pm Session 1A - Status of Mollusks on Tribal Lands
Harborside Ballroom A

Session 1B - Evolution and Systematics I
Harborside Ballroom B
3pm - 3:20 pm Break
3:20 pm - 5:20 pm Session 2A - Systems and Community Ecology I
Harborside Ballroom A

Session 2B - Pearls
Harborside Ballroom B
5pm - 6:30pm Guidelines and Techniques Committee Meeting - James
5:20 pm Dinner on your own
Committee Meetings
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Poster Session - Harborside Ballroom C
7:30pm - 10:30pm Social - Harborside Ballroom C/Foyer
Tuesday, April 21:
8am - 9:40 am Session 3A - Systems and Community Ecology II
Harborside Ballroom A

Session 3B - Physiology, Life History and Population Ecology I
Harborside Ballroom B
9:40 am - 10am Break
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Session 4A - Conservation of Margaritiferidae I
Harborside Ballroom A

Session 4B - Physiology, Life History and Population Ecology II
Harborside Ballroom B
12pm - 1pm Lunch on your own and Committee Meetings
Harborside Ballrooms A & B
1pm - 3pm Session 5A - Conservation of Margaritiferidae II
Harborside Ballroom A

Session 5B - Water Quality and Ecotoxicology II
Harborside Ballroom B
3pm - 3:20 pm Break
3:20 pm - 5:20 pm Session 6A - Status, Distribution and Sampling I
Harborside Ballroom A

Session 6B - Advances in Propagation I
Harborside Ballroom B
4pm - 7pm Awards Committee Meeting - Iron
5:30pm Dinner on your own
5:30pm - 6:30pm Committee Meetings
Guidelines and Techniques - James
Propagation - Ballroom A
7pm - 11pm Social and Auction - Ballroom C
Wednesday, April 22:
8am - 9:40 am Session 7A - Systems and Community Ecology III
Harborside Ballroom A

Session 7B - Physiology, Life History and Population Ecology III
Harborside Ballroom B
9:40 am - 10am Break
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Session 8A - Habitat and Community Restoration
Harborside Ballroom A

Session 8B - Evolution and Systematics II
Harborside Ballroom B
12pm - 1:30 pm Business Luncheon
1:40 pm - 3:20 pm Session 9A - Maritime, Roads and Rails
Harborside Ballroom A

Session 9B - Advances in Propagation II
Harborside Ballroom B
3:20 pm - 3:40 pm: Break
3:40 pm - 5:20 pm: Session 10A - Status, Distribution and Sampling II
Harborside Ballroom A

Session 10B - Physiology, Life History and Population Ecology IV
Harborside Ballroom B
5:20 pm - 7pm Awards Committee Meeting - Iron
5:30pm Dinner on your own
Committee Meetings
Thursday, April 23:

Field Trips.
Leave Marriott at 8:45am for Wash. DC.
Smithsonian Institute, Native American Museum, National Zoo
Guided tours of Mollusk Collections at the Smithsonian Institute only.
Leave Wash. DC at 3:30pm, return to Marriott

Day Trip to See Freshwater Mussel Populations in Maryland Rivers. Depart at 9:00am.

Friday, April 24:

Weekend Field Trips to Hatcheries - Leave Mariott at 8am, Return Sunday night at 9pm
Virginia Tech's Freshwater Mussel Conservation Center, Virginia; Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center,Virginia, and White Sulphur Springs National Fish Hatchery's Aquatic Resource and Recovery Center, WV



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