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Welcome to the 2023 Pathway to Increase Standards and Competency of eDNA Surveys (PISCeS) International Conference!

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SAVE THE DATE: JUNE 18-20, 2023

The University of Guelph is pleased to host a second eDNA conference on June 18-20, 2023. Academia, regulators, industry, NGO’s, and Indigenous partners are invited to join in a discussion on Pathways to Increase Standards and competency of Environmental DNA Surveys. The intent of the conference is to explore and inform public policy, industry strategies and future research on eDNA.


Registration TypeEarly Bird Rate (Until April 17)Regular Rate
(April 17 – June 1)
Late Rate
(June 2 – 15)
Student and Postdoc Registration$175$225$275
Regular Registration$250$300$350

Registration Deadlines

  • Early Bird Registration Fee: Due April 17th, 2023
  • Regular Registration Fee: Due June 1st, 2023
  • Late Registration Fee: Due June 15th, 2023

Registration link coming soon

Keynote Speakers

Coming soon

Abstract Submission

Abstract submission opens on January 9th 2023.

More information and guidelines coming soon.


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Scientific Program Committee

Coming soon

Local Organizing Committee

Dr. Robert Hanner
Professor, Department of Integrative Biology
College of Biological Sciences
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON, Canada
Tzitziki Loeza-Quintana, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Hanner Lab, Department of Integrative Biology
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON, Canada

Contact Us

For Genral Inquiries:

For Sponsorship Information:

Jillian Randall (nee Santi) (she/her/hers)
Alumni Advancement Manager
College of Biological Science, Alumni Affairs & Development
University of Guelph

For Information Regarding Scientific Program and Committees:

Dr. Rober Hanner

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