In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic developments, the 9th European Congress of Malacological Societies was postponed to 2021.

While this decision comes at a time of universal uncertainty, we take the safety and health of our conference visitors, staff, and community very seriously. Rescheduling the conference will allow us to work fully on the preparations and organize the conference in full extent in a safe environment.

The organizing and scientific committee of the conference set a new date for September 5th – 9th, 2021 – Prague, Czech Republic.

Please take a moment to let us know if you have any questions regarding the new dates. Your voice matters, and we care about your feedback. Please follow our website and social networks where updated information about invited speakers and topic sections will appear soon:

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We look forward to welcoming you at the 9th EUROMAL in 2021 in Prague, Czech Republic! Until then, stay safe and healthy!

Best regards,

Karel Douda

Lucie Juřičková

Michal Horsák

Barbora Vodáková

Felipe Escobar

Iva Langrová

Local Organizing Committee 

EUROMAL triennial series of conferences started in 2000 and since then they have visited 8 different venues all over the Europe. It is our great honor to invite you to Prague, Czech Republic, for 9th European Congress of Malacological Societies from September 5th  to 9th 2021.

The congress will bring together experienced scientists as well as students and practitioners in malacology and related research fields from across Europe and beyond.  The recent and most important findings from the hottest topics will be presented:

Invasive mollusks – impact on ecosystems, biodiversity and economy * The role of mollusks in biosecurity and global food security * Taxonomy and evolutionary systematics of mollusks * Mollusks as a model system in paleontology * Interspecific relationships and behavior of mollusks * Bivalves as ecosystem engineers * Evolution, ecology and host-parasite relationships * Ecotoxicology of bivalves and gastropods * Mollusk diversity in understudied regions * Biogeography and quarternary malacology * Morphology and biology of mollusks * Land snail diversity, communities and macroecology * Conservation methods, guidelines and techniques * Mollusk conservation, status and distribution * Climate change and mollusks * Mollusks collections * New sampling techniques – eDNA * Molecular methods in malacology * Mollusks aquaculture and synthetic ecology * Citizen science and popularization of molluscan research