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Posted 27 April 2015. PMN Crop News.

Plant Health Scientists Invited to Attend the American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting

Source: The American Phytopathological Society Press Release.

St. Paul, Minnesota (April 1, 2015)--Plant health scientists from around the world will convene in Pasadena, California, August 1-5, at the American Phytopathological Society (APS) Annual Meeting.


The meeting theme “Crossroads in Science,” is expected to attract more than 1,500 participants from nearly 35 countries who will share the latest information on plant pathology during symposia and discussion sessions, research presentations, workshops, and special events.

Plant scientists in government, academia, industry, and private practice are encouraged to attend and will have the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge scientific and technical sessions, present research results, and learn about innovative new products and services.

“The meeting also has a variety of opportunities for students and young professionals to network and become more involved with this diverse global community of scientists,” said Amy Charkowski, APS Annual Meeting Board Director.

The scientific program will include more than 300 oral presentations and more than 750 poster presentations featuring the latest scientific research in:

• Biology of Pathogens: Bacteriology; Virology; Mycology; Nematology; Oomycetes, Postharvest Pathology and Mycotoxins

• Disease Control and Pest Management: Genetics of Resistance; Cultural Control; Chemical Control; Biological Control; Regulatory Plant Pathology; Integrated Pest Management

• Diseases of Plants: Plant Stress and Abiotic Disorders; Crop Loss Assessment; Disease Detection and Diagnosis; New and Emerging Diseases

• Ecology and Epidemiology: Analytical and Theoretical Plant Pathology; Cropping systems / Sustainability; Pathogen-Vector Interactions; Phyllosphere; Rhizosphere; Population Biology Genetics; Climate Change; Risk Assessment; Systematics/Evolution; Pathogen Dispersal

• Molecular/Cellular/Plant-Microbe Interactions: Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions; Proteomics/Metabolomics/Genomics; Biochemistry and Cell Biology; Molecular Aspects of Effectors and their Host Targets; Plant Defense Responses

• Innovation in Science: Teaching and Learning; Professional Development; Outreach and Engagement; Advising and Mentoring; Networking; Ethics

Registration details can be found online at Members of the media will receive complimentary registration to the APS Annual Meeting.

About the American Phytopathological Society

The American Phytopathological Society (APS) is a non-profit, professional scientific organization. The research of the organization’s more than 5,000 worldwide members advances the understanding of the science of plant pathology and its application to plant health.