Become part of the world’s largest community of plant health scientists and practitioners. Advance to a new level of scientific and professional success.
APS members work constantly to ensure that the society can offer you what you need to advance your research and your career, effectively network with peers and colleagues, and stay at the forefront of cutting-edge plant pathology science. Join now to realize the exceptional opportunities to expand your network, stay up-to-date on the latest research, and get involved.
Expand your network and connect with prominent scientists in your area of research.
APS is truly a community of scientists, creating many opportunities to meet and interact with your colleagues worldwide. By attending the annual meeting, you can build your professional network during committee meetings, poster sessions, socials, and more. Creating lasting relationships with members of the plant health science community not only opens doors and creates more opportunities for you as an individual, but also helps build the synergy that powers new discoveries and advancements of the discipline as a whole.
Enhance your connections to other members throughout the year by volunteering on a committee or board, or connect locally by joining a division. Keep up-to-date on your plant health science colleagues through News Capsules, Phytopathology News, and APSnet; and find your next job through APS job placement.
Access the leading resources designed specifically for you and your research, and stay on the cutting-edge of plant health science, whether fundamental or applied.
The latest findings in plant pathology and related plant health sciences are published monthly in the peer-reviewed journals Phytopathology, Plant Disease, Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions (MPMI); and Plant Health Progress, published through the cooperative Plant Management Network. Discover the unique online journal features that simplify and accelerate your research. Additionally, educators can take advantage of the online Education Center, focused on advancing the education of the discipline.
More resources can be found through APS PRESS, with publications ranging from plant health science basics to the latest findings and techniques, and through APSnet, offering a webcast library, online symposia, whitepapers, and more.
Advance your research and receive recognition. Take advantage of every opportunity to enhance your career.
As a member of APS, you will have many opportunities to progress professionally and personally. Publish in any of the journals or share your research by presenting at a meeting or by adding to the growing online library of webcasts.
Gain leadership and teamwork experience by volunteering on committees, boards, and other offices. As a member you are eligible to receive a variety of awards and funding to support your career, including travel grants for students, funds for early career scientists, and travel and research support for plant pathologists in developing countries.
Create greater public awareness and understanding of plant pathology. Support the future of plant pathology.
Directly influence the direction of plant pathology and APS. APS members are in a sense, ambassadors for the discipline of plant pathology to the world. The Public Policy Board provides scientific input to make certain that plant pathology issues stay at the forefront of policy and funding initiatives. The Education Center ensures that the next generation of plant pathologists is being exposed to the science, and the APS Foundation provides support to students and researchers in plant health science.
Other programs, such as the Office of Public Relations and Outreach, informing the public of the efforts of plant pathologists, and the Office of International Programs, promoting increased worldwide interaction of scientists, are a valuable part of the organization. Interact with sister societies from around the world through cooperative agreements with the International Society of Plant Pathology (ISPP), the Chinese Society for Plant Pathology (CSPP), and others.