Abstracts are not printed as a supplement to Phytopathology and will not appear in printed form at the meeting. Searchable abstracts will be available online before the meeting and abstract printing stations will be available at the meeting.
If you are from a country outside the United States, a valid passport or visa was needed to attend the meeting. Plan accordingly as visas can take up to three months to obtain. Note: U.S. legislation requires foreign nationals to provide to air carriers a valid U.S. address during their stay prior to departure of their U.S.-bound flight. Most airlines require a passport number, as well as a valid U.S. address for the passengers stay, at the time of booking.
APS student members giving oral or poster presentations are eleigible to apply to receive $500 to support their travel to the 2012 APS Annual Meeting. However, students who received an award in 2011 will not be eligible for an award until 2013. The APS Foundation accepts applications through March 21, 2012. Visit the APS Foundation website for more information.
The APS Foundation, in cooperation with the Office of International Programs, offers an International Travel Award to support travel costs for early- to mid-career APS members native to and working in developing countries who otherwise would not be able to participate. However, the application process closed on January 6. Visit the APS Foundation website for more information.
The average temperature in Providence, Rhode Island in August is 81F/27C, with a low of 63F/17C in the evening. Be sure to dress appropriately for both the indoors and outdoors and don't forget a light jacket or sweater.
If you have a medical condition that APS should be made aware of during the meeting, fax your information to APS Meetings Coordinator at +1.651.454.0766 or by email by July 1, 2012. This information will not be shared with anyone, except in the case of an emergency with emergency personnel. A paramedic will be onsite during the meeting registration hours.
The official dress of the meeting is business casual.
Looking for the perfect plant pathology job? Need candidates for an opening? Bring copies of your job/candidate postings to include on the Job Board available in the registration area during the meeting. Those interested in connecting one-on-one should make sure to check out the Early Career Professionals Social which includes an Employer Networking Opportunity. Preregistration will be required for the social. Visit the APSnet Job Center year round for more information on job postings.
Members of the media are extended complimentary registration to the meeting. News releases related to the research being presented at the meeting will be sent out prior to the event and onsite interviews can also be arranged. To register, add your name to the media contact list, or make additional arrangements, please contact Karen Deuschle at +1.651.994.3804 or by email.
Photographs will be taken at the 2012 APS Annual Meeting. By registering for this meeting, you agree to allow APS to use your photo in any of their publications or websites.