Oral Technical/Poster Abstracts were accepted through March 15, 2016.
Special Session/Invited Speaker abstract submitters received an email the week of February 15 with a link to submit their abstracts.
Showcase your expertise through a 2016 Annual Meeting oral technical or poster presentation. The 2016 Annual Meeting theme—Science to Practice—will focus on translating advances in basic research to field applications.
New Abstract Process for Oral Technical Presentations!Changes in the submission process taking place for the 2016 APS Annual Meeting:
APS encourages submissions that highlight the translational aspects of plant pathology, from basic research to field-based solutions, especially in the context of complex production systems; how we communicate scientific advances to growers and other stakeholders; and new approaches to the training of future plant pathologists in research and outreach.
At our annual APS meeting, our tradition has been to accept the first 200 abstracts submitted for 15-minute contributed oral presentations and require all other submitters to present posters. In 2016, we are changing our policy for choosing abstracts, with the goal of improving the contributed oral sessions.
The Annual Meeting Board (AMB) will review abstracts for all presenters who wish to give a contributed talk and will choose the presentations based mainly on scientific quality. We will also consider other factors, such as topic, so that each session has a cohesive focus and so our annual meeting has a broad representation of plant pathology.
Here is a checklist to help abstract writers present their work clearly for the AMB reviewers.
__ The title and abstract has been thoroughly checked to eliminate spelling and grammar errors.
__ All authors listed have contributed to the work being presented.
__ All authors listed have read and approved of the final version of the abstract.
__ The abstract has been proofread by at least two colleagues who are not authors on this abstract.
__ The abstract title does not include abbreviations.
__ If a scientific binomial is in the title, both the genus and species names are fully written.
(for example, Phytophthora infestans, not P. infestans)
Abstract text describes the following:
__ Research significance
__ Hypothesis tested or research objective
__ Methods used
__ Experimental results, with as much quantitative specificity as possible
__ Conclusions of the work presented