Sessions and times are subject to change. See the Schedule-at-a-Glance for room assignments.
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
APS Leadership Forum, invitation only
8:00 a.m., July 31 - 4:00 p.m., August 1
Field Trip: Tree Fruit Diseases – Day 2 of 2See information from Friday, July 25.
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Field Trip: Forest PathologyThis one-day field trip will include stops to observe major tree pathogens of northern Oregon forest ecosystems and discussion on their ecology and management. Featured will be the health of whitebark pine in high elevation forests, laminated root rot in Douglas-fir forests, and various diseases, including dwarf mistletoes, root diseases, and stem decays in eastside mixed conifer forests. Ticket purchase required. $65
Field Trip: Ornamental Plant DiseaseOregon is the third largest producer of nursery crops in the United States with 2,073 greenhouse operations. It is number one in the U.S.A. in the production of shade trees, coniferous evergreens, and Christmas trees; number two among all states in the production of deciduous trees and broad leaf evergreens; and number three in the production of all other ornamentals. This year’s APS Ornamental Production Tour will highlight nurseries that show the diversity of plant production in Oregon. Representatives from each production facility will speak on disease problems they encounter in the Northwest. Ticket purchase required. $35
12:00 – 3:30 p.m.
APS PRESS Board Meeting
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Workshop: Preparing for a Job Interview in the Private, Academic, and Government Sectors of Plant Pathology WorkshopThis workshop will provide training and tips for preparing for a successful job interview in the discipline of plant pathology. The workshop will focus on the following: i) preparing for an interview, what you should know and do, ii) how to interview, what to do and not to do, iii) application and interview experiences from early career professionals who recently obtained jobs, and iv) discussion panel made up of people who frequently conduct job interviews from the government, private, and academic sectors. This workshop is appropriate for early career professionals and graduate students. Ticket purchase required. $25
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Office of International Programs (OIP) Board Meeting
Workshop: A Statistical Workshop on Linear RegressionRegression analysis is one of the fundamental tools of data analysis in plant pathology and other biological sciences. Yet, many investigators struggle with the methodology, being uncertain on the proper model to use and how to evaluate the model fit for different types of data (discrete, ordinal, or continuous). This workshop will teach the basic methods of linear regression analysis. Emphasis will be on utilization of SAS statistical software to: fit models to data; diagnose the appropriateness of the chosen models; and assess the reasonableness of implicit statistical assumptions. Special emphasis will be placed on utilization of the Output Delivery System of SAS to prepare graphs of key results. Very little theory will be presented, and participants need only introductory knowledge of statistics. In addition to linear regression modeling, participants will learn how to use robust regression modeling to deal with data with outliers or when assumptions about normality are not reasonable. Moreover, other specialized methods (and corresponding SAS computer code) will be introduced, such as: logistic regression for binary data, quantile regression for analysis of heterogeneous data, where the tails of the distributions have a different relationship with a predictor than does the mean of the response variable; and penalized splines and other smoothing models, for when there is no simple or obvious functional relationship between a response variable and a predictor. Participants should bring a laptop with SAS (9.1 or later) installed. This session will follow the tradition of the Epidemiology and Crop Loss Assessment and Risk Evaluation Committees’ workshops on “bringing statistical analysis to the masses”. Ticket purchase required. $35
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
APS Advisory Committee on Plant Biosecurity Meeting
2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
APS Committee/Vice-Chair OrientationAll current APS committee chairs/vice-chairs should attend this important orientation session, which will provide an overview of the opportunities available to enhance committee efforts. APS Past President Ray Martyn, Senior Councilor-at-Large Gary Moorman, and Intermediate Councilor-at-Large Michael Boehm will lead discussions highlighting recent APS initiatives, processes for taking action on committee issues, and procedural logistics for chairs and vice-chairs. Packets with committee rosters and the Committee Annual Report Form will be provided for each chair. APS Committee Chairs not able to attend should make sure to have a replacement attend.
Scientific Program Board (SPB)/ Section Chairs Meeting
3:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Publications Board Meeting
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
APS Program Planning OrientationJoin the Annual Meeting Program Planning Committee to learn what steps are needed to host a special session in 2010 and beyond. This session will discuss how to submit a session proposal and how the planning process works. For more information contact John Sherwood at Sherwood@uga.edu.
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
PDMR Editors’ Meeting
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Microbial Forensics Interest Group
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
First Timers’ OrientationJoin the next generation of plant pathologists as we begin the next 100 years! First-time meeting attendees will have the opportunity to meet their colleagues and learn more about the organization in an informational setting. You’ll hear helpful hints and suggestions from key leaders within APS on how to make the most of your meeting experience.
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
8:30 – 10:00 p.m.