Abstracts were not printed as a supplement to Phytopathology and did not appear in printed form at the meeting. Searchable abstracts were available online before the meeting and abstract printing stations were 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. More information.
APS student members giving oral or poster presentations are eleigible to apply to receive $600 to support their travel to the 2011 APS-IPPC Joint Meeting. However, students who received an award in 2010 will not be eligible for an award until 2012. The APS Foundation accepts applications through March 23, 2010. 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 in January. Visit the APS Foundation website for more information.
Honolulu is a very walkable city with restaurants and shopping within a short distance of the convention center and designated meeting hotels. Taxis and car rental are the best options if you are planning any touring outside the immediate downtown area or touring Oahu. Bus tours are another convenient way to experience the attractions that are unique to Honolulu and the island of Oahu.
There are several options to choose from for shuttle service from the Honolulu airport to the hotels. Advance reservations for shuttles is not required. Average one-way taxi pricing from the airport to the Hilton Hawaiian Village or the Doubletree Hotel is approximately $30.00.
The average temperature in Honolulu, Hawaii, in August is 78F/26C, with a low of 68F/20C 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, 2011. 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 fo 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 on Monday, August 8. Preregistration is required for the social. Visit the APSnet Job Center year round for more information on job postings.
Visit the bookstore and browse the new APS PRESS compendia and teaching resources as well as new bacteriology, virology, and mycology titles. Be sure to come early to get the new 2011 meeting t-shirt and the retro APS t-shirt worn on two episodes of TV's The Big Bang Theory. Limited quantities are available. Save on everything from APS PRESS including Compendium of Chickpea and Lentil Diseases and Pests, A Practical Guide to Turfgrass Fungicides, and the new Plant Diseases Caused by Bacteria CD with more than 1,000 images. Present your book idea to the APS Press Editorial Board and learn more about how you can publish your passion with APS PRESS!
Set up a free profile and customize the online content from APS PRESS e-Books, Plant Disease, Phytopathology, and MPMI to match your interests and receive a free gift of an APS PRESS hand lens. APS staff will be on hand to help you create or update your profile in APS Books and Journals Online. It's easy and free!
Stop by the Plant Management Network's booth to see our must-read applied journals and to learn more about the PMN partnership program.
Sunday, August 7Monday, August 8Tuesday, August 9Wednesday, August 10
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
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 Susan Schoepke at +1.651.994.3813 or by email.
Photographs will be taken at the 2011 APS-IPPC Joint Meeting. By registering for this meeting, you agree to allow APS to use your photo in any of their publications or websites.