Scientific Program

The Annual Meeting program is carefully balanced to deliver in-depth science and unmatched opportunities for discussion and collaboration.




Over 350 oral presentations and more than 600 poster presentations will feature the latest scientific research in:

    • Biology of Pathogens: Bacteriology; Virology; Mycology; Nematology; Oomycetes, Postharvest Pathology and Mycotoxins;
    • Disease Control and Pest Management: Genetics of Resistance; Cultural Control; Chemical Control; Biological Control; Regulatory Plant Pathology; Integrated Pest Management
    • Diseases of Plants: Plant Stress and Abiotic Disorders; Crop Loss Assessment; Disease Detection and Diagnosis; New and Emerging Diseases
    • Ecology and Epidemiology: Analytical and Theoretical Plant Pathology; Cropping systems / Sustainability; Pathogen-Vector Interactions; Phyllosphere; Rhizosphere; Population Biology Genetics; Climate Change; Risk Assessment; Systematics/Evolution; Pathogen Dispersal 
    • Molecular/Cellular/Plant-Microbe Interactions: Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions; Proteomics/Metabolomics/Genomics; Biochemistry and Cell Biology; Molecular Aspects of Effectors and their Host Targets; Plant Defense Responses
    • Professionalism/Outreach: Teaching and Learning; Professional Development; Outreach and Engagement; Advising and Mentoring; Networking; Ethics


 2015 Annual Meeting

2015 Annual Meeting Program Team

Annual Meeting Board (AMB)
Director - Amy Charkowski, University of Wisconsin, U.S.A.
Annual Meeting Program Chair
Sally Miller, The Ohio State University, U.S.A.
Annual Meeting Vice Chair
Timothy D. Murray, Washington State University, U.S.A.
Field Trips & Workshops Chair
Jerry E. Weiland, USDA-ARS, U.S.A.
Section Chairs
Naidu Rayapati, Washington State University, U.S.A.
Cruz Avila-Adame, Dow AgroSciences LLC, U.S.A.
Kelly Ivors, California Polytechnic State University, U.S.A.
Jeffrey Rollins, University of Florida, U.S.A.
Paul Esker, University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica
Peter Ojiambo, North Carolina State University, U.S.A.

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