The 2013 APS Pacific Division meeting will be held jointly with the APS Caribbean Division at the Westward Look Resort / Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa in Tucson, Arizona June 17-19, 2013.Highlights of the meeting will be symposia on tropical and temperate fruit and nut crops, exotic/invasive pathogens associated with insect vectors, and among others, a Graduate Student Paper Competition hosted by each Division, a special Round Table Session comprising extension, industry, and regulatory panel members, and presentation of awards for each division. Click here for meeting details!________________________________________________________________________
APS 2012 Pacific Division Meeting in Sacramento Valuable for All!
Meeting highlightsView pictures from meetingClick here for 2012 meeting details and final program Over 130 people (undergraduate and graduate students, extension and research plant pathologists, industry members, and government officials) participated in the 2012 meeting of the APS Pacific Division at The Embassy Suites in Sacramento, June 27-29. For the first time undergraduate students were invited to the meeting, and introduced to plant pathology as a career during field and laboratory tours, courtesy of the UC-Davis Plant Pathology Department. Other meeting highlights included 35 oral presentations and two thought-provoking roundtable discussions with extension and industry members. Winners of the annual Graduate Student Oral Paper Competition were: Mathew Pye (UC-Davis), Third Place; Kaitlyn Bissonnette (Univ. of Idaho), Second Place; and Cassandra Swett and Brittany Pierce (UC-Davis), tied for First Place. Doug Gubler of UC-Davis received the APS PD Distinguished Service Award, only the second time it has been given.
Key meeting organizers included Doug Gubler (Local Arrangements chair), Jim Adaskaveg (Divisional Forum Representative), Akif Eskalen (Secretary-Treasurer), Themis Michailides (President), and Debbie Inglis (Past President). Judith Brown will be the next President-Elect and Jay Pscheidt will become the next Divisional Forum Representative in August. The APS PD will be meeting jointly with the APS Caribbean Division and the APS Divisional Forum in Tucson, AZ, June 16-19, 2013, and in Bozeman, MT sometime during June 2014.