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2018 APS Election Candidates
Voting Opens Soon for Vice President, Councilor-at-Large, and Amendment to the APS Constitution
The APS Nominations Committee is pleased to announce that Mark L. Gleason and Jean B. Ristaino are running for Vice President and that Martin A. Draper and Katherine L. Stevension are running for Councilor-at-Large. Also on the ballot will be an amendment to the APS constitution and bylaws to change the "Post-Doc" membership category to an "Early Career" category. Members will receive an email about the election on May 1, 2018. Details on each candidate will be available in the May issue of Phytopathology News.
Plant Disease - Editor's Pick
Barua and colleagues examined the potential of ascospores of the blackleg pathogen to survive on various inert materials and demonstrated that on some materials, a small fraction could survive for several months. Open access.
Submit your research on Xylella fastidiosa! This focus issue will be widely read and highly cited, giving authors maximum exposure. The deadline for submission is July 15.
Read the new APS homepage feature to find out! Author Daniel Anco is an awardee of the Schroth Faces of the Future Symposium: a program designed by the APS Foundation to acknowledge up-and-comers in our science.  
New Journal Issues Online
ICPP2018 Programming
ICPP2018 will follow a different program format than previous APS Annual Meetings. Programming will begin with field trips and workshops on Saturday, July 28, followed by scientific content from Sunday, July 29, through Friday, August 3. Unlike in previous years, committee meetings will be held at 7:00 a.m. Monday through Thursday. Monday through Friday concurrent sessions will consist of invited and submitted short talks, rather than technical and special sessions. Multipresenter keynote sessions will occur Tuesday through Thursday, and posters will be displayed in two groups from Monday through Thursday. Familiarize yourself now with the daily schedule online!
APS Council
Council Strategizes in Baltimore and Tours USDA APHIS
APS Council met last week in Baltimore for their biannual strategy session and reviewed progress on key priorities. Council members toured the USDA APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) facility and met with staff. (Pictured: Council learning about the PPQ program from plant pathologist Martha Malapi-Wight.)
National Volunteer Week: Time to Get Involved and Give Thanks!
In recognition of National Volunteer Week, APS extends a hearty thank you to our members and volunteers! We’re grateful for your support and dedication to plant pathology. Celebrate by signing up to volunteer or by nominating a member for the Outstanding Volunteer Award!
Grad Student Spotlight - Bill Weldon
New Feature: Graduate Student Spotlight
The APS Graduate Student Committee is highlighting the work and volunteer efforts of a graduate student in Phytopathology News and on Twitter. The first Spotlight fetaures Bill Weldon, Graduate Student Committee Vice Chair. Keep an eye out for future Spotlights!
Family Friendly
Family Friendly APS at ICPP2018
The Family Friendly Team will be at ICPP2018 with resources and activities to improve the meeting experience for anyone attending with family members. Keep an eye out for updates in Phytopathology News and on the ICPP2018 website.
North Central Division
North Central Division to Meet in Fargo, North Dakota
The North Central Division will meet June 12–14 at the Radisson Hotel in Fargo, North Dakota. Abstract submission and registration are both open. Save the date and view details online.
20% off Mycology Titles
Fulfill all of your library and classroom needs in the APS PRESS Bookstore. Shop now and save up to 20% on more than 100 mycology titles!
Conifer Diseases
This new edition (E. M. Hansen, K. J. Lewis, and G. A. Chastagner, eds.) is more than twice the length of the previous book and includes 280 high-quality images of symptoms of 100-plus diseases and disorders, including diseases of Christmas trees. This offer ends May 1. (The book will ship in July.)
Put your position in front of the top plant pathologists in the world and save up to $50. Post a job in the APS Job Center today!
Did you know you can post your resume for FREE in the APS Job Center? Make yourself stand out in the plant pathology community. Post your resume today!
July 15, 2018 — Submissions due for Phytopathology and MPMI focus issues
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