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2018 APS  Awardees
Congratulations to the 2018 APS Award Winners!
Congratulations to the individuals selected to receive APS awards in honor of their significant contributions to the science of plant pathology. Read more about the awardees, and help us celebrate them at the Awards and Honors Ceremony at ICPP2018!
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SCIENCE
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Ficke and colleagues tackle the yield loss–disease relationship conundrum using the example of glume blotch of wheat and conclude that numerous questions need to be addressed before losses can be efficiently reduced. Open access.
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García-Cano and colleagues provide new insights into the mechanisms through which Agrobacterium spp. manipulate immune system activation in the host. 
New Journal Issues Online
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MEETING
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Join in Idea Cafés at ICPP2018 to enhance your research through in-depth, roundtable discussions. Topics include blackleg of canola/rapeseed, food safety, postharvest pathology of fruit and vegetable crops, and more! Check out the program schedule now.
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The UN will soon consider a proposal to declare 2020 the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). An ICPP2018 session explores the ties between scientists and organizations that work in plant health worldwide. Learn how IYPH could expand opportunities for global change!
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Don't miss out on a once-in-a-lifetime celebration at the iconic House of Blues! Remember to get tickets when you register, or modify your registration now. Tickets are $110 for meeting attendees and $45 for children. Guest tickets are 50% off now through May 15!
Volunteer Award
Family Friendly Team Plans a Visit to the Boston Children’s Museum During ICPP2018
Please join Family Friendly APS at ICPP2018 for a group visit to the Boston Children's Museum on August 1 at 1:30 p.m. Watch the Family Friendly page for more information on signing up and getting special ticket prices!
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ENGAGE
PPB Early Career Internship
PPB Seeks Early Career Intern
Are you interested in influencing public policy about science? Then consider applying for the early career public policy internship. Learn more about this opportunity and apply by May 15, 2018.
Volunteer Award
Nominate an Outstanding Volunteer by May 15
The APS councilors-at-large invite you to nominate volunteers who go above and beyond for the 2018 APS Outstanding Volunteer Award. Take advantage of this opportunity to honor an APS member for the hard work he or she does for our society! 
PACCARB Meeting Notice
PACCARB to Meet in Person and via Webcast on May 16
The APS Public Policy Board was recently notified that the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (PACCARB) has announced the agenda for its meeting in Washington, DC, on May 16. This meeting is open to the public. More information is available on the PACCARB website. 
PACCARB Meeting Notice
New Interagency Strategic Plan for Microbiome Research Released
The APS Public Policy Board was recently notified that the Interagency Strategic Plan for Microbiome Research has been released. The plan coordinates microbiome research activities across 21 U.S. government agencies and is available online.
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DIVISIONS
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.
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RESOURCES
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Use promo code SPRING20 to get 20% off APS PRESS compendia titles, including bestsellers and new editions. Order now and be ready for when problems with plant diseases occur! This offer ends June 30.
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RECENT JOBS
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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!
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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!
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NEWS
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DEADLINES
July 15, 2018 — Submissions due for Phytopathology and MPMI focus issues
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