​​​​​​​Technical Abstracts​​

Now Accepting Late-Breaking Abstract Submissions for Poster Presentation Only​!​

Thank you for your interest in submitting an abstract to Plant Health 2024.  Presenting your technical abstra​ct at ​the a​nnual meeting benefits your professional development, research, and area of study plus allows you to share your research with your peers in the plant health science community.​

​​Late-breaking Technical Abstract Submission Deadline: May 30

Technical Abstract Submission Deadline (Oral or Poster): Closed

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​​​Late-breaking submissions are for poster presentation only.  Presenting authors must register for the meeting by June 7 or the abstract will be withdrawn. 

Already started a late-breaking abstract?  Click here​ to edit and/or complete.​

​Submission Requirements

​All submissions must r​eport results of original research or other activity of significant merit that relates to phytopathology and related industries. No abstract that has been presented or is intended to be presented at another meeting shall be submitted for consideration.

Submission must include the following: 

  • Justification
  • Objectives
  • Methods
  • Results
  • ​Significance of the research to the science of phytopathology.

Abstract text is limited to 1,600 characters including spaces. Edit and proof your abstract before submitting. Abstracts should also be proofed to make sure all authors and affiliations were accepted to the online form.  

All abstracts must be reviewed by all listed au​thors and peer-reviewed by two additional people.

​Publication of tables, charts, and graphs projected onto screens or posted at the annual meeting by anyone other than an author or presenter is prohibited unless a release has been requested and received in writing from an author or presenter.

Abstracts must conform to the AI Tool Use Statement​ established by the APS Editorial Board.

All communications will be sent to the submitter until the acceptance notifications are sent.  Once accepted all communications will be with the presenting author only. ​​

Already started a late-breaking abstract?  Click here​ to edit and/or complete.

Evaluation and Acceptance Notification

  • ​Members of the AMB will evaluate all proposed abstracts based on the above submission requirements and inclusion of the required elements. Accepted submissions will then be designated as an oral or poster presentation and placed in the Technical Session or Poster Sessions based on the submission keywords.  
  • Final program selections and notifications will be made by late April and acceptance notifications will be delivered via email to all submitters. There are a limited number of slots available for oral presentation; if your submission is not accepted for a technical talk, it will be moved to a poster presentation.
  • Designated presenting author (of either an oral technical or poster) must be registered for Plant Health 2024 by June 7, 2024. Failure to register will result in your abstract being withdrawn from the meeting.​
Accepted abstracts presented at Plant Health 2024 will be published in a supplement of Phytopathology, within 6 months post-meeting.

Attendees from Outside the United States

If you require a visa to attend Plant Health 2024 do not wait until you receive notification that your abstract submission has been accepted before applying for a visa. If your abstract presents new information and follows the requirements and acceptance criteria, it will most likely be accepted or accepted with revisions in poster or oral format (as determined by the Annual Meeting Board).

Customized visa invitation letters can only be issued to confirmed registrants including those who have paid the meeting registration fees), have submitted an abstract, or are otherwise presenting. When you register for the meeting, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to auto-generate a customized visa invitation letter. If you are unable to register early enough to begin the visa process and have submitted an abstract, please complete the invitation​ letter request form.  Invitation letters generated using the request form are identical to the letters created when registering, however they are manually created and may take up to 5 business days to be processed.

All applicants must be able to qualify for a visa on their own merits. APS cannot intervene with embassies in other countries on behalf of any meeting participants. If you require an invitation letter prior to registering or if you have additional questions, please contact the APS Registration Desk​.​​

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Email APS Headquarters at planthealth@scisoc.org.