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Plant Health 2021 Online Meeting FAQ

  • General Questions

    What are the dates of the meeting?

    Plant Health 2021 Online will take place August 2-6.


  • Registration Questions

    When will registration open for Plant Health 2021 Online?

    Registration will open in May 2021. Rates and other important registration information will be posted to the registration page as things are finalized.


    What is the cancellation/refund policy for Plant Health 2021 Online?

    Cancellations MUST be made in writing and received by APS no later than July 9, 2021. Cancellations received by this date are subject to $50 processing fee. Registration cancellations received after July 9, 2021 are NOT subject to a refund. You may transfer your registration to another member of your organization.

    During registration, all registrants must agree to the terms and conditions set forth in APS's Privacy Policy. Read the full terms and conditions here.


  • Program/Presenter Questions

    When will I know if my submitted abstract has been accepted?

    The deadline to submit an abstract for Plant Health 2021 Online is April 15, 2021. After that date, all completed submissions will be reviewed by the Annual​ Meeting Board, with notifications going out to authors around mid-to-late May.


    Do I need to be registered for the meeting to present my abstract?

    Yes. All presenters (both oral and Research On Demand) MUST register in order to present their accepted abstract. The abstract presenter registration deadline is June 29, 2021. Failure to register by this date will result in the abstract being withdrawn from meeting.


    How will posters look in the virtual event?

    ePosters have been replaced with Research On Demand for the 2021 virtual meeting. Authors and registered attendees will have the opportunity to interact with each other directly through the Kubify platform. More information on Research On Demand (Kubify platform, formatting options, and upload instructions) will come directly from APS Headquarters via email and published on the meeting website.

    NEW for 2021! APS plans to offer virtual training for all Research On Demand authors and registered attendees on the Kubify platform - how to access the platform, how to build your stac​k, how to view author research during the meeting, interaction best practices between authors and attendees, etc. Stay tuned for more information!


  • Technology Questions

    How will I access the virtual meeting?

    APS is working hard to develop our new meeting platform and more information will be shared with registrants in the coming months. All registrants will get access to the meeting platform in advance of August 2 to get familiar with the platform, view and add sessions to your schedule, build out your attendee profile, etc.


    What video conferencing software will the LIVE meeting content be delivered through?

    Through our new meeting platform, attendees will access the LIVE meeting content through Zoom. Zoom can be easily accessed on computers/laptops, smartphones, and tablets/iPads. Learn more about Zoom.


    Important Note:
    If your organization blocks Zoom, APS recommends using a personal computer, phone, or tablet to view LIVE content from a network that is not connected to your workplace.


    Will any LIVE meeting content be recorded to watch at a later time?

    Yes, all LIVE meeting content (except networking events) will be recorded. All registrants will be able to watch recorded sessions On Demand through the meeting platform at a time that better suits their needs.


    Will there be a mobile app?

    Yes! Our new meeting platform has both desktop and mobile functionality that all registrants will have access through. More information on our meeting platform will be shared with all registrants in the coming months.



Do you have a question about the virtual meeting we haven't addressed above?

Contact APS with your inquiry.​