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PLANT HEALTH 2021 SUBMISSIONS

Submissions have now closed ​for Plant Health 2021 Special Sessions and​ Workshops.



Given the success of Plant Health 2020 Online, and the current global pandemic, APS is preparing for a hybrid virtual/in-person event for 2021.

It is very important to keep the hybrid format in mind when submitting your proposal for a special session and workshop. Virtual learning will be a key factor in these programs, the extent to which is still in the planning stages by the Annual Meeting Board.

All field trips will be required to follow social distancing practices/guidelines, which will be based on CDC
recommendations and the laws governing both the city of Memphis and destination of the field trip. Adhering
to these guidelines will be the responsibility of the organizer. We encourage outside activities where possible.
APS reserves the right to limit the number of participants to allow for the safe gathering of individuals. More
information will be shared with field trip organizers no later than February 1, 2021. Please also consider how social distancing may affect th​e cost of your workshop and ticket price. For example, capacities will be limited on buses to maintain social distancing. An alternative option in this example would be to select a destination that can be easily walked to on foot from the meeting location. *NOTE: Your field trip submission may be accepted initially and then cancelled as we near the meeting dates based on the most recent federal and local guidelines.”


Important Acceptance Details

All submissions are reviewed by the Annual Meeting Board for acceptance into the program. Only a fraction of those proposals submitted are ultimately accepted to the program. For acceptance, the AMB looks for proposals with thorough descriptions, clear learning objectives and a well-thought-out plan for presentations. Creativity in session format is also given higher consideration, especially in the world of virtual learning.

It is also important that your subject matter is timely and will engage attendees. The theme of the 2021 meeting is “Seismic Shifts in Disease Risk." We ask in the submission form how your proposal supports this theme. The theme is described here. ​

Workshop Submission Guidelines
Field Trip Submission Guidelines

IMPORTANT: Submission Deadline: Monday, October​​​​ 19


Submission Details


  • Special Sessions

    Special Sess​ions


    1. Title
    2. Submitter Email (will receive initial email with link to access session)
    3. Session Format
      * Creativity is encouraged*
      1. NonTraditional (TED-talk Style)
      2. Panel Discussion​
      3. PhytoView (opposing viewpoints)
      4. Podium Traditional
      5. ​Other
    4. ​Member or Committee Sponsoring the Proposal
    5. APS Co-Sponsors
    6. Description​

      *B​e sure to prepare a detailed description of your proposal; the AMB may reach out to you for more details.*

    7. Meeting Theme

      *Describe how your proposal supports or ties into the meeting theme*

    8. Learning Objectives
      *Clear learning objectives are essential*
    9.  Virtual Environment
      *Provide details on how your proposal would function in a virtual meeting environment*
    10. Target Audience
      *Who is your proposal targeted to attract and engage*
    11. Promotion
      *How would you promote your session?*
    12. Keywords for program placement and searchability
      1. Primary Category
      2. Pathogen Type Keyword
      3. Host Type Keyword
      4. Associated Host Type
    13. ​Funding Request
      *Funding from APS will only be applicable in an onsite meeting environment*
      1. Details on what the funding will be used for
    14. Special Requests (if applicable)
    15. Organizations you plan to request funding support from and the amount
    16. People
      1. Indicate who your planned o​rganizer(s) is/are.
      2. Indicate who your planned speakers are (do not officially invite them yet at this stage).
    17. Confirmation – confirm your submission details.

  • Workshops

    Workshops


    1. Title
    2. Submitter Email (will receive initial email with link to access session)
    3. Description
      *Be sure to prepare a detailed description of your proposal; the AMB may reach out to you for more details.*
    4.  Meeting Theme
      *Describe how your proposal supports or ties into the meeting theme*
    5. Learning Objectives
      *Clear learning objectives are essential*
    6. Optimal Format (select one)
      1. In-Person Only
      2. Combined in-person and virtual attendees
      3. ​Full Virtual Environment
    7.  Virtual Environment
      *P​​rovide details on how your proposal would function in a virtual meeting environment*
    8. Target Audience
      *Who is your proposal targeted to attract and engage*
    9. Promotion
      *How would you promote your workshop?*
    10. Length of Workshop
      1. Half Day
      2. Full Day
    11. Anticipated attendance number
    12. Maximum attendance number
    13. Needed Items
      1. LCD projector and screen
      2. Wireless microphone
      3. Internet
      4. Coffee Break
      5. Lunch
      6. ​Electrical outlets for attendees
    14. Subject Matter Committee (s) proposing the workshop, if applicable
    15. Outside Funding fo​r the Workshop
      *Indicate any funds you anticipate seeking from organizations to help offset the workshop costs*
    16. People
      1. Indicate who your planned organizer(s) is/are.
      2. ​Indicate who your planned speakers are (do not officially invite them yet at this stage).
    17. Confirmation – confirm your submission details.


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