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Daily Schedule

Sessions and times are subject to change. See the Schedule-at-a-Glance for room assignments.

Friday  Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday


Sunday, August 2 

7:00 – 8:30 a.m.

APS Auxiliary Meetings Board Breakfast

7:00 – 9:00 a.m.

APSnet Education Center Editorial Board Meeting

7:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Vegetable Extension & Research Plant Pathologists Breakfast
Sponsored by the vegetable seed industry, this annual event promotes the sharing of ideas on seed health and expounds on the phytosanitary needs of the vegetable seed industry. For information contact Chet Kurowski at 1.520.747.3216 or e-mail This event is by invitation only.

7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.


7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

APS Phytopathology Senior Editors’ Meeting

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

APS Plant Disease Senior Editors’ Meeting

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

Moderator Orientation

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Set-up

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

APS Phytopathology Editorial Board

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

APS Plant Disease Editorial Board

9:00 – 11:45 a.m.

Plenary Session
“Achieving Scientific Excellence in Our New Environment”
Decision makers from academia, government, and industry will be discussing our changing world. They will address the factors that now influence the way we as individuals, as well as institutions, practice plant pathology. They will provide insights that will not only help us plan for the future but succeed in these stressful times.

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Ornamental Virus Discussion Group

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

APS Placement

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Poster Set-up

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Break

11:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m

PMN Strategic Planning Meeting, by invitation

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

ARS Meeting

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Journals Senior Editors Luncheon, by invitation

12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Division Officers Luncheon, by invitation

12:00 – 6:00 p.m.

5th Annual APS-OIP Silent Auction
Join us for the 5th year of this exciting event! The Office of International Program’s Silent Auction is proud to again offer you the chance to bid on unique items and join your colleagues in building international relationships by supporting OIP’s “Global Experience.” Visit to learn more about the auction, download the donation form.

12:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Office of Electronic Communication (OEC) Board Meeting

1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Special Sessions

  • Coordinated Regulation of Fungal Development and Secondary Metabolism during Pathogenesis
  • Forensic Plant Pathology: Science in the Courtroom
  • Methyl Bromide Alternatives Research: Plant Pathology Outcomes
  • Prepare for Your Future: Career Opportunities After Graduate School – Option 1 – Industry
  • “New” Nuances in Virus-Vector Biology
  • Quorum Sensing and Biofilm Formation in Plant Associated Bacteria

1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Oral Technical Sessions

  • Biological Control
  • Host Resistance
  • Molecular Biology – Fungi
  • Quantitative Epidemiology

2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Plant Health Progress Editorial Board Meeting, by invitation

4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

APS PRESS Bookstore

4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception with Exhibition, Posters, and University Alumni Socials
Kick off the start of your 2009 APS Annual Meeting experience by attending the Welcome Reception and University Alumni Socials held jointly this year. Network, visit the exhibits, and bid on APS-OIP Silent Auction items while enjoying light snacks and drinks. Make sure to look for your fellow alumni at designated areas within the reception:

Cornell University
Old West Trails
OSU-Buckeyes, Beavers, & Cowboys
Penn State
Purdue, Illinois, & Iowa State
Texas A&M University
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Minnesota
University of Wisconsin
Washington State University

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

APS PRESS Book Signing Event
APS PRESS Book Signing Event for Diseases of Herbaceous Perennials

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Joint Committee of Women in Plant Pathology and Cultural Diversity Social
Celebrate cultural diversity in plant pathology! Are you interested in issues related to women and cultural diversity in plant pathology? Join your peers at this informal social. This event is open to all meeting attendees, especially those who have a passion for fostering relationships with diverse audiences. You are encouraged (but not required) to dress in the traditional attire of your home country or one of your favorite countries. Hors d’ oeuvres and beverages will be served and raffle prizes will be drawn.

6:30 – 10:00 p.m.

Industry & Extension Social
Create lasting business connections while exploring seven acres of nature and wildlife at Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden. Network with industry colleagues and peers while strolling through the gardens at your own pace and enjoying more than 2,500 rhododendrons, azaleas, and companion plants. Spring-fed Crystal Springs Lake surrounds much of the garden, attracting many species of birds and waterfowl. A dinner buffet is included, along with admission to the gardens, transportation, and drinks.