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Daily Schedule

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







Monday, August 9

 6:30 - 8:00 a.m.

Extension Plant Pathologists Breakfast
This is your unique opportunity to visit with colleagues and industry representatives from a variety of companies. Ticket purchase required. Check #13 on the registration form. Fee: $30

7:00 - 11:00 a.m.  Public Policy Board Meeting
7:00 a.m. - 5:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 - 11:30 a.m. Oral Technical Sessions
8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Special Sessions

  • 10th I.E. Melhus Graduate Student Symposium: Seed Pathology - Epidemiology, Management, and Phytosanitary Concerns
  • APS Public Policy Board: New Challenges for Phytopathologists
  • Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms: Diversity, Commercial Production, and Disease Management in High-Volume Production Facilities
  • More Than Just Antibiotics: The Multiple Mechanisms Leading to Biological Control and Plant Growth Promotion
  • New Products and Services
  • Plant Pathogen Population Genetics: An Essential Tool for Crop Biosecurity
  • Small Molecules in Phytopathology: From Determinants of Disease to Modulators of Defense
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Affiliates Meeting
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. APS PRESS Bookstore
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Exhibits Open
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. APS Leadership Institute Ad-Hoc Committee Meeting
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Past Presidents' Luncheon
By invitation.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Graduate Student & Industry Lunch
Calling all students! Connect with industry representatives from a variety of companies by attending the APS Industry Committee-sponsored luncheon. Network and learn about job opportunities available in the industry. Both graduate students and industry members should register for the event. Check #14 on the registration form. Fee: $5

New Time!
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Plenary Session
The plenary session will focus on the 2010 Annual Meeting theme, Creating Possibilities, by featuring speakers focused on issues facing agriculture and feeding a growing population. Speakers from outside plant pathology and agriculture will help us examine the issues of social media and the impact on our science, as well as the importance of global linkages. This session will focus primarily on the future of plant pathology and help us form ideas and realize possibilities for the future.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Division Officers Luncheon
3:30 - 6:00 p.m. Office of Industry Relations (OIR) Board Meeting
Extended Time!
3:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Poster Viewing
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Early Career Proffesional Social
(with NEW Employer Networking Opportunity)
Connections are critical for the growth of your career. This social provides the unique opportunity for early career professionals to meet other plant pathologists at a similar career stage. The APS Early Career Professionals Committee will kick off the social, providing an opportunity to learn about the committee initiatives and suggest ideas for future consideration. New opportunity - For the firs time, academic, government and industry employers are also invited to join the social to network one-on-one with prosepective employees. This relaxed setting will provide the perfect opportunity for recent graduates, post-docs, and those just starting in their career to mingle and hear firsthand from employers what skills and knowledge they are looking for in their current job openings. Refreshments and appetizers are included. This unique, first-of-its-kind event is one you won't want to miss. Check #15 on the registration form. Fee: $10

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Graduate Student Social
Make plans to meet with your plant pathology colleagues in an informal and relaxed environment. Light snacks and beverages will be served. This event is limited ot students only. Preregistration is required. Check #16 on the registration form. Fee: $5