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Daily Schedule

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







Sunday, August 8

7:00 - 8:30 a.m.

APS Auxiliary Meetings Board Breakfast

7:00 - 9:00 a.m. 

APSnet Education Center Editorial Board

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 information and ideas on seed health and diseases of interest to the vegetable industry. By invitation.

7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.


8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Moderator Orientation

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Set-Up

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

APS Phytopathology Senior Editors' Meeting

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

APS Plant Disease Senior Editors' Meeting

New day!
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Committee Meetings

  • Bacteriology Committee
  • Chemical Control Committee
  • Crop Loss Assessment and Risk Evaluation (CARE) Committee
  • Diseases of Ornamental Plants Committee
  • Early Career Professionals Committee
  • Forest Pathology Committee
  • Genetics Committee
  • Graduate Student Committee
  • Molecular and Cellular Phytopathology Committee
  • Mycology Committee
  • Plant Pathogen and Disease Detection Committee
  • Teaching Committee

9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

APS Phytopathology Editorial Board Meeting

9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

APS Plant Disease Editorial Board Meeting

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Opening General Session and Awards Ceremony
The opening session will be a true welcome to the 2010 Annual Meeting. The highlight of this session will be the recognition of our colleagues that are receiving awards and honors. In addition, the accomplishments and goals of our society will be presented, those that have left our ranks in the past year will be recognized, and special features of the meeting will be presented.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Break

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Journals Senior Editors' Luncheon
By invitation.

12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Division Officers' Luncheon

12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Poster Set-Up

12:00 - 6:00 p.m.

6th Annual APS-OIP Silent Auction: Connecting Knowledge with a Growing World
The Office of International Program’s Silent Auction invites you to bid on unique items and to join your colleagues in building international relationships by supporting OIP’s “Global Experience.” In 2009, two awards were giving through this new program, creating workshops in Guatemala and Bolivia. Support the sixth year of this event by helping OIP gather fun and unique items from around the world to be part of the auction. Popular items include jewelry, fabrics, wine, wood carvings, regional food specialties, and other treats from around the world. Donations may be in the form of crafts, artworks, tools, books, services, or other items that reflect your culture or cultures you have visited. To donate, visit, download the donation form, and submit to APS by July 9.

12:15 - 3:00 p.m.

PMN Strategic Planning Meeting
By invitation.

12:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Office of Electronic Communication (OEC) Board Meeting

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Oral Technical Sessions

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Special Sessions

  • The 2009 Tomato and Potato Late Blight Crisis: The Interaction of the Urban Home Garden and Commercial Agriculture—What Went Wrong and What We Learned
  • Advances in Plant Virus Evolution
  • Induced Resistance: Where Does This Fit in IPM Programs?
  • Kasugamycin: The Risks and Benefits of Introducing a New Antibiotic
  • Scratching the Cuticle of Nematode Diagnostics: Where Do We Need to Go?

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Plant  Health Progress Editorial Board Meeting
By invitation.

New Time and Format!
4:00 - 4:45 p.m.

University Alumni Socials
Reunite with fellow colleagues and network with other alumni! Each participating university will have a designated area to congregate and mingle. The alumni socials will be located adjacent to the Exhibit Hall so that you can easily continue to mingle with your colleagues at the Welcome Reception! Participating universities will be listed in the program book.

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

APS PRESS Bookstore

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception with Exhibition and Posters
Kick off your 2010 APS Annual Meeting experience by attending the Welcome Reception! Network, visit the exhibits, and bid on APS-OIP Silent Auction items while enjoying light snacks and drinks. This reception is included in the registration fee.

Extended Time!
4:30 - 10:00 p.m.

Poster Viewing

New Committee Name!
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Leadership Opportunity: Committee of Diversity and Equality Social with Mentoring Strategizing Session
The Committee for Diversity and Equality has more than just a new name! This year our social is designed to help you meet colleagues from every point on the career ladder and walk away with a new bag of mentoring tricks. We will still have drinks, snacks and social time, but we are also planning to brainstorm successful strategies in 1) creating your own “old boys club”; 2) mentoring a diverse workforce; and 3) mentoring your supervisor to provide what you need to do your job. We want your success stories to be included. Join us and feel free to dress in traditional clothing from your home or your favorite country. Check #11 on the registration form. Fee: $25/regular; $20 student/post-doc

6:30 - 10:00 p.m.

Industry & Extension Social: Honky Tonk at Nashville Palace
Enjoy a traditional BBQ dinner, drinks, and live entertainment at one of Nashville’s most well-known honky tonks—Nashville Palace. Get to know your peers and industry representatives at the very same tables where the stars hang and learn new dance moves from professional instructors while enjoying live music. The venue is a short walk from the hotel, so attendees will be able to call it a night at their leisure.  Tickets are limited, so be sure to sign up today! Check #12 on the registration form. Fee: $30