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2017 APS  Annual Meeting Workshops

Workshop titles are listed alphabetically and linked to workshop descriptions, below. (Content as listed is subject to change)


CANCELED: Balancing Career and Family Life: How to Improve Life Balance in Our Society Workshop

Saturday, August 5 • 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Organizer: Fulya Baysal-Gurel, Tennessee State University, McMinnville, TN, U.S.A.

Sponsoring Committees: Early Career Professionals Committee, Graduate Student Committee, Committee for Diversity and Equality
Financial Sponsor: Monsanto

Balancing family and career life is a highly personal challenge, and what works for you may not work for others. This workshop will provide training and tips on specific questions that will address APS members' issues (regardless of gender, age, seniority in the professional career, traditional or nontraditional family) to help balance their successful career and family life in our diverse society. The workshop will consist of three parts: 1) addressing a wide variety of topics ranging from the Family and Medical Leave Act (including leave for maternity/paternity, adoption, and care giving), promotion and tenure, and recent changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act; 2) addressing the effective communication skills that help APS members navigate through difficult topics, while guided through pair-up activities and best practices for communicating your difficult issues in person; 3) updating the attendees on APS actions to make the meetings more family friendly and then listening to participants’ comments/suggestions for future needs. This workshop is appropriate for all genders, traditional or nontraditional families, early career professionals, graduate students, and academic and industry professionals. Pre-registration required.

  • The Family and Medical Leave Act, promotion and tenure, and recent changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act Stephen Schulze, Texas A&M AgriLife, College Station, TX, U.S.A.
  • The effective communication skills that help APS members navigate through difficult topics Mike Boehm, Harlan Vice Chancellor of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska, Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources of the University of Nebraska system, and Professor of Plant Pathology, Lincoln, NE, U.S.A.
  • Family-friendly APS meetings Mary E. Palm, PHP, PPQ APHIS, USDA, Riverdale, MD, U.S.A.

The Current State of Introductory Plant Pathology Courses: What We Learned and How You Can Improve Your Own Course Workshop

Design Matters! Experimental Design in Lab, Greenhouse, and Field Settings Workshop

Fact Finders for Agriculture – Hands-on Workshop for Use of USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Databases Workshop

Meta-Analysis for Combining Results from Multiple Studies in Plant Pathology Workshop

Morphological ID of Phytopathogenic Fungi Workshop

Population Genomics in R Workshop

Principles of Diagnostic Assay Validation Workshop

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