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56th Annual APS Caribbean Division Meeting in Costa Rica


Invitation to Attend (click to view)

Meeting Organizing committee (UCR): Paul Esker, Adriana Murillo, Mónica Blanco, Danny Humphreys, Alvaro Ureña

Meeting Website:

Abstract Submission:

(abstract deadline has been extended through February 15, 2017)

Meeting Dates: February 27 to March 1
Arrival and welcome reception: February 26
Tours and field trips (to be confirmed still): March 2

Meeting theme: Crop losses, phytosanitary risk and tropical diseases: Advances and challenges

Specific themes:
1) Biology, management and impact of post-harvest microorganisms
2) Biology, management and impact of non-quarantine plant pathogens
3) Biology, management and impact of quarantine plant diseases
4) Tropic nematology

Graduate Student Paper Competition
During the APS Caribbean Division Meeting there will be a graduate student oral paper competition with three student awards offered, each one consisting of a certificate and a cash award given by the Student Award Committee. Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, in the amounts of $600, $400, and $200, respectively. These awards and recognition will be given at the meeting.

Furthermore, the winner of the oral paper competition will have the opportunity to attend the APS Annual Meeting and present their research. To attend that meeting, the winner will receive $1000.

Presentations will be a total of 15 minutes, where the talk should be from 11 to 12 minutes, with 3 to 4 minutes available for questions. We require that this presentation is given in English and judging will take into if English is not your first language.

Please see the Abstract submission form to upload your talk. If you have any questions about the paper competition, please contact any of the organizing committee members.
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For any additional information regarding the meeting, email: