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2016 North Central Division Meeting

June 7-9 at the Continuing Education Center on the University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus in Roseville, Minnesota



Meeting Program

  2016 Meeting Program  (posted June 1, 2016)


Accomodations for the meeting will be at the Radisson Hotel Minneapolis/St. Paul North. There are blocks of rooms now available for booking for $110 plus applicable taxes for each of the nights. 


Meeting Location

Continuing Education Center Room 135, University of MN  - St. Paul Campus
1890 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108


Apply for a Student Travel Award for the APS-NC Meeting by May 1

Early Career Award nominations due May 1

Distinguished Service Award nominations due May 1

Student Oral Presentation/Poster Awards


Workshops and Tours

(make sure to check the appropriate box when registering for the meeting!)

Tuesday June 7, 2016 (11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
Farm to Tap Tour: A tour of plant pathology and breeding work being done at
the University of Minnesota. The tour will include trips to barley breeding plots, a
small commercial hop yard, and a local brewery and malting facility.  Cost: $50 per person - space limited to 40

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 (11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
Graduate Student Career Skills Workshop and Panel Discussion
. Learn how
to write an appropriate cover letter and prepare for an interview. Also, a panel of
plant pathologists representing industry, basic science (academia), applied science
(academia), Extension, Regulatory, and government research will answer your
questions on careers in each of these areas.  Cost: $10 per person


Tuesday, June 7, 2016 (1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
Cereal Disease Lab and Rust Nursery Tour. Visit the CDL rust nursery,
research labs, and breeding plots and learn about the history and continued growth
of USDA and UMN cereal rust research. Cost - $5 per person


Call for Abstracts

(click here for full instructions)

Abstract submission is closed (deadline was Monday, May 16)

You are invited to submit abstracts for the 2016 North Central Division Meeting. If you would like your abstract published, a $50 fee is required and payment must be remitted via your meeting registration.  We encourage graduate students to participate in the competition – please check the box “This paper is for the student paper competition” on the online submission form.

Note: There is a limit of 12 oral presentations, first-come-first-serve, for the graduate student competition. If there are more than 10 abstracts submitted for graduate student oral presentations, they will become poster presentations. Non-students will present posters only.

The presentations are given 15 min each, but you should leave 3 min for questions from the audience (approximately a 12 minute total).

Poster size: 4 feet x 4 feet 

Below are the instructions for submitting your abstract:

2) Enter presentation type, title and abstract
3) Add presenter and author information
4) Remember to fully edit and proof your abstract before submitting. APS will not edit abstract submissions; they will be published online and in print as submitted.

5) A pop up will confirm your submisision and you will ill receive an e-mail notification that your abstract has been submitted.
6) A $50 publication fee is required if you would like your abstract published, and payment must be remitted via your meeting registration form.

You can withdraw or reinstate your abstract submission before the deadline.
For questions or problems regarding the online abstract submission form, contact Bill Klein, APS Abstract Registrar, at


Meeting Registration

Online (you must be logged into the APS website to register online)

Click this ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM link to register online today!

By Phone
Call APS Meeting Registrar, Glenys Natera at: Telephone: +1.212.460.9700; Fax: +1.212.460.5460, Email:

By Fax/Mail:
Click here toprint a .pdf of the 2016 Meeting Registration Form that can be faxed or mailed.  (Note: we do not recommend sending your credit card information via e-mail since it is not secure. Please fax, phone, or mail your credit card information.)