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2017 Northeastern Division Meeting

November 1-3, 2017 at the Hotel Palace Royal in Quebec City, Canada

 Photo courtesy of Hotel Palace Royal

PRELIMINARY MEETING PROGRAM (posted October 18, 2017)


Hotel Palace Royal
775 Boulevard Honoré-Mercier
Québec City, QC G1R 6A5, Canada
Phone: +1 418-694-2000

For hotel room reservation:
Reserve by phone: 1-800-567-5276
Reserve online: (Click on Palace Royal)
Room rates are as follows: Can$139; US$104
Parking:  CAN$20/day self-parking fee.

The nearest airport to the hotel is Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB). The best way to get to the hotel from the airport is by taxi (15-20 minutes, Can$34.25). Travel times by car: 7.5 hours from Cornell, 9 hours from Rutgers, 11 hours from Penn State:, and 6.5 hours from Boston. Note that travel by train is not recommended by one of our local organizers.

To ensure the discounted group rate, please use Group ID 3953491 when reserving your room. The same discount rate will apply for up to three additional days following the meeting.

American citizens will need a valid passport to cross the Canadian border. Non-American citizens living in US may need a visa (visas can take months to obtain).


Graduate Student Presentation Award
Click here for complete details on competing in the Graduate Student Competition

Award of Merit and Early Career Achievement Awards (Due date September 25).
Please nominate your colleagues for these prestigous awards. Nomination details can be found at Award of Merit and Early Career Achievement Award.

Deadline for submitting nominations is September 25.  If you are thinking of submitting a nomination, please contact an NED- APS Awards Committee member: Steve Johnson, Frank Ferrandino, or Dave Thompson 


Wednesday, November 1, 2017
This event is full - registrations no longer accepted.
Tree diseases: Touring some of Quebec City’s eastern areas. $15
7:30 am – noon
Maximum number of participants: 25

This trip will focus on some of the more important tree diseases of the area, including butternut canker, white pine blister rust, and Dutch elm disease, as well as tree defense mechanisms in response to stem damage. The tour includes a visit to the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area, located on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River, 50 km east of Québec City, where marshes at this time of the year serve as the primary habitat of the Greater Snow Goose during its migration. We will also visit Orléans Island, where for centuries the fertile soil has produced fresh fruits and vegetables, grain and maple products for Quebec City. You’ll have an opportunity to sample the island’s famous liquor made from black currants, and learn about some of the diseases affecting small fruit crops. Along the way we’ll stop for a spectacular view of Montmorency Falls, the highest waterfall in the province of Quebec (at 84 m, it is 30 m higher than Niagara Falls). Soft drinks and snacks will be served during the outing.


Wednesday, November 1,  2017

Quebec City Tour. $40
8 am - noon
Maximum number of participants: 29

Experience the European charm of the first French settlement in North America and the only fortified city north of Mexico. On this tour you will learn about the most important historic events that have shaped this city, founded in 1608 by the French explorer Samuel de Champlain. Tour visits will include the Latin Quarter, Plains of Abraham, Château Frontenac, the National Assembly, City Hall and Place-Royale. We will also learn about the city’s green infrastructure management, with particular focus on plant diseases and pests such as Dutch Elm Disease and Emerald Ash Borer.

Call for Abstracts Closed on 9/25/17
ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS (oral presentations only)
Abstract submission deadline is September 25

 click here for basic instructions)

You are invited to submit abstracts for the 2017 Northeastern Division Meeting. Abstracts must be submitted online (see instructions below). The $45 fee applies for each abstract submission if you would like your abstract published and will be collected when you register for the meeting. We encourage students to participate in the competition - please check the box "This paper is for the student paper competition" in the online abstract submission form.

Only oral presentations will be accepted this year.

Fifteen minutes will be allowed for each presentation, with 13 minutes for the presentation and 2 minutes for questions. Presentations must be in PowerPoint format (PC compatible), and provided on a USB memory stick during registration.

Below are the instructions for submitting your abstract:

Abstract Submission Instructions:
2) Enter Abstract Title, submitter e-mail, type, and answer three questions.
3) Enter Author information
4) Enter Abstract Text
5) You will receive an e-mail confirmation.

6) A $45 publication fee per abstract is required and payment must be remitted via your meeting registration form.

You can withdraw or reinstate your abstract submission before the deadline.



Registration fee includes 3 meals on Thursday including the banquet and breakfast on Friday.

Registration fees increase after September 25, so register today!

Online Registration is now closed.  Please register onsite. 

Click this ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM link to register online today!

By Fax/Mail:
Click here to print a .pdf of the 2017 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.)