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2017 Potomac Division Meeting

March 22-24, 2017 at the Lakeview Golf Resort and Spa
in Morgantown, West Virginia

2017 Potomac Division Meeting Final Program and Schedule
(posted March 21, 2017)

Hotel Information

Lakeview Golf Resort and Spa
One Lakeview Drive
Morgantown, WV 26508
Phone:  (304) 594-1111

The Lakeview Golf Resort & Spa guest room rate is $99.00 single or double occupancy.  This room rate will be held until February 22, 2017.  Reservations received after after the above cut-off date will be accepted on a rate and space available basis only.

The link for making online reservations is (use Group Code PHYTO):


If you would like to nominate a colleague for the APS Potomac Division position of Secretary-Treasurer (term 2017-2018), or for the 2017 Distinguished Service Award, please send nominations to Hillary L. Mehl.

Click here for instructions regarding the Graduate Student competition, Travel Awards, and Undergraduate Student Poster competition.

Three Events this Year!

1) Free Pre-conference Field Trip: Maple Syrup Production Facility (Free)

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.

2) Careers 101 Workshop for Graduate Students and Post-Docs ($5.00)

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

 3) Back by Popular Demand! Friday morning student breakfast with the speakers!

Space will be reserved for the students - undergraduate and graduate, to have breakfast with chat with the Symposia, Plenary and Banquet Speakers!


Call for Abstracts

Deadline was March 3, 2017.

Click here for instructions

Contributed Talks: We have reserved space on the agenda for a limited number of 10-20 minute contributed talks by attendees on Thursday, March 23, and Friday, March 24. If you would like to contribute a presentation, please e-mail Hillary Mehl ( a title and/or brief description by Friday, February 24, 2017.

You are invited to submit abstracts for the 2017 Potomac Division Meeting. Abstracts must be submitted online (see instructions below). The $50 fee applies for your submission(s) 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.

Poster presentation guidelines: Posters will follow standard APS guidelines and must not exceed 46 inches wide by 45 inches high.

Below are the instructions for submitting your abstract:

Abstract Submission Instructions:
(submission deadline was Friday, March 3, 2017)

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 $50 publication fee is required and payment must be remitted via your meeting registration form.

You can withdraw or reinstate your abstract submission before the March 3 deadline.
For questions or problems regarding the online abstract submission form, contact Katie Hamel, APS Events Coordinator, by email


Meeting Registration

Note:  Online registration will not be availble starting Friday, March 17.  Please register onsite.
Online Registration (closed - please register onsite)
(please note you must be logged into the APS website to register online)

By Phone
Call APS at: Telephone: +1.651.994.3806; by email

By Fax/Mail
Click here to print a pdf of the registration form that can be faxed or mailed to APS Headquarters.
(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.)