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2013 APS Southern Division Meeting​​


February 8-10, 2013 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center

Join us for good science, good food, and a good time!
 Meeting Flyer

 Program of the 90th SD-APS Meeting (posted in the January 2013 newsletter)

Schedule at-a-glance (posted January 2, 2013)

 Special Symposium:
"Plant Pathology 2.0: Considerations for the Future of our Discipline"

Pizza and Beer Reception for SD-APS Students and Post-Docs!
Thursday evening 5-7 pm, February 7, 2013, in the Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology on the Louisiana State University campus. RSVP to Rebecca Melanson ( by Jan. 28th if you plan to attend. 

Hotel Information
Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center
201 Lafayette Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
USA 70801
Tel: +1-225-344-5866
Fax: +1-225-906-0595 

Extended - Book by January 18, 2013 to reserve your room at the discounted $129 room rate!
Online hotel reservations:
To access the online registration form, click here or copy and paste this link into your web browser, then click the "Book a Room" button.

Phone-in hotel reservations:
Call +1-225-344-5866 and mention the following:
Group Name:  American Phytopathological Society Southern Division
Group Code: APS

Award Nominations
Outstanding Plant Pathologist Award
Graduate Student Research Award
Student/Post-Doc Travel Award
Nominations for SD-APS Vice-President

Call for Abstracts (abstract submission is now closed)
(click here for full instructions)
You are invited to submit abstracts for the 2013 Southern Division Meeting Meeting. The SD-APS program will consist of of both oral and poster presentations. Abstracts must be submitted online (see instructions below).  The $45 fee applies for your abstract to be published in a Phytopathology supplement issue and will be collected when you register for the meeting. New this year is a $35 additional fee if you have a poster presentation. In order to avoid grammatical mistakes in the published abstracts, authors should have their abstracts reviewed by colleagues in their departments.  We encourage students to participate in the competition - please check the box "This paper is for the student paper competition" in the online submission form. Here are the instructions for submitting your abstract:

1) Go to:
2) Enter Username and Password (call APS Headquarters toll free at 1-800-481-2698 if you have forgotten it or need assistance)
3) Click Submit/Edit/Review Abstract
4) Click on APS Southern Division 2013 Meeting
5) Scroll to the top of the page and start with entering the contributor information
(also verify that your name and ID number appear at the top in bold)

Meeting Registration (deadline for advanced registration is January 14, 2013)
If you are not a current student member of APS, you must register via phone, fax or e-mail to receive the $50 discounted student rate.

Online Registration (online registration is closed - please send an e-mail to
 Raymond Schneider if you will be registering onsite and/or if you would like to attend the banquet)

By Phone
Call APS Headquarters at 1.800.481.2698 (toll free in U.S.) or 1.651.454.7250 (Canada, Int'l) to register. Your registration can be processed in less than one minute with a credit card and a receipt will be e-mailed to you!

By Fax/Mail​
Click here to print a .pdf of the 2013 Meeting 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.)