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Here's your News Capsule for July 26...
Plant Health 2019
Mark your calendar! The submission period for special sessions, field trips, and workshops opens August 6 for Plant Health 2019, the APS Annual Meeting, in Cleveland, Ohio, with the theme of "Sow, Know, and Grow." Submissions are open to everyone, and creativity in session format is encouraged! Submission deadline is September 7. Visit for more details.
Plant Disease
Mondello and colleagues review 15 years of trials for management of GTDs. These diseases have been associated with many pathogens, complicating not only diagnosis but also management. Open access.
Lorrain and colleagues use comparative transcriptomics to study host specificity of Melampsora larici-populina. Host specificity was exhibited by only a fraction of expressed genes, and many encoded putative small secreted proteins. Open access for a limited time.
C. C. Mundt examines the practical application of combining resistance genes for plant disease control, including the gaps in knowledge that must be closed to employ this potentially valuable method of disease control. Open access.
New Journal Issues Online
ICPP2018 will host more than 2,400 attendees in Boston. Live streaming of the opening plenary sessions on Sunday and Monday will make them available to anyone unable to be there in person. Don't miss out!
Get involved or continue your involvement with APS at ICPP2018. All members are welcome at the meetings of the General Policy Committees and the Subject Matter Committees, held mornings during ICPP2018. Check the program schedule or contact a committee chair for more information:
APS Foundation at ICPP2018
Donors at ICPP2018 will receive APS Foundation-branded gifts, including bags, coffee mugs, and beautifully illustrated coasters. Stop by the APS Foundation booth in the exhibit hall to learn more about foundation funds and to support the future of plant pathology.
APS Offices and Boards
Meet your fellow APS members and learn more about current issues, developments, and opportunities. Find the Office of Public Relations and Outreach (ORPO), the Office of International Programs (OIP), and the Public Policy Board (PPB) in the exhibit hall. 
ICPP2018 Exhibitors
While you're at ICPP2018, plan to meet with industry leaders, who are ready to share company initiatives and information on their products and services. Find exhibit hours and a list of all ICPP2018 exhibitors at or in the ICPP2018 mobile app. 
OIP Silent Auction
The OIP Silent Auction only comes around once a year! Don't pass up your chance to support scientists from developing economies in 2018. The auction will take place Sunday, July 29, from 12:00 to 20:00 on the second floor next to ICPP Central/Registration.
APS Foundation Donors
Thank you to everyone who made donations to the APS Foundation between June 1, 2017, and May 31, 2018. Your donations have contributed to the future of APS and to the future of plant pathology. View a list of all foundation contributors online.
APS was recently notified that the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is accepting nominations for its Prize in Food and Agricultural Sciences. The awardee receives a medal and a $100,000 prize. Nominations are due October 1, 2018.
Purchase Untold Stories at the APS PRESS store and have it signed by the author on August 2 at 3:00 p.m.—plus, get a free “fungi” custom coaster! Check out all the meeting offers.
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