Navigation Links
Plant Disease Experts from 45 Countries to Make “Plant Health Connections” in Minneapolis for the APS-CPS Joint Meeting

St. Paul, Minnesota (PRWEB) August 06, 2014

Plant health scientists from around the globe will gather August 9–13 at the Joint Meeting of The American Phytopathological Society (APS) and The Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS) at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The 2014 APS-CPS Joint Meeting theme is “Plant Health Connections,” providing the platform for plant pathologists to unveil new research and technologies for keeping plants healthy and addressing food security challenges facing agriculture and society today. The complete Joint Meeting program is available online at

This event is expected to attract more than 1,400 of the world's top plant health scientists, representing a breadth of expertise. Attendees from more than 45 countries represent academia, government, industry, and private practice. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in scientific and technical sessions, present research results, attend organized networking events, and learn about new products and services in the Exhibit Hall. This year, organizers are unveiling several new small-group learning formats aimed at helping attendees engage at a deeper level with peers and poster authors who share similar interests. The meeting app will also help attendees access program content, schedule appointments and locate exhibitors.

APS President George S. Abawi (Cornell University), CPS President Janice Elmhirst (Elmhirst Diagnostics & Research), Program Committee Chair Rick Bennett (University of Arkansas), and the Annual Meeting Board have put together an outstanding scientific program that includes sessions on today’s most relevant plant disease topics and critical issues: bacterial pathogens, microbe management, phytobiomes and plant health, food security, fungicide resistance, and population biology and genetics. Premeeting activities take advantage of diverse Upper Midwest settings through field trips and workshops focused on forest health, ornamental plant diseases, crop protection, macro and micro fungi, Bayesian Analysis in plant pathology, and more.

Other highlights this year include two plenary sessions with outstanding speakers. The first, on Monday August 11, features three speakers discussing the interconnections between soil health, plant health, food security and human health. Dr. Harold van Es (Cornell University) will discuss the emerging concept of soil health, assessment protocols, and sustainable management practices. Dr. Jan E. Leach (Colorado State University) will highlight soil health management practices on plant health and the role and connections of phytobiomes to plant health and productivity. Dr. Jennifer Ann Thomson (University of Cape Town, South Africa) will speak on the connections of healthy plants and food availability on world food security and poverty issues.

The second plenary session, on Tuesday, August 12, brings Alan Bjerga, food and agriculture policy reporter with Bloomberg News, to the stage. Bjerga will present new ways scientists can better inform the public through the media without risking accuracy or integrity. To engage the APS-CPS membership who cannot attend the meeting, both plenary sessions and two special sessions—“Understanding Phytobiomes to Improve Agricultural Productivity” and "Beyond Borlaug: How the Next Generation of Plant Pathologists are Advancing the Green Revolution"—will be streamed live with time for Q&A. Global viewers will use Twitter to submit questions.

Both societies support graduate student programming and participation. Young scientists can attend a dedicated graduate student symposium, networking social, and a special session showcasing top students from APS division meetings. Thirty-six students have received travel awards and will be among the 650+ poster presenters.

Members of the media will receive complimentary registration to the APS-CPS Joint Meeting.

The Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS) is a non-profit organization that enables plant pathologists to meet and discuss their common interests in teaching and research of plant diseases. CPS has more than 400 members in Canada and abroad, and the Society is entirely run by volunteers with expertise in all facets of plant pathology.

The American Phytopathological Society (APS) is a non-profit, professional scientific organization. The research of the organization’s more than 4,600 worldwide members advances the understanding of the science of plant pathology and its application to plant health.

Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2014 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Implanted neurons, grown in the lab, take charge of brain circuitry
2. Integrated 3-D Imaging Facilitates Human Face Transplantation
3. MU researchers identify key plant immune response in fight against bacteria
4. Stem Cells: Worldwide Markets for Transplantation, Cord Blood Banking and Drug Development
5. Life Technologies Plant in Austin, Texas Named One of IndustryWeeks Top Ten Best Plants for 2011
6. Chimerix Antiviral Compound, CMX001, Meets CMV Phase 2 Primary Endpoint in Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipients
7. First successful human results achieved: Implantable wireless microchip drug delivery device
8. Machine Preservation Significantly Improves Kidney Transplant Survival Over 3 Years Compared to Traditional box of ice
9. Gut Microbiota Transplantation may Prevent Development of Diabetes and Fatty Liver Disease
10. Butamax™ and Fagen Announce Collaboration to Retrofit Ethanol Plants for Biobutanol Production
11. New Data Shows GeNO LLC Nitric Oxide Delivery System Provided Nitric Oxide With Low Levels of Nitrogen Dioxide for Heart Transplant Patient Evaluation
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/24/2015)... DIEGO , Nov. 24, 2015 Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. ... Healthcare Conference in New York on Wednesday, ... Helen Torley , president and CEO, will provide a corporate ... New York at 1:00 p.m. ET/10:00 a.m. PT ... and investor relations, will provide a corporate overview. --> ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... QUEBEC CITY , Nov. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - ... the request of IIROC on behalf of the Toronto ... this news release there are no corporate developments that ... price. --> --> ... --> . --> Aeterna Zentaris ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... IN (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 , ... The ... newest Special Interest Group (SIG), MultiGP, also known as Multirotor Grand Prix, to represent ... the last few years. Many AMA members have embraced this type of racing and ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... , Nov. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Aeterna ... announced today that the remaining 11,000 post-share consolidation ... Purchase Warrants (the "Series B Warrants") subject to ... exercised on November 23, 2015, which will result ... After giving effect to the issuance of such ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:10/29/2015)... --  MedNet Solutions , an innovative SaaS-based eClinical technology ... is pleased to announce that it has been selected ... of only three finalists for a 2015 Tekne ... category. The Tekne Awards honor Minnesota ... and leadership. iMedNet™ eClinical  technology ...
(Date:10/29/2015)... , Oct. 29, 2015  Rubicon Genomics, Inc., ... U.S. distribution of its DNA library preparation products, ... Rubicon,s new ThruPLEX Plasma-seq kit. ThruPLEX Plasma-seq has ... preparation of NGS libraries for liquid biopsies--the analysis ... and prognostic applications in cancer and other conditions. ...
(Date:10/29/2015)... 2015 Today, LifeBEAM , a ... 2XU, a global leader in technical performance sports ... with advanced bio-sensing technology. The hat will allow ... key biometrics to improve overall training performance. As ... will bring together the most advanced technology, extensive ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):