Upcoming Events

August 2017

8/5 to 8/9 - 2017 APS Annual Meeting
(All day)

The American Phytopathological Society Annual meeting "Changing Landscapes of Plant Pathology" will be held in San Antonio, Texas August 5-9, 2017.

Changing Landscapes of Plant Pathology highlights two factors that are and will continue to have a profound impact on the science and practice of plant pathology: new technologies and the next generation of plant pathologists who will employ them in their pursuit of solutions to plant health problems. The advent of faster and less expensive nucleic acid sequencing technologies has provided opportunities to answer questions not previously possible to answer.

For APS, this has resulted in the Phytobiomes initiative and the new Phytobiomes journal. Understanding the phytobiome has great potential for development of transformative new approaches to improving plant health and productivity that will be required to meet the increased demand for food projected by 2050. Other potentially transformative technological changes are already on the horizon. In addition to these new tools, we will be looking to the millennial generation of plant pathologists, who will soon be the largest generation in the workforce, to meet the demands of the future. They bring with them new attitudes, values, and expectations of life and the workplace that will result in a changing and exciting landscape for plant pathology.


July 2018

7/29 to 8/3 - 11th International Congress of Plant Pathology
(All day)

Plant Health in a Global Economy

SPP Celebrates a Historic Year in a Historic City!

In 2018, International Society for Plant Pathology will celebrate its 50th anniversary and will hold its 11th Congress in historic Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America July 29 through August 3. ISPP promotes the worldwide development of plant pathology, and the dissemination of knowledge about plant diseases and plant health management. The society sponsors the International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP) at regular intervals.

Faneui Hall
credit: Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau

ISPP and APS look forward to welcoming you to Boston in 2018 and celebrating its 50th anniversary! Boston is the perfect city to host ISPP and the 11th ICPP, as America’s beginnings sprouted from this city! The history of plant pathology in the U.S., as throughout the world, is the story of agriculture. Cultivation in the Americas started with over 60 million Native Americans making use of the bounty of the land and practicing agriculture and farming for at least 10,000 years. America’s agricultural story is the world’s story as well – it’s a story of immigrants traveling to new lands, incorporating new people, new crops, and new diseases. It’s the story of people coming together to discover solutions to society’s most pressing issues.

ICCP Website