Meetings and Conferences

The BSPP holds an annual Presidential Conference which BSPP members can attend for a reduced fee. The conference always incorporates the PH Gregory Prize which is awarded for the best presentation made by a young scientist and the J Colhoun prize which is awarded for the best presentation of a poster. BSPP also supports a number of other meetings throughout the year. Suggestions of themes for these generally come from BSPP members.

This list of meetings here is by no means comprehensive. If you wish to publicise a plant pathology-related meeting, please contact the webmanager. Meetings are also announced in BSPP News and Plant Pathology: please contact the Programme Secretary, for further information. Abstracts of some previous meetings including BSPP Presidential meetings and the International Congress of Plant Pathology held in Edinburgh in 1998 are in the BSPP archives.

BSPP Sponsored Meetings

BSPP 2018 Presidential Conference: Imaging Plant Microbe Interactions

Scarman House, University of Warwick, 10 to 11 Dec 2018
The conference will move beyond “omic” studies to explore imaging of plant-microbe interactions at the whole plant, tissue, cellular and sub-cellular levels.
More details

Practical Course Plant Pathogen Diagnostics

NIAB EMR, East Malling, Kent, 06 Nov 2019
We would like to invite PhD students, researchers, agronomists, farm managers and all members of public interested in plant diseases to attend a one day workshop in the “Garden of England”
Click the link to download the PDF poster

General Plant Pathology Meetings

If you wish to publicise a plant pathology-related meeting, please contact the webmanager


AAB meeting: International Advances in Pesticide Application

Mercure Brighton Seafront Hotel, Brighton, Sussex, UK, 09 Jan to 11 Dec 2018

Practical Plant Pathogen Diagnostics: From Symptoms to Sequence

NIAB EMR, 06 Nov 2018
Link to website


10th International Symposium of Cereal Leaf Blights

Belfield Campus, South Dublin, 22 to 24 May 2019
Link to website

XVIII International Society for Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions (ISMPMI)

Glasgow, Scotland, 14 to 18 Jul 2019
Link to website


16th Congress of the Mediterranean Phytopathological Union

Limassol, Cyprus, 23 to 27 Mar 2020
Link to website


12th International Congress of Plant Pathology

Lyon, France, 20 to 25 Aug 2023

Link to website