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.
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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

Biopesticides North America 2018

Vancouver - Canada, 27 to 28 Jun 2018

SEB Florence 2018

Florence , 03 to 06 Jul 2018
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Plant Sciences for the Future

CNRS Campus - Building 21 - Gif-sur-Yvette Close to Paris (RER B), 04 to 06 Jul 2018

6th Int, Oomycetes Workshop: Phytophthora, Pythium, Downy Mildews and related genera

Boston, USA , 28 Jul 2018

11th International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP2018)

Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 29 Jul to 03 Aug 2018

6th International Workshop on the Genetics of Tree-Parasite Interactions: Tree Resistance to Ins

Mount Sterling, Ohio, USA , 05 to 10 Aug 2018

8th ISTA Seed Health Symposium and 6th International Seed Health Conference

Poznań, Poland , 04 to 07 Sep 2018
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10th Australasian Soilborne Diseases Symposium – Paddock to Plates

Adelaide, South Australia , 04 to 07 Sep 2018

IX International Symposium on Soil and Substrate Disinfestation

Heraklion, Crete, Greece, 09 to 13 Sep 2018

Researcher Links Workshop: Food Security for Vulnerable Populations – The Fungal Threat

Ribeirao Preto, SP, 11 to 14 Sep 2018

State of the World's Fungi Symposium @ KEW

Jodrell Laboratory, Kew Gardens, Kew Road, Surrey TW9 3DS, 13 to 14 Sep 2018
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15th International Cereal Rust and Powdery Mildew Conference

Kruger National Park, South Africa, 23 to 27 Sep 2018
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Ancona, Italy, 01 to 02 Oct 2018
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10th International Symposium of Cereal Leaf Blights

Belfield Campus, South Dublin, 22 to 24 May 2019
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XVIII International Society for Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions (ISMPMI)

Glasgow, Scotland, 14 to 18 Jul 2019
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12th International Congress of Plant Pathology

Lyon, France, 20 to 25 Aug 2023

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