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 JH Colhoun prize for the best student poster.

The BSPP also supports a number of other meetings throughout the year, primarily through the conference fund, but occasionally also sponsors targeted meetings on specific areas of plant pathology; suggestions for these are welcome members. Abstracts of some previous meetings including BSPP Presidential meetings are in the BSPP archives. If you wish to publicise a plant pathology-related meeting on the website please contact the webmanager, Mr William Kay, at

The current Programme Secretary, Dr Elizabeth Orton, can be contacted at

BSPP Sponsored Meetings

BSPP 2014 Presidential Meeting - Some like it hot

St Andrews University, 01 to 02 Sep 2014
Presidential Meeting 2014
Click here for full details, including a 'call for papers'...

Other meetings


Ecology and evolution of symbiotic associations between plants and mycorrhizal fungi

Zurich, Switzerland, 14 to 16 May 2014
Link to website

Breeding Plants for the Future

University of Reading. , 15 May 2014
Link to website

BSPP Outreach meeting: The Plant Doctor stand heads to Science Norwich Day!

The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, NR2 1TF , 01 Jun 2014

The 3rd International Erwinia workshop

Shanghai, China, 07 to 08 Jun 2014
A workshop on soft rot Enterobacteriaceae and related orgamisms Link to website

The 13th International Conference on Plant Pathogenic Bacteria

Shanghai, China, 08 to 13 Jun 2014
Link to website

VIII International Symposium on Chemical and Non-Chemical Soil and Substrate Disinfestation

Torino, Italy, 03 to 18 Jul 2014
Link to website

XVI Congress of the International Society of Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions (MPMI 2014)

Rhodes, Greece, 06 to 10 Jul 2014
Link to website

19th Triennial Conference of the European Association for Potato Research

Brussels, Belgium, 06 to 11 Jul 2014
Deadline for abstract submission: extended to 24 January 2014. Deadline early bird registration: 15 March 2014. Deadline late registration: 15 June 2014. Link to website

BSPP Outreach meeting: The Plant Doctor stand will be at Cardiff Science Festival

Pierhead Building, Cardiff, CF10 4PZ, UK, 19 to 20 Jul 2014

10th International Mycological Congress (IMC10)

Bangkok, Thailand, 03 to 08 Aug 2014
Link to website

APS meeting: APS Annual Meeting

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 09 to 13 Aug 2014
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APPS meeting: 11th Australasian Plant Virology Workshop

Brisbane, Australia, 13 to 15 Aug 2014
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Horticulture - sustaining lives, livelihoods and landscapes

Brisbane, Australia, 17 to 24 Aug 2014
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11th Conference of the European Foundation for Plant Pathology

Cracow, Poland, 08 to 13 Sep 2014
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VIII International Symposium on Kiwifruit

Dujiangyan city, Chengdu, China, 18 to 22 Sep 2014
Link to website

11th Arab Congress of Plant Protection

Amman, Jordan, 09 to 13 Nov 2014
Link to website

9th International Workshop on Grapevine Trunk Diseases

Adelaide, Australia., 18 to 20 Nov 2014
Link to website

AAB meeting: Crop Production in Southern Britain 2014: Precision Decisions for Profitable Cropping

Peterborough Arena, Peterborough, UK , 25 to 26 Nov 2014
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IPPC (International Plant Protection Congress)

Berlin, Germany, 24 to 27 Aug 2015
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11th International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP2018)

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