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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.

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December 2012

Presidential Meeting 2012: Fitness Costs and Trade-offs in Plant-Parasite Interactions

16th December 2012 - 18th December 2012

Disease resistance involves trade-offs with many other aspects of a plant's phenotype and may cause reduced fitness in terms of…

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December 2013

BSPP 2013 Presidential Meeting: Visions of plant disease management in 2050

17th December 2013 - 18th December 2013

As well as invited speakers and contributed posters, this meeting will provide extended opportunities for group discussion and brainstorming of…

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June 2014

7th ISTA Seed Health Symposium

12th June 2014

Bringing together scientists, technicians, managers and policy makers from research institutes, government, the seed trade, and international organisations who are…

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September 2015

BSPP Presidential Meeting 2015 – The Impact of Plant Pathogens on Everyday Lives

13th September 2015 - 15th September 2015

Accommodation is not part of the conference package but 'In Any Event' have set up a website to help secure hotel…

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September 2016

BSPP Presidential Meeting 2016 – Food security, Biosecurity and Trade; the role of plant health

12th September 2016 - 13th September 2016

The doubling of cereal and livestock production in the last half of the 20th century should have resulted in a…

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BSPP 2016: Food Security, Biosecurity and Trade: The Role of Plant Health

12th September 2016 - 13th September 2016

St Margarets Road Oxford England OX2 6LE United Kingdom Map and Directions BSPP Member £150, BSPP Student member £75, Non-member…

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Grand Challenges in Plant Pathology Interdisciplinary Study Group

14th September 2016 - 16th September 2016

This conference directly follows the BSPP presidential conference which runs from the 12th - 13th September 2016. Please note that…

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March 2017

Molecular Biology of Plant Pathogens Conference

29th March 2017 - 30th March 2017

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED The BSPP is delighted announce that registration for the Durham hosted Molecular Biology of Plant Pathogens…

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May 2017

Training: RHS Course on Practical diagnosis of plant pathogens

The British Society for Plant Pathology, in association with CABI, Defra and the RHS, is providing a one-day training course.

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September 2017

BSPP 2017: BMS Joint Presidential Meeting 2017 – Fungal Control and Exploitation

11th September 2017 - 13th September 2017

Sponsored by Elsevier and CABI About the conference The meeting will be a joint venture with the British Mycological Society…

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March 2019

30th Fungal Genetics Conference

12th March 2019 - 17th March 2019
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Molecular Biology of Plant Pathogens 2019 (MBPP)

18th March 2019 - 19th March 2019

MBPP will take place at the JIC Conference Centre, Norwich, on the 18-19 March 2019, with the conference dinner at Norwich City FC restaurant

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Practical Sci Comm workshop at MBPP2019

18th March 2019 - 19th March 2019

An opportunity for young scientists to hone their science communication skills for working with a non-specialist audience

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April 2019

19th International Reinhardsbrunn Symposium on Modern Fungicides and Antifungal Compounds

7th April 2019 - 11th April 2019
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1st International Molecular Plant Protection Congress

10th April 2019 - 13th April 2019
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2nd International Conference on Biotechnology

15th April 2019 - 16th April 2019
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International Symposium on Cereal Leaf Blights

22nd April 2019 - 24th April 2019
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AAB meeting: Adding Value to Field Crop Genetic Resources

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May 2019

ACI’s US Biostimulants Summit 2019

1st May 2019 - 2nd May 2019
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Joint Meeting of the IUFRO working parties Shoot, foliage and stem diseases and Wilt diseases

6th May 2019 - 10th May 2019
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2nd International Conference on Holobionts

8th May 2019 - 10th May 2019
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14th International Plant Virus Epidemiology Symposium

14th May 2019 - 17th May 2019
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5th International Symposium on Postharvest Pathology: From Consumer to Laboratory

19th May 2019 - 24th May 2019
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AAB meeting: Cultivating Healthy Food Systems

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International Symposium of Cereal Leaf Blights

22nd May 2019 - 24th May 2019
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Biopesticides Europe 2019

29th May 2019 - 30th May 2019
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June 2019

Virus-Vector Vice-Versa

10th June 2019 - 21st June 2019
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Functional Metagenomics 2019

16th June 2019 - 19th June 2019
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SPS Summer School 2019

30th June 2019 - 4th July 2019
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July 2019

Rhizosphere 5

7th July 2019 - 11th July 2019
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11th International Workshop on Grapevine Trunk Diseases

7th July 2019 - 12th July 2019
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Biocontrol 2019: 4th International Symposium on Biological Control of Bacterial Plant Diseases

9th July 2019 - 14th July 2019
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20th annual meeting of the Oomycete Molecular Genetics Network

10th July 2019 - 12th July 2019
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2nd Annual Congress on Plant Science and Biosecurity

11th July 2019 - 13th July 2019
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XVIII International Society for Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions (ISMPMI)

14th July 2019 - 18th July 2019
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1st International Wheat Congress

21st July 2019 - 26th July 2019
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August 2019

American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting – Plant Health

3rd August 2019 - 7th August 2019
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6th International Conference on Bacterial Blight and Bacterial Leaf Streak of Rice

18th August 2019 - 22nd August 2019
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9th Edition World Pathology Week

22nd August 2019 - 23rd August 2019
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September 2019

BSPP2019: Arms race: Evolution of plant pathogens and their hosts

We’re looking forward to welcoming delegates to the conference. Some final details: REGISTRATION: from 0815 – 0915 on Monday, 2…

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International Workshop on the Fruit Microbiome: A New Frontier

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Algae Tech Conference

4th September 2019 - 5th September 2019
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AAB meeting: 5th Symposium of Potato Cyst Nematode Management

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Symptoms 2 Sequences – Workshop in Practical Plant Diagnostics

11th September 2019
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Working Party Meeting of IUFRO, Methodology of forest insect and disease

16th September 2019 - 20th September 2019
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THE 3RD WILD PLANT PATHOSYSTEMS CONFERENCE

16th September 2019 - 20th September 2019
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4th Edition of Global Conference on Plant Science and Molecular Biology (GPMB 2019)

19th September 2019 - 21st September 2019
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Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Summit (SAFS-2019)

26th September 2019 - 28th September 2019
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October 2019

Sprayer Cleaning Workshop

2nd October 2019 - 3rd October 2019
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Biopesticides North America 2019

9th October 2019 - 10th October 2019
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AAB meeting: IOBC-WPRS Working Group – Integrated Protection of Field Vegetables

13th October 2019 - 16th October 2019
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AAB meeting: Advances in soil-borne disease etiology and control

24th October 2019
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AAB meeting: International Advances in Plant Virology 2019

29th October 2019 - 31st October 2019
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November 2019

AAB: Advances In Biocontrol And IPM 2019: Addressing The Innovation Crisis

20th November 2019 - 21st November 2019
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22nd Biennial Conference of the Australasian Plant Pathology Society

25th November 2019 - 28th November 2019
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December 2019

International Symposium on Microbe-Assisted Crop Production – Opportunities, Challenges and Need

2nd December 2019 - 5th December 2019
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January 2020

Indian Phytopathological Society 7th International Conference on “Phytopathology in Achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals”

16th January 2020 - 20th January 2020
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February 2020

ECFG15 – 15th European Conference on Fungal Genetics

17th February 2020 - 20th February 2020
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March 2020

45th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Plant Protection

15th March 2020 - 19th March 2020
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16th Congress of the Mediterranean Phytopathological Union

23rd March 2020 - 27th March 2020
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5th Edition of Global Congress on Plant Biology and Biotechnology

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6th International Symposium on Head Blight

23rd March 2020 - 26th March 2020
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66th Annual Conference on Soilborne Plant Pathogens (formerly Soil Fungus Conference) and the 51st Annual Statewide California Nematology Workshop

25th March 2020 - 27th March 2020
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Biofumigation 7: International Symposium on Biocidal and Non-Biocidal Plants to improve Soil Health POSTPONED to 2021

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April 2020

POSTPONED – Write Now! Residential course on popular writing about plant health

7th April 2020 at 2:00 pm - 9th April 2020 at 3:30 pm UTC+0
Free – £260.00

BSPP meetings and Covid 19 Like many other societies, we’re faced with a number of difficult choices concerning Covid-19. The…

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May 2020

CANCELLED – BSPP at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2020

19th May 2020 - 23rd May 2020

Updated 17 March, 2020 Following the Government update on 16 March 2020 and ongoing situation with COVID-19, all RHS Shows,…

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WEBINAR: Data Sharing and other Open Science Practices

20th May 2020 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC+1
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WEBINAR: Understanding invasive forest pathogens

27th May 2020 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm UTC+1
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June 2020

CANCELLED 21st Oomycete Molecular Genetics Network Annual Meeting

22nd June 2020 - 25th June 2020
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