This year, we will be celebrating the 75th anniversary of the APS Potomac Division! The meeting will be held at the Atlantic Sands Hotel and Convention Center in Rehoboth Beach, DE from March 20-22, 2019. We will begin the meeting Wednesday afternoon with a field trip to the Dogfish Head Brewery followed by the Industry/Extension Session and Careers 101 Workshop. We will have a special symposium dedicated to the history of the division and the high impact plant pathology research that has come out of this division. The other research symposia will focus on contributions of early career members and hot topics in plant health research. Our Plenary Speaker is APS President Dr. Kira Bowen from Auburn University. The graduate student presentation competition will highlight the excellent work being performed by student members of the division, and the poster session will include a competition for best undergraduate research. We have also reserved space for a limited number of contributed papers for those who would like to present their research.
1 Baltimore Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
To receive the discounted group rate ($80/night), you must reserve your room by March 10, 2019. To make reservations, call 1-800-422-0600 and refer to the American Phytopathological Society – Potomac Division, Booking ID #9185.
If you would like to nominate a colleague for the APS Potomac Division position of Secretary-Treasurer (term 2019-2020), or for the 2019 Distinguished Service Award, please send nominations to Christopher Clarke.
Click here for instructions regarding the Graduate Student competition, Travel Awards, and Undergraduate Student Poster competition.
$15 – tasting included. Payable when registering for the meeting.Meet in hotel lobby at 12:50 pm for a 1 pm departure (carpool or own vehicle).
Wednesday, March 20th at 4 pm in the Atlantic Sands Hotel meeting room. We will have representatives from APHIS, industry, ARS, NIFA, and academia discuss career options in plant pathology for students. Free!
Wednesday, March 20th at 4 pm in the Atlantic Sands Hotel meeting room. Industry and extension plant pathologists will be providing research and extension updates – everyone is invited to participate! If you would like to give a brief presentation (5-10 minutes) during the session, please contact Alyssa Koehler.
Abstracts must be submitted online. The submission fee is $50 and will be collected via credit card when you submit your abstract. We encourage students to participate in the competition - please check "Yes" when answering the "This abstract is for the student competition" question during the submission process. Below are the instructions for submitting your abstract:
1) Enter the abstract title, submitter's email, and presentation type.2) Answer the listed questions. 3) Add presenter and author information3) Enter your abstract text5) Complete the process by submitting your abstract in the Confirmation step6) You will receive an e-mail notification that your abstract has been submitted.
If you are presenting a poster, please make sure that the width of the poster doesn’t exceed 40 inches and height 36 inches.
For questions or problems regarding the online abstract submission form, please contact APS Headquarters.
We have reserved space on the agenda for a limited number of 10-20 minute contributed talks by attendees on Friday morning, March 22. If you would like to contribute a presentation, please e-mail Hillary Mehl a title and/or brief description by Friday, March 1, 2019.
Deadline for early registration rate is February 11th, 2019. Please note that registration fees are non-refundable. The first 30 registrants will receive a APS Potomac Division 75th Anniversary commemorative coffee mug.
Questions regarding registration? Contact the APS Registrar