9th Conference of the European Foundation for Plant Pathology and 6th Congress of the Sociedade Portuguesa de Fitopatologia
Dear Colleagues:

We would like to invite you to participate in the 9th Conference of the European Foundation for Plant Pathology & the 6th Congress of the Sociedade Portuguesa de Fitopatologia, to be held jointly, in the city of Évora (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Portugal, from 15-18th of November 2010.

The theme of this meeting 'Integrated Plant Disease Management' (IPDM) aims to bring together people interested in a thorough understanding of plant pathogens and diseases in general, and in the development of new tools and approaches that may offer solutions for the integrated control of diseases in the ecosystems with the least cost and lowest impact on the environment.

Therefore, scientific contributions are expected to cover a variety of interdisciplinary topics ranging from recent progress on integrated management of major diseases affecting food crops, forests, ornamentals and turf grasses, to more specific topics emphasizing:
  • Strategies for disease resistance
  • Plant pathogen interactions
  • Advances in biological and in chemical control of pathogens
  • Epidemiology, modeling and forecasting of plant diseases
  • Global climate changes and plant diseases
  • Molecular techniques for detection of pathogens
  • Molecular variability of pathogens
  • Precision agricultural technologies in IPDM
  • Knowledge and technology transfer to IPDM
Throughout the duration of this meeting we hope to create an atmosphere where everyone, scientist, student, professional, can share their experience in their field of expertise, exchange ideas so as to facilitate establishing working partnerships. To achieve this we count on your presence here in Évora, in 2010.

Call for abstracts:

Abstracts on all IPDM topics will be considered for presentation at the 9th Conference of the European Foundation for Plant Pathology & the 6th Congress of the Sociedade Portuguesa de Fitopatologia. The final topic areas will be decided after reviewing submissions by the Scientific Committee which will also decide on the suitability of individual abstracts. These must be sent to efpp2010.abstracts@uevora.pt.
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