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2018 will be a notable year for the International Society for Plant Pathology (ISPP) as it celebrates its 50th anniversary and convenes its 11th International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP) in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, a city rich in the historic roots of the founding of America. ICPP 2018 will be a celebration of the Congress’ vision to promote an engaged world community of plant health scientists advancing knowledge for a safe, affordable, secure supply of food, feed, and fiber for a growing population. Presentations will cover the full range of research topics from genomics to epidemiology, which affect plant health at a local and global scale! Leading experts from around the world will present the latest advances and innovations, celebrate progress, and set a vision for assuring plant health in a global economy. The vision of the Congress – An engaged world community of plant health scientists advancing knowledge for a safe, affordable, secure supply of food, feed, and fiber for a growing population – reflects the broad and unique position plant pathology holds within the international community of scientists.

The meeting program will highlight the latest information on:

  • Trade regulations
  • Sustainable production
  • The global spread of pathogens
  • Innovations in pathogen detection
  • Environmental protection for a growing population
  • Agricultural systems for the future
  • The impact of plant industries on the world economy