, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp 395-396
Date: 05 Aug 2011

New frontiers in plant pathology for Asia and Oceania

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Food security was a major theme at the first joint conference of the Asian Association of Societies for Plant Pathology and the Australasian Plant Pathology Society in Darwin, earlier this year. This joint conference was a new regional initiative that began to take shape at the 3rd ACPP in Yogyakarta in 2007. It reflects the extensive collaborations that have taken root between members of both Societies together with a general commonality of plant pathology research challenges across Asian and Indian-Pacific countries.

The meeting was attended by nearly 400 delegates from 34 countries, with the formal program consisting of two Presidential Addresses and nine keynote plenary presentations, together with 164 posters and 144 oral presentations in 24 concurrent sessions. Delegates included scientists, representatives of grower organisations, policy makers, government representatives and over 50 postgraduate research students. There were attendees from virtually every continent, giving exten ...