The International Society for Plant Pathology (founded in 1968) is a member of the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS), the International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS), in liaison with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The purpose of the ISPP is to promote the worldwide development of plant pathology, and the dissemination of knowledge about plant diseases and plant health management. The Society sponsors the International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP) at regular intervals and other international meetings on plant pathology and closely related subjects. The Society establishes committees to consider and report on special fields or problems in plant pathology. The Society organizes other activities including the publication of journals and newsletters, websites, as approved by the Executive Committee. The ISPP is incorporated under Minnesota USA Statute.The ISPP Council consists of the Executive Committee and Councilors nominated by Associated Societies (or by nominating bodies in countries with no society of plant pathology).
ISPP Executive Committee 2018 – 2023
President: Jan Leach, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA
Past President: Greg I Johnson, Canberra, Australia
Vice President (Congress): Nathalie Poussereau, University Lyon 1, Villeurbanne, France
Vice President (SMC's): Khaled Makkouk, Beyrouth, Lebanon
Secretary: Brenda Wingfield, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Treasurer: Mathews L. Paret, University of Florida, USA