Plenary (subject to changes)

P1: Opening Plenary session (Jakob Eriksson Prize),

Monday August 21 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am


P2: Closing Plenary session,
Friday August 25 from 11:00 am to 12:30 am.



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Concurrent Sessions (Subject to changes)

  • A mechanistic approach of the varietal mixture effects on plant pathogens
  • Advances in the use of novel monitoring programs and exotic sentinel trees to detect incipient threats posed by forest pathogens in forest ecosystems
  • APP-titude for social media in Plant Disease Research
  • At the heart of disease emergence: Determinants and consequences of host range contours of plant pathogens
  • Bacteriophages: ecological roles and potential applications against bacterial plant pathogens
  • Bioinvasion in the urban environment: pathways, early warning, mitigation measures, institutional frameworks and policy implementation
  • Biological control: The importance of augmentative biocontrol and plant microbiome function for plant health – Part 1 & Part 2
  • Botryosphaeria dieback: which hosts are affected, what we know and how to fight
  • Controlling Globally Developing Disease Threats of Banana
  • CRISPR crops: plant Genome Editing Toward Disease Resistance
  • Current and emerging forest pathology issues
  • Development of Molecular Diagnostic Tools for Plant Pathogens in a Globalizing World
  • Emerging Phytophthora’s Tackling Global Outbreaks that Impact Food security
  • Endophytes and diseases
  • Food Security for Sustainable Food Systems
  • Forest pathogenic fungi and insect: new and ancient associations
  • From the deciphering of host pathogen interactions to disease management: the Leptosphaeria maculans /rapeseed case study
  • Genome evolution in filamentous plant pathogens
  • Germplasm seed movement and global plant health
  • High throughput sequencing approaches for the detection of pathogens
  • Impact of scientific advances in plant health
  • Impact of war and conflicts in plant pathology research and food safety of countries
  • Latest advancements in knowledge and management of Ralstonia species
  • Mind the Gap: Innovation and Opportunities in Seed Health
  • Molecular aspects of plant-bacteria interactions
  • Molecular aspects of plant-fungus interactions
  • Molecular aspects of plant-nematode interactions
  • Molecular aspects of plant-oomycetes interactions
  • Molecular aspects of plant-virus interactions
  • Molecular interactions with parasitic plants
  • Mycotoxins
  • Necrotrophic plant pathogens
  • New Developments in Fungicide Resistance
  • Particle based delivery of biomolecules for crop protection
  • Pathovars of Pseudomonas and Xanthomonas spp.: do they really exist?
  • Plant pathogens interactions in multi stress conditions
  • Plant protection potential of persistent (cryptic) viruses in fungi, plants and insect vectors of plant disease
  • Population genomics of plant pathogens
  • Post-harvest Part 1: Interactions of postharvest pathogens with the host and its microbiome
  • Post-harvest Part 2: Sustainable managements of postharvest diseases: new technologies and approaches
  • Progress in Disease Control – Part 1 & Part 2
  • Raising awareness of plants and ways of teaching plant pathology
  • Re-emergence of tobamoviruses threatening global vegetable production
  • Resilience in soil health and disease suppression
  • Risk assessment for plant pathogens key tool for biosecurity under global changes
  • Social and cultural dimensions of international forest health
  • Soil-borne plant viruses
  • Synergism/antagonism between microbial pathogens and disease complexes: implications in epidemiology and management
  • The ecology plant viruses and epidemiology of the disease they cause: How fundamental ecological research in natural systems can inform and advance plant pathology
  • The future of disease surveillance and prediction: Beyond the usual suspects
  • The Potential of Seed Microbiomes
  • Towards structure-based design of disease resistance genes
  • Tracing the long-distance pathways of aerial dissemination of plant pathogens
  • Understanding emergence of pathogens in commercial and public forest ecosystems
  • Viral modification of plants and vectors

Round Tables (Provisional program)

  • Global Plant Health Assessment (GPHA)
  • Indigenous Rights in Plant Pathology
  • Management of postharvest diseases in Mediterranean countries to reduce food waste
  • Research integrity
  • Sharing and exploiting HTS data
  • The impact of discoveries in plant health
  • The pathobiome – New understanding of postharvest diseases