2021 SASPP Conference

The next SASPP Congress was intended to be held from 17-20 January 2021 and negotiations with the Springer/Nature publishing group, to host an International Conference in celebration of the International Year of Plant Health directly after SASPP Congress. 

Unfortunately considering Covid-19 and after consultation with the SASPP Council, we have proposed to postpone the next SASPP Conference, and the associated Nature conference on the Future of Plant Health, to January 2022; possibly between 23-28 January 2022. A final date will be communicated with you as the school and university planning for 2022 becomes clear. 

To keep in contact as a community:

  1. FABI has launched an International Seminar Series, and already enjoyed considerable academic and engagement value from these events that is co-hosted with SASPP on a regular basis during the remainder of 2021 and 2022.
  2. We host an online event on 20 January 2021 to celebrate the IYPH, focusing on innovative, short format for presentations and posters, similar to those that are for example being hosted by the Mycological Society of America (MSA) and the American Phytopathological Society (APS) this year.  These would focus especially on student and postdoc presentations, as well as keynote presentations with associated panel discussions including members of the society, and with participation of colleagues based elsewhere in the world. The meeting would then be followed by an online SASPP business meeting. 

Best regards

Bernard, on behalf of the FABI organising team for SASPP conference

Bernard Slippers

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