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Innovation in Plant Science and Agricultural Resilience

The Canadian Phytopathological Society, the Canadian Society of Agronomy and the Canadian Society for Horticultural Science are hosting a virtual conference to bring together researchers in plant science. The Chair of the Tri-Society Conference is Dr. Guillaume Bilodeau (Guillaume.Bilodeau@canada.ca).

The conference dates are July 5-9, 2021 with two workshops the following week that are free, but require registration. There will be scientific programming daily 11 AM – 5 PM EST (8 AM – 2 PM PST) based on the submitted abstracts and invited keynote speakers.

Please register above or use the URL https://trisocieties2021.ca/registration (best accessed in Google Chrome or similar browser). Fees are $100 for students, Post Docs and technicians, $150 for society members, and $250 for non-members – so consider a membership! Sorry, no single day registrations.  The Conference language is English.

Scientific sessions consists of pre-recorded videos followed by an interactive discussion with the presenters. The corresponding author of an abstract selected for an oral presentation are therefore asked to record and submit a 12 minute video of their presentation. Some authors of poster abstracts will be invited to submit a flash-talk as a 5 minute video. Technical information on video recording will be provided in late April. Videos from the meeting will be available on demand for registrants from July 9 to July 23.

A scientific program book will have all abstracts as a searchable PDF file, and will be available to registrants from June 28 to July 23. Publication of abstracts in the Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology is optional at $35.

Virtual meeting rooms will be available for any group sizes each day, and is a good opportunity for professionals working in plant sciences to discuss the latest research, learn from peers and expand their knowledge. These networking opportunities can move research forward and enhance participant’s careers.

Prizes will be awarded in every student-competition session to MSc and PhD students who are the corresponding author on an oral or poster abstract – students need to be members of one of the societies.

Student activities are planned including advice on career progression, fun games and contests.

For sponsorship opportunities please contact Ken Conn kennethconncps@gmail.com

Annual general meeting of members and business meetings of each society will be organized separately.

Important dates

*The organizing committee appreciates receiving  abstracts, videos and posters before the deadlines as it will make planning more efficient.

  • April 12        Opening of conference registration and abstract submission
  • May 17        NEW DATE FOR CLOSING OF ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
  • June 4         Corresponding authors requesting an oral presentation are notified if accepted
  • June 18       Videos and posters are due from student-authors in oral and poster competitions
  • June 22       Video and posters are due from other authors (not in a student competition)
  • June 28       The scientific program book is available on the conference platform
  • July 2           Registration closes
  • July 5-9        Tri-Society Conference.
  • July 12         Workshop #1: Equity, diversity and inclusion in research environments (free with registration)
  • July 13         Workshop #2: Tips for successful publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals (free with registration)

Student authors requesting an oral presentation in a student competition. These students are guaranteed a timeslot. Please record a 12 minute video of your presentation. There are 6 weeks from abstract submission closes on May 7 May 17 to submission of the video on June 18.

Student authors requesting a poster in a student competition. These students are guaranteed a timeslot in a flash-talk session. Please submit your poster as a single PowerPoint slide saved in PDF. In addition, record a 5 minute video of your presentation. There are 6 weeks from abstract submission closes on May 7 May 17 to submission of the poster and video on June 18.

Authors requesting an oral presentation (not in a student competition). These authors will be informed on June 4 whether the program have enough timeslots to accommodate their talk. If yes, please record a 12 minute video of your presentation. If no, please produce a poster as a single PowerPoint slide saved in PDF. There are 2 ½ weeks from notification to submission of either a video or poster by June 22.

Authors requesting a poster (not in a student competition). These authors are guaranteed their poster will be included in the program book. Please prepare a poster as a single PowerPoint slide saved in PDF. There are 6 weeks from abstract submission closes on May 7 May 17 to submission of poster on June 18. In addition, on June 4th some authors may be asked to record a 5 minute video of their presentation for a flash-talk session. There are 2 ½ weeks from the notification to submission of the video on June 22.

Please join us to help turn strategies into actions and actions into improved crops!

Canadian Phytopathological Society/La Société Canadienne de Phytopathologie (CPS)

CPS promotes research and education in plant pathology, public awareness of the importance of plant diseases, and discussion of all aspects of plant pathology in Canada and internationally. More information can be found here: https://phytopath.ca/

The Canadian Society of Agronomy / La Société Canadienne d’Agronomie (CSA)

The Canadian Society of Agronomy (CSA) is a non-profit, educational and scientific society dedicated to enhancing cooperation and coordination among agronomists, to recognizing significant achievements in agronomy, and to providing the opportunity to report and evaluate information pertinent to agronomy in Canada. More information can be found at https://agronomycanada.com/

Canadian Society for Horticultural Science – Société Canadienne de Science Horticole (CSHS-SCSH)

Founded in 1956, the Canadian Society for Horticultural Science – Société Canadienne de Science Horticole (CSHS-SCSH) is a professional society devoted to fostering, promoting and encouraging research and education in all branches of horticultural science in Canada. With a countrywide representation, our members are from a variety of horizons: scientists, educators, students, extension agents and industry personnel involved in research, teaching, information and technology related to all fields of horticulture. More information can be found here:
http://www.cshs.ca/

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Questions? email 

guillaume.bilodeau@canada.ca