August 5-10, 2018, Mt. Sterling, Ohio USA
Make plans to attend the 6th International Conference on the Genetics of Tree-Parasite Interactions: Tree Resistance to Insects and Diseases: Putting Promise into Practice.
The conference will be held at the Deer Creek State Park Lodge and Conference Center, Mt. Sterling, OH, and will feature keynotes by invited speakers, technical sessions with contributed research talks and discussions, and a field trip tour of the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station Forest Science Laboratory.
This conference will enhance the dialog of experts and young scientists on: 1) the current and emerging challenges posed by pests and pathogens to forest tree species; 2) the current status and extent of our knowledge of genetic foundations of resistance to these threats; 3) the emerging ideas and technologies from around the globe that are relevant to resistance genetics and breeding programs; 4) the successes to date in applied resistance breeding programs; and 5) creating a vision for the next decade for work in this area.
Unlike most scientific conferences, this meeting features a workshop-style format to encourage participation, communication, and engagement. Organizers will bring together a diverse group of scientists from around the world to share current research and build future collaborations related to tree resistance to insects and diseases. Currently, the conference is being sponsored by the USDA Forest Service, several IUFRO units, and the Forest Health Research and Education Center.
More information can be found on the conference website: https://treeresistance2018.ca.uky.edu/.
Caterina Villari, Assistant Professor
D.B. Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources, University of Georgia