promotes the world-wide development of plant pathology and the dissemination
of knowledge about plant diseases and plant health management.
ISPP (founded in 1968) is a member of the International Union of Biological
Sciences (IUBS), the International Union of Microbiological
in liaison with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization
general objective of the ISPP is being
an International Congress of Plant Pathology, at intervals of 5
years, and sponsoring other international meetings on plant pathology
and related subjects
and maintaining international cooperation; establishing committees
to consider and report on special fields or problems in plant pathology;
using other means as approved by Council
bodies of the ISPP
Elected by Council on 20 August
1988 in Kyoto
- Arthur Kelman dec.
- RKS Wood 1919-2017
Council on 14 August 1998 in Edinburgh
- Johannes Dekker dec.
- Chiu Wei Fan dec.
Elected by Council on 26 August
2008 in Torino
- Chuji Hiruki
- Wenhua Tang
- Peter Scott
- Brian Deverall
- James Cook
- Charles Delp
Elected by Council on 27 August 2013 in Beijing
- Richard Falloon
- Richard Strange
- Yaacov Katan
of the Executive Committee and
Councillors nominated by
(or by nominating bodies in countries with no society of plant pathology)
in proportion to the size of their membership. Advice on
the Roles and Responsibilities of ISPP Councillors can be
here. The draft Agenda for the ISPP Council meeting
at ICPP2018 in Boston, USA on Tuesday 31 July 2018 can be
on Plant Pathology
official publication of the Society, to inform members of the Society, and others, of the activities of the Society and of related matters.
An archive of the
Newsletter covering issues
published from February 1998 are available on this website.
membership is open to persons involved or interested in plant pathology.
Applications should be addressed to the
The fee of $16 US is payable
annually to the