International Society for Plant Pathology
Promoting World-Wide Plant Health and Food Security
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  ISPP sponsors an International Congress of Plant Pathology every 5 years.

Venues of International Congresses are:

2018 - Boston, MA USA   July to August 3 2018
2008 - Torino, Italy. 2008 Congress > 2008 Abstracts > 2008 Report > 2008 Photos
2003 - Christchurch, New Zealand. 2003 Report
1998 - Edinburgh, UK. 1998 Abstracts
1993 - Montreal, Canada.
1988 - Kyoto, Japan.
1983 - Melbourne, Australia.
1978 - Munich, Germany.
1973 - Minneapolis, USA.
1968 - London, UK.

Congress committees
Each International Congress is organized by a Committee appointed by the Associated Society hosting the Congress. One host-country Committee member also serves as a Vice-President of ISPP.

Glen Anderson Lecture

The Glenn Anderson Lecture honours Robert Glenn Anderson, the eminent Canadian agricultural scientist, who played a major role in the green revolution. The lecture series, on the security of world food supply was was first given at joint meetings of the Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS) and American Phytopathological Society (APS) in 1986, and an endowment fund was then established by the CPS. More recently, the Lecture has been given at some International Congresses of Plant Pathology (ICPP1998 to 2013). 

Jacob Eriksson Prize

The Jakob Eriksson Prize is the pre-minent international award for plant pathology, and is awarded every five years at the International Congress of Plant Pathology. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences administers the Jakob Eriksson Prize Fund which provides for a gold medal award at Congresses of the International Society for Plant Pathology. In advance of each Congress, nominations are solicited for a candidate of distinction in recognition of research in mycology, in plant pathology, or in virus diseases, or of a particular publication dealing with such subjects, with the understanding that the work being recognized is of a distinct international value and merit.