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  ISPP sponsors an International Congress of Plant Pathology every 5 years.

Venues of International Congresses:

2018 - Boston, MA USA   July to August 3 2018 > Congress Handbook

2013 - Beijing, China. 25th - 31st August 2013 Congress >  2013 Abstracts > 2013 Report > 2013 Photos > 2013 Workshops

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. 14 July to 26 July 1968 Report with permission of CABI
          Speech by George Harrar,  then President of the Rockefeller Foundation, on "Plant Pathology and World Food Problems" (Courtesy of the Rockefeller Archive Center)

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.