15th International Symposium of Plant Virus Epidemiology

“Epidemiology and management of plant viruses under a changing climate”

5th-8th June, 2022


Plant virus diseases are a strong constraint for both yield and quality of crops worldwide. New viruses and other plant-pathogens emerge regularly, and thus constantly challenge food security. Recent work concerning the etiology and diagnosis, diversity, ecology and evolution, virus-vector interactions and management of virus-borne diseases under a changing climate will be the main topics covered in this new Symposium. Furthermore, we will include original contributions on the epidemiology of other vector-borne pathogens that have caused great severe epidemics in recent years (e.g. Xylella fastidiosa and C. Liberibacter spp.)  


Cibeles Palacio de Cristal Puerta de Alcala Puerta Sol
Cibeles Square Retiro Park Puerta de Alcala Puerta del Sol Square


Rocasolano Building at the Spanish Research Council

(Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC)


Address: Rocasolano Institute. C/ Serrano 119 - 28006 Madrid. Google Maps

From the Airport: The easiest way is to pick the Metro Line #8 at the Airport to the Gregorio Marañon Station (you need to change lines at Nuevos Ministerios Station and take line 10). Then, there is an 8 min walk to the CSIC campus. Alternatively, you can take a taxi at the airport (fixed cost of 30 euros) . To go directly to the CSIC Residencia for Registration ask the Taxi driver to go to street Calle Pinar 21, which is just behind the CSIC administration building. If you arrive on Saturday or Sunday you will find the entrance door closed. Please ring the bell and tell the doorman you are going to the Residencia.



General Epidemiology

Diagnostics and Surveillance Modeling Disease Epidemics

Climate Change

Virus Ecology and Evolution

Virus - Vector Interactions

Other Vector-borne Diseases

Disease Management

October 15th, 2021: Early Bird Registration Opens

November, 1st, 2021: Abstract Submission

January 31st, 2022: End of Early Bird Registration

February 15th 2022: Abstract Submission Deadline




Each day will begin with a session that features leaders in the field followed by a selection of oral presentations selected from all of the abstracts submitted to that theme.There will be ample opportunity each day for in-person conversation to encourage collaboration among meeting participants.


Michael Jeger. Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London, Silwood Park, Ascot, UK


Fernando García-Arenal. Centre for Plant Biotechnology and Genomics (CBGP, UPM-INIA). Campus de Montegancedo. Madrid, SPAIN


Jan Kreuze.  Crop and Systems Science Division Leader at International Potato Center (CIP). Lima, PERU


Veronique Brault.  Institut National de Recherche en Agriculture, Alimentation et Environnement, (INRAE). University of Strasbourg, 68000 Colmar, FRANCE


Hanu Pappu. Department of Plant Pathology. Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA


Cecilia Tamborindeguy. Department of Entomology. Texas A&M University, College station, TX, USA


Tomas Canto. Margarita Salas Center for Biological Research. CIB- CSIC, Madrid, SPAIN


The Early Bird Registration for the 15th ICPVE Symposium is now CLOSED. Payments at the Regular Rate can be made by either Bank Trasnfer or Credit Card. Please open the following link to fill up your REGISTRATION FORM


REGISTRATION FEES (all prices in Euros)

Registration Type

Early Registration

(until January 31st, 2022)

Regular Rate








The registration fee will include an Opening Reception (Sunday, June 5, 2022), lunch served on-campus and morning and afternoon refreshments (Monday-Wednesday, June 6-8, 2022). A free-tour to visit Downtown Madrid on Tuesday evening will also be included.


CANCELLATION POLICY: Full refunds will be honored only if a request is received before May 15th, 2022. Requests should include full names and registration numbers.



Abstract Submission Deadline: February 15th, 2022
Oral Presentation Notification: Week of May 8th, 2022


All participants registered by February 15th, 2022 or before, are invited to submit abstracts for Oral or Poster presentations. From the submitted abstracts, fifteen-minute Oral presentations will be selected (see below). Others will be assigned a Poster Presentation. Posters will be on display for viewing the entire three days of the Symposium

 IMPORTANT: You need to REGISTER before submitting your Abstract. Your registration number is needed for abstract submission

Ø  Please choose the most adequate Session for your Abstract (see below)

Ø  Underline the name of the presenter when writing the list of authors

Ø  The body of your Abstract cannot exceed 300 words

Ø  Do not include any Graphic material in the body of your Abstract

Ø  Download an example of a valid Abstract

Ø Download specific INSTRUCTIONS for writing and formatting your Abstract

Ø  Fill out the ABSTRACT FORM , upload your Abstract and then press the “Submit” button. Please print the confirmation page for your records; an additional acknowledgement will be sent to you by email.

Ø  Persons submitting abstracts will be notified by email not later than week of May 1, 2022 regarding whether their presentation will be in Oral or Poster format"


1. General Epidemiology

2. Diagnostics and Surveillance

3. Modeling Disease Epidemics

4. Virus Ecology and Evolution

5. Virus - Vector Interactions

6. Other Vector-Borne Diseases

7. Climate Change

8. Disease Management


Keynote speaker presentations will be 30-45 minutes long. From the submitted abstracts, a number of Oral presentations will be selected for each of the Sessions. Presentations will be 15 minutes long including time for questions.

Presentations should be prepared in PowerPoint for Windows and delivered to local organizers at the Registration desk but not later than the day before the talk. Presentations for Monday 6th of June can be delivered at the Welcome reception on Sunday night.

There will be a limited number of computers available to preview Powerpoint presentations at the Instituto de Ciencias Agrarias - CSIC building but we strongly recommend to bring your laptop.


Posters should be put up during the morning of the first day of the Symposium (June 6th, 2022) on the gardens of the Physics Building. Posters will be displayed for the entire Conference and can be viewed over the coffee hours, lunch break and during the Poster Session from 6 to 7 pm each day. Authors with odd numbers are requested to be present at their Poster on Monday evening’s Poster session (June 6th, 2022). Authors with even numbers are requested to be present at their poster on Tuesday evening’s Poster session (June 7th, 2022). Posters should be taken down by 5 pm Wednesday afternoon (June 8th, 2022).

Poster Boards are 100 cm x 160 cm and will accommodate 90 cm wide x 120 cm high (portrait orientation) standard Posters. Pins for securing posters will be provided.


The following hotels will offer good prices at convenient locations:


- Residencia del CSIC. Very conveniently located at the CSIC campus, 2-min walk from the meeting Venue.

- NH Príncipe de Vergara.

- Hotel El Madroño.

- Hotel Avenida de America Tijcal. - main

- Apartamentos Juan Bravo.

- Residencia Universitaria Tagaste.

 (see FLYER for further information on student housing)

- Abba Hotel**** (15% discount, PROMOTION CODE: ABISPVE). Avenida de America, 32.

The IPVE2022 will give participants a lifetime’s opportunity to enjoy Madrid and the historic cities of Toledo and Segovia, as they are within a 1h-drive from Madrid city: Places to Visit and What to do in Madrid and Surroundings

How to get to the Meeting Venue (CSIC main campus) by plane or train

Find out the Location of Events (Welcome Reception, Meeting Venue, etc...)

Routes and paths around Madrid:

- There will be an Opening Social and Sunday Dinner and a Closing Banquet on Wednesday so please plan to arrive no later than early evening on June 5. A free-tour to visit Downtown Madrid on Tuesday evening will be included with the Registration Fee



The Scientific Committee:

William M. Wintermantel. USDA, Salinas, California. USA

Michael J. Jeger. Imperial College, Silwood Park. Askot, UK

Peter Palukaitis. Seoul Women's University, Seoul, Korea

Kerry E. Mauck. University of California, Riverside, California. USA

Armando Bergamin. ESALQ, Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brasil

Fernando Garcia-Arenal. CBGP-INIA-UPM. Madrid, Spain

Roger Jones. The University of Western Australia. Crawley, WA. Australia

Lava Kumar, IITA-CGIAR. Ibadan, Nigeria

Saskia Hogenhout, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK

The Organizing Committee

Alberto Fereres. CSIC, Madrid, Spain. (

Aranzazu Moreno. CSIC, Madrid, Spain (

Elisa Garzo.  CSIC, Madrid, Spain (

Maria Plaza. CSIC, Madrid, Spain (

Clara Lago.  CSIC, Madrid, Spain (

Rocio Galan. CSIC, Madrid, Spain (

Inmaculada Ferriol. CSIC, Madrid. Spain (

Gemma Clemente. U. de Lleida, Spain (