The next Plant Virus Epidemiology Symposium will be held in Madrid Spain in 2022
The topics include Epidemiology and Ecology, Epidemiology and Modeling, Virus Evolution, Virus and Vector Interactions, Other Vector-borne Diseases, Climate Change, Disease Control, Diagnostics and Surveillance, and Plant Virology.
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The 14th International Plant Virus Epidemiology Symposium was held in Seoul, Korea from May 13-17, 2019, and hosted by Drs. Peter Palukaitis and Ju-Yeon Yoon. The symposium was attended by 123 participants from 33 countries, and included 12 keynote speeches, 53 oral presentations, and 60 poster presentations. The lectures and presentations provided a wealth of information on recent plant virus epidemiology research from throughout the world.   READ MORE


The International Committee for Plant Virus Epidemiology (ICPVE) is a subject committee of the International Society for Plant Pathology (ISPP). The ISPP was founded in 1968 in the United Kingdom, for worldwide development of plant pathology. The ISPP sponsors International Congress of Plant Pathology, and International Meetings of its Subject Committees.

ICPVE, was started as an initiative of Prof. Mike Thresh (NRI, University of Greenwich, UK) at the Third ISPP Congress held in Munich, Germany in 1978, when he was one of the UK representatives on the ISPP Council. This led to the first Plant Virus Epidemiology Symposium at Oxford, UK in 1981 with financial support from the Association of Applied Biologists and the Federation of British Plant Pathologists (now the British Society of Plant Pathology). Since formation, the ICPVE has conducted twelve International Symposia in different parts of the world.

List of IPVE Symposia Series:

1. UK, Oxford, 28 - 31 July 1981
2. Australia, Corowa, 25 - 27 August 1983
3. USA, Orlando, 6 - 8 August 1986
4. France, Montpellier, 1 - 5 September 1989
5. Italy, Valenzano (Bari), 27-31 July 1992
6. Israel, Jerusalem, 23 - 28 April 1995
7. Spain, Aguadulce (Almeria), 11 - 16 April 1999
8. Germany, Ascherleben, 12 - 17 May 2002
9. Peru, Lima (CIP), 4 - 7 April 2005
10. India, Hyderabad (ICRISAT), 15 - 19 October 2007
11. USA, Ithaca (Cornell University), 20 - 24 June 2010
12. Tanzania, Arusha (IITA), 28 January 1 February 2013
13. Avignon, France (INRA), 6-10 June, 2016
14. Korea, Seoul 13-17th May, 2019

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