Your early notification of participation and contributions to the conference are critical in order to define the scientific programme. We thus request those interested in the ISHS Fire Blight 2013 conference to send as early as possible their abstract(s) for poster(s)/talk(s) to the organizers.
In order to minimize post-submission editing, please download this MS word template and use it for writing your abstract(s) according to our formatting guidelines. The adapted file can be submitted along the registration form or separately by clicking the button below.
For submitting an abstract to be considered for a talk is:
May 17th 2013 (expired).
For submitting abstracts of posters to be included in proceedings is: June 9th, 2013.
A draft program is provided with updates as it develops with feedback from the organizing committee and participants expressing comments --
Our conference schedule will integrate science with policy and grower/industry stakeholder interests.
We plan to open the ISHS Workshop at 13:00 on Tuesday July 2nd, 2013 with a series of comprehensive keynote addresses that will orientate participants and discussion according to current status of fire blight research. We also intend this and satellite meetings to stimulate dialogue between research, policy makers and stakeholders.
Dedicated sessions on phytosanitary issues, diagnostics, pathogen genetics, host genomics, breeding and control strategies will be held from 03-05 July 2013. We intend the talks to relay the 'big-picture' and communicate current status and propects/direction for each area of the fire blight management system. An extensive poster session will be offered to foster vigorous discussion among participants on detailed research areas.
We offer opportunities for interest groups and consortium projects to hold satellite meetings before (Monday, July 1st) and after (Friday, July 5th afternoon) the ISHS Workshop. Please contact the organizers if you are interested in arranging rooms for those events.
Tuesday, July 2nd: 19:30 - open end
Dinner at open air beer garden in Zürich at Bauschänzli Island (www.bauschaenzli.ch).
The above event is dependent upon weather conditions and will be CANCELLED if rainy. Should this situation arise, more informations and an eventual alternative program will be communicated onsite by the organizers.
Thursday, July 4th: 16:00- open end
Excursion to Agroscope Research Station in Wädenswil with visit to orchards and laboratories, wine tasting and social dinner barbecue (transport from ETH by coach).
All invited speakers and oral presenters are required to submit a short manuscript for publication in:
This submission is encouraged, but not required, also for poster presentations.
Proceedings articles will be accepted until the deadline of October 31st, 2013 and these must conform to the ISHS guidelines of format.
We are also planning multiple special issues in peer-reviewed journals with invited papers from participants presenting at the conference. Further details will be provided as available.
Monday July 1st, 2013 (13:00-18:00)
European Union EUPHRESCO II ERA-Net Project Meeting PhytFire.
Tuesday July 2nd, 2013 (09:30-12:00)
Closing meeting of Agroscope's research program ProfiCrops (in German, with simultaneous translation in French).
Please contact the organizers if you are interested in holding your own satellite event before or after the ISHS Workshop so that we can arrange the appropriate facilities for you.