11th International Congress of Plant Pathology

11th International Congress of Plant Pathology

Leading experts from around the world will present in this event the latest advances and innovations, celebrate progress, and set a vision for assuring plant health in a global economy. The vision of the congress – an engaged world community of plant health scientists advancing knowledge for a safe, affordable, secure supply of food, feed and fiber for a growing population—reflects the broad and unique position plant pathology holds within the international community of scientists. The meeting program highlights the latest information on:

  • Trade regulations
  • Sustainable production
  • The global spread of pathogens
  • Innovations in pathogen detection
  • Environmental protection for a growing population
  • Agriculture systems for the future
  • The impact of plant industries on the world economy

For more information on the congress and how to register check the congress website: www.icpp2018.org


The 11th International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP) organized by the International Society of Plant Pathology (ISPP) was held in Boston, USA during the period 29 July-3 August 2018. Around 2400 participants from 84 countries attended the meeting. Eleven Arab scientists from five Arab countries attended the meeting, namely: Dr. DesoukyAmmar (Egypt), D. Emad Al-Maaroof, Mr. Akeel Mohammad, Ms. Hebba Al-Lami, Mr. Saddam Baba (Iraq), Dr. Nida Salem (Jordan), Dr. RachidTahzima (Morocco), Dr. Amer Fayyad, DrWassim Habib, Dr. KhaledMakkouk(Lebanon), and Dr. NaeimaGorashi (Sudan).(Group photo of Arab Scientists).The congress program over a five days period included four plenary sessions, 71 concurrent oral sessions, 400 presentations, and 1218 poster presentations (photo of Arab scientists with their posters). The event also included 38 exhibits for companies having products of interest to plant pathologists. During the ICPP 2018, a formal session for the ISPP Council was held on the third day of the congress. The ISPP council is the governing body of ISPP and includes representatives of the 61 plant pathology/plant protectionmember societies from around the world that discuss and approve all ISPP activities. The Arab Society for Plant Protection was represented in this meeting by Dr. Emad Al-Maaroof (Iraq), Dr. WassimHabib (Lebanon) and Dr. Khaled Makkouk (Lebanon). (Photo of the ASPP representatives in the ISPP Council meeting). It was decided that the next ICPP congress will be held in Lyon, France during August 2023.