Southeastern Branch Call for Symposia

The Joint Program Committee is seeking symposia that are relevant and responsive to current and emerging entomological issues for the 2022 Joint Southeastern Branch and American Phytopathological Society-Caribbean Division Meeting. The deadline to submit your proposal is November 8, 2021.

Selection of proposals will be aimed at spanning the range of interests of members from both Societies, including emerging topics in entomology and phytopathology, and representing the geographic, career level, and gender diversity of members. Symposia which highlight cross-collaboration and feature speakers of diverse backgrounds will be prioritized.

All symposia ideas are welcome! We encourage members to be creative in developing submissions and offer some suggestions for topics that are of particular interest to the Planning Committee:

  • Biocontrol
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Economical behavior
  • Extension, education, and outreach
  • Fusarium diseases (including bananas, corn, soybean, cotton, watermelon, etc…)
  • HLB (greening) and vector
  • Host-plant resistance
  • Insecticide and fungicide resistance
  • Methods for disease and pest control
  • New sequencing, tools and tech dealing with integration of big data
  • New technologies on agri and environmental sciences
  • Remote monitoring of pests and diseases 
  • Turf and ornamentals
  • Vector x pathogen systems (phytoplasmas)
  • Vegetable entomology
  • Whitefly and viruses

If you would like to discuss a symposium idea prior to submitting a proposal, please contact the Program Chairs: Lina Bernaola (SEB) or Judith Brown (APS-CD).

Symposia Proposal Requirements

Proposals are to be submitted online, and submitters are required to provide: 

  • Session Title
  • Summary Statement of the Goal or Concept, and Objectives
  • Brief Symposium Description (50 words or less, required)
  • List of several speakers you plan to invite to participate in your symposium
  • Comments for Program Organizers (optional)
  • Total time required
  • Organizer name(s) and contact information

Symposia Proposal Deadlines

The call for symposia will close on November 8, 2021. All successful applications will be confirmed and notified by December 1.


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