May 16th through May 20th, 2015, Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA
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This was a unique opportunity to convene leading international scientists, extension specialists, and individuals in the agricultural industry to share and discuss the latest findings in thrips and tospovirus biology, ecology and management.
As with previous meetings, presentations of common interest to both research areas occurred during morning sessions and a poster session, more specific discussions, and contributed presentations (concurrent sessions) occurred in the afternoon and evening.
Xth ISTT Program Chairs - George Kennedy (North Carolina State University) and Diane Ullman (University of California Davis)
photo credit ARAMARK Parks and DestinationsAt the same venue, immediately preceding the Symposium, May 14th through May 16th, was the Enhancing Risk Index-Driven Decision Tools for Managing Insect Transmitted Plant Pathogens Workshop
Workshop speakers and discussions focused on development and deployment of risk index-driven tools for the management of vector-borne diseases, including modelling, epidemiology, risk assessment and user interfaces.
Asilomar State Park and Conference Grounds is a beautiful, historic location with excellent conference facilities and accommodations, easily accessible by shuttle from the San Francisco International Airport and Mineta San Jose International Airport, and is in close proximity to the Salinas Valley, an agricultural hotspot, making it the perfect location for our meeting.