Program

Monday, June 17

5:30 p.m.    Welcome Social, Hotel Indigo, Traverse City, MI

Tuesday, June 18

9:00 a.m.    Meeting opening, tribute to Eve Billing

Opening session
Speakers:  Awais Khan, Fabio Rezzonico, Stefano Benini, Quan Zeng

1:00 p.m.    Session:  Fire blight disease management

Keynote:  Ken Johnson
Offered presentations

Session:  Epidemiology / fire blight incursions into new countries
Keynote:  TBA

Offered presentations

5:30 p.m.    Poster session / reception

Wednesday, June 19

9:00 a.m.    Session: Application of bacteriophage for fire blight management

Keynote:  Antonet Svircev
Invited presentations:  Julianne Grose, Chang-Sik Oh, Lars Fieseler, Steven Gayder

1:00 p.m.    Field trip

Northwest Michigan agriculture production, orchards affected by fire blight, visit a local winery, etc.

7:00 p.m.    Conference dinner, Tandem Cidery, Suttons Bay, MI

Thursday, June 20

9:00 a.m.    Session:  Plant resistance / breeding

Keynote:  Andreas Peil
Offered presentations

1:00 p.m.    Session:  Host-pathogen interactions

Keynote:  TBA
Offered presentations

5:00 p.m.    Poster session

Friday, June 21

9:00 a.m.    Session:  Genetics, genomics, genetic diversity

Keynote:  TBA
Offered presentations

11:30 a.m.    Summary from Session Chairs

12:00 p.m.   Next meeting and official closure