We invite you to attend
11th Australasian Soilborne Disease Symposium (ASDS), Hilton Cairns, Queensland, Australia,
24-27th November 2020
As Chair of the organising committee, I invite you to attend the 11th Australasian Soilborne Disease Symposium to be held at Hilton Hotel, Cairns 24 -27th November 2020.
The previous symposia have been outstanding successes promoting soilborne disease and soil health to the world. In the International Year of Plant Health, ASDS 2020 will be under the banner of “Protecting the roots of plant health”. This conference will feature renowned scientists, leading industry identities from overseas and within Australia.
Pre-symposium workshops and field trips will feature current topics of interest including:
- Pathogen-Plant-Microbe Interactions
- Overcoming Fusarium wilts
- On-farm biosecurity practices
I encourage you to be part of this exciting event, and look forward to welcoming you to Cairns.
Tony Pattison Rob Magarey
Co-Chair. ASDS 2020 Co-Chair. ASDS 2020
Tony Pattison, DAF
Rob Magarey, SRA
Sue Pattison, Hypatia
Hazel Gaza, DAF
David East, DAF
Paul Dennis, UQ
Committee Member - Microbial Ecology
Linda Smith, DAF
Committee Member – Cotton/broadacre
Richard Davis, AQIS
Committee Member – Biosecurity
|Call for abstracts||30 March 2020|
|Close abstracts||1 July 2020|
|Advised of outcome||20 July 2020|
|Registration Opens for Early Bird||30 March 2020|
|Early Bird Registration Closes||30 June 2020|
|Conference starts||24 November 2020|
The ASDS 2020 Conference will revolve around the below themes. The
1. Diagnostics and detection
2. Quarantine and biosecurity
3. Emerging threats and new pathogens
4. Modeling and epidemiology
5. Disease management:
a. Chemical control,
b. Biological control,
c. Cultural control,
d. Integrated practices
6. Breeding, genetics, and resistance
7. Soil and pathogen ecology
8. Plant, pathogen and microbe interactions
9. Communications and engagement
Located in the heart of Cairns, the Hilton Cairns will host 11th Australasian Soilborne Disease Symposium 2020.
Walking distance from 5-star restaurants and many of Cairns's main attractions we trust that your experience at the Hilton Cairns will be great.
Accommodation is available onsite at the Hilton Cairns and can be booked as part of your registration.
Private balcony with panoramic view, WiFi, 37-inch TV.
Relax in this comfortable guest room with views overlooking the city of Cairns and the rainforest-covered mountains beyond.
Catch up on some work with our WiFi service, or make yourself comfortable on the bed as you watch the 37-inch TV. Also available with two double beds.
Room incl 1 breakfast daily - $149 / day
Additional breakfasts are $20pp