The American Phytopathological Society (APS), a professional organization of plant pathologists with 5,000 members worldwide, is now accepting applications for poster and oral presentations for the 2005 APS Annual Meeting, July 30 - Aug. 3, 2005, at the Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas.

The annual meeting is the primary education and networking event for APS members, and typically has more than 1,500 members attending from around the world. Presenters will have the opportunity to share their latest findings on topics such as emerging plant diseases, the biology of pathogens, molecular/cellular plant-microbe interactions and plant disease management.

Abstracts will be available online prior to the meeting and are published in the supplement to the journal Phytopathology. For submission forms, rules, and additional information, please visit http://meeting.apsnet.org/.

Oral and poster abstract submissions are due by April 1, 2005. The number of oral submissions is limited to one per person and a total of 200 for the entire meeting. There is no limit on the number of poster presentations that may be submitted. All poster presenters are encouraged to submit their presentation files for inclusion on the meeting proceedings CD-Rom. The CD-Rom will be available after the meeting.

The American Phytopathological Society is a non-profit, professional scientific organization dedicated to advancing the science of plant pathology and its application to plant health.