International Conferences

The Society also organized International Conferences. So far, 6 International Conferences have been organized by the Society on different themes.

The first International symposium was organised by the Society at Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, from December 26, 1966 to January 1, 1967. About 300 delegates participated including 40 foreigners in the symposium. Fifteen sessions in various sub-disciplines and 7 panel discussions were arranged on various topics of interest.

Second International Symposium was again organised at IARI, New Delhi from 27 January to 3 February 1971. There were 35 sessions on various topics.

The third International symposium was organized during December 14-18, 1981 at IARI, New Delhi. The major emphasis was given to ecology and epidemiology of plant diseases and forecasting, pesticide residue, reducing hazards to chemicals, integrated plant disease management, identification of virulence genes and molecular characterisation.

The fourth International Conference was organized from November 23-27, 1997 at IARI, New Delhi.

The fifth International Conference on “Plant Pathology in the Globalised Era” was organized at IARI, New Delhi during November 10-13, 2009.

The sixth International Conference on “Plant, Pathogens and People” with the theme “Challenges in Plant Pathology to benefit Humankind”, February 23-27, 2016 at NASC Complex, New Delhi, India. Total 750 delegates including 68 foreign delegates belonging to 36 countries participated in the conference. Total 1092 abstracts were received for presentation in 20 different technical sessions. 308 papers were presented orally and 347 were presented in the form of posters. Eight Plenary lectures were delivered during the conference. The memorandum of understanding between the American Phytopathological Society (APS) and the Indian Phytopathological Society (IPS) was signed to for mutually benefit of the two societies and scientific exchanges among the members.

S.No. Year Title of the Conference Venue Date
1 1967 First International Conference on Plant Pathology IARI, New Delhi Dec. 26-Jan. 1967
2 1971 Second International Conference on Plant Pathology IARI, New Delhi Jan. 27- Feb. 3, 1971
3 1981 Third International Conference on Plant Pathology IARI, New Delhi Dec. 14-18, 1981
4 1997 Fourth International Conference on “Integrated Plant Disease Management for Sustainable Agriculture” IARI, New Delhi Nov. 10-15, 1997