SIPaV 2018


XXIV National Congress
Italian Phytopathological Society

Ancona, 5-7thSeptember 2018

Dear Colleagues,

it is with great pleasure that we announce that the XXIV Congress of the Italian Phytopathological Society (SIPaV) is being organized by the Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences (D3A) of the Marche Polytechnic University, and will be held in Ancona from 5th to 7th September, 2018.

During the first day of Congress, there will be the assignment of the “SIPaV “Giovanni Scaramuzzi” 2018 Awards for PhD students, and a special session managed by young researchers called “Factory of Ideas”. This will include selected contributions for the Young Researcher Award funded by SIPaV, to promote the participation of young scientists. The first day will be closed after light dinner with informal talks by two Italian phytopathologists with distinguished careers (POD - Phytopathologists of Distinction - Talks), Prof. Ruggero Osler and Prof. Felice Scala, who will give the audience tips for their academic career.

The second day will be opened by a joint session of SIPaV with the American Phytopathological Society (APS) on “Emerging and re-emerging plant pathogens”, where Prof. Lindsey Du Toit and Prof. Gary Munkvold for APS, and Prof. Santa Olga Cacciola and Dr. Sabrina Palmano for SIPaV, will focus on seedborne fungi, viruses and viroids, grapevine phytoplasma and soilborne pathogens. The invited speaker Dr Xavier Foissac will show to the audience last findings on Phytoplasma-host(s) interactions. The day will see further presentations, lunch, poster sessions, and in the afternoon, the SIPaV annual Assembly; finally the Gala Dinner will take place in the evening. The third day will be opened with the last session, after which the Congress will be drawn to a close.

Two events will be connected to the SIPaV Congress: (a) the Course on Patents, which is planned for the morning of 5 September, with an Academic speaker and an expert working in the field as consultant; (b) the visit to experimental trials in vineyards affected by esca disease, Bois noir and downy mildew are planned for the afternoon and evening of 7 September, followed by tasting of organic and vegan wines at Offida (AP).

Further info are available in the linked Announcements or by contact with the Congress Secretary by email ( or by phone, at the following numbers: +39-071-2204871; +39-071-2204697; +39-071-2204336. #SIPaV2018


In the behalf of Organizing Committee

Prof. Gianfranco Romanazzi

Location of Congress:

Aula Azzurra, Marche Polytechnic University, Via Brecce Bianche, 20 - 60131 Ancona

Scientific Committee, Organising Committee, Congress Secretariat
First announcement PDF
Second announcement PDF
Third announcement PDF
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