Organized by: Rob Gulden, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, and Alissa Kriss, Syngenta Crop Protection, Greensboro, NC, U.S.A.
Registrants will learn the basics of experimental designs that are typically used in greenhouse, lab, and field-based plant pathology, weeds and agronomy research studies, why one would choose to use a certain design for their study, and how to evaluate prior to doing the study that a good choice was made. We will link experimental design and study planning with the analysis of observed data and interpretation of statistical results through several examples given during the workshop and also provide the registrant opportunities for deeper study post-workshop. Code will be provided in SAS and it is recommended (but not required) that registrants have SAS on their computers. The free SAS University Edition is acceptable.
This workshop will take place on Sunday, June 18 from 12:30 to 15:30. There is a registration fee of $20.00 for this workshop. Attendance is limited and CPS and CSA members will be given priority.
Organized by: Brent McCallum, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Morden, MB, Canada
This workshop focuses on the scientific writing and publishing process. It will involve the steps to consider when preparing your manuscript, the editorial process, avoiding common mistakes in submitting a paper, and maximizing the impact of your publications. We are fortunate to have the Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology (CJPP), Dr. Zamir Punja, participating and sharing his extensive experience with participants. The Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Plant Science (CJPS), Dr. Brian Beres, will give his perspectives and insights from the CJPS. Allison Paskins, from the publishers Taylor & Francis , will give a view on the publication process and how it is evolving over time from the publisher of the CJPP and many other high level scientific journals. Section Editor for the CJPP, Dr. Tom Fetch will also give a perspective on common mistakes to avoid when submitting a manuscript to a journal. The workshop is focussed on graduate students and early career scientists; however it should also be useful to anyone else who is interested in improving the quality, and maybe even the quantity, of their publications.
This workshop will take place on Sunday, June 18 from 16:00 to 17:30. There is a registration fee of $20.00 for this workshop. Attendance is limited and CPS and CSA members will be given priority.
Organized by: Maria Antonia Henriquez, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Morden, MB, Canada, and Debra McLaren, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Brandon, MB, Canada
The registrants will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience on a simple approach for the isolation and pathotype analysis of Phytophthora sojae from infected field samples and the isolation and identification of Fusarium Head Blight pathogens from cereals.
This workshop will take place on Sunday, June 18 from 13:00 to 17:00. There is a registration fee of $30.00 for this workshop. Attendance is limited (20 Participants) and CPS and CSA members will be given priority.