2009 SOUTHWIDE FOREST DISEASE WORKSHOP

Greenville, South Carolina

June 29  - July 2, 2009

It is that time again!  The next Southwide Forest Disease Workshop is scheduled for June 29 - July 2, 2009 in downtown, historic Greenville, South Carolina.  Plans are to have research abstracts, station reports, a pathology field trip, graduate student competition, and a slide/image contest.   Please utilize the following information for the meeting.  Adhering to the deadlines makes the Steering Committee Members task easier.  If you have any questions feel free to contact Laurie Reid (803.667.1002).

Meeting Registration Form

 

SWFDW Bylaws

Greenville, SC Visitors' Site

 

Previous SWFDW Meetings and Abstracts


Hotel Accommodations

The meeting will be held at the historic Hyatt Regency in Greenville, South Carolina.  A block of 25 rooms have been reserved for the meeting until June 8, 2009.  Standard rate for the meeting is $92 for single occupancy, +$10  for double, +$20 for triple and +$30 for quadruple occupancy.   Meeting attendees need to make their own hotel reservations at the phone numbers below.  Rooms will begin to be released by mid June so do not delay too long.  When making your reservations be sure to inform them that you are with the Southwide Forest Disease Workshop.

The Hyatt Regency
220 North Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Directional Map
864.235.1234 Phone
864.232.7584 Fax

 

Hotel Web Site
Directions to the Hotel

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 

Monday, June 29

 

6:00 pm � 8:00 pm

Social & Registration

 

Tuesday, June 30

 Morning - Submitted Paper Session

   
  Lunch on your own
   
  Afternoon - Submitted Paper Session
   
  Dinner on your own

 

Wednesday, July 1

 Morning - Submitted Paper Session

   
  Box Lunch - Field Trip
   
  Afternoon - Submitted Paper Session
   

 

Awards Banquet  6:30

 

Thursday, July 2

 Morning - Submitted Paper Session

   
   
 

Business Meeting. 

Adjourn

 

 


REGISTRATION FEES

Registration include costs for the meeting room, breaks, mixer on Monday evening, lunch and banquet on Wednesday evening. Deadline for registration is May 23, 2009.  A late fee of $50 will be added after this date.

Professional = $195
Student =  $175
 

RETURN COMPLETED REGISTRATION FORM AND FEE TO:

William Jones
USDA Forest Service
Forest Health Protection
200 WT Weaver Blvd
Asheville, NC 28802

Make checks payable to:  Southwide Forest Disease Workshop

Tax ID Number for SWFDW: 75-3111547.


PROJECT REVIEWS  / STATION REPORTS

Each participating agency or institution (e.g., University Department, Company, State Agency, USDA, Forest Service Unit) is invited to submit a brief summary of its projects, progress, personnel, etc. This summary should not be elaborate, but should provide participants with an overview of what is happening and who is doing it in each particular organization.  Project Reviews should not exceed two sides (front/back) of an 8 � X 11 sheet of paper (minimum 1" margins for collating purposes).

Mail 50 clean copies of your review to be received no later than April 30, 2009:

William Jones
USDA Forest Service
Forest Health Protection
200 WT Weaver Blvd
Asheville, NC 28802

Please use the following heading and format:

Southwide Forest Disease Workshop

PROJECT REVIEW
UNIT/INSTITUTION
Address
Project Title
Project Staff

Summary


ABSTRACTS FOR PAPER PRESENTATION

Individual Papers:

Participants are invited to make 15-minute paper presentations and additional presentations will be accommodated on a time-available basis.

Student Research Papers Award:

Students (current, and those completing their studies during calendar year 2009) are encouraged to present papers on their student research.  Presentations should be limited to 10 minutes so as to allow five minutes for discussion. Student papers will be judged by not less than three practicing professionals with a plaque and $100 cash award given to the author of the best paper.   Abstracts of presentations (both professional and student) are requested for collating in the workshop proceedings and should be limited to one side of an 8 � X 11 sheet of paper with 1" margins.   Mail 50 clean copies of your abstract no later than April 30, 2009 to:

William Jones
USDA Forest Service
Forest Health Protection
200 WT Weaver Blvd
Asheville, NC 28802

Please use the following heading and format:

TITLE
AUTHOR
INSTITUTION
ADDRESS 

Southwide Forest Disease Workshop

June 29 - July 2, 2009


 ABSTRACTS FOR POSTER SESSION

This year we are also offering the opportunity to present a poster.  Abstracts of posters are requested for collating in the workshop proceedings and should be limited to one side of an 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper with 1" margins.  Authors will be responsible for posting and removing their display which will be during the breaks.

Mail 50 clean copies of your Poster Abstract to be received no later than April 30, 2009 to:

William Jones
USDA Forest Service
Forest Health Protection
200 WT Weaver Blvd
Asheville, NC 28802

Please identify your abstracts as "Poster" and use the following format:

TITLE
AUTHOR
INSTITUTION
ADDRESS

Southwide Forest Disease Workshop

June 29 - July 2, 2009


Awards


Outstanding Forest Pathology Paper Awards:

As in the past, two awards for outstanding forest pathology papers will be awarded; one for RESEARCH and one for EXTENSION.  Authors should provide a reprint for material published January 2008 through June 2009, labeled for category of entry;  Research or Extension.  The papers will be posted on the web and voted on by the SWFDW membership.  Papers to be considered must be received no later than April 30, 2009.  Mail or email reprints to:  

Scott Enebak
School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
602 Duncan Drive
Suite 3301
Auburn University, AL 36849

Ballots and Reprints will be Available on the website  Click HERE after May 1, 2009

Mail or e-mail completed Ballots to:

Paula Spaine
USDA Forest Service
320 Green Street
Athens, GA 30602


Deadline to vote and get ballot to Paula Spaine is May 15, 2009.


Forest Pathology Slide Contest:

A $20 cash prize will be offered for first place in each of 5 categories.  The categories are 1) Symptoms, 2) Signs, 3) Comedy (submit a caption with your slide unless it speaks for itself), 4) Pathologist at work and 5) Slide Series (maximum of 5 slides per series).  You may enter any or all categories but limit your submissions to 2 entries per category so that we might encourage competition.  Bring your slides, or your images with you and we will put together an ad hoc judging panel.  Participation is crucial to a good contest.


Southern Forest Pathologist’s Achievement Award:

This award is conferred on individual’s who, over a sustained period of time or through particularly noteworthy accomplishments, have made an outstanding contribution to forest pathology in the southern United States.  Nominations are requested from the SWFDW membership and must be accompanied by 1) a letter of support detailing the contributions of the nominee, and 2) a list of at least ten supporting signatures from the SWFDW Membership. Individuals will be selected for this prestigious award by unanimous agreement of the Achievement Award Committee. It remains the prerogative of the Achievement Award Committee to make no award or more than one award in any given year. The Achievement Award Committee consists of all living past award recipients and one member of the SWFDW Steering Committee; E. B. Cowling, D. H. Powers, G. Snow, W. J. Stambaugh, E. G. Kuhlman, C. E. Cordell, W. Kelley, R. A Schmidt, T. Miller and E. Barnard.


2009 Steering Committee Members:

Michelle Cram - Historian; USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Athens, GAl
Paula Spaine- FS Representative; USDA, Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Athens, GA
Laurie Reid - State Representative; South Carolina Forestry Commission,  Columbia, SC
Bill Jones - Forest Health Protection, USDA, Forest Service, Asheville, NC
Lori Eckhardt - Secretary, Auburn University, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Auburn, AL
Steve Oak - Treasurer; USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Asheville, NC
Scott Enebak -  Webmaster; Auburn University, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Auburn, AL

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