The upcoming Congress of the Mediterranean Phytopathological Union entitled “Safeguarding Mediterranean Plant Health” will be held in Limassol, Cyprus, on 23-27 March, 2020. The meeting promotes dissemination of the latest scientific advances in Phytopathology. The language will be in English. The year 2020 has been announced by FAO as Plant Health Year and we plan a large event to showcase the role of Mediterranean Agriculture and Phytopathology, in safeguarding our food,
traditions in Mediterranean Diet, as well as food security for the whole planet. Plenary, concurrent and poster sessions will be held on key topics such as Genome Analysis; Invasive Emerging Pathogens; Integrated Disease Management; Food Safety; New Tools in Diagnostics and Management; Molecular Pathogen-Host Interactions; Impact of Climate Change; Biocontrol, Natural Compounds and Plant Stimulants; Epidemiology and Modelling and Microbiomes in Plant Health. This conference will also have
a session for Abiotic Stresses, in particular drought and salinity stress, as well as methods to mitigate these stresses. The meeting proceedings will be published in the international journal Phytopathologia Mediterranea. Participation of young researchers is strongly encouraged and reduced registration rates are available for students and fellows. Awards will be given to best student posters and presentations. We are looking forward to welcome you in Limassol.