Conference on Xylella fastidiosa: deadline extended until 28 April 2019
Registration and call for abstracts now open
The second scientific conference on ongoing research into Xylella fastidiosa is being held in Ajaccio, Corsica, from 29 to 30 October 2019.
A post-conference field visit on 31 October will allow participants to become familiar with the Corsican landscape, crops and potential host plants for X. fastidiosa and its vectors in this environment.
Registration and a call for abstracts are open until midnight on 28 April 2019.
The latest results from European research projects dealing with X. fastidiosa will be presented, in particular the final results from the Horizon 2020 POnTE project. The conference will also be an opportunity for participants to catch up on the latest advances and achievements of other national and transnational research activities that are ongoing worldwide and to discuss ways of strengthening coordination and synergies.
The programme includes presentations and discussions on the latest data and insights on X. fastidiosa, its host plants and vectors and control options. The conference is covering the most recent results of research on:
- Biology and pathogenicity.
- Detection and surveillance.
- Ecology, epidemiology and modelling.
- Insect vectors.
- Risk assessment and assessment of impacts (including environmental and socio-economic impact).
- Sustainable management strategies.
The conference is organised jointly by EFSA; the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA); the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES); the Office de l’Environnement de la Corse (OEC) through its department the Conservatoire Botanique National de Corse; the EU-funded projects POnTE, XF-ACTORS, CURE-XF and EuroXanth; and the Euphresco network for phytosanitary research coordination and funding.
Registration and call for abstracts
Researchers on Xylella-related topics are invited to register and to submit an abstract for oral or poster presentation. Risk assessors, risk managers and stakeholder representatives with relevant experience on Xylella issues are also encouraged to register their interest. Please note that if the maximum number of participants is reached, priority will be given to presenters of accepted oral or poster presentations and to ensuring a geographical, gender and institutional balance of participants.
There is no registration fee for the conference. To register and/or to submit an abstract for oral or poster presentation, please complete the form here.
Participation in the field trip is voluntary and participants are required to assume the costs.
Registration and abstract submission closes at midnight on 28 April 2019. Confirmation of acceptance will be sent by the end of May 2019.
Young researchers’ initiative
A limited number of fellowships will be offered to early-career researchers, to support their attendance at the conference. To be considered for this contribution, early-career researchers must:
- be a PhD student or early career researcher i.e. someone who has obtained their PhD/doctorate (full-time equivalent) within the past eight years;
- be affiliated to a public institute or higher education institute;
- not be in receipt of other financial support related to attendance at the conference.
Please note that the young researchers’ initiative is limited to participants whose abstract has been accepted for oral or poster presentation.
For this initiative, please note that the EuroXanth COST Action will support some early career researchers coming from the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Republic of North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Turkey. The CURE-XF project will support some early career researchers coming from the following countries: Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine and Iran. A limited number of fellowships can also be offered to Young researchers coming from other countries.
If you have any questions, or if you are willing to submit more than one abstract, please contact xylella_conference [at] efsa.europa.eu