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This three-day international meeting is designed to provide an exciting and wideranging view of our current understanding of the mechanisms underlying plant disease. Speakers have been selected from around the world for the breadth and depth of their expertise. The talks are intended to cover what is happening today with a view to future developments and to provide an overview for an audience with a varied background in plant pathology. Participants to this meeting are encouraged to contribute poster presentations. The P.H. Gregory Prize will be awarded at the meeting to the best presentation made by a post-graduate speaker and a special registration rate for post-graduate members of the society is available to encourage the widest possible involvement.

If you have time before or after the meeting you might like to consider exploring the environs. Bath is one of only three cities in the world to be on UNESCO's World Heritage list. It has striking architecture, the Roman baths, Medieval abbey and Georgian squares and sweeping crescents. It is beautifully positioned on the river Avon amongst the hills and villages of the West Country. September should be an ideal time to visit. London is 1.5 hours and Bristol only 10 minutes by train. The University is on a green, hilltop, 200 acre campus about 3 km from and overlooking the city. Details can be found here.