Indian Phytopathological Society 

New Delhi


International Conference Bangkok, Thailand, Nov. 22-25, 2018

International Conference Bangkok, Thailand, Nov. 22-25, 2018


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It is a matter of great pleasure to announce that Indian Phytopathological Society, New Delhi, India; Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI), Bangkok, Thailand and Department of Agriculture, Bangkok, Thailand are jointly organizing an International Conference on “Role of Soil and Plant Health in Achieving Sustainable Development Goals” at Bangkok, Thailand, during November 22-25, 2018. The conference will be the ideal platform for the delegates to develop a close interaction among scientists, students and planner engaged in research in the area of soil and plant health management (Conference Brochure)

About the Indian Phytopathological Society (IPS)

The Indian Phytopathological Society is a professional forum for promoting the science of Phytopathology. It is the third largest society of plant pathologists in the world and having more than 2000 life members across the world. The Society was established on February 28, 1947, at the Division of Mycology and Plant Pathology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. The Society is devoted to the study of plant diseases and controls, constantly advancing modern concepts in plant health management in agricultural, urban and forest settings. Through its journal, Indian Phytopathology, the IPS provides information on the latest developments and research advances in the area of plant health science, sharing information with the scientific community, policy-makers and the general public.

About Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI)

The Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI) was established in 1990 at the initiative of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and most of the National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) of the Asia-Pacific region and a voluntary, membership-based, apolitical and multi-stakeholder regional organization. It is bridging national, regional and global stakeholders to bring about collective change in agri-food systems of Asia and the Pacific. APAARI’s wide network of members and partners comprises of national agricultural research institutes (NARIs) and national agricultural research organizations (NAROs), CG centres, Association of International Research and Development Centers for Agriculture (AIRCA), universities, extension service providers, civil society organizations, (farmers’ organizations – FOs and non-governmental organizations – NGOs), international development organizations and the private sector. The close links and collaboration with these stakeholders are instrumental in strengthening agri-food research and innovation systems towards more sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific region.

About the venue: Rama Gardens

Bangkok Hotel – Rama Gardens a resort in Bangkok city, close to Don Mueang International Airport and also convenient for Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Rama Gardens is quietly secluded with plenty of complimentary parking spaces. And, with central Bangkok only 30 minutes away, you’ll be able to discover the city at your leisure

The luxurious Rama Gardens Hotel Bangkok and Convention Center is the newest resort to distinguish Bangkok as a premier destination. Thai gourmet culinary dining experience,  friendly butler concierge services, and a cutting edge convention centre make Rama Gardens Hotel Bangkok an ideal choice for leisure and business travellers.

Each guestroom and suites feature deluxe bedding, a spacious floor plan, and modern amenities, including WiFi and premium television channels. Picture windows offer beautiful views of the Bangkok skyline – a particularly beautiful site when illuminated against an evening sky.


  1. Ecological Pest Management
  2. Input-Suppliers for Plant Health
  3. Role of Plant Health in Value Chain
  4. Policy Issue related to Plant Health
  5. Plant Health Vis-à-vis Climate Change

Important Dates


Issue of First Circular

July 20, 2018

Abstract Submission (open)

July 20, 2018

Abstract Submission (closing)

September 30, 2018

Acceptance of Abstract

within 15 days of submission

Early Bird Registration

July 20 – September 15, 2018

Late Registration

September 16 – October 15, 2018

Call for abstracts

Conceptual and research-based articles or papers related to the conference themes are invited. Soft copy of abstract (500 words) typed in A4 size paper in Arial font, 10 font size in 1.5 spacing in MS word should reach to Organizing Secretary on or before: 15th September 2018 through email <>. Abstracts will be printed only after receiving the registration fee.


There will be three categories of presentations

  • Invited/plenary lectures
  • Oral presentation of selected papers
  • Poster presentation


There will be best oral and poster presentations awards in each theme



(Click here for details of Pattaya Land Package)                                            (Click here for ONLINE REGISTRATION)

Single Room Residential Package: 01 Single Person (Includes Conference Registration & Land Package at Pattaya as per Single occupancy room)

Double Room Residential Package: 01 Delegate & 01 Accompanying Person (Includes Conference Registration & Land Package at Pattaya as per Double/Twin Occupancy room)

  1. Child Above 12 Years (Includes Conference Registration, Land Package at Pattaya sharing the same room with Parents with 01 Extra Bed)
  2. Child Between 3-11 Yrs (Includes Conference Registration, Land Package at Pattaya sharing the same room with Parent with 01 Extra Bed)

Maximum Two Child can be accommodated with 01 Extra Bed sharing Parents Room

Maximum Three adults (02 Adults & Child above 12 Yrs) can be accommodated with 01 Extra Bed sharing Parents room


For further details, please contact:

Dr. Dinesh Singh, Secretary, Indian Phytopathological Society, Division of Plant Pathology, IARI, New Delhi 110012, INDIA; Tel.: 011-25840023; Mob.: 9968246428; Email:; Website:

Dr. Ravi Khetarpal, Executive Secretary, Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI), 4th Floor, FAO Annex Building, 202/1 LarnLuang Road, Klong Mahanak Sub-District, PomprabSattrupai District, Bangkok 10100, Thailand