Registration will open in early 2018. Join colleagues from around New Zealand, Australia, and the Asia Pacific region to explore the theme Paddocks to Plates. Please note that all persons intending to attend ASDS 2018 must register, including all accepted paper presenters.

How to Register Online

Payment is by cheque, direct bank transfer or credit card (Visa, MasterCard and Amex). Click the red Register Button below to register and make payment to attend the Symposium. Complete the online form and print off a copy for your records.

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A confirmation of registration will be emailed in the following few days.

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Please note, this transaction will appear on your credit card statements as Plevin and Associates Pty Ltd. Any queries regarding registration, contact our conference secretariat by emailing Plevin and Associates Pty Ltd

Updating or Amending Information?

If you have already registered and wish to update or amend any information, follow the link below, check the box "Already Registered" and add your name together with updated information into the form. You can include further instructions in the "Additional Information" section at the bottom of the form.

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Registration Fees

Early bird fee - on or before 31 May 2018, Standard fee - on or before 17 August 2018; Late fee after 17 August 2018.

Symposium Registration $AUD including GST

Category Earlybird Standard Late
APPS Member Full1 $795 $895 $995
Student2 and Retiree Member Full $420 $520 $630
Non Member Full $895 $995 $1095
Day $375 $475 $575
Workshops and Field Trip
Workshop 1 - Mon and Tues $400 $400 $400
Workshop 2 - Monday $200 $200 $200
Workshop 3 - Tuesday $200 $200 $200
Workshop 4 - Tuesday $200 $200 $200
Workshop 5 - Tuesday $50 $50 $50
Field Trip - Saturday $150 $150 $150
Social Functions
Welcome Reception (guests) $70 $70 $70
Symposium Dinner (guests and day registrations) $135 $135 $135

1Member Rate. To be eligible for member rates, you must be a financial member of the Australasian Plant Pathology Society (APPS) at the time of registration.

2Student registration fees apply to full time students producing a letter confirming their enrolment status. Please fax to +61 8 8379 8177 or email events at


The Full, Student and Retiree registration fees include all Symposium sessions Wdnesday 5 September, Thursday 6 September and Friday 7 September, 2018, morning/afternoon teas and lunch (Wednesday-Friday), Welcome Reception Tuesday 4 September, 2018 and the Symposium Dinner Thursday 6 September, 2018. Pre-Symposium Workshops and the post Symposium site tour are an additional cost.

The Day registration fees include all Symposium sessions on one day - Wdnesday 5 September, Thursday 6 September or Friday 7 September, 2018, morning/afternoon teas and lunch on the nominated day and Welcome Reception Tuesday 4 September, 2018. The Symposium Dinner Thursday 6 September, 2018 is an additional cost of $135. Pre-Symposium Workshops and the post Symposium site tour are an additional cost.

The Workshop See workshop descriptions for inclusions.

Terms and Conditions


All cancellations must be submitted in writing. Cancellations of registration received on or before Monday 20 August 2018 will incur an administration fee of $100. No registration refunds will be made for cancellations received after this date. As an alternative to cancellation, your registration may be transferred to another person.


Insurance, including medical cover and expenses incurred in the event the Conference is cancelled, is your responsibility. We recommend you discuss your insurance cover with your travel agent. The policy should include loss of fees/deposits through cancellation of your participation in the Symposium or through the cancellation of the Symposium itself, loss of airfares for any reason, medical expenses, loss or damage to personal property and additional expenses and repatriation should travel arrangements have to be altered. The Symposium Secretariat will take no responsibility for any participant failing to insure.


In the event of industrial disruptions, the Symposium Organisers cannot be held responsible for any losses incurred by delegates. The programme is correct at the time of printing, but the Symposium Organisers reserve the right to alter the programme if and as is deemed necessary.


The Organising Committee and/or Symposium Organiser shall not be held liable for personal accidents or losses or damage to private property of registered delegates of the Symposium. Delegates should make their own arrangements with respect to personal insurance.

Important Dates

31 January 2018 - Close of workshop proposals

21 May 2018 - Close of abstracts

31 May 2018 - Close early bird registration

31 May 2018 - Close of author registration

Early July 2018 - Author notification

Program schedule

3-4 September 2018

Monday - Tuesday - Workshops

Tuesday - Welcome Reception

5 September, 2018

Wednesday - Official opening and conference sessions

6 September, 2018

Thursday - Conference sessions and Conference dinner

7 September, 2018

Friday - Conference sessions and close

8 September, 2018

Saturday - Post-Conference Site Visits