Abstract Information

The Scientific Committee of Bean Improvement Cooperative and the North American Pulse Improvement Association 2017 invites you to submit an abstract for poster or oral presentation at the conference. Those abstracts selected will be expected to submit an article for the proceedings book after the conference.

Oral and poster presentations will be selected from the submitted abstracts. Abstracts should be in 12 font Times New Roman, with 1” margins and should fit on a single page, including any figures and tables.

Acceptance of oral or and poster presentations is contingent upon payment of the registration fee by at least one of its authors no later than August 31, 2017.

Meeting Registration

Michigan State University invites you to attend the 2017 BIC/NAPIA Meeting to be held October 30-November 3, 2017.

The meetings will be held at the Kellogg Center on campus of Michigan State University in 2017

  • Bean Improvement Cooperative: October 29-November 1
  • North American Pulse Improvement Association: November 1-3
  • 7th International Legume Root Disease Workshop: November 1

Register before July 1:

  • BIC Registration is $300/Students $260
  • The BIC banquet is $65.
  • Legume Root Disease Workshop is $75.
  • NAPIA Registration is $250/Students $210

Lodging Information:

Contact the hotel directly for reservations. Room Rates: $105 a night, Room Block will Release October 2, 2017. You may book your room by calling 517-432-4000 and providing the following code: 1710BICAND. You may also reseve your room online. Some versions of Internet Explorer may be incompatible. You may need to update or use alternate browser. Go to www.kelloggcenter.com, click on the “Reservations” link at the top of the page, select "Check availability and book now!" link, enter arrival, departure, rooms, & number of adults & children, select “Click Here for Special Rates” and enter your Group Code: 1710BICAND and click "Check Availability”.

Dining Information:

There are several dinner dining options within walking and driving distance of the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center.
There is a unique dining experience available at at our local dorm facility (Brody) across the street and experience a whole new level of dining on campus.
Other dining options in the area can be found at: http://www.lansing.org/restaurants/

Tentative Schedule for the BIC/NAPIA Meeting 2017

Day

Date

Activity

Time

 

Sunday

29-Oct. 2017

Registration

Welcome Mix BIC

4-6 p.m.

6-8 p.m.

Monday

30-Oct. 2017

BIC Talks and Posters

Dinner on your own

8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Evening

Tuesday

31-Oct. 2017

BIC Talks and Posters

BIC Banquet

-MSU Huntington Club

 

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

 

Wednesday

1-Nov. 2017

W3150/PCGC/BIC

Genetics Committee

7th International Legume Root Disease (ILRD) Workshop

8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

 

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

Tour: Saginaw Valley Research Center and Organic Bean Grower Processor -

11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Thursday

2-Nov. 2017

NAPIA

NAPIA Mixer

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

7 - 9 p.m.

Friday

3-Nov. 2017

NAPIA

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Additional Information about the 7th International Legume Root Disease Workshop

Root diseases are economically important in legumes, affecting large areas of crop production in many countries worldwide. Root rot, caused by Aphanomyces euteiches, Rhizoctonia solani, Fusarium solani and wilt, caused by several formae speciales of Fusarium oxysporum, are the most destructive soil-borne diseases of pea, chickpea, lentil, faba bean and lupin.

The 7th International Legume Root Diseases (ILRD) workshop will be hosted by the BIC/NAPIA 2017 Meeting and held on November 1st, 2017,East Lansing, Michigan. It followed up previous International workshops on legume root rots held in 2002 (Rennes, France), 2003 (Pasco, WA, USA), 2007 (Rennes, France), 2009 (Pullman, WA, USA), 2014 (Saskatoon, CA) and 2015 (Niagara Falls, CA).

The objectives of the 7th ILRD workshop will be to (i) report recent advances of science on root diseases in legumes and (ii)- create a favorable environment for methodology, strategy exchanges and promotion of collaboration networks.

Recent progress of science will cover three major issues, including (i) Pathogen survey, biology, genomics and populations, (ii) Genetics, genomics and breeding for resistance and (iii) Integrated disease management. Exchange sessions will be held about pathogen and plant resources, as well as methodologies and field networks.

Organizers: Clare Coyne, USDA-ARS, USA; Marie-Laure Pilet-Nayel, INRA, France
Scientific Organizing Committee: Sabine Baniza (Univ Saskatch, Canada), Syama Chatterton (AAFC, Canada),Anne Moussart (Terres Inovia, France) Juan Osorno (NDSU, USA) Julie Pasche (NDSU, USA)

Local Hosts:

Jim Kelly; Karen Cichy; Marty Chilvers; Janette Jacobs; Greg Varner; BIC business contact: Phil Miklas; NAPIA business contact: Weidong Chen; NAPIA abstract contact: Bunyamin Tar’an; Conference Contact: Megghan Honke Seidel

Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission Instructions

Abstract Submission for BIC Abstract Submission is open.
Abstract Submission closes at 11:59 p.m. on August 31, 2017.

Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission Instructions

Abstract Submission for NAPIA Abstract Submission is open.
Abstract Submission closes at 11:59 p.m. on August 31, 2017.

Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission Instructions

Abstract Submission for International Legume Root Diseases (ILRD) workshop Abstract Submission is open.
Abstract Submission closes at 11:59 p.m. on August 31, 2017.

BIC/NAPIA Meeting Registration

Registration for Registration for the BIC/NAPIA Meeting is open.
Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on October 13, 2017.

BIC Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship for BIC Sponsorship Opportunities is open.
Sponsorship closes at 11:59 p.m. on September 1, 2017.

NAPIA Sponsorship Opportunities

NAPIA Sponsorship Information

Sponsorship for NAPIA Sponsorship Opportunities is open.
Sponsorship closes at 11:59 p.m. on September 1, 2017.

Accommodations

Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information contact Megghan Honke Seidel at 517-884-7089 or honkemeg@msu.edu