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Call for Abstracts for Poster Presentations
Submissions Open: 19 February 2024
Oral Submissions Closes: 23:59 AEST 28 April 2024
Poster Submissions Closes: 23:59 AEST 21 July 2024

We are pleased to advise that abstract submissions for poster presentations have re-opened.  Oral submissions have now closed with the release of the draft program. The Australasian Soilborne Diseases Symposium 2024 will be held in Kingscliff, Northern NSW, at the Peppers Salt Resort & Spa 26th - 29th August 2024.  The theme of the Symposium is From the Ground Up: Building resilience through adaptive research.  The below abstract theme categories are a guideline only and other areas will be accepted.  Final session allocations will be determined on the abstracts submitted.  All crop groups welcome.

The committee have re-opened abstract submissions for Poster Only.  Submissions for posters will close on the 21st July.  All poster presenters must register and pay for you registration at time of abstract submission.


This will be an in-person symposium.  By submitting an abstract, you are agreeing that the presenting author will register (full-payment) and attend the symposium in-person.

Abstract Guidelines

Abstracts submitted must be original and not presented or published elsewhere. They should be no more than 300 words in length.  Please note you will be asked to add in a brief biography for the presenting author (no more than 150 words) within the submission process so please have this prepared.

Abstract themes:

  • New finds (new host-pathogen combinations, range expansions, new symptom manifestations)   

  • Biosecurity and surveillance  (in-field and laboratory)

  • Diagnostic developments: in-field and laboratory   

  • Soilborne disease management: conventional, IDM, biologicals, cutting edge  

  • Breeding, genetics and resistance development  

  • People and soil: social, cultural and educational dimensions   

  • Biology, diversity and epidemiology of pathogens and hosts   

  • Soil biology, biodiversity and microbiome studies  

  • Nematodes  and other soil fauna

  • Soil health   

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