As new abstracts for the ISHS-ProMusa symposium in China in September still keep flowing in, we have decided to extend the deadline for abstract submission to March 31. Authors will be notified of acceptance by April 20.

Everyone is invited to submit one or more abstract(s) for oral or poster presentation, on a topic related to the symposium themes:

Session 1: Novel approaches to understanding, conserving and using banana genetic diversity
To submit an abstract for Session 1, click here.
Session 2: Integrated approaches to managing Fusarium wilt and other emerging disease threats
To submit an abstract for Session 2, click here.

Click here for guidelines about the abstract format.

In addition, the deadlines for registration have changed accordingly:
Early registration:
Until 31 March 2009
Late registration:
From 01 April 2009

Please be aware however, that in order to benefit from the reduced price of the early registration, payment must be received by 31 March 2009.

Karen Lehrer
ISHS/ProMusa Symposium secretariat
"Global Perspectives on Asian Challenges"
Ramada Plaza, Guangzhou China- September 14-18, 2009
Website: http://www.promusa.org/symposium_2009/home.html

International
Parc Scientifique Agropolis II
34397 Montpellier
Cedex 5 - France
Tel: +33 (0)4 67 61 29 00
Fax: +33 (0)4 67 61 03 34
k.lehrer[at]cgiar[dot]org
http://bananas.bioversityinternational.org/

Bioversity International is the operating name of the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI)and the International Network for Improvement of Banana and Plantain (INIBAP)