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SEF Learnings, Leaving, and Hospitality

It’s impossible to encapsulate the experiences or learnings of such a big gathering like SEF 2016 where so many presentations and poster sessions took place. However, we were fortunate to be given a book version of the abstracts and posters … Continue reading

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Spanish Plant Pathology Society Field Trips

On the last day of the Congress we had the opportunity to accompany delegates on field trips. The first was to see some Pinus pinaster (resin pines – native to the Mediterranean) that have been suffering from a collar root … Continue reading

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Our presentation to SEF 2016

Julio Casero gave us a warm and heartfelt introduction to delegates in the Teatro Principal on the Thursday morning of the Congress and noted that we had mounted a crowdsourcing campaign to attend as visual artists. He also explained that … Continue reading

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Reunions

We felt very lucky to reconnect in Palencia with the organizers, as well as some of the speakers and delegates we had met at previous IUFRO conferences, and it was a pleasure to make some new friends, too. Having lunch … Continue reading

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Opening of the 18th Spanish Plant Pathology Society Congress

The Congress opened at Palencia’s Teatro Principal, an elegant building downtown, with speeches and welcoming remarks by representatives of various levels of government and of course, organizer Julio Casero from the University of Valladolid, who is the current President of … Continue reading

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Setting up in Palencia

Our exhibition was located in the City of Palencia’s Culture Centre, a lovely building downtown just a few blocks from the Teatro Principal where the keynote speeches and many presentations were to take place. We rolled our suitcase of art … Continue reading

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Travel and Transition

Because the flights are long and Spain is nine hours ahead of the Pacific time zone in which we live, we planned to spend our first three days in Gernika to try to recover before carrying on to Palencia to … Continue reading

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