The 30th Annual Meeting of the
Tree Protection Co-operative Programme (TPCP) and
DST/NRF Centre of Excellence in Tree Health Biotechnology (CTHB)
FABI and FUTURE AFRICA CAMPUS
13 to 15 May 2019

The annual meeting of the Tree Protection Co-operative Programme (TPCP) and DST/NRF Centre of Excellence in Tree Health Biotechnology (CTHB) has become one of the most important meetings relating to forest tree health in South Africa and globally. The 2019 meetings will take place on 14 and 15 May. Satellite meetings, lab and facility visits and a meeting of the Core Team Members of the CTHB will be held on 13 May. The events are open to staff of member companies of the TPCP and other stakeholders in the TPCP and CTHB.

As has been the case in the past, the 30th annual meeting of the TPCP will focus on key issues relating to forest tree health in South Africa. Importantly, the meeting will again seek to provide feedback to forest industry and other stakeholders on programmes focused on dealing with threatening pest and disease problems following an integrated pest management approach. This year, we will again have the opportunity to learn from colleagues in other parts of the world and to 'benchmark' TPCP research internationally.

Venue

CTHB related activities on Monday 13 May will take place in the FABI courtyard and FABI Auditorium, University of Pretoria.

TPCP related activities on Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 May will take place at the newly opened facilities of the Future Africa Campus (www.futureafrica.science) of the University of Pretoria, in Pretoria, South Africa.

Important Dates

Registration opens: 29 March 2019

Registration closes: 30 April 2019

Contact

For more information about the meeting you can contact bernard.slippers@fabi.up.ac.za and cc madelein.vanheerden@fabi.up.ac.za.

 

Programme

Preliminary programme (will be updated) download here

Monday 13 May: CTHB symposium, Meeting of Core Team Members and CTHB Dinner
Tuesday 14 May: TPCP symposium and Annual TPCP Dinner
Wednesday 15 May: TPCP symposium, TPCP Board Meeting
Thursday 16 May: Further CTHB and TPCP related meetings and departure of field tour.

Speakers

Prof. Stephanie Burton (Vice Rector Research: University of Pretoria)
Mr Michael Peter (Forestry South Africa)
Prof. Bernard Slippers (Director of FABI, TPCP)
Prof. Mike Wingfield (Founding Director of FABI and TPCP, IUFRO president)
Dr Osmond Mlonyeni (Manager: Future Africa, University of Pretoria)
Mr John Dedes (Canadian Forest Service, Canada)
Dr Illaria Germishuizen (ICFR)
Dr Rene Heim (University of Florida, USA)
Ms Kayla Noeth (SAPPI)
Dr Simon Lawson (University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia)
Prof. Brett Hurley (FABI, TPCP)
Prof. Emma Steenkamp (FABI, TPCP)
Prof. Brenda Wingfield (FABI, TPCP)
Prof. Wilhelm de Beer (FABI, TPCP)
Prof. Sanushka Naidoo (FABI, FMG)
Prof. Martin Coetzee (FABI, TPCP)
Dr Trudy Paap (FABI, TPCP)
Dr Irene Barnes (FABI, TPCP)
Dr Almuth Hammerbacher (FABI, TPCP)
Dr Mesfin Gossa (FABI, TPCP)
Dr Tuan Duong (FABI, TPCP)
and more

Registration information

Registration for the CTHB events on Monday 13 May are being dealt with by email. The online registration facility here is for TPCP related activities on Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 May only.

The TPCP related events are only open to staff of member companies of the TPCP and other invited stakeholders in the TPCP and CTHB, and will be free of charge. However, transport and accommodation costs are for your own account. If you are not sure whether you may attend, please contact bernard.slippers@fabi.up.ac.za and cc madelein.vanheerden@fabi.up.ac.za

Registration opens: 29 March 2019

Registration closes: 30 April 2019

After online registration you should receive a confirmation email.

Registration Form

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Venue and accommodation

CTHB related activities on Monday 13 May will take place in the FABI courtyard and FABI Auditorium, University of Pretoria. TPCP related activities on Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 May will take place at the newly opened facilities of the Future Africa Campus (www.futureafrica.science) of the University of Pretoria, in Pretoria, South Africa.

Accommodation that is just a few minutes walk from the meeting venue, can be booked at Future Africa. Accommodation should be booked directly with Future Africa ( accommodation@futureafrica.science ), and is for your own account.