About the Symposium
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 2017 meetings will take place from Monday 15 to Wednesday 17 May. The main TPCP Symposium will be on 16 and 17 May. Satellite meetings, lab and facility visits and a meeting of the Core Team Members of the CTHB will be held on Monday 15 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 28th 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 work internationally.
- Prof. Colin Dyer (Director of Institute for Commercial Forestry Research (ICFR))
- Prof. Mike Wingfield (Director of FABI and TPCP, IUFRO president)
- Dr Eckehard Brockerhoff (ScionResearch, New Zealand)
- Prof. Bernard Slippers (FABI, TPCP)
- Prof. Tom Bruns (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
- Prof. Rytas Vilgalys (Duke University, USA)
- Prof. Jolanda Roux (FABI, TPCP)
- Prof. Diana Six (University of Montana, USA)
- Prof. Emma Steenkamp (FABI, TPCP)
- Prof. Paolo Gonthier (University of Torino, Italy)
- Dr. Brett Hurley (FABI, TPCP)
- Prof. Simon Lawson (University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia)
- Prof. Wilhelm de Beer (FABI, TPCP)
- Prof. Kamal Ghandi (University of Georgia, USA)
- Dr. Jeremy Allison (Natural Resources, Canada)
- and more
Monday 15 May: CTHB presentations, discussions & board events.
- Please register online before 2 May 2017 by completing this online form OR print, fill in and fax this form to 012-420 3960.
- There are no costs involved in the workshop.
- Transport to and from the events and accommodation are the responsibility of the attendees.
We look forward to welcoming you in Pretoria and once again to use this opportunity to exchange ideas and to further the important goal of "KEEPING TREES HEALTHY".
FABI and Sanlam Auditorium, Hillcrest campus of the University of Pretoria
Sanlam Auditorium & Conference Center