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Western Forum on Pest Management (WFPM)

Announcing the Western Forum on Pest Management 2018

What: The Western Forum on Pest Management 2018

When: Wednesday October 17 to Friday October 19, 2018

Where: Days Hotel and Suites, 5411 – 44 Street, Lloydminster, AB T9V 0A9

Online registration for the 2018 WFPM is available now at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/western-forum-on-pest-management-2018-lloydminister-ab-tickets-50169025907

Graduate Student Sponsorship Program for attendance at the WFPM

Background: This new program provides free registration and meals for graduate students studying plant pathology or entomology at Universities located in the four western provinces. There are three travel awards for students located outside the province where the WFPM is being held; one for each of SK, AB & BC in 2018. Each award has a maximum value of $750 based on a travel budget submitted by the graduate student applicant.

Application process: A graduate student applying for a WFPM Travel Award must submit the following application documents to Robyne Bowness by email at robyne.bowness@gov.ab.ca. Tel 403-782-8023:

1) a copy of their CV; 2) a half page overview of their research project; 3) a brief budget for travel; and 4) a short recommendation letter from their supervisor.

The deadline for accepting submissions is September 30th, 2018. Travel award applications will be processed rapidly after this date to allow students time to arrange their travel.


WFPM Agenda

Wednesday, October 17th (evening registration & reception),

Thursday, October 18th (WCCP & WCPD all day),

Friday, October 19th (Western Forum session, Adjournment at Noon)


WFPM Venue

Days Hotel and Suites, 5411 – 44 Street, Lloydminster, AB T9V 0A9

When booking your room please refer to WFPM

Ph. 780-875-4404

Fax 780-875-7210

Toll free: 1-800-658-4404

Hotel rate:

$104/night + tax for standard room

Please ensure if you’re staying at the Days Hotel and Suites for the Plant Pathology Society of Alberta/Saskatchewan regional group of the Canadian Phytopathological Society meeting that you also let them know you’re attending the Western Forum as they will count your stay as part of our booking as well.

We encourage all attendees to use the Days Hotel and Suites hotel for accommodation.

The block of hotel rooms at a preferred rate will be released after September 17, 2018, so please book right away to ensure that you get a room at the best rate at the meeting hotel.