Welcome to OPDMC

The 92nd annual meeting will be held  January 10-12, 2018 at the Hilton in Portland, Oregon

Welcome to the new home of the Orchard Pest and Disease Management Conference website.  All of the content from the old page will be moved to this site in the near future. If you have questions, or need additional information please email chris@opdmc.org or call Chris at 509-663-8181 x232.

If you wish to give a presentation or poster at the meeting, titles are due by November 1 and abstracts are due on December 1.  See the Abstract Submission section for more information.

2017 OPDMC Agenda

January 11-13th, Portland Oregon. Session order:

  1. Chemical Control/New ProductsModerator: Larry Gut
  2. Biology/PhenologyModerator: Emily Symmes
  3. Mating Disruption/SIRModerator: Christeen Abbott
  4. ImplementationModerator: Chuck Ingels
  5. Thresholds/MonitoringModerator: Brad Higbee
  6. BiocontrolModerator: Jhalendra Rijal
  7. Invasive SpeciesModerator: David Haviland
Agenda, Abstract Book and Minutes

2017 OPDMC Agenda (PDF)
2017 Abstract Book (PDF)
2017 OPDMC Meeting Minutes (PDF)

 2017 General Schedule

This schedule lists the order in which the sessions will be given and the projected time slot for each session.  WARNING:  Times are very approximate and are likely to change, even during the meeting.

2017 Western Disease Conference Agenda

The Western Disease Conference will be held in Room Broadway III & IV of the Portland Hilton.

Wednesday (PDF) – Field/Vegetable/Specialty Crops/Turf Session
Thursday (PDF) – Fruit Disease Session

Contact Tamla Blunt for more information:  tamla.blunt@colostate.edu

No-Host Reception

A no-host reception will be held Wednesday, January 11th, 5-7 PM at the Hilton; registration is not required to attend.

Registration via PayPal

PayPal Instructions: Once you have selected the option of either “Registration Only $90” or “Registration + Abstracts $100”, you will be taken to “Your Shopping Cart”. You can pay with your PayPal account or a credit card. If you want to pay with a credit card, choose the “Check Out” button. You will see your order summary. Choose your payment method to complete your transaction.

Onsite registration (cash or check only) is $100 for the meeting and $10 for the abstract book (quantities are limited).  Student registration at the meeting is free with ID.

Personalized Nametags: PayPal registration does not allow us to capture attendees names if they are different from the cardholder.  Please email your PayPal receipt and a list of registrant names to chris@opdmc.org if you would like pre-printed nametags.

Hotel Reservations

Hilton Portland:

Rooms sell out, so please book early.

Ask for free Wi-Fi password at check-in.


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921 SW Sixth Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97204
Phone: 503.226.1611
toll-free reservations: 800.HILTONS (800.445.8667)
Fax: 503.220.2286

PLEASE NOTE: the hotel consists of two buildings (Main & Executive Tower). Please review your reservation room type for building assignment. For your convenience, if your room assignment states EXECUTIVE TOWER, you may arrive and park there directly.

The Executive Tower’s entrance is located at 545 SW Taylor between 5th and 6th Avenues.

Directions from Portland International Airport:

Using MAX Lite-Rail:

  • Purchase Adult 2½ hour ticket ($2.50) by exit in airport baggage pickup lobby
  • Board MAX Red-Line at Airport Station (train to City Center & Beaverton
  • Exit at Pioneer Square North stop (about a 40 minute ride, corner of Broadway and Morrison)
  • Hilton is 2 blocks south from Max stop on Broadway (across Pioneer Square, to the left when facing the train direction of travel)

MAX Lite-Rail Map

Taxi:  about $40
Shuttle:  $14

Driving:  Take I-205 SOUTH and exit onto I-84 WEST. At the end of I-84 West you will reach a junction of I-5 North and South. Go SOUTH toward Salem (to your left). Immediately follow the City Center signs, which will take you across the Morrison Bridge. Head STRAIGHT through the traffic light near the end of the bridge onto SW Washington St. Take Washington 1 block and then turn LEFT onto 3rd Avenue. Take 3rd Avenue 4 blocks and then turn RIGHT onto SW Taylor St. Take Taylor 3 blocks and our front doors for the Executive Tower will be on your right-hand side.

To arrive at the MAIN building, continue on SW Taylor 1 block and turn LEFT onto SW Broadway, LEFT on Salmon Street, LEFT on SW 6th Avenue, our Main building front doors are on left hand side of 6th Avenue.

Abstract Submission

Titles for presentations and posters for the 2018 meeting are due by Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Please email to chris@opdmc.org and indicate whether you will be presenting a talk or a poster. Talks should be about 15 minutes, including time for questions; however if you would like to make a longer presentation, just let us know and we will make every effort to accommodate you.

Abstracts for the 2018 meeting may be submitted at any time prior to Monday, December 4, 2017.

See the example abstract (PDF) for formatting and content requirements.

Please send your abstract as a Word file.

Name your abstract starting with “Abs”, followed by the 2-digit year, the session name, and the primary author’s last name (no spaces in-between). If you submit more than one paper in the same session with the same primary author, number them in the order you wish to present them.

For example:


Please email all abstracts (MS Word) to chris@opdmc.org

Uploading Files

Speakers will receive by email a link to a DropBox file upload site where they can transfer their presentation files.

Presentation files should be in Microsoft Office PowerPoint, saved in the .pps or .ppsx (PowerPoint Show) format.

The deadline for file submissions to the upload server is:

Noon on Friday January 5, 2018.


Please email chris@opdmc.org