2018 OPDMC Meeting – 1st Announcement


On behalf of the OPDMC committee I invite you to save the date for the 2018 Orchard Pest and Disease Management Conference, which is scheduled for Jan 10 – Jan 12, 2018 at the Hilton Portland Downtown.

The Orchard Pest and Disease Management Conference web site is active. You can access it with this link:


Many thanks to Chris Sater and WSU for getting us up and running!

I. Dates to remember for the upcoming 2018 OPDMC meeting
A. Meeting Times and Dates:

9:00 AM, Wednesday, January 10, 2018 to 12:00 Noon, Friday, January 12, 2018

B. Hilton Hotel Reservations:

You can link to the Hilton Hotel

There are rooms available with either a King or 2 Double Beds for the price of $129.00.
**Please note: You will be given a code at check-in to get free Wi-Fi in your room.**

Group Rate Deadline – Dec 12, 2018

We will again work with the Paramount hotel across the street for overflow rooms. More information in the next announcement.

C. Due Dates:

Titles – Friday Nov 17, 2018

Submit Titles

Abstracts – Monday, December 4, 2018

Please get titles and abstracts in soon so that we may apply for pesticide recertification credits!

**The old site archiving 52 years OPDMC abstracts is still online at:

We will be transitioning away from this site in the next few months.  All materials will be transferred to a permanent home at the new site in 2018.

II. Registration (via PayPal):

You can register via our web site:

STUDENTS ARE FREE! No need to register, you may still purchase a hard copy of the proceedings. Please email to let us know that you are coming and receive a printed name tag.

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 either with a PayPal account or a credit card.  (Onsite registration will be $100 plus $10 for abstracts).  If you want to pay with a credit card, then choose the “Check Out” button. You will then see your order summary. You will still be presented with the option of paying with a PayPal account. If you want to pay with a credit card, then select “Don’t have a PayPal Account”.

III. Etcetera

Personalized Nametags: PayPal registration does not allow us to capture attendees names if these are different from the credit card holder.  i.e., someone else used their credit card to register for you.  Please email your PayPal receipt and a list of registrant names  if you would like pre-printed name tags.

I am looking forward to seeing everyone for a great meeting in 2018.


Peter McGhee