The 2020 joint meeting of the Mid-Atlantic section of ASPB/Univ. Maryland Plant Symposium has been canceled, at least for the foreseeable future. We consider this a valuable meeting. If things change, we hope to have a meeting in the near future.


– March 30, 2020

MAS-ASPB society will hold our annual section meeting as a joint endeavor with the UMD Plant Minisymposium on May 28th and 29th on the UMD College Park campus. This two-day joint conference will combine science, education, and social networking to promote scientific discussions and interactions among students and faculty in the region. We have put together an inclusive program with seven scientific sessions, two education panels, three poster sessions, and an evening social event.

In addition to invited speakers, many oral presentation opportunities will be provided to faculty and students selected from submitted abstracts. Cash awards will be given out to recognize the best oral- and poster-presentations from postdocs and students. ASPB members will received fee reduction for their conference registration.

More Information about registration, abstract submission, and the conference program can be found at the conference website.

We appreciate if you will share this information with colleagues, students, and friends whether or not they are ASPB members. Look forward to a stimulating joint conference on plant biology in the Mid-Atlantic region!

Hotel Accommodations:

We have partnered with The Cambria Hotel in the College Park, MD area to offer special rates for ASPB/UMD joint mini-symposium attendees.