Mike Thornton has accepted the role as The European Association for Potato Research (EAPR) country representative for the USA effective February, 2016. His primary responsibilities will be to facilitate communication and synergy between EAPR and PAA. Look for updates on planned sectional meetings and Triennial Conferences on the PAA website and below.

   ~ 2016 EAPR Country Representatives



A. Section Virology: 16th Triennial Meeting of the Virology Section of the European Association of Potato Research (EAPR). This meeting will be combined with the 8th Annual Meeting of PVYwide organization. The meeting will be held from May 31st until June 3rd, 2016 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
See important dates and more detailed information in the attached First Announcement and on the meeting website:

B. Section Post Harvest: The 2016 triennial EAPR Section Post Harvest meeting will be held on the 29-30th June 2016 in Wageningen, The Netherlands. The meeting will cover different aspects of post-harvest research in potatoes, with an emphasis on relevance to the industry.  Further details will be announced shortly but to register your interest in the meeting or for any other enquiries please email:
Organizing Committee chaired by Drs. Tjaart Hofman ( and Glyn Harper (

C. Section Pathology and Pests: 2016 in Scotland: August 7-11 2016, Dundee, Scotland. This meeting covers research into potato pests and diseases with a focus on applied outcomes and attracts world-class speakers. To register your interest in the meeting or for any other enquiries please email: For further information please visit:
Organizing Committee chaired by Dr. Ian Toth (; Organising Committee: Alison Lees and Sonia Humphris; Pathology and Pests Section Chairperson: Leah Tsror

D. Section Agronomy and Physiology: – The 3rd meeting of the Agronomy and Physiology Section of the European Association of Potato Research (EAPR) will take place in Riga, Latvia from September 26-29, 2016. Further details will be announced at the official meeting website
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Riga! On behalf of the Organizing Committee, Ilze Dimante and Ilze Skrabule (Institute of Agricultural Resources and Economics, Latvia)

EAPR TRIENNIAL CONFERENCE: The XX Triennial Conference of the EAPR will be held in Versailles, France, July 9-14, 2017