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Washington State Tree Fruit Association

2017 “Research News Flash” Session Invitation

The 2017 “Research News Flash” session will be Tuesday, December 5th from 8 a.m. during the Washington State Tree Fruit Association Annual Meeting at the 3 Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick, WA. Presenters will provide a 5 min presentation (5 slides +cover slide with title) about their research and also have the opportunity to share their presentations with the attendees during the social hour before the banquet on Tuesday night from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be provided. WSTFA will provide free meeting registration for the primary author only (it does not include a banquet ticket that you can buy there).

“Research News Flash” deadlines:

  • 07/20/2017 (submissions later than 5 p.m. won’t be accepted) submission to Sara Serra ( of the registration form including:
    • Title
    • List of authors and affiliations
    • Contact information for the first author (specify if the first author is the speaker), work title, affiliation and 1 picture of the speaker for the program
    • Choose the session name that is most relevant to your research among the 10 available
    • A completed authorization form to grant WSTFA permission to make your material available online (approval is not mandatory)
  • 09/01/2017 communication of schedule to the authors
  • 09/22/2017 schedule finalization to print as insert in the package
  • 11/15/2017 submission to Sara Serra of:
    • 5-slides (+cover slide with title) presentation in pptx format saved as last name+first initial (e.g. “SerraS”)
    • authorization form for on-line material

Submissions later than 5 p.m. will be withdrawn


2017 “Research News Flash” Session details:

You will be scheduled a time to present your presentation within the appropriate session. An official schedule will be circulated to meeting attendees before the events so they can plan to attend presentations of their interest. Each presenter is required to attend the entire session as Q&A will be at the end of each topic session.

Your 5 slides (+cover slide with title) presentation for 5 minutes’ speech should adhere to the following outline:

    • Introduction and objectives
    • Experimental design /material & method
    • Results
    • Conclusions/ Implications for the fruit industry