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2022 National FHB Forum


2022 National FHB Forum Onsite in Tampa, FL

Make plans to attend the 2022 NFHB Forum to gain insights from scientific presentations and poster sessions on the latest research on Fusarium Head Blight (scab) and deoxynivalenol (DON). 

Join us back in person in Tampa, Florida
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay | December 4-6, 2022Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay Video

The NFHB Forum will have exclusive access to the meeting spaces at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. The hotel’s recently updated meeting rooms provide the perfect opportunity for outdoor receptions and meals with temperatures expected in the 70’s°F. The Tampa International Airport is just minutes from the property with affordable flight options. Surrounded by a wildlife sanctuary, on property walking paths offer a 30-minute walk option during your stay. Check out the venue and make your reservations today!

>>Highlight video of the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay

>>Hotel Reservations Now Accepted

USWBSI negotiated rate for cityview guest rooms (1 King or 2 Double Beds) available at $159/night + tax.
Deadline: All reservations must be made by October 30, 2022 to guarantee availability and rates.

2022 Program Schedule

The following is the general outline of the program for the 2022 NFHB Forum to help in planning your arrival/departure. The Forum Organizing Committee is currently working on developing a valuable line-up of presentations and speakers, additional details will be provided in July. For attendees interested in presenting a poster during the NFHB Forum, abstract submission details will be provided in September. Stay tuned! 

Program Schedule

We are excited to see you all in person at the 2022 NFHB Forum!


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Follow @USWBSI on Twitter or LinkedIn for quick reminders and updates. For posts about the NFHB Forum use the hashtag #nfhbforum22.


USWBSI 2022 Forum Organizing Committee (FOC)


Carl Schwinke, Siemer Milling Co. and Alyssa Collins, The Pennsylvania State University


FHB Management

Ce Yang, University of Minnesota

Alyssa Koehler, University of Delaware

Food Safety & Toxicology

Jiajia Rao, North Dakota State University

Xiang Yin, Rahr Malting Corp.

Gene Discovery and Engineering Resistance

Guihua Bai, USDA-ARS

Nidhi Rawat, University of Maryland

Pathogen Biology and Genetics

Pete Oppenheimer, North Carolina State University

Imane Laraba, USDA-ARS

Variety Development and Host Resistance

Nicholas Santantonio (SWW-CP), Virginia Tech

Shengming Yang, USDA-ARS


The NFHB Forum is organized and hosted by the U.S. Wheat & Barley Scab Initiative (USWBSI).