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2021 National FHB Forum to Be Held Virtually

Join us in 2021 as we gather virtually to gain insights from scientific presentations and poster sessions on the latest research on Fusarium Head Blight (scab) and deoxynivalenol (DON). The USWBSI Forum Organizing Committee is actively working on the virtual program, below is a quick schedule at a glance of the sessions that are being planned, watch for full details on invited presentations in the coming months. Mark your calendars and plan to attend December 6-7, 2021!

Registration Now Open!

The 2021 National FHB Forum registration is now open, make plans to participate. >> Register today!

Poster & Proceedings Submissions Now Open! 

If you are interested in presenting a poster, are an invited speaker or would like to submit a paper for the 2021 National FHB Forum proceedings, guidelines for abstract/paper submission and requirements for poster authors are now available for review and submissions are being accepted. >> Learn More

Schedule at a Glance

Valuable updates and novel findings will be shared during this dynamic two-day virtual event. Kicking off with a Plenary Session and then focusing in on research areas, the presentation sessions offer time for live Q&A with key experts. You'll also have access to a full on-demand catalogue of recorded poster presentations covering the latest project progress and the simulated Poster Author Sessions provide the chance to follow up with poster authors in interactive discussions. Wrapping up the event join in a virtual tour of RAHR's malting production plant and pilot brewery and join your colleagues in a fun Scab Trivia networking session. Full program details coming soon! We are excited to build on the experience from our first successful virtual event this past December, and look forward to reconnecting.

U.S. Time Zones Monday  Tuesday
Pacific Mountain Central Eastern December 6, 2021 December 7, 2021
8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Opening Plenary Session FHB Management Invited Presentations
9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Break MGMT Poster Author Session 
        Pathogen Biology & Genetics  
        Invited Presentations Break
10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.    
          Variety Development & Host Resistance 
        PBG Poster Author Session  Invited Presentations
11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. Break  
          VDHR Poster Author Session 
        Gene Discovery & Engineering Resistance   
        Invited Presentations  
12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.   Break
        GDER Poster Author Session Closing Session
          Virtual Tour: Malting Production Plant &
1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Break Pilot Brewery
          Networking: Scab Trivia
        Food Safety & Toxicology   
        Invited Presentations  
2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.    
        FST Poster Author Session  
3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Early Career USWBSI Meetup  
4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.    


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USWBSI 2021 Forum Organizing Committee (FOC)


Carl Bradley, University of Kentucky and Carl Schwinke, Siemer Milling Co.


FHB Management

Christina Cowger, USDA

Ce Yang, University of Minnesota

Food Safety & Toxicology

Dave Kendra, BASF

Jiajia Rao, North Dakota State University

Gene Discovery and Engineering Resistance

Rong Di, Rutgers University

Guihua Bai, USDA

Pathogen Biology and Genetics

Zhao Jin, North Dakota State University

Pete Oppenheimer, North Carolina State University

Variety Development and Host Resistance

Jessica Rupp (HWW-CP), Kansas State University

Nicholas Santantonio (SWW-CP), Virginia Tech


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