Presented by: IUFRO Unit 7.02.11 Parasitic flowering plants in forests

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Join us July 18th-21st, 2016 at Southern Oregon University in beautiful Ashland, Oregon (USA). The five-day event will include plenary sessions on a variety of topics related to Mistletoe: Wildlife & Ecology, Anatomy, Pharmacology, Host/Parasite Interactions, and Recent Taxonomic Changes. The meeting will also include two field tours and great networking opportunities with your international colleagues.

Conference Abstracts:
Abstracts that will be presented at the conference are available now.
Your registration fee will include:

  • Admission to Plenary Sessions
  • Two Field Tours
  • Breakfast and Lunch each day
  • Poster Session and Social
  • Closing Dinner and Banquet

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Field Tour on Tuesday, July 19th:

Day trip to Eastern Oregon’s Crater Lake National Park where a elevational transect through the montane ecology of the Cascades will be conducted.
The day will begin in the Oak Zone and will continue up the mountain to view the multiple species of conifers and mistletoes.

Field Tour on Thursday, July 21st:

This field excursion will take the group west and wind down to the Oregon-California border. This region boasts serpentine rock formations and their unique plant communities, including mistletoe. During the trip, the group will see both managed and unmanaged stands of trees with mistletoe in high elevation environments. The day will end with a dinner at Climate City Brewing in Grants Pass, Oregon.

Price: $450 for full event or $125 for one-day 

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Simon Shamoun and Dave Shaw (Mistletoe Conference organizers) will be guest editors for a special edition of Botany (NRC Research Press). After the Mistletoe Conference, there will be a call (probably in September) for full papers that will be subject to a rigorous peer review process of selection. There will be more details at the conference- we hope you will consider submitting a paper!



We invite all guests to stay in McLoughlin Hall at Southern Oregon University campus. Reservations for lodging can be made while registering for the event.

McLoughlin Hall is suite-style air conditioned housing featuring full-size beds with linens and towels supplied.

Below are the room types available to choose from, on a first come, first served basis, when you register :

Double $35 per person/per night (shared bedroom and bath, common living room).

Single: $55 per person/per night (private bedroom, shared bath, common living room).

Super Single $85 per person/per night (private bedroom and bath, common living room).

Check-in for McLoughlin Hall is after 2:00 p.m. and check-out is by 10:00 a.m. More information about the rooms can be found here.

Please note: Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made 7 days in advance of any scheduled event to

Ashland, Oregon is located 350 miles north of San Francisco (SFO – San Francisco International Airport)  and 285 miles south of Portland (PDX – Portland International Airport) in the Rogue River valley at the foot of the Siskiyou and Cascade mountain ranges off Interstate 5.

Ashland by Air:
Ashland is serviced by commercial airlines at Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport (MFR). Private planes may use the Ashland Municipal Airport (Skinner Aviation, (541) 482-7675) or the Medford Jet Center (541) 770-5314).

Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport (Airport Code: MFR):
America West Airlines: (800) 235-9292
Delta Airlines: (800) 221-1212
Horizon Air: (800) 547-9308
United Airlines: (800) 241-6522
Allegiant Airline:

craterlakeRental Cars – in the Airport Terminal:
Avis: (800) 331-1212
Budget: (800) 527-0700
Hertz: (800) 654-3131
National/Alamo: (800) 227-7368
Near the airport:
Enterprise: (800) Rent-a-Car

Valley Cab: (541) 772-1818
Yellow Cab: (541) 772-6288

southern-oregon-rivers Cascade Airport Shuttle
Ashland’s premier shuttle service. Serving Ashland and the surrounding areas for over 25 years, with all of your shuttle, delivery, and transportation needs. Personable, courteous, and reliable service.

Address: 3295 Highway 66, Ashland
Phone: (541) 488-1998 or (888) 760-RIDE

Campus Map
Parking Map  (Note: there is a $10.00 per day fee for campus parking)
Google Map:

Area Attractions:

Oregon Shakespeare Festival:
Ashland, Oregon is home to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, a not-for-profit professional theatre founded in 1935. Their season runs from February through early November, and has three theatres: two indoor stages, the Angus Bowmer Theatre and the Thomas Theatre, and their flagship outdoor Allen Elizabethan Theatre, which opens in early June and runs through mid-October. Offering 11 different plays that include three or four by Shakespeare and seven by other classic writers, as well as modern and contemporary work and world premieres. Learn more: