The SEF was established on September 24, 1981, during the Sixth Annual Meeting of Microbial Phytopathology Specialist Group of the Spanish Society for Microbiology. Since then there have been 15 National Congress of Plant Pathology at the following locations: Granada (1982), Vitoria (1983), Puerto de la Cruz (1984), Pamplona (1985), Badajoz (1989), Torremolinos (1992), Sitges ( 1994), Cordoba (1996), Salamanca (1998), Valencia (2000), Almeria (2002), Lloret de Mar (2004), Murcia (2006), Lugo (2008), Vitoria (2010), Malaga (2012) . Lleida (2014) have been organized two international congresses. the VII Congress of the Mediterranean Phytopathological Union (Granada, 1987) and the VI Latin American Congress of Plant Pathology (Torremolinos, 1992) have also been organized scientific meetings in Murcia (1990) , Zaragoza (1991) and Santiago de Compostela (1993). In November 2011 the SEF celebrated its 30th anniversary with a Scientific Conference in Valencia.