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Virtual Annual Diagnostics and Surveillance Workshop (ADSW) 2024

  • 05/06/2024

    11:00 am

    Virtual MS Teams

The Plant Surveillance Network Australasia-Pacific (PSNAP) and National Plant Biosecurity Diagnostic Network (NPBDN) are delighted to announce that registrations are now open for the Virtual Annual Diagnostics and Surveillance Workshop (ADSW) 2024, taking place on Wednesday, 5 June 2024, from 11.00am AEST.

Once you register below you will receive a Microsoft Teams meeting invitation. Please note that Virtual ADSW 2024 is exclusive to PSNAP and NPBDN members and registrations will close on Friday, 31 May 2024.

The virtual event will feature presentations from experts across the plant biosecurity spectrum who will share their knowledge and address topics over two sessions, the first focusing on surveillance and the second on diagnostics.

The presentations will address a broad range of topics, including:

  • initiatives and priorities of the Northern Australia Quarantine Strategy (NAQS)
  • details of recent border interceptions by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF)
  • emerging threats – an exotic incursion of the barley leaf rust pathogen Puccinia hordei with insensitivity to demethylation inhibitor (DMI) fungicides
  • rapid detection of Citrus tristeza virus using CRISPR/Cas technology
  • monitoring and forecasting Australian plague locust metapopulation in eastern Australia
  • vegetable industry biosecurity and business continuity strategy
  • a 2023/2024 NPBDN residential update on MALDI-ToF for bacterial identification
  • building contemporary molecular diagnostic capability for northern Australia.

More details on the program and invited speakers will be released in the coming weeks, so keep an eye out for updates.

The National Plant Biosecurity Diagnostic and Surveillance Professional Development and Protocols Projects are coordinated and delivered by Plant Health Australia and funded by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. The objectives of the Projects are to enhance and strengthen Australia’s diagnostic and surveillance capacity and capability to identify priority plant pests that impact on plant industries, the environment, and the community.

Register now.