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ANNUAL DIAGNOSTICS AND SURVEILLANCE WORKSHOP 2022 HIGHLIGHTS

The ADSW was remarkably successful with initial feedback indicating that more joint diagnostics and surveillance workshop should be held, inclusion of a field trip, panel discussions and training workshops be co. considered for future workshops.

This year, the Annual Diagnostics and Surveillance Workshop (ADSW) was held from 30th August to 1st September in Melbourne. The theme of the hybrid workshop was “Surveillance and Diagnostics- integrated to inspire and innovate” and the program had three subthemes

Subtheme 1:      Integration and innovation: cases and opportunities for bringing elements of the biosecurity system together

Subtheme 2:      Inspiration and discovery of the new

Subtheme 3:      National surveillance program updates

The workshop was facilitated by PHA and funded by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry as a part of the “National Plant Biosecurity Diagnostics and Surveillance Professional Development and Protocols” projects.

ADSW Highlights

  • 45 abstracts received
  • 132 participants in person
  • 69 participants (virtual)
  • 7 workshops (training, side meetings) – 29 and 30th August; 1st and 2nd September
  • 9 sessions
  • 9 guest speakers
  • 4 panel discussions
  • Diagnostic and Surveillance Residential updates
  • Student session (first ever)
  • Trade show (latest technologies on display)
  • Networking socialising event

The ADSW was remarkably successful with initial feedback indicating that more joint diagnostics and surveillance workshop should be held, inclusion of a field trip, panel discussions and training workshops be co. considered for future workshops.