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Annual Diagnostics and Surveillance Workshop 2022

The Annual Diagnostics and Surveillance Workshop (ADSW) 2022 was held from 30 August to 1 September in Melbourne. The theme of the hybrid workshop was “Surveillance and Diagnostics - integrated to inspire and innovate”.

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

Surveillance related workshops delivered at ADSW 2022 include:

  • MYPESTGUIDE® in action
  • The tale of AUSPestCheck® and the high-quality surveillance data lifecycle

Both workshops registered a total of 106 attendants in-person and virtually.

From a poll conducted by DPIRD WA, 61% of participants attending the MyPestGuide® in action workshop had not heard of or used the MyPestGuide® surveillance and diagnostic system before the workshop, whilst 80% of registered ADSW participants who did not attend this training for various reasons, expressed a desire to attend similar workshops in future. The feedback received from this training workshop and the ADSW 2022 poll will be used to shape PSNAP’s professional development activities moving forward.

The ADSW 2022 Report and presentations will soon be made available on the network website.

ADSW Highlights

  • 45 abstracts received
  • 132 participants in person
  • 69 participants (virtual)
  • 7 workshops (training, side meetings) – 29 -30 August; 1 - 2 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