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.
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 considered for future workshops.