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Annual Diagnostics and Surveillance Workshop 2023

Dates: 9 – 11 May 2023

QT Hotel, 1 London Circuit Canberra

The Annual Surveillance Workshop (ASW) and the Annual Diagnostics Workshop (ADW) are networking events for diagnosticians and surveillance practitioners to come together to share knowledge and learnings.

ADSW 2023 Program

Confirmed Guest Speakers at ADSW 2023

Shoulder Workshops and Field Learning Activity at ADSW 2023

This year the joint Annual Diagnostics and Surveillance Workshop (ADSW) 2023 will be held in Canberra on 9 –11 May. The third day (11 May) is optional as it will be field based (TBC).

The event will be delivered as a hybrid workshop (with in-person and virtual attendance).

The theme for ADSW 2023 is “Implementation through connections”

  • Session: Implementation and sharing new technologies
  • Session: Capacity building to connect S&D practitioners
  • Session: Outreach and engagement to implement and connect our work
  • Session: Reconnecting with the building blocks of the Plant Biosecurity system
  • Session: Connections across our National Surveillance Protocols and National Diagnostic protocols
  • Session: The wider industry connection – R&D implementation and the pathways to connect.

The National Plant Biosecurity Diagnostic and Surveillance Professional Development and Protocols Projects are coordinated and delivered by Plant Health Australia and are 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, environment and the community.

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  • Spaces to attend ADSW 2023 are limited, registered participants will be confirmed by 6th April 2023

Participants from ADSW 2022 at La Trobe University, Melbourne