International Plant Health Risk Analysis Workshop24 - 28 October 2005, Niagara Falls, Canada

An international workshop on plant health Pest Risk Analysis (PRA) was held to address issues and find solutions to problems faced by people involved in PRA around the world. The workshop was attended by 145 delegates representing 63 different countries. The workshop provided an opportunity to:

  • explore methods and procedures for applying the IPPC"s PRA standards
  • share experiences on how to use PRA as a decision making tool
  • present tools for completing PRAs
  • strengthen international PRA expertise and communication
  • build a collaborative international PRA network.

Presentations and documents from the workshop are available below.

Doc # Agenda # Title Files Publication date
1. Agenda / Programme En Fr 13 Oct 2005
Break-out exercise 1: PRA example - Canada En 18 Oct 2005
Break-out exercise 1: PRA example - EPPO En 18 Oct 2005
Break-out exercise 1: PRA example - Ghana En 18 Oct 2005
Break-out exercise 1: PRA example - New Zealand draft PRA process En 18 Oct 2005
Break-out exercise 2: Conducting a pest risk assessment - Pest data sheet En Fr 18 Oct 2005
Break-out exercise 2: Conducting a pest risk assessment - Template En Fr 18 Oct 2005
Internationally adopted standards for PRA, Brent Larson, IPPC Secretariat En 11 Nov 2005
Ghana"s experiences and challenges in PRA, Jack Vesper Suglo, Ghana En 11 Nov 2005
Invasive alien species and trade, Stas Burgiel, USA En 11 Nov 2005
New Zealand"s experience in phytosanitary risk analysis, Michael Ormsby, New Zealand En 11 Nov 2005
Regional cooperation in PRA, Muriel Suffert, EPPO En 11 Nov 2005
Broad PRA: Concept and application, Ken Lakin, USA En 11 Nov 2005
Transferring EPPO"s pest risk assessment and pest risk management schemes to a web-enabled application, Håkon Magnus, Norway En 11 Nov 2005
A semi-quantitative model to determine pest introduction frequency, Simone Tuten, Australia En 11 Nov 2005
Assessing economic, environmental and social impacts in Sudan, Sayeda Khalil, Sudan En 11 Nov 2005
A stochastic bioeconomic model to demonstrate the benefits of pest exclusion, David Cook, Australia En 11 Nov 2005
Use of cost:benefit analysis to inform risk management decisions in PRA, Alan MacLeod, United Kingdom En 11 Nov 2005
Evaluation of LMOs as potential plant pests, Terri Dunahay, USA En 11 Nov 2005
Risk assessment and risk management of LMOs under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, Ryan Hill and Cyrie Sendashonga, CBD Secretariat En 11 Nov 2005
LMO risk assessment under the IPPC and Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, Velia Arriagada, Chile En 11 Nov 2005
A proposed process to initiate environmental risk assessment of LMOs intended for direct use as food and feed or for processing, Thomas Nickson, USA En 11 Nov 2005
Philippine experience with regulation and risk assessment of LMOs, Merle Palacpac, Philippines En 11 Nov 2005
Plant health risk assessment of LMOs in the United Kingdom, Alison Wright and Paul Bartlett, United Kingdom En 11 Nov 2005
Invasive alien species work programme under the CBD, Ryan Hill and Jo Mulongoy, CBD Secretariat En 11 Nov 2005
Integrating technology to assist the weed risk assessment process, Larry Fowler and Barney Caton, USA En 11 Nov 2005
From recommendation to regulation: Experience of the EU Standing Committee on Plant Health (Harmful organisms), Paul Bartlett, United Kingdom En 11 Nov 2005
Evaluating the efficacy and equivalence of phytosanitary risk reduction measures, Mark Powell, USA En 11 Nov 2005
Safeguarding agricultural and environmental resources: Regional Centers of Phytosanitary Excellence, Ron Sequeira and Christina Devorshak, USA En 11 Nov 2005
Stakeholder consultation and risk communication in Canada, Michael Wood, Canada En 11 Nov 2005
Risk communication, Velia Arriagada, Chile En 11 Nov 2005
Addressing biodiversity impacts in risk analysis: The need for information exchange on invasiveness, Maj De Poorter, New Zealand En 11 Nov 2005
PRA training in least-developed countries, Robert Ikin, Australia En 11 Nov 2005
Training the next generation of risk analysts: Taking risk analysis training to the classroom, Christina Devorshak and Alison Neeley, USA En 11 Nov 2005
Incorporating weighting into risk assessment: Can this make an overall risk rating more meaningful?, Lihong Zhu, New Zealand En 14 Nov 2005
PRA on invasive alien species that threaten Brazilian biological diversity, Maria Oliveira, Brazil En 15 Nov 2005
Analysis of environmental risks: How to assess and manage risks of invasive alien species harmful to plants?, Gritta Schrader, Germany En 15 Nov 2005
International law related to precautionary approaches to national regulation of plant imports, Peter Jenkins, USA En 15 Nov 2005
Plum pox virus in Canada, Blake Ferguson, Canada En 15 Nov 2005
Predicting the probability of pest establishment by comparing source and destination environments, Erhard Dobesberger, Canada En 15 Nov 2005
Break-out exercise 1: PRA example - Chile En 18 Nov 2005
Break-out exercise 1: International approaches to PRA - Worksheet En Fr 18 Nov 2005
Break-out exercise 3: Beyond traditional risk assessment - Worksheet En Fr 18 Nov 2005
Break-out exercise 4: Risk management, communication and information sources, training - Worksheet En Fr 18 Nov 2005
Computer-assisted PRA, Allan Auclair, USA En 22 Nov 2005
Identifying the endangered area: Risk mapping for PRA, Richard Baker, United Kingdom En 30 Nov 2005
Risk assessment in China assisted by GIS, Xu Yan, China En 05 Dec 2005
PRA for introduced forest pests: Challenges arising from scientific uncertainty, Faith Campbell, USA En 03 Jan 2006
Break-out exercise 3: Beyond traditional risk assessment - Results and summary En 04 Jan 2005
Break-out exercise 1: International approaches to PRA - Results and summary En 05 Jan 2006
Break-out exercise 2: Conducting a pest risk assessment - Results and summary En 01 Feb 2005
2. Abstracts of presentations / Résumés des présentations orales En Fr 17 Feb 2006
3. List of Participants / Liste des Participants En 20 Feb 2006
Break-out exercise 4: Risk management, communication and information sources, training - Results and summary En 09 Mar 2006

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