Technical Panel on Diagnostic Protocols (TPDP)

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Photo: TPDP members and participants at the TPDP February 2017 meeting (FAO headquarters, Rome, IT).

THE IPPC TECHNICAL PANEL ON DIAGNOSTIC PROTOCOLS (TPDP)

The Technical panel on diagnostic protocols (TPDP) was established in 2004. Diagnostic protocols are produced as annexes to ISPM 27 (Diagnostic protocols for regulated pests). The TPDP proposes priorities for protocols to be developed on specific pest species or group of species, identifies specialists to develop each protocol, supervises the production of diagnostic protocols, and considers other topics related to diagnosis of regulated pests. The tasks of the panel are outlined in Specification TP 1.

Further information on the TPDP working procedures can be found in the IPPC Procedure Manual for standard setting. You can download a copy of the 2016-2017 IPPC Procedure Manual - Standard Setting by clicking here.

There are several subjects in the work programme of the TPDP at different stages of development, from initiation of drafting to adoption. The subjects of TPDP work and their stage of development can be found at the List of Topics for IPPC Standards.

Each protocol deals with one pest species or group of species, in the following categories: bacteria; fungi and fungus-like organisms; insects and mites; nematodes; plants; viruses and phytoplasmas. The TPDP is composed of diagnostic experts, with a lead for each of the discipline mentioned above, plus a steward who is member of the Standards Committee (SC). The membership of the TPDP is indicated in a document below under “Publications”. The complete list of authors for each draft DP under the work programme is also provided below.

According to ISPM 27, information relevant for diagnosis is provided in each diagnostic protocol on the specified regulated pest, its taxonomic position, and the methods to detect and identify it.

" Diagnostic protocols contain the minimum requirements for reliable diagnosis of the specified regulated pests and provide flexibility to ensure that methods are appropriate for use in the full range of circumstances. The methods included in diagnostic protocols are selected on the basis of their sensitivity, specificity and reproducibility, and information related to these factors is provided for each of these methods. "

The CPM has delegated its authority to the Standards Committee (SC) to adopt DPs on its behalf. This reflects the decision number 8 on the new Standard Setting process by CPM-7 (2012).

Once the Standards Committee approves the DP, the Secretariat makes it available and Contracting Parties are notified for a period of 45-days. The notification period for approved DPs is twice a year: From 01 July to 15 August; and from 15 December to 30 January.

More information on the DP notification period can be found clicking here.

The TPDP usually meets once a year and virtually as needed. For meetings dates, see the IPP calendar. The TPDP membership list, DP drafting groups list meetings reports and other documents, such as Instructions to DP Authors, DP Brochure: Introduction for DP authors and TPDP Working Procedures, are posted below at this page.

LATEST NEWS!

1) The list of adopted DPs is growing (2017-02-20)

This success was enabled by the dedicated efforts of the contributors during the drafting and review process. Special thanks to the DP drafting group and the discipline leads. All the adopted DPs are available at the adopted standards page.

List of adopted DPs:

Related news: Global diagnostics for plant pests - five new IPPC diagnostic protocols adopted.

2) The next TPDP face to face meeting is tentatively schedule for 05 - 09 February 2018 (Paris, FR). Please check the IPP calendar for any further updates.

3) 2016-05 TPDP update provided to the Standards Committee (SC) May 2016 The presentation and document are both posted below.

4) 2016-2017 Instruction to DP Authors is posted below. DP authors, please also check the IPPC Style Guide and related documents at IPPC Style Guide (2016-02).

This web page was last updated on 2017-03-08. For queries or comments regarding the contents of this page, please contact Adriana.Moreira@fao.org

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Title Files Publication date
2012-11 TPDP Meeting Report (Paris, France) En 26 Apr 2013
2013-02 February TPDP Virtual Meeting Report En 26 Apr 2013
Update on activities of the TPDP presented to the May 2015 SC meeting - Presentation En 10 Jun 2015
2014-07 TPDP Meeting Report (Paris, France) En 08 Sep 2014
Update on activities of the TPDP presented to the May 2015 SC meeting - SC Document En 10 Jun 2015
IPPC Diagnostic Protocols (DPs) drafting groups (including contact details of current authors and DPs status) En 25 May 2016
2016-07 TPDP Meeting Report (Montego Bay, Jamaica) En 20 Oct 2016
2014-06 TPDP Virtual Meeting Report En 21 Oct 2014
Update on activities of the TPDP presented to the May 2016 SC meeting - SC Document En 16 May 2016
2004-09 TPDP Meeting Report (York, UK) En 10 Jun 2005
Update on activities of the TPDP presented to the May 2016 SC meeting - Presentation En 16 May 2016
2005-12 TPDP Meeting Report (Penang, Malaysia) En 30 Mar 2006
2006-10 TPDP Meeting Report (Valencia, Spain) En 08 May 2007
2007-09 TPDP Meeting Report (Buenos Aires, Argentina) En 03 Mar 2008
2008-06 TPDP Meeting Report (Braunschweig, Germany) En 03 Sep 2008
2010-07 TPDP Meeting Report (Washington, DC, USA) En 10 Nov 2010
2013-12 TPDP Virtual Meeting Report En 29 Jan 2014
2015-04 TPDP Virtual Meeting Report En 29 Apr 2015
2014-11 TPDP Virtual Meeting Report En 22 Dec 2014
2014-02 TPDP Virtual Meeting Report En 28 Feb 2014
2013-06 TPDP Meeting Report (Paris, France) En 28 Feb 2014
TPDP Checklist for discipline leads and referees En
TPDP membership list and contact details En 28 Feb 2017
2012-11 TPDP Meeting Report (Paris, France) En 26 Apr 2013
2013-02 TPDP Virtual Meeting Report En 26 Apr 2013
TPDP Working Procedures En 07 Apr 2014
2015-06 TPDP Meeting Report (Shanghai, China) En 04 Aug 2015
2015-11 TPDP Virtual Meeting Report En 05 Jan 2016
TP Diagnostic Protocols - Instructions to Authors of diagnostic protocols En 11 Nov 2016
2015-09 TPDP Virtual Meeting Report En 20 Oct 2015
2016-03 TPDP Virtual Meeting Report En 22 Apr 2016
2015-02 TPDP Virtual Meeting Report En 24 Feb 2015
2016-09 TPDP Virtual Meeting Report En 19 Dec 2016
Brochure: An Introduction for Authors of IPPC Diagnostic Protocols En 20 Feb 2017

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