(Photo: TPDP members, IPPC secretariat and EPPO secretariat at the 2022 meeting in EPPO HQ)
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 groups of species, identifies specialists to develop each protocol, supervises the production of diagnostic protocols, and considers other topics related to the 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 IPPC Procedure Manual for 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 disciplines mentioned above, plus a steward who is a member of the Standards Committee (SC). The membership of the TPDP is outlined 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 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 5 January to 20 February.
More information on the DP notification period can be found by 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 on this page.
1) The list of adopted DPs is growing (2022-04-26)
This success was enabled by the dedicated efforts of all contributors during the drafting and review process. Special thanks to the DP drafting group and the discipline leads. All adopted DPs are available on the adopted standards page.
List of adopted DPs:
DP 1: Thrips palmi
DP 2: Plum pox virus - Revision adopted in 2018
DP 3: Trogoderma granarium
DP 4: Tilletia indica Mitra
DP 9: Genus Anastrepha Schiner
DP 10: Bursaphelenchus xylophilus
DP 12: Phytoplasmas
DP 13: Erwinia amylovora
DP 14: Xanthomonas fragariae
DP 15: Citrus tristeza virus
DP 16: Genus Liriomyza
DP 18: Anguina spp.
DP 19: Sorghum halepense
DP 20: Dendroctonus ponderosae
DP 22: Fusarium circinatum
DP 23: Phytophthora ramorum
DP 25: Xylella fastidiosa
DP 26: Austropuccinia psidii
DP 27: Ips spp.
DP 28: Conotrachelus nenuphar
DP 29: Bactrocera dorsalis
DP 30: Striga spp.
2) The latest TPDP face to face meeting happened from 31 October to 4 November 2022 at EPPO HQ (Paris, France). The 2020 meeting has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation.
3) TPDP updates provided to the Standards Committee (SC) May meetings: The presentations and documents are posted below.
|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||04 Nov 2021|
|Update on activities of the TPDP presented to the May 2017 SC meeting - Presentation||En||12 Sep 2017|
|Update on activities of the TPDP presented to the May 2017 SC meeting - SC Document||En||12 Sep 2017|
|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)||
|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)||
|30 Mar 2006|
|2006-10 TPDP Meeting Report (Valencia, Spain)||En||08 May 2007|
|2007-09 TPDP Meeting Report (Buenos Aires, Argentina)||
|03 Mar 2008|
|Brochure: An Introduction for Authors of IPPC Diagnostic Protocols||En||20 Feb 2017|
|2008-06 TPDP Meeting Report (Braunschweig, Germany)||
|03 Sep 2008|
|2010-07 TPDP Meeting Report (Washington, DC, USA)||
|10 Nov 2010|
|Update on activities of the TPDP presented to the May 2019 SC meeting - SC Document||En||16 Jul 2019|
|Update on activities of the TPDP presented to the May 2018 SC meeting - Presentation||En||11 Jun 2018|
|Update on activities of the TPDP presented to the May 2018 SC meeting - SC Document||En||11 Jun 2018|
|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||02 Apr 2018|
|TPDP membership list and contact details||En||17 Oct 2022|
|TPDP Instructions to Authors of diagnostic protocols (2019-2020)||En||11 Sep 2019|
|2017-02 TPDP Meeting Report (Rome, Italy)||En||02 Oct 2017|
|2016-09 TPDP Virtual Meeting Report||En||19 Dec 2016|
|IPPC Diagnostic Protocols (DPs) drafting groups (including contact details of current authors and DPs status)||En||31 Aug 2020|
|2012-11 TPDP Meeting Report (Paris, France)||
|26 Apr 2013|
|2013-02 TPDP Virtual Meeting Report||
|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|
|2015-09 TPDP Virtual Meeting Report||En||20 Oct 2015|
|2016-03 TPDP Virtual Meeting Report||En||22 Apr 2016|
|2019-08 TPDP Meeting Report (Melbourne, Australia)||En||09 Apr 2020|
|2020-09 TPDP Virtual Meeting Report||En||14 Oct 2020|
|2020-11 TPDP Virtual Meeting Report||En||16 Dec 2020|
|2018-02 TPDP Meeting Report (Paris, France)||En||13 Apr 2018|
|2021-04 TPDP Virtual Meeting Report||En||18 May 2021|
|2015-02 TPDP Virtual Meeting Report||En||24 Feb 2015|
|2020-10 TPDP Virtual Meeting Report||En||18 Nov 2020|
|2021-05 TPDP Virtual Meeting Report||En||31 May 2021|
|2021-02 TPDP Virtual Meeting Report||En||27 May 2021|
|2021-07 TPDP Virtual Meeting Report||En||23 Aug 2021|
|2021-10 TPDP Virtual Meeting Report||En||07 Dec 2021|
|2021-11 TPDP Virtual Meeting Report||En||15 Dec 2021|
|2022-04 TPDP Virtual Meeting Report||En||27 May 2022|
|2022-04 TPDP Virtual Meeting Report|
|2022-07 TPDP Virtual Meeting Report||En||06 Oct 2022|