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Posted on Tue, 23 Apr 2013, 20:51

It was agreed that a meeting of cold treatments experts should be organized under the auspices of the Secretariat. This should involve the best experts in the world including experts from National Plant Protection Organizations (NPPOs) some members of the Technical Panel on Phytosanitary Treatments (TPPT) and the Technical Panel on pest free areas and system approaches for fruit flies (TPFF). This Expert Consultation on Cold Treatments (ECCT) is being planned to take place 4 to 6 December 2013. It is hoped the ECCT will provide a forum for discussion of issues related to the development and use of cold treatments and allow participants to build confidence in the experimental design and science supporting cold treatments, help establish mutual understanding of related issues and provide a platform for initiating future synergies among cold treatment developers.

Invited experts would be expected to provide an overview of cold treatments they have developed and/or used and to identify the main issues that need to be considered when developing, evaluating and implementing such treatments. Cold treatment experts with experience in designing and conducting research as well as those involved in the practical implementation of these cold treatments should participate in this consultation.

The side session will take place in the Lebanon Room on Wednesday 10th of April, 2013 from 13:00hrs - 14.30hrs

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