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Annual Meeting Presentations 2015

Tuesday, October 27

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Comments from NAPPO’s Executive Director and Executive Committee Members
08:00 - 10:30 Greg Wolff, Executive Committee Member - Canada  English
Javier Trujillo Arriaga, Executive Committee Member - Mexico  Spanish
Osama El-Lissy, Executive Committee Member - USA  English
Stephanie Bloem, Executive Director, NAPPO English

Knowledge Topic 1


International Regulatory Framework for Plant Health

Dr. Marina Zlotina, USDA‐APHIS‐PPQ


Knowledge Topic 2

16:00 -17:30

Harmonization – what is it and how do we achieve it?

Dr. Christina Devorshak, USDA‐APHIS‐PPQ


Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Industry presentations on results of commodity‐specific meetings
15:30-16:3015 Andrew Morse (Canada)  English 
  Mario Puente (Mexico) Spanish
  Craig Regelbrugge (USA) English 

16:15-17:30 International Year of Plant Health – Dr. Kyu‐Ock YIM, IPPC English
E‐phyto update – Mr. Christian Dellis, USDA‐APHIS‐PPQ   English
Report from EPPO – Dr. Martin Ward English 
Report from IICA – Dr. Rob Ahern  English


Thursday, October 29
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Report from IPPC and introductory words concerning the importance of Pest Risk Management to the IPPC
Dr. Kyu‐Ock YIM, Chairperson for the International Plant Protection Convention Commission on Phytosanitary Measures‐  IPPC CPM
Republic of Korea 

Presentation 1

Presentation  2    

8:30-08:45 Setting the stage for the Symposium
Dr. Stephanie Bloem, NAPPO Executive Director, USA 

Section 1 – Foundational Lectures

08:45 - 09:15 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION Risk Management ‐ the latest, the greatest and the most interesting innovations and approaches from other fields –
what can we learn for plant protection?
Dr. Charles Yoe, Professor of Economics, Notre Dame of Maryland University, USA 
09:15 - 09:45 The SPS Agreement is all about risk management – principles, issues and examples from human, animal and plant Health
Dr. Christina Devorshak, Entomologist, USDA‐APHIS‐PPQ, Science and Technology, USA
09:45 - 10:00 RSPM 40 – the NAPPO concept standard of pest risk management
 Ms. Ana Lilia Montealegre Lara   Chief, Department of International Plant Protection Organizations, Plant Health General Directorate, Mexico
10:00 - 10:30 Economic impact models and pest risk management
Dr. Mark Burgman, Managing Director, Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis, University of Melbourne, Australia 

Section 2 – Case Studies by Country

11:00 - 11:30 Mexico – Irradiation as a phytosanitary measure
Mr. Guillermo Santiago,  Director, Phytosanitary Regulations, Phytosanitary Regulation Directorate, Plant Health General Directorate, Mexico,  and
Mr. César Moreno Garza Irradiation Specialist, Mexican Association of Irradiated Food Packers, A. C. (ASEFIMEX) 
11:30- 12:00

Canada – The Canadian Heat Treatment Wood Products Certification Program- An industry and government perspective
Mr. Shane Sela, Policy and Program leader, Forest Products, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Canada and
Mr. Barry Ford, General Manager, Canada Wood Group, Canada 

12:00 - 12:30 United States – National Clean Plant Network
Dr. David Prokrym, USDA‐APHIS‐PPQ, USA and
Mr. Nate Nourse, Vice‐Chair, NCPN‐Berries, Sales Director, Nourse Farms, Inc., USA

Section 3 – Thinking outside of the box 

14:30 ‐15:00 Precision Safeguarding – lessons learned from precision agriculture and a possible paradigm shift for pest risk management
Dr. Robert L. Griffin, Chairperson AQI Board, USDA‐APHIS‐PPQ, USA 
15:00 ‐15:45 Reframing Risk ‐ an Updated Approach to Prioritization in USDA‐APHIS‐PPQ
Ms. Trang T. Vo, Agricultural Economist, Plant Epidemiology and Risk Analysis Laboratory, USDA‐APHIS‐PPQ, USA 
15:45 ‐16:00 IDIDAS – out of the box
Dra. Emilia Bustos‐Griffin, Independent Consultant, Specialist in Food Irradiation, USA 
16:30 ‐17:00 Options for Pest Risk Management Initiatives
Mr. Greg Wolff, Chief Plant Health Officer, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Canada

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