Tuesday, 19 November 2002: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Floridian Ballroom D (Convention Center, Third Floor)

Biosystems and Bioterrorism---Can Arthropods Be Used as Agents of Destruction

Moderator(s): Victoria Y. Yokoyama
Patrick V. Vail
8:00 AMIntroductory Remarks: V.Y. Yokoyama
8:10 AM0586The biology of terrorism and war: An entomological perspective
James R. Carey
8:35 AM0587Plant pests: The medfly threat
Roger Vargas
8:55 AM0588Vectors of plant diseases: The glassy-winged sharpshooter scare
Ted A. Batkin
9:15 AM0589Pests of veterinary importance: Screwworm terror from the South
Muhammad F. Chaudhury
9:35 AMBreak
9:50 AM0590Vectors of human and animal diseases: Curse of the West Nile virus
James Becnel
10:10 AM0591Emergency action plan: Special forces quash screwworm in Libya
Donald A. Lindquist, Waldemar Klassen
10:30 AM0592Potential for Tsetse and Trypanosomosis reinfestation or establishment in free areas
Jorge Hendrichs
10:50 AM0593Potential economic losses: The survivors
Albert Stehly
11:10 AMConcluding Remarks: P.V. Vail
11:20 AMQuestions and Answers

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