The 2005 ESA Annual Meeting and Exhibition
December 15-18, 2005
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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Sunday, December 18, 2005: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Room 113 (Convention Center, Ground Level)

Section E Symposium: The Role of the National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN) and Land Grant University Cooperative Extension Services in Promoting the Early Detection of Exotic Pests

Organizer(s): Susan T. Ratcliffe,
Stephen J. Toth,
Kenneth A. Sorensen,
Amanda Hodges,
Moderator(s): Dennis Kopp,
Susan T. Ratcliffe,
8:00 AMWelcoming Remarks
8:05 AM1038Overview of the National Plant Diagnostic Network: Structure, function, and governance
Gail Wisler,
8:20 AM1039Data and information flow in the NPDN
Eileen Luke,, Will Baldwin,, Howard Beck,, Karen Scott,, Lee Duynslager,, Carla Thomas,
8:35 AM1040The NPDN diagnostics subcommittee  [ Recorded presentation ]
Karen Snover-Clift,
8:50 AM1041The NPDN's efforts to enhance taxonomic training in entomology
Amanda Hodges,
9:00 AM1042Issues in entomology identification: An entomologist's perspective
Daniel Gilrein,, Carolyn Klass,
9:15 AM1043The national safeguarding network and laboratory accreditation and certification
Philip Berger,
9:30 AM1046Training and education in the NPDN
Gail C. Wisler,
9:45 AMBreak
10:00 AM1045Utilizing LUCIDŽ keys to assist in identification
John Dooley,
10:20 AM1047Extension entomology: What additional tools could be utilized for first detector training?
Kenneth A. Sorensen,
10:35 AM1048Minimizing pest interceptions on imports: Case study on the Colombian flower export sector
Rebecca Lee,
10:50 AM1049What happens during an exotic pest introduction? The NPDN's role in planning exercises
Eileen Luke,, Carla Thomas,
11:05 AM1050Epidemiology: How can the sample data be utilized?
Carla Thomas,, Leonard Coop,, Paul Jepson,, Eileen Luke,
11:20 AM1051The National plant diagnostic network and regional IPM centers: Differences and collaborative efforts
Susan T. Ratcliffe,
11:35 AMConcluding Remarks

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