1.-3.10.2012 Pest Risk Assessment Events

EFSA 10th Anniversary Event, Risk Assessment in Plant Health 1 October 2012

Welcome and opening of the meeting
Veli-Mikko Niemi, Director of Food Safety, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Elzbieta Ceglarska, Head of Unit Plant Health, EFSA

EFSA and the EU food safety system: A 10 year perspective
Elzbieta Ceglarska, EFSA

An overview of EFSA’s plant health related activities - past, present and future 
Virag Kertesz, EFSA

EFSA PLH Guidance documents
Guidance on a harmonised framework for pest risk assessment
Guidance on evaluation of risk reduction options
Jan Schans, Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority/EFSA Panel on Plant Health

EFSA PLH Scientific Opinions
Pest risk assessment of Solanaceous pospiviroids for the EU territory
Thierry Candresse, French National Institute for Agricultural Research/EFSA Panel on Plant Health

Evaluation of pest risk analysis on Phytophthora ramorum 
Rafoss, Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research/EFSA Panel on Plant Health

Mortality verification of pinewood nematode from high temperature treatment of shavings
Olaf Mosbach-Schulz, EFSA

EFSA PLH Grants and Procurements – in support of science
EFSA Art. 36 grant - Plant health pest surveys for the EU territory: an analysis of data quality and methodologies and the resulting uncertainties for pest risk assessment (PERSEUS)  Howard Bell, The Food and Environment Research Agency Fera

EFSA Art. 36 grant - Pest risk assessment for the European Community plant health: a comparative approach with case studies (PRIMA PHACIE)
Alan MacLeod, The Food and Environment Research Agency Fera

EFSA outsourced project - Quantitative pathway analysis of plant pests (QPA)
Bob Douma, Wageningen University and Research Centre

Seminar on Pest Risk Assessment, 2-3 October 2012

Tuesday 2nd October

Matti Aho, Director General, Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira

Population ecology of invasions and their management
Andrew Liebhold, USDA Forest Service, USA

Screening and prioritising risks
Potential alien pests identified by SOM-analysis 
Irene Vänninen, MTT Agrifood Research Finland

Detection of alien viruses and viroids in plants by siRNA deep-sequencing 
Jari Valkonen, University of Helsinki, Finland

Risk prioritization schemes of invasive pathogens, pests and weeds
Jaakko Heikkilä, MTT Agrifood Research Finland

Pathways of forest pest and pathogen invasions 
Alberto Santini, Istituto per la Protezione delle Piante - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy

Modelling pest’s epidemiology
Vittorio Rossi, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy/European Food Safety Authority, the Panel on Plant Health

Emerging risks
Fungi infecting cultivated moss can also cause disease in crop plants
Mikko Lehtonen, University of Helsinki, Finland

Emerging pest risks in potato production  
Asko Hannukkala, MTT Agrifood Research Finland

Emerging pathogen risks in forestry 
Jarkko Hantula, Finnish Forest Research Institute

Might forests heterogeneity slow down the spread of invasive species? The case study of the Maritime Pine Bast Scale  
Thibaud Rigot, National Institute for Agricultural research, France


Wednesday 3rd October

European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO) and pest risk analysis
Sarah Brunel, European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization

Endangered areas
Addressing the challenge of mapping endangered areas in pest risk analysis
Richard Baker, The Food and Environment Research Agency Fera, United Kingdom/European Food Safety Authority, the Panel on Plant Health

The role of photoperiodic response on the range expansion of species
Kari Saikkonen, MTT Agrifood Research Finland

Genetics of invasions
Genetic factors affecting invasion success
Leena Lindström, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

The role of stressors on invasion potential
Saija Piiroinen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Evolution of the genetic structure of expanding populations
Lionel Roques, French National Institute for Agricultural Research INRA

Mechanistic-statistical modelling of pest invasions 
Lionel Roques, French National Institute for Agricultural Research INRA

State-space models of animal movement
Otso Ovaskainen, University of Helsinki, Finland