SUMMARY: This half-day workshop will update participants on the current application of digital tools for diagnostics and surveillance.
It will include a practical demonstration of remote microscopy hardware and software, including the new and improved Pestpoint. The workshop will include role play and a demonstration of diagnostic and surveillance events, and discussion on how these tools are best managed and applied.
It will include updates on application in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, the Pacific Islands and Australia and New Zealand. Participants should bring a smartphone or tablet for the demonstration and role play of Pestpoint and remote microscopy hardware.
Dr Gary Kong and Michael Thompson have been developing and implementing digital tools for diagnostics and surveillance in the Asia Pacific region for more than 10 years.
NEW TECHNOLOGY: Dr Gary Kong, leader of the Pestpoint project, demonstrates the pest identification technology.