Newsletter: Social biosecurity

This month's feature for The Leaflet is social biosecurity. How can we respond to a biosecurity incident or prevent an incident from occurring without the community and stakeholders on board? The short answer is that we can’t – stakeholder engagement is an essential piece of the entire biosecurity system. The September issue focuses on indigenous engagement, shared responsibility and an insightful piece from our Chairman, Dr Martin Barlass, about the high social impact of biosecurity incidents. Read the full issue here.

International plant health conference confirmed for Australia: Science Protecting Plant Health 2017

Plant pathology and biosecurity researchers, students, educators and policy makers will discuss the latest developments in plant protection at Science Protecting Plant Health 2017, to be held at the Brisbane Convention Centre, Queensland Australia, from 26-28 September 2017.

“We are expecting 400-500 delegates to take part in an exciting and invigorating week of science, workshops and networking,” said conference co-convenor Jennifer Cobon.

“There has been considerable early interest in the scientific program and I expect a strong response when we call for abstracts from 1 October 2016.”

Read the full media release and visit the website to register your interest.

Smart biosecurity science is an opportunity to have your say in how future plant biosecurity research, development and extension (RD&E) can best grow markets together. If you have a role to play in the future of plant biosecurity RD&E, now is the time to get involved. Visit the website.

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