International plant health risk analysis workshop
Organised jointly by the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, the workshop "will provide an opportunity to explore methods and procedures for applying the IPPC`s pest risk analysis standards; share experiences on how to use plant health risk analysis (PHRA) as a decision making tool; present tools for completing PHRAs; strengthen international PHRA expertise and communication; build a collaborative international PHRA network". One of the 9 sessions is entitled "risks associated with living modified organisms". Deadline for registration is 1 September. The IPPC is an international treaty relating to plant health whose Secretariat is located in FAO Headquarters, Rome.