Third FAO/IAEA International Conference on Area-wide Management of Insect Pests: Integrating the Sterile Insect and Related Nuclear and Other Techniques

Third FAO/IAEA International Conference on Area-wide Management of Insect Pests: Integrating the Sterile Insect and Related Nuclear and Other Techniques The Conference was held from 22 - 26 May 2017 at the Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria. The successful conference was attended by 360 delegates from 81 countries, six international organization, and nine exhibitors. The concept of area-wide integrated pest management (AW-IPM), targets the total population of a pest in an area in an integrated and sustainable way. As in the two previous FAO/IAEA Area-wide Conferences in Penang 1998 and Vienna 2005, it covered the area-wide approach in a very broad sense, including the development and integration of many technologies not involving the sterile insect technique (SIT).

The Conference was structured into select plenary lectures, six theme-specific sessions with keynote addresses, 55 oral presentations, 206 posters and three panel discussions.

- Book of abstracts - pdf

Presentations - pdf
Monday 22 May 2017, Operational Area-wide Insect Pest Management Programmes, Session 1
Use of Pheromones to Disrupt Mating of Moth Pests in Area-Wide Management Programmes,
Ring T. Carde.
Fruit fly Programmes in Latin America, Pedro Rendon and Walther Enkerlin.
Area-wide Management of Fruit Flies in a Tropical Mango Growing Area Using the Sterile Insect Technique: From a Research Project to an Operational Programme, Pablo Liedo, Pablo Montoya and Jorge Toledo.
The Suppression of the False Codling Moth, Thaumatotibia leucotreta in South Africa using an AW-IPM Approach with a SIT Component, Nevill Boersma.
Area Wide Management of Rice Pests in Asia through Integrating Ecological Engineering Techniques, Kong Luen Heong.
Past, Present and Future - a Road Map to Integrated, Area-wide, Systems, and Enterprise Risk Management Approaches to Pest Control, Kenneth Bloem.
Technical Innovations in Global Desert Locust Early Warning, Keith Cressman.
Area-wide Biological Control Using the Parasitic Natural Enemy Aphidius gifuensis (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) to Control Myzus persicae (Homoptera: Aphididae) in China, Hailin Yang et al.
Exclusion, Suppression and Eradication of Pink Bollworm (Pectinophora gossypiella (Saunders)) from the Southwestern US and Northern Mexico, Eoin Davis.
Holistic Area-wide Approach for Successfully Managing Citrus Greening (Huanglongbing) in Mexico, Clemente de Jesus Garcia Avila.
Putting Sterile Insect Technique into the Modern IPM Toolbox: Over 20 years of successful area-wide integrated pest management in Canadian pome fruit, Cara Nelson.
Advances in Integrated Tick Management for Area-wide Mitigation of Tick-borne Disease Burden, Adalberto Perez de Leon
Tuesday 23 May 2017, Mosquitoes and Human Health, Session 2
Efficient Sex Separation in Aedes Mosquitoes Using Image Analysis and Elimination of Females by Laser Beams, Carlos Tur.
Area-Wide Mosquito Management in the Americas, Graham White.
Wolbachia Aedes - An additional Tool to Control Aedes aegypti in Singapore, Lee Ching Ng.
Aedes Aegypti Control Programmes in Brazil, Margareth Capurro.
New approaches for the Area-wide Genetic Control of Insect Populations, Nikolai Windbichler.
Eliminate Dengue our challenge, Peter Ryan.
The Elimination of Malaria in Sri Lanka, Rajitha Wickremasinghe.
The WHO Vector Control Advisory Group (VCAG), Raman Velayudhan.
RNAi Strategies in Support of Mosquito SIT Applications, Steve Whyard.
Wednesday 24 May 2017, Animal Health, Session 3
Mapping Landscape Friction to Locate Isolated Tsetse Populations that are Candidates for Elimination, Ahmadou Dicko.
The Eradication of the Tsetse Fly Glossina palpalis gambiensis from the Niayes of Senegal Using an Area-wide Integrated Pest Management Approach that Includes the Release of Sterile Males, Baba Sall et al.
Area-wide Management of Stable Flies, David Taylor.
Paratransgenesis as a Tool to Block Trypanosome Transmission by Tsetse, Jan van den Abbeele.
Buffalo Flies (Haematobia exigua): Expanding their Range in Australia: The Opportunity for Area Wide Controls, Peter James.
Titre and Tissue Dynamics of Tsetse Symbionts in Glossina Interspecies Hybrids: Biological and Applied Aspects, Wolfgang Miller.
Achievements & Challenges of T & T Control Operations in the Southern Rift Valley of Ethiopia, Zerihun Woldesenbet.
Wednesday 24 May 2017, Regulatory Issues and Socio-economic Impact, Session 4
Avoiding Trade Restrictions due to Questionable Assertions about Taxonomy, Hosts, and Geographic Distribution of Regulated Pests, Guy J. Hallman.
Public-private Partnerships: How Much Should Producers Pay and How Much Should Governments Subsidize Area-wide Programmes?, John Mumford.
"Nagoya protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing”: The End of Biological Control?, Joop C. van Lenteren.
Regulatory and Societal Considerations of New Genetic Techniques, Kaare Magne Nielsen.
Evaluating Costs and Benefits of AWM using SIT for Qfly, B. tryoni: Links to Spatial Population Simulations, Nancy A. Schellhorn
The Relationship between the Phytosanitary Regulatory Framework and International Trade – Case Studies, Stephanie Bloem.
Methods to Quantify Invasive Pest Risk and Socioeconomic Impacts for Objective Regulatory Decisionmaking: Case Studies on Area-Wide-Related Programs, Trang T. Vo.
Thursday 25 May, Climate Change, Global Trade and Invasive Species, Session 5
Area-Wide Management of Invading Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar) Populations in the USA, Andy Liebhold.
GIS-based Modelling to Predict the Impact of Climate Change on Medfly Populations in Central America and Decision Making Support for Pest Management, Estuardo Lira et al.
Mediterranean Fruit Fly Eradication Programme in the Dominican Republic, Gregory Marte.
Area-Wide Program to Eradicate the European Grapevine Moth, Lobesia botrana in California, USA, Greg Simmons et al.
Drosophila Suzukii Invasions and Options for Management, Hannah Burrack et al.
Global Trends in Arthropod Eradication Programs – Towards Integrated Pest Eradication, Max Suckling, John Kean and Lloyd Stringer.
Climate and Mediterranean Fruit Fly Invasion Persistence: Insights from Agent-Based Simulations, Nicholas C. Manoukis and Travis C. Collier.
Thursday 25 May 2017, New Developments and Tools for Area-wide Integrated Pest Management, Session 6
The Importance of Dormancy and Dormancy Management to Biological Control and Area-Wide approaches, Daniel Hahn.
The Role of Drones in AW-IPM Programmes: a Drone for Sterile Tsetse Releases in Ethiopia, David Benavente and Rafael Argiles.
The Potential Addition of SIR and Bt-sugarcane to the Toolbox of an AW-IPM Programme against Eldana saccharina in South African Sugarcane, Desmond Conlong and RS Rutherford.
A Staged, Progressive Pathway for the Control and Elimination of Tsetse-transmitted African Animal Trypanosomosis, Guiliano Cecchi et al.
“Boosted SIT”: Auto-dissemination as an Additional Tool in AW-IPM Programmes, Jeremy Bouyer.
Friday 26 May 2017, Discussion Panels, Session 7
Engaging the public in support of Area-wide Integrated Pest Management, Pamela Pennington.