Draft Agenda for the Central Pacific Coral Disease Workshop: Protocols for Assessment, Monitoring                                   and Outbreak Investigation
Date Activity Time Details Location Personnel
2/27/07 Registration & Lectures 8:00-9:00 Registration of participants UOGML classroom  
    9:00-9:30 Introduction to the Workshop: Approach, goals, objectives, participants UOGML classroom L. Raymundo, UOG  
    9:30-10:15 Coral diseases: What do we know about them? UOGML classroom L. Raymundo
    10:15-10:30 coffee break UOGML classroom  
    10:30-11:15 Global patterns in coral disease UOGML classroom A. Bruckner, NOAA
    11:30-11:50 Porites Ulcerative White Spots as a model for studying coral disease UOGML classroom L. Raymundo
    11:50-12:15 Disease progression in a colonial organism: A self-organized critical process? UOGML classroom A. Kerr, UOG
    12:15-1:15 lunch UOGML classroom  
    1:15-2:00 Decision Tree for underwater assessment and diagnosis UOGML classroom L. Raymundo
    2:15-3:15 Methods for assessment and monitoring UOGML classroom A. Bruckner, L. Raymundo
    3:15-3:30 coffee break UOGML classroom  
    3:30-5:00 Dry land practice runs: reading transects UOGML classroom Bruckner, Raymundo, Woodley, Higgins
2/28/07 Lectures & Intro Lab 9:00-9:45 Assessing outbreaks UOGML classroom C. Woodley, NOAA
    10:00-10:45 Decision Tree for outbreak assessment UOGML classroom C. Woodley
    11:00-11:45 Data management and analysis UOGML classroom A. Bruckner, L. Raymundo
    12:00-1:00 lunch UOGML classroom  
    1:00-5:00 Laboratory: familiarity with microscopic view of diseased and compromised tissue, preparing for sampling, practicing mock responses UOGML wet lab and microbio lab Raymundo, Bruckner, Woodley, Higgins
3/1/07 Field work 8:30-3:00 Practicing prevalence surveys Tumon Bay reef flat A. Bruckner, L. Raymundo
    3:00-5:00 Laboratory: review of sampled specimens and some basic microbiology UOGML classroom  & microbio lab Raymundo, Bruckner, Woodley, Higgins
3/2/07 Field work 8:30-3:00 Practicing outbreak response protocols Cocos lagoon Raymundo, Bruckner, Woodley, Higgins
    3:00-4:00 Laboratory: review of sampled specimens and microbiology UOGML classroom Raymundo, Bruckner, Woodley, Higgins
    4:00-5:00 Friday UOGML POETS lecture series; all participants are invited to attend UOGML classroom A. Bruckner
3/3/07 Field work 8:30-12:00 Follow-up field work; review and finishing  Anae Reef L. Raymundo, C. Woodley, J. Higgins
  Wrap-up session 2:00-5:00 Wrap-up, review, assessment, discussion of data base and regional working group UOGML classroom L. Raymundo, C. Woodley, J. Higgins