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National Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory System (NAAHLS) INTER-AMERICAN COMMITTEE ON AQUATIC ANIMAL HEALTH June ‘07. Stephen J. Stephen, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO). How NAAHP fits into New and Old DFO initiatives…. Fish Health Protection Regs Regional disease issues

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National Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory System (NAAHLS)

INTER-AMERICAN COMMITTEE ON

AQUATIC ANIMAL HEALTH

June ‘07

Stephen J. Stephen,

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)


How NAAHP fits into New and Old DFO initiatives…

  • Fish Health Protection Regs

  • Regional disease issues

  • Surveillance and research

  • Introductions and Transfers(disease risk advice)

Federal

Nationally Reportable Diseases

CFIA

DFO

Region / Prov

Endemic Diseases of Regional Concern

Prov / Aquaculture

  • Aquaculture Framework Agreement

NAAHLS

&

AAH

Production Diseases of Industry Concern


2008

National Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory System

Building it right…. takes time!


NAAHLS Mission

To provide quality diagnostics and research, sound scientific advice and rapid emergency response in support of the National Aquatic Animal Health Program


NAAHLS Mandates

Establish:

  • Network of national reference laboratories

  • Network of counterpart testing laboratories

  • Management system to ISO 17025 standard

  • Security & biosecurity systems to national standards

  • Laboratory information management system (LIMS)

  • National standards for service delivery

  • Diagnostic services based on validated methods

  • Research program to address regulatory needs


2008

Reference Laboratories

National Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory System

Building it right…. takes time!


Gulf Fisheries Center

Freshwater Institute

CAAPBL

Pacific Biological Station

DFO Reference Laboratories

ISA & MSX

Perkinsus marinus

Marteila refringens

EHN & IPN

IHN & VHS

Perkinsus olseni

Mikrocytos mackini

WSSV &

Emerging Diseases


Reference Laboratories

  • Priority Diseases 

  • Reference Laboratory 

  • Reference Expert(s) 

  • Mandates 


2008

Network Laboratories

Reference Laboratories

National Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory System

Building it right…. takes time!


Network Laboratories

  • Participating Provinces 

  • Counterparts 

  • QA Checklist 

  • Biosecurity Checklist 


Provinces indicating interest

  • British Columbia

  • Alberta

  • Ontario

  • Quebec

  • New Brunswick (3)

  • Nova Scotia

  • Prince Edward Island

  • Newfoundland & Labrador


Game Plan

  • Memorandum of Understanding

  • Terms of Reference

  • QA / Biosecurity Targets

  • Scope of Testing

  • Tech Transfer & Training

  • Proficiency & Certification


2008

Quality Management

Network Laboratories

Reference Laboratories

National Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory System

Building it right…. takes time!


Quality Management

  • Standard Operating Procedures 

  • Test Method Protocols 

  • ISO & Audit Training 

  • Quality Manual 

  • Q Pulse 


Putting Pen to Paper

Test Method Protocols – 19 at various stages


Managing it all

Q-Pulse, designed specifically to:


2008

Security/Biosecurity

Quality Management

Network Laboratories

Reference Laboratories

National Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory System

Building it right…. takes time!


Security / Biosecurity

  • Lab renovations 

  • Containment Standard 

  • Laboratory SOP’s 

  • Field sampling protocols 

  • Specimen tracking

  • Results/data security


Gulf Fisheries Center

Freshwater Institute

CAAPBL

Pacific Biological Station

Renovation Challenges


2008

Information Mgmt

Security/Biosecurity

Quality Management

Network Laboratories

Reference Laboratories

National Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory System

Building it right…. takes time!


Lab Info Mgmt System (LIMS)

  • RFP x 2

  • Product Demos 

  • Pilot Project 

  • Configuration

  • Training (User/Admin)

  • Deployment


Surveillance Info Mgmt System (SIMS)

  • Aquatic Sample Mgmt

    & Reporting System

  • Submission forms 

  • Report forms 

  • Interim procedures 

  • Steering Committee 

  • Working Committee 


2008

Nat’l Service Stds

Information Mgmt

Security/Biosecurity

Quality Management

Network Laboratories

Reference Laboratories

National Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory System

Building it right…. takes time!


National SOP’s

  • Mission and Mandate

  • Validation requirements 

  • Designation of test methods 

  • Submission categories 

  • Turn-around-times 

  • Acceptance of new work


National SOP’s (cont’d)

  • Communications

  • Quality certification

  • Proficiency testing

  • Testing certification

  • Biosecurity certification

  • Designation of test methods

  • Submission categories


2008

Diagnostics

Nat’l Service Stds

Information Mgmt

Security/Biosecurity

Quality Management

Network Laboratories

Reference Laboratories

National Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory System

Building it right…. takes time!


Diagnostic Services

  • Scope of testing

  • Test method protocols

  • Harmonization 

  • Validation dossiers 

  • Sample flow 

  • Decision trees 

  • Proficiency & certification


2008

Research

Diagnostics

Nat’l Service Stds

Information Mgmt

Security/Biosecurity

Quality Management

Network Laboratories

Reference Laboratories

National Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory System

Building it right…. takes time!


CFIA NAAHP Research Priorities

  • Viral strain differentiation and correlation to pathogenic significance

  • Validation of diagnostic tools

  • Non-lethal sampling

  • Carrier species

  • Disease transmission via product

  • Processing (waste) effluent risk analysis

  • Decontamination procedures



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