Food Microbiology Symposium Agenda

Monday, October 15, 2012

6:00 - 8:30 pm

Early Registration & Social Hour

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

7:30 - 8:15 am

Continental Breakfast and Sponsor Presentations (Registration available)

8:15 am

Introduction and Welcome

Dean David DeGroote, College of Science and Engineering, SCSU

8:30 am - 12:15 pm

Session I: What's New In Food Safety

Moderator: Kristin Gulrud, Ph.D., Department of Biological Sciences, SCSU

8:30 - 9:30 am

What's New In Food Safety

Keynote Speaker: David Acheson, M.D., Leavitt Partners, LLC

9:30 - 10:15 am

Food Safety in Canada

Joseph Odumeru, Ph.D., Ministry of the Environment

10:15 - 10:45 am

Break and Exhibitor Visit

10:45 - 11:30 am

Current Trends in Foodborne Illness

Arthur Liang, M.D., National Center for Emerging & Zoonotic Infectious Diseases

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Key Components to Consider When SElecting An Accredited Third Party Lab

Kurt Westmoreland, Silliker Incorporated

12:00 - 12:15 pm

Session Discussion

12:15 - 1:15 pm

Lunch and Sponsor Presentations

1:15 - 5:00 pm

Session II: New Technologies, Methods & the Importance of QC Testing

Moderator: Purnendu C. Vasavada, Ph.D.

1:15 - 2:00 pm

Rapid Methods and Automation in Microbiology: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Purnendu C. Vasavada, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus

2:00 - 2:45 pm

Methods: The Backbone of Regulatory Strategies in the Resolution of Staphylococcus and Bacillus Contamination and Outbreaks.

Reginald W. Bennett, M.S., FAAM, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

2:45 - 3:15 pm

Break and Exhibitor Visit

3:15 - 4:30 pm

Technology Panel

Christine Aleski, 3M Food Safety

Peyman Fatemi, Ph.D., Life Technologies

John Mills, bioMerieux

Preetha Biswas, Ph.D., Neogen

Lisa Leier-McHugh, Roka Bioscience

Tina Shaffer, DuPont Qualicon

4:30 - 5:00 pm

Session Discussion

6:15 pm

Social Hour and Dinner

Kelly Inn, Downtown St. Cloud

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

7:45 - 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast and Exhibitor Presentations

8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Session III: Compliance and Industry

Moderator: Dan Edson, American Proficiency Institute

8:30 - 9:15 am

Proficiency Testing for the Food Industry

Dan Edson, American Proficiency Institute

9:15 - 10:00 am

Culture Collections and the Importance of Traceability

Brian Beck, Ph.D., ATCC

10:00 - 10:30 am

Break and Exhibitor Visit

10:30 - 11:15 am

Compliance and the Need for Certified Reference Materials

Randall Querry, A2LA

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Food Safety: Issues and Trends

Scott Hood, Ph.D., General Mills

Pam Wilger, Cargill

Douglas Marshall, Ph.D., Eurofins Scientific Inc.

12:15 - 12:30 pm

Session Discussion

12:30 - 1:30 pm

Lunch and Symposium Conclusion

 

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