Food Microbiology Symposium Schedule (as of Apr. 23, 2012)


MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012


6:00-8:30 PM – Early Registration and Social Hour


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2012


7:30-8:15 AM – Continental Breakfast and Sponsor Presentations (Registration Available)

8:15 AM – Introduction


8:30 AM – 12:15 PM Session I
What’s New in Food Safety

Moderator: Kristin Gulrud, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences, SCSU

8:30-9:30 - What’s New in Food Safety:
Keynote Speaker
: David Acheson, M.D., Leavitt Partners, LLC


9:30-10:15 - Food Safety in Canada
Presenter:
Joseph Odumeru Ph.D., Ministry of the Environment

10:15-10:45 Break and Exhibitor Visit

10:45-11:30 U.S. Food Supply
Presenter:
Dr. Arthur Liang, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


11:30-12:00 How to Select a Contract Lab
Presenter: Kurt Westmoreland, Division Vice President of Sales, Silliker Incorporated

12:00-12:15 Session Discussion


12:15-1:15 Lunch and Sponsor Presentations


1:15 PM – 5:00 PM Session II
New Technologies, Methods & the Importance of QC Testing

Moderator: Sponsor Opportunity Available

1:15-2:00 Methods Overview and New Technology
Presenter: Dr. Purnendu C. Vasavada, Professor Emeritus


2:00-2:45 Methods
Presenter: Reginald W. Bennett, M.S.,FAAM, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

2:45-3:15 Break and Exhibitor Visit

3:15-4:30 Technology Panel
Life Technologies and more to come

4:30-5:00 Session Discussion


6:15 PM Social Hour and Dinner at the 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, API

8:30-9:15 Proficiency Testing
Presenter: Dan Edson, President, American Proficiency Institute


9:15-10:00 Culture Collections and the Importance of Traceability
Presenter: Brian Beck, PhD., ATCC

10:00-10:30 Break and Exhibitor Visit

10:30-11:15 Compliance and the need for Certified Reference Materials
Presenter:
Randall Querry, Accreditation Manager, Life Sciences, A2LA


11:15-12:15 Industry Panel
Presenter information coming soon

12:15-12:30 Session Discussion

12:30-1:30 Lunch and Symposium Conclusion


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Please check back for updates on the conference agenda and speaker information.

 

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