IAFP 2010 to be Held in Anaheim, California
Thursday, March 4, 2010
The International Association for Food Protection will hold IAFP 2010, August 1-4 in Anaheim, California. The meeting has earned recognition as the leading food safety conference. Registration and housing is now open via the Association Web site, www.foodprotection.org.
IAFP 2010 will feature more than 30 symposia, 80 technical presentations and over 400 poster presentations. In addition to the science-based presentations, the four-day meeting will include committee and professional development group meetings, educational exhibits, and an awards banquet.
A number of social events, some tailored exclusively to student members, are also planned. The annual Silent Auction will feature many items for attendees to bid on to raise money for the IAFP Foundation. IAFP will also host a pre-meeting golf tournament.
Two pre-meeting workshops; Characterization and Identification of Spoilage-causing Fungi: A Hands-on Workshop and Microbial Challenge Testing for Foods will also be presented.
Issues regarding foodborne disease outbreaks, emerging chemical hazards in food, the effects of climate change, best practices for cleaning and third party certification are just a few of the challenges that will be discussed throughout the educational sessions. Special presentations will be made at the opening and closing sessions including the Ivan Parkin Lecture by Mike Taylor, USFDA and the John H. Silliker Lecture delivered by Robert Buchanan, University of Maryland.
About International Association for Food Protection
The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) represents more than 4,300 food safety professionals committed to Advancing Food Safety Worldwide®. The association includes educators, government officials, microbiologists, food industry executives and quality control professionals who are involved in all aspects of growing, storing, transporting, processing and preparing all types of foods. Working together, IAFP members, representing more than 70 countries, help the association achieve its mission through networking, educational programs, journals, career opportunities and numerous other resources.