Final Program Set for IAFP 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Des Moines, Iowa (June 11, 2009) The International Association for Food Protection set the final program for IAFP 2009 - the Association's 96th Annual Meeting, July 12-15 in Grapevine, Texas. The meeting has earned recognition as the leading food safety conference. Online registration and program information is available on the Association Web site at: www.foodprotection.org.
The meeting kicks off Sunday evening, July 12, with the Ivan Parkin Lecture followed by the Opening Reception held in the Exhibit Hall. This year's honored lecturer is Dr. Paul Hall, AIV Microbiology and Food Safety Consultants, LLC. Monday morning starts three days of sessions with over 550 presentations including 30 half-day symposia, three round-table sessions, 95 technical and over 350 poster presentations. A sample of symposia topics include: ICMSF Symposium on International Developments in Food Safety, Zapped! Optimizing the Consumer Experience of Microwave Cooking through Labeling, Infrared Thermography, and Validation, CSI: Beverage Plant: On the Trail of Hot- and Cold-Fill Spoilers, and Round Up Your Pathogen Plan: Enrichment, Sample Preparation and the Legal and Social Perspectives. The Sixth Annual John H. Silliker Lecture will be presented on Wednesday afternoon, featuring Dr. Patrick Wall, University College Dublin. For additional educational opportunities, IAFP 2009 will present three pre-meeting workshops on July 10 and 11.
Attendance is expected to exceed 1,800 of the top industry, academic and government food safety professionals. This broad mix of attendees includes professionals in quality control, processing operations, regulatory inspections, consulting groups, risk assessment, research and development, microbiological research, plant management, technical services, and HACCP management. The meeting will also showcase more than 95 companies demonstrating the latest products and technologies in the Exhibit Hall.
The full program is available online at: http://www.foodprotection.org/files/annual_meeting/full-program-2009.pdf
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.