Preliminary Program Set for IAFP 2016
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Des Moines, Iowa - The International Association for Food Protection set the Preliminary Program for IAFP 2016 – the Association’s Annual Meeting, July 31 – August 3 in St. Louis, Missouri. The meeting has earned recognition as the leading food safety conference. Online registration and preliminary program information are available on the Association Web site (http://www.foodprotection.org/annualmeeting/).
The meeting begins Sunday evening, July 31, with the Opening Session featuring the Ivan Parkin Lecture, followed by the Cheese and Wine Reception held in the Exhibit Hall. This year’s honored lecturer is Jeffrey Farber, Ph.D., University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Monday morning starts three days of sessions with more than 1,000 presentations including 76 symposia, 13 roundtable sessions, 140 technical presentations, and 580 poster presentations. A sample of symposia topics include: 2016 Foodborne Outbreak Updates; Balancing Risks and Benefits in Food Safety; Campylobacter: Can We Solve the Problem?; and Raw Milk Discussion – An Amicable Exchange of Experts. The Annual John H. Silliker Lecture will be presented on Wednesday afternoon, featuring Renata Clarke, Ph.D., Head of the Food Safety and Quality Unit for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in Rome, Italy. For additional educational opportunities, IAFP 2016 will present five Pre-Meeting Workshops on July 29 and July 30.
Attendance is expected to exceed 3,000 of the top industry, academic and government food safety professionals. This broad mix of attendees includes professionals in quality control, processing operations, regulatory inspections, food safety consulting, risk assessment,research and development, microbiological research, plant management, technical services, and HACCP management. The meeting will also showcase more than 150 companies and organizations demonstrating the latest products and technologies in the Exhibit Hall.
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.