Preliminary Program Set for IAFP 2017
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Des Moines, Iowa – The International Association for Food Protection set the Preliminary Program for IAFP 2017 – the Association’s Annual Meeting, July 9–12 in Tampa, Florida. 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 9, 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 Jose Emilio Esteban, Executive Associate for Laboratory Services for the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Athens, Georgia. Monday morning starts three days of sessions with more than 1,000 presentations including 75 symposia, 15 roundtable sessions, 136 technical presentations, and 695 poster presentations. Samples of symposia topics include: Developments in Mycotoxin Research: From Methodology to Prevention; Foodborne Viruses: Detection, Risk Assessment, and Control Options in Food Processing; Novel and Not so Novel Cleaning and Sanitizing Methods; and Seafood-associated Vibriosis: Turning the Trend Around. The Annual John H. Silliker Lecture will be presented on Wednesday afternoon, featuring Stephen Taylor, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Food Science and Technology, and Founder and Co-Director of the Food Allergy Research and Resource Program at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. For additional educational opportunities, IAFP 2017 will present five Pre-meeting Workshops on July 7 and July 8.
Attendance is expected to exceed 3,400 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 nearly 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.