Program Information

Call for Abstracts - deadline January 14, 2020

Preliminary Program Topics (pending final acceptance in February)

  • “Antibiotics and Animal Proteins; International Health, Science and Policy for the Greater Good”
  • “One Health” Syst-Omics Approach to Combat Campylobacter in Agri-Food Chain
  • 2019 State and Local Outbreak Investigations
  • A Balancing Act: Minimizing Food Waste While Striving to Maximize Food Safety
  • A Changing Environment: Impacts on Seafood Safety
  • A Global Perspective on New Generation of Food Processing/Preservation Techniques for Food Safety: Riding the Tides of Clean Labels
  • A Highwire Act: Balancing Sustainable Agricultural Irrigation Approaches with Food Safety Priorities in the Face of Water Shortages
  • A Practical and Science-Based Performance Standard As an Alternative to Zero Tolerance
  • Allergen Control – Challenges, Perspectives, and Solutions
  • Alternative Protein Sources for Future Foods: Food Safety Challenges
  • An Update on the Integration of “Omics” into Risk Assessment
  • Beyond the Lab, What Does Cidt Mean for Industry and Public Health Officials
  • Breeding Crops for Enhanced Food Safety
  • Challenges in Developing Alternative Pre- and Post-Harvest Water Treatments Used in Produce Production
  • Climate Change: Impacts on Food Safety and What Food Safety Professionals Can Do to Prepare and Respond
  • Communicating with Consumers about Outbreaks and Food Safety: Research-Based Approaches
  • Complementary Approaches to Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment: Emerging Computational and Modeling Approaches for Risk Analysis
  • Confirmatory Tests for Non Culturable Foodborne Pathogens in Produce for Regulatory Testing Purposes: Recent Advances and Challenges Ahead
  • Consumer Animal Welfare Demands and Their Impact to Food Safety
  • Creating Awareness within IAFP Regarding Food Safety in Africa
  • Creating Meaningful Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessments Using Imperfect Data
  • Current Best Practices for Extrusion Cooking Processes: A Holistic Approach to Controlling Pathogens in Low Water Activity Foods
  • Deep Sequencing and Deep Learning: What Can Combining High-Throughput Sequencing and Machine Learning Offer the Food Industry?
  • Dirt on Our Boots: What We’Ve Learned after More Than a Season of Produce Safety Rule Inspections
  • Effective Approaches to Measure Food Safety Behavior Change
  • Emerging Biological and Computational Methods for Rapid, High Throughput Monitoring of Food and Water Safety: Role of Darpa-Funded Research
  • Food Omics: Is Food Safety Missing out
  • Food Safety Challenges and Benefits of Capturing and Reusing Water in Food Processing Facilities
  • Food Safety Risk from Clostridium Perfringens, Clostridium Botulinum, and Bacillus Cereus in Cooked Meat and Poultry Products
  • Foodborne Disease Outbreak Update
  • Foodborne Parasites
  • Foodborne Pathogens and Vulnerable Populations:  Protecting and Educating the Immunocompromised
  • Forecasting Hot Topics:  Strategies That Signal the Occurrence of Emerging Chemical Threats
  • From Policy to Practices, Developing Environmental Monitoring Programs for Raw Agricultural Commodity (RAC) Packinghouses
  • From Sushi to Steak Tartare: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Understanding Food Safety Behaviors across Cultures
  • Frozen Food Fallout: Food Safety Challenges Faced By Manufacturers in the Frozen Food Arena
  • Help! I Have a Presumptive Pathogen Detection. What Are My Options?
  • How Difficult Is It to Wash Produce in Retail?
  • How Do We Measure the Effectiveness of Food Safety Systems
  • How to Meat the Food Safety Concerns Surrounding Meat-Alternatives
  • How to Protect Foods Delivered to Your Consumers’ Doorstep?
  • How to Talk to People That Don't Know What You Are Talking About: Effectively Communicating Food Safety Information
  • I Will Survive! Molecular Basis of Pathogen Survival in Low Moisture Foods
  • Identifying Tools to Predict Food Safety Failures and Financial Costs
  • Impact of US Food Safety Regulations on Compliance of Manufacturing Facilities in India
  • Insight in How to Distinguish the Various Bacillus Cereus Actors
  • Inspire Future Consumers through Formal and Informal Food Safety Education
  • Interpreting Results from Enteric Virus Testing: Can Evidence of Viral Nucleic Acid Serve As an Indicator of Human Fecal Contamination or Defined Public Health Risk?
  • It's Complicated, Multi-Year and Multi-Pathogen Outbreaks in the Era of WGS and CIDTS
  • Jumping into the Deep End: Lessons Learned from Water Treatment Implementation Under New Lgma Metrics
  • Linking Predictive Analytics with Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Other Innovative Technologies to Enhance Risk-Based Food Safety Approaches
  • Liver Let (Pathogens) Die: Is Pate a Problem?
  • Microbial Warfare: The Effect of Native Microbial Communities on the Survival, Growth, and Persistence of Foodborne Pathogens Along the Food Processing Continuum.
  • Microbiomes and Plastispheres – Effects of Plastic Pollution on Food Safety
  • Microfluidic Based Sensing for Rapid Food and Water Safety
  • Mutual Reliance - FDA’s Vision for an Integrated Food Safety System
  • Navigating the Benefits and Barriers of Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) for the Food Industry from the Food Industry
  • New Insights on Bridging Risk Assessment and Hazard Analysis – How Can We Really Do Both?
  • NGS Identification As an Alternative for Classic Microbiological Subtyping Techniques: What Do We Need to Make This Happen?
  • Novel Technologies for Extended Shelf Life
  • One Health: Its Implication in Food Safety
  • Passport to Food Safety in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Rationale, Results, and Reflections for Recent Research Initiatives
  • Pathogen Enumeration: Limitations of Current Approaches and the Need for Innovation
  • Perspectives on the Current State of Food Fraud Prevention: Regulatory Investigations, Harmonization of Standards, and Supply Chain Management
  • Pesticides in Food - the Big Picture: Registration, Monitoring, Enforcement
  • Plastics and the Environment: How Industry Is Responding to the Need for Change
  • Pre-Harvest Food Safety Challenges and Research in Developing Economies
  • Process Validation – Challenges and Best Practices
  • Quantitative Applications of Rapid Pathogen Detection Methods in Pre- and Post-Harvest Food Safety
  • Quantitative Microbiological Risk Management for Safe Water Re-Use in Food Processing
  • Reducing Zoonoses in Food and Environment, Begin at the Source
  • Regulatory Testing for Viruses and Parasites: The Crossroads between Public Health and Industry
  • Safe (Smart Affordable Fresh Efficient) Farming Version 2.0
  • Safety Considerations for Hemp-Derived Cbd
  • Salmonella and Ground Beef – Persistent, Recurring, or Emerging Threat?
  • Simulating Leafy Green Production to Improve Food Safety System Performance
  • Spoiler Alert! Food Spoilage Is Eating Our Lunch!
  • Stay out of the Weeds:  Three Simpler Things That Accomplish Produce Safety
  • Synthesizing Food Defense Programs for FSMA and Third-Party Audits
  • The Challenges of Viral Contamination of Fresh and Frozen Berries
  • The Drive for Better Sanitation and Food Safety Compliance through Measurements, Management, and Culture
  • The Future of the Poultry Gut-Health Nexus: Improving Food Safety
  • The Growing Concern over Marine Biotoxins
  • They Get By With a Little Help from Their Friends
  • This Is How We Do It: Challenges and Strategies for Implementing Water Treatment in the Field
  • Validation of New and Emerging Molecular Technologies for Pathogen Characterization
  • Vive La Résistance: Biocide Resistance Strategies Among Foodborne Pathogens
  • What Don’t We Know? Cultured Meat vs. Traditional Meat and Fish Food Safety Concerns
  • What Have You Done for Me Lately? Governmental Actions to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance – A Global Perspective.
  • What Is Ready-to-Eat and How Safe Is My Smoothie?
  • What Should I Eat? Integrating Food Safety Risks and Nutritional Health Outcomes in Multi-Risk and Risk-Benefit Assessment Frameworks
  • Who Will Win the Race to Zero? Analytical Challenges in the Food Industry
  • Whole Microbial Community and Metagenomics Applications to Characterize Water Used in Food Production.

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