Preliminary Program Set for IAFP 2022
Monday, March 28, 2022
Des Moines, Iowa - The International Association for Food Protection set the Preliminary Program for IAFP 2022 – the Association’s Annual Meeting, July 31–August 3 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The meeting has earned recognition as the leading food safety conference. Online registration and the preliminary program are available on the Association website at www.foodprotection.org.
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 Dr. Lucia Anelich, Anelich Consulting, Pretoria, South Africa. Monday morning starts three days of sessions with more than 900 presentations, including 70 symposia; 23 roundtables; 600 poster presentations; and more than 140 technical presentations. Samples of symposium topics include: Agricultural Water Quality for Produce: Recent Advances, Current Challenges, and Future Opportunities; Cyber Attacks on the Food Industry: Virtual Threats with Real Consequences; Lessons Learned from Produce Safety Rule Trainings to International Audiences in Latin America; Rapid Response Research to Support the Food Industry Through COVID-19; and Virtual Food Safety Monitoring, Auditing, and Artificial Intelligence Applications. The Annual John H. Silliker Lecture will be presented on Wednesday afternoon, featuring Katherine M.J. Swanson, Ph.D., KMJ Swanson Food Safety, Inc. (retired), Mendota Heights, Minnesota. For additional educational opportunities, IAFP 2022 will present five Pre-Meeting Workshops on July 29 and July 30.
Top industry, academic, and government food safety professionals are expected to be in attendance throughout the three-day event. The 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 100 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 4,500 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.