Data Management and Analytics Professional Development Group
Mission Statement: To provide a multidisciplinary forum for advancing the application of data management and analytics in food safety and quality.
July 16, 2023
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
How to Join
Involvement in committees and professional development groups (PDGs) offers Members the opportunity to share a wealth of knowledge and expertise. Members of committees and PDGs are the architects of the Association structure. They plan, develop and institute many of the Association's projects, including workshops, publications and educational sessions. Technical challenges facing the food safety industry are discussed, examined and debated. Members may volunteer to serve on any number of committees or PDGs that plan and implement activities to meet the Association's mission.
Membership on a PDG is voluntary (not by appointment) and may vary from year to year.
IAFP Members can manage their PDG involvement by logging in to the IAFP Web site. At the Member Dashboard, click “Edit Profile.” Your profile has two tabs: Contact Info and Professional Info. Select the Professional Info tab and update the PDGs you would like to participate in. We highly recommend that you contact the PDG chairperson for each group to let them know you have joined their PDG.
Non-members can contact Dina Siedenburg, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Would it be possible to ensure that the time for this PDG meeting does not overlap the time of several related PDGs, such as the Advanced Molecular Analytics, Food Safety Assessment and Audit, Microbial Modelling and Risk Analysis.
Board Response: This will be taken into consideration when scheduling PDG meetings at IAFP 2023.
Would it be possible for PDG Chairs to meet several times throughout the year (e.g., quarterly)?
Board Response: Agreed. PDG Chairs should meet 2 or 3 times per year in addition to meeting at the Annual Meeting.