Registration is now open for the IIT Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Food Research Institute (FRI) Rapid Methods microbiology symposium to be held on Thursday, September 18, 2014, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Chicago Marriott Southwest in suburban Burr Ridge.
Symposium sessions will feature speakers from government, academia, and the food industry covering these four important areas:
• Public Health Considerations: Advancements in molecular microbiology, bioinformatics, and instrumentation technologies with examples of how they are being implemented in public health applications.
• Sample Preparation and Sampling Plans: The latest developments in methodologies and technologies for the isolation, concentration, and enrichment of target organisms from food and environmental samples.
• New Technologies: New and near market technologies for rapid detection and identification of foodborne pathogens in food and food processing environments.
• Microbial Ecology: The microbiome of foods, food manufacturing environments and humans in hopes of better understanding the impact of these relationships on product quality, pathogen detection, and health.
There are special rates for students and academia. Detailed information about the symposium, venue, and registration may be found here. (pdf)
The direct registration link may be found here.