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2017 SCHEDULE

Microbiology Courses

COURSE TITLE SESSION DATE PRICE REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Pathogen Analysis in Fresh Produce June 19-23, 2017 $2500 June 2, 2017
Analysis of Microbial Contaminants in Seafood July 17-21, 2017 $2500 June 30, 2017
Whole Genome Sequencing September 25-29, 2017 $2500 September 8, 2017
Analysis and Risk Assessment of Listeria in Frozen Foods October 2-6, 2017 $2500 September 11, 2017
USDA Microbiological Methods for Meat and Poultry October 30 - November 3, 2017 $2500 October 13, 2017

Chemistry Courses

COURSE TITLE SESSION DATE PRICE REGISTRATION DEADLINE
LC-MS/MS for the Identification of Chemical Contaminants in Foods September 11-20, 2017 $3500 August 15, 2017
Methods of Determination for Mycotoxins October 6-25, 2017 $3500 September 24, 2017
Methods of Determination for Pesticide Residues November 6-15, 2017 $3500 October 10, 2017
Determination of Filth November 13-17, 2017 $3500 October 27, 2017
UPCOMING SESSIONS

Pathogen Analysis in Fresh Produce

June 19th - June 23rd, 2017
Price: $2500
Registration Deadline: June 2nd, 2017
Instructor: TBA
FDA, Microbiology, Food Microbiology, DuPont, BioMerieux, ThermoScientific,

This course will explore the pathogens associated with fresh produce in a lecture and hands-on laboratory format. The laboratory will include detection, isolation, and identification procedures for pathogens such as Salmonella, E. coli O157:H7, and Listeria.

Analysis of Microbial Contaminants in Seafood

July 17th - July 21st, 2017
Price: $2500
Registration Deadline: June 30th, 2017
Instructor: Dr. Angela Winslow , Dr. Chengchu (Cathy) Liu , Dr. Angelo (Andy) DePaola , Dr. Jessica Jones
FDA, Microbiology, DuPont, BioMerieux,

This course will explore through lectures and hands-on laboratory exercises the pathogens associated with raw and ready-to-eat (RTE) seafood products.

LC-MS/MS for the Identification of Chemical Contaminants in Foods

September 11th - September 20th, 2017
Price: $3500
Registration Deadline: August 15th, 2017
Instructor: Dr. Janie Dubois , Dr. Kai Zhang , Dr. Mary Trucksess , Mr. Aelxander Krynitsky
FDA, Chemistry, LC-MS/MS, Pesticide Residue, QuEChERS, USDA, Waters, Mycotoxins, Contaminants,

This course provides lectures on the regulations in place in the United States regarding chemical contaminants in foods and theoretical and hands-on practice of FDA-recommended fit-for-purpose laboratory methods. Liquid and gas chromatographic methods are presented for the quantitative and confirmatory determination of triazines, furans, and acrylamide in foods. Materials and techniques of sample preparation will be reviewed and practiced for foods with different lipid content. Participants will learn how to implement these methods in their own laboratories through expert instruction and hands-on laboratory training.

Cyclospora Analysis

September 11th - September 15th, 2017
Price: $2500
Registration Deadline: September 1st, 2017
Instructor: TBA
FDA, Microbiology, Real-time PCR,

This training program prepares analysts to: 1-Execute the FDA’s regulatory method for the detection of C. cayetanensis in fresh produce in the laboratory. 2- Describe and execute the major steps to troubleshoot inconsistent results when using the FDA’s method to detect C. cayetanensis in produce. 3- Describe the public health impact of cyclosporiasis as foodborne disease. 4- Describe the emerging technologies and methods the FDA is supporting for the detection and characterization of foodborne parasites. 5-Describe the process to verify the performance of the FDA’s C. cayetanensis regulatory method in a variety of food matrices.

Whole Genome Sequencing

September 25th - September 29th, 2017
Price: $2500
Registration Deadline: September 8th, 2017
Instructor: Dr. Angela Winslow , Dr. Errol Strain , Dr. Ruth Timme , Dr. Eric Stevens , Dr. Mustafa Simmons , Dr. James Pettengill , Dr. Michael Feldgarden , Ms. Sabina Lindley , Dr. Eija Trees
FDA, Microbiology, Genome Trakr, WGS, Illumina MiSeq,

IFSTL in collaboration with FDA/CFSAN will hold a hands-on training in Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS). The course will consist of lectures on WGS, to include a comparison on the different technologies, overview of FDA's Genome Trakr and trouble shooting. Participants will be guided in laboratory exercises by subject matter experts from the FDA using Illumina's MiSeq.

 

Analysis and Risk Assessment of Listeria in Frozen Foods

October 2nd - October 6th, 2017
Price: $2500
Registration Deadline: September 11th, 2017
Instructor: Dr. Clare Narrod , Dr. Angela Winslow
FDA, Microbiology,

This course will provide an overview of the methodology used in the detection and identification of Listeria in frozen foods such as vegetables and ice cream. Lectures will also include an introduction to risk analysis concepts with practical exercises on how to use laboratory data for risk analysis models.

Methods of Determination for Mycotoxins

October 16th - October 25th, 2017
Price: $3500
Registration Deadline: September 24th, 2017
Instructor: Dr. Janie Dubois , Dr. Mary Trucksess
FDA, Chemistry, LC-MS/MS, USDA, Mycotoxins,

This course is designed for professionals who need to perform detection and measurement of mycotoxins in food. After reviewing the relevant compliance programs from FDA and USDA, the students will learn and practice traditional and modern laboratory methods to prepare samples and standards, run ELISA plate and lateral flow methods, fluorescence and UV detection, and LC-MS/MS analyses.

USDA Microbiological Methods for Meat and Poultry

October 30th - November 3rd, 2017
Price: $2500
Registration Deadline: October 13th, 2017
Instructor: Dr. Angela Winslow , Dr. Mustafa Simmons , Dr. Stephanie Defibaugh-Chavez Ph.D., Mrs. Tina Shaffer , Mr. John Bosland
Microbiology, USDA, DuPont, BioMerieux, ThermoScientific,

This course will explore the USDA Microbiology Laboratory Guidebook methods for the detection, isolation and identification of food borne pathogens commonly found in meat and poultry products.

Methods of Determination for Pesticide Residues

November 6th - November 15th, 2017
Price: $3500
Registration Deadline: October 10th, 2017
Instructor: Dr. Janie Dubois , Mr. Aelxander Krynitsky
FDA, Chemistry, LC-MS/MS, Pesticide Residue, QuEChERS,

This course provides lectures on the regulation in place in the United States regarding pesticide residues in fresh fruits and produce, the FDA compliance program, theoretical and hands-on practice of FDA-recommended fit-for-purpose laboratory methods. Method development is taught for the techniques of gas chromatography, liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry (including tandem mass spectrometry)

Determination of Filth

November 13th - November 17th, 2017
Price: $3500
Registration Deadline: October 30th, 2017
Instructor: Dr. George Ziobro , John Gecan , Mickey Anderson , Dr. Monica Pava-Ripoll , CAPT JoAnn Hittie
Chemistry,

Hands-on workshop performed in a laboratory covering methods for the determination of filth in food samples. Teaching cadre composed of FDA and other specialists. Course topics include: Microanalytical filth extraction methods; Filth plate reading; Filth element identification; Regulatory issues related to filth.