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Microbiology Courses

COURSE TITLE SESSION DATE PRICE REG. DEADLINE
Methods for the Identification of Listeria monocytogenes in Foods FEB 26 - MAR 2, 2018 $2500 FEB 5, 2018
Methods for the Identification of Salmonella and Campylobacter in Foods MAR 12-16, 2018 $2500 FEB 19, 2018
Methods of Identification for Shiga-toxin Producing E. coli APR 9-13, 2018 $2500 MAR 25, 2018
Whole Genome Sequencing APR 30 - MAY 4, 2018 $2500 APR 9, 2018
Analysis of Microbial Contaminants in Seafood JUN 11-15, 2018 $2500 MAY 21, 2018
Whole Genome Sequencing SEP 24-28, 2018 $2500 SEP 3, 2018

Chemistry Courses

COURSE TITLE SESSION DATE PRICE REG. DEADLINE
Methods of Determination for Mycotoxins FEB 12-21, 2018 $3500 JAN 22, 2018
LC-MS/MS for the Identification of Chemical Contaminants in Foods MAR 26 - APR 4, 2018 $3500 MAR 5, 2018
Methods of Determination for Mycotoxins MAY 7-16, 2018 $3500 APR 16, 2018
Methods of Determination for Pesticide Residues MAY 21-25, 2018 $2500 APR 30, 2018
Methods of Determination for Drug Residues in Fish, Meat, and Poultry MAY 29 - JUN 7, 2018 $3500 MAY 8, 2018
Determination of Filth JUN 18-22, 2018 $5000 MAY 28, 2018
LC-MS/MS for the Identification of Chemical Contaminants in Foods JUL 16-25, 2018 $3500 JUN 25, 2018
Methods of Determination for Pesticide Residues SEP 3-12, 2018 $3500 AUG 13, 2018
Methods of Determination for Mycotoxins OCT 1-10, 2018 $3500 SEP 10, 2018
Methods of Determination for Drug Residues in Fish, Meat, and Poultry NOV 5-14, 2018 $3500 OCT 15, 2018
Methods of Determination for Pesticide Residues DEC 4-13, 2018 $3500 NOV 13, 2018
UPCOMING SESSIONS

Methods of Determination for Mycotoxins

February 12th - February 21st, 2018
Price: $3500
Registration Deadline: January 22nd, 2018
Instructor: TBA
Chemistry,

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.

Methods for the Identification of Listeria monocytogenes in Foods

February 26th - March 2nd, 2018
Price: $2500
Registration Deadline: February 5th, 2018
Instructor: TBA
Microbiology,

Instructors will guide participants through the practice of fit-for-purpose laboratory (cultural and rapid) methods to detect Listeria monocytogenes in food.

Methods for the Identification of Salmonella and Campylobacter in Foods

March 12th - March 16th, 2018
Price: $2500
Registration Deadline: February 19th, 2018
Instructor: TBA
Microbiology,

Experts from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide the concepts and guide participants through the practice of fit-for-purpose laboratory methods to detect Salmonella and Campylobacter in foods.

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

March 26th - April 4th, 2018
Price: $3500
Registration Deadline: March 5th, 2018
Instructor: TBA
Chemistry,

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.

Methods of Identification for Shiga-toxin Producing E. coli

April 9th - April 13th, 2018
Price: $2500
Registration Deadline: March 25th, 2018
Instructor: TBA
Microbiology,

This course is designed for microbiology analysts who are involved in the detection of EHEC/STEC in fresh produce and/or meats. Participants will attend lectures and perform hands-on research for laboratory analysis, to include an overview of the FDA Bacteriological Analytical Manual (BAM) on Diarrheagenic E. coli, as well as USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) Microbiology Laboratory Guidebook on E. coli adulterants. Laboratory work will include FDA and USDA sample preparation methods, plating using chromogenic media and rapid methods for STEC detection.

Whole Genome Sequencing

April 30th - May 4th, 2018
Price: $2500
Registration Deadline: April 9th, 2018
Instructor: TBA
Microbiology,

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.

Methods of Determination for Mycotoxins

May 7th - May 16th, 2018
Price: $3500
Registration Deadline: April 16th, 2018
Instructor: TBA
Chemistry,

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.

Methods of Determination for Pesticide Residues

May 21st - May 25th, 2018
Price: $2500
Registration Deadline: April 30th, 2018
Instructor: TBA
Chemistry,

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)

Methods of Determination for Drug Residues in Fish, Meat, and Poultry

May 29th - June 7th, 2018
Price: $3500
Registration Deadline: May 8th, 2018
Instructor: TBA
Chemistry,

This course provides lectures on the regulations regarding veterinary drugs in fish, meat and poultry, as well as, theoretical and hands-on practice of fit-for-purpose laboratory methods. Subject-matter experts from the U.S. FDA and USDA will support instructors from the University of Maryland JIFSAN both in classroom lectures and practical exercises in the laboratory. Focus will be placed on liquid chromatographic methods for the quantitative and confirmatory determination of veterinary drugs such as nitrofurans, crystal violet, leucocrystal violet, leucobrilliant green, chloramphenicol and fluoroquinolones. Participants will also become familiar with sample preparations, chromatographic separation, and detection by tandem mass spectrometry. Commodities: Meat, poultry, fish, seafood, milk and honey.

Analysis of Microbial Contaminants in Seafood

June 11th - June 15th, 2018
Price: $2500
Registration Deadline: May 21st, 2018
Instructor: TBA
Microbiology,

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

Determination of Filth

June 18th - June 22nd, 2018
Price: $5000
Registration Deadline: May 28th, 2018
Instructor: TBA
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.

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

July 16th - July 25th, 2018
Price: $3500
Registration Deadline: June 25th, 2018
Instructor: TBA
Chemistry,

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.

Methods of Determination for Pesticide Residues

September 3rd - September 12th, 2018
Price: $3500
Registration Deadline: August 13th, 2018
Instructor: TBA
Chemistry,

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)

Whole Genome Sequencing

September 24th - September 28th, 2018
Price: $2500
Registration Deadline: September 3rd, 2018
Instructor: TBA
Microbiology,

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.

Methods of Determination for Mycotoxins

October 1st - October 10th, 2018
Price: $3500
Registration Deadline: September 10th, 2018
Instructor: TBA
Chemistry,

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.

Methods of Determination for Drug Residues in Fish, Meat, and Poultry

November 5th - November 14th, 2018
Price: $3500
Registration Deadline: October 15th, 2018
Instructor: TBA
Chemistry,

This course provides lectures on the regulations regarding veterinary drugs in fish, meat and poultry, as well as, theoretical and hands-on practice of fit-for-purpose laboratory methods. Subject-matter experts from the U.S. FDA and USDA will support instructors from the University of Maryland JIFSAN both in classroom lectures and practical exercises in the laboratory. Focus will be placed on liquid chromatographic methods for the quantitative and confirmatory determination of veterinary drugs such as nitrofurans, crystal violet, leucocrystal violet, leucobrilliant green, chloramphenicol and fluoroquinolones. Participants will also become familiar with sample preparations, chromatographic separation, and detection by tandem mass spectrometry. Commodities: Meat, poultry, fish, seafood, milk and honey.

Methods of Determination for Pesticide Residues

December 4th - December 13th, 2018
Price: $3500
Registration Deadline: November 13th, 2018
Instructor: TBA
Chemistry,

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)