10th Workshop on Food Allergen Methodologies

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10th Workshop on Food Allergen Methodologies
May 7 – 9, 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton Toronto Downtown

Workshop Description

The Bureau of Chemical Safety in Health Canada's Food Directorate and the Food Allergy Research and Resource Program (FARRP) are sponsoring the Tenth Workshop on Food Allergen Methodologies to take place in Toronto, ON, Canada on May 7– 9, 2018. The event will kick off with a reception the evening of Sunday, May 6, 2018.

As a follow-up to the 2016 workshop organized by Health Canada and FARRP, the Tenth Workshop on Food Allergen Methodologies aims at increasing consultation, information exchange, and harmonization in the area of food allergens and analytical methods for food allergens.

The Tenth Workshop on Food Allergen Methodologies aims at gathering scientists, chemists, analysts and other representatives from government agencies, university, industry and consumer associations, to discuss issues related to detection, identification, characterization, and control of allergen residues in foods.

10th Workshop on Food Allergen Methodologies Program (PDF 4 pages) (Tentative program subject to change.  Updates will be posted as they become available.)

Various topics to be discussed:

  • Consumer Impacts of Food Allergies
  • iFAAM (European Commission Project)
  • Analytical Update
  • Updates on Mass Spectrometric & ELISA Approaches for Allergen Analysis
  • Food Allergen Risk Assessment
  • The Regulatory Perspective

Poster Session

A poster session will be held on Monday, May 7, 2018. Poster Abstracts are due Friday, March 23, 2018. You must register to be able to enter your poster abstract online. If you have any questions, please contact Pat Gergen at pgergen2@unl.edu.

Poster Abstract Submission - Available mid-October, 2017

Food Product Manufacturers Session Specific
Tuesday, May 8 and Wednesday, May 9

While we encourage you to attend all three days of the workshop, this year’s workshop has two days of dedicated topics of special interests to the Food Product Manufacturers to include the following:

  • Analytical Test Methods, Uses, and Interpretation
  • Analytical Method Product Demonstrations and Reception
  • Food Allergen Risk Assessments
  • Regulatory Perspectives

Registration:

  • Government, Educational and Consumer group representatives (full workshop) - $495 USD
  • Industry and other representatives (full workshop) - $695 USD
  • Two Day Registration - $495 USD
  • One Day Registration - $325 USD
  • Invited Speaker Registration - $0 USD

Government           Industry          

Two Day             One Day           Speaker

Optional Dinner - Monday May 7, 2018

Details to be annouced

Hotel Information

DoubleTree by Hilton Toronto Downtown
108 Chestnut Street
Toronto, ON M5G1RS
Canada

Reservations
$199 CAD Single/Double
Room block name:  University of Nebraska

Room block closes Monday, April 10, 2018. Rooms will be released after that date.

Reservations should be made directly with the hotel.  After April 10, reservations will be accepted on the basis of space and rate availability.

For additional information contact:

Pat Gergen, FARRP
University of Nebraska
Phone: +1.402.472.5302
Fax: +1.402.472.5307
E-mail: pgergen2@unl.edu