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 Spectrometry & ELISA Approaches for Allergen Analysis
  • Food Allergen Risk Assessment
  • The Regulatory Perspective

Optional Dinner - Monday May 7, 2018

Elm Tree Restaurant
43 Elm Street
Toronto, ON M5G 1H1
Phone +1-416-901-7339

Pre-registration is required - Cost $65 USD per person

All reservations must be received by Wednesday, May 2, 2018

      Participant &
Guest Reservation
      Optional Dinner

Poster Session

A poster session will be held on Monday, May 7, 2018. Poster Abstracts are due Monday, April 2, 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
Click on the link above and enter the Reference Code sent to you in your Registration Confirmation (i.e. 6XJ-KXO-457). Once you are logged in you will be able to create an Author account and then submit your poster abstract. Please choose from the available poster abstract categories for your submission.

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 Closed:

  • 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

Hotel Information

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

$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