11th Food Allergens Methodologies Workshop

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11th Food Allergens Methodologies Workshop

If you have any questions please contact Pat Gergen at pgergen2@unl.edu

May 4-6, 2020

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 Eleventh Food Allergens Methodologies Workshop to take place May 4-6, 2020.

As a follow-up to the 2018 workshop organized by Health Canada and FARRP, the Eleventh Food Allergens Methodologies Workshop aims at increasing consultation, information exchange, and harmonization in the area of food allergens and analytical methods for food allergens.

The Eleventh Food Allergens Methodologies Workshop 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.

Workshop Program
(Subject to change)

Various topics to be discussed:

  • Consumer Impacts of Food Allergies
  • Novel Foods and Allergenicity
  • Updates on Mass Spectrometry & ELISA Approaches for Allergen Analysis
  • Food Allergen Risk Assessment & Risk Management
  • Food Allergies - Codex, Sanitation, Labeling & Consumer Response

Optional Dinner - Monday, May 4, 2020 (6:30 PM)

Joey Bell Tower Restaurant - Ice District
10310 101 Street NW
Edmonton, AB, T5J 4X1
Phone: +1 780-990-5639

Poster Session - Monday, May 4, 2020

You must register to be able to enter your Poster Abstract online. Once you are registered you will receive a reference code (i.e. 6XJ-KXO-457) in your Registration Confirmation Email. Use the reference code and the following link Poster Abstract Submission to setup your Poster Abstract account. Please choose from the available Poster Abstract categories for your submission. Poster Abstracts are limited to 2500 characters, excluding Poster Short Name which is limited to 50 characters and the Presentation Title which should list full name of abstract. Poster Abstracts are due Monday, March 23, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact Pat Gergen at pgergen2@unl.edu.


  • Industry and other representatives (full workshop) - $695 USD
  • Government, Educational and Consumer group representatives (full workshop) - $495 USD
  • 1.5 day Registration - $425 USD
Registration fee is not refundable unless the workshop is filled or cancelled.  No refunds will be given if your attendance is not possible (substitutions are acceptable with prior notice).

Industry          Government          1.5 Day

Hotel Information

JW Marriott Edmonton Ice District
10344 102 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0K9
+1 780-784-7950 direct

Room Rate: $263 CAD + tax per night (Standard/King)

Reservations should be made online with the hotel.  Room block closes Monday, March 30, 2020. Rooms will be released after that date. After March 30, reservations will be accepted on the basis of space and rate availability.

Click here to book your group rate online for the 11th Food Allergens Methodologies Workshop
You may also call Marriott Reservations at +1 888-236-2421 and use room block name 11th Food Allergens Methodologies Workshop

Airport Shuttle/Taxi
  • Skyshuttle Airport Service, reservation required, fee: $18 CAD (one way); Book online at Skyshuttle Airport Service or call +1 780-465-8515
  • Greater Edmonton Taxi; reservation required; estimated taxi fare: $60 CAD (one way); call +1 780-462-3456
Hotel Parking
  • Off-site parking: $6 CAD hourly, $26 CAD daily
  • Valet parking: $50 CAD daily
Driving Directions to the JW Marriott Edmonton Ice District hotel (distance 18.4 miles)
Get on AB-2 N. Head northeast on 36 St E toward 60 Ave E. Turn right onto AB-19 E. Slight right to merge onto AB-2 N toward Edmonton. Follow AB-2 N to Gateway Blvd in Edmonton. Keep right at the fork to continue on Gateway Blvd/AB-2 N. Follow Gateway Blvd, Queen Elizabeth Park Rd and 105 St NW to 102 St NW. Continue straight onto 103 St NW N/Gateway Blvd. Use the left 2 lanes to turn right onto Saskatchewan Dr NW. Use the left 2 lanes to turn sharply left onto Queen Elizabeth Park Rd. Use any lane to turn right onto Walterdale Hill NW. Continue onto 105 St NW. Continue straight to stay on 105 St NW. Turn right onto 104 Ave NW. Turn right onto 102 St NW.

(Find additional information on the Edmonton International Airport (EIA) here EIA Airport or call +1 780-890-8900)

For additional information contact:

Pat Gergen, FARRP
University of Nebraska
Phone: +1 402.472.5302
E-mail: pgergen2@unl.edu