Whole Genome Sequencing for Better Public Health and Food Safety Outcomes - Session 2
Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) is becoming an essential tool in public health and food safety whether used for precision identification of virulent pathogens and food microbial contaminants, understanding genetic changes in pathogens, forensic tracing of public health incidents and food borne illness outbreaks, or developing preventive strategies.
This conference, run over 2 consecutive afternoon sessions, considers the key question - ‘How can this powerful technology further protect public health and address food safety concerns in the 21st century?’ You will hear from leading scientists using WGS daily, in their research and development work. Practitioners will present case studies showing how these evolving technologies can be productively used by industry to inform food safety practice and mitigate food safety risks to protect public health.
International Life Sciences Institute SEAR Australasia (ILSI), the New Zealand Food Safety Science and Research Centre and AIFST are collaborating to showcase the latest in WGS science and implementation practice. Drawing on international expertise and Australasia’s leading researchers and industry practitioners, this conference will not only bring to you the latest science, it will reveal the enormous potential of WGS technology when applied to the critical matters of public health and food safety.
PROGRAM Session 2: Thursday Oct 29, 2020-
Applying WGS and Communicating to Stakeholders
1230 – 1235
Welcome and Introduction: Session Chair
Mr Dean Stockwell – ILSI SEAR A’asia Vice President (Dean Stockwell Consulting)
1235 - 1300
WGS 301: Communicating WGS findings to industry, government and consumers
Ms. Veronica Polegubic – Manager, Communication & Stakeholder Engagement, Food Standards Australia New Zealand
1300 - 1325
The current status of instrumentation and IT relevant to WGS
Dr. Belle Yan – Scientific Affairs Manager – Industry Microbiology (ASEAN & South Asia), bioMérieux
1325 - 1345
Panel Session: Moving from research to application
Panel Chair: Mr Glen Neal – General Manager, Risk Management & Intelligence, Food Standards Australia New Zealand
Dr Verlaine Timms – Research Fellow, Westmead Clinical School, University of Sydney
Dr Craig Shadbolt – Principal Food Safety Scientist, New South Wales Food Authority
Mr Joe Lederman - Co-Principal & Exec Chair FoodLegal (Lawyers & Compliance Risk Advisors), Melbourne
1345 - 1350
Panel Q & A
1350 - 1410
Application of WGS in food safety (Case Study 2)
Prof Steve Musser - Deputy Center Director - Scientific Operations
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, US FDA
1410 - 1415
Comments from audience
1415 - 1430
Panel Session: Bringing it all together
Panel Chair: Prof Martin Cole – Head of the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine - University of Adelaide
Dr Philip Wescombe– R&D Manager, Yili Innovation Centre Oceania, NZ
1430 - 1435
1435 - 1440
Close: Session Chair
Mr Dean Stockwell
*There will be 5 min Q&A session after every presentation.
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ILSI/AIFST/NZIFST/NZFSSRC Members - $60 for one day or $100 for both days
Non members - $75 for one day or $120 for both days
Student/ Graduate members - $30 for one day or $50 for both days.
Student non-members please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a discount code when you show proof of student status.
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