IFSH Meetings and Events Calendar
IFSH holds member meetings and special focus workshops for its stakeholders each year. Members can access detailed information through the Members section of this website.
IFSH Annual Meeting 2013
The IFSH Annual Meeting was held at the Burr Conference Center (BRCC), Burr Ridge, IL on September 17 and 18, 2013. This year’s meeting marked the 25th Anniversary of the FDA Cooperative Research Agreement with IIT, which established the nation’s first true joint FDA, university and industry collaborative research model, which remains so to this date. The meeting featured presentations on the state of IFSH, overviews of the IFSH NCFST collaborative research programs, and updates on its other three centers. Invited speakers included Mike Landa, J.D., Director, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), FDA and Capt. Domenic Veneziano, Office of Enforcement and Import Operations, ORA/FDA, Ricardo Carvajal, Partner at Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C., Lauren Robin, Ph.D. Review Chemist, Office of Food Additive Safety, CFSAN/FDA, Shelley Feist, Executive Director, Partnership for Food Safety Education, and Mike Adams, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Office of Food Additive Safety, CFSAN/FDA, speaking on the topics related to food safety, FDA mission, FSMA and preventive controls. Two task forces, Low Moisture Food Safety, and Sprout Safety working groups met at the BRCC on the margins of the opening session. The Annual Meeting 25th Anniversary Dinner event was capped off with three significant distinguished awards. These were The Darsh Wasan IFSH Food Safety Award to Dr. Donald L. Zink, FDA CFSAN for Outstanding Contributions to Food Safety across Government, Academia and Industry; A Special Achievement Award to Dr. Phillip L. Minerich for his Lifetime Contributions to Food Safety across Government, Academia, and Industry; and A Legacy Award to Dr. Darsh Wasan for his Vision and Leadership in Establishing NCFST and IFSH. The Annual Meeting recorded the highest ever number in attendance at 185. This year also marked the highest ever enrolled IFSH membership at 65 member companies. Five companies that recently joined IFSH participated in the technology showcase session with either a podium introduction and/or an exhibit table. The five companies were BASF, MedTech Bioscience, Napasol North America, Northland Laboratories, and Roka BioScience. This session provided members insights for future collaborations. A total of 25 posters representing various aspects of the current collaborative science projects were presented on the second day in a round robin followed by a one hour networking at the posters. Many of the poster presenters were IFSH/FdSN students. IFSH Members can view the slides presented at the Annual Meeting by clicking on Meetings and Materials > Annual Meeting.