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Methods for the Identification of Listeria monocytogenes in Foods

February 26th - March 2nd, 2018
Price: $2500
Registration Deadline: February 5th, 2018
Instructor: TBA
Microbiology,

Instructors will guide participants through the practice of fit-for-purpose laboratory (cultural and rapid) methods to detect Listeria monocytogenes in food.

Methods for the Identification of Salmonella and Campylobacter in Foods

March 12th - March 16th, 2018
Price: $2500
Registration Deadline: February 19th, 2018
Instructor: TBA
Microbiology,

Experts from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide the concepts and guide participants through the practice of fit-for-purpose laboratory methods to detect Salmonella and Campylobacter in foods.

LC-MS/MS for the Identification of Chemical Contaminants in Foods

March 26th - April 4th, 2018
Price: $3500
Registration Deadline: March 5th, 2018
Instructor: TBA
Chemistry,

This course provides lectures on the regulations in place in the United States regarding chemical contaminants in foods and theoretical and hands-on practice of FDA-recommended fit-for-purpose laboratory methods. Liquid and gas chromatographic methods are presented for the quantitative and confirmatory determination of triazines, furans, and acrylamide in foods. Materials and techniques of sample preparation will be reviewed and practiced for foods with different lipid content. Participants will learn how to implement these methods in their own laboratories through expert instruction and hands-on laboratory training.

Methods of Identification for Shiga-toxin Producing E. coli

April 9th - April 13th, 2018
Price: $2500
Registration Deadline: March 25th, 2018
Instructor: TBA
Microbiology,

This course is designed for microbiology analysts who are involved in the detection of EHEC/STEC in fresh produce and/or meats. Participants will attend lectures and perform hands-on research for laboratory analysis, to include an overview of the FDA Bacteriological Analytical Manual (BAM) on Diarrheagenic E. coli, as well as USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) Microbiology Laboratory Guidebook on E. coli adulterants. Laboratory work will include FDA and USDA sample preparation methods, plating using chromogenic media and rapid methods for STEC detection.

Whole Genome Sequencing

April 30th - May 4th, 2018
Price: $2500
Registration Deadline: April 9th, 2018
Instructor: TBA
Microbiology,

IFSTL in collaboration with FDA/CFSAN will hold a hands-on training in Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS). The course will consist of lectures on WGS, to include a comparison on the different technologies, overview of FDA's Genome Trakr and trouble shooting. Participants will be guided in laboratory exercises by subject matter experts from the FDA using Illumina's MiSeq.

Methods of Determination for Mycotoxins

May 7th - May 16th, 2018
Price: $3500
Registration Deadline: April 16th, 2018
Instructor: TBA
Chemistry,

This course is designed for professionals who need to perform detection and measurement of mycotoxins in food. After reviewing the relevant compliance programs from FDA and USDA, the students will learn and practice traditional and modern laboratory methods to prepare samples and standards, run ELISA plate and lateral flow methods, fluorescence and UV detection, and LC-MS/MS analyses.

Methods of Determination for Pesticide Residues

May 21st - May 25th, 2018
Price: $2500
Registration Deadline: April 30th, 2018
Instructor: TBA
Chemistry,

This course provides lectures on the regulation in place in the United States regarding pesticide residues in fresh fruits and produce, the FDA compliance program, theoretical and hands-on practice of FDA-recommended fit-for-purpose laboratory methods. Method development is taught for the techniques of gas chromatography, liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry (including tandem mass spectrometry)

Methods of Determination for Drug Residues in Fish, Meat, and Poultry

May 29th - June 7th, 2018
Price: $3500
Registration Deadline: May 8th, 2018
Instructor: TBA
Chemistry,

This course provides lectures on the regulations regarding veterinary drugs in fish, meat and poultry, as well as, theoretical and hands-on practice of fit-for-purpose laboratory methods. Subject-matter experts from the U.S. FDA and USDA will support instructors from the University of Maryland JIFSAN both in classroom lectures and practical exercises in the laboratory. Focus will be placed on liquid chromatographic methods for the quantitative and confirmatory determination of veterinary drugs such as nitrofurans, crystal violet, leucocrystal violet, leucobrilliant green, chloramphenicol and fluoroquinolones. Participants will also become familiar with sample preparations, chromatographic separation, and detection by tandem mass spectrometry. Commodities: Meat, poultry, fish, seafood, milk and honey.

Overview of Risk Analysis

June 4th, 2018
Price: $550
Registration Deadline: May 28th, 2018
Instructor: Dr. Charles Yoe

This one day course pulls together the basic principles of risk assessment, risk management, and risk communication. The target audience is newer members of the risk analysis community.

Risk Management

June 5th - June 7th, 2018
Price: $1320
Registration Deadline: May 29th, 2018
Instructor: Dr. Charles Yoe

Risk Management in the context of food safety is the process of weighing policy alternatives to control risks as effectively as possible. Risk managers are the decision makers. Success in risk management means arriving at practical and useful solutions to problems that are often plagued by uncertainty. Risk managers begin and end all risk analysis activities, they are responsible for the risk analysis process.

Qualitative Risk Assessment

June 8th - June 12th, 2018
Price: $1320
Registration Deadline: June 1st, 2018
Instructor: Dr. Charles Yoe

This is the original flagship course of the JIFSAN food safety risk analysis curriculum. Food Safety Risk Assessment predicts the likelihood of harm resulting from exposure to chemical, microbial and physical agents in the diet. Our 3-day in classroom course introduces the range of risk assessment approaches across a wide spectrum of food safety hazards, providing hands-on experience with both qualitative and quantitative techniques.

Analysis of Microbial Contaminants in Seafood

June 11th - June 15th, 2018
Price: $2500
Registration Deadline: May 21st, 2018
Instructor: TBA
Microbiology,

This course will explore through lectures and hands-on laboratory exercises the pathogens associated with raw and ready-to-eat (RTE) seafood products.

Risk Communication

June 13th - June 15th, 2018
Price: $1320
Registration Deadline: June 6th, 2018
Instructor: Dr. William K. Hallman

Risk Communication is the interactive exchange of information and opinions about hazards and risks, risk-related factors and risk perception. This 3-day in classroom course presents the basics of risk communication as it is practiced in the U.S.A. with applications to food safety.

Determination of Filth

June 18th - June 22nd, 2018
Price: $5000
Registration Deadline: May 28th, 2018
Instructor: TBA
Chemistry,

Hands-on workshop performed in a laboratory covering methods for the determination of filth in food samples. Teaching cadre composed of FDA and other specialists. Course topics include: Microanalytical filth extraction methods; Filth plate reading; Filth element identification; Regulatory issues related to filth.

Epidemiology for Risk Analysis

June 18th - June 20th, 2018
Price: $1320
Registration Deadline: June 11th, 2018
Instructor: Dr. Annette O'Connor , Dr. Jan Sargeant , Dr. Mary Torrence

This three day course provides a general overview of epidemiologic principles, methods, and approaches as they relate to food safety and risk assessment. There will be case studies focused on foodborne outbreak investigation and epidemiologic study design needed for food safety research hypotheses. The target audience is food safety professionals wanting to understand the different roles and synergies of epidemiology and risk assessment in regulatory decision making.

LC-MS/MS for the Identification of Chemical Contaminants in Foods

July 16th - July 25th, 2018
Price: $3500
Registration Deadline: June 25th, 2018
Instructor: TBA
Chemistry,

This course provides lectures on the regulations in place in the United States regarding chemical contaminants in foods and theoretical and hands-on practice of FDA-recommended fit-for-purpose laboratory methods. Liquid and gas chromatographic methods are presented for the quantitative and confirmatory determination of triazines, furans, and acrylamide in foods. Materials and techniques of sample preparation will be reviewed and practiced for foods with different lipid content. Participants will learn how to implement these methods in their own laboratories through expert instruction and hands-on laboratory training.

Methods of Determination for Pesticide Residues

September 3rd - September 12th, 2018
Price: $3500
Registration Deadline: August 13th, 2018
Instructor: TBA
Chemistry,

This course provides lectures on the regulation in place in the United States regarding pesticide residues in fresh fruits and produce, the FDA compliance program, theoretical and hands-on practice of FDA-recommended fit-for-purpose laboratory methods. Method development is taught for the techniques of gas chromatography, liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry (including tandem mass spectrometry)

Whole Genome Sequencing

September 24th - September 28th, 2018
Price: $2500
Registration Deadline: September 3rd, 2018
Instructor: TBA
Microbiology,

IFSTL in collaboration with FDA/CFSAN will hold a hands-on training in Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS). The course will consist of lectures on WGS, to include a comparison on the different technologies, overview of FDA's Genome Trakr and trouble shooting. Participants will be guided in laboratory exercises by subject matter experts from the FDA using Illumina's MiSeq.

Methods of Determination for Mycotoxins

October 1st - October 10th, 2018
Price: $3500
Registration Deadline: September 10th, 2018
Instructor: TBA
Chemistry,

This course is designed for professionals who need to perform detection and measurement of mycotoxins in food. After reviewing the relevant compliance programs from FDA and USDA, the students will learn and practice traditional and modern laboratory methods to prepare samples and standards, run ELISA plate and lateral flow methods, fluorescence and UV detection, and LC-MS/MS analyses.

Methods of Determination for Drug Residues in Fish, Meat, and Poultry

November 5th - November 14th, 2018
Price: $3500
Registration Deadline: October 15th, 2018
Instructor: TBA
Chemistry,

This course provides lectures on the regulations regarding veterinary drugs in fish, meat and poultry, as well as, theoretical and hands-on practice of fit-for-purpose laboratory methods. Subject-matter experts from the U.S. FDA and USDA will support instructors from the University of Maryland JIFSAN both in classroom lectures and practical exercises in the laboratory. Focus will be placed on liquid chromatographic methods for the quantitative and confirmatory determination of veterinary drugs such as nitrofurans, crystal violet, leucocrystal violet, leucobrilliant green, chloramphenicol and fluoroquinolones. Participants will also become familiar with sample preparations, chromatographic separation, and detection by tandem mass spectrometry. Commodities: Meat, poultry, fish, seafood, milk and honey.

Methods of Determination for Pesticide Residues

December 4th - December 13th, 2018
Price: $3500
Registration Deadline: November 13th, 2018
Instructor: TBA
Chemistry,

This course provides lectures on the regulation in place in the United States regarding pesticide residues in fresh fruits and produce, the FDA compliance program, theoretical and hands-on practice of FDA-recommended fit-for-purpose laboratory methods. Method development is taught for the techniques of gas chromatography, liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry (including tandem mass spectrometry)