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Our Experiences (continued)

Alonzo A. Gabriel
Quezon City,
The Philippines

Attending the IAFP Annual Meeting for the first time is an experience I will never
forget. More than 3,600 attendees from academia, industry, government, and nongovernment organizations came together to exchange ideas on how relevant food safety
challenges can be addressed to provide consumers safe and wholesome products.
I attended one of the Pre-Meeting Workshops, "Next Generation Sequencing,"
and was able to appreciate how this technology can help us better trace and more
precisely identify causative agents of outbreaks. In the Professional Development Group
meetings I attended, I learned about the current activities and projects addressing a
wide array of concerns ranging from food safety education to predictive model building.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank IAFP for this Travel Award that allowed
me to participate and learn from my peers. As a young academic, I found the knowledge
I received throughout the meeting quite valuable in enriching my teaching, research,
and community extension works. I appreciate IAFP's efforts to include scientists from
countries with developing economies, as our food safety and food protection challenges
are significant hurdles in achieving national development.
Thank you! Mabuhay!

I would like to thank IAFP for this Travel Award that enabled me to attend my first
IAFP Annual Meeting and experience this unique gathering of scientists involved in
food protection from academia, government, and industry. IAFP 2017 was a one-stop
gathering where I had the unique opportunity to meet a couple of the forerunners in the
field of food science and food safety, some who have modelled my career through their
books and research publications.
I was able to meet researchers from various groups working on similar topics to
my current research on next generation sequencing data, as well as novel trends in
microbial risk assessment. I specifically met two contacts and initiated discussions on
collaborative activities toward development of analytical models to conduct predictive
risk assessment using next generation sequencing data as well as model input data
options derived from sequencing data.
I was indeed torn on choosing presentations to attend due to the numerous
simultaneous sessions which all offered highly-relevant information for my research
topic, as well as recent developments in different food protection topics. I attended
Patrick Njage
many highly informative oral and poster presentations which were quite inspiring for
Nairobi, Kenya
my research topic and methodology. I also gave an oral presentation during which I
obtained useful feedback.
In addition to scientific benefits, I met seven colleagues of my Kenyan origin who are living and working in the U.S.
We held a meeting and laid a framework for the advancement of food safety in Kenya through the formation of a Kenyan
Association for Food Protection. We have scheduled future web-conferences and an agenda toward this goal.
I would need several pages to relate all the wonderful and memorable cultural experiences, including the hospitality
and places I visited in Tampa and other U.S. cities prior to my departure. Indeed, IAFP 2017 was one of the most fruitful
scientific conferences I have ever attended. I highly appreciate the financial assistance made possible by the IAFP
Foundation, which allowed me to attend this meeting, presenting to and benefitting from the work of my peers.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Food Protection Trends - November/December 2017

The Cleanliness of Resusable Water Bottles: How Contamination Levels are Affected by Bottle Usage and Cleaning Behaviors of Bottle Owners
Impact of Carcass Anatomical Location on the Microbiological Profile of Beef Trimmings
Thermal Processing Parameters to Ensure a 5-log Reduction of Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella enterica, and Listeria monocytogenes in Acidified Tomato-based Foods
Experimental Evaluation of Performance of Sampling Techniques for Microbiological Quantification on Carcass Services
Effect-based Analytics for Toxicological Screening - Concepts for Future Developments
Beyond the Bio - John Luchansky
PDF Highlight - Food Chemical Hazards and Food Allergy PDG
IAFP 2017 In Review
Industry Products
Coming Events
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