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Reaching At-Risk Audiences and Today's Other Food Safety Challenges

Monday, September 25, 2006
1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Preconference Workshops


Tuesday, September 26, 2006
8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Preconference Workshops
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.Lunch (on your own)
1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Preconference Workshops
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Grand Rounds: Giardiasis
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Welcome Reception (Exhibit Hall)
Exhibits Open
Workshop Descriptions

Epi-Ready Team Training
Developed by the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) and CDC, this workshop provides up-to-date foodborne disease outbreak investigation and surveillance training. This workshop will include interactive group exercises, question and answer sessions, and didactic lectures on passive surveillance, outbreak determination, environmental assessment, epidemiological investigation, laboratory guidance, and final report writing.
Coordinators: Tom Dickey, NEHA and Stan Hazan, NSF International (1½ days)

Conference Links

Understanding and Controlling Transmission of Listeria monocytogenes in Ready-to-Eat Meats from Processing Plant to Consumer
This interactive workshop aimed at meat processors, meat scientists, regulators, and food safety education specialists will discuss recent research designed to enhance the safety of ready-to-eat meats and pathogen control.
Coordinator: Patricia Kendall, Colorado State University (1½ days)

School Food Service Management: Developing a Safety Program
Chaired by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and the National Food Service Management Institute (NFSMI), this training will introduce the Process Approach. At the completion of this training, school food service directors and supervisors will be able to apply the training lessons and develop a practical written food safety plan. The training materials, developed for USDA/FNS by the NFSMI, compliment the USDA guidance.
Coordinator: Theresa Stretch, NSFMI (1 day)

Food Safe Schools: It Takes a Team
This interactive workshop provides a one-stop resource using a team approach involving the school community. The approach allows schools to identify gaps in food safety and to develop an action plan for becoming food-safe. Participants will experience first-hand the value of working as a team by brainstorming to actively solve a food safety problem.
Coordinators: Solange Morrisette, National Coalition for Food Safe Schools; Elizabeth Bugden, Kids First, Rhode Island Department of Education; Vanessa Dearman, National Environmental Health Association; Marion Hinners, Food and Nutrition Service, USDA

Train-the-Trainer, Section I: Presentation Skills for Food Safety Educators
Chaired by the American Dietetic Association (ADA), strategies for conducting more effective food safety education training when conference attendees return to their communities will be presented. This workshop focuses on how to plan, prepare, conduct, and assess the effectiveness of training, incorporating principles of adult education that promote better understanding of adult behaviors.
Coordinator: Marianne Hogue, ADA; Instructor: Jamie Stamey, Steritech (1 day)

Train-the-Trainer, Section II: Presentation Skills for Food Safety Educators
Chaired by the American Dietetic Association (ADA), strategies for conducting more effective food safety education training when conference attendees return to their communities will be presented. This workshop focuses on how to plan, prepare, conduct, and assess the effectiveness of training, incorporating principles of adult education that promote better understanding of adult behaviors.
Coordinators: Brenda Hankins and Ensley Howell, National Food Service Management Institute (1 day)

CDCynergy: Step by Step Guidance for Applying Social Marketing Systematically to Public Health Programs
You don't need to be a marketing expert to practice effective social marketing. Social Marketing is a powerful approach for moving beyond health education, and communication. This training will introduce participants to the CDCynergy-Social Marketing Edition Version 2.0 (CDC-SM2). CDC-SM2 is a CD-ROM based planning tool and tutorial for applying social marketing systematically to public health programs. As an interactive multimedia decision support tool, CDC-SM2 tells you what to do at each step of the social marketing process, and tells you how to do it. In this training you will learn to install and navigate the CDC-SM2 wealth of resources. Through the use of formative research, classic marketing theory, and best practices in behavioral science and program evaluation, CDC-SM2 and social marketing can help you develop tailored, evidence based interventions.
Presenter: Thomas Reizes, New York State Department of Health (1 day)

Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals: Key Players in Prevention and Detection of Foodborne Illness
Chaired by the American Nurses Foundation (ANF), and adopted from CDC sponsored Food Safety for School Nurses, this workshop will motivate and empower nurses and other health care professionals to improve the diagnosis and management of foodborne illness, as well as promote safe food handling behavior among patients, family members, and caregivers. Nurses and other health care professionals will learn strategies that can improve early detection and reporting of suspected cases of foodborne illness. By maintaining vigilance, nurses and other health care professionals may help reduce the incidence of these preventable diseases among general and at-risk populations.
Coordinators: Elaine Brainerd, ANF and Janice Adams-King, USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) (½ day)

Food Safe Schools: USDA Update - Food Safety and Schools
In the afternoon session, USDA Food and Nutrition Service staff will cover tools and resources in an update on: Epidemiological Analyses of National Foodborne Illness Data for School Settings and Development of Targeted Food Safety Education Materials; National School Lunch Program Requirements: School Food Safety Programs and Additional Health Inspections; and Food Defense - Impact on USDA Nutrition Assistance Programs.
Coordinators: Margaret Venuto, Food and Nutrition Service, USDA; Audrina A. Lange, Food and Nutrition Service, USDA; Brenda Halbrook, Food and Nutrition Service, USDA

Keeping your Cool: Effective Crisis & Emergency Risk Communication
This workshop will equip participants with the tools to navigate the harsh realities of speaking to the public, media, partners and stakeholders during an intense public-safety emergency, including terrorism. In a crisis, the right message at the right time is a "resource multiplier"—it helps response officials get their job done. Many of the predictable harmful individual and community behaviors can be mitigated with effective crisis and emergency risk communication. Each crisis will carry its own psychological baggage. A leader must anticipate what mental stresses the population will be experiencing and apply appropriate communication strategies to attempt to manage these stresses in the population. During this workshop participants will learn: The Psychology of Communicating in a Crisis; Working with Media during a Crisis; Their Role as a Spokesperson; and Public Health and Media Law.
Presenter: Barbara Reynolds, CDC (½ day)

Grand Rounds: Giardiasis
Chaired by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and adopted from the Primer format, the pathophysiological and clinical presentation of Giardiasis will be presented to physicians and other health care professionals. As a foodborne illness, its transmission, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and identification of populations most at risk will also be discussed. This will be an interactive session to promote the dialogue and significance of diagnosing and reporting foodborne illness.
Coordinators: Julia Smith, CDC and L.J. Tan, American Medical Association (2 hours)
Last Modified May 31, 2013