Draft Agenda - Using Applied Epidemiology and Other Tools to Protect the Public Health

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REGULATIONS AND DIRECTIVES DEVELOPMENT


DRAFT

Using Applied Epidemiology and Other Tools to Protect the Public Health
April 29, 2003

Washington Plaza Hotel
10 Thomas Circle, NW
Washington, DC
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MORNING SESSION

8:30 Introduction

Mr. Philip Derfler
Deputy Administrator
Office of Policy and Program Development
Food Safety and Inspection Service
8:35 The Importance of Epidemiology
Dr. Elsa A. Murano
Under Secretary for Food Safety
U.S. Department of Agriculture
8:50 The Use of Epidemiology in a Model Public Health Agency
Dr. Garry L. McKee
Administrator
Food Safety and Inspection Service
9:00 Progress Review and Agenda
Mr. Philip Derfler
9:15 Meat, Poultry and Egg Product Foodborne Outbreak Strategies
Dr. David P. Goldman
Acting Director
Human Health Sciences Division
Office of Public Health
Food Safety and Inspection Service
9:45 Public Comment
10:00 Break
10:25 Conducting In-plant Food Safety Assessments
Mr. Charles L. Gioglio
Director
Inspection and Enforcement Initiatives Staff
Office of Policy and Program Development
Food Safety and Inspection Service
11:00 Public Comment
11:30 Lunch

AFTERNOON SESSION

12:45 Introduction
12:55 Food Safety Investigation Scenario
Foodborne Disease Outbreak
Dr. Steven D. Bengtson
Epidemiology Officer
Office of Public Health and Science
Food Safety and Inspection Service
Foodborne Disease Outbreak Investigation
Using Applied Epidemiology and Other Tools

Dr. Kristin G. Holt
Liaison to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Office of Public Health and Science
Food Safety and Inspection Service
In-plant Food Safety Assessment
Dr. Isabel Arrington
Director
Technical Assistance and Correlation Division
Technical Service Center, Field Operations
Food Safety and Inspection Service
2:00 Break
2:30 Panel Discussion
Moderator:
Dr. Kristin G. Holt
Liaison to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Office of Public Health and Science
Food Safety and Inspection Service

Panel:

Mr. John J. Guzewich
Director
Emergency Coordination and Response
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration
Department of Health and Human Services
Dr. John Painter
Medical Epidemiologist
Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases Branch
Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases
National Center for Infectious Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Ms. Caroline Smith DeWaal
Director
Food Safety Program
Center for Science in the Public Interest
Dr. Timothy Freier
Cargill Corporate Microbiologist
Cargill Corporate Food Safety Team
Cargill, Inc.
4:00 Public Comment
4:20 Closing Remarks
Dr. Merle D. Pierson
Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety
United States Department of Agriculture
4:30 Adjourn

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Regulations and Directives Development Staff
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