2015 Conference Schedule

2015 Agenda

Schedule for Download

JUNE 3, 2015 Kansas State University -Biosecurity Research Institute
Important Information on BRI and Entry into the Facility
9:00 AM Executive Management Team Meeting
NOON Stakeholder Advisory Board Meeting/Lunch
2:00 PM Objective Team Meetings
JUNE 3, 2015 Flint Hills Discovery Center
6:00 PM OPENING RECEPTION FOR REGISTERED CONFERENCE ATTENDEES
Kansas State University Welcome
Provost April Mason, PhD, Kansas State University
JUNE 4, 2015 Manhattan Conference Center
7:00 AM  INFORMATION DESK OPEN
7:00 AM BREAKFAST
8:00 AM WELCOME & KEYNOTE
Welcome from Kansas State University
Karen Burg, PhD, Vice President for Research, Kansas State University
John Floros, PhD, Dean of the College of Agriculture, Kansas State University
USDA NIFA Welcome
Jeanette Thurston, National Program Leader, Division of Food Safety, USDA
STEC CAP Status Report
Rodney Moxley, DVM, Ph.D., Director, STEC CAP Grant, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The Numbers Haven’t Decreased, the Problem Just Got Bigger: Analysis of Foodborne Illness Victim Data
Darin Detwiler, STOP Foodborne Illness
9:15 AM REFRESHMENT BREAK
9:45 AM OBJECTIVE 2 & 3 PRESENTATIONS
Moderator – John Luchansky
Microbiome influences on STEC prevalence in pre-harvest cattle
Jessica Chopyk, PhD, University of Delaware
Assessing and Mitigating the Risk of Shiga-toxigenic Escherichia coli (STEC) in Live Cattle
Dave Smith, DVM, PhD, Mississippi State University
Epidemiology of STEC in cattle production systems: update on STEC CAP research activities
Natalia Cernicchiaro, DVM, PhD, Kansas State University
Progress on controlling STEC in raw, further processed, and RTE beef product
Anna Porto-Fett, PhD, ARS-USDA
11:45 AM OEIE PRESENTATION
Robert McCowen, Kansas State University
12:15 PM BUFFET LUNCH
1:15 PM OBJECTIVE 3 PRESENTATIONS
Moderator – Rodney Moxley
Efficacy of chemical and biological interventions to reduce O157 and non-O157 STEC on chilled beef surfaces: effect of the method of application
Matt Taylor, PhD, Texas A & M University
RF and Non-Thermal Disinfection of Beef Patties
Jim Cullor, DVM, PhD, University of California, Davis
Synthesis of STEC CAP Economic Assessments
Glynn Tonsor, PhD, Kansas State University
2:45 PM REFRESHMENT BREAK
3:15 PM OBJECTIVE 3 & 4 PRESENTATIONS
Moderator – Curtis Kastner
Energy and Water Footprint of Beef Packing Facilities
Jeyam Subbiah, PhD, University of Nebraska-­‐Lincoln
Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment of STEC-7: An Update
Pius Ekong, Kansas State University
Modeling the transmission dynamics of STEC in cattle
Cristina Lanzas, PhD, North Carolina State University
5:00 PM POSTER SESSION AND RECEPTION
JUNE 5, 2015 Manhattan Conference Center
7:00 AM INFORMATION DESK OPEN
7:00 AM BREAKFAST
8:00 AM OBJECTIVE 1 PRESENTATIONS
Moderator – Randy Phebus
Pathogen biomarker based diagnostics for discriminative detection of STEC
Harshini Mukundan, PhD, Los Alamos National Laboratory
High Throughput, Multiplexed Assays to Facilitate Detection of Shiga Toxin Producing E. coli in the Beef Chain
Dr. Alina Desphande, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Updates on detection methods development and validation
Jianfa Bai, PhD, Kansas State University
9:30 AM REFRESHMENT BREAK
10:00 AM OBJECTIVE 5 PRESENTATIONS
Moderator – Dan Gallagher
Refining Food and Nutrition Science Education through Piloting and Capstone Development
Jason D. Ellis, PhD, Kansas State University
Kyle Longacre, M.Ed, Souderton Area High School
Extension Programs for Reducing STEC in Beef from Small Business Meat Processors
Dennis Burson, PhD, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Assessing consumer handling practices and perceptions of mechanically tenderized beef
Renee Boyer, PhD, Virginia Tech
11:30 PM CLOSING COMMENTS
Harsha Thippareddi, PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
12:00 PM BOX LUNCHES AVAILABLE