2016 AGENDA

2016 STEC CAP ANNUAL CONFERENCE

JUNE 14-16, 2016
EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL
LINCOLN, NE


 
TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016
 
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM CONFERENCE INFORMATION DESK OPEN  
 9:00 AM - NOON  EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT MEETING  
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM KEY COLLABORATOR MEETING
(Closed Session)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Pathway 360 (Invitation Only)
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM SOCIAL HOUR
Networking time, make plans for the evening
P Street Patio
Embassy Suites Hotel

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016
 

7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

CONFERENCE INFORMATION DESK OPEN

 
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM CONFERENCE OPENING SESSION  
 

Welcome from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Archie Clutter, Dean, Agriculture Research Division, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  USDA NIFA Welcome

Isabel Walls, National Program Leader, Division of Food Safety, USDA

Update on Progress in the STEC CAP: Outcomes and Impacts

Rodney Moxley, DVM, Ph.D.. Director, STEC CAP Grant, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Souderton's Pathway 360° Collaborative Venture:  Promoting Careers in Agriculture and Food Safety through Work-Based Learning Opportunities

Kyle Longacre, Souderton Area High School
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

BREAK

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM OPENING SESSION (CONTINUED)

Reporting Progress, Outcomes and Impacts: Where do we go from here?

Cindy Shuman, Ph.D, Acting Director, OEIE, Kansas State University

10:30 AM - NOON SESSION I

MODERATOR Rodney Moxley

STEC - health risks and regulatory significance

Peter Feng, Ph.D., Research Microbiologist, DHHS/FDA

Comparative genomics reveals key differences in virulence and defense genes of Shigatoxigenic and enteropathogenic E. coli: potential targets for serotype-specific molecular detection

Lance Noll, Kansas State University

Evaluation of High Throughput, Multiplexed Assays to Facilitate Detection of Shiga Toxin Producing E. coli in the Beef Chain

Travis Woods, University of New Mexico

Exploiting the amphiphilic biochemistry of LPS: implications for detection and laboratory study

Harshini Mukundan, Ph.D., Los Alamos National Laboratory

NOON - 1:00 PM

BUFFET LUNCH

 
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM SESSION II  
MODERATOR John Luchansky

Updates on recent and on-going pre- and post-harvest research in commercial beef production systems

David Renter, DVM, Ph.D., Director, Center for Outcomes Research & Education, Kansas State University

Dietary strategies that may influence STEC shedding in feedlot cattle: Distillers and fiber from distillers

Galen Erickson, PAS, Ph.D., Beef Feedlot Extension Specialist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Feedlot- and pen-level prevalence of Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli in feces of commercial feedlot cattle in two major U.S. cattle feeding areas

Charlie A. Cull, DVM, Ph.D., Kansas State University

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

BREAK

 
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM SESSION III  
MODERATOR Randy Phebus
Food Safety Systems  – Research, Science and Validation Chad Martin, Vice President, Food Safety & Quality Assurance, Tyson Fresh Meats

Progress on STEC Applied Microbiology – Interventions Research

Harshavardan Thippareddi, Ph.D., University of Georgia
Efficacy of Serial Lauric Arginate (LAE) Applications on Chilled Beef Carcasses, Loins, and Manufacturing Trim Prior to Grinding for Reducing Surrogate Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli Nicholas Sevart, Kansas State University
Modeling the Growth and Survival of Shiga Toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in Beef Dr. Lin Li, Neogen
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM POSTER SESSION AND RECEPTION  
     

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016
 

7:00 AM -NOON

CONFERENCE INFORMATION DESK OPEN

 

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

SESSION IV

 
MODERATOR Dan Gallagher

FSIS STEC Update 

Philip Bronstein, Ph.D., Director of Science Staff, Office of Public Health Science, USDA-FSIS
Prevalence and Characterization of Escherichia coli O157:H7 Recovered from Retail Veal in Mid-Atlantic Region of the United States Salina Parveen, Ph.D., University of Maryland Eastern Shore 

Meta-Analysis on the Effect of Interventions Used in Cattle Processing Plants to Reduce Escherichia coli Contamination in Beef

Sampson Zhilyaev, Virginia Tech

Dose-Response Meta-analysis for STEC O157:H7

Kat Phetxumphou, Virginia Tech

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

BREAK

 

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

SESSION V

 
MODERATOR Curtis Kastner

Development of Educational Modules as a Tool for Education and Outreach

Sara E. Gragg, Ph.D., Kansas State University

Aspect of Food Safety Education and Communication: Positive Deviance Approach and Food Irradiation Messaging

Betty Feng, Ph.D., University of California Davis

Investigating Food Thermometer Usage and Intervention Development at College Football Tailgates

Mary Yavelak, North Carolina State University

11:30 AM - NOON

LUNCH & CLOSING COMMENTS

 
NOON - 2:00 PM MEETING WITH STAKEHOLDER ADVISORY BOARD  (Closed Meeting)