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Current Testing Approaches & Implications for Public Health 

​October 30, 2019

10:30 to 5 pm

Join DC area scientists (professionals and students) for an exciting afternoon of food safety, microbiology, public health, networking, and refreshments! 

The meeting is jointly hosted by the Capital Area Food Protection Association (CAFPA) ( and the American Society of Microbiology (ASM) Washington, D.C. Branch.

Registration closed on October 22. There will be no onsite registration. 



U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

Harvey W. Wiley Federal Building

5001 Campus Drive

College Park, MD 20740

* Printed Copies will be available on site.

ASM Washington, D.C. Branch (DC ASM) is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program.

IAFP Keynote Speaker:

Enteric Virus Testing – Challenges and Public Health Implications

Julie Jean, Ph.D.


Université Laval

ASM DC Branch Lecturer:

Best Practices for Building an End-to-End Workflow for Microbial Genomics

Jonathan Jacobs, Ph.D.

Director of Global Product Management, Genome Analysis

QIAGEN Bioinformatics

Twitter: @bioinformer

A Public Health Approach to Outbreak Investigations with Examples From TB

Invited Speaker:


Lisa Paulos, RN MPH


Center for TB Control and Prevention

Maryland Department of Health

Career Session:

Professionals in the fields of food safety, microbiology, public health, and related careers will give 10 min lightning talks on their careers and paths to their profession. This session will be of interest for both students, early career scientists, and other professionals as it will broaden knowledge on the breadth of careers pursued by scientists. 


Jenny Scott

Senior Advisor

Office of Food Safety

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition


Vincent Lee, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
University of Maryland at College Park


Kileen Shier, PhD, D(ABMM), MLS(ASCP)CM

Science Director
​Microbiology & Donor Testing
Quest Diagnostics

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