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Current Testing Approaches & Implications for Public Health 

​October 30, 2019

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.

Register and/or submit a title for a poster presentation by October 20th! 


Date: October 30th
Time: 10:30 - 5:00 pm
Location: ​FDA-CFSAN Harvey W. Wiley Federal Building


This event is open to all and there is a $5 registration fee to cover lunch and refreshments.  

Registration is required to be included on the guest list for security. Non-US citizens will be required to submit a separate form 1 week in advance due to building’s security policy. 

All are welcome to submit titles for poster presentations during registration. Students and early career scientists are especially encouraged. 


Registration closes October 20. 


* Printed Copies will be available on site.

Enteric Virus Testing – Challenges and Public Health Implications

Julie Jean, Ph.D.


Université Laval

Invited Speakers:

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

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

10:00 - 10:45
10:45 - 12:00
Invited and Early Career Talks
12:00 - 1:00
Lunch (provided)
1:00 - 2:30
Invited and Early Career Talks
2:30 - 4:00
Coffee Break/Poster Session
2:30 - 4:00
Keynote Talk


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

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