Volume 2, Number 4—October 1996
News and Notes
Conference on Emerging Foodborne Pathogens
The conference on "Emerging Foodborne Pathogens: Implications and Control," March 24-26, 1997, Radisson Plaza Hotel at Mark Center, Alexandria, Virginia, USA, is organized by the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI), ILSI North America Technical Committee on Food Microbiology, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Agriculture, and Food and Drug Administration, in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization. The conference will review the lessons learned and knowledge gained concerning the emergence/reemergence and dissemination of food-related microbial threats to health; identify factors that foster emergence/reemergence and dissemination of these hazards; identify scientific and food safety strategies to address emerging foodborne microbial hazards; and identify future research needs. The conference will be of special interest to food protection and public health professionals, including microbiologists, epidemiologists, physicians, and health policy makers; industry, academic, and government researchers; and others interested in microbial food safety hazards.
For program and registration information, contact