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FINAL PROGRAMME

Tuesday, September 26th 2017

09:00 - 18:00 h Registration and delivery of documentation
   
18:30 - 19:45 h ICPMF10 board meeting
   

Wednesday, September 27th 2017

08:30 - 09:00 h Opening conference
09:00 - 09:30 h Keynote Speech: "Predictive modelling transforming food microbiology: where to next?"
by Dr. Tom Ross. University of Tasmania, Australia
09:30 - 10:30 h SESSION 1.- Interdisciplinary approaches and new advances
Chair: József Baranyi (University of Debrecen)
10:30 - 11:00 h Coffee Break and poster session
11:00 - 13:15 h SESSION 2.- Predictive models and complex modelling approaches for food safety and quality
Chairs: Úrsula Gonzáles-Barrón (Polytechnic Institute of Bragança) and Anderson De Souza Sant`Ana (University of Campinas)
13:15 - 14:30 h Lunch Time and poster session
14:30 - 16:00 h SESSION 3.- Individual-based models
Chairs: Kostas Koutsoumanis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) and Pablo Fernández (Technical University of Cartagena)
16:00 - 16:30 h Coffee break and poster session
16:30 - 18:00 h SESSION 4.- Modelling microbial dynamics in relation to food microstructure and the impact of microbiological interaction in foods
Chairs: Marcel Zwietering (Wageningen University) and Antonio Valero (University of Cordoba)
18:30 - 20:30 h Meeting of the spanish network on risk ranking and quantitative risk assessment
 
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Thursday, September 28th 2017

09:00 - 09:30 h Keynote Speech: "The paradigm change for MRA: translating multidimensional microbial genotypic information into a single measure of risk"
by Dr. Annemarie Pielaat. Unilever, UK
09:30 - 10:30 h SESSION 5.- Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment and Management
Chair: Alejandro Amezquita (UNILEVER)
10:30 - 11:00 h Coffee Break and poster session
11:00 - 13:15 h SESSION 6.- Predictive models for food process simulation 
Chairs: Vasilis Valdramidis (University of Malta) and Elena Carrasco (University of Cordoba)
13:15 - 14:30 h Lunch Time and poster session
14:30 - 15:30 h SESSION 7.- Systems biology and whole-cell modelling. 
Chair: Heidy den Besten (Wageningen University)
15:30 - 16:00 h SESSION 8.- Data Bases, software and decision support tools (I)
Chairs: Fanny  Tenenhaus Aziza (CNIEL) and Paw Dalgaard (Technical University of Denmark)
16:00 - 16:30 h Coffee Break and poster session
16:30 - 18:00 h SESSION 8.- Data Bases, software and decision support tools (II)
 
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Friday, September 29th 2017

09:00 - 10:30 h SESSION 9.- Modelling approaches using metagenomics data 
Chairs: George Nychas (University of Athens) and Sara Bover (IRTA)
10:30 - 11:00 h Coffee Break 
11:00 - 12:00 h SESSION 10.- Predictive Mycology
Chairs: Sonia Marín (University of Lleida) and Jose Martínez Peinado (Complutense University of Madrid)
12:00 - 12:30 h Keynote Speech - Closing Conference: "Name of the gameDeterministic laws and randomness play equal role in microbial as well as human population dynamics" 
by Prof. József Baranyi, Institute of Nutrition, University of Debrecen, Hungary; Visiting Professor Physics Department, Imperial College, London, UK
12:30 - 13:00 h ICMFH Poster Awards and Closing Congress
   
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Tuesday, September 26th 2017

20:00 - 21:00 h Caballerizas Reales "Equestrian Show"
21:00 - 22:30 h Welcome Reception at Caballerizas Reales
 

Wednesday, September 27th 2017

09:30 - 13:30 h Guided tourist tour to Cordoba
20:30 - 23:00 h Route of Cordoba's Taverns
 

Thursday, September 28th 2017

19:00 - 20:30 h  Guided Tour of the Great Mosque of Cordoba
20:30 - 23:00 h  Conference Dinner - Bodegas Campos
   

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Tuesday, September 26th 2017 - 14:00 - 18:00 h.

Rector of the University of Cordoba: "SALA ESTE"
 
Workshop 1: Meta-Analysis for microbial risk assessment and management
  ChairsUrsula Gonzales-Barron1 and Antonio Valero2
  1Food Safety and Technology Group CIMO - Mountain Research Centre School of Agriculture, Polytechnic Institute of Braganza, Braganza (Portugal)
  2Department of Food Science and Technology, International Campus of Excellence in the AgriFood Sector (ceiA3), University of Córdoba, Córdoba (Spain)
 

Abstract: "Meta-Analysis for Microbial Risk Assessment and Management” is an ICPMF pre-conference workshop whose objective is to introduce some of the meta-analytical methods that can be used to summarise and contrast available knowledge on a specific food microbial safety issue. The relevance of meta-analysis for microbial risk assessment and management will be demonstrated by reviewing real applications such as the estimation of the overall effect of a given risk-mitigation treatment, and the ranking of various intervention strategies. In this four-hour workshop, an overview of the general methodology of meta-analysis will be provided, which involves coding effect sizes and study characteristics, and combining outcomes from primary studies in a single model. The construction of the most important meta-analysis graphs such as forest plots and bubble plots will be also demonstrated. The workshop is structured in brief theoretical sessions, lectured by Dr. Ursula Gonzales-Barron (http://cimo.esa.ipb.pt/CV/ursula/), followed by hands-on demo sessions using the R software, lectured by Dr. Vasco Cadavez (http://esa.ipb.pt/~vcadavez/). The participants are expected to have a general knowledge on microbiology and statistics, and should bring their own laptops with R (http://www.r-project.org) and RStudio (http://www.rstudio.org) installed.

  Maximum number of participants: 40
 

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION

 
 

Workshops are included in the ICPMF10 conference registration fees (i.e. free attendance for delegates). To register for the workshops, send an email to the conference secretariat (info@proyectosycongresos.com), with the subject “Registration for the ICPMF10 -workshop name-” including in the e-mail body: full name, e-mail, phone number, affiliation, ID or passport number, workshop name and a brief statement of interest.

 
 

Those interested in attending, exclusively, the workshops (not registering for the ICPMF10 conference) should contact by email the ICPMF10 Scientific Committee (fernando.perez@uco.es).

 
  Workshop registration confirmation will be done through e-mail by the conference secretariat. Note that space constraints may apply and registrations are processed in strict order of receipt.
   
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Tuesday, September 26th 2017 - 14:00 - 18:00 h.

 
Rector of the University of Cordoba: "SALA PRENSA"  
   
Workshop 2: Risk Assessment Modelling and Knowledge Sharing Initiatives (RAKIP/FDA-iRISK®)  
  ChairsMatthias Filter2 and Fernando Pérez-Rodríguez3  
  TutorsYuhuan Chen1 , Paw Dalgaard4; Maarten Nauta4; Laurent Guillier5; Carolina Plaza Rodríguez2; Leticia Ungaretti Haberbeck4; Virginie Desvignes5; Miguel de Alba Aparicio2, Matthias Filter2  
  1 U.S. Food and Drug Administration; Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition; Office of Analytics and Outreach Division of Risk and Decision Analysis; Risk Analysis Branch; College Park, MD 20740  
  2Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR). Unit Food Technologies, Supply Chains and Food Defense. Department 4 -Biological Safety-, Berlin (Germany)  
  3 Department of Food Science and Technology, International Campus of Excellence in the AgriFood Sector (ceiA3), University of Córdoba. Córdoba (Spain)  
  4 Technical University of Denmark. National Food Institute (DTU Food). Kemitorvet, Buildings 201-204 on Lyngby Campus, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby (Denmark)  
  5 French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES).14 rue Pierre et Marie Curie 94701 Maisons-Alfort. Cedex (France)  
 

Abstract: Food safety as a global challenge requires efficient knowledge transfer between academia, business operators and governmental agencies. Currently, a rich variety of useful models, software tools and databases exists, but exchange of information between these resources is so far extremely difficult and time consuming.

This ICPMF pre-conference workshop will provide an introduction and training on predictive modelling and risk assessment resources generated in Europe and North America, such as the joint RAKIP project by BfR, DTU and ANSES, and the FDA-iRISK project by FDA and RSI, publically available through JIFSAN. Development of these new, open, community-driven / community-oriented resources help to overcome the challenge in information exchange. Specifically, the newly developed data standard “Food Safety Knowledge Markup Language” (FSK-ML), controlled vocabularies and open source software code libraries and tools will be introduced, along with data extension and import utility features in FDA-iRISK, which enable users to upload external data in a familiar format (e.g., csv) and to integrate an existing model through  shared dose-response, consumption, or risk model libraries. The practical training session will give participants the opportunity to learn recent progress that makes it easy to share their own data, predictive models or modules of Risk Assessment (RA) with the scientific community in a harmonized way. Further, participants will learn how RA modules or predictive microbial models can be combined, adapted and used in simulations with freely available software tools like FSK-Lab, FDA-iRISK, R and others.

 
  Schedule:  
 

14:00 - 16:00 h

Introduction

10 min Welcome. F. Pérez Rodríguez, UCO
30 min Community driven Food Safety Model Repositories - vision and status. L. Guillier, ANSES
30 min FDA-iRISK®: recent developments and next steps. Y. Chen, FDA
25 min New resources for harmonized model annotation and exchange. M. Filter, BfR
25 min Demo the RAKIP achievements in the area of predictive microbial modelling. L. Haberbeck, DTU

16:00 - 16:15 h

Coffee Break

16:15 - 18:00 h

Parallel live demo user trainings (DTU / ANSES / BfR / FDA)

3x30 min Parallel - FDA-iRISK demo / training
3x30 min Parallel - FSK-Lab demo / training
3x30 min Parallel - RAKIP portal demo / training
15 min Summary and Outlook
 
 

Maximum number of participants: 40

 
 

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION

 
 

Workshops are included in the ICPMF10 conference registration fees (i.e. free attendance for delegates). To register for the workshops, send an email to the conference secretariat (info@proyectosycongresos.com), with the subject “Registration for the ICPMF10 -workshop name-” including in the e-mail body: full name, e-mail, phone number, affiliation, ID or passport number, workshop name and a brief statement of interest.

 
 

Those interested in attending, exclusively, the workshops (not registering for the ICPMF10 conference) should contact by email the ICPMF10 Scientific Committee (fernando.perez@uco.es).

 
  Workshop registration confirmation will be done through e-mail by the conference secretariat. Note that space constraints may apply and registrations are processed in strict order of receipt.  


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Tuesday, September 26th 2017 - 14:00 - 18:00 h.

 
Rector of the University of Cordoba: "SALA MUDÉJAR"  
   
Workshop 3: Toward a new era in Predictive Microbiology: Next-Generation Omics in Modelling and Quantitative Risk Assessment in Foods   
  ChairsVasilis Valdramidis,1,2 and Marcel Zwietering3  
  1Department of Food Studies and Environmental Health, University of Malta, Msida 2080 (Malta)  
  2Centre for Molecular Medicine and Biobanking, University of Malta, Msida 2080, (Malta)  
  3Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Wageningen University, Wageningen (The Netherlands)  
 

Abstract: Currently we are facing the big opportunity and challenge of integrating multi-omics data (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics) in risk assessment. Such an approach may be able to tackle long lasting problems in classical microbiological risk assessment such as foodborne pathogens strain variability, their microbial interactions with endogenous food microbiota and behavioural changes in terms of virulence as influenced by the surrounding environment. How next generation omics can be used in quantitative microbiology, epidemiology, hazard identification, exposure assessment, and hazard characterisation will be illustrated in the workshop. Microbiological, experimental, standardisation, industrial, and legal aspects will all get attention, while handling and managing multi-omics data will also be demonstrated.

 
  Speakers and talks:  
 

Borja Sanchez (CSIC, Spain)- Introduction on Metagenomics and Food Safety (General Overview)

Sequencing of whole bacteria genomes or specific  genes (e.g. 16S rRNA) contained in an ecosystem has certainly interesting applications into food safety. In this way, not only microorganisms but target genes (e.g. resistance/virulence genes) can be monitored and quantified to detect outbreaks or to characterize different hazards related to the food chain. Several examples of the use of metagenomics data in different food safety aspects will be introduced and discussed.

 
 

Luca Cocolin (University of Torino, Italy ) - A new era of quantitative microbial data: opportunities for microbiological risk assessment

Next generation sequencing technologies have opened new possibilities for scientists in different areas of investigation. In food microbiology they give the possibility to study the ecology (metataxonomics), the genes (metagenomics) and their expression (metatranscriptomics) of complex microbial ecosystems. In this talk we will discuss about the opportunities these approaches offer in the area of microbiological risk assessment.

 
 

Kalliopi Rantsiou (University of Torino, Italy)- Opportunities of Whole Genome Squencing (WGS) for foodborne pathogen risk assessment

The presentation will take into consideration the current applications of whole genome sequencing in pathogen surveillance and in defining transmission routes. The potential impact of whole genome sequencing on hazard identification will be discussed.

 
 

Heidy den Besten (Wageningen University, The Netherlands)- Application of Omics data in Exposure Assessment of Foodborne Pathogens

Exposure assessment provides an estimation of both the likelihood and the level of a microbial hazard in the food, taking microbial behaviour into account. This presentation will illustrate how mechanistic cellular information obtained through omics techniques could make a difference: (i) in understanding the dynamics of pathogens in a complex food eco-system, and, (ii) in predicting pathogen behaviour variability. 

 
 

Trevor Phister (PepsiCo, UK)- Application of Omics data in Hazard Characterization of Foodborne Pathogens

The presentation is a discussion of how “omics” may be integrated into hazard characterization and how it may help to better understand the pathogenicity and virulence of an organism which may lead to less uncertainty and variability at this stage of QMRA.  Additionally, the problems both for the regulator and the risk manager involved with the characterization of hazards in finer detail will be addressed. 

 
     
  Maximum number of participants: 40  
 

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION

 
 

Workshops are included in the ICPMF10 conference registration fees (i.e. free attendance for delegates). To register for the workshops, send an email to the conference secretariat (info@proyectosycongresos.com), with the subject “Registration for the ICPMF10 -workshop name-” including in the e-mail body: full name, e-mail, phone number, affiliation, ID or passport number, workshop name and a brief statement of interest.

 
 

Those interested in attending, exclusively, the workshops (not registering for the ICPMF10 conference) should contact by email the ICPMF10 Scientific Committee (fernando.perez@uco.es).

 
 

Workshop registration confirmation will be done through e-mail by the conference secretariat. Note that space constraints may apply and registrations are processed in strict order of receipt.

 

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Tuesday, 26th September 2017, 09:00 - 14:00 h
 
Rector of the University of Cordoba: "SALA MUDEJAR"
 

EFSA Symposium on Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment in Food

09:00 - 09:30 h

Registration

09:30 - 09:45 h Welcome. Representative from EFSA to be confirmed (EFSA, Italy); Ana Canals (AECOSAN); Sara Bover (IRTA, Spain); Antonio Valero (University of Córdoba, Spain)
09:45 - 10:15 h Introduction to Microbial Risk Assessment in Foods. Roland Lindqvist, PhD (National Food Agency, Sweden)
10:15 - 10:45 h Risk assessment methods and tools applied in the EFSA Panel on Biological Hazards (BIOHAZ panel). Winy Messens, PhD (EFSA, Italy)
10:45 - 11:00 h Question and answers
11:00 - 11:30 h Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:00 h Closing gaps for performing a risk assessment on L. monocytogenes in RTE foods, a quantitative risk characterization on L. monocytogenes in RTE foods; starting from the retail stage. Prof. Fernando Pérez-Rodríguez, PhD (University of Córdoba, Spain)
12:00 - 12:30 h Use of predictive modelling in recent work of the EFSA Panel on Biological Hazards (BIOHAZ panel). Prof. Kostas Koutsoumanis, PhD (Aristotle University, Greece)
12:30 - 13:00 h Software tools for Quantitative Risk Assessment. Example from industry of predictive microbiology to be provided. Mariem Ellouze, PhD (Nestle, Swizerland)
13:00 - 13:15 h Question and answers
13:15 - 14:00 h Lunch cocktail and networking sponsored by EFSA

SYMPOSIUM REGISTRATION

The symposium is included in the ICPMF10 conference registration fees (i.e. free attendance for delegates). To register for the workshops, send an e-mail to the conference secretariat (info@proyectosycongresos.com), with the subject “Registration for the ICPMF10 -EFSA Symposium-” including in the e-mail body: full name, e-mail, phone number, affiliation, ID or passport number and a brief statement of interest.

Those interested in attending, exclusively, the symposium (not registering for the ICPMF10 conference) should contact by email the ICPMF10 Scientific Committee (fernando.perez@uco.es). 

The symposium registration confirmation will be done through e-mail by the conference secretariat. Note that space constraints may apply and registrations are processed in strict order of receipt.

 

 

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