APPENDIX A
Forum on Microbial Threats

Board on Global Health

Institute of Medicine

The National Academies

Foodborne Threats to Health: The Practice and Policies of Surveillance, Prevention, Outbreak Investigations, and International Coordination

October 25 and 26, 2005

KECK 100

National Academies

500 Fifth Street, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20001

AGENDA

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

8:30–9:00:

Continental Breakfast

9:00:

Welcome and Opening Remarks

 

Stanley Lemon, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston

Chair, Forum on Microbial Threats

Margaret A. (Peggy) Hamburg, Nuclear Threat Initiative



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Addressing Foodborne Threats to Health: Policies, Practices, and Global Coordination - Workshop Summary APPENDIX A Forum on Microbial Threats Board on Global Health Institute of Medicine The National Academies Foodborne Threats to Health: The Practice and Policies of Surveillance, Prevention, Outbreak Investigations, and International Coordination October 25 and 26, 2005 KECK 100 National Academies 500 Fifth Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20001 AGENDA Tuesday, October 25, 2005 8:30–9:00: Continental Breakfast 9:00: Welcome and Opening Remarks   Stanley Lemon, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Chair, Forum on Microbial Threats Margaret A. (Peggy) Hamburg, Nuclear Threat Initiative

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Addressing Foodborne Threats to Health: Policies, Practices, and Global Coordination - Workshop Summary   Vice-chair, Forum on Microbial Threats Session I: The Current U.S. Food Supply—Ruth Berkelman, Moderator 9:20: Globalization of the food supply—Discussion to address the “inputs” to the U.S. food supply—locally, regionally, and globally—and how the percentage of those inputs has changed over time. Craig Henry, Vice president, FPA 9:50: Discussion 10:15: Break Session II: The Food Supply “Threat Spectrum”—Michael Osterholm, Moderator 9:00: Welcome and Opening Remarks 10:30: Overview of the threat spectrum—Unintentional vs. intentional Michael Osterholm, University of Minnesota 11:00: Discussion 11:15: Burden of illness associated with foodborne threats to health Rob Tauxe, CDC, Atlanta, GA 11:45: Discussion 12:00–12:45: Lunch Session III: The Food Supply “Threat Spectrum”: Case Studies—David Acheson, Moderator 12:45: Cyclosporiasis in imported fresh basil Barbara Herwaldt, CDC, Atlanta, GA Dean Bodager, Florida Department of Public Health 1:15: Hepatitis A from imported green onions Beth Bell, CDC, Atlanta, GA 1:45–2:15: Discussion 2:15–2:30: Break

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Addressing Foodborne Threats to Health: Policies, Practices, and Global Coordination - Workshop Summary 2:30–3:30: Botulinum toxin—David Acheson, presenter Discussants: Milton Leitenberg, University of Maryland Clay Detlefsen, Vice president for Regulatory Affairs, International Dairy Foods Association 3:30–3:50: Discussion Session IV: What are the Tools and Technologies for Real-Time Surveillance of the Food Supply for Conventional and Unconventional Adulterants? Local/Regional/National/Global—Dr. Pat Fitch, Moderator 3:50–5:00: John Besser, Minnesota Department of Health Bob (Robert L.) Buchanan, Director, Office of Science, CFSAN Kimberly Elenberg, USDA, FSIS, Office of Food Safety and Emergency Preparedness 5:00–5:45: Open Discussion of Day 1/Adjournment of the first day 6:00: Reception 7:15: Dinner Meeting of the Forum on Microbial Threats [location: The Atrium, 3rd Floor; KECK Center] Wednesday, October 26, 2005 8:00–8:30: Continental Breakfast 8:30: Opening Remarks/Summary of Day 1   P. Frederick Sparling, UNC, Vice-chair, Forum on Microbial Threats Session V: Who Is Responsible for Ensuring the Wholesomeness of the Food Supply? Domestic and International Perspectives—Dr. Jim Hughes, Moderator 8:45: The U.S. Food Safety System John Bailar, III, University of Chicago (Chair, NRC Report: Ensuring Safe Food: From Production to Consumption)

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Addressing Foodborne Threats to Health: Policies, Practices, and Global Coordination - Workshop Summary 9:15: The International Food Safety System—WHO perspective Jørgen Schlundt, Director of the Food Safety Program (WHO) 9:45: Discussion 10:15–10:30: Break Session VI: What Are the Incentives and Disincentives Associated with Disease/Contamination Reporting? Impacts on Human Health and International Trade—BSE as a “Case Study”—Dr. Lonnie King, Moderator 10:30–12:00: Case study of BSE—Human illness associated with BSE-tainted meat and meat products; surveillance tools and technologies; impacts on international trade associated with reporting a “positive”   Overview: Stanley Prusiner, UC San Francisco Steven Collins, Department of Pathology, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia Maura Ricketts, Executive Director, Health Canada Wil Hueston, University of Minnesota 12:00–12:15: Discussion 12:15–12:45: Discussion of Morning Sessions 12:45–1:30: Lunch Session VII: Threat Reduction Research and Policy Opportunities—Dr. George Korch, Moderator 1:30–2:45: Panelists Lonnie King, Chair, NRC Report: Animal Health at the Crossroads Sanford Miller, Food Policy Institute Frank Busta, University of Minnesota 2:45–3:15: Discussion 3:15–4:00: Next Steps 4:15: Adjourn