Registration Is now open for the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) 2020 event, “A Virtual Annual Meeting,” scheduled for Oct. 26-28.

“Join thousands of food safety professionals from around the world for three days of sharing, learning, and networking – safely and remotely,” association officials said in a news release.

When the Annual Meeting was rescheduled from August to October, it was hoped that the United States and the world would experience a decrease in COVID-19 infection rates. Because of the continued spread of coronavirus and the persistent pandemic, the IAFP Executive Board moved the event online to protect the health and safety of IAFP Members and Annual Meeting attendees. 

Anyone who has already registered for the annual conference and meeting and plans to attend the event in October will automatically be registered for the new dates.

After continued attempts to hold IAFP 2020 as an in-person Annual Meeting, the IAFP Executive Board agreed to move to a virtual platform for this year.

In a usual year, the IAFP Annual Meeting is attended by more than 3,800 of the top industry, academic and governmental food safety professionals from six continents.

The event is known for the quantity, quality, and diversity of each year’s program; the quality and relevance of exhibits sharing the latest in available technologies; leading experts speaking on a variety of timely topics; and special recognition of outstanding professionals and students for their contributions in the food safety field.

The IAFP says it is committed to producing a high-quality program in the virtual setting, including presentations, general sessions, exhibits, and award recognitions. After-hour options are being planned to offer conversation and networking opportunities.

Registration Includes:

  • Program Book
  • Ivan Parkin Lecture
  • Technical Sessions
  • Poster Presentations
  • Symposia
  • Roundtables
  • Exhibits
  • Networking
  • John H. Silliker Lecture
  • Presentation of Awards

To register for the event, visit this page.

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