National Symposium on Campylobacter Intervention

National Symposium on Campylobacter Intervention

Sunday, Dec. 3, 9AM – 3:15 PM.

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Funded by USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), a national symposium on intervention of Campylobacter in poultry will be held on December 3, 2017 in Chicago, in conjunction with the 98th annual Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases ( The symposium will provide the newest information on innovative strategies to control Campylobacter in the food chain of poultry production. Feature presentations will be given by national and international experts from academia, industry, and government agencies. The symposium is suitable for researchers, graduate students, extension agents, food safety specialists, public health professionals, and regulatory officials. It is open to public and is tentatively scheduled from 9:00 am to 3:15 pm on Dec. 3, 2017. Attendance is free. More information on this symposium can be found at Specific questions about the symposium can be directed to Dr. Orhan Sahin at Iowa State University (



Final Program

9:00 – 9:10 AM: Welcome, introduction, and opening remarks. Qijing Zhang, Iowa State University

9:10 – 9:30 AM: NIFA’S Food Safety Programs and Impacts. Max Teplitski, National Program Leader in Food Safety and Microbiology, USDA NIFA

9:30 – 9:55 AM: Epidemiology and risk factors of Campylobacter in commercial broiler production. Orhan Sahin, Iowa State University

9:55 – 10:20 AM Industry perspective on Campylobacter control. Bruce Stewart-Brown, Perdue Farms

10:20 – 10:45 AM Campylobacter jejuni glycoconjugate vaccines for poultry. Christine Szymanski, University of Georgia

10:45 – 11:00 AM: Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:25 AM: Alternative approaches for Campylobacter control in poultry, Gireesh Rajashekara, The Ohio State University

11:25 – 11:50 AM: Challenges for Campylobacter control in poultry processing. Manpreet Singh, University of Georgia

11:50 – 1:30 PM: Lunch break

1:30 – 1:55 PM: Post-harvest control of Campylobacter in poultry, Catherine Logue, Iowa State University

1:55 – 2:20 PM: European perspective on Campylobacter control , Jaap Wagenaar, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands

2:20 – 2:45 PM: Preharvest control of Campylobacter in poultry, Jun Lin, University of Tennessee

2:45 – 3:10 PM: Regulatory perspectives on Campylobacter control in poultry, Stephanie Hretz, USDA FSIS

3:10 – 3:15 PM: Closing remarks. Qijing Zhang, Iowa State University

3:30 – 4:30 PM: Advisory board meeting and panel discussion (Invitation only)