GMA Science Forum 2018

PROGRAM AGENDA

Please keep in mind, the event programming is subject to change.
Check frequently for updates!


 

  • Monday, March 26, 2018

    7:00 am – 4:00 pm Registration Open
     
    10:00 am – 1:00 pm Pre-Conference Session 1:
    Biotechnology Workshop
    This workshop will dive into hot topics associated with biotechnology and new breeding techniques.
     
    2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Pre-Conference Session 2:
    Food Safety Workshop
    This workshop will dive into hot topics associated with food safety and microbiology.

    Pre-Conference Session 3:

    Ingredient Safety Workshop
    This workshop will dive into hot topics associated with Ingredient safety for both food products and consumer and household products.
       
  • Tuesday, March 27, 2018

    6:30 am — 5:00 pm Registration Open
     
    6:30 am — 6:30 pm GMA SEF Silent Auction
    GMA Science and Education Foundation (SEF) is holding its third annual Silent Auction at this year's Science Forum! All proceeds from the auction will go to support state-of-the-art research, middle school food science education, a fellowship program for advanced food safety graduates and high impact domestic and international training programs for the food, beverage and consumer products industry.

     
    7:00 am — 8:00 am Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
     

    8:00 am — 9:30 am

    Welcome and Opening Keynote Address
     

    9:30 am — 10:00 am Networking Break
     

    10:00 am — 11:30 am

     

    Breakout Sessions

    Breakout Session 1: Ingredient Safety Track
    Personal Care and Household Products – Underwriter Laboratories

    Breakout Session 2: FSMA Track
    Criminal Liabilities and Department of Justice

    Moderator:  Joe Levitt
    Speakers:  Hogan Lovells, DOJ


    Breakout Session 3: Nutrition track

    Breakout Session 4: Tech Track
    Regulatory Challenges with Low Moisture Foods

     

    11:30 am – 11:45 pm Walk Time
     
    11:45 am – 12:45 pm Keynote Luncheon - Update on FDA’s Regulatory Agenda
    Speaker: Dr. Stephen Ostroff (to be invited)

     
    12:45 pm – 1:00 pm Walk Time
     
    1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Breakout Sessions

    Breakout Session 1: : Ingredient Safety Track
    PCHP - TSCA

    Breakout Session 2: FSMA Track
    Implementation of Foreign Supplier Verification Programs

    Breakout Session 3: Nutrition Track

    Breakout Session 4: Technical Food Safety Track
    Bush Brothers Recall Case Study

     
    2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Networking Break

    3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    Breakout Sessions

    Breakout Session 1: Ingredient Safety Track
    PCHP Pesticide Residues

    Breakout Session 2: FSMA Track
    Intentional Adulteration

    Breakout Session 3: Nutrition Track

    Breakout Session 4: Technical Food Safety Track
    Allergens

    4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Networking Break
     
    5:00 pm – 6:00 pm New Member Welcome Reception
     
    6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Dinner with Entertainment
     
  • Wednesday, March, 28, 2018

    7:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration Open
     
    7:00 am – 3:30 pm GMA SEF Silent Auction
    GMA Science and Education Foundation (SEF) is holding its third annual Silent Auction at this year's Science Forum! All proceeds from the auction will go to support state-of-the-art research, middle school food science education, a fellowship program for advanced food safety graduates and high impact domestic and international training programs for the food, beverage and consumer products industry.

     
    7:30 am – 8:15 am Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
     
    8:15 am – 8:30 am Walk Time
    8:30 am – 9:45 am

    Strategic Issue Session, Coming Soon!

    9:45 am — 10:15 am Networking Break
     
    10:15 am — 11:45 am

    Breakout Sessions

    Breakout Session 1: Ingredient Safety Track
    Personal Care and Household Products Prop 65

    Breakout Session 2: FSMA Track
    Inspections – PC and FSVP

    Breakout Session 3: Nutrition Track

    Breakout Session 4: Technical Food Safety Track

    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Networking Lunch
     
    1:00 pm – 1:15 pm Walk Time
     

    1:15 pm – 3:00 pm

    IDX
    Nutrition Track

    Ingredient Safety (Food and Consumer Goods) Track
    Description: PCHP Prop 65

    FSMA Track
    Description: Inspections and Records

    Technical Food Safety Track
    Description: Listeriosis

    3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Networking Break
     
    3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Closing General Session – Panel Presentation
     
  • Thursday, March 29, 2018

    7:00 am – 1:00 pm Registration Open
     
    7:00 am – 8:30 am Breakfast on Your Own
     
    8:30 am – 12:30 pm Science and Regulatory Affairs Council Executive Committee (SRAC EC)
    8:30 am – 11:30 am Processing Technologies (PTC) Committee
    Biotechnology (BIO) Committee
    Food Allergens (FAC) Committee
    Chemicals Management (CMC) Committee –FOOD
    11:30 am – 1:00 pm

    Lunch on Your Own

    1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Science and Regulatory Affairs Council (SRAC)
    Chemicals Management (CMC) Committee – PCHP
    Regulatory Inspections & Compliance (RICC) Committee
    Microbiological Safety (MSC) Committee
    Nutrition Health & Labeling (NHL) Committee