The IAFP European Symposium Organising Committee invites interested individuals to submit a symposium proposal for presentation during the IAFP European Symposium on Food Safety, 4 - 6 May in Munich, Germany.
Symposium proposals are due Tuesday, 5 October 2021 (no late submissions will be accepted).
Please note: At this point in time, we expect all presenters and panel members will be present, in person in Munich to interact directly with attendees. We will monitor COVID-19 conditions and guidance making modifications, if necessary.
A symposium is an organized, 1.5-hour session emphasizing a central theme relating to food safety and usually consists of three presenters each giving 30-minute presentations.
A roundtable is a discussion forum of 4 - 6 panelists that is 90 minutes in length with each panelist giving a 5–minute introduction, followed by time for a discussion (1 hour minimum) that includes audience participation. Panelists should not give presentations.
Proposals may include a discussion emphasizing a scientific aspect of a common food safety and quality topic, issues of general interest relating to food safety and microbiological quality, a report of recent developments, an update of state-of-the-art methodologies, or a discussion of basic and applied research in a given area. The material covered should include current work and the newest findings. Symposia will be evaluated by the Organising Committee for relevance to current science and to Association members. Proposals may be prepared by individuals, groups of individuals, committees or IAFP Professional Development Groups (PDGs).
Organizers will be notified of the status of their proposal by 24 November 2021.
The International Association for Food Protection does not routinely reimburse presenters for travel, hotel, or other expenses incurred during the European Symposium on Food Safety. However, presenters who are not IAFP members will receive a complimentary Symposium registration. IAFP members who are also presenters are expected to register and pay to attend the Symposium.
The International Association for Food Protection Foundation has limited funds for travel support of presenters. After final acceptance of the proposal (November 2021), organizers will receive an application form to apply for travel support for presenters. Requests are reviewed on an individual and first-come first-served basis. A maximum of €750 per presenter will be available per symposium. Organizers are welcome to seek funding from other sources and the Association will provide recognition for these supporters in our program materials. Organizers are asked to inform the Association if they obtain outside funding.
The primary focus of the proposal selection procedure is to provide a balanced educational program for attendees of the IAFP European Symposium on Food Safety. To achieve this goal, proposals may be modified by the Organising Committee during their initial or final review, as appropriate, to prevent overlap of topics among competing sessions. The Organising Committee also reserves the right to suggest alternative speakers and/or topics in an effort to round out the program. During the selection process, only the most relevant and promising proposals will be selected for further development.
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