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2022 Food Safety Conference

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Join the Food Safety Consortium and our partners from academia, industry and government agencies as we discuss pressing issues in food safety and our roles in addressing current and future challenges.

October 26, 2022
Virtual

1:00pm - 5:00pm MST
Join us virtually for food safety talks and a panel discussion

No cost to attend, registration required
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October 27, 2022
In-person

2:30pm - 5:00pm MST
Join us in-person for networking and student/staff poster sessions

No cost to attend, registration required
Light refreshments will be served
Please RSVP by Oct 20th

DoubleTree - Reid Park
445 S. Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ 85711

Attendees can choose to attend one or both days

Detailed schedule coming soon

Student and Staff Poster Session

Call for Abstracts

Guidelines for submitting an abstract for the in-person Student & Staff Poster Session:

Abstract submission due date is by 5PM Friday, October 14, 2022. Participants will be notified of acceptance as soon as possible after this deadline. All accepted poster presenters must print out their posters following IAFP formatting* guidelines. Additional information available at http://safefood.arizona.edu/conference

  • To ensure broad participation, each attendee may submit no more than two abstracts for the poster session. Only a single poster will be accepted for each student or staff member
  • The student or staff presenter must be an author on the poster and should be co- author for posters which are to be considered for awards.  Students, please make sure your principal investigator (PI) reviews your abstract prior to submission and is cc’d on the email with your abstract submission.
  • If you are UArizona student or staff member who would like to be considered for the poster award, please indicate this in your email submission. Award presentations will be held on October 27.
  • Submissions should include the poster title, names of all authors in order and indicate the presenting author.
  • Abstracts are limited to 300 words maximum and should be formatted for inclusion in Proceedings. Do not use all capital letters and be sure to italicize all Latin names. In your abstract, include separate sections for Introduction, Purpose, Methods, Results, and Significance, where the most information should be included in the Methods and Results sections (based on International Association for Food Protection guidelines listed below or can be found at Instructions for Preparing Abstracts and Poster (https://iafp.confex.com/iafp/2023/abstracts/cfp.cgi ) *).
  • All correspondence regarding abstract submission will be returned to the email address from which the initial submission is received and should be the presenting author’s official UArizona email address (with PI cc’d for student poster abstract submissions).
  • Abstracts and all accepted posters must be submitted in English.
  • You will be presenting your poster in-person, and hang up your poster in the designated display area between 2:15-2:30PM at the DoubleTree – Reid Park, 445 S. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711

Abstracts should be submitted to Margarethe Cooper at cooperma@arizona.edu. Put FSC ABSTRACT Poster and your name in the subject heading in your email submission. Any questions may also be directed to this address.

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Instructions for Preparing Abstract

Abstracts are limited to 300 words maximum and should be formatted for inclusion in Proceedings. Do not use all capital letters and be sure to italicize all Latin names. In your abstract, include separate sections for Introduction, Purpose, Methods, Results, and Significance, where the most information should be included in the Methods and Results sections (based on International Association for Food Protection guidelines*).

Instructions for Preparing Abstracts (from the International Association for Food Protection Preparing Abstracts & Posters website)

Original research abstracts of 300 words or less MUST be in the following format. Do not include reference citations in the abstract. Most wording should be in the Methods and Results sections.

Introduction: Provide background, statement of problem, or basis of the study (1 sentence). Abstracts that report research that is confirmatory of previous studies and/or lack originality will be given low priority for acceptance.

Purpose: State the purpose or objectives of the study (1 sentence).

Methods: State the methodology used in the study (3–5 sentences). The methods should be specific enough that researchers in the same or similar field would understand the basic experimental design or approach. Research must be based on adequate and accepted scientific or educational practices. Sample sizes (both numbers and sampel weight or volume), controls used, treatment levels, etc. should be explicitly stated.

Results: Briefly summarize results obtained in the study; do NOT use tables or figures (2–5 sentences). NOTE: Abstracts will be rejected if specific results, along with appropriate statistical analysis are not provided.** A statement of "results pending" or "to be discussed" is not acceptable and will be grounds for abstract rejection. Percentages alone are not acceptable sample sizes and sample weights or volumes should be included. Detection limits should be specified when stating that populations or levels are below these limits.

** However, exceptions will be made for literature reviews, case studies, and other types of projects which do not generate statistically analyzable results.

Significance: State the significance of the findings to food protection and/or public health (1–2 sentences).

Poster Format and Sizing

Freestanding boards and push pins will be provided for presenting posters. Poster presentation surface area is 48" high by 96" wide (121.9 cm – 243.8 cm). Handouts may be used, but audiovisual equipment will not be available. All posters should include the title and author information.