Welcome to the Washington Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence Webinar Series!
Hosted by Janet Baseman, PhD, MPH, and Beth Melius, RN, MN, MPH, each session offers tools and perspectives based on the latest research and practices in foodborne outbreak investigations.
Registration for this series provides you access to all three upcoming live sessions.
Learn more by exploring the session descriptions below:
Session 1: Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Foodborne Epidemiology - Outbreak and Investigation Review 2020
Presenter Nicole Marshall will provide an update on the burden of foodborne illness, review outbreak epidemiology, discuss the key steps involved in a foodborne outbreak investigation, walk through an outbreak scenario, and more!
Session 2: Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Role of Environmental Assessments in Outbreak Investigations
Presenter Janet Anderberg will discuss how outbreak investigations often involve a partnership between labs, epidemiologists, and food safety professionals. This presentation will help describe how doing an environmental assessment (not an inspection) can impact an investigation.
Session 3: Thursday, November 19 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
ATG, GAC, What Can Sequencing Do for Me?
Presenter Krisandra Allen wraps up the series with an exploration on the use of whole genome sequencing in detecting, investigating, and confirming foodborne outbreaks. Join us as we follow the sequencing process, from test tube to phylogenetic trees, focusing on why this data matters to foodborne outbreak investigators.