Predictive modelling for Listeria monocytogenes Control
ISOPOL XVII satellite event,
May 5th, 2010 • Porto, Portugal

Networking for Listeria monocytogenes Surveillance
May 6th, 2010 • Porto, Portugal

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A comprehensive and stimulating Symposium Program is currently being developed to cover a wide range of topics relevant to the ISOPOL.

Main AreasTopics included
1.Biology of Listeria monocytogenesCell biology; Physiology; Genomics; Stress response; Ecology of Listeria monocytogens in different environments
2.Listeria monocytogenes as a human and animal pathogenPathogenesis; Virulence factors; Immune response; Listeria as a vaccine carrier; Translational medicine from vaccine carriers to novel treatments
3.Epidemiologic and clinical aspects of Listeria monocytogenes and listeriosisReport of cases and outbreaks; Clinics in animals and humans; Molecular epidemiology; Surveillance; Conventional and alternative methods for the detection isolation and subtyping of Listeria monocytogenes; Microbial source tracking in food operations; What lessons have we learned from the outbreaks?; Risk assessments
4.Strategies for prevention and control of Listeria monocytogenesContamination, survival or growth during processing; Prevalence of Listeria monocytogenes in foods; Environmental food processing plant surveillance programmes; Biofilms and enhanced resistance to chemical and physical treatments; Traditional and new technologies; Harmonization of criteria; EU guidance on shelf-life studies; Risk management
5.Communication, risk perception and consumer practices – social sciences in Listeria controlRisk perception of listeriosis; Approaches for education of vulnerable persons; Education of vulnerable persons (pregnant women, elderly): how effective it is?; Role and education of personnel in food service establishments; Role of health professionals; Costs of outbreaks

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