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WAFDO 2014 Annual Educational Conference

The WAFDO 2014 Annual Educational Conference will be a joint conference with AFDO and will be held the week of June 21 - 25, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt in Denver, Colorado.

WAFDO Expense Form and Policy

WAFDO Expense Report

WAFDO Expense Reimbursement Policy

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August 5 - 8, 2013 Conference Presentations

The WAFDO Educational Conference was held in Portland, Oregon and was a joint conference with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Pacific Region Retail Food Seminar. The theme of the conference was "Navigating the Waters of Change."

Conference Agenda and Registration Form

Links to the 2013 WAFDO Conference Presentations and Retail Seminar presentations are found in the following table.

Day 1 - WAFDO Conference

Welcome & Conference Overview
Cindy Ulch, WAFDO President
Environmental Health Program
Nevada State Health Division


AFDO Update - Welcome
Dave Read, AFDO President
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Dairy and Food Inspection Division

Read AFDO President

Read Presentation

AFDO Endowment Fund Status
John Young, AFDO Endowment Foundation

AFDO Endowment

Young Presentation

Integration Tool Kit development by IFPTI|
Jerry Wajtala, IFPTI


Wajtala Presentation

California's Spice Investigation
Pat Kennelly, Chief<
Food Safety Section
California Department of Public Health


Nevada State Health Division's Truck Wreck Response Program
Cindy Ulch, WAFDO President & Supervisor
Environmental Health Program
Nevada State Health Division

Nevada Truck Wreck

Ulch Presentation

AAFCO – AFDO – PHL Grant Project
Richard Ten Eyck, Commercial Feeds Specialist
ODA Senior Director AAFCO


Ten Eyck Presentation

Compounding Pharmacies Panel

  • Contracting with the National BOP for Audits of Pharmacies that Compound Drugs -- Nancy Tay, Accreditation Director National Association of Boards of Pharmacy
  • FDA Interactions with National BOPs Audits of Compounding Pharmacies -- Dennis Baker, FDA Regional Food and Drug Director, Southwest Region
  • Veterinary Drug Compounding -- Miriam Burbach, FDA Director of Compliance, SEADO

Compounding Pharmacies

Tay Presentation

Baker Presentation

Burbach Presentation

Oregon's Response to High Transportation Temps
John Burr, Food Processing Specialist
Oregon Department of Agriculture

Oregon Transportation Temps

Burr Presentation

The Impact of Desk Audits on the Consistency of Retail Food Inspections Reports in Alaska
Margan Polini, Environmental Health Officer III
QA Manager and Training Coordinator, ADC

Alaska Desk Audits

Poloni Presentation

Industrial Outreach Activities
Laura VanWagenen-Birdsill,
Wholesale Food Program Coordinator

Industrial Outreach

VanWagvenen-Birdsill Presentation

Change Management
Sarah Geisert, Senior Director
Global Product Safety & Regulatory Affairs
General Mills

Change Manager

Geisert Presentation

Day 2 - Joint WAFDO Conference & Retail Seminar

WAFDO President's Message
Lorinda Lhotka, WAFDO's New President
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation


Oregon Welcome
Vance Bybee, Director
Food Safety & Animal Health Program
Oregon Departmentn of Agriculture

Oregon Welcome

Bybee Presentation

An Integrated System for Food, Drugs, and Devices Built on Mutual Reliance and Recognition
Mark Roh, FDA Regional Food and Drug Director, Pacific Region

Integrated Systems

Roh Presentation

FSMA: Next Steps and its Impact on Regulators, Industry and Academia
Barbara Cassens, Senior Advisor, Office of Partnerships


Cassens Presentation

FSMA Perspectives Panel

  • Industry Perspectives -- Jim Robbins, VP Bolthouse Farms
  • Produce Safety Alliance Perspectives -- Steven Stich, Produce Safety Alliance Exec. Committee
  • State/NASDA Perspectives --Vance Bybee, Director Food Safety, Oregon Department of Agriculture,
  • Pacific NW Academic Perspectives -- Karen Killinger, Associate Professor, WA State University

FSMA Panel

Robbins Presentation

Stich Presentation

Killinger Presentation

Cottage Foods and Associated Risks
Joe Corby, Executive Director, AFDO

Cottage Foods

Corby Presentation

Partnering with Media for Unlicensed Vendor Blitz
Peter Shiro, Hawaii Department of Health

Partnering with Media

Oshiro Presentation
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Office of Partnerships (OP) Update
Alan Tart, Office of Partnerships

Office of Partnership

Tart Presentation

Epidemiological Approaches to
Outbreaks with Common PFGE Patterns
Dr. Bill Keene, Oregon Health Authority

Epidemiological Approaches

Keene Presentation

Day 3 - Retail Seminar

NACCHO Program Standards Mentorship
Marilyn Tapia, Riverstone County Health, Montana

Tapia Presentation

AK State Report
Kim Stryker, Alaska Department Environmental Conservation

Stryker Presentationi

AZ State Report, Carrie Senseman, AZ Food Safety and Environmental Services Program Manager

Senseman Presentation

Industrial Panel -- Strategies for Employee Helath and Hygiene

  • Daniel Blocker, New Seasons Markets
  • Chuck Catlin, Google Inc., Global QA Manager
  • Rick Stier, Stratecon Food Safety Consultant

Industrial Panel Presentation

Indian Health Services Report
Celeste Davis, Indian Health Service
Celeste Presentation
CFSAN Update
Veronica Moore, FDA-CFSAN
Moore Presentation
California State Report
Susan Strong, California Food & Drug
Strong Presentation

Industrial Panel -- The Challenges and Successes of
HACCP Systems at Retail

  • Carlos Menes, Sodexo
  • Janis Buchanon, Steritech
  • Dale Yamnik, Yum Brands
  • Frank O'Sullivan, NSF Consultant

Menes Presentation
Buchanon Presentation
Yamnik Presentation
O'Sullivan Presentation

Guam State Report
Tom Santos, Guam Environmental Health
Santos Presentation
Santos PDF
HI State Rreport
Peter Oshiro, Hawaii Department Health
Oshiro Presentation
FDA’s New Risk Factor Study
John Marcello, FDA
Marcello Presentation
ID State Report
Patrick Guzzel, Idaho Department Health & Welfare
Guzzle Presentation
NV State Report
Cindy Ulch, Nevada State Health Division
Ulch Presentation

Day 4 - Retail Seminar

FDA Oral Culture Learner Project Videos
Lisa Whitlock, FDA
Whitlock Presentation
OR Health State Report
David Martin, Oregon Health Authority
Martin Presentation
OR Agriculture iPad Inspection Program
David O'Guinn, Field Automatiion Specialist
Oregon Department of Agriculture Food Safety Program
O'Guinn Presentation
2012 Washington Outbreak Data
Janet Anderberg
Washington Department of Health
Anderberg Presentatioin
MT State Report
Melissa Tuemmler & Jackie Lloyd-Randolfi
Montana Department Public Health
Tuemmler & Lloyd Presentation
WA State Report
Joe Graham, Washington Department Health
Graham Presentation
FoodShield Demos
Lisa M. Brower, FoodShield
Blower Presentation
Closing Remarks
Luis Solorzano, PAR Director
Cooperative Programs
Solorzano Presentation

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