Wednesday, October 27 to Thursday, October 28, 2010

Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States

Alan Maxwell and I are co-chairing this year’s conference – again. This time, in addition to our two man show:

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There is a star-studded group of speakers:

David Goldman, MD, MPH

Assistant Administrator

Office of Public Health Science

Food Safety Inspection Service, USDA (Washington, DC)

Jack Guzewich, RS, MPH

Senior Advisor, Environmental Health

Office of Food Defense, Communication and Emergency Response

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Food and Drug Administration (College Park, MD)

Arthur P. Liang, MD, MPH

Director, Food Safety Office

National Center for Emerging & Zoonotic Infectious Diseases

Center for Disease Control (Atlanta, GA)

William E. Keene, PhD, MPH

Senior Epidemiologist Acute and Communicable Disease Prevention

Oregon Public Health Division (Portland, OR)

Benjamin Miller, MPH, RS

Operations and Response Section Manager

Dairy & Food Inspection Division

Minnesota Department of Agriculture (St. Paul, MN)

Robert E. Brackett, Ph.D.

Vice President and Director

National Center for Food Safety and Technology

Illinois Institute of Technology (Summit-Argo, IL)

David Acheson MD

Managing Director – Food and Import Safety

Leavitt Partners, LLC (Salt Lake City, UT)

Leo Knowles

Senior Vice President & Chief Counsel

ConAgra Foods Inc. (Omaha, NE)

Paul L. Kassirer, Esq.


Lester Schwab Katz & Dwyer, LLP (New York, NY)

Gene Grabowski

Senior Vice President and Chair, Crisis & Litigation Practice

Levick Strategic Communications (Washington, DC)

Joseph J. Bottiglieri


Bonner Kiernan Trebach & Crociata LLP (Washington, DC)

Cindy K. Andrews Ph.D.

Senior Director

DecisionQuest (Chicago, IL)

Ronald B. Lee


Roetzel & Andress (Cleveland, OH)

Fred Pritzker


Pritzker Olsen, P.A. (Minneapolis, MN)

Dave Theno


Gray Dog Partners, Inc. (Del Mar, CA)

Former SVP & Chief Food Safety Officer Jack in the Box

Dr. Melvin N. Kramer


EHA Consulting Group, Inc. (Baltimore, MD)

Joseph F. Bermudez


Nelson Levine de Luca & Horst (Denver, CO)

Edward Mitchell

Senior Underwriter Product Recall

XL Insurance (London, UK)

Christopher de Wolfe

Corporate Risk Manager

Mars Incorporated (McLean, CA)

Douglas Besman

Senior Litigation Counsel

Nestle USA, Inc. (Solon, OH)

Jeffrey Conner

Vice President Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary

Dole Food Company, Inc(Westlake Village, CA)

David Herman

Senior Counsel

Grocery Manufacturers Association (Washington, DC)

Dean N. Panos


Jenner & Block LLP (Chicago, IL)

Will Daniels

Senior Vice President for Food Safety

Earthbound Farm (San Juan Bautista, CA)

Alan Maxwell


Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial LLC (Atlanta, GA)

William Marler

Managing Partner

Marler Clark L.L.P., P.S. (Seattle, WA)

Sarah Brew


Nilan Johnson Lewis, P.A (Minneapolis, MN)

Thomas J. Bondurant Jr.


Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore LLP (Roanoke, VA)

Counsel to Stewart Parnell, President & CEO

Peanut Corporation of America

Brad Sullivan

Managing Attorney

Lombardo & Gilles (Salinas, CA)