Bill Marler, a food safety attorney, attended the opening of this conference, serving as a panelist. The theme of the discussion centered on the challenges of foodborne diseases. Yuki Minato from the World Health Organization, moderated the discussion. The other panelists included:
Markus Lipp - Food Systems and Food Safety Division
Martyn Kirk - Australian National University
Markus Lipp - food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Laura Gieraltowski - Team Lead at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Mahammad Y. Alwetaid - Saudi FDA
The panelists were asked to address four topics that were inclusive of these questions:
1. What are old but still relevant foodborne illness threats to public health?
2. What environmental changes have impacted foodborne diseases?
3. Are there demographic differences related to foodborne illnesses?
4. How have societal changes impacted foodborne diseases?