Conference Programme

The Conference programme includes presentations from key figures in the field of emerging International Health concerns, Food Crime and Fraud and Enforcement Operations. There will be exhibitions from various stakeholders and an opportunity to sample alternative food sources in the form of a “Pestaurant”. There is also a full programme of social events providing a fantastic opportunity for you to talk more informally with your fellow delegates as well as experience the sites and hospitality of one of the United Kingdom’s Maritime Mercantile Cities designated World Heritage Sites.

Day 1 - Prevention and Control of International Health Concerns

10:00 – 12:00 Annual General Meeting
12:00 – 13:15 Lunch
13:15 – 13:30 Welcome and official opening of Conference
13:30 – 14:00 Prof. David Harper (CBE), Managing Director, Harper Public Health Consulting Limited 'Global Surveillance: Past, Present and Future’
14:00 – 14:30 Prof. Julian Hiscox, Chair in Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool Ebola, MERS, SARS, and an array of diseases in the headlines, but what should we worry about?
14:30 – 14:45 Question and Answers Session
14:45 – 15:15 Coffee
15:15 – 15:45 Dr. Alex Stewart, Consultant in Health Protection, Public Health England 5 Ways to Import Ebola
15:45 – 16:15 Dr. Eleni Michalopoulou Senior Lecturer Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Liverpool “One Health” and International Trade
16:15 – 16:45 Dr. Helen Roberts, International Disease Monitoring and Risk Analysis, APHA, DEFRA Assessing the risk of disease introduction in imports
16:45 – 17:00 Questions and Answers Session
17:00 Close of First Day
19:00 Formal Dinner

Day 2 - Food Crime and Fraud - Impact on Government, Local Authorities and Business

09:30 - 10:00 Jenny Morris (MBE), Head of Operations The Institute of Food Safety, Integrity & Protection (TiFSiP) Working together to tackle food fraud
10:00 - 10:30 Andy Morling, Head of Food Crime, FSA The Form and Function of the FSA’s New Food Crime Unit
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee
11:00 - 11:30 Eric Smith, Head of Food Safety and Product Recall , Red24Assist Red24 Global Crisis Management, Response to Product Recall
11:30 - 12:00 Prof. Stefano Mariani, Chair in Conservation Genetics, Salford University Accuracy of fish labels in the UK: encouraging trends and some words of caution
12:00 - 12:45 Dr. Yunes Tainez, Public Health and Environment Consultant John Pointing, Barrister and Legal Partner of Statutory Nuisance Solutions Meat Crime and Regulatory Failure
12:45 – 13:00 Questions and Answers
13:00 – 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 14:15 Terry Donohoe, Head of Strategy and Policy, FSA Identifying New and Emerging Food Safety Risks: Challenges and Opportunities
14:15 - 15:00 Mike Steel, Senior Consultant, Food and Farming Compliance Food Fraud Regulatory Inspections and Audits
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee
15:30 - 16:00 Dr. Sophie Rollinson, Food Authenticity Programme Manager, DEFRA Overview of the UK's Food Authenticity Programme - successes and challenges
16:00 – 16:30 Liz Moran, Deputy Head of Scientific Services, PASS Food Fraud - The Public Analysts Perspective
16:30 – 16:45 Questions and Answers
16:45 Close of second day
19:30 Gala Dinner, St Georges Hall Liverpool

Day 3 - Effective Communications and Intelligence Sharing for Better Enforcement

09:30 - 10:00 David Huck, Port Director, Peel Ports Group Transformational Thinking and Capitalisation of Liverpool2’s Commercial Advantage
10:00 - 10:30 Glyn Cavell, Public Health Team Leader, Mersey Port Health Authority Shellfish Enforcement - Working Together
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee
11:00 - 11:30 Phil Preece, Programme Manager , BRDO Information Sharing, Primary Authority and Port Health Authorities
11:30 - 12:00 Robert Phillips, Welsh Food Fraud Co-ordination Unit Manager The Intelligence Led Approach to Combatting Food Fraud in Wales
12:00 – 12:15 Questions and Answers
12:15 – 13:15 Lunch
13:15 - 13:45 Jamie Riley, Team Leader EERU, Liverpool City Council Building and Delivering Emergency and Environmental Resilience’
13:45 - 14:15 Peter Murney, Deputy Cruise and Operations Manager, Liverpool Cruise Terminal Cruise Liverpool Overview – Partnership Working and Good Communications, Focussing on the 3 Queens
14:15 – 14:45 Matthew Sharman, FERA Expect the Unexpected – a holistic approach to Food Integrity
14:45 – 15:00 Questions and Answers
15:15 Close of conference