This program is an outline only. Program current as at 6 May 2023.
This program is subject to change without notice. Please check back at this webpage for any program updates.

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5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Welcome Reception

Venue: Boulevard North Terrace 
Time: 5:30pm
Dress code: Smart Casual

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Day One - Past, Present, Future

Registration Desk Open

Session 1 
8:45am - 10:15am

Session Chair:  Caroline Gray

8:45am - 9:00am
Conference Welcome & Acknowledgement of Country

9:00am - 9:20am 
Ministers Address

9:20am - 9:25am
Platinum Sponsor Address

9:25am - 10:05am 
The Past, Present and Future – Celebrating the Achievements, Looking at the Gaps
Joseph Baumert
Food Allergy Research & Resource Program, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
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10:05am - 10:15am


10:15am - 10:45am
Morning Tea


Session 2 - Brought to you by Neogen

Session Chair:  Lisa Clark

10:45am - 12:45pm
The changing landscape with a global view
Speakers representing clinicians, regulatory authorities, researchers and industry will discuss the achievements, learnings and gaps still to be closed with respect to allergic disease, allergen management, and the production of safe food for consumers.

10:45am - 11:10am
Kirsten Perrett

11:10am - 11:35am
The Recommendations of the FAO/WHO Ad Hoc Expert Consultation on Food Allergens and their Application is VITAL
Simon Brooke-Taylor
Simon Brooke-Taylor & Co; Allergen Bureau
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11:35am - 12:00pm
Yes we can! Bringing Codex Alimentarius allergen labelling standards into the 21st century
Jenny Hazelton
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
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12:00pm - 12:25pm
Food Allergen Management – A reflection on the industry journey and what lies ahead
Jasmine Lacis-Lee
Allergen Bureau; BVAQ
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12:25pm - 12:45pm


12:45pm - 1:45pm


Session 3

Session Chair:  James Roberts

1:45pm - 3:25pm
The changing landscape for the allergic patient
Speakers will provide insights into developments in managing the impact of allergy, spanning topics from the maternal diet through to the everyday risks  and decisions consumers face.

1:45pm - 2:05pm
Making it All about Allergens
Sandra Vale
National Allergy Council
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2:05pm - 2:25pm
Learnings from Coronial Inquiries – how investigations have helped Australia improve care
Maria Said
Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia
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2:25pm - 2:45pm
Inequity of Access to Health Services – Local Progress against a Global Health Issue
Mark Dixon
Allergy NZ
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2:45pm - 3:05pm
Clinical advancements, where we've come from and what's next
Jennifer Koplin
Child Health Research Centre UQ
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3:05pm - 3:25pm


3:25pm - 3:45pm
Afternoon Tea


Session 4
3:45pm - 5:10pm
Mind the gap - Panel discussion

Panel Moderator:  Rob Sherlock

The critical questions that we face as stakeholders in this area will be addressed in a series of panels, to encourage open informed discussion. Panelists and delegates will consider the challenges, and collaborate to find solutions.

This panel session will explore the gaps that consumers, consumer advocacy groups, clinicians and point of care physicians face, and consider initiatives to inform and equip stakeholders.

Kathy Beck (Child Health in Life and Disease Dietetics (ChildD)
Sandra Vale (National Allergy Council)
Maria Said (Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia)
Jennifer Koplin (Child Health Research Centre UQ)
Penny Dellsperger (Coeliac Australia)

Free Evening in Brisbane

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Day Two - A day in the life of AMP - farm to plate

Registration Desk Open

Session 5 - Brought to you by r-Biopharm

Session Chair:  James Roberts

8:30am - 10:20am
Grass roots
This session will consider how effective allergen management practices are implemented from crop selection to product development.  Speakers will also consider the breaking of traditional food frontiers.

8:30am - 8:50am
Food fraud and allergen risk: When deception turns deadly
Donna Cawthorn
Food Innovation Agri-Science Queensland Department 
of Agriculture and Fisheries
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8:50am - 9:10am
Expect the unexpected
Stefan Schmidt
r-Biopharm, Germany
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9:10am - 9:35am
ED01 vs. ED05 Explained
Joseph Baumert
Food Allergy Research & Resource Program, University of 
Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
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9:35am - 10:00am
The use of food consumption data in food allergen risk assessment
Marty Blom
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10:00am - 10:20am


10:20am - 10:50am
Morning Tea


Session 6

Session Chair:  Fiona Fleming

10:50am - 12:30pm
The diversity of food allergy in food industry
This session will focus on how food allergens are managed across different sectors.  Food service in high risk settings, food manufacturing and co-manufacturing, along with providing insights into what is driving food related anaphylaxis, with speakers sharing practical real world challenges, and solutions.

10:50am - 11:10am
Managing food allergies for children in hospital – what does good look like?
Annabel Doolan
Queensland Childrens Hospital
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11:10am - 11:30am
Victoria’s anaphylaxis notification system: 2023 and beyond
Stephanie Reid 
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11:30am - 11:50am
Food Allergen Management at the (Virtual) Shelf Edge
Andrea Currie
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11:50am - 12:10am
The Problem with Particulates - an Industry Perspective
Lisa Warren
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12:10pm - 12:30pm


12:30pm - 1:30pm


Session 7 - Brought to you by BVAQ

Session Chair:  Rob Sherlock

1:30pm - 3:20pm
Transition to the shelf
Speakers will explore the challenges and considerations that are required to commercialise packaged products. The use of risk assessment, validation, verification and appropriate due diligence will be covered in this session.

1:30pm - 1:55pm
Regulated precautionary allergen labelling: the South African approach. Lessons learned, challenges and successes
Comaine Van Zijl
FACTS, South Africa
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1:55pm - 2:15pm
Manufacturing Experiences with Allergen Management and Free From Claims
Mark Logan
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2:15pm - 2:35pm
V2 foods delivering plant based products safely to the consumer
Nancy Ugartemendia
V2 Foods
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2:35pm - 3:00pm
Survey into Vegan Claims and effects on consumers
Samuel Godefroy
PARERA–Food Risk Analysis Platform, Université Laval, Quebec City Canada

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3.00pm - 3.20pm


3.20pm - 3.40pm
Afternoon Tea


Session 8
3:40pm - 5:00pm

Mind the gap – Panel discussion

Panel Moderator:  Jasmine Lacis-Lee

The critical questions that we face as stakeholders in this area will be addressed in a series of panels, with the object to encourage open, educated discussion and consider the challenges and collaborate to find solutions

This panel will consider how to better identify areas for improvement, for food industry professionals; from those that produce food,  enforce regulations import or educate.

Andrea Currie (Coles Group)
Deirdre Mikklesen (The University of Queensland)
Dean Clarke (National Measurement Institute)
Alan Edwards (New South Wales Food Authority)
Marsha Aralar (Queensland Government - Metro North Public Health Unit)

6:30 PM

Conference Dinner

Venue: Rivershed, Howard Smith Wharves
Time: 6:30pm arrival for a 7:00pm sit down.
Dress Code: Smart Casual

9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Day Three - Translating global initiatives into practice

Session 9 - Brought to you  by Elisa Systems

Session Chair:  Caroline Gray

9.00am - 10.50am
Translating global initiatives into practice

What are the current global initiatives going to bring to the table?
This session will include initiatives that include clinical research and it’s application, the growing area of protein sources, implications of reference doses and their application to labelling and the consumer.

9:00am - 9:20pm
Emerging future foods – sustainable, healthy, functional or flawed?
Michelle Colgrave
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9:20pm - 9:45am
Shifts to more sustainable plant-based diets and adverse reactions to foods
Clare Mills
The University of Manchester, UK
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9:45am - 10:10am
Food Allergen Analysis for a Risk-Based Future: Where do we need to go and how do we get there?
Melanie Downs 
Food Allergy Research & Resource Program, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
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10:10am - 10:30am

Combining Smartphone-based raw image analyses and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry for reliable allergen detection 
Jordi Nelis
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10:30am - 10:50am


10:50am - 11:20am
Morning Tea


Session 10

Session Chair:  Caroline Gray

11.20am - 1.00pm
What's next in 2028?

Speakers in this session will discuss changes in requirements for analytical method development, explore precautionary labelling of the future, what the new generation of quantitative risk assessment looks like, along with tools of the future.

11:20am - 11:30am
Poster award and 3 minute presentation for the winner
Integrity Compliance Solution

11:30am - 12:45pm
Where to now? Panel Discussion

Panel Moderator - Samuel Godefroy

The panel will consider the questions raised during the Symposium and provide their view of where to now.  Having heard the achievements and considered the gaps, the panel will consider how the attendees of the Sympoisum and the global allergen community can collaborate and outline goals that can become the challenge to be achieved for the next Symposium.

12.45pm - 1.00pm
Conference close and invitation to the next FAMS 2025