August 9, 2021

Saturday, August 28, 2021 | 1:00 PM ET – 5:00 PM ET
Moderators: Linda Beck, JRAD & DUSA TE & Palmer Orlandi, AOAC INTERNATIONAL

Meeting Agenda

TimeTopicSpeaker(s)
1:00 PM – 1:20 PMWelcome & IntroductionsPalmer Orlandi, AOAC INTERNATIONAL
1:20 PM – 2:05 PMOverview, Expectations, and BackgroundLinda Beck, JRAD & DUSA TE
Sharon Brunelle, AOAC INTERNATIONAL
2:05 PM – 3:00 PMSynopsis of Working Groups:
– Detection Capabilities with NGS & Reference Databases
– NGS Biothreat Agent Detectors
– Validation of NGS and In Silico Processes
Tim Minogue, USAMRIID
Shanmuga Sozhamanna, (US ARMY JPEO-CBRND
Michael Sussman, USDA-AMS
3:15 PM– 4:40 PMOvercoming Challenges:
– Validation
– Reference Sequences, Databases, and Materials
– Statistical Confidence
Peter Evans, USDA/FSIS
Tim Minogue, USAMRIID
Robert LaBudde, National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods
Errol Strain, US FDA
4:40 PM – 4:50 PMAOAC Standards Development Process OverviewDeborah McKenzie, AOAC INTERNATIONAL
4:50 PM – 5:00 PMNext Steps and Looking AheadPalmer Orlandi, AOAC INTERNATIONAL (Moderator)
Linda Beck, JRAD & DUSA TE