Course Registration

Upcoming Sections

COURSE SCHEDULE
COURSE TITLE SESSION DATE PRICE REG. CLOSE
Introduction to FDA-iRISK® March 4-5, 2019 $1,000 February 25
Risk Ranking and Risk-Based Food Inspection Systems March 6-8, 2019 $1320 February 25
Overview of Risk Analysis June 3, 2019 $550 May 27
Risk Management June 4-6, 2019 $1,320 May 27
Qualitative Risk Assessment June 7, 10-11, 2019 $1,320 June 3
Epidemiology for Risk Analysis June 12-14, 2019 $1,320 June 3
Risk Communication June 17-19, 2019 $1,320 June 10
Quantitative Risk Assessment June 25-28, 2019 $2,000 June 17
Courses are held 9am to 5pm each day at our College Park, Maryland office. 
For questions: Please contact Antoinette Barbour (barboura@umd.edu).
Core Program Discount - The Core Track Program includes Overview, Risk Management, Risk Communication, and Qualitative Risk Assessment. The cost is $4,200 USD or a $310 savings off the regular course pricing. 
Early Bird Discount - Register and pay by March 31 to receive an additional 10% off the Core Track Program. 
Discounts are also available for groups of three or more participants from a single company or institution. Check with us for more information.
UPCOMING SESSIONS

Introduction to FDA-iRISK®

March 4th - March 5th, 2019
Price: $1000
Registration Deadline: February 25th, 2019
Instructor: TBA

FDA-iRISK® is a Web-based, comparative risk assessment tool that allow users to conduct fully probabilistic risk assessments relatively rapidly and efficiently. This two day course offers participants a guided, hands-on opportunity to explore the tool and develop food-safety risk scenarios.

Risk Ranking and Risk-Based Food Inspection Systems

March 6th - March 8th, 2019
Price: $1320
Registration Deadline: February 25th, 2019
Instructor: TBA

Many countries in the world have experienced an exponential increase in the number of food establishments that produce and market food under their jurisdiction. Authorities, however, have experienced a significant decrease in the resources (monetary and personnel) to carry out inspection and surveillance activities. This situation requires countries to optimize and focus their resources to food products and establishments that represent the highest public health risk. This is also true for the private industry where they need to focus their monitoring and verification activities to the hazards, providers and food products that pose the highest risk. This requires the use of risk ranking tools so countries can identify their food safety priorities (biological and chemical) and develop accordingly a risk-based inspection and surveillance. This can also serve as the identification of national food safety issues that will require a risk assessment.

Overview of Risk Analysis

June 3rd, 2019
Price: $550
Registration Deadline: May 27th, 2019
Instructor: TBA

This one day course pulls together the basic principles of risk assessment, risk management, and risk communication. The target audience is newer members of the risk analysis community.

Risk Management

June 4th - June 6th, 2019
Price: $1320
Registration Deadline: May 27th, 2019
Instructor: TBA

Risk Management in the context of food safety is the process of weighing policy alternatives to control risks as effectively as possible. Risk managers are the decision makers. Success in risk management means arriving at practical and useful solutions to problems that are often plagued by uncertainty. Risk managers begin and end all risk analysis activities, they are responsible for the risk analysis process.

Qualitative Risk Assessment

June 7th - June 11th, 2019
Price: $1320
Registration Deadline: June 3rd, 2019
Instructor: TBA

This is the original flagship course of the JIFSAN food safety risk analysis curriculum. Food Safety Risk Assessment predicts the likelihood of harm resulting from exposure to chemical, microbial and physical agents in the diet. Our 3-day in classroom course introduces the range of risk assessment approaches across a wide spectrum of food safety hazards, providing hands-on experience with both qualitative and quantitative techniques.

Epidemiology for Risk Analysis

June 12th - June 14th, 2019
Price: $1320
Registration Deadline: June 3rd, 2019
Instructor: TBA

This three day course provides a general overview of epidemiologic principles, methods, and approaches as they relate to food safety and risk assessment. There will be case studies focused on foodborne outbreak investigation and epidemiologic study design needed for food safety research hypotheses. The target audience is food safety professionals wanting to understand the different roles and synergies of epidemiology and risk assessment in regulatory decision making.

Risk Communication

June 17th - June 19th, 2019
Price: $1320
Registration Deadline: June 10th, 2019
Instructor: TBA

Risk Communication is the interactive exchange of information and opinions about hazards and risks, risk-related factors and risk perception. This 3-day in classroom course presents the basics of risk communication as it is practiced in the U.S.A. with applications to food safety.

Quantitative Risk Assessment for Food Safety

June 25th - June 28th, 2019
Price: $2000
Registration Deadline: June 17th, 2019
Instructor: TBA

Quantitative Risk Assessment teaches participants the basics of building and understanding quantitative risk assessment models and provides participants with the opportunity to develop, scrutinize and present Monte Carlo simulation models. This four day course will cover basic modeling concepts, including both deterministic and probabilistic modeling approaches. Participants will be taught how to build risk assessment models using Excel with one of the more commonly-used commercial software packages (@RISK).