2024 Lab, Science & Technology Committee Meeting

Lab personnel

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Join the Laboratory, Science & Technology Committee for their annual committee meeting. This meeting usually takes place at the AFDO Annual Educational Conference, but, with the conference being virtual, we have moved all of the committee meetings to a virtual format. This event is FREE to attend.

AFDO Laboratory Science and Technology

End-of-Year Meeting Agenda

May 17, 2024

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST

Item 1

State and federal regulatory collaboration on sampling programs and planning through the LFFM 

Guest speaker

Lauren Yeung, FDA Office of Regulatory Affairs, Office of Partnerships

Item 2

Review charges

LST Committee Mission

This committee provides the resources of lab & research scientists and provides information to regulatory & enforcement personnel to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the changing and frequently complex scientific nature involved in regulatory work.

Charge 1: Serve as AFDO liaison and collaborate with APHL Human and Animal Food Testing Committee in relevant activities of mutual interest.

  • Recommend to continue

Charge 2: Provide a committee structure environment and encourage involvement from laboratory managers to assist in technical guidance solutions, in sharing best practices.

  • Ask LST members for input
  • Recommend to continue

Charge 3: Create an advertisement to share with AFDO Affiliates to promote the Laboratory, Science and Technology Committee ability to support affiliates in the development of relevant topics and identification of speakers for their conferences.

  • IGR Committee invited LST Committee to joint webinar: FDA CORE 101, Dr. Stic Harris
  • This charge was received from the AFDO Board of Directors. Seek feedback from BOD about LST activity/collaboration with other AFDO Committees. We have survey responses already on this for webinar ideas.
  • Recommend to continue

Charge 4: Work with state and federal partners to implement the “Strategic Plan for State Human and Animal Food Laboratory Partnerships.”

  • Evaluate current status and needs of the Strategic Plan

Charge 5: Maintain Laboratory portion of AFDO A-Z index (https://www.afdo.org/index/

  • Recommend to continue

Charge 6: Create a paper or webinar on the topic of how to effectively collaborate with state/local regulatory programs on sample programs and planning as part of the Lab Flexible Funding Model Standards.

  • End-of-year meeting speaker 
  • Evaluate current status and needs

Item 3

Open Discussion

  • Updates on conferences and meetings of interest to LST members
  • Open forum (any LST member)