The Center for Foodborne Illness Research & Prevention (CFI) is hosting a key gathering May 14-15 in North Carolina for those interested in the burden and long-term health impacts of foodborne illness.
Lack of knowledge about the long-term health outcomes associated with foodborne illness is a neglected, but critical, public health concern. While most think of foodborne illness as a “bad tummyache,” foodborne illness can lead to lingering medical problems – kidney disease, paralysis, reactive arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, and neurological dysfunction– that can profoundly impact overall health and quality of life.
However, due to lack of good data, the incidence and severity of these secondary health outcomes are not well understood. Yet, understanding them is critical to developing evidence-based medical guidelines for patients and for providing guidance to policy makers about the extent and burden of foodborne disease.
On Monday, May 14, CFI will bring together national and international experts for a discussion that will evaluate the evidence for links between foodborne illness and long-term health outcomes, advance disease burden methodologies and encourage new collaborations.
The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the Sheraton Imperial Conference Center in Durham, North Carolina. The registration fee, which includes lunch and breaks, is $20 for students and $50 for all other participants.
To register today, click here. Please click on the other tabs for information on agenda, accommodations and speakers.
We look forward to seeing you in May!