Pre-Conference Workshops at the 4th MoniQA International Conference

Make sure to use this unique opportunity and register for any of the exciting
pre-conference workshops on
Tuesday 26 February 2013 during your stay in Budapest!

01: Horizon 2020 - Your Research Priorities on the European Research Agenda
In this MoniQA and ICC organized workshop representatives from National contact Points (NCPs), Technology platform (Food for Life) and Knowledge Innovation Community (KIC) will present ways of actively contributing to the H2020 European food safety research agenda and participants get the chance to present their cases and questions, share ideas with the experts and create the basis for their future involvement. Find more details under

02: Quality Assurance aspects of mycotoxin testing
The organisers of this workshop, Trilogy Analytical Laboratory, introduced a proficiency testing scheme using reference materials 'Double Check' which is an excellent tool in the quality assurance process of mycotoxin analysis. In this workshop the use of this proficiency testing will be demonstrated. See for more.

03: Risk Communication
The communication of the safety risks along the food production chain is an interactive process of exchange of information and opinion among risk assessors, risk managers, and other interested parties. During the workshop, eminent representatives of public organisations, research institutes and industry will present strategies and actions aimed to favour a constructive dialog among the stakeholders and to improve the correct delivery of the information about safety risks to the consumers. This workshop is organised by ISEKI Food Association (IFA) – please note that for this workshop an additional fee applies which includes one free year of IFA membership. Go to to find more details and registration information.

04: Open debate on hot topics in food safety for the future
During this half day workshop which will be held in cooperation with the workshop "Horizon 2020 – Your Research Priorities on the European Research Agenda" representatives from the EU-funded network FOODSEG, workshop organizer, will present the results of the network´s working groups impacting topics on food quality and safety. The results of this workshop will be used in order to promote these topics to the European Commission, EFSA, Technology platforms and others.
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05: Demonstration training on food modelling tools for evaluation of the impact of microstructure on nutritional and sensory properties
The aim of the demonstration training is to disseminate the food modelling tools to the industry and to the food authorities. The training will cover explanation of the practical steps, practices and hints for the use of the models, warnings about typical traps and malpractices and will assist the knowledge transfer on the models at a national level. Workshop Organiser: Dream project. More workshop details under

06: Young Scientist Forum
The Young Scientist Forum at the 4th International MoniQA Conference will provide an informal forum where young scientists get the opportunity to present their research in a 10 minute oral presentation and to discuss their results with other young and also with more experienced researchers from all over the world. Organised by BME and MoniQA young scientists. Visit for more.

Participation for the listed workshops except 03, Risk Communication, is included in the conference registration fee. If you wish to participate only in one or up to two workshops without a full conference registration, you must register online with a One Day Pass for the specific day at

To register for the specific workshops - if you have already registered for the conference itself, please contact Zsuzsanna Bugyi at BME (bugyi [at] mail [dot] bme [dot] hu).


You are also invited to attend the General Meeting of GHI - the Global Harmonization Initiative, taking place on Wednesday, 27 February 2013 from 16:00 till 18:00 (parallel to main conference sessions). This meeting has been planned to allow members of GHI and other participants in the MoniQA Conference who are interested in what GHI is doing, to give an opportunity to ask questions and discuss any issues that are considered important. A similar meeting had been organised during the IUFoST World Congress in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil in August last year. That meeting was very successful and productive, hence it was decided to repeat such meetings when there is an opportunity. Register by email with Irena Šoljić (irena [dot] soljic [at] gmail [dot] com).

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