STEC Symposium Presentation

Posted by Bernadette Fielding on Apr 28, 2017
STEC Symposium Presentation

STEC Symposium

Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli

STEC in manufacturing beef:

Where have we been? Where should we be going?


  • What have we learned from 5 years of STEC testing to meet US and Canadian requirements?
  • Why is testing so difficult?
  • New Zealand approach to STEC confirmation.
  • Options for STEC testing. 
  • New international directions in STEC definition and testing.


  • Dr Mark Salter, DAWR.
  • Dr Robert Barlow, CISRO.
  • Dr Helen Withers, NZMPI.
  • Dr P. Scott Chandry, CSIRO.
  • Kate McMillan, CSIRO.
  • Glen Mellor, CSIRO.

Who should attend?

  • Industry QA managers.
  • Laboratory managers.
  • Diagnostics suppliers.
  • Regulatory staff.
  • Public health staff.

This FREE symposium will be presented in two locations - 

Melbourne - Monday 5th June - Register here. 

Best Western Airport Motel and Convention Centre, Attwood, Victoria.

Brisbane - Tuesday 6th June - Register here. 

The Colmslie Hotel, Wynnum Road, Brisbane, Queensland. 

Registration is essential for catering purposes. 

8:30am - coffee on arrival.

9:00am - commencement.

12:30pm - concluding with light lunch provided. 

(28th April 2017)