2017 Conference

Welcome to the 2017 NCIMS Conference Information Page!

NCIMS meets biennially in odd-numbered years. The Conference had its first official meeting in 1950.   Additional information about the 2017 conference will be added on this page as it is available.

The 2017 Conference was held May 12-17, 2017 at the Amway Grand Plaza, Curio Collection by Hilton, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Read the full 2017 Conference Program FINAL here.

Information on the Proposals which were passed by the delegates at the 2017 NCIMS will be available after the Executive Board meeting when FDA concurrence is reached on all proposals.

Dr. Stephen Beam, California Department of Food & Agriculture, Sacramento, California, was elected Chair for the 2019 Conference.  David Lattan, Prairie Farms Dairy, Carlinville, Illinois, was re-elected Vice Chair at the conclusion of the 2017 Conference Executive Board meeting. See Executive Board for new elections to the Board.

Check out the following links for information about the Conference:

An Orientation Session NCIMS Orientation 2017 was presented on May 13, 2017 by Program Chair, Cary Frye, the Conference Chair Steven Beam, Council I Chair Gena Reich, Council II Chair, Tom Angstadt and Council III Chair, Doug Cart.

The Symposium on May 13, 2017 was moderated by Cary Frye and included the following presentations:

Appendix N Committee Update on Raw Milk Testing Pilot for Non-Beta Lactam Drugs by Roger Hooi, Appendix N Committee Chair.

Update on FDA’s Activities on Foreign Equivalency with the Grade “A” Program by Ted Elkin, Deputy Center Director, Regulatory Affairs, CFSAN, FDA.

FSMA and Preventative Controls Implementation by Jennifer Thomas, Acting Interim Associate Director for FSMA Operations, CFSAN, FDA.

USDA Grading and Standardization Overview by William Francis, Director, USDA Dairy Grading and Standardization.

During the Opening General Session on May 14, 2017, the FDA Report to NCIMS was presented by Dr. Nega Beru, Director, Office  of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, FDA.

Funding for this conference was made possible, in part, by the Food and Drug Administration through grant 1 R13 FD 005980 – 01, views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does any mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organization imply endorsement by the United States Government.

The 2019 Conference will be held April 26 – May 1, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch in St. Louis, Missouri.

If you have any questions, please contact Marlena Bordson, NCIMS Executive Secretary, at 217-762-2656 or ncims.bordson@gmail.com; Cary Frye, Program Chair, at 202-220-3543 or cfrye@idfa.org; or Dr. Stephen Beam, 2015 Conference Chair, at  916-900-5008 or stephen.beam@cdfa.ca.gov.