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Gradually, and partly spontaneously, the initially small ICFMH symposia and expert meetings developed into the international biennial “FOOD MICRO” Symposia, with attendance of around 600 participants from around the world. By this development, the ICFMH and the national organisers of these Symposia managed to keep track with increasing challenges and complexity posed by diverse aspects of Food Microbiology, ranging from international and local/regional issues in Food Safety and Food Hygiene to Food Biotechnology, and to the application of Molecular Approaches in all aspects of modern Food Microbiology.

Below, a list of the past ICFMH Symposia is included, providing some overview on their history and the various and diverse topics that have been addressed over a period of more than 50 years.

The call for organising 28th International ICFMH Conference, FoodMicro 2022 is open (deadline 1st June 2017). Find below some guidelines to submit your proposal.
 

GUIDELINES FOR FOODMICRO ORGANIZERS

Bids to organise a FoodMicro Conference should be made in writing to the ICFMH Executive Board, through the Secretary (sara.bovercid@irta.cat). A formal expression of interest in form of short communication about the willingness to organise a Food Micro Conference should be sent.

Note that the organisation activity has to be conducted in connection with the National Microbiological Society belonging to IUMS. The representative National Delegate, if nominated, shall be contacted and involved.

A preliminary proposal will be requested, which should provide general information on:

  • the formation and convening of an organizing committee;
  • tentative title and major topics to be addressed;
  • possible venue and dates; a first (preliminary) budget showing an estimate of expected costs;
  • possibilities for reduced registration fees and low-cost accommodation for students and scientists from developing countries; potential sponsors.
The formal preliminary proposal must be sent to the ICFMH Executive Board, through the Secretary, for its evaluation. After a preliminary approval, bidders will be asked to submit a comprehensive full-proposal. The guidelines to write the full-proposal and the criteria used to evaluate it will be sent to the bidders after the approval of the submitted preliminary proposal.
 
Symposia / conferences organised

1954

Lille/France

Semi-preserved meat products

1957

Cambridge/UK

Microbial processes in meat and fish curing brines

1960

Evian/France

Bottled non-alcoholic beverages

1964

Gothenburg/Sweden

Microbial inhibitors to be used in foods

1967

Moscow/USSR

Botulism

1968

Bilthoven/The Netherlands

Dried Foods

1970

Prague/CSSR

Semi-preserved foods

1970

Mexico City/Mexico

Restoration of sublethally injured populations in food

1972

Reading/UK

Microbiological safety of Foods

1974

Kiel/Germany

Accelerated and facilitated methods

1977

Stettin/Poland

Ecology, pathogens/index organisms

1978

München/Germany

Microbial associations and metabolism

1981

Aalborg/Denmark

Psychrotrophic pathogens and agents of spoilage

1983

Budapest/Hungary

Associations and Interactions

1987

Halkidiki/Greece

Microbial toxins / Drinking water

1990

Bolkesjö/Norway

Gram-negative pathogens

1993

Bingen/Germany

Novel approaches towards food safety assurance

1996

Budapest/Hungary

Technology, Safety, Stability

1999

Veldhoven/The Netherlands

Food Microbiology and Food safety in to the next Millennium

2002

Lillehammer/Norway

Friends and Foes; www.matforsk.no/web/foodm.nsf/

2004

Ljubljana/Slovenia

New tools for improvement microbial food safety and quality; biotechnology and molecular biology approaches; congress.cd-cc.si/foodmicro2004/

2006

Bologna/Italy

Food Safety and Food Biotechnology. Diversity and global impact; www.foodmicro2006.org

2008

Aberdeen/Scotland

Evolving microbial food safety and quality; www.foodmicro2008.org

2010

Copenhagen/Denmark

Microbial behaviour in the food chain; www.foodmicro.dk

2012

Istanbul/Turkey

Global issues in Food Microbiology; www.foodmicro2012.com

2014 Nantes/France From single cells to functions of consortia in food microbiology; www.foodmicro2014.org
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