Public Health Preparedness for Infectious Disease

PHPID researcher to co-host International E. coli Symposium

Jeff LeJeuneJeff LeJeune, professor of food animal health at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster and a member of the Food Innovation Center, is among Ohio State University food safety researchers selected to co-host the premier international scientific symposiumto address the global health concerns of E. coli infections. The 9th International Symposium on Verocytotoxin Producing Escherichia coli infections (VTEC) will be held in Boston in 2015, marking the first time in 18 years that the symposium will be held in the United States. Colorado State University and the Agricultural Research Service’s Food Safety Program are the other conference co-hosts. The 2012 symposium, held in Amsterdam, attracted more than 500 researchers from 39 countries dedicated to information exchange and the formation of dynamic research networks.