2017 - International Conference on Molluscan Shellfish Safety, May 14-18 (ICMSS)

11th International Conference on Molluscan Shellfish Safety
Protecting consumers, assuring supply, growing confidence 
Galway, Ireland May 14 - 18, 2017. 

NOTE:  Full Conference Programme is now available here.

Dear Colleagues,
On behalf of the Organising committee of the 11th International Conference on Molluscan Shellfish Safety (www.icmss2017.com), we have great pleasure in inviting you to Galway in the West of Ireland. Céad Míle Fáilte!

ICMSS2017 will be hosted by The Marine Institute, Galway, in association with Bord Iascaigh Mhara, The Food Safety Authority of Ireland, The Sea Fisheries Protection Authority, The Irish Shellfish Association and National University of Ireland in the Bailey Allen Hall in NUI Galway.  This is the 11th conference in this series and offers an important multidisciplinary interface between regulatory, scientific and industrial representatives of the international molluscan food safety community.  It is a biannual forum where unusual, emerging and novel shellfish risk factors are discussed, offering new information and solutions.

Ireland has a distinguished track record in the area of molluscan shellfish safety, in developing state of the art monitoring protocols, forecasting tools and a variety of cutting edge research activities. This is the second time the conference has been in Galway and we are pleased welcome old friends and new to our conference on this topic. ICMSS2017 will include keynote presentations from acclaimed international experts in the area. A series of workshops will be held in conjunction with the event on the 19th and 20th May. We encourage attendance from shellfish safety professionals and students including, microbiologists, toxin chemists, toxicologists, marine scientists, regulators, policy makers, food safety specialists, environmental health officials, engineers, environmental managers, academics and undergraduate and postgraduate students.

We invite you to join us for a stimulating conference to be held in a collaborative atmosphere in the vibrant and welcoming city of Galway on Europe’s western margin. We promises a very exciting international event, providing an opportunity to bring together experts from all over the world to exchange ideas, information and the most up to date findings, allowing us to review current state of the art and future prospects in molluscan shellfish safety. So, don’t hesitate to come and get involved, send in your abstract and register for what promises to be a fantastic conference!

Best wishes,

Joe Silke
Marine Institute
Conference Convener

Important Dates:
Call for Abstracts Opens - September 2016
Abstract Submission Close - Extended to January 31, 2017
Early Bird Registration Close - Extended to March 14, 2017
Conference Opening - May 14, 2017