Call for videos
Every year an effort is made to show IFT attendees the types of audiovisual materials which are being viewed by students and the public.

IFT is seeking recent (1999 or later) noncommercial videos to show in the IFT Video Theater at the 2002 IFT Annual Meeting in June. Companies, universities, and associations are all encouraged to submit videos for review. Tapes must be received no later than February 1, 2002.

For more information, contact Martin Sancho-Madriz at 909-869-2164, fax 909-869-5078, or [email protected].

Call for Forums
It’s time to start planning for Forum presentations at IFT’s 2002 Annual Meeting in Anaheim, Calif., June 15–19, 2002.

Forums are not symposia; they consist of brief introductory remarks by three to five experts from different organizations, followed by discussion and audience participation. They give an opportunity to address late-breaking issues.

Because of this format, there are several submission deadlines:
•If a forum is submitted by January 21, 2002, it can be reviewed and accepted for early scheduling. All forums submitted after January 21 will be reviewed and accepted based on space availability.

•If a Forum is submitted before March 1 the forum will be listed in Food Technology and the Annual Meeting Program Directory.

•Any forum submitted after March 1 but before May 1 cannot be listed in the Program Directory, but can be advertised on the IFT Web site and at the meeting.

All forums are subject to review and acceptance by the Forums Subcommittee of the Annual Meeting Committee. “Guidelines for Forum Presentations” can be obtained from the IFT Web site ( or by calling 312-782-8424.

IFT offers technical sessions recordings
The IFT Information Systems Committee is offering a new product called “Food Safety: Current Perspectives,” which features four state-of-the-art technical sessions from the 2001 IFT Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

The sessions feature world experts on the topic. The recording has fully synchronized speaker’s audio, speaker’s slides, speaker’s written transcript, and speaker’s photograph. It is available on the IFT Web site or on a CD-ROM. The cost to IFT members is $80 for the Web version and $100 for the CD.

For more information or to subscribe, visit or e-mail [email protected].

IFT offers Career Day mini experiments
The IFT Career Guidance Committee introduced a new teaching aid called “Mini Experiments in Food Science” for members to use when speaking to students on careers in food science.

It allows speakers to demonstrate what food science is all about, using short simple experiments as examples. The new mini experiments will be included in the “Food Science Career Assistance Kits” already in use in 37 Sections. The kits include simple, portable table-top exhibits, for career days, student visits, Take Your Children to Work Day, and other youth educational programs

The series of 11 mini-experiments provide 15-minute demonstrations that will excite both teachers and students to learn more about food science. For a copy of the experiment book, contact Judy McGarry at 800-IFT-FOOD or [email protected].

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