FoodChain-Lab Training, London (UK), June 2017

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 – Basic Training

10:00–10:30 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction
Drazenka Tubin-Delic, FSA;
Richard Elson, PHE;
Philip Randles, FSA

10:30–11:00 a.m.
Introduction to Food Chain-Lab (FCL)
Armin Weiser, BfR

11:00–12:00 p.m.
Live demonstration of FCL
Armin Weiser, Christian Thöns, Alexander Falenski, BfR

12:00–1:00 p.m.
Lunch break

1:00–2:00 p.m.
Practical work with FCL: Data visualisation, running simulations, geographical visualisation and regional analysis
Christian Thöns, BfR

2:00–2:45 p.m.
Hands-on Training (chosen tutorials from website)

2:45–3:00 p.m.
Coffee break

3:00–4:00 p.m.
Data Structures, Data Collection, Templates (Start-Tracing, Back-/Forward), Web-View and Web-Edit
Armin Weiser, Christian Thöns, BfR

4:00–4:30 p.m.
Live Demo
Christian Thöns, Alexander Falenski, BfR

4:30–5:00 p.m.
Open Questions

from 6:00 p.m.
Drinks and dinner

Thursday, June 15, 2017 – Basic Training

9:00–9.15 a.m.
Recap of Day 1 and examples of raw data from real outbreaks (Cryptosporidium parvum 2015 and STEC O157 PT34 2016)
Richard Elson, PHE

9:15–10:00 a.m.
Data Structures, Data Collection Templates (All-In-One, Simple), Web-View and Web-Edit, Potential data needs in detail
Armin Weiser, Christian Thöns, BfR;
Olaf Mosbach-Schulz, EFSA

10:00–10:45 a.m.
Hands-On Training data collection and training on RASFF notifications (chosen tutorials from website)
Armin Weiser, Christian Thöns, BfR

10:45–11:00 a.m.
Coffee Break

11:00–12:00 p.m.
The challenge to trace the source of contamination in the international food and feed supply chain
Olaf Mosbach-Schulz, EFSA

12:00–1:00 p.m.
Lunch Break

1:00–2:30 p.m.
Scenario Session 1
Alexander Falenski, Armin Weiser, Christian Thöns, BfR;
Olaf Mosbach-Schulz, EFSA

2:30–2.45 p.m.
Coffee Break

2.45–4:15 p.m.
Scenario Session 2
Alexander Falenski, Armin Weiser, Christian Thöns, BfR;
Olaf Mosbach-Schulz, EFSA

4:15–5:00 p.m.

Friday, June 16, 2017 – Advanced training and next steps

9:00–9.15 a.m.
Outline of STEC O157 PT34 outbreak and traceability exercise
Richard Elson, PHE;
Iain Roddick, PHE;
Drazenka Tubin-Delic, FSA

9:15–12:30 a.m.
Analysis of the STEC O157 PT34 data set
Alexander Falenski, Armin Weiser, Christian Thöns, BfR;
Olaf Mosbach-Schulz, EFSA

  1. Data collection – using original data sets.
  2. Data management – getting data into FCL and creating links between lots and deliveries.
  3. Data analysis – analyse the data including:
  • Simulation of different time scales that products were available for consumption (2-9 days)
  • Tracing individual leaves through the chain from source to outbreak premises.
  • Geocoding and regional analysis.

10:30–10:45 a.m.
Coffee Break

12:30–1:00 p.m.
Lunch Break

1:00-2:00 p.m.
Wider applications of KNIME tools
Armin Weiser, BfR

2:00-2:30 p.m.
Presentations on applied use of Food Chain Lab by PHE and FSA – animal movements, hospital acquired infections and others
Iain Roddick, Richard Elson, PHE

2:30-3:30 p.m.
What and where next? Group discussion chaired by Richard Elson and Drazenka Tubin-Delic to cover:

  • Feature requests
  • Interfaces with other software
  • Additional analyses
  • Inclusion of SNP distances
  • Transition probabilities and further roll out.

3:30 p.m.
End of the workshop