AFDOSS 2018 Annual Education Conference
Sept. 9 – Sept. 12, 2018
Gatlinburg, Tenn.

The AFDOSS 2018 Annual Education Conference was held Sun., Sept. 9 through Wed., Sept. 12, 2018 at The Park Vista – A Hilton Doubletree Hotel in Gatlinburg, Tenn. This event was open to any and all food safety professionals and policy makers in local/state/federal government, industry and academic sectors. 

Agenda & Presentations

The conference’s agenda can be viewed here.

Presentations, made available for posting in PDF format, are available here.

Travel Scholarships

AFDOSS was pleased to offer travel scholarships to help regulators and conference presenters to attend the AEC.

Funding for this conference was made possible, in part, by the Food and Drug Administration through grant 51R13 FD 005694, views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does any mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organization imply endorsement by the United States Government.

Hotel & Transportation

The 2018 AFDOSS AEC is back in Gatlinburg, Tenn., at The Park Vista – A Hilton Doubletree Hotel. This room block has now filled. But not to worry! The Hilton Garden Inn (which is just down the road) has given our group a room block from Sunday (9/9) to Wednesday (9/12) at the same $93.00 a night rate. Attendees must CALL to make reservations directly at the hotel, call 865-436-0048 and tell them code AFD.

Overflow hotel: Hilton Garden Inn
635 River Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Room rate is $93/night + 3% Room tax and 9.75% Tennessee sales tax = $104.86. 

The majority of AEC attendees drive to Gatlinburg, and the winding route up through the Great Smoky Mountains is worth your time! For those traveling by air, the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport is located 15 miles from hotel (a 30 minute drive), or the McGhee Tyson Airport is located 50 miles from the hotel (1.5 hours drive time). Driving directions and additional travel tips to get to The Park Vista are available online here.