Principles of Sensory Evaluation

This 2.5 day workshop addresses the basic principles of sensory science from discrimination and acceptance testing to good laboratory procedures to the theoretical underpinnings for these practices.
The course is delivered in a classroom and laboratory environment, and includes a mixture of theory, demonstrations, and laboratory activities using Compusense Cloud. At the completion of the course participants will:
Be familiar with the practical considerations that must be taken into account when running sensory tests
Understand chemosensory biology and how our sensory systems work
Gain a detailed understanding of sensory test methods and the role of sensory science and the product lifecycle
Learn how to interpret sensory test results and determine appropriate actions
Who should attend this course:
Individuals who want to increase their knowledge and skills in basic and applied sensory science testing and analysis. It is appropriate for professionals from the following roles:
Product development
Research & development
Quality assurance/ control
Market research
Technical service
Location: University Park, PA, USA
Date: 3/27/2018 - 3/29/2018
Company: Penn State University
Target Audience: Beginner
Cost: $1650 with discount for multiple bookings from the same organization. Inquire for academic discounts
Course Type: Consumer Methodology, Descriptive Analysis
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ADVERTISING CLAIMS SUPPORT: Case Histories and Principles

Comparative advertising can improve sales, but how do you address false claims or challenges made by your competitors? Claims support is a critical business focus for many companies in categories with aggressive competitors. There is a scientific and legal foundation necessary to support advertising claims.<br><br> The purpose of this 3-day course is to raise awareness of issues in testing product performance and evaluating advertising to provide solid evidentiary support needed in the event of a claims dispute. <br><br> The course speakers have decades of experience as instructors, scientific experts, jurors, and litigators in addressing claims with significant survey and product testing components.  National Advertising Division and litigated cases will be used to examine and reinforce the information discussed. (Approximately 12 CLE credits and 15CH for Certified Food Scientists can be claimed for attendance of this course.) <br><br>The course is taught by Dr. Daniel Ennis, Dr. Benoit Rousseau, and Dr. John Ennis with 8 invited speakers.
Location: The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, USA, USA
Date: 4/17/2018 - 4/19/2018
Company: The Institute for Perception
Target Audience: Intermediate
Cost: $1975; 20% discount for each additional registrant from same organization. Reduced or waived course fees offered to non-profit entities, students, judges, government employees and others.
Course Type: Consumer Methodology, Management / Leadership, Psychophysics, QC, Sensory Methodology, Software, Statistics
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Current Topics in Sensory and Consumer Science: SYMPOSIA and Master Classes

In May, The Institute for Perception will present four Symposia and four Master Classes on topics of current interest in our field. The symposia are chaired by Dr. Daniel Ennis, Dr. Benoît Rousseau, and Dr. John Ennis and will include diverse presentations from the following invited speakers (listed in alphabetical order):<br><br>Andy Basehoar - Kimberly-Clark, John Castura – Compusense, Inc., Dr. MaryAnne Drake – North Carolina State University, Danielle van Hout - Unilever, The Netherlands, Anthony (Manny) Manuele - Molson Coors, Frank Rossi – PepsiCo/Frito Lay, Dr. Zachary Schendel – Netflix, Annie Ugurlayan – NAD, and Dr. Thierry Worch - QI Statistics, UK.<br><br> This program is recommended for those who work in sensory and consumer science and aspire to stay current of innovative developments in their field. The concepts covered have valuable applications to product development, quality assurance, marketing, and advertising claims substantiation in consumer product companies.
Location: The Williamsburg Lodge, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia USA, USA
Date: 5/8/2018 - 5/10/2018
Company: The Institute for Perception
Target Audience: Intermediate
Cost: Entire Program = $1975 US, Symposia Only = $495 US, Master Classes = $395 each
Course Type: Consumer Methodology, Management / Leadership, Psychophysics, QC, Sensory Methodology, Software, Statistics
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Challenges In Sensory and Consumer Testing of NONFOOD PRODUCTS

This 2 ½ day course has been developed for sensory and consumer scientists/practitioners who design and conduct consumer and/or sensory (discrimination and descriptive) research projects within the nonfoods industries.  Individuals greatly benefiting from this course are those professionals working on products such as personal, health and oral care, household and paper products, cosmetics, tobacco and other nonfood products.

Ideal for professionals who wish to:
   - discuss challenging issues encountered in testing nonfoods and effective ideas/solutions
   - improve their testing methodologies for nonfoods
   - interact with other professionals from diverse industries across nonfood products

Location: New Jersey, USA
Date: 6/19/2018 - 6/21/2018
Company: IRIS: International Resources for Insights and Solutions (IRIS)
Target Audience: Intermediate
Cost: $1950
Course Type: Consumer Methodology, Descriptive Analysis, Industry Specific, Sensory Methodology
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Better Process Control School

This course provides essential information on how to effectively control the risks associated with manufacturing commercially-sterile foods, and how to comply with the U.S. laws that exist to prevent public health problems resulting from contamination in canned food products.
Location: NJ, USA
Date: 7/25/2018 - 7/27/2018
Company: Rutgers University
Target Audience:
Cost: $995.00
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