Link to home

Fall 2015 Virtual Regional Meeting​

Let's Connect Live Over Research

Technical Paper Presentation

Broadcast Date: ​Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

View the Webinar

About the Webinar​

“Everything Begins with an Idea” and that first spark for an idea can come from anywhere. So, this fall come and reconnect with fellow SSP members over upcoming research in the sensory and consumer science field to fuel your imagination.

We have packaged four interesting technical papers from students and researchers in the field that will get your brains charged up for ideas:
  1. Effects of Background Sound on Consumers' Sensory Discriminatory Ability Among Foods 
                   Presented by - Sara Shinn
  2. Effect of Sensory Cues on Hand Hygiene Habits among a Diverse Workforce in Food Service 
                   Presented by : Robert Pellegrino
  3. The Effects of Crispness on Flavor Perception and Mastication Pattern in Adults of Different Ages 
                   Presented by: Curtis Luckett
  4. Enhanced Food Label Understanding Increases Consumers Sensorial Quality Perception Leading to Positive Purchase Behavior: A Case Study with Chicken 
                   Presented by: Shilpa Samant
The webcast session will last about 90 minutes.

CFS Credits

This program qualifies for Certified Food Scientist (CFS) recertification contact hours (CH).  CFS Certificants may claim 1.5 CH for their participation in this program.  For more information, please visit or email

How to Attend

A total of 15 regions will be hosting the discussion and as an SSP member, you are encouraged to participate in this event which stimulates conversation and networking among local sensory professionals.
If you would like to receive more information regarding this event or the specifics in your location, please contact your regional meeting host to obtain additional details:
Location ​Host
Boston/New England​Sharon Yellin
​TorontoMargaret Van De Gevel
​BeloitTina Gupton
​New Jersey/PhiladelphiaSaumya Dwivedi
Central Pennsylvania/Maryland​Tricia Wilson
Ohio​ ​Justine Looper
​Dallas, TXKatie Marston
​Central/West MichiganRachel Steadman & Sara Whetstone
​LA CaliforniaSuzanne Pecore
​MinnesotaKate Courchane & Kimberley Greenwood
​Northern CA ​Lauren Collinsworth
​Charlotte, NCAlicia Jenkins
​ArkansasCarla Crawley
​ChicagoLori Walker
​UKLauren Rogers
Thank you to all of the regional hosts for their time and dedication in preparing for this event!

Not a member of SSP? Join today!

If you’re interested in hosting a regional meeting, please contact Alexa Williams for additional details.  Hope you all are able to attend a regional meeting!