2013 Berry Health Benefits Symposium
Berries are increasingly viewed as having a profound impact against the diseases of aging including cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and age related mental decline.
Are berries truly a superfood with health benefits for everyone? Hear the evidence at the 5th Biennial Berry Health Benefits Symposium.
The 2013 Berry Health Benefits Symposium will be at the Embassy Suites, Charoltte-Concord.
CALL FOR POSTER SUBMISSIONS The 2013 Berry Health Benefits Symposium features a poster session allowing scientists to share their latest research findings. The most outstanding poster presented by a graduate student or post-doctoral fellow will receive a $300 award, there will be additional cash awards for judged posters. Original research relating to the symposium theme of berry biochemical composition, cancer prevention, cardiovascular health, metabolism regulation, brain aging and other health properties of berry fruit will be considered. Each abstract will be peer reviewed for content and merit. SUBMIT POSTER ABSTRACTS TO: Dr. Luke Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org Submissions are due April 22, 2013. Guidelines can be found here.
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- Hear the newest research on berries and human health featuring advances in clinical, basic, and applied fields.
- Learn what gives the dietary intake of raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries and cranberries a positive effect on human disease prevention.
- Attend sessions on Heart Health, Metabolism, Cancer, Brain Aging, and Compositional Chemistry and Biological effects.
- Attend the newest session "What Berry Health Means For You."
- Meet and network with others involved in nutrition and health.
- Scientific community
- Berry packers and growers
- Health and wellness professionals
- CEO’s in the health conscious food industry
- R&D specialists
- Sales and marketing executives
The 5th biennial Berry Health Benefits Symposium will feature:
- Scientific presentations from around the globe with cutting edge information on how berries positively impact human health and wellness. During the two- day program twenty speakers will present their most current work in clinical, basic and applied research. Sessions on Berries and Heart Health, Cancer, Metabolism, Brain Aging, Gut Health/Microflora and Compositional Chemistry/Biological Effects will be featured.
- Our Keynote Address and Dinner, an outstanding presentation relating further research and new knowledge on berries and health. Our Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Mary Ann Lila, NCRC, Director of Plants for Human Health Institute.
- The Berry Sessions – Join us for a one day special event that targets those in the berry industry, corporate executives, the media and anyone else who would like to learn more about berries and health and how to communicate the research in this growing field effectively. Six sessions will be offered covering Marketing, Understanding berry health terminology, How research moves from the lab to the consumer, Developing effective outreach tools with Market Research, Health Statements in Labeling and Advertising and a Current Research Forum. If you only have one day to attend this is for you!
- The North Carolina Research Tour – North Carolina is famous for its Research Triangle and this tour will visit the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, where transforming science at the intersection of human health, nutrition and agriculture is their ongoing work. We will visit labs, experience healthy cooking demonstrations with berries, hear research presentations from emerging scientific minds and more. The tour concludes with a gala dinner at a rustic Appalachian Lodge. Register early, only 100 tickets can be offered for this special event.
Early registration deadline is Friday, May 17, 2013. Regular registration rates will begin the next day.
To register, please go to this web site.
There is a one full day event on Tuesday, June 18 for those in the Berry Industry, corporate industry, media and others who would like to learn more about understanding and using berry health research in their businesses and increase their comprehension of terms used in berry research.
The Berry Health Benefits Symposium, which includes presentations in research and clinical work being pursued, will be held Wednesday, June 19 and Thursday June 20th. A Keynote Dinner will be held on June 19th.
A tour including the North Carolina Research Campus laboratories, Healthy Cooking Demonstration and more will be offered on Thursday afternoon, June 20, followed by dinner at an Appalacian Style Lodge.