Abstract Submissions: closed
Early Bird Registration: closed
Conference Dates: 8 – 10 August 2018
Thank you to our Conference Attendees!
On behalf of the Local Organising Committee, we would like to thank you for attending the 5th International Vitamin Conference in Sydney, Australia. The goal was to bring together vitamin researchers from all around the world for insightful discussions on vitamins and their role in human health. Your attendance helped to make it a great success and we hope that you found the Conference informative and beneficial.
More about the International Vitamins Conference 2018
The International Vitamin Conference recognised the importance of vitamins both water and fat soluble in human health. It is over a hundred years since the discovery of vitamins when it was a major scientific achievement in our understanding of health and disease. In 1912, Casimir Funk originally coined the term “vitamine”. We stopped discovering more vitamins by the mid-twentieth century rather trying to understand the ones discovered till today. Every vitamin studied since to understand properties and functions in health and disease was a result of work done by epidemiologists, physicians, physiologists, and chemists. Clinicians soon recognized scurvy, beriberi, rickets, pellagra, and xerophthalmia as specific vitamin deficiencies, rather than diseases due to infections or toxins.
More and more is being discovered about the role of vitamins in health and disease. The recent study on the role of niacin in preventing miscarriages from Australia is an example. Extensive studies on the links between neural tube defects and folic acid deficiency is another that led to fortification of our food supply. Our understanding of the vitamins continues to evolve from the initial period of discovery.
The 5th International Vitamin Conference was aimed at vitamin researchers in the world especially chemists, geneticists, nutritionists, dietitians, epidemiologists, clinicians, food scientists and physiologists.
UNSW Sydney Australia
Chair, Local Organising Committee
The University of Otago
Co – Chair, Local Organising Committee
University of South Australia
Members of the Steering and Scientific Committee:
- Jette Jakobsen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark – Chair
- Jayashree Arcot, University of New South Wales, Australia – Co Chair
- Sarah Booth, Tufts University, US
- Susanne Bügel, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
- Esther Campos-Gimenez, Nestlé, Switzerland
- Manfred Eggersdorfer, DSM, Switzerland
- Jess Gregory, University of Florida, US
- Begoña Olmedilla-Alonso, Institute of Food Science, Technology and Nutrition – Spanish National Research Council (ICTAN-CSIC), Spain
- Vieno Piironen, University of Helsinki, Finland
- Prof. Sang Woon Choi, CHA University, Seoul, South Korea
- Prof. Teruo Miyazawa, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
- Prof. Pei Duanqing, Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China