The 5th International Vitamin Conference 2018


8-10 August 2018, InterContinental Hotel Sydney, Australia


The 5th International Vitamin Conference 2018


8-10 August 2018, InterContinental Hotel Sydney, Australia


The 5th International Vitamin Conference 2018


8-10 August 2018, InterContinental Hotel Sydney, Australia


The 5th International Vitamin Conference 2018


8-10 August 2018, InterContinental Hotel Sydney, Australia




Download the Program to view the exciting lineup of topics being presented by international and national speakers at the Conference.

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Hosted for the first time outside of Europe, IVC 2018 has an exciting line up of speakers including Keynotes by Prof. Ian Darnton-Hill and Dr. Kenneth H. Brown and is aimed at vitamin researchers in the world.

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Key Dates

Abstract Submissions: closed
Early Bird Registration: closed
Conference Dates: 8 – 10 August 2018

Welcome to IVC 2018!

On behalf of the Local Organising Committee, we would like to invite you to Sydney, Australia, to attend the 5th International Vitamin Conference to be held 8-10 August 2018 at the beautiful and historical InterContinental Sydney. The hotel will wow delegates with its rich 19th century architecture, heritage and exciting history, and is only moments away from the stunning Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House.

We are looking forward to being your host during the Conference and promise to offer an outstanding scientific program that includes a number of oral presentations, lectures and poster sessions. It will be a great forum for vitamin researchers to meet from all around the world for insightful discussions on vitamins and their role in human health.

Sydney is Australia’s leading global city and made up of many diverse communities, with close to 200,000 people living in the city. While the iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge provide the backdrop to this exciting event, Sydney is the gateway to a myriad of unique Australian experiences. 

Please join us in Sydney in 2018 for what will undoubtedly be a spectacular Conference!

More about the International Vitamins Conference 2018

The International Vitamin Conference will recognise 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 is aimed at vitamin researchers in the world especially chemists, geneticists, nutritionists, dietitians, epidemiologists, clinicians, food scientists and physiologists.

Jayashree Arcot
UNSW Sydney Australia 
Chair, Local Organising Committee                              

Samir Samman
The University of Otago
Co – Chair, Local Organising Committee

Michael Fenech
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