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The 3rd International IUPAC Symposium on Trace Elements in Food (TEF­-3) will be held 1­-3 April 2009 in Rome, Italy, organized by the Istituto Superiore di Sanità. The meeting will consist in 2 and a half days of oral and poster presentations.

Date: 01.04.2009 - 03.04.2009
National/International: International
Language: English
Type: Conference
Location: Rome, Italy
Contact: Francesco Cubadda, TEF-3 Symposium Chair francesco.cubadda@iss.it Instituto Superiore di Sanità Viale Regina Elena 299 Rome, 00161, Italy Telephone: +39 06 4990 3643
Conference web site at:   http:⁄⁄www.tef3-2009.it⁄index.html

The objective of this interdisciplinary symposium is to gather experts with different backgrounds to discuss all aspects of trace elements in relation to food, with special emphasis on biological effects of elements. The topics covered include essentiality, toxicity, bioaccessibility, bioavailability, speciation, sources and transfer in the food chain, effects of processing, food fortification, supplementation, international legislation and standards, analytical developments, analytical quality assurance and reference materials. Special emphasis will be placed on research and development efforts which have taken place in the last few years as well as on emerging issues in the area.

This meeting follows the previous ones, organized in Warsaw, Poland (2000), and in Brussels, Belgium (2004). Alike the two previous meetings of this series, TEF-3 aims at being a suitable forum for new ideas and experiences to be exchanged among researchers in the trace element area with a view to providing an evidence base for policy, advice on the development of improved foods and risk-management tools to protect public health.


September 30,2008Preregistration
December 1,2008Submission of abstracts
January 15,2009Early registration at reduced fee

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