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The 10th ISTERH is an international forum for clinicians and researchers to exchange information regarding advances in trace element research. The theme of the ISTERH2013 is TRACE ELEMENT RESEARCH ON HEALTH and DISEASES.

Date: 18.11.2013 - 22.11.2013
National/International: International
Language: English
Type: Conference
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contact: Hiroko Kodama [isterh2013@gmail.com]
Conference web site at:   http:⁄⁄www.isterh2013.com⁄

The program of ISTERH2013 will consist of invited lectures, oral presentations and poster presentations.

The following symposia will be organized:

I: Advanced Analytical Techniques:
  • Inductively coupled plasma time-of-flight mass spectrometry for single cell analysis for immunological and functional Assay
  • Demonstration of high selectivity/sensitivity of ICP-QQQ in challenging applications
  • High sensitive elemental analysis of single yeast cells by time-resolved inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometry using a high efficiency cell introduction system
  • Elemental distribution and chemical speciation by synchrotron radiation X-ray fluorescence analysis
  • New metal-coded affinity tag for highly selective and sensitive analyses by HPLC/ICP-MS

II: Populations at Risk for Trace Element Deficiencies:

  • Availability of Dietary Zinc and Zinc Deficiency
  • Bariatric Surgery Patients at Risk for Trace Element Deficiencies
  • Female athletes: A population at risk of mineral deficiencies and associated performance decrements
  • Estimation of iron requirements by numerical analysis of population-based indicators

III: Zinc Deficiency in the Aged:

  • Zinc deficiency in the aged
  • Zinc deifiency in liver disease of old age
  • Zinc deficiency in renal insufficiency
  • Zinc supplementation in the geriatric hospital
  • Zinc and immunological response in the aged
  • Zinc transporter and aging

IV: Copper Balance and the Related Factors:

  • The relationships between copper intakes and serum copper levels in in patients
  • Equilibrium copper intake estimated by human minerak balance study
  • Examination of the copper supplement using the cocoa in enteral nutrition management
  • Influence of serum concentrations of copper, content ratio of zinc and copper in products of liquid nutrient under long term enteral nutrition

V: New Insights into the Role of Manganese in Health and Disease

  • Bone as the Storage Site of Manganese (Mn) Exposure: Relationship to Mn Levels in Brain
  • Decreased brain volumes in manganese-exposed welders
  • Manganese Neurotoxicity: Lessons From Worms to Neonates
  • 18F-FP-(+)-DTBZ (18F-AV-133) brain PET scan in chronic manganese intoxication and idiopathic Parkinson’s disease
  • Metal concentrations in cerebrospinal fluid and blood plasma from patients with neurodegenerative disorders
  • Biomarkers of iron status in welders exposed to manganese
  • X-ray fluorescence imaging and spectroscopy in trace element research: focus on mechanisms of Mn neurotoxicity.

VI: Selenium in Nutrition and Health:

  • Brazilian nuts as a promising selenium-containing functional food: implications for health and disease
  • Targeting the epigenome with selenium for cancer prevention
  • Selenium deficiency in children with intestinal dysfunction treated by parenteral and/or enteral nutrition in Japan

VII: Update on the Health Benefits of Bioactive Trace Elements Not Generally Recognized as Essential:

  • Should bioactive trace elements not recognized as essential, but with beneficial health effects have intake recommendations
  • Beneficial effects of boron for angiogenesis and bone health
  • Is chromium nutritionally or pharmacologically beneficial to glucose metabolism
  • Nickel deprivation effects on reproduction, blood pressure control, and sensory function
  • Dietary silicon and connective tissue health

VIII: Is Dietary Exposure to Arsenic a Cause for Concern ?

  • Risk assessment of inorganic arsenic exposure through the diet in Japanese
  • Rice consumption and its contribution to arsenic exposure in 16,792 Bangladeshis
  • Arsenic exposure, dietary patterns, and cardiovascular risk in Bangladesh
  • Distribution of arsenic species in brown, polished and milled rice
  • Dietary exposure to arsenic in different ethnic communities in the United Kingdom

IX: Frontier of Neurometals:

  • Involvement of intracellular Zn2+ signal in the dentate gyrus in cognition
  • Zinc chelation reduces traumatic brain injury (TBI)-induced hippocampal neurogenesis
  • PBT2: A novel neuroprotective agent that enhances cognition in ageing
  • Roles of biological trace elements in neurodegeneration (ALS and Fahr’s disease)

X: Review and prospect of radioactive materials before and after Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan. -environment, food and radiation exposure -

  • Environmental contamination conditions around the Fukushima cite and their temporal changes.
  • Behavior of radiocesium in ecosystems and its impact on products.
  • Effect of Prussian blue for degradation of radiocesium content on mushroom cultivation.
  • Evaluation of the committed effective dose due to food intake for Japanese adults before Fukushima nuclear plant accident and ongoing dose evaluation for children in post-Fukushima era.
  • Ingestion dose estimation caused by the Fukushima Nuclear disaster in Japan -during two years after 11 March 2011-


May 31,2013Submission of abstracts

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