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NEW DATE!!! Deadline for Abstract submission:
April 30th 2015

Notification of acceptance:
May 15th 2015

NEW DATE!!! Early registration:
extended until April 30th 2015

Note: We are updating this webpage.

With great pleasure we invited you to join us in Baiona (Spain) for Marine and Freshwater Toxins Analysis: Fifth Joint Symposium and AOAC Task Force Meeting, on June 14-17 2015

Symposium Chair: Dr Ana Gago-Martinez

As in previous editions the symposium will address update issues on the field of the analysis of Marine and Freshwater toxins, with special focus on new method developments and implementation, as a joint meeting with the AOAC Task Force on Marine and Freshwater Toxins. A variety of methods needs, for detecting saxitoxins, domoic acids, okadaic acids, azaspiracids, emerging toxins as well as cyanobacterial toxins will be addressed in presentations and focused discussions.

Principle sponsor is the University of Vigo, Spain, home to the Department of Analytical and Food Chemistry with the close collaboration of the European Reference Laboratory for Marine Biotoxins located in the Campus of the University of Vigo.

The conference venue is the Talaso Atlantico, a high quality hotel with very impressive conference facilities located near Baiona and Vigo in the Galicia region of Northwestern Spain. In addition to being the largest European producer of mussels, shellfish-rich Galicia is also a very beautiful and historic area.

In addition to the keynote talks, many contributed papers, both oral and in posters will allow additional opportunities to learn of and discuss state-of-the art detection methods.
The joint Symposium and Task Force meetings (programme is in preparation) will also offer unique opportunities to presenters and attendees: 

1. Observe or participate in the activities of focused discussion groups in specific toxin areas. Focused discussion groups have proven to be the most effective means of developing methodology needs and validation strategies. Symposium presenters and attendees are welcome to attend.

2. Participate in a forum with international members of the seafood industry, their associations, and also regulatory agencies. These stakeholders, who are the ultimate users and/or benefactors of the analytical methodology, will also find that the symposium and Task Force can be used to express their needs.

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