Marine and Freshwater Toxins Analysis

FOURTH JOINT SYMPOSIUM AND AOAC TASK FORCE MEETING

BAIONA (spain), MAY 5-9, 2013

 
 
 

Fourth Joint Symposium and AOAC Task Force Meeting
Baiona, Spain May 5-9, 2013


With great pleasure we invited you to join us in Baiona (Spain) for Marine and Freshwater Toxins Analysis: Fourth Joint Symposium and AOAC Task Force Meeting, on May 5-9, 2013


Symposium Chairs: Dra. Ana Gago-Martinez and Dr. James Hungerford


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, method validation efforts, and method 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. New methods have been recently validated, approved by regulatory stakeholders, and different training activities have been organized. In spite of this progress many methods needs remain and so other presentations and discussions will address special needs of the community


Principle sponsor is the University of Vigo, Spain, home to the Department of Analytical and Food Chemistry.


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.


3.Participate in the Marine and Freshwater Toxins Task Force. Contribute to this international group that fosters the development and validation of powerful and practical methods for toxin analysis, and greater availability of toxin standards.

 

KEY DATES

Deadline for Abstract submission:

March 15th 2013

Submit Abstracts to: biotoxins.meeting@uvigo.es

Notification of acceptance:

April 5th 2013

NEW DATE!!! Early registration:

April 17th 2013



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