Conference of The World Mycotoxin Forum® and the XIIIth IUPAC International Symposium on Mycotoxins and Phycotoxins

We are proud to announce that the 7th Conference of The World Mycotoxin Forum® and the XIIIth IUPAC International Symposium on Mycotoxins and Phycotoxins will be jointly organised. This unique combined event, WMF meets IUPAC, will build on the success of the previous conferences which were held separately all over the world. WMF meets IUPAC will take place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on 5-9 November 2012.

The aim of WMF meets IUPAC is to increase awareness of human and animal health risks due to natural toxicant contamination in agricultural commodities and seafood, and of potential risk management options, technologies and strategies for minimized contamination. The event will focus in particular on mycotoxins, phycotoxins and plant toxins. It will provide a unique platform for the food and feed industry, regulatory authorities and science:

to exchange current information;
to promote the harmonization of food and feed safety regulations and control procedures;
to make recommendations for strategies enhancing the prevention and control of contamination; and
to ensure the safety and wholesomeness of an adequate food and feed supply.
WMF meets IUPAC offers an excellent way to network and to share ideas, providing a reference source for anyone involved in these fields. The event will include:

invited lectures and oral contributions in plenary meetings and parallel sessions;
poster sessions;
young scientists sessions;
workshops and satellite meetings;
spotlight presentations, case studies and industry updates; and
an instrument/manufacturers exhibition.
High-quality speakers, ample time for discussions, and every opportunity to establish rewarding contacts are values WMF meets IUPAC wants to uphold. And the event also promises to have an interesting social programme in Rotterdam.

Join us for the WMF meets IUPAC event in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The members of the Scientific Committee, International Advisory Committee and Local Organising Committee are looking forward to meeting you!
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Session 1
Emerging
toxins and new
occurrence
data
Subsession
Masked
mycotoxins
ILSI Europe
Session 2
Human and
animal health
implications
Session 5
Sampling and
novel
analytical tools
Session 6
Novel
integrated
strategies for
worldwide
mycotoxin
reduction
Mycored
Session 9
Method
development
& validation
Subsession
Monitoring &
quality
assurance
MoniQA
Subsession
Inexpensive
detection for
control of
exposure
Conffidence
Session 10
Agricultural
genomics,
proteomics
and
metabolomics Excursions
- sampling
- customs
- harbour
Lunch (+ workshops) Lunch (+ workshops) Lunch
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Opening
Opening
lectures
Session 3
Prevention and
reduction
Session 4
Analytical
solutions in the
spotlight
presentations by
companies
Session 7
Miscellaneous
topics
including indoor
moulds and
toxins
Session 8
Contemporary
issues on
phycotoxins
Plenary meeting
Facing the future
Climate change
Regulatory issues
Economics/trade
Food/feed industry perspectives
Horizon 2020 (DG Research)

5 Nov - 9 Nov 2012
rotterdam

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