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5th Annual Conference/ Workshop “NSPRI 2010” Mycotoxin Management in Agriculture - Nigeria

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

5th Annual Conference/ Workshop “NSPRI 2010” Mycotoxin Management in Agriculture - Nigeria

Nigeria Mycotoxin Awareness and Study Network (NMASN) - 1st announcement and call for papers

April 26 - 28, 2010 at Nigeria Stored Products Research Institute, Ilorin, Nigeria

The Nigeria Mycotoxin Awareness and Study Network (NMASN) is a body of scientists in the academia, industry, government regulatory agencies, farmers and other stakeholders in the food and feed sectors united by the need to create awareness on mycotoxins. A Non-Governmental, Non-Political and Non-Profit-making scientific organization founded in 2006 by a group of Scientists, NMASN seeks to improve the living conditions of humanity, through increased support and promotion of studies on mycotoxins.

The network currently operates from National Agency for Foods Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) office in Lagos, Nigeria with members across the country in tertiary and research institutions, pharmaceutical companies, regulatory agencies, manufacturing and other related industries.

The network has organized and held four conferences since inauguration with support from regulatory agencies like SON and NAFDAC, food/feed industries and service providers like Biomin, Katchey, Neogen and Vicam. Other international bodies like the International Society for Mycotoxicology and MycoRed are expected to collaborate in future initiatives directed at reducing mycotoxin contamination in agricultural products. The previous conferences have provided massive data on occurrence and significance of food-borne mycotoxins in Nigeria. NSPRI 2010 will therefore focus on strategies for mycotoxin management in agriculture and agricultural products. Papers reporting experiences and experiments in the area of control interventions will be given priority. Details of the 3rd NMASN workshop which will take place during NSPRI 2010 will be provided soon.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Abstracts of papers for oral presentations should be prepared as follows:
  Microsoft Word format
  Times New Roman font size 12
  Not more than 250 words
  3 to 5 keywords
  Author(s) and affiliation(s) with corresponding author clearly indicated
  All abstracts should be submitted as email attachment to moedemao@yahoo.com copied to oystak@yahoo.co.uk.

Abstract submission deadline: February 26, 2010

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEE
Local participants: N15, 000 only
Students with ID: N10, 000 only
International participants: $100 only

ADVERTS & EXHIBITIONS RATES
Full page " inside N80, 000
Back cover page (inner or outer) N100, 000
Exhibition rate: N50, 000

ACCOMMODATION: Hotel rates are from N2, 000 to as high as N15, 000 only depending on individual taste and preferences. Details will be provided in subsequent announcements.

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