Oils and fats – essential for life
Incorporating the 28th International Society of Fat Research Congress, the World Congress on Oils and Fats builds on over 50 years of collaboration by those working in oils and fats research. The Congress is the ideal opportunity for world industry experts to exchange current information and new ideas about oils, fats, lipid science and related materials and products. It is also the best opportunity to network with fellow professionals and to meet leading trade exhibitors.
If you work in any field related to oils and fats then Sydney 2009 is the place to be.
Each Congress is headed by an international authority on lipids. The Technical Committee consists of experts from a range of disciplines and associated enterprises to ensure that the program is broad, thought provoking and informative. The program for the Congress will include themes related to Health and Nutrition, Biodiesel, Lipid Chemistry, Olive Oil, Processing, Aquaculture, Lipid Bioscience and Genomics, Oleochemicals and Meal and Animal Nutrition.
The Congress will allow you to visit Australia’s most famous city and to experience this uniquely welcoming, cosmopolitan and sunny country and its mix of cultures – new and ancient. Sydney is renowned for its iconic landmarks the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge, and boasts many attractions including stunning beaches, fantastic shops and restaurants.
The following Plenary Speakers, each a leader in their field are guaranteed to provoke debate and discussion and facilitate new learning:
Health and Nutrition: Professor Paul Trayhurn, University of Liverpool
Biodiesel: Werner Koerbitz, Austrian Biofuels Institute
Lipid Science & Technology: Professor Alejandro G. Marangoni, University of Guelph
Olive Oil: Dr Rodney Mailer, NSW DPI, Dr. Maria Tsimidou, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Dr. Martha Melgarejo, ASAGA, Argentina
Call for Papers
The Call for Papers will open in April 2008. Abstracts will be accepted for oral and poster sessions under all the program themes. We are asking all those who are interested in submitting an abstract to please give us your input. We are asking you to complete an Expression of Interest form on the website www.isfsydney2009.com, check the box ‘Interested in Presenting’ and indicate which theme you would be interested in submitting an abstract under. Your assistance will help us plan the best possible Congress in 2009.
Congress registration and accommodation will open in 2008. If you wish to register your interest to attend and receive regular electronic updates or for immediate registration or accommodation enquiries, please visit the website to complete a short Expression of Interest form www.isfsydney2009.com or send your details to the Congress Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Congress social program will start with the Welcome Reception on Sunday 27th September, giving delegates a chance to meet before formal sessions commence. Delegates will then have the opportunity to attend Poster Viewing drinks, the ideal time for them to discuss the sessions of the day and preview cutting edge research.
The highlight of the Social Program will be the Congress Dinner on Tuesday 29th September which promises to be a unique event showcasing Australia’s culture and landscape at the iconic Sydney Luna Park. Delegates will be treated to a ferry ride across the Harbour from the Convention Centre to the Luna Park wharf where they will be greeted by the Park’s famous smile, a must attend for all delegates.
In addition to a stand out Social Program, Accompanying Persons will have a number of tours and day activities on offer to them throughout the Congress. Pre and Post Congress Tours will also be arranged for those delegates wishing to extend their stay.
To find out more about the Congress, register your interest now at www.isfsydney2009.com