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World Mycotoxin Forum on track for 7th edition

For the first time the 7th Conference of The World Mycotoxin Forum and the XIIIth IUPAC International Symposium on Mycotoxins and Phycotoxins will be jointly organized from 5-9 November 2012 at the World Trade Centre in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
This unique combined event, WMFmeetsIUPAC, will build on the success of the previous conferences which were held separately all over the world. AllAboutFeed is proud to be the media partner of this unique event.
The aim of WMFmeetsIUPAC 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.
WMFmeetsIUPAC 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
  • workshops and satellite meetings
  • spotlight presentations, case studies and industry updates
  • an instrument/manufacturers exhibition
High-quality speakers, ample time for discussions, and every opportunity to establish rewarding contacts are values WMFmeetsIUPAC wants to uphold. And the event also promises to have an interesting social programme in Rotterdam.
Conference programme
Monday 5 November:
13.15-18.00 Plenary meeting - Mycotoxins, phycotoxins, plant toxins: challenges for the coming years
Tuesday 6 November:
08.30-12.30 Parallel session 1 & 2: Emerging toxins and new occurrence data & Human and animal health implications
12.30–14.00 Workshop 1&2: Quality assurance aspects of mycotoxin testing, Sponsored and presented by R-Biopharm & Improving accuracy and sensitivity in multi-mycotoxin LC-MS/MS methods, Sponsored and presented by Romer Labs
14.00-18.00 Parallel session 3 & 4: Prevention and reduction & Analytical solutions in the spotlight
Wednesday 7 November:
08.30-12.30 Parallel session 5 & 6: Sampling and novel analytical tools & Novel integrated strategies for worldwide mycotoxin reduction (MycoRed)
12.30–14.00 – Workshop 3&4 Uncover new dimensions of mycotoxin analysis using Orbitrap MS/MS technology, Sponsored and presented by Thermo Scientific &Mycotoxin testing solutions from farm to fork, Sponsored and presented by VICAM
14.00-18.00 Parallel session (7 + 8) & 9: Factors affecting toxin formation in the environment + Airborne exposure to mycoto in indoor and occupational settings & Contemporary issues on phycotoxins
Thursday 8 November:
08.30-12.30 Parallel session (10 + 11) & 12: Method development and validation: Monitoring and Quality Assurance (MoniQA) + Inexpensive detection for control of exposure (CONffIDENCE) & Mycotoxin management: the genomic approach
12.30–14.00 – Workshop 5 - Rapid detection of Fusarium mycotoxins and alkaloids, Presented by the CONffIDENCE consortium
14.00-17.00 Plenary meeting - Facing the future
Friday 9 November:
08.30–14.00 Excursion: Sampling and import control. A half-day excursion to the Port of Rotterdam for a practical workshop on import control. The number of participants in this excursion is limited to 25 on a first-come, first-served basis.
Latest details of WMFmeetsIUPAC can be found at the conference’s website
Parallel to the conference a commercial exhibition will be organised in which presentations of equipment, products and services related to mycotoxins, phycotoxins and plant toxins are given.

Dick Ziggers

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