This conference has been taking place every two years since it was first held in Dromoland Castle in Ireland in 1995. It has since been held in The Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Portugal, France, Denmark and sometimes been repeated in these countries. The conference has attracted from 200 to 400 delegates from Europe, the USA, India, Asia, Australia and New Zealand including researchers, clinicians, nutritionists, dieticians, clinicians, representatives from the pharmaceutical and food industries as well as policy makers. It provides an excellent opportunity for networking with experts and researchers of the intricacies of the complex metabolic network that is regulated by nutrient-gene interactions and plays a central role in development and health from the earliest stages of life throughout old age.
In 2019 it is coming to Southern Catalonia, Spain for the first time and will be held in Hotel Termes Montbrió, near Reus. The programme has been designed to cover the interplay between the multidisciplinary aspects of research in advancing the field. New keynote speakers, experts in the fields of epigenomics, metabolomics, the microbiome and health will update us on the state of the art in these disciplines and the programme will address how the 1C metabolism field intersects with these. Young researchers will actively participate in the conference as speakers, reporters and as chairs of a scientific session. An afternoon has been set aside for networking so that delegates from all age groups and disciplines from across the globe can meet and reconnect in an informal setting and enjoy the beautiful countryside, Mediterranean coast, vibrant culture, art, architecture, archeaology and delicious local food and cuisine in Southern Catalonia.
Sponsors will have the opportunity to contribute to the success of the conference, to have wide exposure across a broad client base and to interact with the delegates from the Sunday through Thursday.
We look forward to welcoming you to beautiful Southern Catalonia and hope that you will contribute to the success of our conference.
Pere Cavallé Busquets