IMGC VIRTUAL Symposium 2021Wageningen University & Research (WUR)Wageningen, The NetherlandsJune 15-16, 2021
Abstract submission has been closedOur flagship conference brings together international experts in lactation, milk science, chemistry, microbiology, immunology, nutrition, genomics, anthropology and bioinformatics to discuss and share the outcomes and implications of the latest discoveries in scientific research on lactation and milk.This year we will host two mini-symposia. The first mini-symposium will be co-hosted by Wageningen University and Research on June 15-16, 2021 and the second mini-symposium will be co-hosted in the fall of 2021 (date and co-host to be determined).Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both 2021 mini-symposia will use the same interactive and engaging virtual format as the 17th Annual Symposium is co-hosted by the University of California Davis in October 2020. The second mini-symposium may implement a hybrid format (virtual and in-person) if it is only considered safe by international health and safety organizations. Stay tuned for updates on our website.Each oral presentation will be live with interactive Q&A, and include live chat rooms, social mixers, games, prizes and more.Each oral presentation will also be available as recorded sessions on our event portal through March 31, 2022.Attendees who participate in any oral presentations that specifically address human milk and lactation may earn Lactation-Continuing Education Recognition Points (L-CERPs).Key Dates:Abstract submission opens: February 8, 2021Abstract submission closes: March 31, 2021, 11:59 PM PDTAbstract acceptance notifications will be sent: April 14, 2021Registration opens: April 15, 2021Symposium Theme:Future Perspectives on Milk Bioactives and ProteinsSession Topics:
Bioavailability and Targets of Milk Bioactive Peptides and ProteinsEmergent Immunological Properties of MilkNovel Functions of Milk BioactivesRoles of Milk Proteins for the Future of Nutrition, Health and a Sustainable AgricultureMeet the world-renowned keynote and invited speakers who are scheduled to present at the 2021 virtual symposium!Dr. David Dallas, Oregon State University, USADr. Sharon Donovan, University of Illinois, USADr. Adam Drewnowski, University of Washington, USADr. Kasper Hettinga, Wageningen University & Research, The NetherlandsDr. Joost van Neerven, Wageningen University & Research, The NetherlandsDr. Stephan Peters, Dutch Dairy Association, The NetherlandsDr. Bernd Stahl, Danone Nutricia Research, The NetherlandsDr. Valerie Verhasselt, University of Western Australia, Australia
Welcome We are glad you decided to visit us online! The IMGC is a scientific society that provides a collaborative, multi-disciplinary, pre-competitive platform for scientific discoveries of the structures, functions, actions and benefits of lactation and milk and to facilitate the translation of that knowledge into practice for health.