Ourense, Galicia, Spain
Having a dream that someday seaweed will be known to everybody as a healthy part of everyday life the organisers are bringing together people with knowledge and experience to this international “Seaweed for Health” conference. Topics will include health research and business interests concerned with maximizing the use of seaweed.
Available worldwide, seaweeds are incredibly rich sources of nutrients and unique bioactives. At the “Seaweed for Health” conference an opportunity for people from many backgrounds to discuss the health-promoting properties of seaweed compounds, including novel functional ingredients that can be used for the formulation of food, feed, nutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals and pharmaceuticals will be presented. Furthermore, a discussion on toxicological aspects and regulatory issues as well as some barriers for industrial exploitation and commercialization of seaweed will be held.
A small local seaweed industry exhibition will be held during the conference. The conference will also include a seaweed cooking demonstration, and an optional seaweed collection tour or a one-day tour along the Galician Coast.