Symposium 13-14 November 2008: Bioactive compounds in plants – benefits and risks for man and animals
An international symposium organised by The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Committee of Geomedicine.
Date: 13-14 November 2008
Location: Drammensveien 78, Oslo, Norway
The symposium is open to all interested in the subject area.
The topic of the symposium is secondary metabolites produced by plants and having biochemical effects in man and animals. The huge amounts of such compounds have a broad range of effects, from being acute deadly to being healthy or curative. The symposium will present updated research results on bioactive compounds in plants as the basis of modern pharmacology and medical treatment, and as natural beneficial compounds in vegetable feed, food and supplements. On the other hand, bioactive plant compounds will also be discussed as acute poisons and as contaminants in feed and food implying risks of adverse effects in animals and man. The ingested dose of bioactive plant compounds is decisive for whether the effect is beneficial or adverse, and the comprehension of a balanced intake will be focused. The symposium will also cover the authorities´ management of bioactive plant compounds as herbal medicines and as compounds in feed and food at risk or maintained benefit. Finally, agricultural factors influencing on the plants´ production of bioactive compounds will be discussed.
Important information and registration:
Registration fee: Before 15 October 2008: NOK 2000/€ 250 (students NOK1000), after 15 October 2008: NOK 2300/€ 290 (students NOK 1300) including lunches both days and coffee/tea during the breaks. A book based on the proceedings from the meeting is also included and will be sent to all participants after the meeting.
To register: click "Symposium registration" in the upper right corner.
Simultaneously, please pay the amount due to bank account nr. 1609.51.85065
Contact person: Aksel Bernhoft, e-mail: email@example.com