On May 7th-9th, 2019, some of the world’s most renowned berry researchers will gather in Portland, Oregon, USA to present research that will attract media and consumer attention to berries as a superfruit.
Behind news releases on how berries improve the odds in the battle against chronic disease and aging is the work of research scientists. The Berry Health Benefits Symposium is an international conference dedicated to showcasing the latest scientific research by these men and women into berries and health.
The symposium, which has been held biennially since 2005, features cutting edge findings in many areas including breast and colon cancer, leukemia, diabetes, gut health, metabolism, brain aging, heart health and more.
Put on under the auspices of the National Berry Crops Initiative, the Berry Health Benefit Symposium offers 1 1/2 days of dynamic research presentations and a special 1/2 day event “The Berry Sessions” for non-scientists, and will include a tour of a nearby berry farm.
Opportunities for Young Scientists at BHBS!
The 2019 Berry Health Benefits Symposium is pleased to offer 2 ways for young scientists to share their latest research findings. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows may submit abstracts for review and consideration for the following:
Poster Presentation (20+ spots available): The most outstanding poster presented by a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow will receive a $300 award, as decided by the BHBS judging panel. Participants must cover their own travel costs and registration (student rates available).
Oral Presentation (3 spots available): NEW for 2019, 3 applicants will be chosen to give a 10-minute oral presentation (plus 5 minutes for questions) in the session that best fits their research theme. The chosen applicants will have airfare, hotel, and conference registration costs covered by the symposium.
Original research relating to the symposium themes of berry biochemical composition, cardiovascular health, metabolism regulation, brain aging and other health properties of berry fruit will be considered. Applicants may submit for both the poster presentation and the oral presentation using the same abstract. It is possible to be selected for one, the other, or both presentations.