Scientific Presentations – $450
Student Registration – $125
Berry Sessions – $150
Oregon Berry Discovery Tour – $100
*Registration is available through our online registration portal. Please note that you will be prompted to set up a new account before the conference registration options are presented.
|2019 Sponsorship Opportunities Available!|
Support Research Driving Consumer Awareness of Berries & Health!
The Berry Health Benefits Symposium offers a unique opportunity to connect brands with members of the berry industry, academics, press and an international audience. Sponsorships are eligible for a 501c3 deduction and are custom designed for each sponsor to achieve their communication goals. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, contact Darcy Kochis – Conference Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Venue and Lodging Details|
Host Hotel: Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Downtown
319 SW Pine Street
Portland, OR 97204-2726
Call for Reservations: (503) 279-9000
Book Online by clicking here.
A block of rooms is reserved for the symposium.
May 7th-9th, 2019 Portland, OR
May 7th to 9th Speakers from around the globe will share cutting edge information on how berries positively impact human health and wellness. During the day and a half program speakers will present their most current work in clinical, basic and applied research. Sessions on Berries and Heart and Healthy Aging, Metabolism, Berries and the Brain, Gut Health/Microflora and Berry Special Topics, Food Technology and Chemistry will be featured.
The Berry Sessions
Tuesday, May 7th Join us for a half day special event that targets those in the berry industry, corporate executives, the media and anyone else who would like to learn more about berries and health and how to communicate the research in this growing field effectively.
Oregon Berry Discovery Tour
Thursday, May 9th Oregon is one of the only states who produces caneberries, blueberries, strawberries and cranberries primarily for the processed industry. This tour will focus on the processed side of this region’s berry industry. Enjoy the beginning of berry season in Oregon with this half day bus tour. More details to follow.
2019 Berry Health Benefits Symposium
Berry Special Topics, Food Technology & Chemistry
Current Research Review. Chair overview by Dr. Navindra Seeram, University of Rhode Island
- Mary Ann Lila, PhD, Director, Plants for Human Health Institute, David H. Murdock Distinguished Professor, Food Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, North Carolina State University
- David Rowley, PhD, University of Rhode Island, College of Pharmacy, BPS Department Chair and Professor
- Li Shu Wang, PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin
- Luke Howard, PhD, Department of Food Science, University of Arkansas
Berries & Cardio-Metabolic Health
Current Research Review. Chair overview by Dr. Britt Burton Freeman, Institute for Food Safety and Health at Illinois Institute of Technology
- Sarah Johnson, PhD, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, College of Health and Human Sciences, Colorado State University
- Dr. Andre Marette, Université Laval, Heart and Healthy Aging Speaker
- Dr. Ana Maria Rodriguez-Mateos, Nutrition Department, King’s College London
- Meijun Zhu, PhD, School of Food Science, Washington State University
Berries & the Brain
Current Research Review. Chair overview by Dr. Barbara Shukitt-Hale, USDA/Tufts University
- Dr. Chris Gill, University of Ulster, School of Biomedical Sciences, Research Institute, Biomedical Sciences
- Claire Williams, PhD, Chair of Neuroscience, School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences, University of Reading
- Dr. David Vauzour, Norwich Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of East Anglia
- Louise Dye, PhD, School of Psychology, University of Leeds
Gut Health & Gut Microflora
Current Research Review. Chair overview by Dr. Jess Reed, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Franck Carbonero, PhD, Department of Food Science, University of Arkansas
- Daniele Del Rio, PhD, Human Nutrition Unit, Department of Food and Drugs, University of Parma
- Yves Desjardins, PhD, Horticulture Research Center, Université Laval
- Hang Xiao, PhD, Department of Food Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Berry Phytochemicals and Metabolites on Cardiovascular Function
Current Research Review. Chair overview by Dr. Ron Prior, University of Arkansas
- Dr. Colin D. Kay, PhD, Plants for Human Health Institute, Food Bioprocessing & Nutrition Sciences, North Carolina State University
- Aedin Cassidy, PhD, Norwich Medical School Research Group Member, Nutrition and Preventive Medicine Research Group Member, Cardiovascular and Metabolic Health
- Arpita Basu, PhD, Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
- Carl Keen, PhD, Department of Nutrition and Department of Internal Medicine, University of California, Davis