Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center
One John Nolen Dr.
Madison, WI 53703
Host Hotel: Madison Concourse Hotel
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1 W Dayton St.
Madison, WI 53703.
|A complimentary airport shuttle is available to and from Dane County Regional Airport to all hotel guests. Please use the courtesy phone in the baggage claim area (located between Carousels 1 and 2, near Door 5) to let them know that you have your luggage and are ready to be picked up. The shuttle pick-up area is located outside baggage claim, Door 5. Please make a reservation at the Front Desk for your return trip to the airport. The airport is 5 miles from the hotel. Parking and Directions|
Microbial- and mammalian-mediated metabolism of dietary flavonoids in the gastrointestinal tract: impact on bioavailability
The effect of blueberry consumption on cognitive abilities in 65- to 79-year-olds: a 6-month randomized control trial.
Effects of blueberry flavonoid interventions on cognitive behaviour in 7 to 9 year old children
Newly Discovered bioactive metabolites of berry anthocyanins: potential health effects and implications for future research
The Modernized Analytic Toolbox for Authentication, Standardization and Efficacy Evaluation of Natural Products
State of the current knowledge about Aronia melanocarpa phytochemical composition and health benefits: A superfruit worthy of interest
Translating Science into Consumer Friendly Messaging: A Registered Dietitian’s Perspective.
Recovery of Health-Promoting Proanthocyanidins from Berry Co-Products by Alkalization
The effects of strawberry bioactive compounds on human health: a possible clue on the molecular mechanisms involved in the prevention of different chronic diseases
October 13–15, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin
Tuesday, October 13 – Wednesday, October 14 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 thirty speakers will present their most current work in clinical, basic and applied research. Sessions on Berries and Heart Health, Cancer, Metabolism, Brain Aging, Gut Health/Microflora and Compositional Chemistry/Biological Effects will be featured.
Keynote Address and Dinner
Wednesday, October 14 An outstanding presentation relating further research and new knowledge on berries and health. Our Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Amy Howell, Associate Research Scientist at the Marucci Blueberry and Cranberry Research and Extension Center of Rutgers University. Dr. Howell is known for her groundbreaking work on cranberry proanthocyanidins (PAC’s). Dr. Howell’s keynote address will be “Cranberry – To the Bladder and Beyond!”
The Berry Sessions
Tuesday, October 13 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. Four sessions will be offered covering:
- Berryology 101
- Report on Berries and Health Outreach
- Berry Research and The Dietary Guidelines for Americans
- Translating Berry Science into Consumer Friendly Messaging: A Registered Dietitian’s Perspective.
The Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Tour: Cranberry Harvest Tour and Closing Dinner
Thursday, October 15 Enjoy the beauty of fall in Wisconsin and experience the excitement of cranberry harvesting while visiting two local farms, one harvesting for fresh market and the second for the processed market. A visit to other cranberry processing and history sites will be followed by a closing reception and dinner. This full day tour will include bus transportation, lunch and dinner.
2015 Schedule at a Glance
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
The Berry Sessions
- 8:30 AM – Berry Session 1 – Berryology 101
- Dr. Navindra Seeram – Understand the terminology used in speaking about berry health and how to express berry health benefits beyond antioxidants.
- 9:30 AM – Break
- 9:45 AM – Berry Session 2 – Communicating Berry Research to The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, Current Research Forum
- Dr. Britt Burton-Freeman & Dr. David Stuart Current Research Forum – A look at how the National Berry Crops Initiative its member groups and others are working with researchers to advance the scientific evidence on berries and health through research into consumer attitudes, buying habits and current research on berries and health.
- 10:45 AM – Berry Session 3 – Translating Science into Consumer Friendly Messaging: A Registered Dietitian’s Perspective
- Frances Largeman-Roth, RDN and Victoria Retelny, RDN, LDN – RD’s will discuss ways to take Scientific studies and create educational and media programs easily understood by everyone.
Noon-1 PM – LUNCH
- 1:00 PM – Berries and Heart Health
- 1:00 – 1:15 – Current Research Review. Chair overview by Britt Burton Freeman, Institute for Food Safety and Health at Illinois Institute of Technology.
- 1:15 – 1:40 – Berry anthocyanins and cardiometabolic health. Aedin Cassidy, University of East Anglia
- 1:40 – 2:05 – Berries and Lipids in Cardiovascular Disease: observations and recommendations. Dr. Arpita Basu, Oklahoma State University
- 2:05 – 2:30 – Wild Blueberries Attenuate Risk Factors of the Metabolic Syndrome. Dr. Dorothy Klimis-Zacas, University of Maine
- 2:30 – 2:55 – Berry consumption and cardiometabolic disease. Dr. Indika Edirisinghe, Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH)
- 3:00 – 3:15 PM –BREAK
- 3:15 PM – Gut Health/Gut Mircroflora
- 3:15 – 3:30 – Current Research Review. Chair Overview by Dr. Jess Reed, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- 3:30 – 3:55 – Microbial- and mammalian-mediated metabolism of dietary flavonoids in the gastrointestinal tract: impact on bioavailability. Dr. Alan Crozier, University of California, Davis, CA
- 3:55 – 4:20 – Interactions between gut microbes and dietary anthocyanins. Dr. Federico Rey, University of Wisconsin
- 4:20 – 4:45 – Berries to fight the metabolic syndrome: what are the mechanisms? Dr. Andre Marette, Laval University
- 4:45 – 5:10 – The role of microbes in the relationship between berries and human health. Dr. Simone Gugliemetti, University of Milan
- 7:00 PM – Sponsored by Ocean Spray, Inc.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
- 8:00 AM – Berries and Brain Aging
- 8:00 – 8:15 – Current Research Review. Chair overview by Dr. Barbara Shukitt-Hale, USDA/Tufts University
- 8:15 – 8:40 – Berry supplementation to mitigate neurocognitive decline. Dr. Robert Krikorian, University of Cincinnati
- 8:40 – 9:05 – The effect of blueberry consumption on cognitive abilities in 65- to 79-year-olds: a 6-month randomized controlled trial. Dr. Carol Cheatham, University of North Carolina
- 9:05 – 9:30 – Effects of berry supplementation on mobility and cognition among older adults. Dr. Marshall Miller, Tufts University
- 9:30 – 9:55 – Effects Of Flavonoid-Rich Blueberry Interventions On Cognitive Behaviour In 7-10 Year Old Children. Dr. Claire Williams, University of Reading
- 10:00 – 10:15 AM BREAK
- 10:15 AM – Berries and Cancer
- 10:15 – 10:30 – Current Research Review. Chair overview by Ramesh Gupta, University of Louisville
- 10:30 – 10:55 – Crops to the Clinic” Cancer Prevention Research with Berries. Dr. Steve Clinton, Ohio State University
- 10:55 – 11:20 – Cancer prevention and therapeutic efficacy of berry bioactives. Dr. Farrukh Aqil, University of Louisville
- 11:20 – 11:45 – Black Raspberries in Clinical Studies: Past, Present and Future. Laura Kresty, Medical College of Wisconsin
- 11:45 – 12:10 – Bilberry in IBD – just getting blue or getting better? Luc Biedermann, University Hospital of Zurich
- 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM – LUNCH
- 1:00 PM – Berry Compositional Chemistry and Biological Effects
- 1:00 – 1:15 – Current Research Review. Chair overview by Dr. Navindra Seeram, University of Rhode Island
- 1:15 – 1:40 – The Modernized Analytic Toolbox for Authentication, Standardization and Efficacy Evaluation of Natural Products. Dr. Chris Kruger, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- 1:40 – 2:05 – The effects of strawberry bioactive compounds on human health: a possible clue on the molecular mechanisms involved in the prevention of different chronic diseases. Dr. Maurizio Battino, Università Politecnica delle Marche
- 2:05 – 2:30 – Bioavailability and bioactivity of phytochemicals in cranberries. Dr. Liwei Gu, University of Florida
- 2:30 – 2:55 – Digging deeper into the anti-infective chemistry of cranberry. Dr. David Rowley, University of Rhode Island
- 3:00-3:15 PM – BREAK
- 3:15 PM – Berries and Metabolism
- 3:15 – 3:30 – Current Research Review. Chair Overview by Dr. Ron Prior, University of Arkansas
- 3:30 – 3:55 – Newly discovered bioactive metabolites of berry anthocyanins: potential health effects and implications for future research. Dr. Colin Kay, University of East Anglia
- 3:55 – 4:20 – Berries and cardiovascular health: is it really the anthocyanins. Dr. Ana Rodriguez Mateos, University of Reading
- 4:20 – 4:45 – Raspberry ellagitannin metabolites in experimental models of chronic disease. Dr. Daniele Del Rio, Univerity of Parma
- 4:45 – 5:10 – Aronia an up and coming healthy berry. Dr. Emilie Fromentin, NATUREX-DBS
- 7:00 PM – Sponsored by Dole, Inc.
- Speaker Dr. Amy Howell
Thursday, October 15
9:00 AM – 9:00 PM – Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Tour – Travel by Coach Buses to the cranberry growing regions from Madison. Tour two farms, a processing facility and enjoy a final closing dinner.