2013, Charlotte-Concord

2013, Charlotte-Concord
Event Dates
Starts Ends
Jun 18, 2013 at 09:00 am Jun 20, 2013 at 05:00 pm
Venue Details
Embassy Suites Exterior
Embassy Suites, Charlotte-Concord
5400 John Q. Hammons Dr. NW
Concord, NC, US 28027
704-455-8200
Organizer Details
National Berry Crops Initiative
National Berry Crops Initiative
Corvallis, OR, US 97330
Speakers

Session Speakers

Alan Crozier, PhD

Alan Crozier, PhD

Embassy Suites, 5th Biennial

2013 BHBS Pre-proceedings
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  • Scientific presentations from around the globe with cutting edge information on how berries positively impact human health and wellness.  During the two- day program twenty speakers will present [...]

Ana Rodriguez-Mateos, PhD

Dr. Ana Rodriguez-Mateos

Embassy Suites, 5th Biennial

2013 BHBS Pre-proceedings
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  • Scientific presentations from around the globe with cutting edge information on how berries positively impact human health and wellness.  During the two- day program twenty speakers will present [...]

Barbara-Shukitt-Hale

Barbara Shukitt-Hale, PhD.

Embassy Suites, 5th Biennial

2013 BHBS Pre-proceedings
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  • Scientific presentations from around the globe with cutting edge information on how berries positively impact human health and wellness.  During the two- day program twenty speakers will present [...]

Britt Burton Freeman, PhD

Britt Burton Freeman, PhD

Embassy Suites, 5th Biennial

2013 BHBS Pre-proceedings
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  • Scientific presentations from around the globe with cutting edge information on how berries positively impact human health and wellness.  During the two- day program twenty speakers will present [...]

Chris Christian

Chris Christian

Embassy Suites, 5th Biennial

2013 BHBS Pre-proceedings
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  • Scientific presentations from around the globe with cutting edge information on how berries positively impact human health and wellness.  During the two- day program twenty speakers will present [...]

Christine Sardo, MPH, RD PhD

Christine Sardo, MPH, RD PhD

Embassy Suites, 5th Biennial

2013 BHBS Pre-proceedings
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  • Scientific presentations from around the globe with cutting edge information on how berries positively impact human health and wellness.  During the two- day program twenty speakers will present [...]

Dhanansayan (Dhanu) Shanmuganayagam, PhD

Dhanu Shanmuganayagam, PhD

Embassy Suites, 5th Biennial

2013 BHBS Pre-proceedings
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  • Scientific presentations from around the globe with cutting edge information on how berries positively impact human health and wellness.  During the two- day program twenty speakers will present [...]

Dragan Milenkovic, PhD

Dragan Milenkovic, PhD

Embassy Suites, 5th Biennial

2013 BHBS Pre-proceedings
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  • Scientific presentations from around the globe with cutting edge information on how berries positively impact human health and wellness.  During the two- day program twenty speakers will present [...]

Elizabeth E. Devore, ScD

Elizabeth E. Devore, ScD

Embassy Suites, 5th Biennial

2013 BHBS Pre-proceedings
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  • Scientific presentations from around the globe with cutting edge information on how berries positively impact human health and wellness.  During the two- day program twenty speakers will present [...]

Gary Stoner, PhD

Gary Stoner, PhD.

Embassy Suites, 5th Biennial

2013 BHBS Pre-proceedings
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  • Scientific presentations from around the globe with cutting edge information on how berries positively impact human health and wellness.  During the two- day program twenty speakers will present [...]

Howard Sesso, ScD

Howard Sesso, ScD

Embassy Suites, 5th Biennial

2013 BHBS Pre-proceedings
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  • Scientific presentations from around the globe with cutting edge information on how berries positively impact human health and wellness.  During the two- day program twenty speakers will present [...]

Iris Erlund, PhD

Iris Erlund, NPHI

Embassy Suites, 5th Biennial

2013 BHBS Pre-proceedings
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  • Scientific presentations from around the globe with cutting edge information on how berries positively impact human health and wellness.  During the two- day program twenty speakers will present [...]

Jess Reed, PhD

Jess Reed, PhD.

Embassy Suites, 5th Biennial

2013 BHBS Pre-proceedings
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  • Scientific presentations from around the globe with cutting edge information on how berries positively impact human health and wellness.  During the two- day program twenty speakers will present [...]

Laura Kresty, PhD

Laura Kresty, PhD

Embassy Suites, 5th Biennial

2013 BHBS Pre-proceedings
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  • Scientific presentations from around the globe with cutting edge information on how berries positively impact human health and wellness.  During the two- day program twenty speakers will present [...]

Leslie Krasny

Leslie Krasny

Embassy Suites, 5th Biennial

2013 BHBS Pre-proceedings
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  • Scientific presentations from around the globe with cutting edge information on how berries positively impact human health and wellness.  During the two- day program twenty speakers will present [...]

Li-Shu Wang, PhD

Li-Shu Wang, PhD.

Embassy Suites, 5th Biennial

2013 BHBS Pre-proceedings
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  • Scientific presentations from around the globe with cutting edge information on how berries positively impact human health and wellness.  During the two- day program twenty speakers will present [...]

Mary Ann Lila, PhD

Mary Ann Lila, PhD

Embassy Suites, 5th Biennial

2013 BHBS Pre-proceedings
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  • Scientific presentations from around the globe with cutting edge information on how berries positively impact human health and wellness.  During the two- day program twenty speakers will present [...]

Maurizio Battino, PhD

Maurizio Battino, PhD

Embassy Suites, 5th Biennial

2013 BHBS Pre-proceedings
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  • Scientific presentations from around the globe with cutting edge information on how berries positively impact human health and wellness.  During the two- day program twenty speakers will present [...]

Navindra P. Seeram, PhD

Embassy Suites, 5th Biennial

2013 BHBS Pre-proceedings
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  • Scientific presentations from around the globe with cutting edge information on how berries positively impact human health and wellness.  During the two- day program twenty speakers will present [...]

Ramesh C. Gupta, PhD

Ramesh C. Gupta, PhD

Embassy Suites, 5th Biennial

2013 BHBS Pre-proceedings
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  • Scientific presentations from around the globe with cutting edge information on how berries positively impact human health and wellness.  During the two- day program twenty speakers will present [...]

Robert Krikorian, PhD

Robert Krikorian, PhD

Embassy Suites, 5th Biennial

2013 BHBS Pre-proceedings
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  • Scientific presentations from around the globe with cutting edge information on how berries positively impact human health and wellness.  During the two- day program twenty speakers will present [...]

Ron Prior, PhD

Ron Prior, PhD

Embassy Suites, 5th Biennial

2013 BHBS Pre-proceedings
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  • Scientific presentations from around the globe with cutting edge information on how berries positively impact human health and wellness.  During the two- day program twenty speakers will present [...]

Rosalia C.M. Simmen, PhD

Rosalia (Rosie) C.M. Simmen, PhD

Embassy Suites, 5th Biennial

2013 BHBS Pre-proceedings
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  • Scientific presentations from around the globe with cutting edge information on how berries positively impact human health and wellness.  During the two- day program twenty speakers will present [...]

Tom Krugman

Tom Krugman

Embassy Suites, 5th Biennial

2013 BHBS Pre-proceedings
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  • Scientific presentations from around the globe with cutting edge information on how berries positively impact human health and wellness.  During the two- day program twenty speakers will present [...]

Wendy Bazilian, PhD

Wendy Bazilian, PhD

Embassy Suites, 5th Biennial

2013 BHBS Pre-proceedings
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  • Scientific presentations from around the globe with cutting edge information on how berries positively impact human health and wellness.  During the two- day program twenty speakers will present [...]

Wilhelmina Kalt, PhD

Wilhelmina Kalt, PhD

Embassy Suites, 5th Biennial

2013 BHBS Pre-proceedings
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  • Scientific presentations from around the globe with cutting edge information on how berries positively impact human health and wellness.  During the two- day program twenty speakers will present [...]

Embassy Suites, 5th Biennial

2013 BHBS Pre-proceedings
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  • Scientific presentations from around the globe with cutting edge information on how berries positively impact human health and wellness.  During the two- day program twenty 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.
  •  Our Keynote Address and Dinner, an outstanding presentation relating further research and new knowledge on berries and health. Our Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Mary Ann Lila, NCRC, Director of Plants for Human Health Institute.
  • The Berry Sessions – Join us for a one 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. Six sessions will be offered covering Marketing, Understanding berry health terminology, How research moves from the lab to the consumer, Developing effective outreach tools with Market Research, Health Statements in Labeling and Advertising and a Current Research Forum.  If you only have one day to attend this is for you!
  • The North Carolina Research Tour – North Carolina is famous for its Research Triangle and this tour will visit the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, where transforming science at the intersection of human health, nutrition and agriculture is their ongoing work.  We will visit labs, experience healthy cooking demonstrations with berries, hear research presentations from emerging scientific minds and more. The tour concludes with a gala dinner at a rustic Appalachian Lodge. Register early, only 100 tickets can be offered for this special event.

Registration Information

Early registration deadline was Friday, May 17, 2013. Regular registration rates will began the next day. Registration was via OSU.

  1. One-Day Registration – $200 (Lunch/breaks included)
  2. Two Day Berry Health Benefits Symposium Registration –
    • $375 early registration
    • $450 regular registration (Lunch/breaks/Keynote Dinner included)

2013 Schedule at a Glance

The 2013 Berry Health Benefits symposium offers two days of presentations from scientists involved with berries and health on Wednesday and Thursday, June 19th and 20th, 2013. On Tuesday, June 18th there will be a special one-day event “The Berry Sessions” for the Public, Media and Berry Industry members to attend.

The Berry Sessions ~ Tuesday, June 18

Special One-Day Event from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

8:30 AM – Registration/Coffee – Lobby Embassy Suites Hotel, Concord, NC

9:00 AMBerryology 101–  Dr. Navindra Seeram & Dr. Ronald Prior: Understand the terminology used in speaking about berry health and a look at the ORAC debate and how to express berry health benefits beyond antioxidants

10:00 AMMarketing Berry Health to Social Media Outlets – A panel discussion with large and small berry groups focusing on how they utilize the best of social media to reach consumers – Panel:

  • Jodie Reinman – California Strawberry Commission
  • Darcy Kochis – Oregon Raspberry & Blackberry Commission
  • Emily Valentine – US Highbush Blueberry Council
  • Wendy Bazilian – Driscoll’s Inc.

11:00 AM – Break

11:15 AM – Current Research Forum – Hear the latest in berry health research from berry groups and companies in lay terms. Panel:

  • Dr. Christina Khoo – Ocean Spray Inc.
  • Dr. Eugene Woltering – Louisiana State University
  • Dr. Roger Hurst – The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research

12:00 Lunch – Speaker: Dr. Nicholas Gillitt – Director, Dole Nutrition Research Laboratory – Overview of Research at the North Carolina Research Campus

1:00 PM – Current Research Forum (continued)

  • Chris Christian – California Strawberry Commission
  • Tom Krugman/Leigh Selby – Washington Red Raspberry Commission
  • Dr. Leslie Wada – US Highbush Blueberry Council

2:00 PM – Berry Research Trends from the Lab to the Consumer – Learn how scientific research moves from the lab to the table through marketing, food service and retail channels.

  • Dr. Britt Burton Freeman – University of California, Davis
  • Megan Lambert, RD – Johnson & Wales University
  • Chef, Forty Six Restaurant

3:00 PM – Health Claims in Labeling & Advertising – Leslie Krasny – Partner, Keller & Heckman, LLPHear the latest information on what you can and cannot say on labels and in advertising regarding berries and health.

4:00 PM – Developing Effective Outreach with Market Research– Dr. Michael R. Thomsen – University of Arkansas – Learn about market research showing how fresh berry crops compete in the retail marketplace, how changes in retail demand translate back to prices at the grower level and how this research can be used to show who benefits when demand gets a boost from positive health information.

Presentations ~ Wednesday, June 19

Berries and: Berry Compositional Chemistry/Biological Effects, Cancer and Brain Aging, and Metabolism

7:45 – 8:45 AM – Poster Presentations

Berry Compositional Chemistry & Biological Effects

  • 8:45 – Chair: Dr. Navindra Seeram, University of Rhode IslandCurrent Research Review
  • 9:00 – Dr. Alan Crozier, University of Glasgow Bioavailability of Berry Phenolics and Potential Protective Effects
  • 9:30 –Dr.Wilhelmina Kalt, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada – Anthocyanin Absorption after Long-term Blueberry Feeding
  • 10:00 –Dr. Maurizio Battino, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Italy- Strawberry and Human Health: Effects Beyond Antioxidant Activity

10:30 – Break

Berries and Cancer

  • 10:45 – Chair: Dr. Gary Stoner, Medical College of Wisconsin – Current Research Review
  • 11:00 – Dr. Laura Kresty, Associate Professor of Medicine – Medical College of Wisconsin – Cancer Prevention with Berries
  • 11:30 – Dr. Christine Sardo, University of Arizona – The Role Of Black Raspberries and Fruit Phenolics on Inflammation Andcolorectal Neoplasia
  • 12:00 – Lunch
  • 1:00 – Dr.Ramesh Gupta, University of Louisville – The Emerging ‘Colored’ Compounds in Blueberry for Prevention and Treatment of Cancers

Berries and Brain Aging

  • 1:30 – Chair: Dr. Barbara Shukitt Hale, USDA/Tufts University Current Research Review
  • 1:45 – Dr. Barbara Shukitt Hale, USDA/Tufts University – Berry Effects on Cognition and Motor Function in Aging
  • 2:15 – Dr. Elizabeth Devore, Brigham and Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School – Long-Term Berry Intake and Cognitive Health In Older Women
  • 2:45 – Dr.Robert Krikorian, University of Cincinnati – Berry Fruit Intervention and Human Memory

3:30 – Break

Berries and Metabolism

  • 3:45 – Chair: Dr. Ronald Prior, University of ArkansasCurrent Research Review
  • 4:00 – Dr. Ronald Prior, University of ArkansasBerry Source and Secondary Phenolic Acid Metabolites
  • 4:30 – Dr. Dragan Milenkovic, INRA/centre de Recherche de Clemont- Ferrand/Theix, France – Bilberry Anthocyanin Inhibits Atherosclerosis Development by Affecting Expression of Genes Involved in Early Stages of Disease Development
  • 5:00 – Dr. Rosalia Simmen, University of Arkansas – Berries and Early ‘Nutritional’ Experiences in the Prevention of Chronic Diseases

5:30 – 6:30 PM – Poster Presentations

7:00 PM Keynote Dinner

Keynote Speaker – Dr. Mary Ann Lila, David H. Murdock Distinguished Professor, Director, North Carolina State University Plants for Human Health Institute, North Carolina Research Campus Kannapolis – New Breakthroughs on Berries and Human Health (but…… your ancestors already knew this)

Presentations ~ Thursday, June 20

Berries and Metabolism, Heart Health, Gut Health/Gut Microflora, Research Tour, Dinner

Berries and Heart Health

  • 8:30 – Chair: Dr. Britt Burton Freeman, University of California, Davis – Current Research Review
  • 8:45 – Dr. Britt Burton Freeman, University of California, Davis – Strawberry polyphenols on risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease: a look at the clinical data.
  • 9:15 – Dr. Ana Rodriguez-Mateos, University of Reading, UK – Effects of Blueberry Polyphenols on Vascular Function in Healthy Men
  • 9:45 – Howard Sesso, Harvard University – Berry Intake and Cardiovascular Health Through Epidemiologic and Clinical Studies

10:15 – Break

Berries and Gut Health/Gut Microflora

  • 10:30 – Chair: Dr. Jess Reed, University of Wisconsin – Current Research Review
  • 10:45 – Dr. Jess Reed, University of Wisconsin, Madison – Berry Polyphenols and Gut Health
  • 11:15 – Dr. Dhanansayan (Dhanu) Shanmuganayagam, University of Wisconsin, Madison – Polyphenolics and the Gastrointestinal Immune System
  • 11:45 – Dr. Li Shu Wang, Medical College of Wisconsin – Alternations in Lipid Metabolism by Black Raspberry Intervention in Colorectal Cancer Patients

North Carolina Research Tour – Closing Event and Dinner

Attendees will have a rare opportunity to tour the facilities at the North Carolina Research Campus’ David H. Murdock Research Institute and visit the cutting edge laboratories housed there. Attendees will also attend a healthy cooking demo by Chefs from Restaurant Forty Six, hear presentations of Symposium Posters as well as learn about the fascinating history of the city of Kannapolis.

The Tour will conclude with hospitality North Carolina style and a gala dinner.

North Carolina Research Tour Schedule

  • 12:15 – Pick up box lunch in hotel lobby, board buses
  • 1:00 – buses depart Embassy Suites
  • 1:30 – buses arrive Kannapolis
  • 1:30-1:45 – Arrival break
  • 1:45 – Kannapolis Tour- Welcome
  • 2:00 – Kannapolis Tour – divide into 4 groups & rotate
    1. DHMRI Lab + Other Labs – 30 minutes
    2. Healthy Cooking with Berries – 30 minutes
    3. Poster Presentations – 30 minutes
    4. Kannapolis History Presentation – 30 minutes
  • 4:30 board buses for Murdock Lodge
  • 5:00 – Arrive Murdock lodge
  • 5-6 –  Reception
  • 6:00 – Dinner
  • 8:00 – Entertainment
  • 9:00 – buses depart Lodge
  • 9:30 – buses arrive Embassy Suites