March 7th, 2008- the Mississauga Convention Centre (Mississauga, ON)
Gathering of leading authorities to promote awareness of DHA/EPA Omega-3 fatty acids
There has been a dramatic surge in publicity and the appearance of agri-foods enriched in omega-3 fatty acids with a recent emphasis on DHA/EPA omega-3. This trend is expected to rise exponentially in the coming few years based on mounting clinical evidence for the key roles played by DHA/EPA omega-3 fatty acids from fish, functional foods and supplements in human health (incl. brain/learning functioning, visual acuity), the prevention/management of cardiovascular disease, plus other chronic disorders (psychiatric/depression, etc).
As well, recommended intakes of these long-chain omega-3 fatty acids (DHA/EPA) for health and the prevention/management of chronic disorders are now available from leading health organizations and government agencies worldwide.
The mandate of the forthcoming March 7 event, 'DHA/EPA Omega-3 for Health Symposium', is to bring together the leading authorities on the topic so as to fully inform the agri-food and natural product sectors, dietitians, and other health professionals on the scientific evidence (human health/clinical studies), current recommended versus actual dietary intakes, regulatory issues on food labeling/health claims, plus consumer and business perspectives.
Speakers include Dr. Sheila Innis (UBC), Dr. Joseph Hibbeln (NIH), Dr. Bruce Holub (University of Guelph), Dr. Dariush Mozzafarian (Harvard), Dr. Allison Hill (Penn State), & Mr. Tom Aarts (Founder, Nutrition Business Journal).
This event is coordinated by the DHA/EPA Omega-3 Institute (University of Guelph Research Park) and is supported by the Dietitians of Canada.
For full information and registration, please see www.omega3symposium.com