Aberdeen wins natural products conference

Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) has won its bid to host an international life science conference expected to bring 500 delegates to the region for the three-day event in the autumn.

The International Conference on the Mechanism of Action of Nutraceuticals (ICMAN) and the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR) Natural Products Section joint conference will head to the city, 27-29 September 2017. It was brought to the city by The Robert Gordon University’s professor Cherry Wainwright (pictured) and Aberdeen University’s professor Baukje de Roos, who will co-chair the conference.

Professor Wainwright said: “I’m proud to be working with IUPHAR and ICMAN to host this significant international event in Aberdeen. Myself and the organisers look forward to welcoming delegates from around the world to the city; showcasing the quality and breadth of the research and expertise we have here in Aberdeen.”

Steven Daun, associations sales manager at AECC, said: “It is great to be welcoming this prestigious conference to the city.  This event displays the strong teamwork in place in Aberdeen, with the venue working closely with both of the city’s universities and showcasing the fantastic knowledge and work which takes place here.”

The term ‘nutraceuticals’ is a broad umbrella term which describes products derived from food sources that have extra health benefits in addition to the basic nutritional value found in the food. For example: minerals, vitamins and other dietary supplements; herbal products: garlic (allicin), ginger, echinacea, ginseng, liquorice, onion, senna and turmeric (curcumin).

AECC is managed and operated by SMG, a company that provides management services to 233 public assembly facilities including convention centres, arenas, stadiums, theatres, performing arts centres, science centres and a variety of other venues. The company celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2017.

Paul Colston


Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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