Welcome to the 8th International Conference on Polyphenols and Health 2017 in Québec City!
Building on the success of past editions, the next ICPH2017, the 8th International Conference on Polyphenols and Health will take place in Quebec City from the 3rd to the 6th of October 2017. This conference will be the meeting place for all those involved in the science of polyphenols and their health effects, worldwide.
ICPH has become the most important international event to comprehensively deal with polyphenols and the different health endpoints. Over the years it has been the prime forum to share results, ideas and hypothesis on the role of these molecules towards improving human health and to discuss the latest trends in the field. With the new advancements in analytical and computing power, it is now possible to explore in a deeper manner the intricate interactions of polyphenols with different metabolisms and in particular with our microbiota.
Equally important is the place polyphenols occupy in the functional food and nutraceutical ingredients business. The substantiation of their health effects and the demonstration of their mode of action is very much needed by the industry and the public, who expect to have sound pieces of evidence to validate claims on products. Many gaps in knowledge still exist to provide unequivocal confirmation of their health benefits and it is ICPH’s objective to fill these gaps.
The organizing committee has put together a diversified and very strong program for this event that should attract more than 500 scientists and industry participants. We are thus warmly inviting you to mark those dates on your calendar and free up some time to attend this unique conference. October is a marvelous time of the year in Québec City as the leaves are in a kaleidoscope of red colors and the weather is still pleasant.
We are thus eager to welcome you in the beautiful city of Québec.
Yves Desjardins and André Marette
Professors, Laval University
Conveners of ICPH2017