The 2nd ICFC will be held at the University of Minho, Portugal, on July 13 and 14. Researchers and professionals involved in food safety science are invited to participate in this event to enrich the collaborative environment of the sessions and social moments.

All relevant information regarding the event's programme and activities will be included in this page, and thus, delegates should routinely visit to see new updates as they are posted online.  If you need any assistance regarding the Conference program and venue, don't hesitate in contacting us.

Filipe duarte santos

Filipe Duarte Santos FC-UL, Univ. Lisbon, PT
Climate change & global food production systems

Ana Gago Martinez

Ana Gago Martinez EURLMB & CINBIO, U. Vigo, ES
Climate change: implications for marine toxins

Paola Battilani

Paola Battilani IEPP, Univ. Sacre Coeur, IT
Climate change: modeling for mycotoxins

Monique de Nijs

Monique de Nijs RIKILT, Wageningen Univ., NL
Climate change: implications for plant toxins

Jana Hajšlová

Jana Hajšlová Univ. Chem. Technol., Prague, CZ
High throughput methods able to control multiple contaminant classes in a single run

Luísa Oliveira

Luísa Oliveira INSA, Lisbon, PT
PortFIR & PT.ON.DATA – Integration of portuguese data on chemical contaminants in food

Franz Ulberth

Franz Ulberth EC, Joint Research Centre, BE
Future challenges to the food safety system

Sarah De Saeger

Sarah De Saeger Dep. Bioanalysis, Univ. Ghent, BE
Emerging and masked mycotoxins

Duarte Torres

Duarte Torres FCNA, Univ Porto, PT
Food consumption as a contribution to chemical risk assessment

Isabel Castanheira

Isabel Castanheira INSA, Lisbon, PT
Arsenic and cadmium uptake by plant foods for human nutrition and mitigation strategies

Marianne Bol

Marianne Bol IRAS, Utrecht Univ., NL
Connection between mycotoxin contaminations and development of food allergy

Russell M. Paterson

Russell M. Paterson CEB, Univ. Minho, PT
Climate change implies novel mycotoxin and fungal contaminants in food

Mari EsKola

Mari EsKola EFSA, IT
Climate change – how could it influence risk assessment of food contaminants

Luís Abrunhosa

Luís Abrunhosa CEB, Univ. Minho, PT
Management and mitigation strategies for mycotoxins

Rui Gaspar

Rui Gaspar ISPA, Lisbon, PT
The polar bear in my plate: psychological distance and its association with consumers’ perception of climate change

Ricardo Assunção

Ricardo Assunção INSA, Lisbon, PT
Risk assessment of chemical mixtures – the case study of mycotoxins

The overview of the preliminary version of the scientific program for ICFC2017 is presented below. A detailed version of the program (in PDF) can be downloaded using the button below the program table.

Thursday, July 13 Friday, July 14
09:00 Registration

09:00 Session III

Emerging Chemical Contaminants in Foods 
(break for coffee and poster session included)

09:30 Session I

Climate Change and Implications for Food Safety
(break for coffee and poster session included)

12:50 Lunch 12:50 Lunch

14:00 Session II

Chemical contaminants: Occurrence and Surveillance 
(break for coffee and poster session included)

14:00 Session IV

Risk Analysis and Food Safety Control Systems 
(break for coffee and poster session included)

18:20 End of sessions 18:10 Closing Session, best Poster award
20:30 Conference Dinner  

Download Provisional program (v.1)

The second edition of ICFC will focus on these four majors topics, for which authors can contribute with the latest research and reviews:

Climate change and implications for food safety

State of the art on climate change and its impact on natural toxins and human health

Chemical contaminants: occurrence and surveillance

State of the art on analytical methods for chemical food contaminants; challenges for the food safety programs and surveillance systems, namely for monitoring and control strategies

Emerging Chemical Contaminants in Foods

Impact of climate change on emerging food contaminants, their occurrence and toxicology

Risk Analysis and Food Safety Control Systems

Climate change and risk assessment of food contaminants, their mixtures and mitigation strategies; risk communication and risk management

The following researchers integrate the Scientific Committee of ICFC 2017:

Ana Gago Martinez

CINBIO, University of Vigo, Spain

António Inês

Univ. Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro

Armando Venâncio

CEB, University of Minho, Braga

Artur Alves

CESAM, University of Aveiro

Fernanda Cosme

Univ. Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro

Fernando de Almeida

INSA, Lisbon

Filipe Duarte Santos

Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon

Franz Ulberth

EC, Joint Research Centre

Isabel Ferreira

Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto

Jana Hajšlová

Univ. Chem. Technol., Prague

José António Teixeira

CEB, University of Minho, Braga

José Maria Albuquerque

INSA, Lisbon

Luís Abrunhosa

CEB, University of Minho, Braga

Mari EsKola

EFSA, Italy

Maria Antónia Calhau

INSA, Lisbon

Nelson Lima

CEB, University of Minho, Braga

Paula Alvito

INSA, Lisbon

Ricardo Assunção

INSA, Lisbon

Russell Paterson

CEB, University of Minho, Braga

Sarah de Saeger

Department of Bioanalysis, Univ. Ghent

The following researchers are in charge of the 2nd edition of International Conference on Food Contaminants (ICFC2017):

Luís Abrunhosa

Luís Abrunhosa

Post-Doc researcher at CEB
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Armando Venancio

Armando Venâncio

Associate Professor at University of Minho
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Paula Alvito

Paula Alvito

Research at INSA and CESAM
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Promoters

University of Minho - School of EngineeringCentro de Engenharia BiológicaInstituto Nacional de Saúde