2nd WIA International Conference on Iodine in Food Systems & Health

2nd WIA International Conference on Iodine in Food Systems & Health

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Inntel Hotels Rotterdam Centre

80 Leuvehaven

3011 EA Rotterdam


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The 2nd WIA International conference will focus on the role of iodine in food systems and health.

About this event

Gathering representatives from the scientific, academic, and medical community, the industry, as well as policymakers, the 2nd WIA international conference will provide a forum for discussing the most recent scientific and policy developments related to the prevention of iodine deficiency disorders and the role of iodine in human health in relation to current global challenges, such as Covid-19 prevention and risk mitigation of nuclear radiation exposure.

Next to offering a range of expert presentations, the winner of the SQM Genius Challenge, an initiative which aims to promote innovative solutions related to the use of iodine and its derivatives, will present its project at the conference.

Speakers & Programme

WIA is glad to welcome a set of renown keynote speakers that will present the state of iodine research in their respective fields, as well as current data gaps and opportunities. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Prof. Dr. Jan Peter Balkenende - Former Prime Minister of the Netherlands
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Zimmermann - Professor, ETH Zürich
  • Filip Delanote - President, Kiwanis Children Fund - Kiwanis International Foundation (KIF)
  • Dr. Simeon Nanama - Regional Chief Nutritionist, UNICEF
  • Werner Schultink - Executive Director, Iodine Global Network (IGN)
  • Prof. Dr. MD Robin Peeters - Professor, Erasmus University Rotterdam; SAB Chairman, WIA
  • Prof. Henry Völzke - Coordinator, EUThyroid; Professor of Epidemiology, Greifswald University
  • Dr. MD Rajan Sankar - Regional Representative Asia, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
  • Prof. Rodrigo Moreno-Reyes - Professor of Endocrinology, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
  • Dr. Sarah Bath - Lecturer in Public Health Nutrition, University of Surrey 
  • Dr. Jessica Rigutto-Farebrother - Senior Scientist, ETH Zürich
  • Prof. Pierdomenico Perata - Professor of Plant Physiology, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies
  • Prof. Dr. Ismail Cakmak - Professor of Plant Physiology, Sabanci University; Chairman, WIA
  • Dr. Sun Y Lee - Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Joyce Greene - Senior Advisor, Iodine Global Network (IGN)
  • Julie Willems - Global Director Nutrition - Foods & Standards, Unilever

The final programme of the conference will be uploaded by the end of August.

Accommodation & Logistics

The event will be held at the Inntel Hotel in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Participants will be able to easily reach the hotel via connections from the Schiphol Airport, or via train (Thalys) from Paris and Brussels.

To book your accommodation at a discounted rate, please use the Inntel Hotel’s dedicated booking link. In case of any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the hotel via +31 (0)10 – 2175719 or meetingrotterdam@inntelhotels.nl.

We invite you to follow us on LinkedIn (@World Iodine Association) and Twitter (@WiodineA) to stay up to date on information related to the conference.

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