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International Seafood & Health Conference And Exhibition

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International Seafood & Health Conference And Exhibition

The 2010 International Seafood & Health Conference and Exhibition are taking place in Melbourne from Saturday to Wednesday, November 6 - 10.

The conference has attracted prominent international health and nutrition researchers, as well as a large number from Australia.

The theme of the conference is "Creating a Paradigm Shift" and focuses on how people in all nations can improve health and wellbeing through consumption of seafood.

Professor Michael Crawford, Director of the Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition at London Metropolitan University -- and patron and a keynote speaker at the event -- has said "This conference in Melbourne will be to health what Kyoto was to global warming."

The conference is supported by the UN Food & Agriculture Organization and has also involved the US Department of Commerce (through the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration)

This International Seafood & Health Conference has been held on only three previous occasions: in 1985 and December 2005 (both in Washington DC) and in May 2008 (in Bergen, Norway).

Australia was chosen as host nation for 2010 in recognition of the quality of research being conducted here into the health benefits of seafood.

This is a health conference that will be of special interest to the seafood industry as well. The researchers involved in health and nutrition who are attending have a common interest in seafood because of its proven health benefits, involving a wide range of ailments.

Profiles of some of the speakers are provided below. The conference program is at:

Conference sessions will run from Monday to Wednesday, November 8 to 10. The exhibition, "The Wonders and Opportunities of Our Oceans", will run from Saturday to Tuesday, November 6 to 9. Both events are at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. Full details are available at: The conference and exhibition have two complementary goals: one is to exchange information between researchers about the latest developments in health and nutrition research related to seafood; and the second is to inform the general public about the health benefits of consuming seafood and seafood-related products. In the latter goal in particular, the media has an important role to play.

Conference organisers are encouraging media attendance at the conference and will be pleased to facilitate media coverage of the conference and exhibition. This includes attendance at both events and/or interviews with conference speakers and with exhibitors.

The conference will be dealing with a range of chronic health problems, including brain disorders, heart disease, type-2 diabetes, obesity and more, and will be reviewing ways of improving the health of people at all stages of life from the womb to old age. (For more information on the health benefits of seafood, see )

The conference and exhibition can be expected to produce news stories, and conference speakers are also world leaders in their field who can provide in-depth extended interviews.

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