First International Egg Nutrition Consortium Symposium

SCOTLAND, UK - The International Egg Nutrition Consortium will present a symposium entitled "Eggs in Human Nutrition: Current Research and Future Directions" on Wednesday, 10 September, as part of the International Egg Commission’s Global Leadership Conference.
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The symposium will feature four speakers from three continents who will discuss new research pertaining to eggs in health and nutrition.

The four presenters are:

  • Dr Tania Markovic, Director of Metabolism & Obesity Services, and a senior staff specialist in the department of endocrinology at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, Australia. Dr Markovic will speak about Eggs and Cardiometabolic Health.

  • Dr Marta Miguel, a researcher in the Department of Bioactivity and Food Analysis, Institute of Food Science Research (CIAL-CSIC), Madrid, Spain. Dr Miguel has worked for several years on studies designed to obtain functional ingredients with specific biological activities from egg yolks. The title of her presentation is, “Egg protein bioactive compounds: looking for a “wellness gastronomy”.

  • Dr Tia Rains, Senior Director of Nutrition Research & Communications at the Egg Nutrition Center in the US, spent 15 years in various clinical research roles, most recently as Senior Director of Metabolic Sciences for Biofortis prior to joining the ENC staff last year. Dr Rains’ presentation is entitled “New Research on Macronutrients & Health: Role of Protein in Eggs”.

  • Dr Mitch Kanter, Executive Director of the Egg Nutrition Center in the US, and Director of the IENC, will present on The Health/Nutrition Environment Worldwide; Trends that May Impact the Egg Industry.” Dr Kanter will also moderate the symposium.

The IENC was formed in 2012 as a means for egg industry personnel to share ideas and resources on issues related to egg nutrition and health. To date, IEC members from over 40 countries have signed up to receive IENC mailings and information. The Edinburgh Symposium will hopefully be the first of many IENC health/nutrition conferences highlighting international experts discussing various issues related to the health benefits of eggs.

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