7th Symposium on Role of Soy in Health and Disease Prevention
Bangkok, Thailand - This event is held in conjunction with the 5th Southeast Asia Soyfood Seminar and Tradeshow.
For the first time, the International Soy Symposium Series will bring to Asia its 7th Symposium on Role
of Soy in Health and Disease Prevention, to be held from March 7-9, 2007 in Bangkok, Thailand. This meeting will offer health professionals, soy researchers, educators and marketers in Asia the unique opportunity to learn of the latest research findings and to discuss this information with internationally renowned soy experts and research program managers.
A post-symposium seminar featuring nutrition programs in Asia where soy plays a key role will also be held. In conjunction, the 5th Southeast Asia Soyfood Seminar and Trade Show – Science to Market- Opportunities in Asia will take place from March 6-8, 2007. The seminar will unveil the latest market trends, product developments, and new technological advances in soy processing and utilization. It will also address the challenges in marketing soy and soy products to increasingly sophisticated consumers. The trade show and exhibitions will augment the two technical programs, providing producers opportunities to showcase a wide array of soybean varietals and ingredients for food uses, new processing technology for soy, as well as innovative soy food and soy beverage products from around the world.
The Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University (INMU) was established in 1977 on the recommendation of Thailand’s National Economic and Social Development Board. Its mission is to serve as the coordinating body for Thailand’s food and nutrition development plan. INMU is also responsible for developing and implementing activities in research, training and graduate education for food, nutrition and allied health scientists within and outside of the Southeast Asia region. Its international affiliations include the United
Nations University, ASEANFOODS Secretariat and the INFOODS Regional Center. INMU serves as the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre in Community Nutrition and Food Safety as well as the Food and Agriculture Organization Center of Excellence in Food Quality, Safety and Nutrition.
ASA International Marketing (ASA IM) is a non-profit single commodity organization dedicated to developing the soy market around the world. ASA IM, the overseas arm of the United States Soybean Export Council, works with the US Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service, United
Soybean Board, as well as research institutions, scientists and individuals involved in the utilization, consumption and marketing of soybeans and soybean products. Headquartered in St Louis, Missouri, ASA IM has 8 international offices serving more than 77 countries worldwide.
The Soy Food Forum (SFF) is a network of organizations in Asia with particular interest in soy. Serving as a resource center in the region, the SFF, through its website, publications and activities, provides information and access to current scientific research and developments in soy foods. The SFF aims to increase soy consumption throughout Asia by educating consumers, health professionals and regulators on the nutritional and health benefits of soy foods.