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Published on : Thursday, February 4, 2016
Mr. Yves Desjardins, researcher at INAF and one of Québec City’s event and convention ambassadors, is the man behind bringing the International Conference on Polyphenols and Health to Québec City. Mr. Desjardins is a prolific convention ambassador as he is also behind the 8th International Strawberry Symposium. It is the first time in 10 years that this international event will be held in North America. Québec City is the designated city for this first. More than 500 delegates and world-renowned speakers in the field of nutrition and functional foods will meet at the Québec City Convention Centre October 3 to 6, 2017.
Polyphenols, powerful antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables as well as wine and chocolate, have many vertues and play an important role in protecting health and battling chronic diseases.
Mr. Desjardins, is a professor and researcher at the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods (INAF) at Université Laval. His colleague, André Marette, also a reasearcher at INAF and at the Québec Heart and Lung Institute (Université Laval), will collaborate in organizing the prestigious event.