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ICMAN Conference set to head to Aberdeen

Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) has announced that The International Conferences on Mechanisms of Action of Nutraceuticals (ICMAN) will bring their biennial conference to Aberdeen on 27-29th September 2017.

The conference will bring together leading researchers, academics, medical practitioners, industry professionals and government officials to review several disciplines of science and medicine dealing with chronic conditions and health and wellness issues in which nutraceuticals can play a part.   

ICMAN which is run by The Institute of Life Sciences Collaboration (ILSC) is set to attract around 300 delegates from around the world and was secured by The Robert Gordon University and the University of Aberdeen.  The event received subvention funding from VisitScotland which was match funded by VisitAberdeen.  

ICMAN Director, Aaron Etra, said: “On behalf of the International Council, let me convey our enthusiasm and pleasure in accepting the bid of Aberdeen to host an ICMAN Conference in September of 2017. The Secretary of the International Council and I much enjoyed our visit to Aberdeen and were very impressed by the high standards of the people and facilities who will make this meeting an outstanding contribution to innovation and collaboration in healthcare and the life sciences. We believe that the contribution of Aberdeen will also extend beyond the 2017 conference itself and include a legacy of international cooperation that will generate benefits for global health for many years to come. We look forward to working closely with the local organising committee at the beginning of next month.”  

RGU Professor and Chair of the Local Organising and Scientific Committee, Cherry Wainwright said: “We are delighted that the ICMAN conference will be coming to Aberdeen in 2017 as the subject matter aligns very well with the research expertise of my colleagues within RGU and at the Rowett Research Institute of Nutrition and Health at Aberdeen University.  We are now starting to plan an exciting scientific programme and look forward to working closely with ICMAN to ensure that the conference will be an international success.”  

Securing this conference for Aberdeen will continue to help improve the city’s ranking in the statistics from the International Convention and Congress Association (ICCA). Since 2010, Aberdeen has experienced an increase in the number of international conferences by nearly 50%, based on the most recent report.  

Director of Sales and Marketing at AECC, Louise Lonie, said: “Welcoming this conference to Aberdeen is another great addition to our conference calendar and is an achievement which allows us to showcase the research available in the city and the expertise at hand in the field. Increasing the city’s ranking is a fantastic result and will open up Aberdeen as a host to many more internationals conferences.”

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