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EuroFIR Food Forum 2018

Date: Tuesday, 10 April 2018 13:00 - Thursday, 12 April 2018 16:00

Venue: Chatelain Hotel  |  City: Bruxelles, Belgium

About Food Forum 2018

The annual EuroFIR Food Forum is the flagship event for those interested in food composition and other nutritional data, standards and tools, and their wider application in food, nutrition and health research. The Food Forum combines association activties, project meetings and a public Symposium. It is a great opportunity to meet and network with EuroFIR members and other international researchers, dietitians, nutritionists, SMEs, health and food public authorities, and exchange ideas on food and research in Europe and worldwide.

This year, the EuroFIR Food Symposium “Food Composition and Intake supporting research, policies and innovation in Europe" emphasises new food composoition data and links with other types of nutritional data, such as consumption, and their use in nutritional labelling and surveillance.


Tuesday 10th April 2018 (afternoon)

13.00–14.00: Registration and welcome coffee/snacks

14.00–18.00: FoodCase User Group
– led by Karl Presser (Premotec, CH) and Luísa Oliveira (INSA, PT)


Wednesday 11th April 2018 (all day) 

9.00-15.00 (lunch included): EuroFIR Food Symposium: Food Composition and Intake data supporting research, policies and innovation in Europe 

Draft outline:

9.00 – 9.15  Introduction (Paul M Finglas, Quadram Institute, Norwich, UK & EuroFIR AISBL, BE)

9.15 – 9.45 Advances in Dietary assessment methodologies and tools (Prof Janet Cade, University of Leeds, UK)

9.45 – 10.15 Successful regional harmonisation in food and nutrition data collection and analysis for evidence based nutrition policy in Serbia and Western Balkans (Mirjana Gurinovic, Centre of Excellence in Nutrition and Metabolism, University of Belgrade, RS)

10.15 – 10. 40  New analytical food composition data in Central Europe and Asia (Anna Giertlová, National Agricultural and Food Centre, SK)

10.40 – 11.10  Activities of the Nordic Food Analysis Network, (Liisa Valsta, National Institute for Health and Welfare, FI)

10.50 – 11.20 Coffee break 

11.20 – 11. 35 Seafood from aquaculture, fisheries and processing industry in the ocean of tomorrow (Antonio Marques, Portuguese Institute for the Sea and Atmosphere, PT)

11.35 – 12. 00 My FoodPortal & vertical farming (Sofia Khun, EUFIC, BE)

12.00 – 12.25 Delivering personalised nutrition dietary services through the Quisper Server Platform, (Siân Astley, EuroFIR, BE)

12.25 – 12.45 Discussion & close

12.50 – 14.15 Lunch break

14.15 – 15.15 Poster presentations & award ceremony 

15.30-17. 00: EuroFIR General Assembly (by invitation only)


17.00-19. 00: EuroFIR Reception (by invitation only)

 Thursday 12th April 2018

09.00–16.00: Food Comp & Technical Working  Group
- led by Susanne Westenbrink (RIVM, NL) & Mark Roe (QIB, UK)

 Venue Information

EuroFIR Food Forum will take place at the Chatelain Hotel (17 rue du Chatelain, 1000 Brussels, BE)


  1. 1. Participants can book a bedroom at the Chatelain Hotelat the following rates:

- Monday & Thursday night: 129 euros per night (breakfast excluded) 

- Tuesday & Wednesday night: 149 euros per night (breakfastexcluded)

  1. 2. EuroFIR secured a special rate with the Penta Hotel Brussels City Centre (chaussée de Charleroi, 38, 1060 Brussels, BE) for 133.24 per night, breakfast included. 
  2. 3. Finally, participants may also book a room at the Hotel IBIS Styles Luisa,located close to the Chatelain Hotel (Avenue Louise, 212, 1050 Brussels, BE - 2 minutes walk) at 109.24 euros per night (breakfast included). 

You will find all the information to book your accommodation after completing your registration. 


EuroFIR Secretariat

40 rue Washington

1050 Brussels, BE

+32 2 626 29 01

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+32 2 626 29 01
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17 rue du Chatelain, 1000 Brussels, BE
Bruxelles, Belgium




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  • From Tuesday, 10 April 2018 13:00 to Thursday, 12 April 2018 16:00

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