Tuesday, December 11, 2007

USA: Program of the 1st International Symposium on Honey and Human Health

On the 8th of January, 2008, the 1st International Symposium on Honey and Human Health will be held in Sacramento, California.

8:30 to 9 AM - - 1st Session: “The History of Honey and its Role in Human Health,” Kirsten Traynor, Humboldt Scholar Recipient

9 to 9:30 AM - - 2nd Session: “Honey for Nutrition and Health - A Review,” Stephan Bogdanov, PhD, Swiss Bee Research Centre, Berne, Switzerland

9:30 to 10:15 AM - - 3rd Session: “The Uniqueness of Honey and its role in Restorative Sleep,” Mike McInnes, Member of Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Edinburgh, Scotland

10:30 to 11 AM - - 4th Session: “Short Sleep Duration as a Risk Factor for Hypertension,” James Gangwisch, PhD, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York

11 to 11:45 PM - - 5th Session: “Cognitive Function: Mental Performance and Memory ¬ Does Honey have a Role in Improving Human Cognition?” and “The Effect of Honey Compared to Sucrose, Mixed Sugars, and a Sugar-free Diet on Weight Gain in Young Rats,” Dr. Nicola Starkey, Waikato University, Hamilton, New Zealand

11:45 to 12 PM - - 6th Session: “Prevention of Chemotherapy-induced Neutropenia by Special Honey Intake,” Jamal Zidon, MD, Head, Department of Oncology, Sieff Gov’t Hospital, Israel

12 to 1 PM - - Speaker’s Luncheon / Recognition of Industry Leaders

1 to 1:30 PM - - 7th Session: “Future Directions for Honey Research,” Ron Fessenden, MD, MPH, Co-Chairman of the Committee for the Promotion of Honey and Health, Inc

1:30 to 2:15 PM - - 8th Session: Dr. David Baer, Research Physiologist, USDA, ARS Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, “The Challenges of Insulin Resistance and Diabetes - - Does Honey Play a Role?”

2:15 to 2:45 PM - - 9th Session: Panel Discussion “The Metabolism of Honey in the Human - - Differentiating Between Honey and other Sweeteners?” Panel Members - Dr. David Baer, Mike McInnes, Dr. G.B.S.K. Prasad, Moderator Ron Fessenden, MD, MPH

3 to 3:30 PM - - 10th Session: “Subjects with Impaired Glucose Tolerance Exhibit a High Degree of Tolerance to Honey,” GBKS Prasad, MD, Jiwaji University, India

3:30 to 4 PM - - 11th Session: “The Anti-microbial Properties of Honey ¬ Impact on Medical Therapeutics,” Dr. Shona Blair, microbiologist and post-doctoral research Fellow, University of Sydney and University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

4 to 4:30 PM - - 12th Session: “Lactic Acid Bacteria - The Missing Link in Honey's Enigma,” Tobias C Olofsson, PhD & Alejandra Vásquez, PhD, Microbiology Laboratory at Campus Helsingborg, Lund University, Sweden

4:30 to 5 PM - - 13th Session: “Honey as a Cough Suppressant,” Jessica Beiler, MPH, Pediatric Clinical Research, Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania

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