After the organisation of the ‘European Meeting of Meat Research Workers’ in 1986 in Ghent, the Belgian Association of Meat Science and Technology (BAMST) will host the 57th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST) 2011 taking place in Ghent, August 7 - 12.
ICoMST is the annual forum for the international exchange of new scientific ideas in meat science and technology. Many experienced and young researchers and R&D staff from meat industries from all major meat producing countries around the world are attending this congress. Hence, it is a unique opportunity for exchange of scientific knowledge and planning of joint research and other co-operative actions.
The key theme of the 2011 ICoMST in Ghent is "Global challenges to production, processing and consumption of meat". As usual, the congress will focus on disseminating the latest research and innovation activities within the field of meat science and technology. In addition, the congress aims at reflecting on the future role of meat production, processing and consumption in a globalising society.
The scientific programme will include invited keynote presentations by outstanding international experts, short lectures and poster presentations. Technical tours and the social programme should make your stay even more enjoyable.
The Congress venue is Ghent University, located in the centre of Ghent.
BAMST, the Belgian Association of Meat Science and Technology, is a non-profit organisation of meat scientists that aims at disseminating and exchanging scientific information in the field of meat and meat products. Its members are meat scientists from several universities and research organisations in Belgium, staff members from government organisations and meat companies.
More information can be found here: www.icomst2011.be