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Dear Colleagues,
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is our pleasure to invite you to attend the EuroFoodChem XX Conference, which will be held from 17th to 19th June 2019 in Porto, Portugal, under the auspices of the Food Chemistry Division of the European Chemical Society (FCD-EuChemS) and the Portuguese Chemical Society (SPQ).

Following the previous successful meetings held in different European countries since 1981, it is an honour to host a conference of this series for the first time in Portugal. The conference will take place in the lovely ancient city of Porto, now rediscovered and elected as European Best Destination 2017. This city will provide you with opportunities to experience unique sightseeing’s of the Douro river from its bridges, visits to cultural places and monuments in the historical centre (UNESCO World Heritage Site), tasting the typical Portuguese cuisine and feel the inspiration of the Port Wine.

One of the most important aims of the EuroFoodChem Conferences is to provide a forum for discussion and exchange of innovative ideas between researchers from academia and industry who share a general interest in Food Chemistry in all its aspects and interfaces, including universities, research centres, industry, consumers, policy makers, and control authorities. Therefore, we invite you to present your recent works and join us in making this a high quality scientific meeting. Attendance of students are encouraged and supported by affordable registration fees. Besides an interesting scientific program, a rich social program is being prepared for the conference participants and accompanying persons to experience the warm Portuguese hospitality and the extraordinary beauty of Porto and its surroundings.
We look forward to welcoming you in Porto!

Beatriz Oliveira,

Manuel A. Coimbra,


Organizing Committee

M. Beatriz Oliveira (Portugal) – University of Porto
Manuel A. Coimbra (Portugal) – University of Aveiro
Joana Amaral (Portugal) – Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, FCD-EuChemS

Scientific Committee

M. Beatriz Oliveira (Portugal)
Manuel A. Coimbra (Portugal)
Marco Arlorio (Italy) – Chair, EuChemS FCD
Joana Amaral (Portugal) – Secretary, FCD-EuChemS
Michael Murkovic (Austria) – Treasurer, EuChemS FCD
Hans-Jacob Skarpeid (Norway)
Juana Frias (Spain)
Livia Simon Sarkadi (Hungary)
Tanja Dcirkovic Velickovic (Serbia)
Vieno Piironen (Finland)
Vincenzo Fogliano (The Netherlands)

Scientific Program

Main Topics

  • Food composition and authenticity
  • Food Sustainability
  • Functional foods
  • Food processing
  • Food safety

  • 6 Plenary lessons | 6 Keynotes | Oral communications (OC15 min and OC10 min)

    Draft Program:

    Social program

    17th June– Reception
    18th June – Conference dinner
    19th June - Farewell



    Foreign Participants are kindly requested to check if they require visa to come to Portugal to attend the Conference

    Registration Fees

    Category Early bird
    Until April 30, 2019 (€)
    May 1 – June 16, 2019 (€)
    Regular 450 550
    Students 220 280

    Conference Registration includes: Access to all sessions and to the exhibition area; Conference kit and abstract proceedings; Coffee breaks, lunches, Reception, Conference Dinner, Farewell; Certificate of Participation/Recognition; Presentation of 1 research work.

    Payment Information

    Bank Transfer

      Account Owner: Sociedade Portuguesa de Química
      Bank: Millennium BCP (Lisboa, Pt)
      IBAN: PT50 0033 0000 4534 5670 6780 5
      Bank address: Millennium BCP (Avenida 5 de Outubro 60-68, 1050-059 Lisboa, Portugal)

    Credit Card & Paypal
      Payment with credit card is possible - choose the payment method in your personal/registration area and follow the guidelines

    Cancellation and Refund

    • For any cancellation received until May 1, 2019, refund will be subject to a fee of 50 €
    • For any cancellation received after May 1, 2019, no refund will be made
    • All bank charges involved in the transactions are paid by the participant
    • Any request for refund must be addressed to eventos@chemistry.pt
    • Refunds will be handled after the Conference

    Registration Form Steps for registration

    Plenary lessons and Keynotes only by invitation.

    Abstract submission

    Each registered participant will be entitled to submit one abstract, for a poster or oral.

    The meeting’s official language will be English

    Abstracts should be submitted via the SPQ registration site. Please, log in using the login and the password provided during the registration process and then proceed with "abstract submission". Please use the Microsoft Word file Abstract Template.

    The abstract must not exceed one A4 page. Decision between poster and oral communications will be made by the scientific committee upon evaluation of the submitted abstracts. The abstract file should be saved as follows: name_surname_poster.doc or name_surname_oral.doc (or docx in either case).

    Deadline for oral communications: 28th February, 2019 24th March, 2019 (new)
    Deadline for posters: 31th May, 2019

    Accepted abstracts will be published in the Book of Abstracts (only abstracts of registered participants will be included).

    Please make sure your abstract does not contain any spelling or grammar mistakes.

    Steps for abstract(s) submission Abstract template Personal Area/abstract submission

    Important Dates

    • Deadline for oral communications: 28th February, 2019 24th March, 2019 (new)
    • Deadline for posters: 31th May, 2019
    • Early bird registration: 30th April, 2019


    Faculdade de Farmácia - Complexo do Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas de Abel Salazar

      R. Jorge de Viterbo Ferreira 228,
      4050-313 Porto
      Coordenadas GPS: Lat.=41,148; Lon.=-8.626;

    Contact Us

    SPQ - Sociedade Portuguesa de Química

      Av. da República, 45 - 3º Esq.
      1050 - 187 Lisboa
    Vat Number: 501 139 265

    (+351) 217 934 637 11h00-12:30h and 15:00-16:30 eventos@spq.pt

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