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Dear Colleagues & Friends,

On behalf of the organizing and scientific committees, we are delighted to invite you to join us at the 8th International Conference on Food Digestion (ICFD2024) to be held in the city of Porto, Portugal on 9-11th April 2024.​

This conference is a major event in the field of Food, Nutrition and Health. It is organized in the frame of the INFOGEST, a global network of approximately 700 research scientists (academic and food companies) from 200 institutions across 52 countries. "Improve the health properties of food by sharing our knowledge on the digestive process" is the major goal of INFOGEST.

​This conference will primarily focus on: 

Session 1: Oral processing and sensory properties of foods

Session 2: Bioaccessibility/absorption of beneficial and harmful compounds

Session 3: In vitro, in vivo and in silico models of digestion and absorption

Session 4: Food structures, digestion and imaging technologies

Session 5: Impact of diet on gut microbiota 


The conference venue for ICFD2024 will be the Sheraton Porto Hotel & Spa. Enjoy the convenience of being only a short walk away from the city’s rich heritage, where you connect with 800 years of history. Porto is in the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1996 and is the 2022 World's Leading City Destination.

We look forward to enjoying an excellent Portuguese dinner with everyone at Douro’s riverfront on the 10th of April 2024. Come to Porto for ICFD2024 and enjoy the science, the local food and the unique and exquisite Port Wine directly from its birthplace. The city, like its wine, is a treasure to be slowly appreciated.

The FOODinteract Research Team from the University of Porto/LAQV looks forward to welcoming you to Porto.

With best wishes,

Professor Isabel M.P.L.V.O. Ferreira & Dr Miguel A. Faria

Chair & Co-chair of Organising Committee, University of Porto/LAQV

City of Porto seen from the Luis I bridge.
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