Carotenoids are a widely distributed group of naturally occurring pigments, usually red, orange or yellow in color. They are used extensively as safe, natural colorants for food, feed, and cosmetics. They are known to be essential for plant growth and photosynthesis, and are a main dietary source of vitamin A in humans. They are thought to be associated with reduced risk of several chronic health disorders including some forms of cancer, heart disease and eye degeneration. Listed alphabetically are the names of some of the most common naturally-occurring carotenoids. Click on the name to view the structure of the molecule.
The 2014 International Symposium on Carotenoids will be held in Canyons Resort, Park City, Utah, USA from June 29-July 4, 2014.
The conference homepage is www.icsutah2014.com
This Symposium will be hosted and organized by:
Professor Paul S. Bernstein, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, 65 Mario Capecchi Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA 84132
Tel: 801-581-6078, Fax: 801-581-3357, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2014 MEETING REGISTRATION
Registration for the 17th Triennial Meeting of the International Carotenoid Society, June 29 - July 4, 2014 at Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah is now open.
To register for the meeting, please go to the registration page at www.icsutah2014.com, or link through the ICS page at www.carotenoidsociety.org . This is ONLY the meeting registration. A separate link is also on the registration web page that will take you to the hotel information.
Hotel reservations will be made directly through the Canyons Resort and each member is responsible for reserving his or her own hotel accommodations. Canyons has many accommodation options, including multi-room suites which are very comfortable either for families or for students who wish to save on room costs by sharing space. (For example, a one-bedroom suite has a kitchen, dining area, large living room with fold-out couches, and a full bath, as well as a separate bedroom with its own full bath. A two-bedroom suite adds another bedroom and bath.)
You may also register for a pre-conference trip to Zion and Bryce Canyons, or a post-conference trip to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons as part of your conference registration. These trips are described at www.icsutah2014.com.
There is a confirmation page after the check out page which can be used as an invoice. Credit card payment on line at time of registration is preferred, but checks can be accepted and made payable to "University Conferences and Events, TID#86000525". Send to:
Wire transfers are also possible, information on the contact for wire transfer instructions is on the registration page.
The Accompanying Persons option on your registration form should be limited to significant others, family members, and minor or adult children
Special Information for Students: Students (Undergraduates, Graduate Students, and Post-Doctoral Fellows) may register at a reduced rate. To qualify for this rate, you must email a scanned letter to email@example.com (in English, on official stationary) from your supervising professor that verifies your student status. We will then give you an access code that you can use to register for the conference. Students participating with a scientific poster or talk may qualify for a conference and/or travel scholarship, check www.icsutah2014.com for more information on scholarships.