WIA CONFERENCE Iodine in Food Systems, Health and Industrial Applications

23 March 2020 – The Landmark Bangkok Hotel – Bangkok, Thailand

Registration and breakfast

Opening speech – Attilio Caligiani – World Iodine Association

08:30 – 09:15

09:15 – 09:30


Prof. Viktor Zhdankin – University of Minnesota
Chemistry of Iodine: The Element of Life

Dr. Alexey Tarasov – Moscow State University
The Role of Iodine in Modern Photovoltaic

Prof. Kazuaki Ishihara – Nagoya University
The Potential Utility of Iodine Catalysts in Industry

09:30 – 12:00

Lunch buffet

12:00 – 13 :00


Prof. Liz Bailey – University of Nottingham
Understanding Iodine – An Analytical Perspective

Prof. Dr. Michael Zimmermann – ETH Zurich
Recent Global Progress Against Iodine Deficiency: An Update in 2020

Prof. Dr. Henry Völzke – University of Greifswald
European Iodine Status and EUthyroid Project

Prof. Dr. John Lazarus – Iodine Global Network
European Iodine Landscape and the EUthyroid Project

Prof. Dr. Ismail Cakmak – Sabanci University
Agronomic Biofortification of Food Crops with Iodine

13:00 – 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 – 15 :45

Developments on policies and strategies to prevent Iodine Deficiency

Dr. Greg Garrett – Iodine Global Network
Policy and Financing of Salt Iodization Programs in Africa and Asia

Dr. Emilie Combet – Glasgow University
Diversifying Strategies for Iodine Sufficiency –Focusing on Food and Education Interventions

Linda H. Henderson – Thyroid Federation International
IDD Patients’ Advocacy and Communication at Global Level

Dr. Vincenzo Costigliola – European Medical Association
The Role of The Medical Community in Preventing IDD

15:45 – 17:00

Closing speech – Attilio Caligiani – World Iodine Association