1st Food Oats Conference - Finnish Oat Association (virtual)

"Food oat innovations to boost food system sustainability

8-9 June 2021 | Online – Live and On-demand

Tue 8 June 2021 at 15:00-19:00 EET (UTC+2)
Wed 9 June 2021 at 15:00-19:00 EET (UTC+2)

The 1st Food Oats Conference will address the latest findings and innovations in oat based ingredient and food development, as well as the health impacts and consumer insights. The two-day conference on 8-9 June 2021 will take place as a live-streamed and interactive event, enabling online discussions with the presenters and on demand recording of the presentations.

With globally recognized keynote speakers, the Food Oats Conference will address the oat research and innovations from farm to health impacts by having four specific session themes:

Oat raw materials and ingredients
You will learn about the oat grain quality factors affecting the applicability of oats in food products as well as the new breeding tools and analyses to assist new oat innovations from farm to fork.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr Nancy Ames from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Processing for food design
You are able to deepen your knowledge on the new processing technologies and food manufacturing methods to design novel and added value oat based food products.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Expert from Finnish OatHow consortium

Oats and health
You will hear about the latest findings on oat-mediated health effects as well as development in pure oats – the ingredients suitable for gluten free diets.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Associate Professor Lieselotte Cloetens from Lund University (Sweden) 

Consumer trends and innovations
You will get the latest insights on the consumer preferences and market development and learn how to promote generation of the oat based innovations.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Professor of Practice Reetta Kivelä from University of Helsinki (Finland) 

Moderator of the event is Emilia Nordlund from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, the Coordinator of Finnish OatHow consortium.

Abstract submission is now open - please submit your abstract here! Abstracts should be submitted latest by 30th April 2021.

In addition to the inspirational live-stream presentations, the audience will be able to deep-dive into the latest oat research in the ePoster sessions and discuss directly with the author in the live poster sessions.

Register to the Food Oats Conference here.

Early-bird registrations by 30th April 2021

Open "Buy products" page to register. Payment for conference registrations can be made by credit card (Visa or Mastercard). If would prefer to use another credit card provider, please choose "Stripe" as an payment authorizer from the drop down menu. There is also a selection of national banks and Mobile Pay for Finnish delegates.

We do not offer refunds for online conference registrations.

The event is organized by Finnish Oat Association and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, and the scientific committee is built by the Finnish oat experts from Natural Resources Institute Finland (Dr. Veli Hietaniemi, Dr. Juha-Matti Pihlava), University of Helsinki (Docent Tuula Sontag-Strohm, Prof. Vieno Piironen), University of Turku (Prof. Kaisa Linderborg, Docent Oskar Laaksonen) and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd (Docent Emilia Nordlund, Dr. Ulla Holopainen-Mantila).

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021 to Wednesday, June 9, 2021