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2nd International Feed Technology Congress (IFTC)

Date: 31 May 2022 - 01 June 2022

Venue: Jaarbeurs, Utrecht, The Netherlands

On Tuesday 31 May and Wednesday 1 June 2022, Wageningen University supported by the VICTAM Foundation will host the 2nd International Feed Technology Congress (IFTC 2022) in Utrecht, The Netherlands. This 2nd IFTC will be held during the 2022 VICTAM International exhibition.
On behalf of the scientific, advisory and organization committee of the Congress, we invite students, professors, researchers and professionals from industry to participate to the 2nd IFTC. The aim is that the IFTC 2022 will bring together people from research institutions and from industry to exchange knowledge and expertise, to share technical and scientific developments in the fields of animal feed technology and to discuss the latest results. The goal is to provide a vehicle to enhance cooperation between industry and research institutions and to allow creation of innovative projects and collaborations.
The congress will see thematic presentations by international keynote speakers as well as oral and poster presentations. Contributions to the IFTC 2022 will be published as a special issue of the Journal ‘Animal Feed Science & Technology’.
Themes of the congress
The 2022 Congress themes include research into new technologies without the necessity to be typical associated with the animal feed industry, feed ingredients, compound diets or animal species. Future challenges require novel solutions which can originate from all kinds of technologies,  commonly employed in other sector such as the food or the sensor industry. In addition, research into the effects of technology on (anti)nutrients (how to improve feeding value) are welcome also with respect to physical properties (feed structure, texture, ... etc.). Finally, we like to focus on the technology directed towards pre-mixtures and feed additives/bio-active products. Spraying and coating techniques for mash and pellets, for example, are a fascinating subject for the congress.

The Congress themes in short:
1- New technologies for future solutions
2- Valorization of raw materials by technology
3- Technology of pre-mixtures and feed additives/bio-active products
Next to contributions to animal (incl. production, companion, zoo, etc) nutrition, technologies associated with human foods are welcome.
Abstract submissions
Please send us an Email with your contribution to the IFTC 2022: the Abstract (see Format) should include a title, name of author(s) and affiliation(s) and one-page pdf-abstract; letter type, times new roman font size 11 (references 10 pnts). Please mention ‘IFTC 2022 Abstract’ in the Email subject line. The Abstract – once accepted - will appear in the ’Book of Abstracts’ that will be used during the Congress. Your abstract will be reviewed by the IFTC scientific committee on suitability to the themes of the congress and scientific quality.
Deadline for the submission of Abstracts to the IFTC is 1 March, 2022; please email you contribution(s) to: .
For each theme of the Congress, we will invite a keynote speakers (45 min.), three oral presentations (30 min. each) and three contributions for a poster pitch (10 min. each). A decision on acceptance (yes/no) of the Abstract will be provided two weeks after submission with all accepted Abstracts published in a Book of Abstracts, available for the participants at the Congress. A further notification of the Abstract acceptance - oral or poster - will be provided on 15 April 2022.
Proceedings of the Congress
IFTC 2022 contributions will be published as a full paper or a short communication in a Special Issue of the Journal ‘Animal Feed Science & Technology’ (AFST). All contributions will be reviewed according to the AFST Journal standards. Acceptance for the Book of Abstracts is no guarantee for acceptance as a contribution to AFST.
Website IFTC 2022
All necessary information can be found on our IFTC 2022 website.
Key Dates
March 1st, 2022          Deadline for submissions of Abstracts
April 15th, 2022         Notification of final Abstract acceptance by the Scientific Committee
May 15th, 2022          Final program
May 31st, 2022          Congress start, Utrecht, The Netherlands; Congress Book of Abstracts
Sharing this information
Please share this message with your colleagues/contacts as well as with any person who might be interested in attending the 2022 IFTC. We are looking forward to welcome you in Utrecht.
On behalf of Wageningen University and The VICTAM Foundation,

Thomas van der Poel

Advisory Board
Prof. dr L.A. den Hartog (Foundation VICTAM)
Prof. dr W.H. Hendriks (Wageningen University)

Scientific Committee
Prof. dr R. Zijlstra (Edmonton, Canada),
Prof. dr M. Eeckhout (Genth, Belgium),
Dr M. Abdollahi (Palmerston North, New Zealand),
Dr H. Cheng (Beijing, China),
Dr. D. Miladinovic (Ås, Norway),
Dr A.F.B. van der Poel (Wageningen, The Netherlands).



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