Algae and Human Health Symposium

  • Event
  • Friday, July 15, 2011
8:30 a.m. - Noon
Kane Hall - UW (Seattle)

Part of the Phycological Society of America’s Annual Meeting, July 13th-16th, at the University of Washington. For more information:

Symposium Synopsis: The symposium (organized by Drs. Pat Tester [] and Wayne Litaker []) will highlight positive and negative effects of algae on human health. Speakers include Dr. Lora Fleming (MD, MPH, PhD, MSc) of the U. of Miami and European Centre for Env. Human Health, who will speak on ciguatoxins and brevetoxins; Dr. Lorraine Backer (PhD, MPH) of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who will speak on
cyanotoxins; Dr. Sherwood Hall (PhD) of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, who will speak on saxitoxins and domoic acid poisoning; & Dr. Prannie Rhatigan (Irish General Practitioner; author of The Irish Seaweed Kitchen), who will speak on “Algae in the Kitchen: Sea Vegetables for Everyday Health”.

Link to a flyer with complete informatoin.
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