16th International Symposium of Trace Elements in man and Animals

Dear Colleagues

On behalf of Russian Society for Trace Elements in Medicine (RUSTEM), Trace Elements in Man and Animals (TEMA) Parental Committee, International Society for Trace Element Research in Humans (ISTERH), and Nordic Trace Element Society (NTES) we are pleased to invite you to take part in the joint 16th International Symposium on Trace Elements in Man and Animals (TEMA-16), ISTERH 2017 and NTES 2017 meeting that will be held in Saint-Petersburg, Russia at 26-29 June, 2017.

By tradition of previous TEMA, ISTERH, and NTES symposia the forthcoming meeting will join scientists, practitioners, and engineers working in the field of trace element science as well as producers of supplements and laboratory equipment. Scientific program will include lectures, oral communications and posters. The official language of the Symposium is English. The following directions are to be highlighted on Symposium sections: methodology of trace elements research, trace elements in environment, fundamental aspects of trace element biology, trace elements in human and animal health and disease. During conference the satellite workshop of Trace Element – Institute for UNESCO is planning.

Social program will be aimed at expanding scientific and personal communications between scientists, practitioners, engineers, businessmen and producers of the related equipment and medications. As a part of TEMA-16 scientific program we would also offer all participants to take a tour through a wonderful city of Saint-Petersburg, “the cultural capital of Russia”, the one of the most visited cities in the world.

Sincerely yours,
Anatoly V. Skalny, MD, PhD, D.Sc., Prof.
Conference Chair
Alexey A. Tinkov, MD, PhD,
General Secretary


St. Petersburg

Saint-Petersburg, is the second largest city in Russia, politically incorporated as a federal subject (a federal city). It is located on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. In 1914 the name of the city was changed from Saint-Petersburg to Petrograd, in 1924 to Leningrad, and in 1991, back to Saint-Petersburg. In Russian literature, informal documents, and discourse, the word "Saint" is usually omitted, leaving "Petersburg". In casual conversation Russians may drop the "burg" as well, referring to it as "Piter". Saint-Petersburg was founded by Tsar Peter the Great on May 27 1703. Between 1713-1728 and 1732-1918, Saint-Petersburg was the imperial capital of Russia. In 1918 the central government bodies moved from Saint-Petersburg (then named Petrograd) to Moscow. It is Russia's 2nd largest city after Moscow with 5 million inhabitants (2012) and the fourth most populated federal subject...

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Participants with both oral and poster communications are welcomed to submit an abstract of their communication. The abstracts of TEMA-16 are planned to be published in Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology.

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