16th International Symposium of Trace Elements in man and Animals


International Society for Trace Element Research in Humans (ISTERH)

The International Society for Trace Element Research in Humans (ISTERH) is a non-profit corporation which was founded in 1984 by Dr. Prasad, Dr. Abdulla, Dr. Brewer, Dr. Fell, Dr. Parr, and Dr. Solomons. The primary purpose of the society is to disseminate knowledge in the field of trace element research in humans. More than 30 years later, our members include scientists, physicians, and other health professionals from around the globe.


Ana Pejovic-Milic, Ph.D
Ryerson University

Vice President
Wei Zheng,
Purdue University,
School of Health Sciences,

Jasna Jurasovic, Ph.D.
Institute for Medical Research
and Occupational Health
Department of Food Quality Control,

Past Presidents

Dr. Ananda S. Prasad
Dr. Forrest Nielson
Dr. K. Nomiyama
Dr. George Brewer
Dr. Harold Sandstead
Dr. Jeanne Freeland-Graves
Dr. Hiroko Kodama
Dr. Michael Aschner

Raulin Award Winners

The Raulin Award was established to reward excellence in trace element research, beginning with the 1989 meeting.
1989 Ananda S. Prasad
1992 J.H. R. Kagi
1995 Ian Bremner
1998 George Brewer
2002 Bert Vallee
2004 Leif Halberg
2007 Harold Sandstead
2011 Robert Black

ISTERH Conferences

1986: Palm Springs, Ca, USA
1989: Tokyo, Japan (Proceedings Ed by H Tomita, Springer 1 – 504)
1992: Stockholm, Sweden (Contributions printed in several journals)
1995: Taormina, Sicily
1998: Lyon, France (Abstracts in J Trace Elem Exp Med. Selected papers Ed by Abdulla M et al)
2002: Quebec City, Canada
2004: Bangkok, Thailand
2007: Hersonissos, Crete-Greece (joint meeting)
2011: Belek, Turkey (http://www.isterh.com/)
2013: Tokyo, Japan (http://www.isterh2013.com)
2015: Dubrovnik, Croatia