Berry Health Symposium


From October 13 to 15, 2015, some of the world’s most renowned berry researchers will gather in Madison, Wisconsin to present research that will attract media and consumer attention to berries as a superfruit. Oregon berries are the go-to fruit for healthy delicious eating.


Health professionals, researchers, chefs and writers have long known that behind the great taste of Oregon berries lies a powerful nutritional punch that is linked to health benefits such as avoiding cancers, cardiovascular disease and brain aging.


Behind news releases on how berries improve the odds in the battle against chronic disease and aging is the work of research scientists. The Berry Health Benefits Symposium is an international conference dedicated to showcasing the latest scientific research by these men and women into berries and health.


The symposium, which has been held biennially since 2005, features cutting edge findings in many areas including breast and colon cancer, leukemia, diabetes, gut health, metabolism, brain aging, heart health and more.


Put on under the auspices of the National Berry Crops Initiative, the Berry Health Benefit Symposium offers 1-1/2 days of dynamic research presentations and a special 1/2 day event “The Berry Sessions” for non-scientists, and will include a tour of the cranberry growing region of Wisconsin.