NUTRICON Congress 2018

This was a Jubelee year! Consulting and Training Centre KEY was celebrating 10th anniversary, while NUTRICON Congress had 5th anniversaty. NUTRICON Congress 2018 took place in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia from 13 to 15 June 2018.

NEXT NUTRICON Congress will take place in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia, in June 2019. As a pre-congress activity accredited trainings in HACCP and Advanced Training in Hygienic Engineering and Design will be offered. These trainings will took place at Congress venue, from 11 to 13 June 2019 (discount prices are available for participants who will take one of the offered trainings and who want to proceed with Congress). 

Traditionally, this Congress was organized by the Consulting and Training Centre KEY in cooperation withEuropean Hygienic Engineering and Design Group (EHEDG), Global Harmonization Initiative (GHI) and the Journal of Hygienic Engineering and Design (JHED).

This Congress gathered over 200 professionals coming from 35 countries worldwide, working in: Human and Oral Medicine, Nutritionism, Technology, Biotechnology and  Engineering who are working in issues connected with food area.

29 selected presentations 
 and 50 posters were presented at the Jubilee NUTRICON Congress - 2018, on the following topics:
1. Food Ingredients, Food Structure, Additives, Supplements, Fortification; 2.Food Production, Engineering, Processing and Sustainability; 3. Food Analysis, Food Microbiology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Sensory and Information Technology Sciences; 4. Food Quality and Safety; 5. Microbiological, Chemical, Physical Hazards; 6. Risk analysis (Assessment, Characterization, Management, Communication); 7. Food Biotechnology, Novel Bio-products, Functional Foods; 8. Consumers (Behavior, Preferences, etc.); 9. Food Chain Management, Marketing, Economy; 10. International Programs and Projects; 11. Education, Innovation and Knowledge Transfer; 12. Hygienic Engineering and Design;  13. Nutritional Biochemistry (Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins and Amino Acids, Vitamins, Minerals, etc.); 14. Nutritional Physiology (Energy Metabolism, Immune Function, Cognition and Nutrition, Nutrition and Aging, Nutrigenomics, Others); 15. Clinical Health and Nutrition (NCDs/Chronic Diseases, Obesity & Weight Management, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases, Cancer, PEM/Malnutrition, etc.); 16. Health and Nutritional Epidemiology (Diet/Nutritional Assessment, Malnutrition, Maternal and Child Nutrition, NCDs and Nutrition, Nutrition and Aging, Diet and Lifestyle, etc.); 17. Public Health and Nutrition (Health and Nutrition Policy, Scaling-up Nutrition, Food and Nutrition Security, Health Disparities and Nutrition, Disaster and Nutrition, Others); 18. Public health, Nutrition, Chronic diseases (Diet in Cancer, Cardiovascular, Neurodegenerative diseases etc., Prevention by Nutrition and After Treatment Nutrition); 19. Nutritional Education related to Health Issues; 20. Nutritional Influences on Cranio-Facial Development, Oral Cancer and Oral Infectious Diseases; 21. Oral Diseases and Quality of Life (Childhood through to Old Age); 22.Orthodontics and Nutrition & Health; 23. Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and Oral Hygiene; 24. Oral/Dental Health and Nutrition (Mouth and Teeth Diseases); 25. Nutritional Education related to Oral Health Issues; 26. Food labeling and Nutrition& Health claims (national, international and global harmonization); 27. Nutrition Guidelines, Regulations and Legislation (differences and harmonization); 28. Harmonization of Education for Nutritional Health and Training Standards; 29. Malnutrition in particular Micronutrient deficiency (poor or under-nutrition, over-nutrition etc.); 30. Healthy Nutrition (Bio-functional Nutrition); 31. Dietary (therapeutically) Nutrition and Diet Supplements; 32. Anti-aging Nutrition; 33. Nutrition for Collectivities (Mass catering) and Special Needs Groups (Sports, Vegan, Religious, etc.).

38 members of the International Scientific Committee  approved publication on 74 submitted scientific papersAbstracts are published into NUTRCON 2018 Book of Abstracts and in the CAB Abstracts databaseFull papers are published in the world renowned open access journal,  the Journal of Hygienic Engineering and Design - JHED (, and are available in the following databases: SCOPUS, CABI Full text repository database, Food Science and Technology - FSTA database and Global Health database

exhibitors as: Nestle, Anamet Europe, EuroFIR, Skovin, and ProViotic, were also present at the NUTRICON Congress 2018, with their products and services, obtaining visibility and good interaction with the participants.

In order to introduce Congress participants with Macedonian country beauties, traditions, history, heritage and hospitality, very interesting social program was organized by Consulting and Training Center KEY. Whole Congress had very relaxed and friendly atmosphere, allowing people to network and establish new friendship with people from different fields and cultures (see Congress Photo Gallery).


“Dear Snezana,
I would like to thank you once again for the very good congress, it was a great experience”.
Rositsa Tropcheva
Prof. Dr, Faculty of Biology, University "St. Kliment Ohridski", Sofia, Bulgaria

“Dear Vladimir,
It was nice attending the congress last week and thanks for your excellent organisation”
Paul Finglas
Quadram Institute Bioscience, Norwich UK

“Dear Prof. Dr Kakurinov,
I am really grateful to you and your family for everything. The atmosphere of the Congress was amazing, the people were great. Everything was perfectly organized. If I have the opportunity, I will come next year too”.
Tsvetelina Ilieva, 
ROMB Ltd., Bulgaria

“Dear Prof. Kakurinov,
I would like to say that it was an honour to be part of NUTRICON 2018. Thank you very much for organizing this amazing Congress. NUTRICON 2018 was a perfect mix of food science research, participants and friendship. Attending in a place where people from different sides of the world are working together and having fruitful discussions is a wonderful thing. This Congress has been a great success in all possible aspects and I’m happy about the fact that NUTRICON 2019 will be in the beautiful Ohrid”.
Meri Zaja
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and food, University Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, Macedonia

“Dear Mr. Kakurinov,
Congratulations for the impeccable way in which the Nutricon 2018 Congress was organized! For me it was a pleasure and an honor to participate. The lectures were very interesting, I met great people with whom I remain friends and new collaborations were born. The prize awarded for the best poster enjoyed the whole my team with which I worked and certainly we will prepare for the next participation
Vasilica Barbu
Prof. Dr, Faculty of Food Science and Engineering, "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati, Galati, Romania

“Dear Vladimir,
Thank you for the photos. And once again, thank you very much for the excellent organization and warm hospitality during these 3 Congress days in Ohrid, Macedonia to all KEY Team.

Please call me if you are coming to Germany, so we can meet and have one German vine together. Best regards to you and to whole KEY Team,
Marin Vutuc
Sales Manager, Anamet Europe, Germany