• Invitation

    Processing of muscle foods from livestock, poultry and fish sector plays a very important role in the economics, social and nutritional well being of people in the Asian countries, which often figures as an important component in rural development and poverty alleviation. In India, the processing sector has been recognized as a potential arena for income and employment generator to over 48 million farmers, fishers and processors. These sectors  also provide guarantee  on offering cheap and quality animal protein to the people with ensuring nutritional security. With a value of export (fisheries, meat and poultry) with a tune of about Rs.60,000 crores, the processing of muscle foods from livestock, poultry and fish sector plays a major role in stimulating and strengthening the economic growth of the nation particularly to make doubling of farmers’ income within a very specific and minimum span of time. However, several issues such as hygienic processing, value addition, effective utilization of by-products, modern preservation techniques, impact of climate change, quality of muscle food from livestock, poultry and fish, muscle food safety and trade related issues have also emerged in recent years. Keeping these issues in mind this time, Department of Livestock Proudcts Technology, Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences,West Bengal Univesity of Animal and Fishery Science, Kolkata is organizinganInternational Symposium and the 8th Conference of Indian Meat Science Association (IMSACON-VIII) on “Technological innovations in muscle food processing for nutritional security, quality and safety”duringNovember 22-24, 2018.This will also provide a platform for interaction and linkages of scientists, academicians, processors and industries. The theme of the symposium aimed to develop strategies for multi-sectoral approaches for enhancing state of art technologies and innovations for processing of muscle food from livestock, poultry and fish to combat above issues. This will also ensure an interdisciplinary approach for future course of action in terms of research, training and technology development in the area of muscle food processing sector. Besides this congregation will also provide some tangible hints to the policy makers so that the potentiality of the sector can be better utilized with effective implementation of generating infrastructure and required legislative boosting for the muscle food industry in compare to global perspectives. The symposium will especially display the developmental aspects of muscle food processing and marketing by West Bengal Livestock Development Corporation Limited serving for more than last 50 years.

  • Venue

    The venue of the symposium will be at Department of Livestock Products Technology, Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, West Bengal Univerisity of Animal and Fishery Sciences, Kolkata. This university came into existence as a second veterinary university in the country in the year 1995 at the site of  century old heritage institute  of the Veterinary Education and Research, Bengal Veterinary College established in the year 1893. The institute is also celebrating its 125th year of establishment in 2018 and this international symposium is also to commemorate our long commitment towards veterinary education in our Bengal Veterinary College campus.

    Kolkata, the City of Joy and the gateway of Eastern India is situated on the Eastern Bank of river Ganga. Thickly populated and full of vibrating life, the fascinating city is rich in its traditional heritage of culture, education and social welfare. The city has nurtured an ever long list of philanthorpics with their glorious and humanterian contribution to the world’s welfare and thoughts. It credled the Nobel Laureates, Sir Ronal Ross, Rabindranath Tagore, CV Raman, Mother Teresa, Amartya Sen and glorified the Mother India. Kolkata is also thus the cultural capital of India.

  • Weather

    The weather in the month of November in Kolkata is pleasant the average mean day temperature during day time usually ranges between 20-27°C. The night in kolkata is moderatly cold and temperature ranges from 16-20°C. Light woolen cloth is recommended.

  • Accommodation

    All the accommodation will be arranged for delegates in university guesthouse, farmers hostel, VCI guest rooms  as well as in standard hotels on payment basis. All the delegates are free to make their own accommodation. The organizer will arrange a number of budget hotels in addition to university accommodation. However, request for accomodation will be made only after receiving the advance payment along with registration fees.

  • Transportation

    Kolkata campus is well connected to major cities of India by air, road and rail. It is 7 km from Subash Chandra Bose International Airport, 8 km from Howrah rail station, 6 km from Sealdah rail station and 2 km from Kolkata rail station. The organised will arrange transport to receive delegates from Airport and rail stations if prior information provided or delegates can take pre-paid taxi to reach university campus.

  • Technical Sessions

    The symposium will be conducted for three days and will compromise of key note address, lead papers and technical sessions for oral and poster presentations.

    • Livestock, poultry and fisheries resources: A way to livelihood by doubling farmers’ income.
    • Strategies for quality production of muscle foods in changing climatic scenario with special reference to bio and nanotechnology.
    • Technological innovations in processing and value addition for improvement of nutritive value, quality and shelf-life of muscle foods.
    • Innovations in smart packaging technologies for livestock products including fishes.
    • Innovations of by-products processing and waste management from livestock and fish processing sector.
    • Development of functional, novel and ethnic products from livestock and fishes.
    • Advances in risk assessment and regulations, trade and capacity building in muscle food industries.
    • FSSAI/APEDA-their role in regulating muscle food safety and trade
    • Industry-Academia-Farmers-Students and consumer interface.

    The general body meeting of IMSA will be held on evening of 23rd November 2018.

  • Abstract Submission

    All the participants from India as well as abroad are required to submit their abstract through mail or online abstract submission portal. The abstract should be on original research work related to the above thematic areas for oral and poster presentation. Abstract should neatly be typed in Microsoft Word with Times New Roman, front size 12 with a single line and one inch margin on each side. The abstract having less than 250 words excluding title, authors and affiliations should be e-mailed to imsacon8@gmail.com along with duly filled registration form as per the format provided. The name of the present author must be unlined.  The last date for abstract submission is 1st October 2018. Authors will be informed for the type of presentation (oral/poster) shorting after submission.

  • Registration Fee

    Delegates or participants are invited to register as early as possible to enable us to make the best possible arrangements. The registration fees may be remitted only to A/C 774802010000458 in the name of Organizing Secretary, IMSACON VIII maintained with the Union Bank of India (IFSC Code:UBIN0577481), Belgachia, 68 K B Sarani, WBUAFS Campus, Kolkata-700 037. It is requested that a short name of the applicant should also appear in the NEFT transaction recipt so as to enable the easy reconciliation of the payment the registrant.

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    Particulars On or before 1st October, 2018 After 2nd October, 2018
    IMSA member (Delegates) Rs. 4500 Rs. 5000
    Non-memers and corporate Rs. 5500 Rs. 6000
    Student* and Retired Officials Rs. 2000 Rs. 2500
    Accompanying person Rs. 2000 Rs. 2000
    Foreign delegates $250 $300

    *Students are requested to submit a certificate from the HOD/Dean of the college for their bonafide status.

  • Important Datelines

    Abstract Submission 1st October 2018
    Keynote and lead paper 5th October 2018
    Short article (4 pages) 10th October 2018
    Despatch of acceptance 10th October 2018

    Address for Correspondence
    Dr. S.Biswas, Organizing Secretary and Professor
    Department of Livestock Products Technology
    WBUAFS, 37 K B Sarani, Kolkata-700 037
    Phone- +91-9433374099

    Dr. Arun Kr Das                                                                                                                  Dr. Gopal Patra
    Jt. Organizing Secretary                                                                                                    Jt. Organizing Secretary
    Phone-+91-9007324343                                                                                                   Phone-+91-9674174183
    arunlpt@gmail.com                                                                                                         lptgopal81@gmail.com

  • Executing committee (IMSA) & Organizing Committee

    Executing Committee (IMSA)
    President Dr. V. V. Kulkarni, Prof & Head, Deptt of LPT, Vety. College& Research Institute, Namakkal
    General Secretary       Dr. M. Muthukumar, Senior Scientist, NRC Meat, Hyderabad
    Organizing Committee
    Chief Patron Prof. P. Biswas, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, WBUAFS, Kolkata
    Patron       Registrar,WBUAFS, Kolkata
    Dean, F/O Veterinary and Animal Sciences, WBUAFS, Kolkata
    Dean, F/O Fishery Sciences, WBUAFS, Kolkata
    Dean, F/O Dairy Technology, WBUAFS, Mohanpur
    Managing Director, WB Livestock Development Corp Ltd. ARD Deptt Govt. of W.B.
    President Prof. Arunasis Goswami, DREF, WBUAFS, Kolkata
    Vice-President Prof. M. Hazarika, Deptt of LPT, College of Vety. Sci, AAU
    Organizing Secretary Prof. S. Biswas, Professor, Deptt. of LPT, WBUAFS, Kolkata
    Jt. Organizing Secretary Dr. Arun Kr Das, Senior Scientist, ERS, ICAR-IVRI, Kolkata
    Dr. Gopal Patra, Asstt Prof and HOD, WBUAFS, Kolkata
    Technical Secretaries Dr. A. R. Sen, Pr.Scientist, ICAR
    Dr Sudip Kumar Das, WBLDC Ltd., ARD Deptt, Govt. of WB
    Treasurer Dr. D.Bhattacharyya, Asstt. Professor, Deptt.of LPT, WBUAFS, Kolkata