Dear Colleagues,

It is my honour and pleasure to invite you to the 13th International Food Data Conference (IFDC), which will take place in Lisbon from October 15th to 18th, 2019. This year the theme of the conference will be “Challenges for food composition databases in the bioinformatics era”. As has been the case in previous years, this conference will discuss recent developments in the field of food composition databases from the production of analytical data to its application and interaction with users.

The International Food Data Conferences brings together the major figures in the field of food databases and about 150 participants to promote exchange on all topics concerning the generation and compilation of food composition data and their applications in the different areas such as nutrition, health, biodiversity, food technology, biotechnology, food policies, food nutrition education, and agriculture programmes and policies.

The 13th IFDC 2019 will be held in Lisbon, famous for its hospitality and the family-like way it welcomes visitors. It is nestled in colourful neighbourhoods full of personality, rich in monuments of unique architecture, viewpoints, typical neighbourhoods, riverside area, Fado houses, parks and gardens. Lisbon offers several possibilities to discover, visit and enjoy the vast natural, historical and cultural patrimony.

The conference web site: will be periodically completed and updated until the opening of the Conference on October 15th, 2019. Please consult it regularly for the latest information!
I hope that you join us for this conference and extend my best wishes for the great success of the conference.

Chairman of the Executive Board
Instituto Nacional de Saúde Dr. Ricardo Jorge, IP
Dr. Fernando de Almeida