The 10th International Medicinal Mushroom Conference (IMMC10), led by Professor Yu Li, Chairman of International Society for Medicinal Mushrooms (ISMM) and the Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, was successfully held at Alphay International Conference Center (AICC), in Nantong, China on September 19-22, 2019.
A lot of activities, including the 297th Chinese Engineering Science and Technology Symposium – Forum for the Fungal Health Industry, Professor Shu-Ting Chang’s Symposium on Academic Thoughts, the founding workshop of the Health Industry Branch and the Lingzhi Industry Branch of the Mycological Society of China, were also organized during the conference. More than 500 professionals from 43 countries and regions participated in the event.
The theme of IMMC10 was ‘Medicinal Mushroom Science: Innovations and Challenges’. The conference was supervised by the International Society for Medicinal Mushrooms and Jiangsu Provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, hosted by China Chamber of Commerce of Foodstuffs and Native Produce (CFNA) and the Mycological Society of China and Jilin Agricultural University.
The scientific symposium included biodiversity and ethnomycology, genetics and breeding, cultivation and fermentation, biochemistry and pharmacology, nutritional and medicinal values, industrialization, as well as the application of medicinal mushroom in animal, agriculture and clinical branches. The conference proceedings collected 71 papers and 316 abstracts in total. In addition, 54 posters and 151 oral reports were presented and the presentation time amounted to 62 hours! Besides, 28 exhibitors from China, the US, Thailand and Malaysia presented their up-to-date products and services.
A full report and many pictures of this event will be featured in Mushroom Business no 97, published end of October 2019.
In the picture: the opening of the 297th Chinese Engineering Science and Technology Symposium at Alphay International Conference Center in Nantong.