Dear Members of Groupe Polyphenols,

Last year, the GP group organized the XXIXth International Conference on Polyphenols (ICP18) in Madison, USA. It was a very successful conference in a very relaxing environment. The GP community is grateful to Dr. Jess Reed for having organized this conference and for the great hospitality during the event. The scientific quality of the ICP program and the excellence of the lectures of the guest speakers were unquestionable.

This was an important achievement for our society because since its foundation in 1972 (46 years have passed!) this was our first conference in the United States. The organization of ICP in different continents and countries such as the US, is an important opportunity to promote our society and to recruit new members.

During 2019, the 6th volume of “Recent Advances in Polyphenol Research – RAPR” published by Wiley is coming out and the society is also planning to publish volume 7 corresponding to the meeting in Madison by the end of this year. It is imperative for the survival of this book series to increase the number of sales and I recommend the members of our society to make an effort to acquire these books that reach high scientific standards. All ICP participants have the possibility to buy this book at half the price.

The GP board is already preparing the next ICP2020 that will be back in Europe, this time in Torku, Finland, in July 13-16th 2020, organized by Prof. Juha-Pekka Salminen.
I hope to have the opportunity to meet you all in that conference. Please, save the date.

Kind regards

Victor de Freitas