Dear Registrant to the 2nd International Conference on Polyphenols and Health,


We look forward to seeing you in Davis at the meeting. In order to assist you in some matters during your visit we are providing you this information.

The Conference will be held at the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) Ballroom on La Rue Road, just next to parking lot #25. It can be accessed from downtown Davis by a 15 minute walk. On the following map it is identified as the "Rec Hall" ( If you need a special assistance, please contact Corine Cécile at (530) 574 2588 or send her an email (

All the lunches are included in your package during the Conference. The Organizing Committee also cordially invites you to the Welcome Reception on Tuesday, October 4, at 6pm at the Arc Ballroom following the talk of our two Keynote Speakers, Carlo la Vecchia and Carl Keen. The Gala Banquet will take place on Thursday at 7pm in Freeborn Hall. This banquet is a great opportunity to get to know colleagues in the field. If you have not already, you can sign up for the banquet during registration on Tuesday. The cost is $65.00 (US). The dress-code during the Gala dinner is smart casual (some even prefer tie and jacket). The average daily October temperature in Davis is 79 F and the average nightly temperature is 47F. Showers are not uncommon in October so you may want to bring an umbrella. We strongly suggest you consult a weather forecast for Davis before leaving home or the National weather service website for Davis. A starting point is:

Davis is conveniently located in northern California along Highway 80, close to scenic Napa Valley, San Francisco, Tahoe, Yosemite, and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. If you are traveling to the conference center at UC Davis by plane, it is best to fly into the Sacramento airport, which is less than 20 minutes away. You then exit the airport heading "north" on Highway 5 (you are actually going west when you leave the airport, but the signs say "north" because the road turns). After about 8 miles you then exit at Woodland "Main St." exit and follow the signs to take Highway 113 South. You travel about 10 miles on Highway 113 and then exit east on Hutchison drive, and then turn left (north) on La Rue Rd. After the turn, the large building on the right is the ARC. Turn right at the next stoplight to enter the parking lot. You can purchase a parking pass for $6 in cash or by credit card at the entrance.

If you are coming from San Francisco, take Interstate 80 East towards Sacramento. After passing Dixon, take Hwy 113 North (towards Woodland) and then take the very first exit at Hutchison drive, turning right to the east, and follow as above.

Downtown Davis is also served by a wide variety of transit services. Yolobus and Unitrans provide fixed route bus service, while Davis Airporter provides door-to-door service to/from Sacramento and San Francisco International Airports. Several Amtrak trains stop in Davis on a daily basis.


          Unitrans is the nation's largest student owned and operated transit system. It provides daily bus service to students and residents of Davis on 17 routes. Visit or call (530) 752-BUSS.

          Yolobus offers local and express bus service 365 days a year in Yolo County and neighboring areas including Woodland, Davis, West Sacramento, downtown Sacramento, Sacramento International Airport,. Visit or call (530) 666-2877.

          Amtrak offers eight round-trip trains that link Davis to the Bay Area and beyond on the Capitol Corridor, California Zephyr, and Coast Starlight routes. Visit the historic depot at 840 Second Street downtown at or call (530) 758-4220 or 1-800-872-7245. It is possible to travel from SFO to Davis by a combination of the BART trains and AMTRAK, but this is complicated and requires careful planning.

          Davis Airporter Service to Sacramento and San Francisco International Airports provides door to door service. The cost is $20 from Sacramento Airport to Davis and $70 from SFO to Davis. Visit or call (530) 756 6715 in advance!

          Local taxis: Village Cab ((530) 753 8294) or Davis Taxi Cab Company ((530) 756 5555).

          There are also some other services at the airports.

Davis is a university-oriented city with a progressive, vigorous community noted for its small-town style, energy conservation, environmental programs, parks, preservation of trees, red double-decker London buses, bicycles, and the quality of its educational institutions. A map of Davis town ( as well as a campus map ( , will help you to localize where you are. Campus maps and visitor information are also available at the Walter A. Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center on the campus.

Whether it is pizza or Thai food that tickles your fancy, the UC Davis campus and the City of Davis has something for everyone! There are over 100 restaurants in Davis. An extensive list can be found at or

If you submitted a paper that was accepted for an oral presentation

Please refer to the schedule, posted on the web, to know about the time of your presentation as well as the Ballroom number. Please respect the time allowed for your presentation. Keep in mind that you should leave a few minutes available at the end of your presentation for questions.


Only Power Point presentations will be accepted during the conference. Slides must be prepared in Power Point and available on a CD-Rom or a USB memory stick. In order to stay on schedule and minimize interruptions in the program, the use of one's own laptop will not be allowed.

You are kindly requested to go to the preview room to preview your slides and to have your presentation copied for projection. Your presentation will then be transferred from the preview room to the computer in your presentation room. We ask that you go to the preview room the day before your presentation. If this is not possible, please go to the room assigned for your presentation 20 minutes prior to the start of the session. All presentation are recognized as exclusive property of the author and will be permanently removed from all electronic devices at the end of the conference.

Preview Room hours:

Tuesday Oct 4th from 14:30-19:30 in ARC Room #3

Wednesday Oct 5th from 8:00-16:00 in ARC Room #3

Thursday Oct 6th from 8:00-16:00 in ARC Room #2

Friday Oct 7th from 8:00-12:00 in ARC Room #2

If you submitted a paper that was accepted for a poster

Poster presentations are scheduled Thursday October 6th from 3:15-5:15 PM (15:15-17:00).

Poster size must be 122 cm x 122 cm (4 ft x 4 ft). Tacks will be available for hanging the posters. Your poster has been assigned a number and should be fixed on the board marked with the same number. The number is located in the top corners of the poster display boards. Please refer to the Author Index for the poster number which has been assigned to you. Additionally, a map of the poster layout by session is also available. You are kindly asked to stand by your poster for discussion during the session.

We thank you for making this conference a challenging, interesting and enjoyable event.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Best regards,

The Organizing Committee

2nd International Conference on Polyphenols and Health

University of California, Davis, October 4-7, 2005


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