The Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA, USA, was the set- ting for the 2018 CARIG Conference. This year’s topic was “Carotenoids and Retinoids Throughout the Lifespan.” The event was chaired by Dr Elizabeth Johnson of Tufts University and co- chaired by Dr Nancy Engelmann Moran of the Baylor College of Medicine’s Children’s Nutrition Research Center. On a sad note, the assembled acknowledged, with a moment of silent meditation, the abrupt passing earlier in 2018 of Dr Phyllis E. Bowen, a founding member of the CARIG and a staunch supporter of its development and activities. The 17th annual James Allen Olson Memorial Perspectives on Carotenoids Lecture was delivered by Prof. Keith West, Jr., of the Center for Human Nutrition of the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. His provocative and far-reaching discourse was entitled: “Vitamin A, carotenoids, health and survival by person, place and time.” The over- all message ranged widely and the full lecture will be published in a forthcoming issue of Sight and Life magazine. Suffice it to say, the conference for 2018 was enlivened and enriched by the elements of discussion brought in by Prof. West and his experiences from Nepal and Bangladesh.
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