Marabou Symposium

The Marabou Symposia is a series of conferences on nutrition. The conferences are sponsored by “Marabou’s foundation for the promotion of nutritional research”, an independent foundation originally set up by a donation from the Marabou company. The scientific programme of the symposia is organised by an independent group of European and North American advisors with the aim to bring up novel questions within the broad field of nutrition and to stimulate interaction and new research in novel constellations.

The conferences have been held in Stockholm, Sweden since 1973. A total number of 28 symposia covering different aspects of nutrition have been held, initially on a yearly basis, but since 1981 every second year. The most recent symposium took place June 14 – 16, 2019 and covered "Nutrition and Stem Cell Integrity in Ageing ". The proceedings from this symposium will be published in Journal of Internal Medicine. The next symposium will discuss “Neurobiology of Eating Behavior” and take place June 10 - 12, 2022.

The symposia were originally promoted by Henning Throne-Holst (1895 – 1980). He was the first Chief Executive of the Marabou company, the largest chocolate manufacturer in Sweden which is now part of Mondelēz International. Henning Throne-Holst further demonstrated his support of nutrition research by setting up a foundation, Henning and Johan Throne-Holsts foundation, (information in Swedish only), to support the training of Swedish and Norwegian doctors and scientists for 1 – 2 years postgraduate study abroad on any topic with a nutritional focus.