2018 ILSI Annual Meeting

ILSI, ILSI North America, ILSI Research Foundation, ILSI HESI
Southampton, Bermuda
1/20/2018 – 1/23/2018

The ILSI Annual Meeting is a premiere gathering of scientists from around the world. The primary focus of the meeting is to learn about new food safety and nutrition science and identify areas where ILSI can have an impact on public health. This multidisciplinary meeting is an opportunity for experts from all sectors to collaborate and share knowledge. Join us for:

Scientific Sessions

Keynote Lectures

Branch Meetings

Networking Events


We are pleased to announce the international thought leaders in nutrition and food safety science who will be presenting during this meeting.

Elliott, P

Keynote: Paul Elliott, PhD

Imperial College

Williams, R

Keynote: Richard Williams, PhD

George Mason University

Catley-Carlson, M

Margaret Catley-Carlson

Juror Stockholm Water Prize

Chester, D

Deirdra N. Chester, PhD, RDN



Cristiana Corrêa, PhD

Planitox and Brazilian Institute of Toxicology

Crozier, S

Stephen Crozier, PhD

The Hershey Company
(2018 Program Chair)

Cryan, J.

John Cryan, PhD

University College Cork

Davis, C

Cindy Davis, PhD

National Institutes of Health

Evett, S

Steven Evett, PhD

USDA Agricultural Research Service

Warriner, K.

Keith Warriner, PhD

University of Guelph

Ferruzzi, M

Mario Ferruzzi, PhD

North Carolina State University

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Mauro Fisberg, PhD

Federal University of São Paulo and PENSI Institute, Brazil

Fortin, M.

Marc Fortin, PhD

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Fraser, E

Evan Fraser, PhD

University of Guelph


Georgina Gómez, MSc

University of Costa Rica

Hurst, L.

Lucy Hurst

Economist Intelligence Unit

Hlywka, J

Jason Hlywka, PhD

Kraft Heinz

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Amy Kircher, DrPH

University of Minnesota and National Center for Food Protection & Defense

Klurfeld, D

David M. Klurfeld, PhD

USDA Agricultural Research Service

Kozyrskyj, A

Anita Kozyrskyj, PhD

University of Alberta

Lagg, D

Dorothy Lagg


Liska, D

DeAnn Liska, PhD

Biofortis, Merieux NutriSciences

Lee, B

Bruce Lee, MD, MBA

Johns Hopkins University

Lemke, S

Shawna Lemke, PhD


Lewis, J

Josette Lewis, PhD

Environmental Defense Fund

Maier, A.

Andrew Maier, PhD

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Matar, C.

Chantal Matar, PhD

University of Ottawa

McInnes, D

David McInnes

DMci Strategies

Place, A.

Allen Place, PhD

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences


Tobias Recker, PhD

ILSI Europe


Andrew Roberts, PhD

ILSI Research Foundation

Rodricks, J

Joseph Rodricks, PhD


Sievenpiper, J

John Sievenpiper, MD, PhD

University of Toronto
(2018 Program Vice Chair)

Smith, G

Geoff Smith, PhD

Bermuda Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Tirado, C

Cristina Tirado, DVM, PhD


Carmela Velázquez

Carmela Velazquez

University of Costa Rica


Jessie Usaga, PhD

University of Costa Rica

Williamson, P

Patricia Williamson, PhD


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Gary Wu, PhD, MD

University of Pennsylvania

Scientific Program

  • January 21

    The Exposome: Challenges & Opportunities in the Study of Non-Communicable Diseases

    Keynote presentation by Paul Elliott, PhD, Imperial College, Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health will explore new insights into disease etiology and pathogenesis that can inform both lifestyle and preventative strategies.

    Organized by ILSI North America

  • January 21

    It’s Coming, Ready or Not: Algorithms and Benefit-Cost Analysis

    Keynote presentation by Richard Williams, PhD, George Mason University will focus on how developments in nutrition and science are impacting government and private sectors as well as personalization. 

    Organized by ILSI North America

  • January 22
    8:00 am - 10:00 am 

    Advances in Health Based Decision Making

    The purpose of this session is to educate the audience about the value of health-based assessments in decision-making in comparison with endpoint or hazard-based determinations. Learn more

    Organized by ILSI North America

  • January 22
    10:30 am - 12:30 pm 

    New Advances: Diet and Microbiome

    This session will examine the latest science on the diet and microbiome, including advances on application and intervention for appetite and eating behavior as well as new research on infant and fetal microbiome. Learn more

    Organized by ILSI North America

  • January 22
    2:00 pm - 5:40 pm

    Threats to the Global Food Supply

    This session will examine new and emerging global threats to the food chain and system including impact on supply, process, security, agricultural practices, food safety and human health. Learn more

    Organized by ILSI North America

  • January 22
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm 

    Carbohydrates Forum 2018: A Research Paradigm for Determining the Role of Fiber in Gut Barrier Health

    Presentation by Gary Wu, PhD, University of Pennsylvania will discuss how dietary fiber affects the various components of the gut microbiota.  

    Organized by ILSI North America

  • January 23
    8:00 am - 12:00 pm 

    Science Serving Society

    The purpose of this session is to highlight specific programs that clearly demonstrate ILSI´s significant contributions to the theme, with an emphasis on multi-year, multi-partner programs with demonstrable impact. Learn more

    Organized by ILSI

  • January 23
    8:00 am - 10:00 am 

    The Intersection Between Food Sustainability and Health

    This session will examine the intersection of food sustainability and health, with a look at current practices, challenges and research gaps. Learn more

    Organized by ILSI North America

  • January 23
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Water II – Water Management for the Future

    This session will examine new and emerging technologies related to water management (including regeneration, conservation, & efficiency improvement) and the impact of these approaches on short and long-term water management and human practice. This session builds off of Water I: Pursuing a Safe & Reliable Supply presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting. Learn more

    Organized by ILSI North America


2018 Annual Mtg schedule 11-21-17

Registration Information

 Category Best Value Early Bird Regular & On-Site
  12 Sept - 22 Oct 23 Oct – Dec 4 After 4 Dec
 Members $995 $1,175 $1,325
 Academia and Government $320 $350 $370
 Branch Staff $250 $275 $295
 Non-Profit $530 $550 $570
 One-Day Registration $400 $400 $400
 Guests (12 and over) $250 $250 $250

Registration fees include all functions listed on the program, meeting materials, breaks, and social events. Be sure to register your guest when you submit your registration form. (Guest Badge required to attend group social events).  There is no invoicing and confirmations will be sent upon receipt of full payment.

Refund & Cancellation

For any questions you may have about the registration, please contact Emily Grossberg at  

Why Attend?

ILSI’s mission is to provide science that improves human health and well-being and safeguards the environment. In this digital age, you may be asking – why should I attend ILSI’s 2018 Annual Meeting in Bermuda. The answer – Because there is no substitute for the in-person engagement that has come to define ILSI’s Annual Meeting! Join scientific colleagues from academia, government, industry and civil society for state-of-the-science symposia, keynote lectures, networking events, and ILSI branch meetings. The 2018 ILSI Annual Meeting in Bermuda provides you with:

Learning Opportunities
You will learn about the latest research in personalized nutrition, food and water safety, sustainability, and risk assessment. The scientific program at the Annual Meeting is relevant for all experts in the food safety and nutrition community. 

Nothing beats the value of interacting with colleagues in-person. ILSI brings scientific thought leaders together from all sectors, allowing for face-to-face discussion and collaboration to solve and identify some of the biggest challenges facing the food safety and nutrition community. 

Attending the ILSI Annual Meeting can help you take a step back and look at challenges in nutrition, food safety, and health through the viewpoint of colleagues that you don't engage with normally.

By attending Annual Meeting you have the ability to draw attention to challenges that not everyone is aware of.  This is your chance to connect with other experts and take a leadership role while using the resources and network provided by the unique ILSI platform.

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Social Media

Engage on social media with us. #ILSI2018 is the preferred hashtag for the 2018 ILSI Annual Meeting. Follow ILSI Branches on Twitter to stay informed:

ILSI North America @ILSI_NA
ILSI Research Foundation @ILSIRF

After the annual meeting is over, you can view videos of our scientific sessions on our YouTube page, ILSI Global.

Past Annual Meetings

View presentations from previous ILSI Annual Meetings:


The 2017 ILSI Annual Meeting was held in La Jolla, California, USA January 20-25, 2017.


The 2014 ILSI Annual Meeting was held in Southampton, Bermuda
January 17-22, 2014.


The 2016 ILSI Annual Meeting was held in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA January 22-27, 2016.


The 2013 ILSI Annual Meeting was held in Miami, Florida, USA
January 18-23, 2013.


The 2015 ILSI Annual Meeting was held in Chandler, Arizona, USA January 16-21, 2015.


The 2012 ILSI Annual Meeting was held in Phoenix, Arizona, USA
January 20-25, 2012.