ILSI shares science to diverse audiences by hosting, sponsoring, and co-organizing a variety of events around the world. These include independent symposia; workshops; hands-on scientific training; and sessions held as part of the program of larger scientific and professional meetings.

 

Upcoming Events

Webinar ‘The Integration of Omics in Microbiological Risk Assessment’

Brussels, Belgium

This webinar on the ‘The Integration of Omics in Microbiological Risk Assessment’ on 27 March 2019, 17.30-18.30 CET, 11.30-12.30 EST is organised jointly by ILSI Europe’s Microbiological Food Safety Task Force and IAFP’s Microbial Modelling and Risk Analysis Professional Development Group.

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Genetic Biocontrol for Invasive Species

Tarragona, Spain

Sponsored by the OECD Co-operative Research Programme on Biological Resource Management for Sustainable Agricultural Systems, this workshop will highlight different approaches to the control of invasive species that make use of transgenic organisms engineered for introduction into a target population in order to reduce or eliminate it.

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ILSI North America 2019 Food Packaging Conference: Scientific Advances and Challenges in Safety Evaluation of Food Packaging Materials

Washington, DC, USA

ILSI North America is hosting the 2019 Food Packaging Conference: Scientific Advances and Challenges in Safety Evaluation of Food Packaging Materials on April 2nd-3rd, 2019. The global two-day conference will bring together international and national experts from academia, government, industry and NGOs to share about toxicology, risk assessment and regulatory science as they relate to food packaging.

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			Overview		
			Provisional Agenda		
			Registration		
				Overview
				

Invasive species can pose a threat to the environment, agriculture, or human health. Most governmental approaches to control the spread of invasive species are focused on preventing new introductions. However, efforts to address the control of invasive species once they have become established have met with limited success. Genetic biocontrol of invasive species may offer a new opportunity to go beyond prevention and begin to reduce or eliminate invasive species through genetic strategies. This workshop will highlight different approaches to the control of invasive species that make use of transgenic and nontransgenic organisms designed for introduction into a target population in order to reduce or eliminate it. The presentations given on these various approaches will compare them with respect to efficacy, biosafety, practicality, cost, and time frame for implementation.

This workshop is sponsored by the OECD Co-operative Research Programme: Biological Resource Management for Sustainable Agricultural Systems, whose financial support made it possible for some of the invited speakers to participate in the workshop. 

 

Provisional Agenda

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There will be a five minute period included at the end of each 30 minute presentation that will be used for questions and answers.

Registration

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ILSI North America is hosting the 2019 Food Packaging Conference: Scientific Advances and Challenges in Safety Evaluation of Food Packaging Materials at The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center on April 2nd-3rd, 2019. The global two-day conference will bring together international and national experts from academia, government, industry and NGOs to share about toxicology, risk assessment and regulatory science as they relate to food packaging.

Day 1

Tuesday, April 2nd 2019:

Download the full agenda.

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Day 2

Wednesday, April 3rd 2019:

Download the full agenda.

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Registration

Register by the Early Bird Deadline and save!

Registration Fees and Deadlines:

Early Bird:

Regular & On-Site:

 Ends 15 Mar 2019

 16 Mar 2019 - 3 Apr 2019
Industry/For-Profit $600 $700
Government/Academia/Non-Profit* FREE $300
Student/Post Doc* FREE $300
Breakfast (2), lunch (2) and a reception are included with registration.
*Capacity is limited. Register early!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Hotel Accommodations
We have secured a room block at The Westin Washington, DC City Center, the venue for the 2019 Food Packaging Conference, with a nightly rate of $279, exclusive of state and local taxes. The room block ends 11 March 2019 but we recommend that you make your reservation in advance as space fills quickly. After you have successfully registered for your room you will receive an email confirmation. Please click here to reserve your room. Hotel Address:
The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center
1400 M St. NW
Washington, DC 20005 Travel

Transportation:

Air Travel:
Washington, DC is located near three major airports: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), Dulles International Airport (IAD), and Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI). Reagan National Airport is located closest to DC and is accessible via its own Metro stop on the Blue and Yellow lines. If commuting to The Westin via Metro from DCA, hop on the blue line at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Metro Stop and get off at McPherson Square (7 stops). You can also take a taxi, Uber or Lyft into DC. This will cost around $15-$25.

Dulles Airport is located 26 miles outside of DC in Virginia. To get downtown you can take a taxi, shuttle, Uber or Lyft. A taxi to DC will cost around $60-$70. BWI is the furthest but may offer better flight deals. All three airports offer domestic and international flights daily.

Getting Around DC:

Metro:
Metro is the most convenient way to get around DC. This public transportation system consists of six color-coded lines: Red, Blue, Orange, Silver, Green, and Yellow that are connected to each other via transfer stations. To ride Metro you must pay via a SmarTrip card which can be purchased at any Metro station with cash or credit. Most fares range from $2.25 - $6 per trip. Metro runs from 5 a.m. to midnight on weekdays and from 7 a.m. to midnight on weekends. The closest Metro stop to the conference venue is McPherson Square, accessible via the orange, silver, and blue lines. Click here for more information about Metro. Taxi:
Another way to travel in DC is by taxi. There are many and all accept cash, credit and debit cards. Uber/Lyft:
To travel by uber or Lyft, download the app onto your smartphone and you can begin requesting a ride by entering the address of your destination. DC Circulator:
The DC Circulator travels along six specific routes and is affordable at just $1 per ride. International

Visa Information

When traveling to the 2019 Food Packaging Conference, the U.S. may require visitors to obtain a visa. This process can take a few weeks to several months to complete, so please be sure to apply early. For more information about your country’s visa requirements, visit the U.S. State Department website for the latest information when planning your trip.

Read more about U.S. Visa Policies and Procedures

Invitation Letter:

ILSI North America can provide a formal invitation letter to assist with the visa submission process. Please contact Angela Roberts (angelar@ilsi.org) to request a letter.

Late-Breaking Abstracts

The ILSI North America Food Packaging Safety Committee is no longer accepting abstracts for the ILSI North America 2019 Food Packaging Conference: Scientific Advances and Challenges in Safety Evaluation of Food Packaging Materials.

Submission Deadline: March 1st, 2019

Abstract Submission Information

Contact Us:

Discover DC:

Plan your trip Cherry Blossoms Free Attractions Downtown DC Beyond the National Mall Restaurants Plan your trip

Cherry Blossoms

Depending on the weather, the beginning of April is usually around the time cherry blossom trees reach peak bloom in DC. Check out the beautiful pink and white sights on the Tidal Basin.

If you’re taking the Metro, use the Blue, Orange or Silver lines and exit at the Smithsonian stop. From there, it’s a 10-15 minute walk to the Tidal Basin Welcome Area located at 1501 Maine Avenue SW. If you are taking the Metrobus, the 32, 34 or 36 routes will drop you off at the National Mall.

1.7 miles from hotel

Free Attractions

There are plenty of free attractions in Washington, DC:

National Museum of American History
Korean War Veterans Memorial
National Museum of the American Indian
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Anderson House
Arlington National Cemetery
National World War II Memorial
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
National Air and Space Museum
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
National Gallery of Art Downtown DC

Check out our top picks:

White House
National Mall and Memorial Parks
United States Capitol
Ford’s Theatre
United States Botanic Garden Beyond the National Mall

Check out these 20 cool museums beyond the National Mall.

Restaurants

There are plenty of restaurants within walking distance of the hotel:

0.1 miles from hotel:
Lincoln
West Wing Café Thomas Circle
10 Thomas Restaurant
Stans Restaurant and Lounge 0.2 miles from hotel:
Quill
The Pig
Baan Thai
B Too
&pizza
Churchkey
Birch and Barley
Elizabeth’s Gone Raw
Siren

 

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