2019 ILSI Annual Meeting & Science Symposium

Clearwater, Florida
2019-01-08 – 2019-01-13
Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach


The 2019 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.

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The Science Symposium includes presentations on new technologies in the following thematic areas:

Food Safety

Diet & Activity Assessment

Novel Foods

Food Processing and Waste

Keynote Speakers

Karl Friedl, PhD

Senior Physiology Research Scientist, U.S. Army

New Technologies and the Fifth Industrial Revolution: What Does This Mean for Research and Advancement in Nutrition Science and Health Promotion?

11 January | 8:00 am

Karl's Bio

Lex M. Bouter, PhD

Professor of Methodology and Integrity, Amsterdam University Medical Centers and Free University of Amsterdam

New Developments in Research Integrity

12 January | 2:00 pm

Lex's Bio

John Floros, PhD

President, New Mexico State University

Science Breakthroughs to Advance Food and Agricultural Research By 2030

12 January | 8:00 am

John's Bio

Elliot Roth

CEO & Founder, Spira Inc.

Infinite Food with Microbes - How Microbes May Hold the Solution for Feeding the World in a Sustainable, Healthy Way

12 January | 8:00 am

Elliot's Bio

Science Symposium

New Technology for Improving Accuracy in Food Intake and Physical Activity Assessment

Thursday January 10 | 8:00 - 10:40 am

This session will explore advances in technologies and tools to improve accuracy of food intake and physical activity assessment with a global perspective.  Speakers will consider the availability of new technologies for application in developing countries, as well as first world countries, for health promotion and improvement of public health.

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New Technologies and Approaches in Microbiota Research for Managing Food Safety

Thursday January 10 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

This session will examine innovations in food safety employing transformational technologies and approaches in animal microbiota research to combat pathogens in the food supply impacting human health.

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How Can New Technology Impact Research Studies?

Thursday January 10 | 2:30 - 4:45 pm

This session will explore novel approaches and new technologies in study design, beyond traditional analytical methods and design.

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New Technologies and Applications in Food Science

Friday January 11 | 8:00 - 10:30 am

This session will present new technologies in food science for the development of new foods and ingredients, innovations beyond preservation, and applications for food safety, in response to consumer demands, needs and expectations.

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Novel Foods and the Future: Opportunities, Challenges and Exploring the Path Forward for New Technologies

Friday January 11 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

This session will explore the potential benefits and accompanying challenges of the latest new technologies to create novel foods and ingredients.

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Food Processing & Food Waste: State of Technology

Friday January 11 | 2:30 - 4:30 pm

This session will explore opportunities through new technologies for reducing food waste.

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Malaspina International Scholars

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Daniel Garrido, PhD

Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

ILSI South Andean

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Emmanuel Herrera González, MA

National University, Costa Rica

ILSI Mesoamerica

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Ji Yeon Kim, PhD

Seoul National University of Science and Technology

ILSI Korea

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Lindiwe Julia Ncube, PhD

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

ILSI South Africa

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Dunyaporn Trachootham, PhD

Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University

ILSI Southeast Asia Region

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Barakatun Nisak Binti Mohd Yusof, PhD

Universiti Putra Malaysia

ILSI Southeast Asia Region

Why Attend

ILSI’s mission is to provide science that improves human health and well-being and safeguards the environment. There is no substitute for the in-person engagement that has come to define ILSI’s Annual Meetings. Each year, we join scientific colleagues from academia, government, industry, and civil society for state-of-the-science symposia, keynote lectures, networking events, and ILSI branch meetings.


Learning Opportunities
Get the latest information in new technologies and innovations for diet and activity assessment, study design, food safety, novel foods, and food processing & waste. The scientific program at the ILSI Annual Meeting is relevant for all experts in the food safety and nutrition communities.

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 ILSI Annual Meetings allows participants to take a step back and look at challenges in nutrition, food safety, and health through the viewpoint of colleagues that they don't engage with normally.

Attending ILSI Annual Meetings allows participants to draw attention to challenges that not everyone is aware of.  It is a 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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Questions? Email annualmeeting@ilsi.org


The 2018 ILSI Annual Meeting was held in Southampton, Bermuda January 20-23, 2018.


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


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.

ILSI is an international organization devoted to exploring science and health issues that matter on a global scale. Save the date for ILSI's 2019 Annual Meeting.