Advances in Health-Based Decision Making

ILSI North America Scientific Session 2018
Southampton, Bermuda
8:00am – 10:00am
Fairmont Southampton Hotel

At the 2018 ILSI Annual Meeting, ILSI North America is organizing a scientific session on Advances in Health-Based Decision Making. This session will educate the audience about the value of health-based assessments in decision-making in comparison with endpoint or hazard-based determinations. Examples discussed will provide insights into criteria that can frame the uncertainties of risk assessment and reduce the ambiguity of conclusions. This may be an opportunity to contribute in promoting appropriate evidence-based assessment methodologies to inform pronouncements on health and safety. This session will address advances in evidence-based risk assessment in toxicology and nutrition and weigh the accommodation of uncertainty in decisions pertinent to safety and health.


Chester, D

Deirdra N. Chester, PhD, RDN


Crozier, S

Stephen Crozier, PhD

The Hershey Company
(2018 Program Chair)

Klurfeld, D

David Klurfeld, PhD

USDA Agricultural Research Service

Maier, A.

Andrew Maier, PhD

University of Cincinnati

Rodricks, J

Joe Rodricks, PhD

Ramboll Environ

Sievenpiper, J

John Sievenpiper, MD, PhD

University of Toronto
(2018 Program Vice Chair)

Williamson, P

Patricia Williamson, PhD



Welcome from Scientific Program Planning Committee
Stephen Crozier, PhD, The Hershey Company, CHAIR and John Sievenpiper, MD, PhD, FRCPC, University of Toronto, VICE CHAIR

Welcome and Introductions
Session Co-Chairs: Patricia Williamson, PhD, Cargill and Deirdra N. Chester, PhD, RDN, USDA 

The Evolution and Continuing Importance of Risk-Based Decisions and the Increasing Influence of Hazard-Based Approaches 
Joe Rodricks, PhD, Ramboll Environ

How Evolving Science is Improving Safety Assessment of Food Relevant Chemicals
Andrew Maier, PhD, CIH, DABTRA, University of Cincinnati

Evidence-Based Evaluation of Benefits from Food Components
David Klurfeld, PhD, United States Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Services


Join us for this scientific session coordinated by ILSI North America!