ILSI 2022 Annual Meeting

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The ILSI 2022 Annual Meeting and Science Symposium, Toward a Global Community to Achieve a Safe and Sustainable Diet, will be hosted in Brussels, Belgium from Monday, June 27 through Thursday, June 30. This hybrid event will feature scientific sessions addressing many important topics, including managing food safety in the post-Covid era, sustainability practices to help combat climate change, new technologies to bolster food safety and health, as well as global initiatives from Europe, Asia, Latin America and North America to improve public health and nutrition science over the next decade. View the full program here.

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Symposium Co-Chairs 

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Philip Calder, PhD

Southampton University

United Kingdom


Sushila Chang, PhD

Griffith University


The Science Symposium includes presentations in the following thematic areas:


Food Safety



Schedule of Scientific Sessions

Progress in technologies and their applications

Tuesday, June 28 | 8:00 - 10:00

Co-Chairs: Dr. Jan-Willem van Klinken, Senior Vice President Medical & Scientific Affairs, Brightseed, USA and Dr. H N Mishra, Professor of Food Technology in the Agricultural & Food Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India

  • From N-of-1 healthcare to food technology: harnessing digital medicine approaches to food and nutrition challenges Dr. Dean Ho, College of Design and Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Combating the double burden of malnutrition: building evidence-base with nuclear and isotopic techniques – Dr. Victor Owino, Nutritional and Health-Related Environmental Studies Section, Division of Human Health, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Austria
  • Food tech innovations for nutrition and health securityDr. H N Mishra, Professor of Food Technology in the Agricultural & Food Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
  • Artificial intelligenceDr. Bernardo Calzadilla-Sarmiento, Managing Director, Directorate of Digitalization, Technology and Agri-Business, and Director, Department of Digitalization, Technology and Innovation, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Austria
  • Forager: An Artificial Intelligence Platform Illuminating the Connection Between Plants, Nutrition and Health Dr. Jan-Willem van Klinken, Senior Vice President Medical & Scientific Affairs, Brightseed, USA

Improving nutrition for public benefit

Tuesday, June 28 | 10:30 - 12:30

Chair: Professor Philip Calder, Head of Human Development & Health and Professor of Nutritional Immunology within Medicine at the University of Southampton, United Kingdom

  • ILSI U.S. and Canada charter on applications of globally harmonized nutrients: development and application of nutrient bioavailability algorithms Dr. Connie Weaver, San Diego State University, USA
  • The Delta Model®: nutrient provision of the global food production system – Dr. Jeremy P. Hill, The Riddet Institute, Sustainable Nutrition Initiative®, New Zealand
  • Identifying and treating malnutrition in community-living seniors – Dr. Heather Keller, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Steps towards precision nutritionDr. Jose Ordovas, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, USA
  • Towards a healthy human microbiomeDr. Seppo Salminen, Director, Functional Foods Forum, University of Turku, Finland

Global initiatives to improve population health - What can we learn from each other

Tuesday, June 28 | 14:00 - 17:00

Co-Chairs: Dr. Kerr Dow, ILSI Global Board Co-Chair, Vice President, Global Research and Development, Cargill (retired), USA, and Dr. Louise Dye, ILSI Global Board Co-Chair, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

  • EU-FOOD2030 R&I policy framework and horizon Europe outlookDr. Cindy Schoumacher, Policy Officer, Bioeconomy & Food Systems, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission, Belgium
  • FAO 2030 agenda in Latin America and the CaribbeanDr. Israel Rios Castillo, Nutrition Officer, FAO Subregional Office for Mesoamerica, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Costa Rica
  • Steps planned/needed for sustainable food systems in Asia PacificThanawat Tiensin, Permanent Representative of Thailand to the United Nations Agencies in Rome (FAO, IFAD, WFP), Italy
  • Healthy people 2030 nutrition goals: building a healthier future for all Janet DeJesus, MS, Nutrition Advisor at HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, USA

Moderators for the panel discussion: Session Co-Chairs Dr. Louise Dye and Dr. Kerr Dow

Improving the credibility and integrity of nutrition research

Wednesday, June 29 | 8:00 - 10:00

Co-Chairs: Dr. Sushila Chang, Griffith University, Australia and Dr. Douwina Bosscher, Research and Development Director Global Edible Oils Solutions (GEOS), Europe, Cargill, Belgium

  • Trouble in science and science in trouble – Dr. Hannelore Daniel, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Best practices for nutrition trials in humansDr. Connie Weaver, San Diego State University, USA
  • Trials and tribulations of scientific integrity in tripartite collaborationsDr. Sushila Chang, Griffith University, Australia
  • Improving the credibility of the science of nutritionDr. Philip Calder, Head of Human Development & Health, Professor of Nutritional Immunology, University of Southampton, United Kingdom

The coming revolution of the Omics sciences: Metabolomics and Foodomics for increased understanding of food nutrients, quality, traceability and health impacts

Wednesday, June 29 | 10:30 - 12:30

Session co-organized with the Periodic Table of Food Initiative (PTFI).

Co-Chairs: Dr. Nora Khaldi, Nuritas Founder and CEO, Ireland and Dr. Carlos Malpica Lizarzaburu, CEO of MLP Vision Biotech S.L, Spain

  • Metabolomics to analyze food components and current database developmentDr. David Wishart, University of Alberta, Canada
  • What are we eating? Metabolomics can give us an insightDr. Lorraine Brennan, Professor, School of Agriculture and Food Science, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Foodomics: The significance for future food Dr. Alejandro Cifuentes, Full Research Professor at the Institute of Food Science Research (CIAL), National Research Council of Spain (CSIC), Madrid, Spain

Climate change and sustainability

Wednesday, June 29 | 13:30 - 15:00

Chair: Dr. Hannia Leon, Executive Director, ILSI Mesoamerica, Costa Rica

  • How to achieve net zero CStéphanie Bouckaert, Head of Demand Sectors Unit, International Energy Agency (IEA), France
  • The interface of water and foodDr. Lee-Ann Jaykus, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing, and Nutrition Sciences at North Carolina State University, USA
  • Economic potential of food system transformation – Dr. Steven Lord, European Food System Futures at Environmental Change Institute (ECI), University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Food safety challenges and opportunities in a post-Covid world

Wednesday, June 29 | 15:30 - 17:00

Co-Chairs: Dr. Lee-Ann Jaykus, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing, and Nutrition Sciences at North Carolina State University, USA and Mr. Geoffry Smith, Chairman of the Essential Micronutrients Foundation, Singapore

  • One health and one water: surface water as potential reservoir of zoonotic pathogensDr. Jianghong Meng, Director of the Joint Institute for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN), and Professor at Department of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
  • Cybersecurity and the role of the food safety managerDr. John W. Spink, Assistant Professor, Department of Supply Chain Management in the Business College at Michigan State University, USA
  • Sensing bacteria and bacterial sensing – Dr. Ariel Furst, Department of Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering at MIT, USA

ILSI Federation Scholars

Dr. Subrota Hati


Dr. Kelsey M. Mangano


Dr. Boushra Dalile


Dr. Tulio Konstantyner


Dahiana Quesada

Costa Rica

Dr. Wei-Hsiang Chang


Dr. S. Kokilavani


Venue: Brussels Marriott Hotel Grand Place 

Why Attend

ILSI's mission is to provide science that improves human health and well-being and safeguards the environment. Each year, we join our scientific colleagues from academia, government, industry and civil society for state-of-the-science symposia, keynote lectures, networking events and ILSI entity meetings.


"I hope you'll join us – and experts from around the world – in exploring the science behind our global future's health and sustainability."

- Stéphane Vidry, ILSI Global Executive Director

ILSI's Annual Meeting is “...a convivial atmosphere designed to share knowledge and understandings and expand our networks.”

- Philip C. Calder, Professor of Nutritional Immunology at the University of Southampton

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