Upcoming Events

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.

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About the event

Coming soon!

Further info

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About the event

In a continuously evolving food word, Risk-Benefit Assessment of Foods (RBA) plays a key role in understanding the impact of dietary practices on human health. This discipline integrates the latest scientific advancements in nutrition, toxicology and microbiology to comprehensively assess the adverse and beneficial health effects associated with different food consumed. RBA has emerged in the 2000s and has undergone continuous development with now more than 200 RBA performed word widely. 

Our one-hour webinar aims to provide a comprehensive update on Risk-Benefit Assessment of Foods and discuss the current needs and limitations to launch an international survey. We will introduce the ILSI Task force and expert group, explain what is RBA and present the latest developments.  

Whether you're a researcher, involved in decision making process, working in industry or health-conscious consumer, this webinar will offer insights into the latest developments in food safety and nutrition. 

Programme

  • Introduction to the ILSI RBA activity and what are the needs? Neil Buck (General Mills) 
  • What is RBA in Food safety and nutrition? Hans Verhagen (Scientific Regulatory Expert, Food Safety & Nutrition Consultancy) 
  • An update from 2024: what was done in RBA? Géraldine Boué (ONIRIS) 
  • Discussion - Alan Boobis (Imperial College London) 
  • Starting a survey: what are the needs and limitations? Taya Huang (Nanyang Technical University)

Registration

Don't miss this opportunity to stay updated on the latest advancements in Risk-Benefit Assessment of Foods!

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About the event

As part of the CATALYSE EU-project, and organised in collaboration with Universidade Católica Portuguesa, the interactive​ webinar "Driving Food Safety on World Food Safety Day will explore needs and priorities within the 6 critical Food Safety areas identified by Flanders' Food followed by the awareness of Community of Practice. Don't miss the opportunity to interact with public authorities, industry and academic stakeholders, and contribute to the collective effort to improve food safety across Europe. ​

Programme

  • ​Welcome, aim of the session, agenda & CATALYSE project
  • Industry perspective on food safety - what withholds the future
  • Flander's Food perspective on food safety - 6 themes introduction
  • Interactive polling on most relevant food safety theme
  • Breakout rooms on Food Safety Critical Areas
  • Presentation on previous interactive session's report (IAFP 2024 - Geneva, Switzerland)
  • World Food Safety Day. Food safety: prepare for the unexpected
  • CATALYSE Community of Practice presentation
  • Interactive session on knowledge exchange, education and training for Stakeholders

Registration

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About the event

In collaboration with DTU Skylab from Denmark Technical University, ILSI Europe is organising an event for Early Career Scientists (ECS) focussed on sustainable food systems. The event offers a great opportunity for young scientists to present their work, network and expand their knowledge about important topics related to food sustainability. It is also offers a chance for industry and academic experts to discover a new pool of talent and gain a fresh point of view on the research this area.

If you are an Early Career Scientist (student, PhD candidate, or practising scientist who received their highest certificate (e.g. BSc, MSc or PhD) within the past ten years) and work within this nexus, we would like to hear from you! We welcome abstracts for oral and poster presentations from researchers working on food waste and by-products valorisation, soil health, or the sustainable design of products and processes.

Additionally, our career development session promises an interactive exploration of opportunities to propel young scientists' careers forward. Delve into funding possibilities, entrepreneurial ventures, and other pathways to professional growth. Gain valuable insights, resources, and guidance to navigate your career journey with confidence and clarity.

Stay tuned for more details on this exciting event designed to empower and support early career scientists on their path to success.

The ECS event is joined with the ILSI Europe Annual Symposium, which will be held the next day.
R
egistration gives you access to both days. For practical information, visit the events Home Page

Call for abstracts

We accept abstracts from early career scientists for the following sessions:

  • Session 1 - Green by Design: Innovating with Sustainability in Mind
  • Session 2 - Up-cycling the up-cyclable: new perspectives in green, bio-based, and circular valorisation of food waste and food by-products
  • Session 4 - From the Ground Up: Exploring the Vital Links between Soil Health and Sustainable Food Systems

Descriptions can be found in the programme below.

Abstracts will be selected on the basis of scientific excellence and relevance to the sessions.
Submissions will be accepted until 15 June 2024. Authors will be notified in August.
Travel and accommodation for the selected speakers will be covered by ILSI Europe (oral presentations only). Important note: We will only accept abstracts from early career scientists for these three sessions.
An early career scientist is defined as a postgraduate student or scientist from academia or industry who has obtained their highest degree (BSc, MSc or PhD) within the last ten years. Send an abstract

Registration

Registration for this event is also valid for the ILSI Europe Annual Symposium.

Various prize categories are on offer.
Super Early bird rates are valid until 1 June 2024.
Early bird rates are valid until 30 September 2024.

If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact Hugo Costa (hcosta@ilsieurope.be).

Register now!

Programme

Below, you will find the detailed programme for the Early Career Scientists event.
To find the detailed programme for ILSI Europe Annual Symposium, click here.
8:30 - 9:00
Registration
9:00 - 10:30
Session 1 - Green by Design: Innovating with Sustainability in Mind

Nearly all human activities can result in resource depletion, ecological damage, and environmental pollution. To minimize these potentially damaging effects, change is necessary towards a more responsible way of designing human activities. This includes food production and processing. To implement such change, we should apply sustainable design principles: consider and minimize environmental impact when developing ingredients, products, and food production processes. This can be done by finding ways to reduce waste, reuse resources, and recycle products and materials. This is known as the "3R principles", which can be further extended to the 10R principles: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Renew, Recharge (or Refill), Repair (or Remedy), Re-manufacture (or Recover), Replace (or Replant), Re-clear (or Refine) and Remove.

10:30 - 11:00
Networking break & Poster session
11:00 - 12:30
Session 2 - Up-cycling the up-cyclable: new perspectives in green, bio-based, and circular valorisation of food waste and food by-products

The agri-food chain is affected by resource scarcity, food loss, and waste and by-products production. A specific life cycle assessment of agri-food chains can highlight the critical points, elucidating the targets that research and policy management must work with in the near future. The EU waste policy aims to contribute to the circular economy by extracting high-quality resources from waste as much as possible. The European Green Deal aims to promote growth by transitioning to a modern, resource-efficient, and competitive economy. As part of this transition, green and bio-based approaches will drive new perspectives in food waste and by-products up-cycling, including recalcitrant biomasses. Fermentation, precision fermentation, and bio-catalysis coupled with other green approaches will permit the release of new processes, new products, and new capacities. This session will explore the crucial connections between the process technologies, the regulatory aspects (e.g. for novel ingredients) and the sustainable perspectives in the agri-food area, exploring the resilient capacity to drive the future human nutrition.

12:30 - 14:00
Lunch Break
14:00 -15:00
Session 3 - Career Development

More info soon

15:00 - 15:30
Networking break & Poster Session
15:30 - 17:00
Session 4 - From the Ground Up: Exploring the Vital Links between Soil Health and Sustainable Food Systems

Soil is the foundation of our food system. Healthy soils are essential to provide healthy food, reverse biodiversity loss, and safeguard human health, but also for achieving climate neutrality, a clean and circular economy and halting desertification and land degradation. Yet it is estimated that 60 to 70% of European soils are unhealthy, degraded or depleted. We urgently need to protect and restore these invaluable resources, as outlined by the EU Soil Strategy for 2030. Soil regeneration offers a pathway forward, combining practices to improve soil health and productivity. This session will explore the crucial connections between soil, human and planetary health. Their understanding is key to design solutions for resilient agricultural systems and sustainable food production.

17:00 - 17:15
Awards & Closing
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About the event

Welcome to the 2024 ILSI Europe Annual Symposium (IEAS): "Nourishing Resilience: Adapting to Global Changes and Future Food Landscape." IEAS is a gathering of experts from around the world who meet to shed light on the current and future challenges in food safety, nutrition and sustainability. It is also an opportunity for experts from academia, industry and public sector to take part in the debate around those topics and create connections.

Join us on 27 November in Lyngby as we explore global changes challenges faced by the food system, nutrition solutions for healthy ageing, innovations for sustainability and resilience, and our future food landscape. Take part in an interactive panel discussion on food safety, expand your knowledge and forge collaborations during this unique networking opportunity.

This year, we organise our Annual Symposium jointly with our Early Career Scientists event, in collaboration with DTU Skylab from Denmark Technical University. Registration gives you access to both days.

For practical information, visit the events Home Page

Call for abstracts

We accept abstracts for the following sessions:

  • Session 6 - Forever Young: Exploring Solutions for Healthy Aging and Nutrition
  • Session 7a - Redefining Resilience: Innovations for a Sustainable Food Future
  • Session 8 - Taste the Future: A Journey into Tomorrow's Food Landscape

The sessions' descriptions can be found in the programme below

Abstracts will be selected on the basis of scientific excellence and relevance to the sessions.
Submissions will be accepted until 15 June 2024. Authors will be notified at the end of August.
Travel and accommodation for the selected speakers will be covered by ILSI Europe (oral presentations only). Send an abstract

Registration

Registration for the Annual Symposium is also valid for the Early Career Scientists Event.

Various prize categories are on offer.
Super early bird registration rates are valid until 1 June 2024.
Early bird registration rates are valid until 30 Septembre 2024.

If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact Hugo Costa (hcosta@ilsieurope.be).

Register now!

Programme

Below, you will find the detailed programme for ILSI Europe Annual Symposium.
To find the detailed programme for the Early Career Scientists Event, click here.
9:00 - 9:30
Registration
09:30 - 10:20
Session 5 - Keynote: To be defined
10:20 - 11:00
Networking Break & Poster Session
11:00 - 12:30
Session 6 - Forever Young: Exploring Solutions for Healthy Aging and Nutrition

The pace of population ageing is accelerating. The proportion of the world's population over 60 years will continue to grow in the upcoming years. This prolonged lifespan is accompanied by an upsurge in chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disorders, diabetes, cancer, sarcopenia, and degenerative conditions. Could ageing processes be delayed by intervention earlier in life? Research has revealed the connections between dietary quality and life expectancy, as well as the potential benefits of interventions such as caloric restriction, micronutrient supplementation, and consumption of antioxidants and functional foods. Additionally, incorporating sustainability in the pursuit of understanding ageing mechanisms and developing nutritional strategies aligns with a holistic vision of human and planetary health. This session proposes to explore how nutrition emerges as a natural arsenal in the fight against age-related ailments, as well as solutions that can be both effective for individuals and sustainable for generations to come.

12:30 - 14:00
Lunch Break & Poster Session
14:00 - 15:30
Session 7a - Redefining Resilience: Innovations for a Sustainable Food Future

There is an urgent need for food system change to improve both health and environmental outcomes in fairer and more equitable ways. Food needs to be healthy, accessible, and affordable for all citizens. No country is completely food secure, and we all rely upon food imports and exports. Pandemics, conflict and climate change have shown that our food system is vulnerable to environmental and geo-political shocks. There is a clear need to enhance food system resilience to further crises and stresses. Many argue that food should be more expensive, that we are not paying the true cost of the food we put on our plates. Yet, at the same time, we see a rise in the use of food banks and other charitable food provision because many people in our society cannot afford to feed themselves due to the cost of living crisis. This is a dilemma which faces the food industry, policy makers and consumers. A variety of solutions are proposed though it is clear that one size does not fit all. We need to address the whole food system to ensure access to safe, nutritious food for all. Where do we start?

Session 7b - Panel Discussion on innovations in Food Safety

Food safety is under pressure from climate change, emerging raw materials, circular economy, and dietary changes. An adaption of food safety management systems is needed to make them more robust towards changes and hazards. Additionally, EU Member States aim to maintain the highest levels of food safety. In order to reach these highest standards and adapt to changing environment, there is a need for greater synergy among industry, regulators and researchers to 1) discuss and identify food safety priorities, 2) develop innovative solutions and 3) implement them by all players in the food chain into practice. This session will start with a presentation of 2 EU-funded projects, called CATALYSE and FoodSafeR. Then a tripartite panel will be discuss priorities, needs and barriers in the area of food safety. The audience is of course invited to actively participate in the discussion.

15:30 - 16:10
Networking Break & Poster Session
16:10 - 17:50
Session 8 - Taste the Future: A Journey into Tomorrow's Food Landscape

A growing number of food tech companies are using precision fermentation to create animal-free proteins, fats, and oligosaccharides in pursuit of a more sustainable future. New yeast and bacteria fermentation technologies turn simple inputs into a variety of high-quality nutritious fats and functional proteins with a far lower environmental impact than traditional agriculture can deliver. Moreover, the first large-scale robotic vertical farms produce spinach and berries. These urban farms aim to provide essential daily-life vegetables in a more operationally cost-efficient way than traditional farms. These developments show that our future food will likely come also from food grade controlled laboratories and controlled indoor vertical farms. How will our food look and taste in the future? Are consumers ready to consume these differently produced food products? How much should we inform or educate consumers about the origin of the nutrients they consume? Will there be resistance depending on the form of the foods? Let's delve into the questions that define the future of our food.

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About the event

Coming soon!

Further info

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