ILSI News | August 2017


Volume 35, Number 6

Similar Constructs Framework at ISBGMO 2017

The International Symposium on the Biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms (ISBGMO) is a biennial, international meeting which  “…brings together academics, technology developers, regulatory authorities, non-government organizations and other credible stakeholders involved in all aspects of biosafety and offers a unique opportunity to share information and experiences and engage in open and meaningful dialogue on biosafety …

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Focus on the Microbiome


ILSI has a new webpage highlighting recent and ongoing activities related to the human microbiome and health. ILSI entities throughout the network contribute meeting summaries and speaker presentations, links to publications, and other useful information. Check it out at: Focus on the Microbiome

Special Issue From Nutrition Reviews


Nutrition Reviews is again pleased to offer a special virtual issue, free of charge. Entitled "Sociological and Behavioral Influences on Food Intake," articles within look at a variety of factors influencing food choice and dietary patterns. These include food prices and socioeconomic disparities; neophobia and picky eating behaviors; social marketing; and other topics. Online at: Food Intake

Are You Attending ICN 2017?


ILSI will have a large presence at the International Congress of Nutrition in Buenos Aires, Argentina running from 15 - 20 October. We've organized 7 sessions featuring speakers from around the globe and will have a booth in the exhibit space.

ILSI Sessions at ICN

Will you be attending? Let us know:

ILSI Annual Meeting Program Takes Shape

19 - 24 January 2018
Southampton, Bermuda

ILSI Annual Meeting is the premier event of the year when colleagues from throughout the ILSI network meet to discuss the latest science, chart future programs, and share programmatic and organizational insights. A preliminary schedule, which includes scientific sessions, is taking shape: Annual Meeting 2018

Upcoming Events



ILSI Europe

Webinar: "Assessment of Microbial Risk for Fresh Produce"
17 October 2017
17:00 - 18:00 Central European Time

Co-organized by ILSI Europe and the International Association for Food Protection, this webinar will give participants an overview of issues growers of fresh produce face while doing a formal risk assessment.

Registration for the webinar is free of charge: IAFP


Risk Analysis & Food Allergens


ILSI Mesoamerica

Risk Analysis Applied to Food Allergens
3 and 4 October 2017

San José, Costa Rica

At ILSI Mesoamerica's workshop on food allergens, experts from academia, government, and industry will discuss the role of risk analysis in keeping the food supply safe. There is a special registration rate for students.

Information in Spanish is available here: Análisis de Riesgos Aplicado a Alérgenos en Alimentos

Contact ILSI Mesoamerica for information in English:


Diabetes in Asia


ILSI Southeast Asia Region

Regional Symposium on Diabetes – Current Science and Multi-Stakeholder Approaches to Prevention & Management
4 and 5 October 2017

In collaboration with Singapore Health Promotion Board, ILSI Southeast Asia Region and Clinical Nutrition Research Centre, Singapore are organizing a symposium to review the prevalence of type 2 diabetes in Asia and to explore multi-stakeholder strategies to prevent and manage the disease at individual and community levels.

Detailed information and registration: Diabetes in Asia

Food Data


ILSI Research Foundation

12th International Food Data Conference
11 - 13 October 2017
Buenos Aires, Argentina

ILSI Research Foundation will be presenting two databases a the 12th International Food Data Conference: the World Nutrient Databases for Dietary Studies and the Catalogue of Food Composition Databases and Tables. The International Food Data Conference is a forum for experts to exchange knowledge and discuss use of databases within a variety of disciplines.

For more information and to register: IFDC2017