ILSI News | February 2017


Volume 35, Number 1

Success Story in China

Ying Yang Bao feeding supplement reaches 1.4 million children in rural china.

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What’s New Buenos Aires?

ILSI is sponsoring 8 sessions at ICN 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Confronting the challenges facing an aging population.

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Videos from Annual Meeting Now Available

Annual Meeting 2017 was a success! More than 300 people from 24 countries came to La Jolla, California, USA to participate in ILSI's premier event, which featured networking events, business meetings, and an engaging scientific program.

Videos of speaker presentations and PDF copies of slides are now online for the following keynote speakers: Keynotes

Videos of individual scientific sessions on food allergies; dietary protein; water safety; nutrition and cancer; personalized nutrition; and ensuring a sustainable food supply are available online here: 2017 Annual Meeting Scientific Sesssions

This month's number...


The number of children in China whose health is being improved by Ying Yang Bao.

Welcome Lucy Hwang to the ILSI Board of Trustees

The individuals who serve on the ILSI Board of Trustees bring a range of expertise and experience to their work defining and achieving ILSI's goals. We are grateful for these unpaid volunteers who take their scientific and fiduciary responsibilities to the organization seriously.

We are very proud to announce Lucy Sun Hwang, PhD, joined the ILSI Board at the 2017 Annual Meeting. Dr Hwang is Professor Emeritus of National Taiwan University, Graduate Institute of Food Science and Technology and Founding President of ILSI Taiwan. We look forward to Dr Hwang's help in making ILSI successful. You can read more about Dr Hwang here: Biosketch. A list of the full Board is available here: BOT


Recent Publications

II Ciclo de Debates – Desnutrição Hospitalar

ILSI Brasil

ILSI Brasil Monograph

English Title: Debate Series II: Malnutrition in Hospital Settings

This new monograph explores  malnutrition in cancer patients, malnutrition and frailty and wasting (sarcopenia and cachexia), and other incidences of malnutrition in hospital settings. Please note this publication is in Portuguese: Desnutrição Hospitalar

Systematic Review on N-3 and N-6 PUFA Intake in European Countries in Light of the Current Recommendations – Focus on Specific Population Groups

ILSI Europe
Annals of of Nutrition & Metabolism 

This Open Access article systematically reviews intake of total and individual n-3 and n-6 PUFAs in European infants, children, adolescents, elderly, and pregnant and lactating women. PDF available here: PUFAs 

Using exposure bands for rapid decision making in the RISK21 tiered exposure assessment

Critical Reviews in Toxicology

This paper describes the exposure tiers of HESI's RISK21 matrix and the approaches to adapt readily available information to more quickly inform exposure at a screening level. The full 
article is available to journal subscribers or for purchase: Risk21

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Upcoming Events

FEATURED: Role of Packaging in Promoting Food Safety and Security


27 - 28 February 2017
New Delhi, India

The comprehensive program on food packaging organized by ILSI-India provide an overview of how common materials (laminates; paper; glass; plastic; others) and innovations in packaging contribute to the delivery of safe, nutritious foods.  Background information and speaker details are available here: Packaging Flyer

FEATURED: Food and Its Influence on the Development of Society


ILSI Brasil
5 - 7 April
Campos do Jordão, Brazil

ILSI Brasil's VIII National Congress/Annual Meeting features an exciting line-up of presentations. The keynote speaker will be Lama Rinchen Khyenrab, Buddhist monk, on the human nature of eating. The program in Portuguese and English is available here: ILSI Brasil Annual Meeting

FEATURED: Rethinking Developmental Toxicity Testing: Evolution or Revolution

19 - 20 April 2017
Washington, DC, USA

HESI's important workshop will address the questions: What if we were responding to the thalidomide tragedy today instead of 50 years ago, with 21st century science and technology available to us? Would we design the same protocol? If not, would it be radically different, or just an updated version of the 1965 design?

Workshop details are online. Space is limited, so register early: Rethinking Developmental Toxicity

ILSI North America
Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting 2017
12 - 16 March 2017
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
See what ILSI North America is sponsoring at this year's SOT meeting here: ILSI North America at SOT

ILSI Europe
Annual Symposium
30 - 31 March 2017
Brussels, Belgium
Register by 1 March. Program details and venue information are online at: Annual Symposium

ILSI Research Foundation
Save the Date
5th Annual South Asia Biosafety Conference
11 - 13 September 2017
Bangalore, India
More information to come: SABC2017 

Save the Date
Annual Meeting 2018
19 - 24 January 2018
Southampton, Bermuda
More information to come: AM2018