Volume 37, Number 1
2019 ILSI Annual Meeting
ILSI 2018 Annual Report
ILSI’s 2018 Annual Report is now available. Learn more about ILSI’s mission, principles, and global network. ILSI’s entities from geographically diverse regions of the world best address complex science and health issues by sharing their unique skills, insights, and perspectives. The report highlights collaboration across the ILSI network and illustrates how scientists from academia, government, industry, and other sectors of society can work together to identify and address topics of common interest.
ILSI Research Foundation 2018 Annual Report
ILSI Research Foundation
European Project: Barriers to Sweetener Use
Defining a “Healthy” Gut Microbiome
ILSI North America
ILSI North America previously took on the task of defining a “healthy gut microbiome,” and the outcome of this effort was published by Backhed et al. in 2012. Since that time, the body of work on gut microbiome has grown exponentially. On December 17, 2018, many of the same experts gathered to evaluate recent progress toward this definition, asking: Can a Healthy Gut Microbiome be Defined Through Quantifiable Characteristics? Videos from this roundtable event are available online.
Stamboulian Talks 2018
ILSI Taiwan Scientific Symposium on Elderly Nutrition and Healthy Ageing
Having a great platform and a good understanding of recent progress of government projects, academic and clinical research, and industrial development, ILSI Taiwan organized a symposium “An Update of Elderly Nutrition and Healthy Ageing in Taiwan - The Roadmap Development from Research to Practice” in December 2018. Research findings were shared, and the Initiative of Texture Classification for Taiwan Dysphagia diet was presented.
ILSI Middle East Holds General Assembly and Board of Trustees Meeting in Dubai
ILSI Middle East
ILSI Middle East held its General Assembly and Board of Trustees Meeting in Dubai in November. During the meeting Mrs. Yara Hamad and Mr. Firas Abulail were elected as the new President and Vice President, respectively. Dr. Ayesha Al Dhaheri and Dr. Fatima Al Haddad were elected as chair and vice chair of the Board of Trustees, respectively. Moreover, a Scientific Advisory Committee and the 2019 scientific portfolio were approved. ILSI Middle East looks forward to a year filled with achievement.
ILSI Japan Biotechnology Research Committee Workshop
A workshop, Application of Data Transportability in Environment Risk Assessment (ERA) of Genetically Modified Plants, was successfully held in November in Tokyo, with 7 speakers including Dr. Andrew Roberts from ILSI Research Foundation. Approximately 80 participants enjoyed cutting-edge presentations and discussion.
ILSI SEAR Seminar: Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition
International Rice Congress 2018
ILSI Southeast Asia Region participated in a symposium session, organized as part of the International Rice Congress, which highlighted the challenges in achieving sustainable food systems and nutrition security in Asia; examined the utilization of metrics for intervention; discussed the harnessing of innovation and new technologies; and explored strategies to transform nutrition security challenges into opportunities for the future. The event took place in October in Singapore.
Launch of ILSI Taiwan Facebook Page
Part of ILSI Taiwan’s mission is to provide good science to stakeholders, and to strengthen public awareness related to food safety and nutrition. ILSI Taiwan has published monographs, conference reports, and scientific journal articles. The use of their newsletter and website provides regular updates on scientific activities. In 2018, ILSI Taiwan launched a Facebook page to reach out to the public in a more direct way. Visit the newly launched ILSI Taiwan Facebook page.
New Year, New Look for Nutrition Reviews
ILSI’s journal, Nutrition Reviews, begins 2019 with refreshed branding. The brighter color palette and clean structure reflects the clear and approachable content for which the journal is known. Visit the journal’s website, where you can read some of the most highly cited content for free.
Mineral Oil Risk Assessment: Knowledge Gaps and Roadmap
6-7 February | Brussels, Belgium
The event is organized by ILSI Europe’s Process-Related Compounds & Packaging Materials Task Forces. More information.
Visions Expanded to Utilization of Next Generation Sequencing Technique, in a Field of Food Safety
6 March | Tokyo, Japan
ILSI North America
Call for Abstracts: ILSI North America Food Packaging Safety Conference
2-3 April | Washington, DC
2020 ILSI Annual Meeting & Science Symposium
17-21 January | San Jose, Costa Rica
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