ILSI News | September 2016

ILSI News 

Vol. 34 No. 2

A Regional First

As we say very frequently at ILSI, one of our strengths is our international network.

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Staff Travel Grant Makes a Difference

Among ILSI’s most valuable resources are its employees.

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New Tool for Fiber Research

ILSI North America is pleased to announce the launch of the Dietary Fiber and Health Outcomes database. The database “was developed to serve as a resource to assist health researchers in linking fibers to a variety of health outcomes in a quick and efficient manner” with enough flexibility so researchers can compare health outcomes associated …

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Dietary Intakes | South African Schoolchildren

ILSI South Africa funded a review of dietary studies in schoolchildren done after 1999.

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A Large Presence at ICN 2017

The organizers of the 2017 International Congress of Nutrition have accepted eight session proposals from ILSI and its branches.

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AACCI, ILSI Research Foundation, and Sustainability

AACC International has organized a special symposium on how new plant breeding technologies

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Welcome to a Newly Reinstated ILSI Mexico

In November 2015, the ILSI Board of Trustees suspended the branch for violating ILSI’s strict policy precluding any activities related to advocacy for or against specific legislation or regulatory decision, and outlined precise requirements ILSI Mexico had to take to reestablish its relationship with the organization. These included:

  • Replacing staff leadership and the industry members of Board of Trustees
  • Adopting policies and practices to ensure public trustees have full, equal, and active roles in leading ILSI Mexico
  • Training trustees, new staff, and members on policies and procedures with ILSI’s legal counsel
  • ILSI’s review of ILSI Mexico’s proposed work plan and activities for 2016 and 2017
  • ILSI’s ability to review and interview contractors and other individuals engaged by ILSI Mexico to implement and promote research programs, events, and other scientific activities

The Board is pleased to announce ILSI Mexico has implemented each requirement and has been fully reinstated into the ILSI network. We welcome Edurne Balmori, Metco, and Nimbe Torres, PhD, National Institute of Nutrition, who have assumed the roles of President and Scientific President respectively, and Eduardo Cervantes, who is ILSI Mexico’s new executive director.

“I know ILSI Mexico’s new leadership will maintain ILSI’s strict standards of conduct and transparency and will reestablish the branch as an important part of our network.”
Peter van Bladeren, PhD
ILSI President

Featured Video for September

This month's featured video comes to us from a session sponsored by ILSI North America at the 2016 International Association for Food Protection annual meeting. In it, Gary Wu, MD, University of Pennsylvania, presents an interesting, accessible overview of the role of diet on the human microbiome.

Did you miss August's newsletter? You can view it here: ILSI News | August 2016

Upcoming Events

ILSI Southeast Asia Region
Workshop on the US Food Safety Modernization Act
9 - 10 October 2016
Penang, Malaysia
This workshop is a satellite event to the 4th Asia-Pacific International Food Safety Conference & 7th Asian Conference on Food and Nutrition Safety
More information and registration links: FSMA

ILSI Southeast Asia Region
4th Asia-Pacific International Food Safety Conference & 7th Asian Conference on Food and Nutrition Safety

10 - 13 October 2016
Penang, Malaysia
Early-Bird rate ends: 9 September 2016

ILSI Branches in Latin America
ILSI Latin America Region Annual Meeting
18 - 20 October 2016
Bogotá, Colombia
Read the corresponding article: A Regional First

ILSI Research Foundation in Association with AACCI
The Future of Food - Sustainability and Safety
26 October
Savannah, Georgia, USA
Read the corresponding artcle: The Future of Food

ILSI Research Foundation
CQuest: Charting a Course for Climate Research in Agriculture
24 - 25 October 2016
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Program information at: CQuest

ILSI Europe
6th International Symposium on Food Packaging: Scientific Developments Supporting Safety and Innovation
16 - 18 November 2016
Barcelona, Spain
Abstract submission deadline (extended) is 23 September. For complete program information visit: Food Packaging

ILSI North America and UC San Diego
Tech Summit: Innovative Tools for Assessing Diet & Physical Activity for Health Promotion
30 November - 1 December 2016
La Jolla, California, USA
Space is limited. For complete information see: Tech Summit

ILSI Annual Meeting
20 - 25 January 2017
La Jolla, California, USA
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Invitations will be sent soon. Watch for yours to come.

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