ILSI News | September 2017


Volume 35, Number 7

ILSI’s Nutrition & Health Program at ICN

ILSI is doing something it does best at the 2017 International Congress of Nutrition (ICN). We are …

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ILSI South Africa’s MRA Programs Have Impact

In 2015, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and ILSI South Africa co-organized …

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Are You Ready for Annual Meeting?

2018 ILSI Annual Meeting
19 - 25 January 2018
Southampton, Bermuda

The ILSI Annual Meeting program is coming together and features scientific sessions, keynote lectures, and networking opportunities.

Learn more about scientific session topics, registration, and travel to Bermuda at: Annual Meeting 2018

Recent Publications

Assessing and Reporting Uncertainties in Dietary Exposure Analysis – Part II: Application of the uncertainty template to a practical example of exposure assessment

ILSI Europe

Food and Chemical Toxicology

Understanding uncertainty in exposure assessment is essential to understand relative risk. In this paper relative uncertainties of exposure to aspartame are assessed via two different models and potential means of communication about respective uncertainties are discussed.

It is an Open Access article available here: Dietary Exposure

Thresholds of Toxicological Concern for Cosmetics-Related Substances: New Database, Thresholds, and Enrichment of Chemical Space

ILSI Europe

Food and Chemical Toxicology

This paper describes a new dataset of 522 cosmetics-related chemicals for the Threshold of Toxicological Concern (TTC) approach.

It is Open Access and available here: Cosmetics

Cardiac contractility: Correction strategies applied to telemetry data from a HESI-sponsored consortium

ILSI Health and Environmental Sciences Institute

Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods

Heart rate correction methods are frequently used when analyzing data collected during the drug development process to better understand the QT interval. There is variability in this methodology and the optimal heart rate correction formula is often debated. This paper details a study that explored the optimal heart rate correction formula for measures of contractility using a computer model.

This is an Open Access article at: Cardiac Contractility 

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

Food and Feed Safety Assessment

Phase 1: GE Food/Feed Safety Assessment Training Indonesia

ILSI Research Foundation

Phase II: GE Food/Feed Safety Assessment Training
6 - 10 November 2018
Newark, Delaware

The ILSI Research Foundation is organizing a five-day training program to observe how food and feed safety assessment data is collected in the laboratory.

Learn more, including about Phase I training, at GE Food/Feed.

Prebiotics & Probiotics


ILSI Southeast Asia Region

10th Scientific Seminar on Prebiotics & Probiotics: Role in Promoting Gut Microbiota & Health – A Scientific and Regulatory Update
22 November 2017
Kuala Lumper, Malaysia

This seminar will give scientific updates on potential health benefits of prebiotics and probiotics in promoting balanced gut microbiota, review scientific regulatory requirements for the use of prebiotics and probiotics in food in Malaysia, and discuss research opportunities in this quickly growing field.

Details and registration at: Prebiotics & Probiotics

Food Allergies


ILSI Europe


Symposium on "Frontiers in Food Allergy and Allergen Risk Assessment and Management"
18 - 20 April 2018
Spain (exact location to be announced)

Poster Abstract Submission — Deadline 31 January 2018

Found out more on ILSI Europe's website: Food Allergies