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Symposium Chairs

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Michael Doyle, PhD

University of Georgia
USA

Kerr Dow

Kerr Dow, PhD

Cargill, Incorporated
USA

Session 1: Food Systems Transformation

Please note: The presentations from the speakers highlighted in bold, blue text below are included in the session video recording.

Introduction to the 2021 ILSI Symposium – ILSI Global Co-Chairs: Mike Doyle, PhD, University of Georgia, United States (retired) and Kerr Dow, PhD, Cargill Incorporated United States (retired)

Session Chair: Maha Tahiri, PhD, Nutrition Sustainability Strategies LLC, United States

  • Thinking beyond Sustainability: The Need to Negotiate Food Systems Resilience, John Ingram, PhD, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • How is Research and Innovation Policy Driving Sustainable, Healthy and Inclusive Food Systems? Karen Fabbri, PhD, Deputy Head of Unit Bioeconomy & Food Systems at European Commission, Belgium
  • Orbillion: Building the Future of Meat, Patricia Bubner, CEO of Orbillion, United States
  • BLUU - Cultivated Fish as a Sustainable Protein Source, Simon Fabich, co-founder of Bluu Biosciences, Germany
  • Panel Discussion: Speakers and Shenggen Fan (Chair Professor, and Dean, Academy of Global Food Economics and Policy China Agricultural University, China)

If you found the first ILSI 2021 Annual Symposium session informative, then we invite you to access "Relationship between shifts in food system dynamics and acceleration of the global nutrition transition," an article on a related topic published in the peer-reviewed Nutrition Reviews journal.

Session 2: The Microbiome beyond the Gut

Please note: The presentations from the speakers highlighted in bold, blue text below are included in the session video recording.

Session Chair: Christian Hoffmann, PhD, University of São Paulo, Brasil

  • Soil Microbiomes and Crop Health: Are soil microbiomes the key to sustainable cropping? Linda Kinkel, PhD, University of Minnesota, United States
  • Microbiomes, Ecosystem Functions and Sustainable Agriculture, Brajesh Singh, PhD, Global Centre for Land-Based Innovation, Australia 
  • The Oral Microbiome, Oral Health Resilience and Systemic Health, Egija Zaura, PhD, Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Microbiome and Neurobiology of Behavior: Philip Burnet, PhD, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

If you found this ILSI Annual Symposium session informative, then we invite you to access "Personalized Nutrition Through The Gut Microbiota: Current Insights And Future Perspectives" and "Harnessing the gut microbiota to promote metabolic health," articles on related topics published in the peer-reviewed Nutrition Reviews journal.

Session 3: Innovative Packaging

Please note: The presentations from the speakers highlighted in bold, blue text below are included in the session video recording.

Session Co-Chairs: Ana Francis Carballo Arce, PhD, National University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica and Thomas Gude, PhD, Swiss Quality Testing Services (SQTS), Switzerland

  • The Road Towards Fully Cellulosic Barrier Materials: Possible Alternatives to PlasticsCaroline LocreCTP - The Pulp and Paper Research & Technical Centre, France
  • Fighting Plastic Pollution with Innovative Food Packaging, Nathalie Gontard, PhD, INRAE, France
  • Renewable Materials Obtained from Agriculture and Aquaculture Residues in Costa Rica, the Experience of POLIUNA, Chemistry Department, Universidad Nacional, Marianelly Esquivel AlfaroMsc., National University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica
  • Compostable Packaging: Technical Possibilities, Consumer Attitudes and Behaviours in the UK and ChinaCaroline Orfila, PhD, School of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Leeds, United Kingdom, on behalf of the Citrusafe consortium

If you found this ILSI Annual Symposium session informative, then we invite you to access "A review of evidence supporting current strategies, challenges, and opportunities to reduce portion sizes," an article on a related topic published in the peer-reviewed Nutrition Reviews journal.

Session 4: Advances in Enhancing the Microbiology Safety of Foods

Please note: The presentations from the speakers highlighted in bold, blue text below are included in the session video recording.

Session Chair: Mike Doyle, PhD, University of Georgia, United States (retired)

  • Foodborne Disease Outbreak Detection and Surveillance Using Whole Genome Sequencing, Kelley Hise, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), United States
  • Advances in Metagenomic Approaches to Detect Foodborne Pathogens, Henk den Bakker, PhD, University of Georgia, United States
  • Applications and Future Potential of Next Generation Sequencing in Food Safety, Marc Allard, PhD, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), United States
  • Impacts and Risk of COVID-19 in the Essential Workforce of the Food Supply Chain, Lee-Ann Jaykus, PhD, North Carolina State University, United States

If you found this ILSI Annual Symposium session informative, then we invite you to access "Food safety considerations for commercial complementary foods from global operational guidance on infant and young child feeding in emergencies," an article on a related topic published in the peer-reviewed Nutrition Reviews journal.

Session 5: Considerations for Implementing Globally Harmonized Nutrient Reference Values

Session sponsored by the American Society for Nutrition (ASN).

Please note: The presentations from the speakers highlighted in bold, blue text below are included in the session video recording.

Session Co-Chairs: Connie Weaver, PhD, Purdue University Distinguished Professor Emerita & CEO Weaver and Associates Consulting LLC., United States and Emorn Udomkesmalee (PhD, Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University, Thailand & Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, United States)

  • Introduction to the SessionConnie Weaver, PhD, Purdue University Distinguished Professor Emerita & CEO Weaver and Associates Consulting LLC., United States
  • The Current Status of Developing Harmonized NRVsLindsay Allen, PhD, USDA ARS Western Human Nutrition Research Center, University of California, Davis, United Sates
  • Regulation and Labeling Considerations for Implementing Harmonized NRVsAnna Lartey, PhD, University of Ghana, Ghana
  • A Case Study of NRV Development and Implementation, Anura Kurpad, PhD, St John’s Medical College, Bangalore, India
  • Implementing Globally Harmonized NRVs Moderated Panel Discussion – Moderator: Connie Weaver; Panelists: Lindsay AllenAnna Lartey, Anura Kurpad, and Emorn Udomkesmalee

Session 6: Alternative Proteins

Please note: The presentations from the speakers highlighted in bold, blue text below are included in the session video recording.

Session Co-Chairs: Louise Dye, PhD, Leeds University, United Kingdom and Catherine Lefranc Millot, PhD, Roquette, France

  • Scalable Technologies for the Production of Alternative Proteins: A Review, Blake Byrne, The Good Food Institute, United States
  • Alternative Proteins: Consumers and Market Landscape, Armando Perez-Cueto, PhD, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Food Safety Considerations of Alternative Proteins, Clare Mills, PhD, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Nutrition and Alternative Proteins, Emanuele Zannini, PhD, University College Cork, Ireland & European Union funded Smart Protein project coordinator

If you found this ILSI Annual Symposium session informative, then we invite you to access "Mycoprotein as a possible alternative source of dietary protein to support muscle and metabolic health" and "Consideration of insects as a source of dietary protein for human consumption," articles on related topics published in the peer-reviewed Nutrition Reviews journal.

Session 7: Greenhouses Gases from the Food Supply Chain: Paths to Mitigation and Sustainability

Please note: The presentations from the speakers highlighted in bold, blue text below are included in the session video recording.

Session Co-Chairs: Geoffry Smith, Nutrition Strategies International Pte. Ltd., Singapore and François Eudes, PhD, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

  • If You Can’t Measure It, You Can’t Manage It. The Why, the What and the So-What of Greenhouse Gas Assessments in the Dairy ChainJeremy Hill, PhD, Fonterra, New Zealand
  • Rethinking Methane: Uncovering Climate Solutions within Animal AgricultureFrank Mitloehner, PhD, University of California, Davis, United Sates
  • The Potential of Regenerative Agriculture for Carbon Management and SustainabilityRattan LalPhD, The Ohio State University, United States; 2020 World Food Prize
  • Science for Agriculture – Thinking Outside the BoxJohn R. Tafkaj Porter, PhD, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Panel discussion with the speakers and Beata Madari, PhD, Embrapa, Brazil

If you found this ILSI Annual Symposium session informative, then we invite you to access "Identifying the links between consumer food waste, nutrition, and environmental sustainability: a narrative review," an article on a related topic published in the peer-reviewed Nutrition Reviews journal.

Session 8: COVID-19: Nutritional Vulnerabilities and Food Supply Challenges

Please note: The presentations from the speakers highlighted in bold, blue text below are included in the session video recording.

Session Co-Chairs: Philip Calder, PhD, University of Southampton, United Kingdom and Geoffry Smith, Nutrition Strategies International Pte. Ltd., Singapore

  • Control of Viral Infection: what is the Role of Nutrition? Philip Calder, PhD, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
  • Aging and ImmunityTamas Fülöp, PhD, University of Sherbrooke, Canada
  • Dietary Fibers and Immunity: Paul de Vos, PhD, University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands
  • COVID-19 and the Food Supply Chain DisruptionPaul Ziemnisky, MBA, Dairy Management Inc., United States
  • Panel Discussion with the Speakers 

If you found this ILSI Annual Symposium session informative, then we invite you to access "Dietary recommendations during the COVID-19 pandemic" and "Nutritional perspectives for the prevention and mitigation of COVID-19," articles on related topics published in the peer-reviewed Nutrition Reviews journal.

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