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2019 ILSI Annual Meeting & Science Symposium

Clearwater, Florida

The 2019 ILSI Annual Meeting was a premiere gathering of scientists from around the world. The primary focus of the meeting was to learn about new food safety and nutrition science and identify areas where ILSI could have an impact on public health. This multidisciplinary meeting provided an opportunity for experts from all sectors to collaborate and share knowledge.

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7th Training Workshop for Institutional Biosafety Officers on the Conduct and Monitoring of Confined Field Trials of Regulated Genetically Engineered (GE) Plants

New Delhi, India

ILSI Research Foundation, in collaboration with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research and Biotech Consortium India Limited, co-organized the 7th Training Workshop for Institutional Biosafety Officers on the Conduct and Monitoring of Confined Field Trials of Regulated Genetically Engineered Plants.

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Gene Drive: 21st Century Genetic Control of Agricultural and Public Health Pests

Vancouver, Canada

Dr. Andrew Roberts, Deputy Executive Director, delivered the presentation Environmental Risk Assessment of Gene Drive Insects at the Section Symposium: Gene Drive: 21st Century Genetic Control of Agricultural and Public Health Pests, which took place during the 2018 Entomology Society of America Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada.

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Environmental Risk Assessment of Genetically Modified Crops and Insects: Lessons Learned from the Past and Next Steps in a Changing World

Vancouver, Canada

Dr. Andrew Roberts, Deputy Executive Director, delivered the presentation The Global Perspective on ERA Regulations for GE Crops and Insects at the Section Symposium: Environmental Risk Assessment of Genetically Modified Crops and Insects: Lessons Learned from the Past and Next Steps in a Changing World, which took place during the 2018 Entomology Society of America Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada.

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			Overview		
			Agenda		
				Overview
				

In the final two decades of the 20th Century, Bangladesh engaged in research in plant biotechnology, beginning with plant tissue culture. Seeing the potential to improve existing crops against various constraints, research soon continued to genetic transformation. Since then, research to develop genetically engineered (GE) crops has progressed rapidly, both at public and private research institutes, as well as universities. Considering modern biotechnology’s potential contribution to enhancing food and nutritional security, management of biotechnology has become a major issue. In light of this, the government of Bangladesh has taken several commendable steps and has developed a regulatory regime through the Biosafety Guidelines (2006), the National Biosafety Framework (2007), the Bangladesh Biosafety Rules (2012), the Guidelines for Food Safety Assessment of GE Foods (2012), and the Environmental Risk Assessment Guidelines for GE Plants (2014).

Currently, many public research institutions, individually or in collaboration with foreign research partners, have been developing GE crops in Bangladesh. One of the successful examples of collaborative research is Bt brinjal, which got approved by the government of Bangladesh on October 30, 2013 for “limited cultivation” in the field. Since 2014, this trait has been cultivated commercially for human consumption, making Bangladesh a pioneer in the arena of GE food crop commercialization. Many other crops are now ready to be assessed or already in the pipeline for performance evaluation. To support such activities, the government of Bangladesh has developed several documents, such as the Standard Operation Protocols (SOPs) for Confined Field Trial, the Data Recording Formats for CFT, and the Manual for Confined Field Trial, etc.

Institutional Biosafety Officers (IBO) need to perform their activities in accordance with these documents. It is therefore crucial to understand these guiding documents and create space to learn from and support each other through collective learning, collaboration, and networking. Against the backdrop of continued developments in both research and regulation for biosafety in Bangladesh, the South Asia Biosafety Program (SABP) arranged a day-long workshop in Dhaka on February 14, 2019 to initiate a collaboration in partnership with the Institutional Biosafety Officers (IBOs) and researchers of relevant institutions involved in GE research in Bangladesh and to establish a network of practitioners who can exchange experiences and knowledge about best practices for ensuring biosafety during the research and development of GE plants. This program was modeled after similar efforts organized by SABP and the Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR).

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The 2019 ILSI Annual Meeting is a premiere gathering of scientists from around the world. The primary focus of the meeting is to learn about new food safety and nutrition science and identify areas where ILSI can have an impact on public health. This multidisciplinary meeting is an opportunity for experts from all sectors to collaborate and share knowledge.

Poster Abstracts

Poster Abstract Submissions Have Closed

ILSI invites poster abstracts for the 2019 ILSI Science Symposium ‘A Brave New World in Nutrition & Food Safety: Applying New Technologies and Paradigms in Nutrition & Food Safety’ in Clearwater, Florida, USA, January 10-11, 2019.

The 2019 ILSI Science Symposium will include six scientific sessions in addition to the poster session.

Submission Deadline: EXTENDED! Friday, 9 November by 11:59 p.m. Eastern.

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Location

The 2019 ILSI Annual Meeting & Science Symposium will be held at the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach located at 100 Coronado Dr, Clearwater, FL 

 

 

 

Hotels

Hilton Clearwater Beach & Spa

727.461.3222, 400 Mandalay Ave. Clearwater, FL 33767

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Clearwater Beach

727.218.1090, 309 Coronado Dr. Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Residence Inn by Marriott Clearwater Beach

727.218.1088, 309 Coronado Dr. Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Pier House 60 Marina Hotel

727.683.0002, 101 Coronado Dr. Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Local Area Information

On Site Dining

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The Science Symposium includes presentations on new technologies in the following thematic areas:

Food Safety

Diet & Activity Assessment

Novel Foods

Food Processing and Waste

Keynote Speakers

Karl Friedl, PhD

Senior Physiology Research Scientist, U.S. Army

New Technologies and the Fifth Industrial Revolution: What Does This Mean for Research and Advancement in Nutrition Science and Health Promotion?

11 January | 8:00 am

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Lex M. Bouter, PhD

Professor of Methodology and Integrity, Amsterdam University Medical Centers and Free University of Amsterdam

New Developments in Research Integrity

12 January | 2:00 pm

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John Floros, PhD

President, New Mexico State University

Science Breakthroughs to Advance Food and Agricultural Research By 2030

12 January | 8:00 am

John's Bio View Presentation Watch the Video

Elliot Roth

CEO & Founder, Spira Inc.

Infinite Food with Microbes - How Microbes May Hold the Solution for Feeding the World in a Sustainable, Healthy Way

12 January | 8:00 am

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Science Symposium

New Technology for Improving Accuracy in Food Intake and Physical Activity Assessment

Thursday January 10 | 8:00 - 10:40 am

This session will explore advances in technologies and tools to improve accuracy of food intake and physical activity assessment with a global perspective.  Speakers will consider the availability of new technologies for application in developing countries, as well as first world countries, for health promotion and improvement of public health.

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New Technologies and Approaches in Microbiota Research for Managing Food Safety

Thursday January 10 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

This session will examine innovations in food safety employing transformational technologies and approaches in animal microbiota research to combat pathogens in the food supply impacting human health.

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How Can New Technology Impact Research Studies?

Thursday January 10 | 2:30 - 4:45 pm

This session will explore novel approaches and new technologies in study design, beyond traditional analytical methods and design.

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New Technologies and Applications in Food Science

Friday January 11 | 8:00 - 10:30 am

This session will present new technologies in food science for the development of new foods and ingredients, innovations beyond preservation, and applications for food safety, in response to consumer demands, needs and expectations.

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Novel Foods and the Future: Opportunities, Challenges and Exploring the Path Forward for New Technologies

Friday January 11 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

This session will explore the potential benefits and accompanying challenges of the latest new technologies to create novel foods and ingredients.

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Food Processing & Food Waste: State of Technology

Friday January 11 | 2:30 - 4:30 pm

This session will explore opportunities through new technologies for reducing food waste.

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Malaspina International Scholars

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Daniel Garrido, PhD

Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

ILSI South Andean

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Emmanuel Herrera González, MA

National University, Costa Rica

ILSI Mesoamerica

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Ji Yeon Kim, PhD

Seoul National University of Science and Technology

ILSI Korea

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Lindiwe Julia Ncube, PhD

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

ILSI South Africa

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Dunyaporn Trachootham, PhD

Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University

ILSI Southeast Asia Region

Barakatun Nisak Mohd Yusof 4

Barakatun Nisak Binti Mohd Yusof, PhD

Universiti Putra Malaysia

ILSI Southeast Asia Region

More information about the Malaspina International Scholars Awards Program >

Why Attend

ILSI’s mission is to provide science that improves human health and well-being and safeguards the environment. There is no substitute for the in-person engagement that has come to define ILSI’s Annual Meetings. Each year, we join scientific colleagues from academia, government, industry, and civil society for state-of-the-science symposia, keynote lectures, networking events, and ILSI branch meetings.

 

Learning Opportunities
Get the latest information in new technologies and innovations for diet and activity assessment, study design, food safety, novel foods, and food processing & waste. The scientific program at the ILSI Annual Meeting is relevant for all experts in the food safety and nutrition communities.

Networking  
Nothing beats the value of interacting with colleagues in-person. ILSI brings scientific thought leaders together from all sectors, allowing for face-to-face discussion and collaboration to solve and identify some of the biggest challenges facing the food safety and nutrition community. 

Perspective
Attending ILSI Annual Meetings allows participants to take a step back and look at challenges in nutrition, food safety, and health through the viewpoint of colleagues that they don't engage with normally.

Leadership
Attending ILSI Annual Meetings allows participants to draw attention to challenges that not everyone is aware of.  It is a chance to connect with other experts and take a leadership role while using the resources and network provided by the unique ILSI platform.

Join the conversation on social media #ILSI2019

Questions? Email annualmeeting@ilsi.org

2018

The 2018 ILSI Annual Meeting was held in Southampton, Bermuda January 20-23, 2018.

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2015

The 2015 ILSI Annual Meeting was held in Chandler, Arizona, USA January 16-21, 2015.

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2017

The 2017 ILSI Annual Meeting was held in La Jolla, California, USA January 20-25, 2017.

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2014

The 2014 ILSI Annual Meeting was held in Southampton, Bermuda
January 17-22, 2014.

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2016

The 2016 ILSI Annual Meeting was held in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA January 22-27, 2016.

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2013

The 2013 ILSI Annual Meeting was held in Miami, Florida, USA
January 18-23, 2013.

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Biotech Consortium India Ltd. and the ILSI Research Foundation co-organized the 7th Training Workshop for Institutional Biosafety Officers on Confined Field Trials of Genetically Engineered Plants on December 10-11 in New Delhi. The workshop, part of ICAR’s Program on Biosafety Compliance and Readiness, provided training to 20 participants, including institutional biosafety officers and scientists engaged in the development of GE plants under the ICAR Network Project of Transgenics in Crops.

Agenda

December 10, 2018

December 11, 2018

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December 10, 2018

Welcome and Introductions
Dr. Vibha Ahuja, Chief General Manager, Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL)

Opening Remarks
Dr. N.K. Singh, Project Director, National Research Center on Plant Biotechnology (NRCPB) and Coordinator, ICAR Network Project of Transgenics in Crops (NPTC)

Overview of the Program
Dr. Andrew Roberts, Deputy Executive Director, ILSI Research Foundation

Session 1: Regulatory Framework and Guidelines for the Conduct of CFTs

Regulatory framework for CFTs of GE Crops
Dr. Vibha Ahuja, Chief General Manager, Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL)

Guidelines for the Conduct of Confined Field Trials of Regulated, GE Plants
Dr. Vibha Ahuja, Chief General Manager, Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL)

Exercise 1: Workbook Questions on CFT Regulations and Guidelines

Q&A and Review of Session 1

Session 2: Application and Conduct of CFTs for GE Plants

Application for Seeking Permission for Confined Field Trials of Regulated GE Plants
Dr. Vibha Ahuja, Chief General Manager, Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL)

Exercise 2: Using Plant Biology Documents to Complete Part E of CFT Applications

Interactive Walkthrough: Annotations to the CFT Application Form
Dr. Andrew Roberts, Deputy Executive Director, ILSI Research Foundation

Conducting a CFT: Handling Material, Maintaining Isolation, Harvest, and Termination
Dr. Andrew Roberts, Deputy Executive Director, ILSI Research Foundation

Exercise 3: Workbook Questions on Conducting a CFT

December 11, 2018

Session 2: Application and Conduct of CFTs for GE Plants (continued)

Demonstrating Compliance with Regulatory Requirements
Dr. Vibha Ahuja, Chief General Manager, Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL)

Interactive Walkthrough: Recording Formats
Dr. Vibha Ahuja, Chief General Manager, Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL)

Non-Compliance and Corrective Actions for CFTs
Dr. Andrew Roberts, Deputy Executive Director, ILSI Research Foundation

Exercise 4: Workbook Questions on Compliance

Open Discussion

Adjournment 

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Dr. Andrew Roberts, Deputy Executive Director, delivered the presentation Environmental Risk Assessment of Gene Drive Insects at the Section Symposium: Gene Drive: 21st Century Genetic Control of Agricultural and Public Health Pests, which took place during the 2018 Entomology Society of America Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada.

More detailed information about the session is available on the Entomological Society of America website

Agenda

Abstract & Presentation

Agenda

Introductory Remarks
David A. O'Brochta, Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (Organizer)
Blair D. Siegfried, University of Florida (Organizer)
Scott T. O'Neal, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Moderator)
Peter D. Jensen, Monsanto Company (Moderator)

Natural Selfish Genetic Elements and Gene Drive - Their Relevance to Evolution
Gerald S. Wilkinson, University of Maryland
Kimberly Paczolt, University of Maryland
Josephine Reinhardt, University of New York

Engineered Gene Drives - Types and Mechanisms
Omar Akbari, University of California, San Diego

Gene Drives for Public Health - Modifying Vector Populations
Rebeca Carballar-Lejarazú, University of California, Irvine

Gene Drive Performance - Insights from Modeling
Alun Lloyd, North Carolina State University

Gene Drives for Agricultural Insect Control
Max Scott, North Carolina State University

Ethics, Social, and Community Considerations Raised by Gene Drives
Claudia Emerson and Aaron Roberts, McMaster University

Environmental Risk Assessment of Gene Drive Insects
Andrew F. Roberts, ILSI Research Foundation

Gene Drives for Public Health - Suppressing Vector Populations
Austin Burt, Imperial College of London
Tony Nolan, Imperial College of London

Abstract & Presentation

Environmental Risk Assessment of Gene Drive Insects
Andrew F. Roberts, ILSI Research Foundation

The potential to use gene drive mechanisms to address intractable public health problems caused by vector-borne diseases has been of interest to scientists for decades, but recent advances in molecular biology have brought this idea closer to feasibility and consequently into the public consciousness. To begin discussions in Africa that will facilitate the consideration of potential future use of gene drive technologies to control malaria, the New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD) organized a series of regional consultations taking place in 2016-2018. Drawing from his experience in facilitating problem formulation exercises at these consultations, as well as other sources, I will share some of my own conclusions about the utility (and the necessity) of applying an organized scoping process like problem formulation to better inform the risk assessment process, especially as it relates to new technologies or new uses of technology. I will also review commonly identified assessment endpoints that can provide guidance to future risk assessments for gene drive mosquitoes. These include potential alterations to vectorial capacity that might impact human or animal health, the potential for aquatic larvae to influence water quality, and the potential for harm resulting from altered ecosystem interactions.

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Dr. Andrew Roberts, Deputy Executive Director, delivered the presentation The Global Perspective on ERA Regulations for GE Crops and Insects at the Section Symposium: Environmental Risk Assessment of Genetically Modified Crops and Insects - Lessons Learned from the Past and Next Steps in a Changing World, which took place during the 2018 Entomoloagy Society of America Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada.

More detailed information about the session is available on the Entomological Society of America website.

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Abstract & Presentation

Agenda

Introductory Remarks
Tony Shelton, Cornell University (Organizer)
Jörg Romeis, Agroscope (Organizer)
Ana Maria Velez, University of Nebraska (Organizer)

Evolution of Environmental Risk Assessment for GM Crops
Paul Jepson, Oregon State University

Assessing the Risk of Bt Crops to Arthropod Natural Enemies: A Tri-Trophic Perspective
Steven Naranjo, USDA - ARS
Tony Shelton, Cornell University
Junce Tian, Zhejiang University
Jörg Romeis, Agroscope
Richard Hellmich, USDA - ARS

Systematically Reviewing Non-Target Effects of Bt Maize on Arthropods in Field Studies: Pitfalls and Opportunities of Meta-Analysis
Michael Meissle, Agroscope
Steven Naranjo, USDA - ARS
Jörg Romeis, Agroscope

Risk Assessment of RNAi and Gene Editing in Pest Management
Ana Velez, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Gene Drive: An Overview for Pest Management
Timothy Harvey-Samuel, Pirbright Institute

Role of Population Modification in the Malaria Eradication Agenda
Anthony James and Rebeca Carballar-Lejarazú, University of California, Irvine

The US System for Regulating GE Organisms in Agriculture
Lisa Knolhoff, USDA - APHIS

The Global Perspective on ERA Regulations for GE Crops and Insects
Andrew F. Roberts, ILSI Research Foundation

The Cornell-Oxitec Project: The First Release of Self-Limiting Insects in North America
Tony Shelton, Cornell University
Neil Morrison, Oxitec Ltd.

Fall Armyworm in Africa: Can GE Technologies Be Part of the Solution?
Joseph E. Huesing and Regina Eddy, United States Agency for International Development

Biological Control of Human Diseases and Crop Pests with GM Insects
Brad Shurdut, Intrexon Corporation
Neil Morrison, Oxitec Ltd.
Catherine Reavey, Oxitec Ltd.

Managing GM Crop Dominated Landscapes: Case of the Monarch Butterfly
Richard Hellmich, USDA - ARS

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Abstract & Presentation

The Global Perspective on ERA Regulations for GE Crops and Insects
Andrew F. Roberts, ILSI Research Foundation

Global experience with environmental risk assessment (ERA) for genetically engineered (GE) organisms has focused almost exclusively on considerations for GE crops. Up until now, only a small number of cases featuring a handful of other organisms (including trees, fish, microorganisms and insects) have received regulatory ERA for release to the environment. However, new and emerging technologies are bringing GE insects into the spotlight. This talk will review the current global experience with regulatory ERA of GE insects, identify relevant international treaties (such as the Convention on Biological Diversity and its Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety), and offer some insight on how regulatory ERA for GE insects is likely to move forward as these technologies are deployed around the world.

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In the final two decades of the 20th Century, Bangladesh engaged in research in plant biotechnology, beginning with plant tissue culture. Seeing the potential to improve existing crops against various constraints, research soon continued to genetic transformation. Since then, research to develop genetically engineered (GE) crops has progressed rapidly, both at public and private research institutes, as well as universities. Considering modern biotechnology’s potential contribution to enhancing food and nutritional security, management of biotechnology has become a major issue. In light of this, the government of Bangladesh has taken several commendable steps and has developed a regulatory regime through the Biosafety Guidelines (2006), the National Biosafety Framework (2007), the Bangladesh Biosafety Rules (2012), the Guidelines for Food Safety Assessment of GE Foods (2012), and the Environmental Risk Assessment Guidelines for GE Plants (2014).

Currently, many public research institutions, individually or in collaboration with foreign research partners, have been developing GE crops in Bangladesh. One of the successful examples of collaborative research is Bt brinjal, which got approved by the government of Bangladesh on October 30, 2013 for “limited cultivation” in the field. Since 2014, this trait has been cultivated commercially for human consumption, making Bangladesh a pioneer in the arena of GE food crop commercialization. Many other crops are now ready to be assessed or already in the pipeline for performance evaluation. To support such activities, the government of Bangladesh has developed several documents, such as the Standard Operation Protocols (SOPs) for Confined Field Trial, the Data Recording Formats for CFT, and the Manual for Confined Field Trial, etc.

Institutional Biosafety Officers (IBO) need to perform their activities in accordance with these documents. It is therefore crucial to understand these guiding documents and create space to learn from and support each other through collective learning, collaboration, and networking. Against the backdrop of continued developments in both research and regulation for biosafety in Bangladesh, the South Asia Biosafety Program (SABP) arranged a day-long workshop in Dhaka on February 14, 2019 to initiate a collaboration in partnership with the Institutional Biosafety Officers (IBOs) and researchers of relevant institutions involved in GE research in Bangladesh and to establish a network of practitioners who can exchange experiences and knowledge about best practices for ensuring biosafety during the research and development of GE plants. This program was modeled after similar efforts organized by SABP and the Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR).

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