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Objective

While the rates of overweight and obesity are growing in low-, middle- and high-income countries due to overconsumption of calories and physical inactivity, persistent rates of micronutrient deficiencies exist across many populations. These growing public health challenges require unique interventions across many settings. The ILSI Research Foundation is committed to improving nutrition and health through cross-disciplinary research, with a particular focus on improving the accessibility of food composition and dietary intake data, open data and methods harmonization, and the drivers of food choice.

Collaborators & Partners

Crop Composition Working Group, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, University of Florida, International Food Policy Research Institute, University of Arkansas, University of Illinois, World Agricultural Economic and Environmental Services, and Washington State University

Current Programs

The ILSI Research Foundation's active programs related to sustainable nutrition security include:

Fruit & Vegetable Supply Chains: Climate Adaptation & Mitigation Opportunities

The ILSI Research Foundation is co-leading a project that will help the US maintain a nutritious, reliable, affordable, and environmentally-sound food supply.

Crop Composition Database

The ILSI Rese.arch Foundation’s CCDB is a curated, open resource that provides data on the natural variability in the nutritional composition (e.g., nutrients, anti-nutrients, and secondary metabolites) of key crop species.

World Nutrient Databases for Dietary Studies

The ILSI Research Foundation has compiled a catalogue of national, regional, and international food composition databases used for dietary assessments. This interactive, online resource is available to the public.

Past Work

The ILSI Research Foundation's concluded projects in the area of sustainable nutrition security include:

Resources

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.

Read more

40th National Nutrient Databank Conference

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Dr. Morven McLean delivered a presentation about the ILSI Research Foundation’s World Nutrient Databases for Dietary Studies (WNDDS) at the 40th National Nutrient Databank Conference (NNDC).

Read more

Mechanistic Crop Modeling and Life-Cycle Assessment Modeling Workshops

Gainesville, FL, USA

Two workshops for the Climate Adaptation and Mitigation in Fruit and Vegetable Supply Chains project were held at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Workshop participants included scientists and extension specialists from the ILSI Research Foundation, University of Florida, University of Arkansas, Washington State University, and the World Agricultural Economic and Environmental Services.

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2018 ILSI Annual Meeting

Southampton, Bermuda

Register today for ILSI’s 2018 Annual Meeting in Southampton, Bermuda

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			Overview		
			Poster Abstracts		
			Location		
			Social Media		
				Overview
				

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.

More information.

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

Social Media

Join the Conversation!

Follow @ILSI_Global on Twitter to see live tweets during the event! #ILSI2019

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

Karl's Bio View Presentation Watch the Video

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

Lex's Bio Watch the Video

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

Elliot's Bio View Presentation Watch the Video

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.

More Information >

Watch the Videos

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.

More Information >

Watch the Videos

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.

More Information >

Watch the Videos

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.

More Information >

Watch the Videos

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.

More Information >

Watch the Videos

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.

More Information >

Watch the Videos

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.

View the Presentations

2015

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

View the Presentations

2017

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

View the Presentations

2014

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

View the Presentations

2016

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

View the Presentations

2013

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

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Dr. Morven McLean delivered a presentation about the ILSI Research Foundation's World Nutrient Databases for Dietary Studies (WNDDS) at the 40th National Nutrient Databank Conference (NNDC). The conference is held bi-annually to foster communication among nutrient database generators and users. This year, it took place at the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Policy Conference Center.

Participation was open to researchers from academia, the food industry, government, and other interested parties. More information is available on the NNDC website.

The World Nutrient Databases for Dietary Studies

New Information Portal about Food Composition Databases and Tables

Download the Presentation

Designed with researchers, dietitians, students, government officials, and database managers in mind, WNDDS is a curated clearinghouse for information about food composition databases and tables, providing an online, publicly accessible and valuable reference tool for researchers and other stakeholders interested in food composition data. WNDDS serves to aide users in their initial assessment of the scope and depth of nutritional composition data available for certain countries and regions.

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The 2nd Annual Workshop for the Climate Adaptation and Mitigation in Fruit and Vegetable Supply Chains project was held at the Clore Center in Prosser, Washington. Workshop participants included scientists and extension specialists from the University of Florida, ILSI Research Foundation, Washington State University, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), University of Arkansas, University of Illinois, and World Agricultural Economic and Environmental Services (WAEES).

Co-led by the University of Florida and ILSI Research Foundation, the multi-organization team was awarded a four-year grant by the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA/NIFA) last year. The team will be using various forms of modeling to study US fruit and vegetable supply chains, with a focus on climate adaptation and mitigation opportunities.

Agenda

Monday, June 23, 2018

Pre-Meeting on Life Cycle Assessment Modeling with Washington State University Extension Personnel
Session Lead(s): Mr. Chad Kruger and Ms. Kirti Rajagopalan

Tour of Hartley Produce's Packing Facility and Nearby Fields
Session Lead(s): Mr. Chad Kruger and Ms. Kirti Rajagopalan

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Crop Modeling Update on Year 1 Crops
Session Lead(s): Dr. Senthold Asseng and Dr. Claudio Stöckle

Discussion about the CO2 Fertilization Effect
Session Lead(s): Mr. Tim Sulser and Dr. Claudio Stöckle

First Annual Report to NIFA
Session Lead(s): Dr. Dave Gustafson

Communications Overview
Session Lead(s): Ms. Layla Tarar 

Integrated Scientific Publication Strategy
Session Lead(s): Dr. Morven McLean

Plan for Integrated Modeling of Year 1 Crops
Session Lead(s): Dr. Dave Gustafson, Dr. John Kruse, Dr. Greg Thoma, Mr. Tim Sulser

Proposed Strategy for Crop Modeling of Year 2 Crops
Session Lead(s): Dr. Dave Gustafson and Dr. Senthold Asseng

Review of Outcomes from the Pre-Meeting
Session Lead(s): Mr. Chad Kruger and Ms. Kirti Rajagopalan

University of Florida Extension Updates and New Stakeholder Engagement Opportunities
Session Lead(s): Dr. Kati Migliaccio

Discussions about Expanding the Current Project and Preview of the AGCI Workshop
Session Lead(s): Dr. Dave Gustafson

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Brief Introductions with Representatives from the Washington State Wine Commission
Session Lead(s): Mr. Chad Kruger

Project Overview
Session Lead(s): Dr. Dave Gustafson and Dr. Senthold Asseng

Overview of Current Washington State Wine Commission Research Priorities
Session Lead(s): Mr. Rick Hamman

Discussion of Possible Areas for Future Collaboration
Session Lead(s): Mr. Chad Kruger 

Vineyard Tour with an Emphasis on Resource Use Efficiency
Session Lead(s): Mr. Kevin Corliss

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Preferred Source(s) of County-Level Water Availability Data
Session Lead(s): Dr. Greg Thoma, Dr. Ranjan Parajuli, Dr. John Kruse, and Mr. Tim Sulser

Project Assessment and Action Items
Session Lead(s): Dr. Dave Gustafson and Dr. Senthold Asseng

Advisory Committee and Stakeholder Engagement Opportunities
Session Lead(s): Dr. Dave Gustafson

Washington State University Extension Updates
Session Lead(s): Ms. Kirti Rajagopalan

Project Timeline and Crop Prioritization
Session Lead(s): Dr. Dave Gustafson and Dr. Senthold Asseng

Integrated Paper Working Session
Session Lead(s): Dr. Greg Thoma

Participants from the Project

Senthold

Dr. Senthold Asseng

University of Florida

Dave Gustafson

Dr. Dave Gustafson

ILSI Research Foundation

Gerrit Hoogenboom (UFL)

Dr. Gerrit Hoogenboom

University of Florida

Tina

Ms. Tina Karimi

Washington State University

Chad

Mr. Chad Kruger

Washington State University

John

Dr. John Kruse

WAEES

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Dr. Morven McLean

ILSI Research Foundation

Kati

Dr. Kati Migliaccio

University of Florida

Ranjan Parajuli

Dr. Ranjan Parajuli

University of Arkansas

Kirti

Ms. Kirti Rajagopalan

Washington State University

Washington State University

Dr. Claudio Stöckle

Washington State University

Tim_edited

Mr. Tim Sulser

IFPRI

ILSI Research Foundation Staff Layla Tarar

Ms. Layla Tarar

ILSI Research Foundation

Greg

Dr. Greg Thoma

University of Arkansas

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Two workshops for the Climate Adaptation and Mitigation in Fruit and Vegetable Supply Chains project were held at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Workshop participants included scientists and extension specialists from the ILSI Research Foundation, University of Florida, University of Arkansas, Washington State University, and World Agricultural Economic and Environmental Services.

Overview

February 21: Integration of Mechanistic Crop & LCA Modeling

One of the project's unique aspects is the integration of mechanistic crop modeling with life-cycle assessment (LCA) modeling. This day-long workshop provided an opportunity for participants from both the mechanistic crop modeling and LCA modeling teams to identify and harmonize specific data items across the models. Action items that required post workshop follow-up were identified, and a summary of workshop outcomes was prepared and shared with the full project team.

February 22: Identification of Data Sources for LCA Modeling

The development of comprehensive LCA models across entire supply chains for the project’s target crops (potatoes, tomatoes, oranges, green beans, strawberries, sweet corn, carrots, and spinach) is essential to the project. This required the identification of data sources describing all key processes throughout the various supply chains. This day-long workshop provided an opportunity for the LCA modeling team to meet with supply chain experts in person. In addition to identifying necessary data sources, other beneficial outcomes included: (1) creating broad regional awareness about the project; (2) receiving broad stakeholder input; (3) connecting with other researchers already conducting relevant work on this topic; and (4) establishing a regional stakeholder community for future engagement.

Agenda

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Overview of LCA Modeling and Data Needs from Mechanistic Crop Models
Presenters: Dr. Greg Thoma and Dr. Ranjan Parajuli

Overview of Mechanistic Crop Modeling and Outputs
Presenter: Dr. Claudio Stöckle

Overview of Mechanistic Crop Modeling and Outputs
Presenters: Dr. Senthold Asseng, Dr. Gerrit Hoogenboom, and Dr. Chuang Zhao

Discussion Session: Units

Discussion Session: Can LCA Modeling Outputs be used by Mechanistic Crop Models?

Discussion Session: Next Steps

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Overview of Project
Presenter: Dr. Dave Gustafson

Presentations: Position, Background, and Expertise with Project Crops
Presenters: Extension Specialists and Unit Administrators invited by the Extension Team

General Overview of LCA Modeling and Data Needs for Crop Models
Presenters: Dr. Greg Thoma and Dr. Ranjan Parajuli

Discussion Session: How to Obtain Necessary Data
Discussion Leaders: Dr. Greg Thoma and Dr. Ranjan Parajuli

Hands-on Session: Data Transfer into LCA models

Discussion Session: Next Steps

Participants from the Project

Senthold

Dr. Senthold Asseng

University of Florida, Gainesville

Dave Gustafson

Dr. Dave Gustafson

ILSI Research Foundation

Gerrit Hoogenboom (UFL)

Dr. Gerrit Hoogenboom

University of Florida, Gainesville

John

Dr. John Kruse

World Agricultural Economic and Environmental Services

Kati

Dr. Kati Migliaccio

University of Florida, Gainesville

Ranjan Parajuli

Dr. Ranjan Parajuli

University of Arkansas

Washington State University

Dr. Claudio Stöckle

Washington State University

Greg

Dr. Greg Thoma

University of Arkansas

Chuang Zhao

Dr. Chuang Zhao

University of Florida, Gainesville

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The 2018 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 can have an impact on public health. This multidisciplinary meeting was an opportunity for experts from all sectors to collaborate and share knowledge. It included:

Scientific Sessions

Keynote Lectures

Branch Meetings

Networking Events

Scientific Program and Presentations

The Exposome: Challenges & Opportunities in the Study of Non-Communicable Diseases

January 21, 2018
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Keynote presentation by Paul Elliott, PhD, Imperial College, Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health will explore new insights into disease etiology and pathogenesis that can inform both lifestyle and preventative strategies.

Organized by ILSI North America

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It’s Coming, Ready or Not: Algorithms and Benefit-Cost Analysis

January 21, 2018
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Keynote presentation by Richard Williams, PhD, George Mason University will focus on how developments in nutrition and science are impacting government and private sectors as well as personalization. 

Organized by ILSI North America

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Positive-Sum Governance

January 21, 2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Keynote presentation by Andrea E. Stumpf, J.D. Principal, Structured Partnerships. 

Organized by ILSI

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Advances in Health Based Decision Making

The purpose of this session is to educate the audience about the value of health-based assessments in decision-making in comparison with endpoint or hazard-based determinations.

Organized by ILSI North America

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New Advances: Diet and Microbiome

January 22, 2018
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

This session will examine the latest science on the diet and microbiome, including advances on application and intervention for appetite and eating behavior as well as new research on infant and fetal microbiome.

Organized by ILSI North America

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Threats to the Global Food Supply

January 22, 2018
2:00 pm - 5:40 pm

This session will examine new and emerging global threats to the food chain and system including impact on supply, process, security, agricultural practices, food safety and human health.

Organized by ILSI North America

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Carbohydrates Forum 2018: A Research Paradigm for Determining the Role of Fiber in Gut Barrier Health

January 22, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Presentation by Gary Wu, PhD, University of Pennsylvania will discuss how dietary fiber affects the various components of the gut microbiota.  

Organized by ILSI North America

Science Serving Society

January 23, 2018
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

The purpose of this session is to highlight specific programs that clearly demonstrate ILSI´s significant contributions to the theme, with an emphasis on multi-year, multi-partner programs with demonstrable impact.

Organized by ILSI

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The Intersection Between Food Sustainability and Health

January 23, 2018
8:00 am - 10:00 am

This session will examine the intersection of food sustainability and health, with a look at current practices, challenges and research gaps.

Organized by ILSI North America

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Water II – Water Management for the Future

January 23, 2018
10:00 am - 12:30 am

This session will examine new and emerging technologies related to water management (including regeneration, conservation, & efficiency improvement) and the impact of these approaches on short and long-term water management and human practice. This session builds off of Water I: Pursuing a Safe & Reliable Supply presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting.

Organized by ILSI North America

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Posters

View some of the posters presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting.

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. We look forward to doing so again at the 2019 Annual Meeting, scheduled for January 10-14, in Clearwater, Florida . 

Learning Opportunities
Get the latest research in personalized nutrition, food and water safety, sustainability, and risk assessment. The scientific program at the ILSI Annual Meetings is relevant for all experts in the food safety and nutrition community. 

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.

Past Annual Meetings

View presentations from previous ILSI Annual Meetings:

2017

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

View the Presentations

2014

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

View the Presentations

2016

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

View the Presentations

2013

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

View the Presentations

2015

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

View the Presentations

2012

The 2012 ILSI Annual Meeting was held in Phoenix, Arizona, USA
January 20-25, 2012.

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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.

More information.

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

Social Media

Join the Conversation!

Follow @ILSI_Global on Twitter to see live tweets during the event! #ILSI2019

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

Karl's Bio View Presentation Watch the Video

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

Lex's Bio Watch the Video

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

Elliot's Bio View Presentation Watch the Video

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.

More Information >

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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.

More Information >

Watch the Videos

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.

More Information >

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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.

More Information >

Watch the Videos

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.

More Information >

Watch the Videos

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.

More Information >

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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.

View the Presentations

2015

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

View the Presentations

2017

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

View the Presentations

2014

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

View the Presentations

2016

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

View the Presentations

2013

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

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Seven Food System Metrics of Sustainable Nutrition Security

Sustainability considerations have been absent from most food security assessments conducted to date, despite the tremendous economic, environmental, and social implications of meeting accelerating food demand in the face of water shortages and climate change.

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¡Miranos! (Look at Us! We Are Healthy!): Home-Based and Parent Peer-Led Childhood Obesity Prevention

Parent interventions for childhood obesity prevention have traditionally experienced low participation rates or used passive methods such as newsletters. In contrast, the ¡Miranos! intervention home-based activities included parent-led face-to-face meetings delivered after school, take-home bags with educational materials, and scavenger hunt games to deliver health information to Head Start families regarding nutrition, physical activity, and healthy growth promotion for their preschooler.

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DOI: 10.3390/su8030196

Background: The world faces an escalating challenge to meet accelerating demand for sustainably-produced, nutritious food in the face of human population pressure, resource scarcity, ecosystem degradation, and climate change. As the ambitious Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) give way to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), about 795 million people globally are still without sufficient calories and at least two billion lack sufficient nutrients.  The ILSI Research Foundation has developed and published a new paper giving a unique set of metrics for measuring food system performance.  The metrics make it possible to set meaningful goals, track progress, and evaluate the potential impact of food system interventions intended to improve sustainability and human nutrition outcomes.

Abstract: Sustainability considerations have been absent from most food security assessments conducted to date, despite the tremendous economic, environmental, and social implications of meeting accelerating food demand in the face of water shortages and climate change. In addition, previous food security work has generally focused only on achieving adequate calories, rather than addressing dietary diversity and micronutrient adequacy, both of which are critical to maintaining a healthy overall nutritional status. In response to the limitations of previous assessments, a new methodology is proposed here based on the concept of “sustainable nutrition security” (SNS). This novel assessment methodology is intended to remedy both kinds of deficiencies in the previous work by defining seven metrics, each based on a combination of multiple indicators, for use in characterizing sustainable nutrition outcomes of food systems: (1) food nutrient adequacy; (2) ecosystem stability; (3) food affordability and availability; (4) sociocultural wellbeing; (5) food safety; (6) resilience; and (7) waste and loss reduction. Each of the metrics comprises multiple indicators that are combined to derive an overall score (0–100). A novel SNS assessment methodology based on these metrics can be deployed by decision-makers and investors to set meaningful goals, track progress, and evaluate the potential impact of food system interventions intended to improve sustainability and human nutrition outcomes.

Download the journal article here.

Resources

Download the metric paper news release here.

Download the 7 food system metrics of sustainable nutrition security infographic available in English or Spanish.

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