ILSI Europe hosts, sponsors, and co-organizes a variety of scientific events. These include independent symposia; workshops; hands-on scientific training; and sessions held as part of the program of larger scientific and professional meetings.
Adverse outcome pathways (AOPs) are designed to provide a clear-cut mechanistic representation of critical toxicological effects that propagate over different layers of biological organization from the initial interaction of a chemical with a molecular target to an adverse outcome at the individual or population level. Adverse outcome pathways are currently gaining momentum, especially in view of their many potential applications as pragmatic tools in the fields of toxicology, and risk and safety assessment. However, to date there has been little focus on food additives and how AOPs can be used as part of their risk and safety assessments.
The research project SUSFANS addresses ‘Metrics, Models and Foresight for European Sustainable Food and Nutrition Security’. Funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme, SUSFANS involves 16 organisations for delivering and disseminating research. SUSFANS’ overall objective is to build a conceptual framework, an evidence base and analytical tools for underpinning EU-wide food policies with respect to their impact on consumer diet and their implications for nutrition and public health in the EU, the environment, the competitiveness of the EU agri-food sectors, and global food and nutrition security.
Targeted to a multidisciplinary network of experts in food, nutrition and health, the 2019 Annual Symposium will feature presentations by leading experts on three major themes: ILSI Europe’s contribution to EU projects, key scientific projects as well as future emerging topics that could be tackled by ILSI Europe.
The aim is to gain insight in the addressed topics, better understand the issues at stake and identify existing and future challenges that ILSI Europe could proactively tackle by fostering public-private collaboration.