ILSI Europe’s Annual Symposium 2019

ILSI Europe's Annual Symposium 2019
Brussels, Belgium

Background & Purpose
Targeted to a multidisciplinary network of experts in food, nutrition and health, the 2019 Annual Symposium featured 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 was 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.

To download the ILSI Europe's Annual Symposium 2019 booklet, please click here.

Welcome note
Prof. Wim Saris (University of Maastricht, NL President of ILSI Europe)

Session 1: ILSI Europe’s contribution to European Union Research & Innovation
The Future of European Research – Horizon Europe (Dr Barend Verachtert, European Commission - DG RTD, BE)
Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life (Dr Wilke Van Ansem, JPI HDHL, NL)
Integrated Approaches to Food Allergen and Allergy Risk Management - iFAAM (Prof. Clare Mills, University of Manchester, UK)
Fostering Integration and Transformation for Food 2030 - FIT4FOOD2030 (Prof. Jacqueline Broerse, Vrije University Amsterdam, NL)

Session 2: ILSI Europe - Advancing Science in Nutrition and Food Safety
Integrated Approach to Replace Animal Research in Food Safety and Nutrition Studies (Dr Katrin Schütte, European Commission - DG Environment, BE)
Nutrition for the Ageing Brain: Moving Towards Clinical Applications (Dr David Vauzour, University of East Anglia, UK)
Gestational Diabetes and Diet (Prof. Helen Murphy, University of East Anglia, UK)

Session 3: Emerging Topics
Microplastics (Dr Thomas Gude, Swiss Quality Testing Services (SQTS), CH)
History and Implementation of the Nutri-Score (Dr Chantal Julia, Université Paris 13, FR)
Food Fraud and Food Quality (Prof. Franz Ulberth, European Commission - Joint Research Centre, BE)
Sustainability and Recycling in Packaging (Dr Marco Lucisano, Research Institutes of Sweden, SE)

Registration and Payment
Online registrations are subject to a registration fee and can be made by clicking here.
• Academia and Public Sector: €160
• Industry Registrant from a Member Company: €160
• Industry Registrant from a non-Member Company: €250

The registration fee covers:
• Admission to the symposium
• Symposium booklet
• Welcome dinner on 2 April 2019
• Buffet lunch and refreshments served during the conference on 3 April 2019

Registration and payment of registration fee should be made by credit card prior to the event by 20 March 2019.

Cancellation Policy
For registrations, all cancellations should be made in writing to Mr Hugo Costa, Cancellations received by 28 February 2019 will be refunded minus €70 handling charges. Cancellations received after 28 February 2019 will not be refunded.
For hotel reservations, cancellations received after 28 February 2019 will be charged in full. Substitutions of hotel reservations or registration are accepted if made in writing to Mr Hugo Costa.

Venue and Accommodation
The event will be held at:
The Crowne Plaza Brussels – Le Palace
3 Rue Gineste
BE – 1210 Brussels
Tel : +32 2 203 62 00

The Crowne Plaza Brussels – Le Palace is a 4-star hotel ideally located at the Place Rogier in the centre of Brussels.

A number of standard guestrooms have been pre-booked at special rates in the Crowne Plaza Brussels – Le Palace.
Rate Single Room: €153.24/night
Rate Double Room: €168.24/night
Rates include buffet breakfast, free access to WiFi and to the fitness centre, €4.24 city tax and 6% VAT.

Please note that if you are travelling by car, all cars need to be registered to enter Brussels.
For more information, please visit here.

For further information on the Symposium Programme
Dr Matthieu Flourakis, +32 2 775 91 42 –