IUNS 20th International Congress of Nutrition (ICN) 2013

Granada, Spain
15/09/2013 – 20/09/2013


ILSI Europe was present at the IUNS 20th International Congress of Nutrition (ICN) 2013 in Granada, Spain.


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ILSI Europe took part in the following events:

  • Session 'Biomarkers of response to nutrition interventions'. How to use brain imaging techniques in nutrition intervention studies? Is there any limitation? The selection and application of biomarkers of inflammation in nutrition studies were described.
  • Oral presentation 'Towards nutrition guidelines for maternal and infant nutrition to influence long-term health of the offspring': the past and future of ILSI Europe work on metabolic imprinting. The oral presentation was given by Dr Ricardo Rueda (Abbott Nutrition, Spain).

ILSI Europe in collaboration with 5 other ILSI branches supported the following sessions:

  • Session 'Food Allergy'. This session provided an overview of the global effort that had been undertaken to review new low-dose data and tools for quantitative risk assessment.
  • Session 'Energy Balance and Active Living'. The session focused on the influence of diet and food consumption on energy balance, as well as the influence of physical activity on energy balance, which goes beyond the measurement of energy expenditure. Societal, environmental, and individual approaches to making physical activity more common for more people more of the were presented.
  • Session 'Micronutrient Fortification - Science and Strategies for Public Health Improvement in Asia'. ILSI and ILSI Asia branches conducted studies to establish the scientific underpinnings for national food fortification initiatives and programs in several Asian countries. What are the scientific outcomes? What are the lessons learnt on administrative policy and business strategy adopted by the stakeholders?


Session "Biomarkers of Response to Nutrition Interventions"
Understanding Brain Imaging and Translating Outcomes: Structural and Functional MRI Techniques
Stéphane V. Sizonenko, Faculty of Medicine in Geneva, CH

Applying Structural Magnetic Resonance Brain Imaging in Nutrition Studies: Uses and Limitations
Kristine B. Walhovd, University of Oslo, NO

Preliminary results presented at ICN have been removed from the presentation. For more information on these preliminary data, please contact Dr Kristine Walhovd at k.b.walhovd@psykologi.uio.no.

A Consideration of Biomarkers to be Used for Evaluation of Inflammation in Human Nutritional Studies
Philip C. Calder, Southampton General Hospital, UK

New Metablolomic Strategies in Clinical Nutrition Research: from Diet to Revealing Disease Risk Biomarkers
Cristina Andres-Lacueva, University of Barcelona, ES (not available)

Towards Nutrition Guidelines for Maternal and Infant Nutrition to Influence Long-Term Health of the Offspring
Ricardo Rueda, Abbott Nutrition, ES

Session "Food Allergy"
Introduction to ILSI's Food Allergy Programs at the Different Branches
Diána Bánáti, ILSI Europe, BE

Allergens Prevalence
Clare E. Mills, Institute of Inflammation and Repain, University of Manchester, UK

Probalistic Risk Assessment in Setting Allergen Thresholds
Steve Taylor, University of Nebraska, US

The Consumer Perpective - Living with Uncertainty
Audrey Dunn Galvin, University College Cork, IE

Protein Allergenicity
Gregory Ladics, DuPont Pioneer, US

Session "Energy Balance and Active Living"
Introduction and Welcome
James Hill and Prof. Marcela González-Gross

Perspective on the Influence of Diet/Food Consumption on Energy Balance
Gregorio Varela Moreiras, Facultad de Farmacia (Universidad CEU San Pablo) Madrid, President of the Spanish Nutrition Foundation (FEN)

Complexity of Methodologies for Studying Energy Balance
David Allison, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Physical Activity: Impact on Morbidity and Mortality
Steven Blair, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, US

Perspective on the Influence of Physical Activity on Energy Balance
John Blundell, University of Leeds, UK


Exhibition Posters

Scientific Posters


In parallel to ICN 2013, ILSI Europe also organised a workshop on Low-grade Inflammation. More information here.

More information on the event website: icn2013.com.