Past Events

Past Events

ILSI Europe hosts, sponsors, and co-organises a variety of scientific events. These include independent symposia, workshops, webinars, hands-on scientific trainings and sessions held as part of the program of larger scientific conferences or professional meetings.

Explore below our past events for recordings, agendas, copies of presentations, meeting summaries and other reports.

Past Events

SWEET Project final Stakeholder Event

Brussels, Belgium

Leaders of the EU SWEET Project Consortium warmly invite stakeholders from across the food system to join SWEET experts to hear about evidence around sweeteners and sweetness enhancers (S&SEs) in the context of public health and safety, obesity, and sustainability at the final SWEET Project event.

Read more

FOOD 2030: Green and resilient food systems

Brussels, Belgium

On 4 and 5 of December 2023, the European Commission will organise a conference in Brussels entitled “Food 2030: green and resilient food systems” to showcase achievements of EU food systems related projects, explore future research and innovation orientations and levers of change

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14th European Nutrition Conference – FENS 2023

Belgrade, Serbia

ILSI Europe will participate once more to the internationaly renowned European Nutrition Conference hosted by the Federation of European Nutrition Societies (FENS 2023), with four sessions and a booth.

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About the event

Probiota 2024, the leading Microbiome and must attend industry event will take place in the design capital of the world and will cover key themes running through Gut-Lung axis, Marketing insights, Personalisation, Improving skin health, Innovation with next-gen and Regulatory developments, to name a few!

NutraIngredients.com have once again brought together the best speakers from academia, industry and the regulators to provide three days of top level insights and discussions.

Probiota also offers more than just content! With ample opportunities to network and get involved, there will be live Q&A, our Wellness Programme with a morning run & walk hosted by Chr Hansen, our ever popular roundtable lunch discussions and our renowned second-night social evening which this year will be held at the Alfa Romeo Museum. In addition hear from our 2024 Probiota Pioneers and Scientific Frontiers live from the stage and meet them at the Pioneers Hub and in the Scientific Frontiers Poster Hall.

As a proud supporter of the event, ILSI Europe will join the conversation on the latest developments in microbiome research. 🌐🔬

Stop by the ILSI Europe booth! We'll be happy to present you our activities on #prebiotics#probiotics#postbiotics. Come discover how you can contribute to impactful research in these fields and collaborate with other scientists from academia, industry and public sector

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About

SWEET, a European Commission Horizon 2020 funded project, is supported by a consortium of 29 pan-European research, consumer and industry partners, who will develop and review evidence on long term benefits and potential risks involved in switching over to sweeteners and sweetness enhancers (S&SEs) in the context of public health and safety, obesity, and sustainability.

The 5 year multidisciplinary project engages stakeholders from across the food chain - consumers, patients, health professionals, scientists, policy makers, and regulators - to address the role of sweeteners in weight control, and potentially move viable products to market. Stakeholders, including consumers, patients, health professionals, scientists, policy makers, and regulators will engage in the project.

Leaders of the EU SWEET Project Consortium warmly invite stakeholders from across the food system to join SWEET experts to hear about evidence around sweeteners and sweetness enhancers (S&SEs) in the context of public health and safety, obesity, and sustainability at the final SWEET Project event.

Info and registration

Date: 18 January
Time: 12.00 - 16.30
Location:
ILSI Europe Headquarters
Av. E. Mounier 83 / B.6. B-1200 Brussels Register here Programme:
The formal session, which will present and discuss project findings, will be preceded by a light lunch and followed by a tasting of products sweeteners and sweeteness enhancers developped in the project.

More info on the detailed programme to come soon.

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About

Transforming our food systems for sustainability and resilience is pertinent and urgent to achieve our EU Green Deal goals. The food system is highly complex, characterised by uncertainty, multiple drivers, impacts and interconnected sectors, requiring trade-offs. Acting simultaneously on many fronts is the only key to success. This is why we need a systems approach to understand the challenges and to target transformational change through a coherent set of policies, initiatives, and investments. The role of Research and Innovation (R&I) policy has finally been recognised as key to unravelling the complexities and catalysing solutions.

In 2016, DG Research & Innovation launched the Food 2030 initiative, which set out an ambitious and impact-driven R&I policy framework for sustainable food systems, that is being deployed via Horizon Europe.

On 4 and 5 of December 2023, the European Commission will organise a conference in Brussels entitled "Food 2030: green and resilient food systems" to showcase achievements of EU food systems related projects, explore future research and innovation orientations and levers of change. The EC aims to convene a wide range of actors and policy makers for this in-person event, which will also be web streamed and recorded for those unable to travel.

Info and registration

  • To join in-person at the venue please apply here.
  • To follow online, sign-up to this Platform by clicking on "Register now". On the day of the event, log in and click on "Join Now" to watch the streaming sessions.

Due to space constraints and because we give importance to a diverse audience, the European Commission reserves the right to limit the number of participants from the same organisation.

Find the programme and the speakers list here.

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About

The first European Food Safety Forum will take place in Brussels on the 28 and 29 November 2023 in Brussels @ La Tricoterie.

The Forum will be organized as periodic appointment for gathering together Food Safety System actors in order to share knowledge and best practices, to discuss the Food Safety hot issues, to propose collaborations for improving the efficacy of the Food Safety policies and research in Europe. It will be held in Brussels every year, usually jointly with a European Commission event. The first edition of the Forum will present the platform and the results of the FSOLabs.

Strategies, roadmaps and recommendations delivered by the project will be then validated at institutional level ensuring their alignment with EU Food Safety policies, and enhancing the harmonization of Horizon 2020 Associated Countries and neighbor countries policies with the European ones. The organization of the European Food Safety Forum will take into account the best innovative models of breakout sessions to make the participatory process more effective

Info and registration

Learn more and register here.

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ILSI Europe will participate once more to the internationaly renowned European Nutrition Conference hosted by the Federation of European Nutrition Societies (FENS 2023), with four sessions and a boothMore details to come soon.

1. Gut microbiota & health throughout different life stages

Tue 14 | 13:30 - 15:00 | Symposium 4 - Room 9
Chair: Kristin Verbeke, Translational Research Center for Gastrointestinal Disorders -TARGID, BE
Co-chair: Elaine Vaughan, Sensus, NL Prebiotics, infectious diseases and immunity
Speaker: Paul de Vos (University of Groningen, NL)
The talk will elaborate on the extent and mechanisms by which prebiotics impact the human host to support immunity in infection situations and vaccination efficacy Biological ageing and the human intestinal microbiota
Speaker: Miguel Gueimonde, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
The talk will discuss on the differences between two concepts of age, chronological vs biological, the role the gut microbiota and the possibilities for modulating the biological ageing process by microbiota-targeted dietary and/or lifestyle interventions. A systematic review of breast milk microbiota composition and the evidence for transfer to and colonization of the infant' gut
Speaker: Christine Edwards, Affiliation: University of Glasgow, UK
This review concluded, while there is considerable evidence that there is a diverse microbiota in human breastmilk across the period of breastfeeding with some consistency in composition, there are only limited data to support its role  in colonisation  of  the  infant  gut.

2. Food for thought, and for cognitive ageing

Wed 15 | 11:00 - 12:30 | Symposium 5 - Room 11
Chair: David Vauzour, Univ East Anglia, UK
Co-chair: Anirikh Chakrabarti, Cargill, BE The EAT-Lancet reference diet and cognitive function across the life course
Speaker: Curie Kim, King's College London, UK
A deep dive into the EAT-Lancet reference diet and the evidence base to answer the crucial question: Is a sustainable diet also sustainable for your brain? Prebiotics for a sharp mind? What we know and where to go next
Speaker: Boushra Dalile, PhD. , Translational Research Center for Gastrointestinal Disorders (TARGID), KU Leuven, Belgium
Presenting state-of-the-art on prebiotics and cognition and proposing a list of recommendation to move the field forward. Multi-nutrient interventions and cognitive ageing: are we barking up the right tree?
Speaker: Hayley Young, Swansea University, UK
This talk will discuss modern approaches to modelling the complexity of diet and its relations with brain aging.

3. Dietary Carbohydrates and Health

Thu 16 | 16:30 - 18:00 | Symposium 5 - Room 11
Chair: Cristina Campoy, University of Granada, Sp
Co-chair: Stephan Theis, Beneo/Südzucker Group, De Health Relevance of Lowering Postprandial Glycaemia in the Paediatric Population through Diet'
Speaker: Anette Buyken (Paderborn University, De)
Results from a multistakeholder ILSI-workshop on current knowledge and gaps regarding the role of postprandial glycaemic response in the paediatric population Scientific review of digestible and non-digestible carbohydrates consumption for toddlers (1-3 years) in relation to health outcomes
Speaker: Bartlomiej Zalewski (Medical University of Warsaw; Chair of the ILSI Europe Dietary Carbohydrates expert group)
Effects of digestible and non-digestible carbohydrates in children aged 12-47 months on several outcomes of interest, based on RCTs and prospective cohort studies Precision nutrition approaches to improve glucose homeostasis
Speaker: Ellen Blaak (Maastricht University, NL)
This lecture will focus on Precision nutrition approaches to improve glucose homeostasis and glycemic variability

4. Increase transparency in the food chain by technology to facilitate healthy food choices

Fri 17 | 11:00 - 12:30 | Symposium 6 - Room 13
Chair: Isabelle Guelinckx, ILSI Europe, Be
Co-chair: Jayne Woodside, Queens Univ Belfast, UK Transparency solutions for transforming the food system: the TITAN project
Speaker: Isabelle Guelinckx, ILSI Europe, BE
Presentation of the 4-year Eu funded project that aims to enhance food transparency in order to transform the food system into a demand-driven economy that provides consumers with healthy and sustainable food. A digital chatbot, the play-way to educate children and parents on nutritional habits
Speaker: Maijaliisa Erkkola, University of Helsinki, FL
Demonstration of how AI can be used to create an app consisting in an interactive place where children can learn from food by playing and interacting with a chatbot focused on their needs A QR code, so much more than just a link
Speaker: Ciro Borrelli, QualityChain, CH
Illustration on how digital technology can better inform consumers, and anti-counterfeiting for food businesses and retail Developing the Sus-Health index
Speaker: Jayne Woodside, Queens Univ Belfast, UK
This pilot plans to produce with stakeholders a pragmatic index to incentivises sustainable and healthy food consumption, test the index in 2 commercial food outlets and then upscale.

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For more information and registration, visit the conference website: fens2023.org

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About the event

Probiota 2024, the leading Microbiome and must attend industry event will take place in the design capital of the world and will cover key themes running through Gut-Lung axis, Marketing insights, Personalisation, Improving skin health, Innovation with next-gen and Regulatory developments, to name a few!

NutraIngredients.com have once again brought together the best speakers from academia, industry and the regulators to provide three days of top level insights and discussions.

Probiota also offers more than just content! With ample opportunities to network and get involved, there will be live Q&A, our Wellness Programme with a morning run & walk hosted by Chr Hansen, our ever popular roundtable lunch discussions and our renowned second-night social evening which this year will be held at the Alfa Romeo Museum. In addition hear from our 2024 Probiota Pioneers and Scientific Frontiers live from the stage and meet them at the Pioneers Hub and in the Scientific Frontiers Poster Hall.

As a proud supporter of the event, ILSI Europe will join the conversation on the latest developments in microbiome research. 🌐🔬

Stop by the ILSI Europe booth! We'll be happy to present you our activities on #prebiotics#probiotics#postbiotics. Come discover how you can contribute to impactful research in these fields and collaborate with other scientists from academia, industry and public sector

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