Experimental Biology (EB) brings together life sciences and biomedical researchers from all over the world meet to network and share cutting-edge research.
ILSI North America is hosting the 2019 Food Packaging Conference: Scientific Advances and Challenges in Safety Evaluation of Food Packaging Materials on April 2nd-3rd, 2019. The global two-day conference will bring together international and national experts from academia, government, industry and NGOs to share about toxicology, risk assessment and regulatory science as they relate to food packaging.
In this session, speakers will summarize the principles and best practices for scientific integrity, give context to their development and the recommended actions and next steps that will help implement them, and provide intriguing case studies that are relevant to attendees.
Save the date for ILSI’s 2019 Annual Meeting.
On December 17, 2018, experts gathered to explore the question: Can a Healthy Gut Microbiome be Defined Through Quantifiable Characteristics?
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Ends 15 Mar 2019
|16 Mar 2019 - 3 Apr 2019|
*Capacity is limited. Register early!
We have secured a room block at The Westin Washington, DC City Center, the venue for the 2019 Food Packaging Conference, with a nightly rate of $279, exclusive of state and local taxes. The room block ends 11 March 2019 but we recommend that you make your reservation in advance as space fills quickly. After you have successfully registered for your room you will receive an email confirmation. Please click here to reserve your room. Hotel Address:
The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center
1400 M St. NW
Washington, DC 20005 Travel
Washington, DC is located near three major airports: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), Dulles International Airport (IAD), and Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI). Reagan National Airport is located closest to DC and is accessible via its own Metro stop on the Blue and Yellow lines. If commuting to The Westin via Metro from DCA, hop on the blue line at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Metro Stop and get off at McPherson Square (7 stops). You can also take a taxi, Uber or Lyft into DC. This will cost around $15-$25.
Dulles Airport is located 26 miles outside of DC in Virginia. To get downtown you can take a taxi, shuttle, Uber or Lyft. A taxi to DC will cost around $60-$70. BWI is the furthest but may offer better flight deals. All three airports offer domestic and international flights daily.
Getting Around DC:Metro:
Metro is the most convenient way to get around DC. This public transportation system consists of six color-coded lines: Red, Blue, Orange, Silver, Green, and Yellow that are connected to each other via transfer stations. To ride Metro you must pay via a SmarTrip card which can be purchased at any Metro station with cash or credit. Most fares range from $2.25 - $6 per trip. Metro runs from 5 a.m. to midnight on weekdays and from 7 a.m. to midnight on weekends. The closest Metro stop to the conference venue is McPherson Square, accessible via the orange, silver, and blue lines. Click here for more information about Metro. Taxi:
Another way to travel in DC is by taxi. There are many and all accept cash, credit and debit cards. Uber/Lyft:
To travel by uber or Lyft, download the app onto your smartphone and you can begin requesting a ride by entering the address of your destination. DC Circulator:
The DC Circulator travels along six specific routes and is affordable at just $1 per ride. International
When traveling to the 2019 Food Packaging Conference, the U.S. may require visitors to obtain a visa. This process can take a few weeks to several months to complete, so please be sure to apply early. For more information about your country’s visa requirements, visit the U.S. State Department website for the latest information when planning your trip.
ILSI North America can provide a formal invitation letter to assist with the visa submission process. Please contact Angela Roberts (firstname.lastname@example.org) to request a letter.
The ILSI North America Food Packaging Safety Committee is no longer accepting abstracts for the ILSI North America 2019 Food Packaging Conference: Scientific Advances and Challenges in Safety Evaluation of Food Packaging Materials.
Submission Deadline: March 1st, 2019Abstract Submission Information
Discover DC:Plan your trip Cherry Blossoms Free Attractions Downtown DC Beyond the National Mall Restaurants Plan your trip
Depending on the weather, the beginning of April is usually around the time cherry blossom trees reach peak bloom in DC. Check out the beautiful pink and white sights on the Tidal Basin.
If you’re taking the Metro, use the Blue, Orange or Silver lines and exit at the Smithsonian stop. From there, it’s a 10-15 minute walk to the Tidal Basin Welcome Area located at 1501 Maine Avenue SW. If you are taking the Metrobus, the 32, 34 or 36 routes will drop you off at the National Mall.
1.7 miles from hotelFree Attractions
There are plenty of free attractions in Washington, DC:National Museum of American History
Korean War Veterans Memorial
National Museum of the American Indian
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Arlington National Cemetery
National World War II Memorial
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
National Air and Space Museum
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
National Gallery of Art Downtown DC
Check out our top picks:White House
National Mall and Memorial Parks
United States Capitol
United States Botanic Garden Beyond the National Mall
Check out these 20 cool museums beyond the National Mall.Restaurants
There are plenty of restaurants within walking distance of the hotel:0.1 miles from hotel:
West Wing Café Thomas Circle
10 Thomas Restaurant
Stans Restaurant and Lounge 0.2 miles from hotel:
Birch and Barley
Elizabeth’s Gone Raw
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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.
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
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The Science Symposium includes presentations on new technologies in the following thematic areas:
Diet & Activity Assessment
Food Processing and Waste
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 amKarl's Bio View Presentation Watch the Video
Professor of Methodology and Integrity, Amsterdam University Medical Centers and Free University of Amsterdam
New Developments in Research Integrity
12 January | 2:00 pmLex's Bio Watch the Video
President, New Mexico State University
Science Breakthroughs to Advance Food and Agricultural Research By 2030
12 January | 8:00 amJohn's Bio View Presentation Watch the Video
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 amElliot's Bio View Presentation Watch the Video
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.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.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.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.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.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.Watch the Videos
Malaspina International Scholars
Daniel Garrido, PhD
Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
ILSI South Andean
Emmanuel Herrera González, MA
National University, Costa Rica
Ji Yeon Kim, PhD
Seoul National University of Science and Technology
Lindiwe Julia Ncube, PhD
Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
ILSI South Africa
Dunyaporn Trachootham, PhD
Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University
ILSI Southeast Asia Region
Barakatun Nisak Binti Mohd Yusof, PhD
Universiti Putra Malaysia
ILSI Southeast Asia Region
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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The 2018 ILSI Annual Meeting was held in Southampton, Bermuda January 20-23, 2018.View the Presentations
The 2015 ILSI Annual Meeting was held in Chandler, Arizona, USA January 16-21, 2015.View the Presentations
The 2017 ILSI Annual Meeting was held in La Jolla, California, USA January 20-25, 2017.View the Presentations
The 2014 ILSI Annual Meeting was held in Southampton, Bermuda
January 17-22, 2014.
The 2016 ILSI Annual Meeting was held in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA January 22-27, 2016.View the Presentations
The 2013 ILSI Annual Meeting was held in Miami, Florida, USA
January 18-23, 2013.