ILSI North America Adopts Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) Guidelines

For over 10 years, ILSI North America has been a leader in addressing issues of conflict of interest and public-private research partnerships. Our continued commitment to Scientific Integrity is most recently demonstrated by our adoption of the Center for Open Science's Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) Guidelines.

The TOP Guidelines provide actionable steps for institutions to practice and promote transparent, reproducible, and rigorous research. By becoming a TOP Guidelines signatory, ILSI North America is supporting the principles expressed in the guidelines through their implementation by its funded researchers. Furthermore, ILSI North America strives to adhere to the levels specified here, recognizing that this process will take time and effort to achieve. Beginning July 1, 2018, all new projects moving forward will work to adhere to the TOP Guidelines.

Learn more about ILSI North America’s commitment to Scientific Integrity and implementation of the TOP Guidelines.

Register Now: Scientific Advances and Challenges in Safety Evaluation of Food Packaging Materials

Registration is now open for the ILSI North America’s 1st International Conference on Food Packaging Safety: Scientific Advances and Challenges in Safety Evaluation of Food Packaging Materials. The conference will be held in Washington, DC on April 2nd-3rd, 2019.

This global two-day conference will provide a forum to discuss state of the science on toxicology, exposure and risk assessment of food packaging materials. The conference will feature keynote speakers, panel discussions and three major scientific sessions on:

  1. Analytical Testing and Migration Assessments/Modeling
  2. Exposure and Toxicological Assessments
  3. Risk Assessment and Regulatory Science Interpretation

Public and private scientists, government officials, NGOs and students are encouraged to attend and submit an abstract for oral or poster presentation. Abstracts must be submitted online by November 19th, 2018. A limited number of cash awards will be awarded for winning posters.

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2019 ILSI Annual Meeting: A Brave New World in Nutrition and Food Safety

Registration is now open for the 2019 ILSI Annual Meeting: A Brave New World in Nutrition and Food Safety. Take advantage of Early Bird rates, available through November 30th, 2018.

The 2019 ILSI Annual Meeting & Science Symposium will be held at the Wyndham Grand in Clearwater, Florida. This premiere gathering of scientists from around the world will focus on new technologies in food safety, diet and activity assessment, novel foods, and food processing and waste. This multidisciplinary meeting is an opportunity for experts from all sectors to collaborate and share knowledge.

Learn more and register for the ILSI 2019 Annual Meeting & Science Symposium.


2018 by the Numbers: Recent Publications from ILSI North America Committees

ILSI North America's Nutrition and Food Safety Committees have published 15 peer-reviewed manuscripts to date in 2018, authored by 56 academic, 15 government, 7 nonprofit and 9 industry experts. Here are a few topics are scientists are studying:

View all recent publications from ILSI North America's Food Safety and Nutrition committees.