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Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) is becoming an essential tool in public health and food safety whether used for precision identification of virulent pathogens and food microbial contaminants, understanding genetic changes in pathogens, forensic tracing of public health incidents and food borne illness outbreaks, or developing preventive strategies.

This conference, run over 2 consecutive afternoon sessions, considers the key question - ‘How can this powerful technology further protect public health and address food safety concerns in the 21st century?’ You will hear from leading scientists using WGS daily, in their research and development work. Practitioners will present case studies showing how these evolving technologies can be productively used by industry to inform food safety practice and mitigate food safety risks to protect public health.

International Life Sciences Institute SEAR Australasia (ILSI), the New Zealand Food Safety Science and Research Centre and AIFST are collaborating to showcase the latest in WGS science and implementation practice. Drawing on international expertise and Australasia’s leading researchers and industry practitioners, this conference will not only bring to you the latest science, it will reveal the enormous potential of WGS technology when applied to the critical matters of public health and food safety.

What areas will be covered?
➢ What is WGS? The science essentials of WGS and its role in improving public health and food safety.
➢ How to communicate WGS findings to stakeholders? Key messaging to industry, government, consumers, information flow during a food safety event.
➢ How is it being used today? Speakers will present case studies from public health and the food industry and will discuss how these technologies have been used in both settings.
➢ What are the regulatory implications? A panel will discuss the national, international, legal, and data implications of using this technology.
Who is it for? This conference is a must for professionals from the public health and food industry, science, academia, and government.

Program

Session 1 : October 28, 2020; 12:30PM - 14:45PM Sydney Time (GMT +10)
Using Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) for Better Food Safety and Public Health Program S1 Session 2 : October 29, 2020; 12:30PM - 14:45PM Sydney Time (GMT +10)
Applying WGS and Communicating to Stakeholders Session 2_Final Program Click here to download program

Speaker Biographies

Click here to download speaker biographies

Registration

For ILSI / AIFST/ NZIFST/ NZFSSRC Members

AUD $60 per session
or
AUD $100 for both sessions

For Non-members

AUD $75 per session
or
AUD $120 for both sessions

Students / Graduate Members

AUD $30 per session
or
AUD $50 for both sessions

**Please contact aifst@aifst.com.au for a discount code when you show proof of student status.

Click Here to Register for Session on Oct 28, 2020 Click Here to Register for Session on Oct 29, 2020 Click Here to Register for Both Sessions

If you have any inquiry, kindly contact Dr. Janet Gorst at admin@ilsi.org.au.

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Objectives

  • Oct 18, 2020

    2nd National Workshop on Nutrient Profiling in Indonesia (By Invitation Only)

    Moderator: Dr. Puspo Edi Giriwono, IPB University, Indonesia

    • Current Implementation of Nutrition Profile & HCL 
      BPOM, Indonesia
    • Strategies on Low Sugar, Salt and Fats for NCD Prevention - Current progress in Indonesia 
      MOH, Indonesia
    • Update on Healthier Choice Symbol (HCS) Program Recategorization and Implementation 
      Ms. Charissa Lim, Health Promotion Board (HPB), Singapore 
    • Status Update on Thailand HCL Implementation 
      Prof. Visith Chavasit, Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol (INMU), Thailand
    • Industry’s Challenge & Opportunity in Meeting the HCL Criteria for Instant Noodle & RTD Beverage
      Mr. Adhi S Lukman, Indonesian Food & Beverage Association (GAPPMI), Indonesia & Mr. Triyono Prijosoesilo, Beverage Industry Association (ASRIM), Indonesia
    • Consumer Awareness on Label & Healthier Choice Product
      Dr. Megawati Simanjuntak, IPB University, Indonesia

Who Should Join? (By Invitation Only)

  • Government Officers
  • Academia
  • Industry Representatives
  • Consumers

Meet the Moderator and Speakers

Puspo Edi Giriwono

Dr. Puspo Edi Giriwono

Assistant Professor, Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB) University, Indonesia

Biography Prof. Visith Photo

Prof. Visith Cavasith

Faculty Member, Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University, Thailand

Biography Charissa photo

Ms. Charissa Lim

Manager, Division of Research and Surveillance, Health Promotion Board (HPB), Singapore

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OBJECTIVES

  • Oct 18, 2020

    Session 1: An introduction to Low/ No-Calorie Sweetener

    Chaired by: Dr. Puspo Edi Giriwono, Scientist, Bogor Agriculture University, Indonesia

    • LNCS Program and Regulation in Indonesia
      Dra. Sutanti Siti Namtini, Apt, Ph.D, Director, BPOM Processed Food Standardization, Indonesia
    • Global Perspective on LNCS: Scientific Approach & Safety Assessment of LNCS 
      Dr. Ashley Roberts,, President, ARToxicology Inc., Canada (*tbc)
    • Managing the Safety Risk of LNCS
      Prof. Purwiyatno Hariyadi, Vice-Chair, Codex / Professor, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
  • Oct 18, 2020

    LNCS Benefits for Health and Product Innovation/ Reformulation

    Chaired by: Prof. Dedi Fardiaz, Professor, SEAFAST Center, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia

      • Science Evidence-Based Support: Impact of LNCS and the Health Outcomes
        Dr. John Sievenpiper, Associate Professor, University of Toronto, Canada 
      • The Role of LNCS for Product Reformulation & Innovation
        Mr. Adhi S. Lukman, Chairman, GAPMMI, Indonesia 
      • Discussion
        LNCS Challenge & Opportunity;
        How to address/connect the risk assessment and risk management of LNCS in Indonesia
      • Summary and Next Steps
        Prof. Dedi Fardiaz, Professor, SEAFAST Center, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia

WHO SHOULD JOIN? (By Invitation Only)

  • Government Officers
  • Academia
  • Professionals (Scientists/ Toxicologists/ Regulatory Affairs)

MEET THE SPEAKERS

Puspo Edi Giriwono Dr. Puspo Edi Giriwono Purwiyatno Hariyadi Prof. Purwiyatno Hariyadi Dedi Fardiaz Prof. Dedi Fardiaz SIEVENPIPER JOHN-PHOTO-HEAD SHOT (CROPPED). Dr. John Sievenpiper [post_title] => Webinar on The Safety, Benefit and Uses of Low/No Calorie Sweeteners [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => lncs-2020 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-10-23 06:59:17 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-10-23 06:59:17 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://ilsisea-region.org/?post_type=event&p=3582 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [3] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 3608 [post_author] => 80 [post_date] => 2020-10-21 08:49:26 [post_date_gmt] => 2020-10-21 08:49:26 [post_content] =>

Seminar on Food Additives:                         A Closer Look at Flavours

November 24, 2020 l Hanoi, Vietnam (GMT +7:00)

OBJECTIVES

This seminar/ webinar aims to:

  • share the safety assessment approach and regulatory status from the Codex and Vietnam perspective
  • provide insights on the safety assessment of flavoring substances
  • discuss the standards and specification of flavoring substances from the different perspectives
  • facilitate discussion on issues related to food safety in a broader aspect

PROGRAM

SESSION 1: FOOD ADDITIVES: SAFETY ASSESSMENT APPROACH AND REGULATORY STATUS

Codex Committee on Food Additives: Overview and Current Issues
Dr. YongXiang FAN, Codex Committee on Food Additive, China Regulatory Status of Food Additives in Vietnam
VFA Representative, Vietnam

SESSION 2: SAFETY ASSESSMENT OF SPECIAL GROUP OF ADDITIVES-FLAVORING SUBSTANCE

Science Behind the Smell and Taste: Flavoring Substances
Dr. Anton APRIYANTONO, Bakrie University, Indonesia Safety Assessment of Flavors: FEMA Approach
Dr. Sean TAYLOR, Flavor & Extract Manufacturers Association (FEMA), US Safety Assessment Models of Flavoring Substance- The JECFA Model
Dr. Barry FIELDS, Food Standards Australia New Zealand, Australia

SESSION 3: FOOD ADDITIVES STANDARDS AND SPECIFICATIONS

Revision and Maintenance of Specification – Flavoring Substance –JECFA, FEMA and EU Perspectives
Dr. Juergen SCHNABEL, International Organization of the Flavor Industry (IOFI), Switzerland Translating Flavor Regulations to Practice in ASEAN: Challenges and Issues
Ms. Kok Sian NG, IOFI APAC, Regulatory Working Group

SESSION 4: FOOD ADDITIVES: ISSUES AND CURRENT TRENDS

Risk Communication: Current Trends and Communicating Food Safety with Consumers
Ms. Lorraine HAASE, Haase Communications, Australia Public-Private Partnership in the Development of Food Safety Regulations
Dr. Benjamin SMITH, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

JOIN BY INVITATION ONLY. 

If you have any inquiry, please contact Hui Key at huikeylee@ilsisea.org.sg.

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Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) is becoming an essential tool in public health and food safety whether used for precision identification of virulent pathogens and food microbial contaminants, understanding genetic changes in pathogens, forensic tracing of public health incidents and food borne illness outbreaks, or developing preventive strategies.

This conference, run over 2 consecutive afternoon sessions, considers the key question - ‘How can this powerful technology further protect public health and address food safety concerns in the 21st century?’ You will hear from leading scientists using WGS daily, in their research and development work. Practitioners will present case studies showing how these evolving technologies can be productively used by industry to inform food safety practice and mitigate food safety risks to protect public health.

International Life Sciences Institute SEAR Australasia (ILSI), the New Zealand Food Safety Science and Research Centre and AIFST are collaborating to showcase the latest in WGS science and implementation practice. Drawing on international expertise and Australasia’s leading researchers and industry practitioners, this conference will not only bring to you the latest science, it will reveal the enormous potential of WGS technology when applied to the critical matters of public health and food safety.

What areas will be covered?
➢ What is WGS? The science essentials of WGS and its role in improving public health and food safety.
➢ How to communicate WGS findings to stakeholders? Key messaging to industry, government, consumers, information flow during a food safety event.
➢ How is it being used today? Speakers will present case studies from public health and the food industry and will discuss how these technologies have been used in both settings.
➢ What are the regulatory implications? A panel will discuss the national, international, legal, and data implications of using this technology.
Who is it for? This conference is a must for professionals from the public health and food industry, science, academia, and government.

Program

Session 1 : October 28, 2020; 12:30PM - 14:45PM Sydney Time (GMT +10)
Using Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) for Better Food Safety and Public Health Program S1 Session 2 : October 29, 2020; 12:30PM - 14:45PM Sydney Time (GMT +10)
Applying WGS and Communicating to Stakeholders Session 2_Final Program Click here to download program

Speaker Biographies

Click here to download speaker biographies

Registration

For ILSI / AIFST/ NZIFST/ NZFSSRC Members

AUD $60 per session
or
AUD $100 for both sessions

For Non-members

AUD $75 per session
or
AUD $120 for both sessions

Students / Graduate Members

AUD $30 per session
or
AUD $50 for both sessions

**Please contact aifst@aifst.com.au for a discount code when you show proof of student status.

Click Here to Register for Session on Oct 28, 2020 Click Here to Register for Session on Oct 29, 2020 Click Here to Register for Both Sessions

If you have any inquiry, kindly contact Dr. Janet Gorst at admin@ilsi.org.au.

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