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Webinar on Nutrients for Optimal Health: Evidence-based Science and Innovation for Public Health and Consumer Guidance

Singapore, Singapore
15/10/2020
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Background

There is growing recognition that in our increasingly urbanized world, there are widening gaps in nutrition well-being across populations. This has given rise to concerns about public health issues related to diet and lifestyle; food and nutrition security; as well as the environment and sustainability. Advances in nutrition science and knowledge, and innovations in technology are driving governments to provide more robust policy guidance, ignite research and initiate new approaches towards reshaping consumers’ dietary practices.

However, new media and globalized channels of communication have unfortunately allowed misinformation to proliferate, including misinformation in the areas of food, nutrition and technological innovations in the food supply chain. This has generated widespread public confusion, misunderstanding, and misleading guidance for consumers.

In this fast-evolving landscape, it is even more critical for effective public policy to be informed by evidence-based science. This in turn depends on scientists and experts to conduct research, evaluate results, and communicate their findings to stakeholders for sound decision-making.

This 2-part webinar series to be organized on October 15 and October 23, will bring eminent researchers, thought-leaders in nutrition science, and experienced science communication experts to share their insights, discuss appropriate dietary guidance, and recommend strategies for translating evidence-based science into effective public health policies and consumer guidance.

For more information on the webinar on October 23, 2020, please click below.

Agenda

Brief:
Introduction to ILSI SEA Region
Mrs. Boon Yee Yeong, Executive Director, ILSI SEA Region, Singapore

Presentation 1:
The Evolving Nutrition Continuum from Science to Policy and Consumer Guidance

Prof. Connie Weaver, Professor Emerita of Nutrition Science, Purdue University, USA

• Delve into the evolving landscape of nutritional science, highlighting the continuum from nutrients research, assessing requirements to the complexity of dietary guidelines development for public health and consumer guidance
• Share key learnings using examples from the 2005-2020 Dietary Guidelines

Presentation 2:
Protein Challenges? "Beyond the Impossible" - Health, Sustainability and Innovation
Prof. David Cameron-Smith, Senior Principal Investigator of Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences (SICS), A*STAR, Singapore

• Revisiting protein science, assessing requirements and achieving optimal needs of target populations
• Understand the trends and driver for innovation in current and alternate protein sources, rationale and sustainable approaches beyond marketing hype in delivering health benefits and nutrition security

Presentation 3:
‘Optimal’ Diets for Metabolic Health – Is There An Asian Solution?
Prof. Christiani Jeyakumar Henry
, Director of Clinical Nutrition Research Centre (CNRC) and Senior Advisor of Singapore Institute of Food and Biotechnology Innovation (SIFBI), A*STAR, Singapore

• Discuss the concept, emerging trends and the redefining of the ‘Optimal’ Diets of relevance to the Asian population in the context of metabolic health
• Explore solutions through bridging research needs, health policy and in overcoming barriers of transforming science to food system and market that facilitates consumer acceptance

Panel Discussion:
Moderator: Mr. Geoffry Smith, President, ILSI SEA Region, Singapore
Panelists:
- Prof. Connie Weaver
, Professor Emerita of Nutrition Science, Purdue University, USA
- Prof. David Cameron-Smith
, Senior Principal Investigator of Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences (SICS), A*STAR, Singapore
- Prof. Christiani Jeyakumar Henry
, Director of Clinical Nutrition Research Centre (CNRC) and Senior Advisor of Singapore Institute of Food and Biotechnology Innovation (SIFBI), A*STAR, Singapore
- Dr. Yen Ling Low
, Divisional Vice President Scientific & Medical Affairs of  Abbott Nutrition R&D, Singapore

Closing Remarks:
Mr. Geoffry Smith, President, ILSI SEA Region, Singapore

Meet the Speakers and Panelists

Dr. Connie Weaver_photo

Prof. Connie Weaver

Professor Emerita of Nutrition Science, Purdue University, USA

 

David Cameron-Smith

Prof. David Cameron-Smith

Senior Principal Investigator of Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences (SICS), A*STAR, Singapore

Prof. Henry

Prof. Christiani Jeyakumar Henry

Director of Clinical Nutrition Research Centre (CNRC) and Senior Advisor of Singapore Institute of Food and Biotechnology Innovation (SIFBI), A*STAR, Singapore

Mr. Geoff Smith

Mr. Geoffry Smith

President of ILSI SEA Region, Singapore

Dr. Yen Ling Low

Dr. Yen Ling Low

Divisional Vice President of Scientific & Medical Affairs, Abbott Nutrition R&D, Singapore

Registration (Closed)

Registration Fees Per Webinar:
Industry:
SGD40
Academia/Government/NGO: SGD25

Note: This webinar will be held on October 15, 2020, at 10.00 AM SGT, GMT +8.00
7.30 AM in New Delhi | 9.00 AM in Bangkok
10.00 AM in Beijing | 11.00 AM in Seoul & Tokyo
1.00 PM in Sydney | 3.00 PM in Auckland

Registration Instructions:
1. Please click the 'REGISTER HERE' button above and complete the registration form.
2. After registration, please allow our ILSI SEA Region Secretariat 3-5 working days to process your registration and contact you regarding the payment.
3. A confirmation email with the GoToWebinar link will be sent to you upon payment.
4. Please add the webinar invitation in the email to your calendar. You will receive 2 email reminders, 1 day and 1 hour before the start of the webinar.

*e-certificate of attendance will be issued upon request.

Contact Us

For any further enquiries regarding the webinars, kindly contact ILSI SEA Region Secretariat at ilsisea@ilsisea.org.sg