10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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 and registration on the webinar on October 15, 2020, please click below.
Introduction to ILSI SEA Region
Mrs. Boon Yee Yeong, Executive Director, ILSI SEA Region, Singapore
Science and Science Communication: How to be More Effective?
Ms. Sylvia Rowe, President of SR Strategy, USA
• Understand the environment for which the science communication is built on
• Discuss the role of science & science experts, process and priorities in informing public policy, health and nutrition guidance
• Explore what is effective science communication and how can scientists from multi-sectors contribute?
Transcending Boundaries between Scientists & the Public: Challenges & Communication Strategies
Prof. Joan Leach, Director of the Australian National Centre for Public Awareness of Science, Australian National University, Australia
• Can a system approach help identify where science communication can play a role in bridging the information-transformation gap to ensure credibility and reliability?
• Discuss challenges for science communication in the era of social media and digital innovation – Whose responsibility? and how can the public be empowered to make better informed choices
Risk vs Benefit Communication: Linking Food, Technology and Consumer Behavior
Prof. Lynn Frewer, Professor of Food and Society at the Centre for Rural Economy, Newcastle University, UK
• Understand consumer perception towards risks and benefits and its influence on their acceptance of emerging technologies and food innovations (e.g. gene editing, cultured meat, novel proteins, etc.)
• Overcoming barriers for effective communication of new technologies and innovations to the public
Navigating the Complexity of Science, Food and Society for Public Health Communication – Perspectives in Asia
Moderator: Dr. E-Siong Tee, Nutrition Consultant, TES NutriHealth Strategic Consultancy, Malaysia
- Ms. Sylvia Rowe, President of SR Strategy, USA
- Ms. Shiow Chin Tan, Deputy Editor of Health, Star Media Group Bhd, Malaysia
- Dr. Palangpon Kongsaeree, Dean of Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Thailand
- Dr. SubbaRao M Gavaravarapu, Head of Nutrition Information, Communication & Health Education (NICHE) Division, ICMR-National Institute of Nutrition, India
Mr. Geoffry Smith, President of ILSI SEA Region, Singapore
Meet the Speakers and Panelists
Ms. Sylvia Rowe
President of SR Strategy, USA
Prof. Joan Leach
Director of the Australian National Centre for Public Awareness of Science, Australian National University, Australia
Prof. Lynn Frewer
Professor of Food and Society at the Centre for Rural Economy, Newcastle University, UK
Dr. E-Siong Tee
Nutrition Consultant, TES NutriHealth Strategic Consultancy, Malaysia
Ms. Shiow Chin Tan
Deputy Editor of Health, Star Media Group Bhd, Malaysia
Dr. Palangpon Kongsaeree
Dean of Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Thailand
Dr. SubbaRao M Gavaravarapu
Head of the Nutrition Information, Communication & Health Education (NICHE) Division, ICMR-National Institute of Nutrition, India
Registration Fees Per Webinar:
Note: This webinar will be held on October 23, 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
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.