Webinar on Science Integrity in SE Asia Region – Relevance for Food & Nutrition

Singapore, Singapore
9:00 am – 11:30 am

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Food and nutrition are key determinants of our overall health status; and poor nutrition and lifestyle choices contribute significantly to chronic disease risk. In today’s world, the food system has multiple players across the entire food chain with government, academia, industry and the general public working together to bring food to our tables. Science and technology are critical to make our food supply safe, sustainable, and nutritious. Scientists need to work with both government and industry to ensure sustainable diets are possible. However, criticisms are sometimes levied on industry collaboration with governments, questioning the integrity of the science being undertaken.

The International Life Sciences Institute Southeast Asia (ILSI SEA) Region is hosting a virtual 2.5hr-workshop with key experts working on the important topic of Science and Research Integrity on June 24, 2021, with particular focus on issues facing scientists in Southeast Asia.

Webinar Objectives

  • Obtain views and perspectives from experts working on guiding integrity standards in science and research
  • Provide an overview of current efforts in the SEA Region to support scientific integrity in food and nutrition research
  • Facilitate the development of a regional network for supporting Scientific Integrity in science research and public health programs


Participation is FREE. Please register HERE


  • 9.00am-9.10am

    Welcome Remark

    Prof. Sushila Chang, Griffith University, Australia 

  • 9.10am-10.45am


    How Can We Promote Scientific Integrity? 
    Prof. Michael Kalichman, University of California San Diego, United States

    Science-Policy Engagement to Promote Scientific Integrity
    Prof. Abhi Veerakumarasivam, Sunway University, Malaysia

    Promoting Research Integrity by the Improvement of Research Quality
    Prof. Prasit Palittapongarnpim, National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Thailand

    Managing Conflict of Interest (COI) in Public-Private Partnerships
    Assoc. Prof. Benjamin Smith, Future Ready Food Safety Hub, A*STAR, Singapore

  • 10.45am-10.50am


  • 10.50am-11.25am

    Panel Discussion

    Prof. Lynne Cobiac, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) / ILSI SEA Region Scientific Integrity Working Group, Australia

    What are the relevant SI issues in the SEA Region when private, public and research sectors work together in food & nutrition and what needs to be done?

  • 11.25am-11.30am


  • 11.30am

    Closing Remark

Meet the Experts


Prof. Sushila Chang

Adjunct Professor,
Griffith University, Australia

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Prof. Michael Kalichman

Director of the UC San Diego Research Ethics Program,
United States

Abhi Veerakumarasivum

Prof. Dr. Abhi Veerakumarasivam

Dean of the School of Medical and Life Sciences, Sunway University, Malaysia

Prof. Prasit Palittapongarnpim

Prof. Prasit Palittapongarnpim

Executive Vice President of Research and Development
Management and International Collaboration, NSTDA, Thailand

Benjamin Smith

Assoc. Prof. Benjamin Smith

Director of the Future Ready Food Safety Hub, A*STAR, Singapore


Prof. Lynne Cobiac

Science Director and Deputy Director of Health and
Biosecurity, CSIRO / Chair, ILSI SEA Region Scientific Integrity Working Group, Australia

Mr. Sri Kameswaran

Mr. Sri Kameswaran

Area Director of Pacific Asia R&D, Abbott Nutrition R&D, Singapore



*This event is organized by ILSI SEA Region Scientific Integrity Working Group