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Science Symposium on Smart Eating – Harnessing Innovative Approaches & New Technologies for Health and Sustainability

Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
23/04/2019
8:30 am – 6:00 pm

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Background

BACKGROUND

Innovation and new technologies including artificial intelligence, digitalization, genomics, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are advancing our knowledge, connectivity and the web of communication. These technologies can be harnessed for better understanding of nutritional status, food intake and physical activity patterns.

With greater access to new technologies and information, consumers are increasingly aware of health-related aspects of food and diet. This has also enabled consumers to take initiatives, make smarter choices, and adopt more health-focused food consumption patterns. On the other hand, the convergence of innovation, conflicting information and the abundance of food choices have led to increased concerns on overall health and well-being, as well as environmental impact and sustainability.

Join us at this science symposium, where we explore the definition of smart eating and sustainability. The meeting will also discuss how technologies have revolutionized the agri-food industry and can be further harnessed to improve our populations’ health and nutritional well-being.

OBJECTIVES

This 1-day symposium aims to:

  • Understand and explore the definition of smart eating
  • Discuss the opportunities and challenges in the use of technology in smart eating
  • Discuss how new technologies can be applied to enhance sustainable food production and reduce food waste
  • Provide a platform to discuss consumer perceptions and acceptance of such new technologies, and multi-stakeholder partnerships in the advancement of new technologies in smart eating
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Summary Report
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Speakers

SPEAKERS' PROFILE

KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS

Prof. Richard Head

Emeritus Prof. Richard Head
Emeritus Professor
Division of Health Sciences
University of South Australia
Australia

Prof. Purwiyatno Hariyadi updated

Prof. Purwiyatno Hariyadi
Professor
Department of Food Science and Technology
Bogor Agricultural University
Indonesia

SESSION 1: WHAT IS SMART EATING?
STRATEGIES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN CHARTING OUR  NUTRITIONAL WELLBEING

Dr. Chor San Khoo photo

Dr. Chor San Khoo
Senior Science Fellow
ILSI North America
USA

Dr. Gilly Hendrie

Dr. Gilly Hendrie
Research Scientist
CSIRO Health and Biosecurity
Australia

Assoc. Prof. Jason Lee photo

Assoc. Prof. Jason Lee
Associate Professor
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
National University of Singapore
Singapore

Dr. Anadi edit

Dr. Anadi Nitithamyong
President
Food Science and Technology of Thailand (FoSTAT)
Senior Advisor
Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University (INMU)
Thailand

Dr Cecilia Acuin

Dr. Cecilia Cristina Santos-Acuin
Senior Scientist - Human Nutrition
International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
Philippines

SESSION 2: SMART EATING
PERSPECTIVES ON AGRI-FOOD PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES, SAFETY AND SUSTAINABILITY

Dr Ainu photo web

Dr. Ainu Husna MS Suhaimi
Deputy Director
Advanced and Reproductive Technologies Program,
Livestock Science Research Centre,
Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI)
Malaysia

Prof. Yandra Arkeman

Prof. Yandra Arkeman
Professor
Bogor Agricultural University
Indonesia

Dr. Lay Ching Chai

Dr. Lay Ching Chai
Senior Lecturer
University of Malaya
Malaysia

Dr. Kai Zhong

Dr. Kai Zhong
Deputy Director
China Food Information Center (CFIC)
China

SESSION 3: IDEATION & INNOVATION FOR HEALTH & SUSTAINABILITY - SCIENCE TO MARKET

Dr. Daniel Wong photo edit

Mr. Daniel Wong
Chief Technology Officer
CrowdFarmX
Singapore

Jaslyn Lee - edited

Dr. Jaslyn Lee
Senior Scientist
Nanyang Technological University
Singapore

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Dr. Dunyaporn Trachootham
Assistant Professor
Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University
Thailand

Gladys Wong Picture

Ms. Gladys Wong
Senior Principal Dietitian
Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
Singapore

*More updates on Speakers' Profile will be available soon