ILSI Southeast Asia Region organizes over 50 events – workshops, symposia, scientific session and more – each year. Explore recent and past events here for agendas, speaker presentations, and summaries.

 

2020

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				Banner_ILSI SEA Region Webinar 1_d11

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.

WEBINAR ON SCIENCE COMMUNICATION - BRIDGING THE GAP FROM KNOWLEDGE TO BEHAVIOR

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

 

BIOGRAPHY David Cameron-Smith

Prof. David Cameron-Smith

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

BIOGRAPHY 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

BIOGRAPHY Mr. Geoff Smith

Mr. Geoffry Smith

President of ILSI SEA Region, Singapore

BIOGRAPHY Dr. Yen Ling Low

Dr. Yen Ling Low

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

BIOGRAPHY

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

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Background

The world has been dealing with the covid-19 crisis over the past 6 months, including the immediate issues of food supply chain resilience, along with the greater risk of hunger and food insecurity. These issues in turn have highlighted the urgency of addressing the pathways to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), especially SDG 2 to end hunger and malnutrition in all its forms and promote sustainable agriculture by 2030.

A recent report from the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE), the science-policy group of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) has shown the multiple and complex challenges facing food systems, requiring data and actions from numerous parties which will need coordination to achieve optimal results.

Food supply systems are directly operated by private stakeholders, from small scale farmers and food processors, to large agriculture farms and trading, food processing, and distribution. This sector has experienced adverse impact from supply chain disruptions yet shown resilience during this crisis. While playing a vital role in managing the current crisis to meet consumption needs, investing, on-going adaptation and transformation of the sector will be key to future improvement in assuring food quality and security.

This Webinar builds on the foundation of the ILSI Asia COVID-19 Webinar Series: Part 1 - Food System Resilience: Global & Asia Perspectives on May 26, 2020 which considered the immediate effects of COVID-19 pandemic on the food system, initial responses from governments particularly in Asia and global agencies, lessons learnt and outlook for food system resilience, with likely long term impacts. A scientific paper from the meeting has been submitted for publication.

Two eminent speakers and a panel of experts will further explore challenges and opportunities for long term sustainability and resilience of the food system.

Agenda

Brief:
Introduction to ILSI (ILSI Asia)
Mrs. Boon Yee Yeong, Executive Director, ILSI SEA Region, Singapore Presentation 1:
COVID-19 - Lessons Learnt & Food System Transformation Towards Long Term Sustainability, Nutrition Quality and Security
Prof. Martin Cole, Head of School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, University of Adelaide, Australia and Chair of the HLPE Steering Committee on Food Security and Nutrition of the UN Committee on World Food Security
Abstract: Prof. Martin Cole will review and share insights on strategies guidance,  innovative approaches, highlight practices, technologies and drivers of change towards achieving sustainable food systems. Presentation 2:
COVID-19 - Impact, Challenges & Opportunities for the Agri-food Industry and the Path Towards Sustainable Food Systems
Mr. Axton Salim, Director of PT Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk, Indonesia and Global Co-Chair of Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Business Advisory Group
Abstract: Mr. Axton Salim will share perspectives on leadership and commitment of private sector in addressing COVID 19 challenges, sustainable food system efforts as well as commitment on nutrition improvement for the global vulnerable populations. Panel Discussion:
Moderator: Mr. Geoffry Smith, President, ILSI SEA Region, Singapore
Panelists:
Prof. Martin Cole, Head of School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, University of Adelaide, Australia and Chair of the HLPE Steering Committee on Food Security and Nutrition of the UN Committee on World Food Security
Mr. Axton Salim, Director of PT Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk, Indonesia and Global Co-Chair of Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Business Advisory Group
Prof. Vish Prakash, Professor of Ramaiah University, Bangalore, India
Prof. Shenggen Fan, Chair Professor of China Agriculture University, China and Former Director-General of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Mr. Melvin Chow, Senior Director of Food Supply Resilience Division and Food Infrastructure Development & Management Divisions, Singapore Food Agency, Singapore Closing Remarks:
Mr. Geoffry Smith, President, ILSI SEA Region, Singapore

Meet the Speakers and Panelists

Prof. Martin Cole

Prof. Martin Cole

Head of School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, University of Adelaide, Australia
Chair of the HLPE Steering Committee on Food Security and Nutrition of the UN Committee on World Food Security Biography Pak Axton

Mr. Axton Salim

Director of PT Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk, Indonesia
Global Co-Chair of Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Business Advisory Group Biography Mr. Melvin Chow

Mr. Melvin Chow

Senior Director of Food Supply Resilience Division and Food Infrastructure Development & Management Division, Singapore Food Agency, Singapore

Biography Prof. Vish Prakash

Prof. Vish Prakash

Professor of Ramaiah University, Bangalore, India

Biography Prof. Fan

Prof. Shenggen Fan

Chair Professor of China Agriculture University, China
Former Director-General of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Biography Mr. Geoff Smith

Mr. Geoffry Smith

President of ILSI SEA Region, Singapore.

Biography

Webinar Recording

The webinar recording is now available!

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Contact us

Any question regarding this webinar can be sent to ilsisea@ilsisea.org.sg.

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Background

In this upcoming webinar, three eminent experts will address the epidemic outbreak and control in China and Korea, the mechanisms of infection, clinical research undertaken for better understanding how this virus differs from past strains, global collaboration and steps taken to develop vaccines, as well as the impact of nutritional status on viral resistance and immune response.

As COVID-19 has accelerated the utilization of medical and digital technology (AI) in tackling the disease in many countries, how this can be better harness to further support research and improvement of health system will be topics to be weaved in and touched on.

Registration

This registration is FREE
You will receive a confirmation email with the GoToWebinar link after registration. 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

Note that this webinar will be held on June 16, 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 and Tokyo, 12.00 PM in Sydney, 2.00 PM in Auckland).

Recording

The webinar recording is available for viewing HERE

Agenda

Brief:
Introduction to ILSI (ILSI Asia)
- Mrs. Boon Yee Yeong, Executive Director, ILSI SEA Region, Singapore Presentation 1:
China's Response to COVID-19 - Epi, Research and Knowledge Gap

- Dr. Wu Fan, Deputy Dean of Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University, China

Abstract: Dr. Wu Fan will discuss China’s response and experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic situation, how to prepare for the future, and share current research and knowledge gaps.

Presentation 2:
Leveraging PPP Model in COVID-19 Pandemic Response - Digital Tools and Vaccines
- Dr. Anh Wartel, Head of Clinical Development and Regulatory Affairs, International Vaccine Institute (IVI), South Korea

Abstract: Dr. Anh Wartel will provide a brief on the tools and public measures taken in South Korea to stem COVID-19 infection, and responsiveness in the face of COVID-19, discuss the work underway and usual pathway of vaccine development, and share perspective on achieving a vaccine within 12-18 months.

Presentation 3:
Nutrients in the Maintenance and Regulation of Immune System - Advancing Data Analytics in Nutrition Research
- Prof. Jun Kunisawa
, Director of National Institutes of Biomedical Innovation, Health and Nutrition (NIBIOHN), Japan

Abstract: Prof. Jun Kunisawa will discuss the immunological functions of diets (e.g., vitamin and fatty acid) together with the interaction with commensal bacteria in the establishment of immunosurveillance and homeostasis. Also, he will introduce our system of big data analysis of animal and cohort studies for the identification of complex network in the gut and health.

Panel Discussion:
Introduction: Singapore's Update on COVID-19
- Moderator: Dr. Jeremy Lim, Associate Professor, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore Closing Remarks:
- Mr. Geoffry Smith, President, ILSI SEA Region, Singapore

Meet the Speakers

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Prof. Wu Fan

Deputy Dean of Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University, China

Biography Dr. Wartel

Dr. Anh Wartel

Head of Clinical Development and Regulatory Affairs, International Vaccine Institute (IVI), South Korea

Biography Prof. Kunisawa

Prof. Jun Kunisawa

Director of National Institutes of Biomedical Innovation, Health and Nutrition (NIBIOHN), Japan

Biography

Moderator

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Dr. Jeremy Lim

Associate Professor, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore

Biography
Contact us

Any question regarding this webinar can be sent to ilsisea@ilsisea.org.sg.

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Background

COVID-19 has through its unrelenting spread over the past months, affected millions around the world. Besides unprecedented governments measures through social and public health systems to contain the extensive illness and death tragedies, we are seeing damages to vast sectors of industries that are pillars to trade and economy of most countries, such as food and supply chains, jobs, commerce, education, tourism and etc.

This webinar is one of a series organized by the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) and its entities in Asia to share pertinent aspects and insights in science, food resilience, health research, and measures, as well as technological developments that can be harnessed to mitigate and address the longer-term impact of COVID-19.

Three eminent experts with global experience will kick start the 1st of the regional series organized by ILSI Asia on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. The experts will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the short term food supply chain, and longer-term consequences to the fundamentals of our food systems, and identify where the strengths and weaknesses are in our food security preparedness, as well as future investments needed. The collaborative role and efforts of public policy and private agri-food and food & beverage processors at global, national, and community levels will be crucial to prevent a food crisis that may threaten the nutrition security of Asia, especially among the vulnerable populations. Which industry will face the biggest challenges and how will the structural change in the agro-food sector be driven? Will the changes in consumer consumption and purchasing behavior brought on by this pandemic become the new normal? How will Asia, with some parts of the continent already challenged to feed themselves, address the supply chain issues? Where will innovations and investments be needed? We welcome you to JOIN the DISCUSSION!

Registration

This registration is FREE.
You will receive a confirmation email with the GoToWebinar link after registration. 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

Recording

The webinar recording is available for viewing HERE.

Agenda

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

Presentation 1:
Impact of COVID-19 on Global Food Supply Chain - Current Status, Implication, and Outlook into the Future

- Prof. Dr. Shenggen Fan, Chair Professor, China Agricultural University, China (Former Director-General of International Food Policy Research Institute, USA) Presentation 2:
Sustaining ASEAN Food Supply and Food System Resilience - Challenges and Opportunities (2020-2025)
- Prof. Dr. Paul Teng, Dean & Managing Director, National Institute of Education International/ Nanyang Technological  University, Singapore
Presentation 3:
The Post-COVID New Normal Environment, Possible Asia F&A Landscape and Industry Changes
- Mr. Ping Chew
, Head of Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory, Rabobank Asia Pacific, Singapore

Panel Discussion- Moderator: Mr. Geoffry Smith, President, ILSI SEA Region, Singapore.

Meet the Speakers

Prof. Fan

Prof. Dr. Shenggen Fan, China Agricultural University, China

Biography Prof. Teng

Prof. Dr. Paul Teng, NIEI/NTU, Singapore

Biography Ping Chew photo

Mr. Ping Chew,
Rabobank Asia Pacific, Singapore Biography Mr. Geoff Smith

Mr. Geoffry Smith,
ILSI SEA Region, Singapore
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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.

WEBINAR ON SCIENCE COMMUNICATION - BRIDGING THE GAP FROM KNOWLEDGE TO BEHAVIOR

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

 

BIOGRAPHY David Cameron-Smith

Prof. David Cameron-Smith

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

BIOGRAPHY 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

BIOGRAPHY Mr. Geoff Smith

Mr. Geoffry Smith

President of ILSI SEA Region, Singapore

BIOGRAPHY Dr. Yen Ling Low

Dr. Yen Ling Low

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

BIOGRAPHY

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

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