IAFNS 2019 Mid-Year Science Program
Arlington, VA, USA
June 25, 2019


The IAFNS Mid-Year Meeting combines presentations on topics of current interest with reports on progress within the organization’s new and ongoing programs. The 2019 Mid-Year Meeting will be held on Tuesday, 25 June 2019.

This year's program will address the impact of deep and prolonged space travel on human physiology and technologies for developing a safe and nutritious food supply in space. The program also features top speakers to discuss emerging science on food waste and environmental sustainability, risk assessment and bias reduction tools for scientific research.


Scientific Presentations:

View the draft agenda.

Films from the Future: Technology and Morality in the Sciences
Andrew Maynard, PhD, Arizona State University

Methods, Technologies & Requirements for Developing a Safe, Nutritious & Palatable Food System in Space
Grace Douglas, PhD, NASA

Nutritional Requirements for Space Explorers
Scott Smith, PhD, NASA

Considerations for Food Production and Life Support in Space
Michael Dixon, PhD, University of Guelph

Relationship Between Food Waste, Diet Quality & Environmental Sustainability
Zach Conrad, PhD, MPH, College of William & Mary

Impact of Environmental Microbes on Listeria and Salmonella
Chuck Czuprynski, PhD, UW Food Research Institute

Dietary Effects on Host Metabolism and Health: Role of the Gut Microbiota? (Video not available)
Kelly Swanson, PhD, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

New Frameworks & Surrogate Approaches to Risk Assessment
Thomas Hartung, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins

Benefits of More Transparent Research Practices and Bias Reduction Tools
David Mellor, PhD, Center for Open Science

Update on IAFNS Assembly on Scientific Integrity (Video not available)
John Erdman, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Networking reception to follow.