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Carbohydrate Quality Toronto Symposium

Carbohydrates Forum 2019

Carbohydrate Forum 2020

NSSRI / IAFNS Briefing

12th Vahouny Fiber Symposium

11th Vahouny Fiber Symposium

Carb Quality Workshop 2017

The purpose of this workshop was to facilitate an exchange of scientific and technical information with stakeholders involved in selecting science-based indices to use in communicating physiologic effects of carbohydrates in foods.

The outcomes of this workshop are scientifically based summary statements for use in programs that communicate about carbohydrate quality, with the intent that future programs harmonize approaches by authoritative organizations throughout North America.

Experimental Biology 2017


Conducting a Systematic Review for a Global Audience: Challenges in Merging Nutrition and Toxicological Evidence for a Safety Assessment of Caffeine
Saturday, 22 April 2017
8:30AM – 12:30PM
Ballroom S100BC
Speakers: Dennis Keefe, FDA; Harris Lieberman, USARIEM; Esther Myers, EF Myers Consulting; Charles O’Brien, University of Pennsylvania; Jennifer Peck, University of Oklahoma; Milton Tenenbein, University of Manitoba; Connie Weaver, Purdue University; Daniele Wikoff, ToxStrategies
Supported by the Caffeine Working Group
Session Info & Videos

The Changing Brain: How Brain Plasticity, Exercise and Nutrition Affect Function and Cognition
Saturday, 22 April 2017
3:00PM – 5:00PM,
Ballroom S100BC

  • Neurogensis and brain plasticity in the adult brain - Henriette van Praag, National Institute on Aging;
  • The Relation of Exercise, fitness, & Adiposity to Cognitive and Brain Health - Charles Hillman, University of Illinois - Video
  • Neuroinflammatory Processes in Cognitive Disorders - Sophie Laye, Universite Bordeaux - Video
  • Exercise, Nutrition and Brain Funciton: What are the steps toward dietary and physical activity Recommendations? - Mary Ann Johnson, University of Georgia - Video
  • Panel Discussion - Video

Utility of Predictive Modeling for Nutrition Research, Clinical Interventions and Public Health
Sunday, 23 April 2017
8:30AM– 10:30AM

  • Intro to Predictive Modeling: From Linear Regression Models to Mechanistic Mathematical Modeling - David Allison, University of Alabama at Birmingham - Video;
  • Use of Predictive Modeling in the Design of Clinical Studies Kevin Hall, NIDDK - Video;
  • Application of Predictive Modeling in Weight Loss Counseling -  Corby Martin, Pennington Biomedical Research Center - Video;
  • Application of Predictive Modeling in Personalized Nutrition - Ben van Ommen, TNO - Video;
  • Utility of PRedictive Modeling for Public Health Obesity Policies - Emily Dhurandhar, Texas Tech University - Video;
  • Summary and Wrap-Up - Diana Thomas, West Point - Video
    Supported by the Protein Committee
  • Full session playlist

Learning Lab: How to Access and Use a Fiber and Health Outcomes Database for Researchers and Policymakers
Tuesday, 25 April 2017
11:00AM – 12:30PM
Speakers: Kara Livingston, Tufts University; Caleigh Sawicki, Tufts University
Supported by the Carbohydrate Committee

Sources of dietary folate/folic acid in women of different races in the United States between 2009 and 2012: What is the role of fortified and enriched products?
Abstract Number: 6707
Poster Board Number C88
Presenter: Ray DeVirgiliis, George Washington University
Monday, 24 April

FNCE 2016