Education Programme 2017

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    • Probiotics Summit
    • Requirements for probiotics to gain an EFSA health claim
    • Alternative categories where probiotics might fit in
    • Alternative claim options beyond EFSA
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Omega-3 Forum

R&D Forum

Stream 1

  1. Omega-3 Forum
    • R&D Forums

    Key takeaways and outcomes:

    • Understanding of EPA and DHA status in humans
    • Understanding the mechanisms of EPA and DHA action
    • Translation of findings to human health settings
    Chairperson
  2. Omega-3 Forum
    • R&D Forums

    Key takeaways and outcomes:

    • Review of recent clinical trials establishing a clear link between life expectancy and levels of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in red blood cells
    • Identify common mistakes in Omega-3 study designs and learn best practice for more accurate results
    • Gain unique insight into the findings of a recently conducted meta-analysis on properly designed and conducted trials with positive clinical endpoints
    Chairperson
  3. Omega-3 Forum
    • R&D Forums

    Key takeaways and outcomes:

    • Learn about this comprehensive study and why the results are important
    • Hear how this meta-analysis fits into the current body of evidence on omega-3s and heart health
    • Get the latest on what else is coming up in terms of omega-3 research
    Chairperson
  4. Omega-3 Forum
    • R&D Forums

    Key takeaways and outcomes:

    • Get a better understanding of factors influencing bioavailability of omega-3s
    • Realize that with of omega-3 dietary supplements, uptake might be more important than intake
    • Understand the relation between absorption and exposure
    Chairperson
  5. Omega-3 Forum
    • R&D Forums
    All speakers join the chair in a panel discussion focusing on latest innovation, new ingredient appl ...
    Chairperson
  6. Omega-3 Forum
    • Networking
Market Insights & Trends Business Workshop

Business Workshop

Stream 2

  1. Market Insights & Trends Business Workshop
    • Business Workshops

    Key takeaways and outcomes:

    • Insight into the current state of the diverse health and wellness food and beverage markets of Western Europe versus world
    • Deep dive to uncover regional trends, some of which diverge significantly from the broad overall picture
    • 5-year analysis focusing on future pockets for growth in absolute terms versus fastest growing health categories in % terms in Western Europe
  2. Market Insights & Trends Business Workshop
    • Business Workshops

    Key takeaways and outcomes:

    • Actionable insights into condition specific growth platforms
    • Breakdowns of trending and performing health ingredients
    • Updates on new functional food application areas beyond supplements
  3. Market Insights & Trends Business Workshop
    • Business Workshops
    Key takeaways and outcomes:
    • Identifying the real growth trends in food and health
    • Review of case studies and analysis of success and failures in the global nutrition industry
    • Personalisation as the new normal understanding the key drivers and opportunities within the category
  4. Market Insights & Trends Business Workshop
    • Networking
Probiotics Summit

Probiotics Summit

Stream 3

Developed in conjunction with IPA:

IPA

Sponsored by:

DuPont

  1. Probiotics Summit
    • Probiotics Summit

    Key takeaways and outcomes include:

    • Focus on applied science and product development
    • Understanding the key reservations/concerns of probiotics use in Europe and identifying a way forward
    • How to become, and stay, a market leader within the category
  2. Probiotics Summit
    • Probiotics Summit
    Digestive health is very important to European consumers and as such is a very attractive market spa ...
  3. Probiotics Summit
    • Probiotics Summit

    Key takeaways and outcomes:

    • How microbiota affect mitochondria metabolism
    • Microbiota metabolites modification through ageing
    • New applications for probiotics metabolites
  4. Probiotics Summit
    • Probiotics Summit

    Key takeaways and outcomes:

    • The current regulatory framework: outline the legal options under consideration for finding the appropriate solutions.
    • How to break the vicious circle: the state of play and the industry’s commitment for the use of the word “probiotics”.
    • A step forward: the activity of IPA Europe to restore trust and to find the appropriate way to communicate to consumer.
  5. Probiotics Summit
    • Probiotics Summit

    Key takeaways and outcomes:
    • Topical use of Bifidobacterium animalis sups lactis
    HN019 (B. lactis) HN019 promoted a protective effect
    in periodontitis in rats, modifying immunoinflammatory and microbiological parameter
    • Systemic use of B. lactis HN019 reduced alveolar bone resorption in diabetic rats with experimental periodontitis, and promoted a protective effect against the increase of the animals' glycemic rates
    • B. lactis HN019 as an adjunct to scaling and root planning (the conventional treatment for periodontal diseases) promoted additional clinical, immunological and microbiological benefits in patients with generalized severe chronic periodontitis.

  6. Probiotics Summit
    • Networking
  7. Probiotics Summit
    • Probiotics Summit

    Key takeaways and outcomes:

    •    Gestational diabetes is increasing in prevalence and compromises the health of mother and child, both during pregnancy and in longer term.
    •    Probiotics (live bacteria beneficial for human health) and n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (fish oil) have many properties that may regulate health e.g. through immunomodulation.
    •    Modification of diet by probiotics and n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids may beneficially influence intestinal microbiota composition and subsequently gut barrier function with beneficial metabolic effects, particularly regulation of systemic low-grade inflammation and insulin resistance.
    •    The underlying hypothesis is that functional dietary components may be used as novel approaches to support other dietary means in prevention of gestational diabetes. Further well-controlled clinical trials are needed to unravel the specific dietary components, their mechanisms of actions with clinical benefits for both the mother and child.

  8. Probiotics Summit
    • Probiotics Summit
    Key takeaways and outcomes:
    • Quality control for the general population
    • What are vulnerable populations?
    • Quality control for vulnerable populations
  9. Probiotics Summit
    • Probiotics Summit

    Key takeaways and outcomes:

    • Ageing impacts on the microbiota and the inflammatory status
    • Prebiotics and probiotics show potential of rebalancing the microbiota
    • Prebiotics and probiotics can also reduce inflammatory markers
  10. Probiotics Summit
    • Probiotics Summit

    Key takeaways from this session:

    • Concise description of what our gut microbes do, and how they contribute to health
    • Opportunities surrounding the development of novel probiotics, including new evidence for efficacy, increased understanding of the impact that different gut microbes have, and availability of untapped resources.
    • An overview of challenges, and how they might be overcome. Does one size really fit all or will we have to be smarter in our approaches?
  11. Probiotics Summit
    • Probiotics Summit
    Details of presentation to follow
  12. Probiotics Summit
    • Networking
Polyphenols Forum

R&D Forum

Stream 1

Sponsored by:

EVONIK

 

  1. Polyphenols Forum
    • R&D Forums

    Key takeaways and outcomes: 

    • Some polyphenol-rich foods and beverages protect against the development of type 2 diabetes
    • Human intervention studies show that certain polyphenols blunt sugar spikes after a meal
    • Mechanism of interaction of polyphenols with the digestion and absorption of carbohydrates and sugars
  2. Polyphenols Forum
    • R&D Forums

    Key takeaways and outcomes:

    • To learn about the concept of individual differences in the efficacy, absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of plant bioactive compound
    • To review a number of studies that illustrate how plant-based foods could benefit specific population groups based on genotype, metabotype and environment
    • To understand how academia and industry can work together to further develop the concept of personalised nutrition
  3. Polyphenols Forum
    • R&D Forums
    • Concentrated anthocyanins from bilberries and blackcurrants show positive effects on cardiovascular health in human intervention trials. A new floating capsule delivery method can permit controlled release of the anthocyanins in the stomach.
    • The anthocyanins have anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, which can be applied in the areas of cognitive decline, dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
    • Cell line studies in Sweden have elucidated a possible neuroprotective mechanism for berry anthocyanins, and an open human clinical trial for preventing dementia is currently in progress.
  4. Polyphenols Forum
    • R&D Forums
    All speakers join the chair in a panel discussion focusing on latest innovation, new ingredient appl ...
Marketing Strategies Workshop

Business Workshop

Stream 2

Co-Developed by:

BrandHive

Healthy Marketing Team

  1. Marketing Strategies Workshop
    • Business Workshops

    Along the path from initial concept to finished brand there are key milestones or “pain points” that all marketers face. Some of them are quite daunting. The purpose of this workshop is to identify those key milestones and identify and suggest strategies to make those important decisions to ensure the best outcome for the brand. The focus of the Marketing Strategies Workshop will be to:

    1. Address relevant issues and considerations around those “pain points”; and
    2. Provide proven approaches and solutions for practical application in day to day marketing strategy development and execution
  2. Marketing Strategies Workshop
    • Networking
Vitamins Forum

R&D Forum

Stream 1

  1. Vitamins Forum
    • R&D Forums
    Key takeaways and outcomes: 
    • An introduction and overview of the key scientific objectives and structure of the ODIN project
    • Some recent new data from ODIN in relation to Vitamin D
    • An awareness of what key new data from ODIN and internationally will emerge in the next few years
  2. Vitamins Forum
    • R&D Forums

    Key takeaways and outcomes:

    • Phylloquinone and menaquinones may reduce vascular calcification via carboxylation of matrix gla protein
    • Large scale cohort studies showed that higher intake of menaquinones may decrease the risk of coronary heart disease and peripheral arterial disease, but not stroke
    • Randomised controlled trials showed promising results, however, the evidence is still limited
  3. Vitamins Forum
    • R&D Forums
    • Understanding the extent and intensity of risk to health posed by fine particulate matter (i.e. PM2.5) in traffic and industrial pollution.
    • The nature of the many types of adverse health conditions caused by PM2.5 will explored.
    • Human studies where nutritional interventions have been used to help counteract the worst effects of inhalation of PM2.5 particles will be reviewed.
  4. Vitamins Forum
    • R&D Forums
    All speakers join the chair in a panel discussion focusing on latest innovation, new ingredient appl ...
  5. Vitamins Forum
    • Networking
Registration
  1. Registration
Dietary Fibres Forum

R&D Forum

Stream 1

  1. Dietary Fibres Forum
    • R&D Forums

    Key takeaways and outcomes:

    • State of the art of oligo-/polysaccharides and immune defense
    • Effect of 5 different non-digestible polysaccharides (beta-glucans from yeast, shiitake and oat, respectively, arabinoxylan from wheat and exopolysaccarides from L. mucosae on: a) antibody response to influenza vaccination b) cellular immunity c) respiratory tract infections in a double-blind randomised placebo-controlled clinical trial with 6 parallel arms
  2. Dietary Fibres Forum
    • R&D Forums

    Key takeaways and outcomes: 

    • Multiple benefits of DF intake 
    • Approach to predict interaction of DF ingredient with microbiome (diversity, prebiotic) and circulating metabolome 
    • Evaluation of the validity of the methods predicting DF-microbiome interaction
  3. Dietary Fibres Forum
    • R&D Forums
    • Learn about the proven health benefits of oat beta-glucan and correlating front-of-pack claim opportunities
    • Find out key consumer triggers and unique market insights
    • Understand how to best formulate with beta-glucan in food, beverage or supplement brands
  4. Dietary Fibres Forum
    • Networking
  5. Dietary Fibres Forum
    • R&D Forums
    All speakers join the chair in a panel discussion focusing on latest innovation, new ingredient appl ...
Botanicals Workshop

Business Workshop

Stream 2

Sponsored by:

Indena

  1. Botanicals Workshop
    • Business Workshops
    This debate will review the measures taken to date and identify the necessary steps required to achieve harmonisation in Europe
  2. Botanicals Workshop
    • Business Workshops

    Key takeaways and outcomes:

    • Find out the key botanicals, extracts, and/or essential oils that are confirmed to be subject to adulteration and/or fraud in the international market.
    • Understand which laboratory analytical methods are no longer relevant and appropriate for authentication of botanical materials, because adulteration in today’s market has changed since many analytical methods were initially published.
    • Learn current best practice in identification of adulterated botanical materials by accessing the Botanical Adulterant Program’s peer-reviewed Laboratory Guidance Documents, summarizing and evaluating all published lab methods on specific botanicals and/or their extracts.
  3. Botanicals Workshop
    • Business Workshops

    Key takeaways and outcomes:

    • Preparations from different parts of botanical species are widely used in botanical food supplements based on long term history of safe use of the botanical species.
    • However, long term history of safe use, although being useful, has limitations in terms of ability to detect long term health effects 
    • Moreover, the chemical composition of botanic tissues , including the occurrence and levels of toxic secondary metabolites synthesised to protect the plant from parasites, is affected by a number of factors such as cultivation and harvesting modalities as well as storage and treatment
  4. Botanicals Workshop
    • Business Workshops

    Key takeaways and outcomes:

    • Despite the fact that EU regulators are quite strict with respect to the documentation of traditional use, there is still some room for innovation what will be explained in detail
    • Examples of traditional products in an innovative form will be provided
    • A simplified procedure to register innovative herbal products will be discussed
  5. Botanicals Workshop
    • Business Workshops

    Key takeaways and outcomes:

    • Genomics-based technologies enable the authentication of botanicals complementing chemical and metabolomics analytical tools
    • The use of NGS strategies pinpoint genetic differences of botanicals at both the species and variety levels enabling their precise identification
    • DNA-based techniques have led to the development of a suitable platform for precise authentication of herbal products
  6. Botanicals Workshop
    • Networking
Protein Forum

R&D Forum
 

Stream 1

Sponsored by:

GELITA

  1. Protein Forum
    • R&D Forums

    Key takeaways and outcomes:

    • New sustainable protein sources are and will come available for which it is important to gain information on composition, digestibility and safety including potential (cross) allergenicity as identified for insect proteins
    • Several animal free models are in place to study protein quality in terms of digestibility, uptake and effects towards microbiota making use of both in vitro tools and human intervention trials •
    • Uptake and effects towards intestinal function could be best studied making use of analysis with humans both at rest and during strenuous exercise which influences the protein-derived bioactive peptides and amino acids crossing the epithelial barrier. Results from human trials will be discussed
  2. Protein Forum
    • R&D Forums

    Key takeaways and outcomes:

    • Learn about the effect of specific collagen peptides on muscle growth
    • New insight into the impact of specific collagen peptides on tendons and ligaments health
    • Discuss the role of a collagen peptide supplementation in sports-active people


     

  3. Protein Forum
    • R&D Forums

    Key takeaways and outcomes:

    • What is the role of whey protein in glycaemic control and appetite regulation?
    • How can we effectively assess these parameters in clinical trials? 
    • What are the opportunities for industry in this area?
  4. Protein Forum
    • R&D Forums

    Key takeaways and outcomes:

    • Naturally occurring changes in muscle physiology during aging
    • Nutritional strategies to combat age-related muscle loss (sarcopenia)
    • Mechanism of action and critical review of clinical studies of HMB in muscle health
  5. Protein Forum
    • R&D Forums
    All speakers join the chair in a panel discussion focusing on latest innovation, new ingredient appl ...
Ingredients from India Forum

R&D Forum

Stream 2

Sponsored by:

KSM

  1. Ingredients from India Forum
    • R&D Forums

    Key takeaways and outcomes:

    • Learn about ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) root, from field to science
    • See exciting and informative ashwagandha imagery from India
    • Learn how ashwagandha meets today’s health needs, espeically stress and overall quality of life
  2. Ingredients from India Forum
    • R&D Forums

    Key takeaways and outcomes: 

    • A double-blind placebo-controlled study from our own laboratory examined the mood and cognitive effects of 28-day administration of a highly bioavailable curcumin extract to a cohort (N = 60) of healthy older (mean age 68 years) individuals
    • Our data reveal benefits to working memory, and anti-stress and ant-fatigue effects of the particular curcumin extract
    • Research into the neurocognitive effects of curcumin is promising but future success may critically depend on the pharmacokinetics of the extract used
  3. Ingredients from India Forum
    • R&D Forums

    Key takeaways and outcomes:

    • Botanicals for cognition and mood: an update
    • Bacopa monnieri, a botanical extract to support cognition and mood through life: recent scientific advances
    • Bacopa monnieri and green lipped mussel extracts for inattention and hyperactivity in childood: current studies
  4. Ingredients from India Forum
    • R&D Forums

    Key takeaways and outcomes:

    • Metabolic syndrome and its impact on human health
    • Indian spices and their targets in metabolic syndrome
    • Strategies to improve in vivo efficacy of bioactive products
  5. Ingredients from India Forum
    • R&D Forums

    Key takeaways and outcomes:

    • The critical role the endothelium plays in healthy cardiovascular function and its importance across multiple health categories along with the causes of impaired endothelial function and its impact on cardiovascular health.
    • Flow Mediated Dilation (FMD) as a prognostic tool to assess cardiovascular disease risk vis-a-vis endothelial function and the benefit of using flow mediated dilation to evaluate natural compounds and their effect on cardiovascular function.
    • The FloMeD study, which shows that a highly bioavailable curcumin extract improves endothelial function in young, healthy individuals and its important in general health and sports nutrition for performance and recovery. 
  6. Ingredients from India Forum
    • R&D Forums
    All speakers join the chair in a panel discussion focusing latest innovation, new ingredient applica ...
Phytosterols Forum

R&D Forum

Stream 1

Sponsored by:

BSF logo

  1. Phytosterols Forum
    • R&D Forums

    Key takeaways and outcomes:

    • Novel aspects of health effects of plant sterols and stanols relate to multiple effects beyond lowering serum LDL-C, such as lowering serum TAG concentrations and having an influence on the functioning of our immune system
    • In allergic asthma patients behavior of immune cells was shifted away from the asthma associated predominant T-helper 2 cell profile, which translated in a reduction of circulating serum total IgE and IL13 concentrations, which both play a clear role in allergic asthma related complaints 
    • In animal models protective effects were shown in models for other inflammatory diseases such as NASH and Colitis Ulcerosa. It remains to be confirmed whether these novel effects are consistent and clinically relevant in humans.
  2. Phytosterols Forum
    • R&D Forums
  3. Phytosterols Forum
    • R&D Forums

    BSF logo

    Key takeaways and outcomes:

    • The efficacy of phytosterols in cholesterol-lowering is well established and confirmed by authorised Health Claims and the area of supplements offers numerous opportunities 
    • During formulation development, in vitro models are relevant tools to screen for best performing options and thus to accelerate speed to market 
    • Participants will get to know new options for food supplements including innovative formulations
  4. Phytosterols Forum
    • R&D Forums
    All speakers join the chair in a panel discussion focusing on latest innovation, new ingredient appl ...
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Ingredient Registration & Regulation Business Workshop
Business Workshop
Stream 1
  1. Ingredient Registration & Regulation Business Workshop
    • Business Workshops

    Key takeaways and outcomes: 

    • The session will present a stepwise approach checklist for bringing new ingredients into the EU
    • It will identify essential elements to consider at the phase of new product concept inception
    • It will guide you through the key decision steps relating to determining and justifying the ingredient’s legal status
  2. Ingredient Registration & Regulation Business Workshop
    • Business Workshops

    Key takeaways and outcomes:

    • The session will present strategies for entering specific national markets in the EU depending on the food category (e.g. food supplements, foods with added substances, food for specific groups)
    • It will identify do’s and don’ts and guide you on pitfalls to avoid and opportunities to grasp
    • It will guide you through key requirements for notification and data requirements across the EU Member States
  3. Ingredient Registration & Regulation Business Workshop
    • Business Workshops

    Key takeaways and outcomes: 

    • The session will present a roadmap for communication of health benefits in the EU and national context
    • It will identify the steps to follow for communication to be an integral part of product concept development 
    • It will guide you on dos and don’ts and requirements for justification of market communication
  4. Ingredient Registration & Regulation Business Workshop
    • Business Workshops

    Key takeaways and outcomes:

    • Differences of the new EFSA guidance as compared with Commission Recommendation 97/616/EC will be discussed
    • The most important implications of the new requirements for manufacturers of food supplements and food supplement ingredients will be explained
    • The requirements for the notification and application for authorisation of traditional foods from third countries under the new novel food regulation will be clarified
  5. Ingredient Registration & Regulation Business Workshop
    • Business Workshops

    Key takeaways and outcomes:

    • Learn why product qualification in the nutraceutical sector is vital
    • Get familiar with the legal tools for product qualification
    • Know how these are applied in practise based on standing case law
  6. Ingredient Registration & Regulation Business Workshop
    • Networking