The International Sweeteners Association (ISA) will participate in this congress with a sponsored symposium with international experts entitled “Sweetness without calories: Safety, benefits and role of low calorie sweeteners in obesity and diabetes”, which will be held on Wednesday, 13 June 2018 (12:30-14:00 local time). Speakers include:
- Prof Carlo La Vecchia, MD, Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Department of Clinical Sciences and Community Health, School of Medicine, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy, who will present a review of the evidence around low calorie sweeteners’ safety;
- Dr France Bellisle, PhD, DSc, Psychologist. Nutritional Epidemiology. Université Paris 13. France, who will address sweetness without calories and the effect of low calorie sweeteners on appetite and energy intake;
- Dr Caomhan Logue, Nutrition Innovation Centre for Food and Health, Ulster University, Coleraine, United Kingdom, who will talk about the role of low calorie sweeteners in obesity and diabetes from a public health perspective.
Read more about the ISA symposium by downloading our programme here.
The ISA will also host an information booth during the whole duration of the congress, to address any questions on low calorie sweeteners, as well as to share ISA scientific materials on the role and benefits of low calorie sweeteners. Furthermore, participants who will visit the ISA information booth will have the opportunity to take part in a 3-minute survey, which can help us learn more about the scientific interests and views of health professionals and scientists in relation to the ISA and low calorie sweeteners.