Ingestive Behavior Research Center

High Intensity Sweeteners: Science and Controversy

Date: September 22-24, 2015

Site: Purdue Campus

Day 1

7:00  Welcome
7:15-8:15 Plenary lecture - The Ecology of Sweetness – Gary Beauchamp, Past Director, Monell Chemical Senses Center
8:15 – 9:30 Reception/Poster Session

Day 2

7:30 – 8:00 Breakfast
Session 1 - The regulation and Use of high intensity sweeteners (Chair – Kendall Wallace, PhD, Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth)
8:00 – 8:30 The regulatory process for sweetener approval – Ashley Roberts, PhD, Senior Vice President, Intertek Scientific & Regulatory Consultancy
8:30 – 8:45 Discussion
8:45 – 9:15  Trends in high intensity sweetener use – Allison Meni, PhD, Visiting Assistant Professor, George Washington University
9:15 – 9:30 Discussion
9:30 – 9:45 Break
Session 2 - Sweet taste mechanisms and perception (Chair – Bruce Hamaker, PhD, Professor, Purdue University)
9:45 – 10:15 Molecular mechanism of sweet sensation - Grant Dubois, PhD, Sweetness Technologies, LLC
10:15 – 10:30 Discussion
10:30 – 11:00 Sweetness and appetite – Peter Rogers, PhD, Professor, University of Bristol
11:00 – 11:15  Discussion
11:15 – 11:45 Sweetness and learning – Ivan Eid Tavares De Araujo, PhD Associate Professor, Yale School of Medicine
11:45 – 12:00 Discussion
12:00 – 1:15 Lunch and Poster Session
Session 3 - High intensity sweetener use and gut function I – digestion, endocrine responses and glucose absorption (Chair - Robert Considine, PhD, Professor, Indiana University School of Medicine)
1:15 – 1:40 Chris Beglinger, PhD, Professor, University Hospital of Basel
1:40 – 2:05  John McLaughlin, PhD, Professor, University of Manchester
2:05 – 2:20 Rebuttal 1
2:20 – 2:35  Rebuttal 2
2:35 – 3:00 General discussion
3:00 – 3:15 Break
Session 4 - High intensity sweetener use and gut function II – microbiota (Chair – Mario Ferruzzi, PhD, Professor, Purdue University)
3:15 – 3:40 Jane Shearer, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Calgary
3:40 – 4:05 Soraya Shirazi-Beechey, PhD, Professor, University of Liverpool
4:05 – 4:20 Rebuttal 1
4:20 – 4:35 Rebuttal 2
4:35 – 5:00 General discussion

Break for dinner

 

Day 3

7:30 – 8:00 Breakfast
Session 5 - HIS use and the brain (Chair - David Kareken, PhD, Associate Professor, Indiana University School of Medicine)
8:00 – 8:25 Nicole Avena, PhD, Assistant Professor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
8:25 – 8:50  John Glendinning, PhD, Professor, Barnard College, Columbia University
8:50 – 9:05 Rebuttal 1
9:05 – 9:20 Rebuttal 2
9:20 – 9:45 General discussion
9:45 – 10:00 Break
Session 6 - HIS use and energy balance (Chair - Richard Mattes, PhD, RD, Distinguished Professor, Purdue University)
10:00 – 10:30 Sharon Fowler, MPH, Adjunct Assistant Professor, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
10:30 – 11:00 John Peters, PhD, Professor, University of Colorado
11:00 – 11:15 Rebuttal 1
11:15 – 12:00 Rebuttal 2
12:00 – 12:25 General discussion
12:25 Working Lunch
12:40 – 1:30 Concluding Panel Discussion – Where are the key gaps of knowledge and most important next steps to address them?  (Chair - Nana Gletsu-Miller, PhD, Assistant Professor, Purdue University)

About the IBRC

The Ingestive Behavior Research Center at Purdue University is unique in providing an interdisciplinary research and training environment that promotes excellence in the analysis of ingestive behavior and its disorders.


Our Vision

Individual and population-based health practices will be optimized by advancing understanding of the controls of ingestive behavior.


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Administrative Assistant
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catesc@purdue.edu
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