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2020 Sweetener Systems Conference (Online)
This in-person event has been cancelled due to Covid-19. However, most of the presentations scheduled for the 2020 Sweetener Systems Conference and 2020 Clean Label Conference have been video recorded.
Retooling for the New Sweetener Influencers — A. Elizabeth Sloan, Ph.D., President, Sloan Trends, Inc. [Only a written summary of the presentation is available.]
From Amazake to Acid Blockers: Culinary Strategies for Enhancing Sweetness — Allison Rittman, C.R.C., Culinary Culture
Genetics, Sweet Preference, and Short Sleep: Important Players in Food Choice? — Robin M. Tucker, Ph.D., RD, FAND, Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Michigan State University
Recent Research on Clean Label Sweetness Modulators: Theory & Practicalities — Alex Woo, Ph.D., CEO and Founder, W2O Food Innovation
Breakthrough Technology Dramatically Improves Sweetener Tastes — Grant E. DuBois, Ph.D., Consultant, Sweetness Technologies, LLC
Sugar in Dairy Foods: Its Role, Replacement & Impact on Sensory Attributes — MaryAnne Drake, Ph.D., Sensory Analysis and Flavor Chemistry, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor, North Carolina State University
New Kids on the Block: From Allulose to Tagatose, Properties & Performance in Sugar Replacement — Melanie Goulson, MSc, General Manager, Merlin Development
Update on Added Sugar Labeling: News, Nuances and Needs — Lauren Swann, MS, RD, LDN, CEO, President, Concept Nutrition, Inc.
Solving the Puzzle: Sugar Reduction Strategies — Catalin Moraru, Ph.D., Technical Manager, Product Development, The National Food Lab, Inc
2018 Sweetener Systems Conference (In-Person Event)
Understanding Shopper Attitudes Towards Sweeteners in the US and Beyond — Julie Johnson, General Manager, HealthFocus International
A FDA Update: Sugary Ingredients’ Impact on Added Sugar Labeling — Lauren Swann, MS, RD, LDN, CEO and President, Concept Nutrition, Inc.
Reducing Added Sugars: Will it Reverse the Trend towards Overweight & Obesity? — John S. White, Ph.D., President and Founder, WHITE Technical Research
Replication of Sugar Taste Enabled by Taste Modulators & Enhancers — Grant E DuBois, Ph.D., Consultant, Sweetness Technologies, LLC
3rd Generation Stevia Extracts: Neuroscience, Ingredient Technologies & Food Applications— Alex Woo, Ph.D., CEO and Founder, W2O Food Innovation
Analytical Methods for Walking on the Lawful Side of Sugars, Dietary Fiber and Bioactive Sweeteners — David Plank, Managing Principal, WRSS Food & Nutrition Insights; and Senior Research Fellow, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota
Applications Panel: Technical Tips for Sugar Reduction
5 Tips for Reducing Sugar in Bars & Baked Goods — Melanie Goulson, MSc, General Manager, Merlin Development
Reducing Sugar in Frozen Dairy & Novelty Desserts — Jonathan Hopkinson, Ph.D., Technology Consultant, Frozen Desserts
Practical Sensory Tools to Use in Evaluating Sugar Reduction Efforts — Judy Lindsey, General Manager of Brisan Group (previously Product Dynamics, a division of RQA, Inc.)
2017 Sweetener Systems Conference (In-Person Event)
Sweeteners in the Cross Hairs: How do Consumers Really Feel about Sweeteners & Are These Feelings Changing? — Tom Vierhile, MBA, GlobalData LLC (previously known as Canadean and Datamonitor)
Why “No Calorie” makes “No Sense” — Nancy E. Rawson, Ph.D., Associate Director, Monell Chemical Senses Center
Where are We Now? An Update on Added Sugar Labeling — Bruce A. Silverglade, Principal, OFW Law
Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice? Is This Truth in Labeling? — Julie Miller Jones, Ph.D., CNS, CFS, LN, Emeritus Professor and Distinguished Scholar of Food and Nutrition at St. Catherine University
An Innovative Approach to Sugar Reduction — Susan Mayer, MSc, CFS, Innovation Advisor, Food & Ag Lead, RTI International
On-trend Ingredients: Polyol Properties, Labeling & Emerging Areas of Interest — Peter Jamieson, MSc, Principal and Food Scientist, Atlas Point Technical Services, LLC
Functional Properties & Applications of Natural Sweeteners — Mary Mulry, Ph.D., Managing Director, FoodWise One, LLC
Reducing Sugar in Baked Goods: Practical Considerations & Possible Solutions — David F. Busken, Principal, Bakery Development Ltd
2016 Sweetener Systems Conference (In-Person Event)
Understanding Consumer Reaction to Sweetened New Products — Lynn Dornblaser, Director, Innovation & Insight, Mintel
Insights into Challenges of Labeling “Added Sugar” — David Ellingson, MSc, Senior Research Chemist and Project Manager, Covance
Panel: Sweeteners and Nutrition: New Developments & Reality ChecksTwo globally renown speakers will discuss issues and current nutritional research behind caloric and low- /non-caloric sweeteners.
Panelist: Sweeteners and Health — G. Harvey Anderson, Ph.D., Professor of Nutritional Sciences and Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Panelist: Low Calorie Sweetener Reality — Richard D. Mattes, MPH, PhD, RD, Distinguished Professor of Nutrition Science at Purdue University, Affiliated Scientist at the Monell Chemical Senses Center
How High-potency Sweeteners Work and What to Do about It — John C. Fry, Ph.D., Director, Connect Consulting
Simply Sweet: Updates on How to Make Foods and Beverages Sweeter with Sight, Smell, Sound and Touch — Alex Woo, Ph.D., CEO and Founder, W2O Food Innovation
The Science Behind Sugar Reduction: Ingredient Functionality Beyond Taste —Kathy Groves, Professor & Senior Consultant, Head of Science & Microscopy, Leatherhead Food Research
Emerging Research in Aromas & Sweetness Enhancement — Thomas Colquhoun, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Plant Biotechnology, University of Florida
2014 Weight Management Technologies Seminiar (In-Person Event)
An Insider’s Perspective to Weight Management Product Development — 2014 Weight Management Technolgies Seminar Keynote Speaker: Scott Martling, MSc, Associate Director, Research & Development, International Food Network
Effective Marketing of Nutrition and Dietary Foods and Beverages in the Regulatory World — Steven B. Steinborn, J.D., Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP
Emerging Research in Nutrition-related Factors of Weight Management — David Lafond, Ph.D., MBA, Fellow, Kellogg Company
Sugar Reduction: How to Formulate with Less Sugar while Maintaining Sugar-like Properties — Alex Woo, Ph.D., CEO and Founder, W2O Food Innovation
Reduced Calorie Foods: Sensorial Shortcomings and Emerging Solutions — Rianne Ruijschop, PhD, Group Leader, Food Structure & Stability, NIZO food research
From Amla to Zingiber: Insights into Non-traditional Ingredients for Weight Management — Kantha Shelke, Ph.D., CFS, Food scientist and principal, Corvus Blue LLC
Formulating for Increased Satiety — Elizabeth Arndt, Ph.D., Director R&D, ConAgra Foods, Inc.
Making a Successful Connection: Current Consumer Mindsets & Weight Management Products — David Sprinkle, MBA, Research Director, MarketResearch.com/ Publisher, Packaged Facts