There will be three (3) lunch symposia on 1st and 2nd day of the Conference, and two (2) lunch symposia on the 3rd day.

For participants who have registered for the conference, we offer the benefit of booking in advance the lunch symposium of your choice.

As each lunch symposium can only accommodate a limited number of participants, availability is on a first-come-first-served basis.

Online Booking

You may book the lunch symposia when registering online for the conference. If you missed the online booking, please come to the registration counter on the day of the conference to select your choice of lunch symposium.

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Lunch Symposia Topics


15th May 2017, Monday

1.00pm – 2.00pm

LUNCH SYMPOSIUM 1 (LS1)

Venue: Mahkota I

Title:
Improving metabolism and health: What role can prebiotic fibres and slow-release carbohydrates play?

Speakers:
Professor Bob Rastall
Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences,
University of Reading,
United Kingdom


Chairperson:
Ms Anke Sentko
Beneo Institute c/o Beneo GmbH,
Germany
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LUNCH SYMPOSIUM 2 (LS2)

Venue: Mahkota II

Title:
The impact of soy on gut microbiome and its benefits across the lifespan

Speakers:
Dr Wang Hongwei
DuPont Nutrition & Health,
China


Chairperson:
Dr Tee E Siong
Nutrition Society of Malaysia,
Malaysia
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LUNCH SYMPOSIUM 3 (LS3)

Venue: Mahkota III

Title:
Gut Microbiome, Prebiotics and Health Implications

Speakers:
Professor Cindy Nakatsu
Department of Agronomy,
Purdue University,
United States of America


Ms Koo Pei Fern
Tate & Lyle
Singapore


Chairperson:
Dr Kavita Karnik
Tate & Lyle PLC
United Kingdom


Synopsis:
In this seminar, Professor Cindy Nakatsu, PhD, a leader in microbial ecology, will explore the role of gut microbiota on human health and disease. Dr Nakatsu will provide an overview of the impact of various host parameters, including diet, has on the gut microbiota and its diversity, with emphasis on the role of prebiotic fibres. Peifern Koo, Senior Research Scientist, will introduce Tate & Lyle.

16th May 2017, Tuesday

12.30pm – 1.30pm

LUNCH SYMPOSIUM 4 (LS4)

Venue: Mahkota I

Title:
Amino Acids and Healthy Muscle

Speakers:
Dr Yoshio Kawahara
Frontier Research Laboratories,
Institute for Innovation,
Ajinomoto, Inc.,
Japan


Chairperson:
Dr Mahenderan Appukutty,
Nutrition Society of Malaysia,
Malaysia
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LUNCH SYMPOSIUM 5 (LS5)

Venue: Mahkota II

Title:
Fit vs Fat: The role of balanced nutrition in combating obesity in Southeast Asia

Speakers:
Dr. Chin-Kun Wang
Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board member,
Taiwan
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LUNCH SYMPOSIUM 6 (LS6)

Venue: Mahkota III

Title:
Oats & Health: From Farm to Fork

Speakers:
Dr YiFang Chu
PepsiCo Inc.,
United States of America
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17th May 2017, Wednesday

1.00pm – 2.00pm

LUNCH SYMPOSIUM 7 (LS7)

Venue: Mahkota II

Title:
Probiotics and Prevention of Colorectal Cancer

Speakers:
Dr Hideki Ishikawa
Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine,
Kyoto,
Japan


Chairperson:
Dr Tee E Siong
Nutrition Society of Malaysia,
Malaysia
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LUNCH SYMPOSIUM 8 (LS8)

Venue: Mahkota III

Title:
- Breakfast pattern of adults in Asia and its association with chronic disease development
- Slowly Digestible Starch from cereal-based foods, metabolic interest at breakfast

Speakers:
Dr Hamid Jan,
Universiti Sains Malaysia,
Malaysia


Ms Pei Gee Chew
Mondelez International,
Australia


Chairperson:
Prof. Dr Norimah A Karim
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia