Conor McGauran and I attended the Experimental Biology American Society for Nutrition (ASN) meeting at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center this year (28th March to 1st April).
The meeting had an extensive programme with interesting scientific talks on latest research in nutrition, accompanied by networking events and a large exhibition hall.
I presented a talk on A Framework for the Predictive Modelling of Public Health Nutrition Strategies during the session on Nutrition Policies, Programs, and Public-Private Partnerships.
In my talk, I explained how food consumption survey data and nutritional intake models in Creme Nutrition (such as: food reformulation, fortification and food replacement) can be used to make better public health decisions. In particular, I explained how these predictive models can be used to assess the potential impact of new policies before they are even implemented – thus allowing scenario analysis and optimal solutions to be found before implementing initiatives.
I also presented a poster on the work we have been doing on BACCHUS, our European Framework 7 research project. The poster was titled: Probabilistic Bioactive Food Compound Intakes in the European BACCHUS Project. The poster outlined the work we have done to merge four national food consumptions surveys in Europe with the eBasis database using a probabilistic model. This was done to understand the intakes of various bioactive compounds in Europe.
Overall, it was a great event and we look forward to attending again next year.