2021 Symposium

ISN 2021

Due to COVID-19, the 2021 International Society of Neurogastronomy Symposium has been moved to a virtual format.

Saturday, April 24, 2021

ISN offers free registration to many trainees in science, health professions, and culinary arts, as well as scientists and clinicians who belong to nationally underrepresented groups.

Supported by:
ISN virtual meeting description site: https://www.achems.org/2021/program-isn.php
Free registration opportunities, see: https://www.achems.org/2021/program-isn.php


Speakers will deliver lectures spanning the breadth of ISN.  This includes the development of foods that are more flavorful and have greater nutrition benefits, new agricultural practices, the science behind flavor and appetite, and the clinical benefits of a healthy diet.

8:30 am.  Welcome and Introduction. Tim McClintock, PhD. The History of Flavor and Neurogastronomy

8:45 am. Gordon Shepherd, DPhil, MD. The Brain’s World of Flavor

9:15 am. Alexandra DiFeliceantonio, PhD. Food and Flavor Links to Brain Reward Circuits

9:45 am. Ana San Gabriel, DVM. The Umami Flavor

10:15 am. Break 1

10:30 am. Harry Klee, PhD. Progress in the War on Tasteless Tomatoes

11:00 am. Steven Jones, PhD. Breeding Flavor back into Wheat

11:45 am. Panel Discussion 1: Dr. Shepherd, Dr. DiFeliceantonio, Dr. Klee, Chef Mehta, and Dr. Jones. Mediated by Dr. McClintock

11:30 am. Lunch break

12:30 pm. Richard King, MD, PhD. Diets for Dementia Patients

1:00 pm. Siddharth Kapoor, MD. Diets, Migraines, and Bogus Science

1:30 pm. Break 2

1:45 pm. Nanna Meyer, PhD. Nutrition, Flavor, and Performance

2:15 pm. Jehangir Mehta, Chef. Practical Applications of Flavor

2:45 pm. Adam Drewnowski, PhD. Flavor, Nutrition, and Obesity

3:30 pm. Panel Discussion 2: Dr. Kapoor, Dr. Drewnowski, Dr. King, Dr. San Gabriel, and Dr. Meyer. Mediated by Dr. Han

Future Meetings

ISN 2022: San Diego, CA. Satellite partner meeting to the International Neurological Ketogenic Society

Past Meetings

ISN 2015 – Lexington KY

ISN 2016 – Lexington, KY

ISN 2018 – Lexington, KY

ISN 2019 – New Orleans, LA