Session Co-Chairs, Symposium on Toxicology of Electronic Nicotine Delivery and Vaping Systems: Knowns and Unknowns; presenter: “Medical Perspective on E-cigarettes and Vaping Products,” American College of Toxicology 2020 Annual Meeting, November 16, 2020.
Symposium on Systems Biology, Bioinformatics and Biomedicine; Bioinformatics of Genome Regulation and Structure/Systems Biology-2020, Novosibirsk, Russia. “Dynamic Relationships between Gastrointestinal Microbes and Environmental Chemicals – Toward an Immunotoxicology of the Microbiome.” July 7-8, 2020.
American College of Toxicology Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas. Invited to present in Symposium on Toxicology of Electronic Nicotine Delivery and Vaping Systems: “Medical Perspective on E-cigarettes and Vaping Products: Pathophysiology,” November 16, 2020.
Food Technology Summit & Expo 2020, Mexico City. Invited to present on “Cannabis: Impact of Safety, Standards and Status in Cultivation and Consumption,” and “Alternative Dietary Protein Sources: Exciting or Empty Health Claims.” November 18-19, 2020
ASQ (American Society for Quality) Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Division in cooperation with the US Food and Drug Administration, Chicago District: Invited speaker on “Data Integrity,” Harper College, Palatine, Illinois, September 2019.
ASN (American Society for Nutrition) Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting 2019: “Cannabis and Neurodevelopment,” Baltimore, MD, June, 2019.
IFT 2019: Invited Judge for “The Art of Science Translation” Competition, New Orleans, LA, June 3, 2019.
IFT 2019: “CRISPR-Cas9: Clinical and Ethical Implications,” New Orleans, LA, June, 2019
IFT 2019: “Cannabis: A Re-emerging Public Health Issue as Reflected in the Clinic – Therapeutics, Pathophysiology, and an Introduction to Endocannabinoids,” New Orleans, LA, June 2019.
Scientific Advisory Board Presentations: “Prebiotics, Probiotics, and Synbiotics.” “Arginine in Human Nutrition,” and “Aloe vera at the Frontier of Glycobiology and Integrative Medicine,” Stockholm, Sweden, May 2019.
The Toxicology Forum 43rd Annual Winter Meeting January 2019: “Cannabis: A Re-emerging Public Health Issue as Reflected in the Clinic- Therapeutics, Pathophysiology, and Endocannabinoid Research and development,” Crystal City, Virginia, January 2019.
“Great Debate” with Dr. Ryan Vandrey, Johns Hopkins University: “Legalization of Cannabis,” for the Risk Assessment Specialty Section, Society of Toxicology, Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD, February 2019.
Western Association of Food and Drug Officials Annual Education Conference, Invited Presentations: “Assessing Issues Associated with Edible Cannabis;” and “Emerging Implications, Regulations, and Challenges with Chloropropanols,” Anaheim, California, September 19-19, 2018.
American Chemical Society 256th National Meeting, Invited Presentation: “MCPD – Public Health Implications,” Boston Convention Center, Boston, MA, August 19, 2018.
YMCA of Southern Maine, Casco Bay Branch: “Introduction to the Critical Evaluation of Medical & Nutrition Research,” Freeport, Maine, June 19, 2018.
Visiting Scholars Addis Ababa University, Center for Food Science and Nutrition, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, [USAID/JSI program in technical assistance, training & capacity development for public sector health systems]. December 4 –December 9, 2017.
American College of Toxicology (ACT) Continuing Education Lecture: “Importance of the Food Supply Chain in Preventing Contaminants,” ACT 38th Annual Meeting, Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, California, November 5, 2017.
FNCE 2017 Academy Spokespersons Briefing: “The Carrageenan Saga: A Cautionary Tale for Food & Nutrition Science,” Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Conference, October 2017, Chicago, Illinois, October 2017.
Southeast Los Angeles County Community Education Lecture, “Hot Topics in Health & Nutrition for Students and Their Families,” Maywood Education Fair, City Clerk, Gerardo Mayagoitia; Anthony Rendon, California Legislature, 63rd District, Los Angeles, California, October 2017.
Lectures, “Dietary Saturated Fats and CHD,” “Regulatory Challenges and Hurdles for Bioactive Compounds,” and “MCPD – Public Health Implications.” Palm International Nutraceutical and Bioactives Conference 2017, Malaysian Palm Oil Committee, Malaysian Medical Association, Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society, Kuala Lumpur and Penang, Malaysia, July 31-August 3, 2017.
Webex Lecture, “Regulatory and Toxicologic Issues in Functional Foods,” for Regulatory Science graduate program, Introduction to Food Science and Technology course MPTX524, International Center for Regulatory Science, University of Southern California, June 10, 2017.
Lecture, “Food Addiction: Myth or Clinical Reality,” Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles/California Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, April 2017.
Lecture, “Balancing Dogma with Data; Communicating Science,” Monterrey Mexico, Conference/ExpoCarnes, March 2017.
Lecture, “Topics in Global Medicine & Global Nutrition,” Program in Nutrition, Healthspan and Longevity, University of Southern California Davis School of Gerontology, November 11, 2016.
Lecture on “Weapons of Mass Distortion” for the Food Technology Summit 2016, Mexico City, September 22, 2016.
Orange County Regulatory Affairs Discussion Group, Abbott Medical Optics, Inc., Santa Ana, CA, December 16, 2016
“Challenges and Mandates for Educating Publics on Science and Health,” Functional Foods Task Force, Dairy Council of California, Redondo beach, CA, February 1011, 2016.
Lecture on “Contemporary Nutrition: In the Crosshairs of Consumers, Science & Regulation,” American Nutrition and Health Association, Alhambra, California, February 27, 2016.
Lecture on “Topics in Global Nutrition” University of Southern California Davis School of Gerontology & Keck School of Medicine, February 5, 2016.
Lectures on the Food Safety Modernization Act 2011 and Food Terrorism Preparedness and Response, at Marilyn Magaram Center, California State University Northridge, for a delegation from the Chinese FDA, December 3, 2015.
Lecture on Health Care Regulatory Policy and Nutrition, for Valley Industry & Commerce Association, Valley Presbyterian Hospital, December 2, 2015.