Day 1

9:00 a.m. Welcome: Susan Cho
9:05 a.m. Session 1: The Future of Fiber – Physiologic Benefits

Co-chairs: George Fahey & Kathy Weimer

Moderated Panel to Set the Stage.  From a US standpoint, the ‘future of fiber’ starts with the new definition FDA is adopting.  Fibers are now intact/intrinsic or extracted/synthetic.  If isolated/synthetic, the fiber must have proven health benefits.  Panel to dialogue on these topics by: George Fahey (U IL), Joanne Slavin (U MN), Paula Trumbo (FDA), and Patricia Williamson (Cargill)

Scientific Speakers: Health Benefits of Fiber – What We Know to What’s Next

(See details below on this section)

Laxation and the Like – Joanne Slavin (University of Minnesota)

Gut Microbiota: State of the Science, Markers, Methodologies, and Test Populations –  Kelly Swanson (University of Illinois)

Dietary fiber reduces gut microbial mucus degradation, preventing enteric infection and inflammation. – Eric Martens (University of Michigan)

Gut Permeability and Human Health– Karen Madsen (University of Alberta)

Intersection of what we know with the road ahead – David Klurfeld (USDA ARS)

12:35 p.m. Lunch – Sponsored by Tate & Lyle
1:35 p.m. Session 2: Is Fiber an Essential Nutrient – A Multifactorial Perspective

Chair: David Klurfeld

Scientific Speakers: David Klurfeld, Dennis Gordon (North Dakota State University), Joanne Slavin

3:05 p.m. Break – sponsored by Amway
3:35 p.m. Session 3. Prebiotic Fibers, sponsored by Beneo

Prebiotic Inulin-type fructans – their benefits in maintaining gut health and function

 Randal K. Buddington, The University of Memphis

Protective mechanisms of prebiotic fibers in chronic metabolic and immunologic disorders

Leo Dieleman, University of Alberta, Division of Gastroenterology, Edmonton, CAN 

Gut health and beyond – Recent intervention studies with prebiotic fructans in children and adults.

Stephen Theis, BENEO-Institute,  Germany

Dietary Fibers, Prebiotics (Chicory Root Fiber) and the Human Gut Microbiome

Elaine E. Vaughan1*, Eric C. Martens2, Jack Gilbert3, Joanne Slavin4, Kelly S. Swanson5, Jo Hautvast6, Diederick P. Meyer7, Willem M. de Vos8

1Sensus (Royal Cosun) Roosendaal, the Netherlands; 2University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; 3University of Chicago, Illinois & Institute for Genomic and Systems Biology, Argonne, Illinois & Marine Biological Laboratory, Massachusetts, USA & Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China; 4University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minneapolis, USA; 5University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, USA; 6Wageningen University, the Netherlands; 7Consultant Nutrition, Roosendaal, The Netherlands; 8University of Helsinki, Finland & Wageningen University, The Netherlands; *speaker.

Xylooligosaccharides as dietary fiber

Jennifer Gu, AIDP, city of Industry, CA

Degradation of some dietary fibers by human gut microbiota is delayed when presented in a


Yunus E. Tuncil1, Arianna D. Romero Marcia2, Riya D. Thakkar1, Jennifer L. Norka1, Melissa M. Robins1, and Stephen R. Lindemann1,3*

Dietary Fiber from Fruits and Vegetables Enhances Canine Health by modulating Microbiota and Metabolite Profiles

Eden Ephraim-Gebreselassie, Matthew I. Jackson and Dennis E. Jewell

6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception – Sponsored by ILSI North America

Day 2

9:00 a.m. Session 4. New Dietary Fiber Ingredients and Functionality of dietary fiber

In vitro digestibility and physiological effects of resistant starch type 4

Qin Zhao and Maria Stewart

Ingredion Incorporated, Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Tagatose—new production technology

Dan Wichelecki, Bonumose, Charlottesville, VA

Beyond trial and error: material science and rheology based guidelines for increasing fiber, and reducing sugar and fat, whilst maintaining attractive sensory properties.

Jan van der Kemp and Stefano Renzetti

TNO Nutrition, The Netherlands

Effects of soluble fiber consumption on body weight, glycemia, and insulinemia in adults with overweight and obesity: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Sharon V. Thompson, MS, RD,1 Bridget A. Hannon, BS,1 Ruopeng An, PhD,1,2 and Hannah D. Holscher, PhD, RD1,2,3

1Division of Nutritional Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

2Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

3Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition Department, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

Human milk oligosaccharides; now as powerful, specific modulators of the adult gut microbial community

Louise Kristine Vigsnæs, Emma Salomonsson, and Bruce McConnell

Glycom A/S, Kogle Allé 4, DK-2970 Hørsholm, Denmark

10:40 a.m. Break – Sponsored by Kellogg
11:10 a.m. Sessions 5. Physiological Properties of Dietary Fiber

Production of sialyllactose and broad-spectrum neutralization of avian influenza viruses

Dae Hee Kim1, Rit Gurung1, Jin Suk Woo1, Kwang Myun Cheong2, Jae Young Song3, Ramesh Prasad Pandey4, Jae Kyung Sohng4

1GeneChem Inc., Daejeon 305-343, Korea

2Median Diagnostics Inc., Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do, Korea

3Viral Disease Division, Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency, Gimcheon-si, Korea

4Department of BT-Convergent Pharmaceutical Engineering, SunMoon University, Korea.

Effect of whole wheat on the development of metabolic syndrome in rats

  1. Meynier1, D. Smith2, M.S. Obin2, J.B. Blumberg2, S. Vinoy and C.Y. Chen2

1 Mondelez, Saclay, France

2 Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging Tufts University Boston MA United States

Impact of wheat fractions differing by their fibre content incorporated in several cereal foods on their glycemic and insulinemic responses

  1. Meynier1, M. Champ2,3, P. Chauveau4, C. Barron5, L. Saulnier6 and S. Vinoy1

1 Mondelez, Saclay, France

2 CRNH Ouest, Nantes, France

3 UMR 1280 PhAN INRA, Nantes University, Nantes, France

4 Biofortis, Nantes, France

5 UMR 1208 IATE INRA, UMII, Cirad, Montpellier Supagro 2, Montpellier, France

6 UR 1268 BIA INRA, Nantes, France

Wheat bran particle size controls butyrate and acetate production in colonic microbial fermentations

Yunus E. Tuncil1, Arianna D. Romero Marcia2, Riya D. Thakkar1, Jennifer L. Norka1, Melissa M. Robins1, and Stephen R. Lindemann1,3*

1 Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research, Food Science Department, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA

2 Department of Food Science and Technology, Universidad Zamorano, El Zamorano, Honduras

3 Department of Nutrition Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN USA

* Presenter: Stephen Lindemann;

Intestinal contents viscosity highly predicts cholesterol lowering by beta-glucans in animal models.

Daniel D. Gallaher, Cynthia M. Gallaher, Laura Freiburger, Melanie Combs, and Andrea Arikawa; Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, USA

A systematic review and meta-analysis on the effects of polydextrose on energy intakes and subjective feelings of appetite

Alvin Ibarra

DuPont Nutrition and Health. Kantvik, Finland.

1:10 p.m. Lunch sponsored by Ingredion
2:10 p.m. Session 7. Regulations Related to Dietary Fiber Definition, Analysis and Labeling

Comparing fiber methods in calculating carbohydrates by summation – Issues with carbohydrate fractions

David B. Haytowitz1 and Katherine M. Phillips2

1 Nutrient Data Lab, USDA-ARS, Beltsville, Maryland, USA

2 Biochemistry Department, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA

History of Dietary Fiber Definition

Susan Cho, Nutrasource, Clarksville, MD USA

Definition and Labelling of Dietary Fiber

Dr. Paula Trumbo, FDA

3:30 p.m. Break – sponsored by Amway
3:45 p.m. Defining Dietary Fiber Requirements for Humans

Stephen O’Keefe, The University of Pittsburgh

The Microbiome as a Biomarker for Fiber Intake and Health benefits in Animal Models

Kelly S. Swanson and Tzu-Wen L. Cross

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA

4: 25 p.m. Q and A 20 min
4: 45 p.m. Adjorn


ADM/Matsutani (Fibersol-2), Illinois, USA and Japan

Advanced Protein Technologies Corp. (2’-fucosyllactose or 2’-FL), Republic of Korea 
Advance Ingredients/ AGG (Iso-maltooligosaccharides and Resistant Dextrin), Irvine, California 92614, USA

AIDP, Inc. (Xylo-oligosaccharides and Pea Fiber), City of Industry, CA 91748, USA

BENEO GmbH (Inulin type fructans), Obrigheim, Germany

Bonumose Biochem LLC (D-Tagatose), Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA

CJ CheilJedang (D-Allulose; D-Tagatose), Republic of Korea 

GeneChem (3’-sialyllactose or 3’-SL), Republic of Korea 

International Life Science Institute, Washington, D.C., USA

Ingredion (Resistant Starch, Agave inulin), Bridgewater, NJ 08807, USA

Kellogg, Battle Creek, MI 49017, USA

Megazyme (Fiber analysis enzyme kit), Ireland

Rice Bran Technologies (Rice bran fiber), Scottsdale, AZ 85253, USA

SamYang Corp (DAllulose, Resistant dextrin, Polydextrose), Republic of Korea 

Tate & Lyle (Soluble corn fiber; Oat beta glucan; Polydextrose), Hoffman Estates, IL 60192, USA