Program

This world class congress will gather international scientists and present the latest research on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

26 March 2025

26 March 2025

19.00 - 21.00

Welcome reception: Italian wines and a taste of Italy

27 March 2025

27 March 2025

08.30 – 09.00

Registration and coffee break

27 March 2025

09.00 - 09.30

Welcome – Authorities

27 March 2025

09.30 - 10.00

Plenary opening conference

Epigenetics – the new hip science: extending life expectancy by eating the right foods?

27 March 2025

10.00 – 11.30

Session 1: Lifestyle – related diseases – how to prevent the new epidemics

Overweight and obesity – how to prevent the global epidemic

Maria Puy Portillo - University of Basque Country

Type 2 diabetes – is sugar the new saturated fat?

Attilio Giacosa - University of Pavia

Lifestyle factors and cardiovascular diseases

Luc Djousse - Harvard University, USA

Cancer - a lifestyle disease?

27 March 2025

11.30 – 12.00

Coffee break

27 March 2025

12.00 - 13.00

Session 2: Longevity – Are we all going to be centenarians?

Effects of anti-aging redox nutritional approach on health and lifespan

Giuseppe Poli - University of Turin

What is the best diet for longevity and good health?

Laura di Renzo - University of Tor Vergata

27 March 2025

13.00 - 14.30

Lunch and Poster Session

27 March 2025

14.30 – 15.30

Session 3: Gastronomy roundtable : Pleasure and health

27 March 2025

15.30 – 16.30

Session 4: What is the secret to healthy aging?

What role do exercise and diet play?

David Thivel - University of Clermont-Ferrand

Super-agers – can diet prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

How mental well-being and happiness contributes to longevity

Michael Klein - Catholic University College

27 March 2025

16.30 – 17.30

Poster Awards

27 March 2025

20.00

Gala dinner

28 March 2025

28 March 2025

09.30 – 10.00

Plenary Conference

Keynote Lecture: You are what you eat: Gut health – more than a buzzword

Iris Shai - Ben Gurion University Israel, Harvard University, USA

28 March 2025

10.00 – 11.30

Session 5: Moderate wine consumption in the Mediterranean Diet under debate – A global perspective on healthy eating

Traditional eating patterns in the Mediterranean

Rena Kosti - University of Thessaly

Mediterranean Diet - epidemiological evidence for being one of the best preventive diets

Simona Costanzo - Instituto Neurologico Mediterraneo Neuromed

Mediterranean diet, wine, lifestyles and biological aging

Licia Iacoviello - University of Insubria

Polyphenols – the magic bullets in foods?

Rosa Lamuela Raventos - Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red Fisiopatologia de la Obesidad y la Nutrición (CIBEROBN), Institute of Health Carlos III, Madrid, Spain; Department of Nutrition, Food Science and Gastronomy, School of Pharmacy and Food Science, INSA-University of Barcelona, Barcelona

No red in the Med?

28 March 2025

11.30 – 12.00

Coffee Break

28 March 2025

12.00 - 13.00

Session 6: Well-being and risk in context – Roundtable discussion

Population risk vs. individual risk

Risk from a public health perspective

Moderation and risk: How to encourage healthy choices

Is there a role for pleasure?

28 March 2025

13.00 - 14.00

Lunch

28 March 2025

14.00 – 15.30

Session 7: Inconsistencies in scientific evidence – Exploring research methods and what to believe

Evidence-Based Nutrition - What it is and isn’t

Bradley Johnston - Texas A&M University

Observational research – valid for guidelines?

Role of Mendelian randomization in alcohol research

Understanding Causal Inference: Key Methods and Tools

Hania Szajewska - The Medical University of Warsaw, Department of Paediatrics

Evidence-based nutrition - how can it be improved? (PREDIMED Collaboration)

Emilio Ros - University of Barcelona

28 March 2025

15.30 – 16.30

Session 8: Moderate wine consumption and cancer risk

Do wine drinkers have an increased cancer risk? Epidemiological perspective and clinical aspects

Ramon Estruch - Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y la Nutrición (CIBEROBN), Institute of Health Carlos III, Madrid, Spain; Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Barcelona