SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME

OPENING CEREMONY

Jordi Salas-Salvadó (Rovira i Vigili University, Spain)

SESSION 1: MEAL REPLACEMENTS FOR LONGTERM WEIGHT LOSS AND MAINTENANCE: THE WAY FORWARD FOR DIABETES PREVENTION AND REMISSION?
  • Is there a role for diabetes-specific meal replacements in nutrition therapy for type 2 diabetes? Jeffrey Mechanick. The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA.
  • Meal replacements for weight-related complications in type 2 diabetes: What is the state of the evidence? John Sievenpiper. University of Toronto, Canada.
  • Total diet replacement in the context of an intensive lifestyle intervention for remission of type 2 diabetes: Lessons learned from DiRECT. Mike Lean. University of Glasgow, United Kingdom.
  • Oral Abstract 1
  • Panel discussion
SESSION 2: CARBOHYDRATES AND DIABETES: THE IMPORTANCE OF QUALITY VERSUS QUANTITY
  • Dietary fibre (beta-glucans) and health claims: is it time for a reassessment? Thomas Wolever. University of Toronto, Canada.
  • Defining a quality carbohydrate food: the importance of nutrient density and dietary patterns. Adam Drenowski. University of Washington, USA.
  • Low-calorie ("Artificial") Sweeteners and health: Are a lack of research and reporting standards contributing to the confusion? Peter Rogers, UK.
  • Glycemic Index and Load for cardiometabolic health: a matter of quality interaction. Simin Liu. Brown University, USA.
  • Panel Discussion
SESSION 3: “PLENARY LECTURE”
  • Historic overview of Type 2 Diabetes and Nutrition Guidelines. Jim Mann. University of Otago, New Zealand.
  • Presentation of the DNSG 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Type 2 Diabetes. Andreas F. H. Pfeiffer. Charité University Hospital, Germany.
  • Panel discussion
SESSION 4: T2D and brain dysfunction
  • Changes in food reward during weight management interventions. Graham Finlayson. University of Leeds, United Kingdom.
  • Diet on brain insulin resistance and cognitive impairment. Hubert Preissl. Institute for Diabetes Research and Metabolic Diseases, Helmholtz Center Munich and University of Tübingen, Germany.
  • Diet interactions with the microbiota and cognitive function. José M Fernandez-Real. Hospital Josep Trueta and IdibGi, Spain.
  • Oral Abstract 2
  • Panel Discussion
SESSION 5: Dairy product CONSUMPTION AND HEALTH
  • Yogurt, gut microbiota reshaping and human health.
  • Dairy Products in the Development of Type 2 Diabetes. André Marette. Laval University, Canada.
  • Dairy product and cardiovascular disease: low-fat type and fermented dairy are better options than full fat or non-fermented? Sabita Soedamah-Muthu. Tilburg University, The Netherlands.
  • Oral Abstract 3
  • Panel Discussion
SESSION 6: Fat SOURCES, BODY WEIGHT AND DIABETES
  • Olive oil in the risk of diabetes and associated complications. Gabriele Riccardi. University of Naples Federico II, Italy.
  • Are marine omega 3 fatty acids able to prevent insulin-resistance associated to type 2 diabetes and obesity? Jaques Delarue. Université de Bretagne Occidentale, France.
  • Oral Abstract 4
  • Panel Discussion
SESSION 7: METABOLOMICS: A USEFUL TOOL IN NUTRITIONAL EPIDEMIOLOGY
  • Metabolomics in nutritional epidemiology: current status and future opportunities. FB Hu, Harvard University, USA.
  • Progress in metabolomics of type 2 diabetes. Pablo Hernández Alonso, Rovira i Vigili University, Spain.
  • Food metabolome in nutrition research. 
  • Oral Abstract 5
  • Panel Discussion
SESSION 8: FOODS, DIETARY PATTERNS AND SUSTAINABILITY
  • Glycemic index and sustainable foods. David Jenkins. University of Toronto, Canada.
  • The healthy, the eco-friendly, and the inexpensive: which dietary pattern to follow? Ujué Fresán. University of Navarra, Spain and Loma Linda University, USA.
  • Role of plant protein in healthy dietary patterns. Dan Ramdath. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC).
  • A clinician’s food guide to sustainability. Joan Sabate. Loma Linda University, USA.
  • Panel Discussion
SHORT ORAL COMMUNICATIONS
SESSION 9: NUTS, DIABETES AND METABOLIC SYNDROME
  • Nuts in the prevention of diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome. Zhaoping Li. University of California. USA.
  • Nuts in the management of diabetes. Anoop Misra. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India.
  • Nuts, gut microbiota and cognition.
  • Oral Abstract 6
  • Panel Discussion
SESSION 10: DIETARY PATTERNS AND TYPE 2 DIABETES
  • Vegetarian/vegan diet in the prevention and management of T2D. Hana Kahleova. University of Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Mediterranean diet in the prevention and management of T2D. Jordi Salas-Salvadó. Rovira i Virgili University, Spain.
  • Panel Discussion
DNSG UPDATES
ANNOUNCEMENT NEXT DNSG MEETING

Chair: Ursula Schwab (University of Eastern Finland)

  • Invitation to the 39th International Symposium on Diabetes and Nutrition in Croatia
    Dario Rahelic (Dubrava University Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia)
CLOSURE SESSION

Jordi Salas-Salvadó (University Rovira i Virgili, Spain)

GENERAL ASSEMBLY (Ursula Schwab, Finland)