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?

Chairpersons: A-M Aas (Norway), Simin Liu (USA)

  • 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

Chairpersons: C Kendall (Canada), G Livesey (United Kingdom)

  • 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”

Chairpersons: U Schwab (Finland), U Risérus (Sweden)

  • 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

Chairpersons: A Pfeiffer (Germany), C Dimosthenopoulos (Greece)

  • 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

Chairpersons: TBC, A Thanopoulou (Greece)

  • Yogurt, gut microbiota reshaping and human health. Kerstin Thriene. Universitätsklinikum Freiburg, Germany.
  • 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

Chairpersons: A Rivellese (Italy), D Rahelic (Croatia)

  • 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

Chairpersons: MA Martínez (Spain), G Riccardi (Italy)

  • 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. Cristina Andrés-Lacueva. Barcelona University, Spain.
  • Oral Abstract 5
  • Panel Discussion
SESSION 8: FOODS, DIETARY PATTERNS AND SUSTAINABILITY

Chairpersons: TBC, H Kahleova (Czech Republic)

  • 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.
  • Oral Abstract 6
  • Panel Discussion
SHORT ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

Chairpersons: P Bendix Jeppesen (Denmark), Vladimir Vuksan (Canada)

SESSION 9: NUTS, DIABETES AND METABOLIC SYNDROME

Chairpersons: C Kendall (Canada), J Salas-Salvadó (Spain)

  • 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. Crystal Haskell-Ramsay. Northumbria University, United Kingdom.
  • Oral Abstract 7
  • Panel Discussion
SESSION 10: DIETARY PATTERNS AND TYPE 2 DIABETES

Chairpersons: J Sabaté (US), D Jenkins (Canada)

  • 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
ANNOUNCEMENT NEXT DNSG MEETING

Chairperson: Ursula Schwab (University of Eastern Finland)

  • Invitation to the 39th International Symposium on Diabetes and Nutrition in Athens, Greece.
    Haris Dimosthenopoulos, Lead of EFAD's ESDN for Diabetes, Executive Committee member of the Diabetes and Nutrition Study Group (DNSG) of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD).
CLOSURE SESSION

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

GENERAL ASSEMBLY (Ursula Schwab, Finland)