Wednesday, April 18th

10:15h
Welcome coffee. Accreditation and issuing of documents

11:00h
CONFERENCE WELCOME
President of the XII Congress on Mediterranean Diet, Barcelona, Spain

11:10h
INAUGURATION
Authorities and business and research representatives

11:30h
INAUGURAL KEYNOTE SPEECH
Chairperson:
Ramon Estruch, Barcelona, Spain
Keynote speech:
Diet in Childhood: Who Really Follows the Mediterranean Diet?
Luis Moreno, University of Zaragoza (Spain)

12.00h
SESSION 1: MEDITERRANEAN DIET AND CARDIOVASCULAR RISK
Chairperson:
Jesus Argente, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. (Spain)
Lectures

Protective Cardiovascular Effects of Marine Omega 3 Fatty Acids: Past, Present, Future
Jacques Delarue, University of Brest. (France)

Cardio-Metabolic Health and Risk in Obese Children
Andrea Vania. Spienza University. (Italy)

Mediterranean Diet and Diabetes in Childhood
Eirini Kostopoulou. University of Athens (Greece)

13.15h
KEYNOTE
Chairperson:
Carmel Modol, Departament d’Agricultura. Generalitat de Catalunya. (Spain)
Keynote speech:
Nuts to Improve Health Status in Children and Youth
Monica Bulló, University Rovira I Virgili. (Spain)

13:45h
Mediterranean Appetizer

SESSION 2: MEDITERRANEAN DIET AND MENTAL HEALTH
Chairperson:
Rosa Lamuela-Raventos, University of Barcelona. (Spain)
Lectures
Incidence, Clinical Features and Treatment of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD)
José Angel Alda, Hospital Sant Joan de Deu, Barcelona. (Spain)

Mediterranean Diet and ADHD
María Izquierdo-Pulido, University of Barcelona. (Spain)

Gut Microbioma and Health
Ascensión Marcos, CSIC, Madrid. (Spain)

Thursday, April 19th

10:00h
Welcome coffee

10:15h
SESSION 3: MEDITERRANEAN DIET AND OBESITY
Chairperson:
Ramon Sentmarti, Promotora d’Exportacions Agroalimentaries, PRODECA. (Spain)
Lectures:
Obesity in Childhood: Characterization and Treatment
Jesús Argente, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. (Spain)

Childhood Obesity: Roots and Future
Margharita Caroli, Brindisi. (Italy)

Low-Carbohydrate Ketogenic Diet on Obese Children
Bessie Spiliotis, University of Patras. (Greece)

11.45h
SESSION 4: COCOA AND DAIRIES IN CHILDHOOD
Chairperson:
*to be confirmed
Lectures
Cocoa and the Brain
Sonia de Pascual, ICTAN-CSIC. (Spain)

Dairy Consumption and Health: Scientific Evidences
Javier Fontecha, CIAL, CSIC-UAM, Madrid. (Spain)

Yogurt, Mediterranean Diet and Health
Guillermo Mena, University Rovira i Virgili. (Spain)

13:30h
Break

15:30h
SESSION 5: EPIDEMIOLOGICAL AND INTERVENTION STUDIES ON MEDITERRANEAN DIET ON CHILDHOOD

School-based Behavioral Internvention to Face Obesity and Promote Cardiovascular Health Among Spanish Adolescents: a cluster-randomized Controlled trial. SI! Study
Gloria Santos, Fundación SHE. (Spain)

Sugars and Health: Results of the ANIBES study
Gregorio Varela-Moreiras, Universidad CEU San Pablo, Madrid (Spain)

Promoting Health among Preschool Children in the United States of America: the FAMILIA Project (Harlem, New York)
Rodrigo Fernandez, Icahn school of Medicine at Mount Sinai (USA)

13.15h
PREVENTION AND HEALTHY HABITS. THE BEST WAY TO FACE THE CHALLENGES OF THE FUTURE
Ministerio de Sanidad (Spain)

16.45h
CLOSING KEYNOTES
Keynote Speeches:
PRENATAL NUTRITION: IMPORTANCE OF THE FIRST 1000 DAYS OF LIFE
Fatima Crispi, University of Barcelona (Spain)

COMMUNICATING GUIDELINES TO CHILDREN
Ramon Estruch, Servicio de Medicina Interna, Hospital Clinic, IDIBAPS (Spain)

*The organization reserves the right to modify proceedings and speakers depending on unexpected events that may arise.