39th International Symposium on Diabetes and Nutrition - Speakers


SPEAKERS



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Aas Anne-Marie

Clinical dietitian, PhD, Oslo University Hospital and Associate Professor, University of Oslo, Norway

Anne-Marie Aas is a clinical dietitian at Oslo University Hospital, Aker, and associate professor at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo. Both work and research is focused on diabetes and nutrition. Aas has been a member of the DNSG since 2002 and the DNSG board since 2011. She has been involved in the revision of the DNSG’s dietary recommendations and had similar obligations in the Norwegian guidelines for diet, physical activity and weight reduction in diabetes. Aas is principal investigator for an RCT on prebiotic fibre’s effect on blood glucose and appetite in people with type 2 diabetes, the FIBERDIA study. She is a member of the Medical Board of the Norwegian Diabetes Association and is also advisor for the association on issues regarding nutrition and dietetics.


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Atherton Philip

Professor, Chair of Clinical, Metabolic & Molecular Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, UK

Philip was awarded a BSc (1st class) in 2002, PhD in 2005 and a government fellowship in Molecular Physiology (2007). Thereafter (2012), he was promoted to Associate Professor and full Professor (2017), at the University of Nottingham. Philip has been PI/Co-I on grants >£10M from UK research councils, charities, industry (pharma/nutritional) and EU sources. He has published >250 peer-reviewed articles (H-index 60 (Google Scholar), with ~18,000 citations (~3000/year), an i10 index of 118, and 7 invited book(s) chapters. Philip is Senior Editor for Nutrients, Applied Physiology, Nutrition & Metabolism and founding Editor-In-Chief of Physiologia. He is on the Medical Research Council (MRC) Population & Systems Medicine Board (PSMB). Philip’s work combines clinical physiology with the application of stable isotope tracers, OMICs, and in vivo/vitro molecular biology - to discover predictors of, the mechanistic basis for, and means to mitigate health declines in ageing and disease(s).


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Atzeni Alessandro

PhD, postdoctoral researcher at the Human Nutrition Unit, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Rovira I Virgili University, Spain.

Alessandro Atzeni, PhD, postdoctoral researcher at the Human Nutrition Unit, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Rovira I Virgili University, Spain. My current research is mainly focused in the identification of gut microbiota taxonomic, functional and metabolomics signatures associated with metabolic disorders, dietary patterns, and cognition, within the frame of the PREDIMED-Plus clinical trial, aiming to assess the long-term effect of an intensive weight-loss lifestyle intervention based on Mediterranean diet, on cardiovascular disease risk and mortality in a population of elderly subjects with overweight/obesity and metabolic syndrome


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Brand-Miller Jennie

FAA, FAIFST, FNSA, Professor of Human Nutrition, School of Life and Environmental Sciences and Charles Perkins Centre, Director, Sydney University Glycemic Index Research Service, Director, Glycemic Index Foundation, The University of Sydney, Australia

Jennie Brand-Miller is a leading nutrition scientist in the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney. She is recognised around the world for her research on carbohydrates, particularly the glycemic index of foods. She has written ~350 publications with over 20,000 total citations and H-index of 71. She was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in 2019. Her popular science books were the first best-selling diet books achieved sales of 3.5 million copies. She is Member of the Order of Australia in 2011, Sir Kempson-Maddox Diabetes Australia Award in 2009 and finalist in Australian of the Year Awards 2006. In 2003, she was awarded a Clunies Ross Medal for her contributions to science and technology in Australia. She is a Fellow of the Nutrition Society of Australia and the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology. She is also a proud recipient of bilateral cochlear implants for sensorineural deafness.


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Dedoussis Georgios

Professor of Human Cellular and Molecular Biology, Department of Nutrition & Dietetics, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece



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De Souza Russell

ScD, RD, Dietitian and nutritional epidemiologist Associate Professor at McMaster University, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Canada



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Dimosthenopoulos Charilaos

Dr. MMedSci.PhD, Chief Dietitian-Dietetic Dept at General Hospital of Athens "Laiko", Greece, Board Member of Hellenic Diabetes Association & Empakan, Board Member of Diabetes Nutrition Sturdy Group (DNSG)

Dr Charilaos Dimosthenopoulos received his PhD from the Medical School of the Kapodistriakon University, Athens. He holds a Bachelor degree on Biology from the School of Biology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, a Postgraduate Diploma (PostDip in Dietetics) in Dietetics from Leeds Metropolitan University and a Master of Medicine and Science in Human Nutrition (MMedSci) from Sheffield University, UK. He has a HACCP Inspector Certificate from the Agricultural University and TUV AUSTRIA. He works as Chief Dietitian at the Department of Clinical Nutrition, General Hospital of Athens “Laiko” being responsible for the dietary monitoring and treatment of patients of various clinical conditions, since 2002. He has numerous publications while he has numerous participations in Greek and International congresses with oral presentations, abstracts and posters. He is Board member of the Society for the Study of Risk Factors for Vascular Diseases (EMPAKAN) and Board member of the Hellenic Diabetes Association (EDE). He is Board member of the Diabetes and Nutrition Study Group (DNSG) and was the Leader of the EFAD’s European Specialist Dietetic Networks (ESDNs) Diabetes (2018-2022). He is teaching in 4 different postgraduate courses of the Kapodistriakon University and the University of West Attica, Athens.


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Doupis John

PhD, Director of the Internal Medicine and Diabetes Department, Salamis Naval and Veterans Hospital, Greece



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Gregersen Soren

Consultant, Department of Clinical Medicine, SDCA, Steno Diabetes Center Aarhus, Denmark



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Hatziagelaki Erifili

Professor of Internal Medicine & Metabolic Diseases, 2nd Dept. of Internal Medicine, Research Institute & Diabetes Center, University Hospital "Attikon", Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Medical education: Cologne University Medical School, Germany. Licensure and Certification: Licensure as Medical Doctor in Germany, Licensure as Medical Doctor in Greece, Licensure for Internal Medicine and Diabetology in Greece. Subspecialty: Diabetes Mellitus, Metabolic Diseases. Postdoc: Honorary Research Fellow in the 3rd Medical Clinic and Policlinic of Justus-Liebig University of Giessen, Germany (1995- 1997), Research Fellow as Visiting Professor in the IV. Medical Clinic und Policlinic at the University of Tübingen, Germany (2010-2015), Visiting Professor of the German Diabetes Center (DDZ), Leibniz Center for Diabetes Research at Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf, Germany (2015-present). Research Collaboration: German Diabetes Center (DDZ), Leibniz Center for Diabetes Research at Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf, Germany, Department of Molecular Physiology and Pharmacology Tufts University School of Medicine, Tufts Medical Center. Scientific interests: Clinical and experimental research on the pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus (Pathogenesis, Genetic, Insulin Resistance and Immunology), Clinical research field of Pharmacokinetics of semisynthetic and biosynthetic human insulin as well as of conventional oral anti-diabetic drugs, Research in the field of immunology in diabetes and pancreatic islet transplantation (3rd Medical Clinic and Policlinic of Justus-Liebig University of Giessen, Germany), Research in the field of diabetes and specifically the study of type 2 diabetic genes (IV. Medical Clinic und Policlinic at the University of Tübingen, Germany), Research in the field of diabetes mellitus and fatty liver disorders (German Diabetes Center (DDZ), Leibniz Center for Diabetes Research at Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf, Germany). Other Experiences and Professional Memberships: Vice President of the Central European Diabetes Association (CEDA), Member of the European Type 1 Diabetes Genetics Consortium (ET1DGC), General secretary of the Greek Association for the Study of Risk Factors for Vascular Diseases, Member of the secondary Scientific advisory board of the National Organization for Medicines (EOF), Member of the secondary scientific advisory board of the Hellenic Association of Pharmaceutical Companies (SFEE), President of the Diabetes Committee of the Central Health Council of the Ministry of Health, President of the Diabetes Committee of the Central Board of Health (KESY) of the Ministry of Health.


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Jenkins David

MD, PhD, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Clinical Nutrition & Risk Factor Modification Center, St Michael's Hospital, Ontario, Canada

David J.A. Jenkins is an University Professor, and a professor in the Departments of Nutritional Sciences and Medicine, University of Toronto, a staff physician in the Division of Endocrinology, Director of the Clinical Nutrition and Risk Factor Modification Center, and a Scientist in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital. He has served on committees in Canada and the United States that formulated nutritional guidelines for the treatment of diabetes and recommendations for fiber and macronutrient intake under the joint US-Canada DRI system (RDAs). He is a vegan and has spent much time with the food industry working to develop plant based products. He believes in the therapeutic value of plant-based diets and their components and that the diets that are advocated have to be environmentally sustainable.


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Kahleová Hana

MD, PhD Director of Clinical Research, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Washington, USA

Dr. Kahleova is director of clinical research for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. She has conducted several clinical trials, using a plant-based diet in the treatment of obesity, diabetes, and metabolic disease. Her research showed that a plant-based diet leads to a greater weight loss and improvement in metabolism, and addresses multiple mechanisms behind diabetes. Her research proved that eating a large breakfast and lunch is more beneficial than eating six smaller meals a day for patients with type 2 diabetes. Her research on meal frequency and timing showed that eating less frequently, no snacking, consuming breakfast, and eating the largest meal in the morning may be effective methods for preventing long-term weight gain. As a member of the American Diabetes Association and as a board member of the Diabetes and Nutrition Study Group of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, Dr. Kahleova is directly involved in the process of updating the nutritional recommendations for patients with diabetes.


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Katsilambros Nikolaos

Professor Emeritus, MD, PhD, FACP, SCOPE Founding Fellow, European Federation Internal Medicine Hon Fellow, Diabetes Nutrition Study Group Hon Fellow

Medical specialties: Internal Medicine Cardiology, , Endocrinology. Elected Full Professor in the Athens' University 1995, Medical Director for 15 years (1994-2007) of the First Department of Internal Medicine, Laikon Hospital Athens' Univ. Medical School, where he had already since years founded and developed diabetes, obesity and diabetic foot clinics. Chairman of the 14th European Congress of Obesity (2005). Vice Chairman of the Organizatory Committee of the 41st EASD Congress (Athens, Sept. 2005). FACP (Fellow American College Physicians)-December 2005. Visiting Professor and/or Invited Speaker in the Universities of Ulm, Lausanne, Boston (Joslin Clinic), NIH, Naples, Belgrade, Deutsche Diabetes Gesellschaft and others. Honorary Fellow European Federation Internal Medicine. Honorary Fellow DNSG. Founding Fellow of SCOPE. Awards: 11. Peer review publications: 216. Citations: Google Scholar Citations, May 2022: 12205, h-index=60, i10-index=165.


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Kendall Cyril

Research Associate, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Clinical Nutrition and Risk Factor Modification Center, St. Michael’s Hospital, Adjunct Professor, Department of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Dr. Kendall is a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, and the Clinical Nutrition and Risk Factor Modification Center, St. Michael's Hospital, and an Adjunct Professor in the Division of Nutrition and Dietetics, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan. He was educated at the University of Toronto, where he obtained his Honors BSc, MSc and PhD. His primary research interest is the role of diet in the prevention and treatment of chronic disease. Dr. Kendall has over 200 publications in peer-reviewed medical journals. His research on the Portfolio Diet, which combines cholesterol-lowering food components, has been included in the US National Cholesterol Education Program (ATP III) and the Canadian Cardiovascular Society guidelines as an effective dietary strategy for cholesterol reduction. He has also conducted much research on the role of healthy dietary patterns, including low glycemic index diets, in the control of type 2 diabetes. To make therapeutic diets more accessible, he has worked with the food industry to develop products for the supermarket with specific health attributes. Dr. Kendall is a founding member of the International Carbohydrate Quality Consortium (ICQC), Vice Chair of the Diabetes and Nutrition Study Group (DNSG) of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), on the Clinical Practice Guidelines Expert Committee for Nutrition Therapy of the EASD and is a Director of the Toronto 3D Knowledge Synthesis and Clinical Trials


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Khan Tauseef

Research Associate, MBBS, MSc, PhD, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, Canada

Tauseef Ahmad Khan is an epidemiologist by training with a focus on nutrition epidemiology of dietary sweeteners. His research work is to understand the association between natural sweeteners like honey, sugar containing foods, and low-calorie sweeteners and cardiometabolic outcomes. His research methodology involves delineating the acute and long-term health benefits of sweetened foods using clinical trials, compositional analysis, observational cohort studies, and pooling published results using innovative methods in meta-analysis. Lately he has shifted his focus on the role of rare sugars in different floral honeys and their potential health benefits.


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Kotsa Kalliopi

Assistant Professor of Endocrinology - Diabetology, Faculty of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 1st Internal Medicine- Diabetes Center, AHEPA University General Hospital of Thessaloniki, Greece



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Landberg Rikard

Professor of Food and Health, Department of Biology and Biological Engineering, Head of Division Food and Nutrition Science, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

Professor Rikard Landberg is the head of Division of Food and Nutrition Science at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. He studies the preventive role of plant-based foods using observational- and intervention studies. Landberg is the PI of several RCTs on the role of plant based foods in appetite and body weight regulation and on cardiometabolic risk. He also leads studies to test novel OMICs-based personalized concepts for improved CVD prevention. Metabolomics is a key technique used for discovery and validation of exposure- and prediction biomarkers, and for molecular phenotyping as the basis for tailored dietary strategies for personalized nutrition. Professor Landberg has authored ~170 papers, ~10 book chapters, delivered ~30 invited/keynote lectures and is the editor of one book. He has an H-index of 37 according to Scopus. Professor Landberg is a member of the Young Academy of Sweden and of the National Committee for Nutrition and Food Science at the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences.


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Lankinen Maria

Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition, University of Eastern Finland, Finland

Maria Lankinen (PhD) is an authorized clinical nutritionist, and docent in nutrition, with specialization in lipid metabolism. She is a researcher at the Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition and has an over 10 years’ experience of randomized controlled clinical trials studying health effects of diet. Last years she has focused on gene-diet interactions related to lipid metabolism and prevention of type 2 diabetes. She has also an active role in the Fatty Acids and Outcomes Research Consortium, which goal is to understand the relationships between fatty acids from our diet and metabolic processes on chronic disease outcomes.


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Lean Michael

MA, MB, BChir, MD, FRCP (Edinburgh), FRCPS (Glasgow), FRSE Professor of Human Nutrition, University of Glasgow, and consultant physician at Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Visiting professor, Universities of Otago and Sydney

Professor Lean leads ‘broad-focus’ translational, integrative, research and teaching within medical and nutrition training, integrating biomedical research at basic science, clinical and public health levels. Currently PI on the largest research grant ever awarded by Diabetes UK, the Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial (DiRECT, £2.6m), an NIHR-funded weight loss for long COVID (ReDIRECT, £1.0m), collaborative diabetes remission projects in Nepal and Australia, and pharmaceutical trials. Published over 600 peer-reviewed scientific articles and several books, G-Scholar H-Index =116. Awards include Diabetes UK-Rank Prize Lecturer (2014), Banting Memorial Lecturer (2020/21), Tenovus Medal for Research (2017), elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland’s National Academy (2018). Outside research he makes and plays fiddles, and escapes to climb mountains.


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Liu Simin

MD, MPH, ScD, Professor of Epidemiology, Medicine, and Surgery, Director, Center for Global Cardiometabolic Health (CGCH), Brown University, USA

Dr. Liu is an epidemiologist whose work unites molecular genetics, nutrition, clinical medicine, and public health. Dr. Liu is a Professor of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health, Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology), and Professor of Surgery at the Alpert School of Medicine. He also serves as director of the Center for Global Cardiometabolic Health (CGCH) and holds an adjunct professorship at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Chinese University of HongKong (Honorary), Guangdong General Hospital/Academy of Medical Sciences, and Fuwai Hospital (Honorary) and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. Before joining the Brown faculty, Dr. Liu was the founding director of the UCLA Burroughs Wellcome Fund Inter-school Program in Metabolic Disease and the Center for Metabolic Disease Prevention while serving as Professor of Epidemiology, Medicine, and Ob/Gyn at UCLA. Before that, he served as Instructor, Assistant, and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and Assistant and Associate Professor of Epidemiology at Harvard University. Dr. Liu's research is mainly concerned with the etiology of chronic diseases with special emphasis on identifying strategies for their prevention and control. His team has contributed to many studies of diverse populations around the world. This work has led to the identification and confirmation of several novel genetic, biochemical, dietary, and environmental risk factors as well as their interactions in the development of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. To date, Dr. Liu has published >400 peer-reviewed research papers, some of which are among the most frequently cited. In 2015, he was listed as one of the most highly cited scholars with an H-index>100. He has developed and taught 6 courses and directly supervised >100 trainees at Harvard, UCLA, and Brown universities, and delivered >180 invited lectures worldwide. Dr. Liu is an elected fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA), American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI), American Epidemiological Society (AES), and a permanent member of the Epidemic Intelligence Service Alumni Association (EISAA). He has also served as a member or chair on committees/study sections/ advisory boards for federal and international agencies, including the National Institute of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Chinese CDC, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Canadian Foundation for Innovation, the European Union, the British Medical Research Council (MRC), and the World Health Organization (WHO), providing consultations on issues related to pharmaceuticals, nutrition, and global health.


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Makrilakis Konstantinos

Professor of Internal Medicine, Diabetes Consultant, "Laiko" General Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Konstantinos Makrilakis, MD, MPH, MSc, Ph.D. is a Professor of Internal Medicine-Metabolic Diseases at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School, Laiko General Hospital, Athens, Greece. He is currently working as a clinical doctor, researcher, and educator at the Laiko University Hospital, participating in the activities of the Diabetes Center and the Diabetes Foot Clinic as well as the Insulin Pump Outpatient Clinic. He is a Board Member of the Hellenic Diabetes Association (General Secretary) and the International Diabetes Federation European Section (IDF-E). His research interests are mainly focused on the epidemiology and the prevention of diabetes and has participated in many European Commission-sponsored studies for the prevention of diabetes. He has 112 publications (Medline) with more than 6000 citations in international literature and h–index: 31 (Google Scholar).


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Manios Yannis

Professor in Nutritional Assessment, Counseling and Health Promotion, Department of Nutrition & Dietetics, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece

Postgraduate studies in Human Nutrition (M.Phil) at Sheffield University, UK & PhD in Preventive Medicine and Nutrition Clinic, Medical School at University of Crete, primarily focused on the promotion of children’s optimum nourishment, growth and development and the prevention of obesity and cardiometabolic risk factors. Over the last 20 years research interests have been expanded to include nutritional assessment of large national and multinational cohorts as well as the development and implementation of community based interventions to promote health and wellbeing for children, adults and families. Since 2000 actively involved as a Principal Investigator in many National, European research programs and clinical trials either funded by the private sector, public sector or EU such as FP5: FP6, FP7, Horizon 2020, and Horizon Europe.


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Mavrogiannaki Anastasia

Specialist in Internal Medicine - Diabetologist, PhD, Director at 2nd Medical Department and Diabetes Center, N.I.M.T.S. General Hospital of Athens, President of Hellenic Diabetes Association (EDE), Greece



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Mechanick Jeffrey

Professor of Medicine, Medical Director of The Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Clinical Cardiovascular Health, Mount Sinai Heart and Cardiovascular Institute and Division of Cardiology, Director of Metabolic Support, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, USA

Dr. Mechanick is Professor of Medicine and Medical Director of The Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health at Mount Sinai Heart, and Director of Metabolic Support in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He received his M.D. degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, completed Internal Medicine residency at Baylor College of Medicine, and completed Endocrine Fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Mechanick authored 394 publications in Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition Support with 281 PubMed citations currently. He is the 2016-2017 Past President of the American College of Endocrinology, 2013-2014 Past President of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and 2005-2006 Past President of the American Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists. Dr. Mechanick co-edited Nutritional Strategies for the Diabetic and Prediabetic Patient; Power of Prevention: The Complete Guide to Lifelong Nutrition; Thyroid Cancer: From Emergent Biotechnology to Clinical Practice Guidelines; Molecular Nutrition – The Practical Guide, Lifestyle Medicine – A Manual for Clinical Practice, and Creating a Lifestyle Medicine Center; and co-authored Diabetes Mellitus Pocket and Nutritional Medicine Pocket. Dr. Mechanick was appointed as a member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (PCFSN) Science Board for 2010-2013 and was the 2013-2015 Editor-in-Chief and is currently Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of the PCFSN quarterly publication Elevate Health. Dr. Mechanick is Past Chair of the Physician Engagement Committee of the American Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Dr. Mechanick continues to chair the International Transcultural Diabetes Nutrition Algorithm Working Group, and METRICS – a global cardiometabolic research consortium. Dr. Mechanick also currently serves as Chair of the Board of Visitors for the College of Computer, Mathematics, and Natural Sciences at the University of Maryland at College Park and was the 2011 recipient of the University of Maryland Industry Impact Award and 2011 University of Maryland Biology Alumnus Award. Dr. Mechanick’s research interests are in the fields of nutrition and metabolic support, obesity and lifestyle medicine, and network analysis of complex systems. Dr. Mechanick is responsible for training cardiology fellows at Mount Sinai Heart in preventive cardiology. Introduction Bullets: Professor of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Medical Director, Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health at Mount Sinai Heart, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Director, Metabolic Support – Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Chair of the Board of Visitors for the College of Computer, Mathematics, and Natural Sciences at the University of Maryland at College Park, Past President, American College of Endocrinology, Past President, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, Past President, American Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, Presidents Council of Fitness, Sports and Nutrition – Elevate Health, Past Member of the Science Board, President’s Council of Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, Past Chair, Physician Engagement Committee of the American Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, 394 publications with 281 PubMed citations, 80 chapters, and 10 books.


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Messina Mark

PhD, MS, Director of Nutrition Science and Research for the Soy Nutrition Institute Global, USA

Dr. Messina is the Director of Nutrition Science and Research for the Soy Nutrition Institute Global, co-owner of Nutrition Matters, Inc., a nutrition consulting company, an adjunct associate professor at Loma Linda University. For the past 32 years, Dr. Messina has devoted his time to the study of the health effects of soyfoods and soybean isoflavones. He writes extensively on these subjects, having published more than 100 articles and book chapters for health professionals, and has given more than 750 presentations to both consumer and professional groups in 55 countries. Dr. Messina is the chairperson of the editorial advisory board of, and writes a regular column for The Soy Connection, a quarterly newsletter that reaches over 250,000 dietitians and other health professionals. He has also organized and chaired nine international symposia on the role of soy in preventing and treating chronic disease and is the co-author of 3 books.


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Mougiakakou Stavroula

Associate Professor in Computer Engineering, ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research, AI in Health and Nutrition Laboratory, University of Bern, Switzerland

Stavroula Mougiakakou is an Associate Professor affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine, University of Bern and holds a Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the National Technical University of Athens. She is currently leading the AI in Health and Nutrition laboratory at the ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research Bern, Switzerland. Her research interests include artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer vision and their application in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment optimization of acute and chronic diseases. Over the last years she successfully involved herself and her research group in many competitive national, European, and internationally funded R&D projects, resulting in numerous publications, a number of patents and several technology transfer activities.


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Panagiotakos Dimosthenis

Professor in Biostatistics-Nutrition Epidemiology, Department of Nutrition & Dietetics, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece

Demosthenes Panagiotakos, DrMed, FRSPH, FACE, is Professor in Biostatistics, Research Methods and Epidemiology at Harokopio University in Athens, and Member of the high-level Scientific Committee of Health, Environment and Emerging Risks / DG Health and Food Safety, of the European Commission (2016-2026). Prof Panagiotakos is also visiting Distinguished Professor at School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, USA (since 2016), and adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Health, University of Canberra, ACT, Australia (since 2017). He has supervised as the Principal Investigator 17 large–scale, epidemiological studies, and research projects (1.5M total). His research interests include NCD epidemiology and risk modelling, medical research methodology, and public health. He has published 4 books, over 850 scientific papers in peer-reviewed international journals and has more than 38.000 citations of his work (h-index of 81). He has received several National and International Awards and Scholarships. He is research evaluator for National and International Organizations (European Commission, EASME, EIC, JCR, etc), reviewer in 70+ international journals in the field of epidemiology, cardiovascular disease, public health, nutrition, etc, as well as external evaluator for several faculty positions. He is an Executive Board member in 3 Scientific Societies, former President of the Hellenic Atherosclerosis Society (2018-2020), and Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH, UK) and American College of Epidemiology (ACE, USA). He serves as Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editor or Editorial Board member in 17 international journals. He has invited to give more than 250 lectures in 17 countries around the world. He has actively participated in campaigns against tobacco use and substances, exposure to environmental tobacco smoking, as well as promotion of healthy dietary patterns and Mediterranean diet. He is a Member of the National Nutrition Policy Committee (2016-2022) of the Ministry of Health and has served as Board Member of the Scientific Council of the Hellenic Food Authority (2009-2015), as well as the National Council of Public Health (2012-2015). In October 2019 he has appointed by the Minister of Health, Vice President and Member of the BoD of the National Public Health Organization (CDC).


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Papanas Nikolaos

Professor of Internal Medicine-Diabetes mellitus, Head Diabetes Centre-Diabetic Foot Clinic, Second Department of Internal Medicine, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece, President European Diabetic Foot Study Group

Professor Nikolaos Papanas is Professor in Internal Medicine-Diabetes Mellitus at Democritus University of Thrace, Greece. He is Head of the Diabetes Centre-Diabetic Foot Clinic of the Second Department of Internal Medicine at Democritus University of Thrace. He has been specialised in diabetes and its complications in the Diabetes Centre and the Diabetic Foot Clinic at King’s College Hospital, London, UK, as well as in the German Diabetes Centre at the Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany. He has established an ongoing collaboration with the neuropathy study group of the German Diabetes Centre in Düsseldorf. He has published more than 420 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He is the Editor-in-Chief of The International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds. Moreover, he serves in the editorial board of other international journals (more than 90). He has been Guest Editor in 9 special issues of international journals. He has also participated with numerous presentations in Greek and European medical congresses and repeatedly served as invited reviewer in medical journals. He has been invited to deliver lectures in 9 foreign countries. He has served in the Executive Committee of the Hellenic Society for Angiology. Furthermore, he is currently a member in the Executive Committee of the Study Group on Diabetes and Nervous System of the German Diabetes Association (DDG). He is also Vice President of the Greek Society for the Study of the Diabetic Foot. He has served as Secretary General and as President of the Hellenic Diabetes Association (HDA). He is now the President of the ethics committee of HDA. Additionally, he is the President of the Diabetic Foot Study Group (DFSG, www.dfsg.org) of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), as well as Vice-President of D-FOOT INTERNATIONAL (https://d-foot.org/). He is Visiting Professor in the German Diabetes Centre, Düsseldorf. Finally, he is an honorary member of the Cypriot Diabetes Association and of the Hungarian Diabetes Association.


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Papazafeiropoulou Athanasia K.

MD, MSc, PhD, Consultant in Internal Medicine & Diabetology, 1st Department of Internal Medicine & Diabetes Center, Greece

Dr. Papazafiropoulou is Consultant in Internal Medicine at General Hospital of Piraeus “Tzaneio”, 1st Department of Internal Medicine and Diabetes Center, Greece. She has graduated from the Medical School of the University of Athens, where she also had her MSc in Biostatistics and PhD diploma on the field of Diabetes. She participates in the training of doctors in Internal Medicine, as well as, doctors who are officially seconded from the Ministry of Health to specialize in diabetes at the 1st Department of Internal Medicine and Diabetes Center of her Hospital. She has published more than 70 papers in International and 121 Greek journals and serves in the editorial board of more than 100 International journals. She has participated in 411 research works presented at Greek medical conferences and 113 research works presented at international conferences, and has received 38 awards at Greek medical conferences. Her written work includes participation in 8 international and 131 Greek medical books on diabetes. She has also participated with numerous presentations in Greek medical congresses, and has participated more than 30 international, multicenter clinical studies. Currently, she is a Board member of the Hellenic Diabetes Association.


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Pfieffer Andreas

Professor of Internal Medicine, MD, Dr. med. habil., Department of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases , Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany



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Raben Anne

Professor of Human Nutrition, Obesity Research Unit, Department of Nutrition, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Senior researcher, Clinical Research, Copenhagen University Hospital - Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen, Herlev, Denmark

Anne Raben (AR) is Ph.D. in Human Nutrition and Professor in the section for Preventive and Clinical Nutrition, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen. AR is also Senior Researcher in Clinical Research, Copenhagen University Hospital - Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen, Denmark. AR has solid experience with small, short–term and large, long-term clinical intervention studies within obesity, diabetes and related diseases. Especially, the role of different dietary compositions, macronutrients, and hereunder carbohydrates (glycemic index, sucrose/starch, non-caloric sweeteners) has been in focus. Recently, AR was Project Coordinator of the large multinational EU FP7 project “PREVIEW”, Prevention of Diabetes through lifestyle Intervention and populations studies in Europe and around the World (www.previewstudy.com, 2013-18). Currently, AR is co-coordinator and work package leader of a 1-y intervention study in the Horizon-2020 project “SWEET” (www.sweetproject.eu, 2018 – 2023) focusing on the impact of sweeteners and sweeteners enhancers on health, obesity, safety and sustainability. AR has (co-)authored 198 scientific papers and has an H-index of 57.


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Rahelic Dario

Associate Professor, MD, PhD, FACE, FACN, FRCP Edin, Director of Vuk Vrhovac University Clinic for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, Merkur University Hospital, Zagreb, Croatia

Associate professor Dario Rahelic, MD, Ph.D., FACE, FRCP Edin. is a specialist of internal medicine, endocrinologist and diabetologist. He is the director of Vuk Vrhovac University Clinic for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, Merkur University Hospital, Zagreb, Croatia. Dr. Rahelic served as a Board member and Secretary of IDF Europe in biennium 2015-2017. He is a president of Croatian Society for Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders of Croatian Medical Association, chair of IDF Young Leaders in Diabetes Programme, Executive committee member of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Study Group of EASD, Croatian Endocrine Society, Croatian Society for Obesity and Croatian Society for Endocrine Oncology. Dr. Rahelic published several chapters in croatian and international books. He was an invited speaker at many croatian and international conferences. He participates in the teaching of students at the Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, and Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry. He was visiting scientist at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Canada, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, USA, and Motol Clinic, Prague, Czech Republic. Ass.prof. Rahelic is a Fellow of American College of Endocrinology (FACE), Fellow of American College of Nutrition (FACN) and Fellow of Royal College of Physicians of Edinburg (FRCP Edin). He is a visiting professor at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Skopje, Macedonia. He received Young Investigator’s award by Diabetes and Nutrition Study Group of EASD, Etzwiller Rising Star Award, Croatian Endocrine Society award, Award for International collaboration by Macedonian Scientific Association of Endocrinologists, and IDF Award for outstanding service.


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Ramdath Dan

Adjunct Professor, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Dr. Dan Ramdath is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Saskatchewan. He has a PhD in Human Nutrition with postdoctoral training in Clinical Biochemistry. His research focuses on clinical trials and knowledge translation for health policy. Dan was previously Professor and Head, Preclinical Sciences, University of the West Indies, Trinidad. His early research led to the development of F100 therapeutic feed for severe malnutrition and to a standardized method for measuring Glycemic Index of foods. He was involved in preparing clinical practice guidelines for diabetes and hypertension. More recently, Dan prepared the working draft of the Caribbean DRI Guidelines. Dan served on WHO/PAHO Technical Committees for healthy eating, is a Scientific Advisor to the Caribbean Public Health Agency and was Vice Chair of WHO/PAHO Expert Committee to establish a Nutrient Profiling Model for the Americas. He is a Commonwealth Medical Fellowship winner and University of the West Indies Distinguished Alumni.


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Reynolds Andrew

BSc MSc PhD MPH, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Medicine (Dunedin), University of Otago, New Zealand

Dr Andrew Reynolds is a Senior Research Fellow interested in lifestyle risk factors such as what we eat and when we move, and health outcomes. Andrew has a particular interest in fibre-containing foods such as whole grains, vegetables, legumes, and whole fruit, and the rise of ultra-processed foods. He conducts randomised controlled trials to generate new knowledge or systematic reviews and meta analyses to synthesise current knowledge for guideline development. He has no links to industry, nor has he obtained industry-aligned funding to conduct research that may bias his views when speaking on matters pertaining to health.


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Riccardi Gabriele

Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolic Disease, Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Medical Doctor and Nutritionist, Gabriele Riccardi is Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases at the “Federico II” University in Naples, Italy. He was President of the Italian Diabetes Society from 2010 to 2012 and is member of the Joint Committee of the European Society of Cardiology and the European Atherosclerosis Society, which issued the Guidelines on Management of Dyslipidemias. He is also International Fellow of the American Heart Association and member of the scientific advisory board of the Nutrition Foundation of Italy. Gabriele Riccardi has published over 400 research papers in prestigious scientific journals (H-Index= 62) and has held invited lectures at major national and international conferences and in many universities all over the world. In recognition of his scientific commitment, in 2016 he was awarded the Celso Prize by the Italian Diabetes Society “for his innovative leadership and lifetime achievements in diabetes research”. His research interests are mainly related to dietary interventions for the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.


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Risérus Ulf

Professor of clinical nutrition and metabolism, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, Uppsala University, Sweden



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Rivellese Angela

Full professor of Applied Dietetic Sciences, Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, Federico II University, Naples, Italy

Angela Rivellese graduated with honors in Medicine, at the University of Naples, Italy, where she got her post-graduate degree in Endocrinology and in Internal Medicine. Research Assistant at the Endocrine Unit, Hammersmith Hospital, London from 1975 to 1976 and Visiting Professor at the Department of Medicine, University of Helsinki in 1993. From 2015 Full Professor of Applied Dietetic Sciences at the Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, Federico II University of Naples. 2004 to 2007 Chairman of the Study Group on Diabetes and Nutrition of the EASD. 2006 to 2016 Chairman of the Undergraduate course in Dietetics of the Federico II University of Naples and from 2016 to 2021 Chairman of the Master’ Degree in Human Nutrition. Main areas of research activity: nutrition and metabolic diseases; diabetes and lipid metabolism; quality of carbohydrates, polyphenols and lipid/glucose metabolism with particular experience in intervention clinical trials.


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Rodriguez Maria Angeles Martínez

Postdoctoral Researcher, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Departament de Bioquímica i Biotecnologia, Unitat de Nutrició Humana, Spain

María Ángeles Martínez, PhD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Human Nutrition Unit (School of Medicine in Reus, URV, Catalonia, Spain), IISPV-URV-Sara Borrell fellowship. Biotechnologist, and Doctor in Nanoscience, Materials and Chemical Engineering. I am currently involved in two scientific projects: on the one hand, we are focus in a project regarding endocrine disruption assessment from diet consumption and its impact on sperm quality, where our principal objective is to analyse the impact of widespread endocrine disruptors exposure and dietary patters on parameters of sperm quality. On the other hand, a gut microbiota project, which aims to characterize the profile of the gut microbiota related to cognition. In addition, we will work in order to identify unhealthy dietary patterns associated with specific gut microbial community members and how this could provide a valid tool for preventing related chronic diseases such as obesity and diabetes.


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Rosqvist Fredrik

Associate Professor, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, Uppsala University, Sweden

Associate Professor Rosqvist has a broad interest in human nutrition and metabolic health, and a special interest in fatty acids and lipid metabolism. He is primarily involved in performing dietary intervention studies, investigating the effects of various nutritional challenges (e.g. dietary fats) on the accumulation of fat within the liver and on potential underlying mechanisms. Dr. Rosqvist is also involved in nutritional epidemiology, primarily using circulating fatty acids as biomarkers of dietary intake in relation to cardiometabolic disease and body composition. Dr. Rosqvist obtained his undergraduate degree from Stockholm University and the Karolinska Institute and his doctoral degree from Uppsala University, under the supervision of Professor Ulf Risérus. He completed his Postdoctoral studies at the University of Oxford, under the supervision of Professor Leanne Hodson, where he utilized stable-isotope tracer techniques to probe human lipid metabolism.


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Sabate Joan

MD, DrPH, Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology, Director of Center for Nutrition, Lifestyle and Disease Prevention, School of Public Health, Loma Linda University, USA

Joan Sabaté MD, DrPH, is Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology at Loma Linda University School of Public Health in California where he directs the Center for Nutrition, Lifestyles and Disease Prevention. Originally from Barcelona, Catalonia, Dr. Sabaté is a board-certified physician in Internal Medicine who moved to the U.S.A. to further train in Public Health Nutrition. He has been the principal investigator of many human nutrition intervention trials investigating the health effects of nuts, avocados, and other plant foods. Dr. Sabaté has authored more than 200 research articles in the scientific literature (h-index of 71 and over 32,000 citations). He was a member of the US 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. Dr. Sabaté directs the Environmental Nutrition research program at Loma Linda University that focuses on sustainable diets and explores the interrelationships between the environmental and health impacts of food choices, and ultimately seeks to improve the sustainability, health and equity of food systems.


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Salvadó Jordi Salas

Professor (MD, PhD) of Nutrition and Director of the Human Nutrition Unit - Rovira i Virgili University, IISPV, CIBERobn, Spain

Professor of Nutrition and Director of the Human Nutrition Unit - Rovira i Virgili University (URV), ICREA ACADEMIA Investigator; Member of the Scientific Committee of the Pere Virgili Health Research Institute (IISPV); CIBERobn Investigator and coordinator of its Nutrition Program. Director of the Centre Català de la Nutrició (CCNIEC), Chairman of the World Forum for Nutrition Research and Dissemination (INC); Member of the Scientific Committee of the International Carbohydrate Quality Consortium (ICQ); Member of the Expert Panel of Diabetes and Nutrition Study Group (DSNG) and Member of the Scientific Committee of the Danone International Institute. Has been declared by Clarivate Analytics as "Highly Cited Researcher" in the years 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 as one of the most cited researchers in the world. He has published more than 750 scientific articles, adding more than 37000 citations with an SCI H-index 85, and has published 14 books and directed 32 Doctoral Theses.


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Schwab Ursula

Professor, Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition, University of Eastern Finland, Finland

Ursula Schwab, PhD, is a professor (nutrition therapy) at the University of Eastern Finland. She works also as a clinical nutritionist at the Kuopio University Hospital. Her expertise is in planning and conducting randomized controlled dietary interventions regarding the effects of diet on lipid and glucose metabolism, low grade inflammation, type 2 diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease including nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics, lipidomics and metabolomics approaches. She is involved in updating of the Nordic and Finnish Nutrition Recommendations, and several national good practice guidelines.


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Sievenpiper John

MD, PhD, FRCPC, Associate Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada



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Tentolouris Nikolaos

Professor of Internal Medicine, Medical School of National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Head of Diabetes Center & Research Diabetology Laboratory, 1st Pathological Clinic, University of Athens, General Hospital of Athens "Laiko", President of the Hellenic Society of Interior Pathology (E.E.E.P.), Greece



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Thanopoulou Anastasia

Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine – Diabetes Mellitus, Diabetes Center, 2nd Department of Internal Medicine, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Hippokration General Hospital, Athens, Greece

Thanopoulou Anastasia: Born in 1965 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA she received her Medical Doctor’s Degree in 1989 from the Aristotelian University of Salonica with grade Excellent, having a National Scholarship for her studies, and her Doctorate Degree from the same University in 1998 with Grade A. In 1999 she received a Certified Diploma - Specialisation in Internal Medicine and in 2002 the Sub-Specialization in Diabetes Mellitus. From 1999 till 2005 she served as Senior Instructor of Medicine in the Technological Educational Foundation of Athens and as a Research Associate in the Diabetes Center of the 2nd Department of Internal Medicine, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece. From 2005 till 2011 she served as a Lecturer in Internal Medicine and Diabetes Mellitus in Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece and from 2011 till present as Assistant Professor (from 2015 in Tenure Rank). From 2012 she is the Scientific Director of the Diabetes Center of the 2nd Department of Internal Medicine, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece. She is the Advisor for Academic Matters of the medical students of her clinic and the Responsible for the field of Internal Medicine for the School of Dentistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (2011 – present). At present she is the Supervisor in 5 doctoral theses of medical doctors. She has given more than 150 invited lectures in International and Greek Symposia and Conferences. She is a member of 7 International and Greek professional societies and has served as the Secretary of the Board of the Diabetes and Nutrition Study Group of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (2010-2013). She has received various honours and awards. She is or has been Program Director - Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator of multiple scientific Projects either funded by the Greek state or by other bodies. Some of the projects are part of international collaborations. She has been Co-organizer in 30 Greek and 3 International Conferences and Chair of the Local Organizing Committee of the 30th International Symposium on Diabetes and Nutrition of the Diabetes and Nutrition Study Group (DNSG) of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), held in Athens, Greece, in 2012. She has authored or co-authored 75 abstracts of oral presentations in international congresses and 70 in Greek congresses. She has authored or co-authored 40 full articles in international SCI journals with personal mean impact factor 10.341. She has served as Reviewer in 23 international Journals and 1 Greek, reviewing more than 100 papers. She is the Co-editor of a Greek book and has written chapters in 41 educational and other Greek books. Her current research interests include Diabetes Comorbidities, Nutrition and diabetes, Drugs adverse effects, Insulin resistance, Liver and Diabetes.


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Trichopoulou Antonia

Member of the Athens Academy, President of the Hellenic Health Foundation, Greece, Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Medicine, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens

Antonia Trichopoulou MD, PhD, President of the Hellenic Health Foundation, Full Member of the Academy of Athens, Professor Emeritus of the University of Athens School of Medicine. She has served as president of the Federation of the European Nutrition Societies and as chairperson or key member of numerous Greek, European Commission and World Health Organization Committees. She has received numerous honors and awards. In 2011, she received the Federation of European Nutrition Societies Award for her “outstanding nutritionist career”. Her scientific work focuses on public health and nutritional epidemiology, emphasizing health effects of the Mediterranean diet and traditional foods. Named in Thomson Reuters 2014 “World's Most influential Scientific Minds” List and awarded as a Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics in 2018 and 2021, she is decorated with the Golden Cross of Honour for work in preventative medicine and nutrition by the President of the Greek Republic


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Uusitupa Matti

Emeritus Professor of Nutrigenetics, Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition, University of Eastern Finland, Finland

Licentiate in Medicine, University of Turku, 1972, Specialist in Internal Medicine, 1980, PhD in Medical Sciences, 1983, Associate Professor of Medicine, 1985-1987, Profes¬sor of Clinical Nutrition 1987-1997, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, 1995-1997, University of Kuopio, Chief Medical Director, Kuopio University Hospital 1998 – 2001, Rector, University of Kuopio, 2001 – 2009, Professor of Nutrigenomics and Nutrigenetics 2010-2014, University of Eastern Finland. Research activity: Effects of fiber on glucose and lipid metabolism; complica¬tions of type 2 diabetes; diabetic cardiomyopathy; impact of autonomic nervous function on left ventricular function; studies on sympathetic nervous lesion of heart; clinical phar¬macology; effect of non-pharmacological therapy on metabolic control and cardiovascular risk in diabetes; effects of fat and indi¬vi¬du¬al fatty acids on lipo¬proteins and glucose meta¬bo¬lism; nutrigenetic studies; genetics of obesity; prevention of diabetes. Publications: over 650 English original articles and English reviews, and close to 200 Finnish or Swedish original articles, and 144 Finnish reviews.


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West Daniel

Senior Lecturer, Human Nutrition Research Centre, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University, UK



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Wolever Thomas

Professor Emeritus, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, Canada

Dr. Wolever obtained his medical degree from Oxford University in 1980, a PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Toronto in 1986 and a Doctorate in Medicine from Oxford in 1993. He is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto and Principal Scientist & Medical Director at INQUIS Clinical Research. Dr. Wolever’s research centres on the effects of dietary carbohydrates on human physiology and metabolism. He has written or co-authored over 360 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and written a book entitled: The Glycaemic Index: A Physiological Classification of Dietary Carbohydrate. In 1997, Dr. Wolever founded Glycaemic Index Testing, Inc. to provide confidential GI testing services to industry. To cope with increased demand and provide a wider range of clinical research services, INQUIS (formerly GI Labs) was formed in 2004. Dr. Wolever is married with 3 children and enjoys orienteering, cycling and playing the recorder.