4th International Conference on Precision Nutrition and Metabolism in Public Health and Medicine

Program - Monday, June 26

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    In completing the online registration form you are not automatically accepted to attend the conference nor are you automatically registered for the conference. Final registration to the conference shall occur after you have been accepted and notified by the conference chair of your acceptance to the conference. If you have been charged the registration fee but your attendance has been declined you will be reimbursed in full.

    You want to arrive at the Ioannina Airport (code: IOA) and take a taxi from the airport to the hotel (~20 EUR)

    Accommodation Tax
    An accommodation tax of € 4.00 per room night will apply, and will be charged automatically to the individual guest’s extras accounts. 

    Accommodations for the conference are at the Hotel Du Lac.  The hotel is located in the city of Ioannina, 7 km from the Airport. 

    Arrival and Check-in
    It is expected that attendees will arrive/check-in after 3:00 PM. Anyone arriving after 10:30 pm on the first day should make alternative dinner arrangements.

    Conference Venue
    The Du Lac Conference Center is located at the hotel. 

    Handicapped Accessibility
    The site is fully handicapped accessible.

    Oral Presentations
    Speakers are asked to bring their USB flash drive to the reception desk at least 30 minutes prior to the session.  The allocated time for all presentations, unless otherwise indicated, includes five minutes Q&A.

    City Tour
    Buses for the city tour will depart from the hotel front lobby at 3:30 pm. Badges are required for participation. 

    Breakfast for registered participants and registered accompanying persons will be served at the Avra Imperial Hotel main restaurant during the hours scheduled in this program. 

    Lunches/Informal Discussions
    Lunches for registered participants and registered accompanying persons will be served during the times indicated in this program at the main restaurant and only after the session has finished. Badges are required for admission.

    Dinners/Informal Discussions
    Three of the dinners/informal discussion will be served during the times indicated in the program. Vegetarian entrees are available only upon request in advance of the meeting.  Please contact info@aegeanconferences.org. 

    Internet, Phone, & Computer
    Wireless Internet access is located throughout the conference center free of charge during meeting hours. There are computers available in the hotel’s business center for the use of the attendees. Phone service is available for an additional charge from your hotel room.

    Certificate of Participation
    A Certificate of Participation will be distributed to a participant for those sessions that the participant has attended. A participant must attend an entire session to receive credit for that particular session. Late arrivals and early departures from a session will preclude a participant from receiving credit for that session. 

    Passports and Visa
    Participants are advised to check on their individual requirements before attending any Aegean Conference meeting. Visa applications should be filed at the nearest Greek Embassy in the country in which you are resident, at least three months prior to the anticipated departure date.

    Letters of Invitation
    Letters of invitation to attend an Aegean Conference meeting will be issued only to:

    • Authors of accepted abstracts
    • Fully paid registrants

    Note: Invitations are issued at the discretion of Aegean Conferences, and requests for letters will be accepted only 60 days prior to the conference start date.

    Liability and Insurance
    Neither the organizers, nor the Aegean Conferences will assume any responsibility whatsoever for damage or injury to persons or property during meeting period. Participants are advised to arrange their own personal travel and health insurance.  

    Other Information
    Animals are not permitted on site.
    Badges are required for admission to all events.
    All Aegean Conferences events are non-smoking.

    No Photographs and Recording Devices
    Participants are not allowed to photograph and/or record using cameras, mobile telephones and other recording devices during the slide and poster presentations. 

    Code of Conduct Policy 
    Aegean Conferences is committed to making its meetings an inclusive space for sharing ideas and knowledge. The code of conduct can be viewed here. 

Monday, June 26

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Precion Nutrition and public health
Chair: Regan Bailey
09:00 AM - 09:25 AM
Impact of Riboflavin and its interaction with the MTHFR C677T polymorphism on vascular health across the lifecycle
Mary Ward
09:25 AM - 09:50 AM
Micronutrient Quality Varies by Life Stage Among the U.S. Population, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2015-2018
Alexandra Cowan1, Janet Tooze2, and Regan Bailey1
09:50 AM - 10:15 AM
TBA Naomi Fukagawa
Naomi Fukagawa
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM
A case for optimizing folic acid intake among individuals at low risk for having a neural tube defect-affected pregnancy: Examples from Canada
Amanda MacFarlane
10:40 AM - 11:05 AM
Precision nutrition –metabolic phenotype, dietary challenges, meals and variations in response
Lydia Afman
11:05 AM - 11:45 AM
Coffee Break and Poster Viewing
One-carbon metabolism and precision nutrition
Chair: Patrick Stover
11:45 AM - 12:10 PM
One-carbon metabolism and precision nutrition: the application of stable isotopic tracers and mass spectrometry in tracking metabolic kinetics as therapeutic targets in human diseases
EnPei Chiang1 and Shu-Rong Wang1
12:10 PM - 12:35 PM
Molecular mechanisms linking impaired mitochondrial folate metabolism to mitochondrial DNA instability and impaired mitochondrial function
Martha Field, Sinwoo Hwang, Joanna Fiddler, Katarina Heyden, and Yuwen Xiu
12:35 PM - 01:00 PM
Interventions of folate-based, one-carbon metabolic pathways: A conserved route to improved longevity?
Michael Polymenis
01:00 PM - 01:25 PM
Mutations in SHMT1 cause folate-dependent neural tube defects which are modified by UNG deficiency in mice
Kendra Tiani and Patrick Stover
01:25 PM - 01:50 PM
Metabolic disturbances and clinical pathologies in the B12-deficient rodent
Barry Shane, Nan Wang, and Su Yan
01:50 PM - 02:05 PM
Shmt1 deficiency causes peripheral neuropathy in mice
Joydeep Chakraborty and Patrick Stover
02:05 PM - 03:30 PM
Lunch and Informal Discussions
03:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Informal Discussions
07:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Dinner and Informal Discussions