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

Program - Wednesday, June 28

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    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. 

Wednesday, June 28

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes, Session 1
Chair: Cindy Davis
09:00 AM - 09:25 AM
Understanding skeletal muscle metabolism in metabolic disease – from glucose challenge to exercise response.
Anna Krook
09:25 AM - 09:50 AM
Nutrient-sensing ghrelin signaling in inflamm-aging and healthspan
Yuxiang Sun
09:50 AM - 10:15 AM
Personalising the diet prescription to improve performance on calorie controlled diets
John Speakman and IAEA DLW database consortium
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM
Branched chain amino acid metabolism in adipose tissue – its role and regulation
Rory Turner, Xiaofei Yin, Lorraine Brennan, and Martina Wallace
10:40 AM - 11:05 AM
Targeting nutrient absorption to treat obesity
Mark Febbraio
11:05 AM - 11:20 AM
Multiple loci drive diet-induced thermogenesis in mice exposed to a ketogenic diet
Alexandra Naron1, Anna Salvador 2, David Threadgill1,2, and Emanuele Baldassarri
11:20 AM - 11:35 AM
Selective flux of cis versus trans fatty acids through sphingolipid metabolism in lipotoxicity
Jivani Gengatharan1,2, Michal Handzlik1,2, Maureen Ruchhoeft1, Courtney Green1,2, Patrick Secrest3, Zoya Chih1, Martina Wallace4, Philip Gordts3, and Christian Metallo1,2
11:35 AM - 12:15 PM
Coffee Break and Poster Viewing
Enabling technology
Chair: Christian Metallo
12:15 PM - 12:40 PM
Food Atlas: Using AI to identify food composition and recommend meals
Ilias Tagkopoulos1,, Fangzhou Li1,, Jason Youn1,, and Trevor Chan1,
12:40 PM - 01:05 PM
Unsaturated Fatty Acids Uniquely Alter Aggregation Rate of α-Synuclein and Insulin and Change the Secondary Structure and Toxicity of Amyloid Aggregates Formed in Their Presence
Dmitry Kurouski
01:05 PM - 01:30 PM
Discovery of an rare allele in a Zn transporter that is protective for undesirable metabolic traits
Aris N. Economides
01:30 PM - 01:55 PM
TBA - Guido Camps
Guido Camps
01:55 PM - 03:00 PM
Lunch and Informal Discussions
03:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Informal Discussions
07:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Dinner and Informal Discussions