The Mediterranean Diet in the Post Genomic Era

A Small Symposium on “The Mediterranean Diet in the Post Genomic Era”
as part of the 13th Annual International Conference on Mediterranean Studies
6-9 April 2020, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Mediterranean Studies

The Center for European & Mediterranean Affairs organizes a Small Symposium on “The Mediterranean Diet in the Post Genomic Era”, 6-9 April 2020, Athens, Greece as part of the 13th Annual International Conference on Mediterranean Studies sponsored by the Athens Journal of Mediterranean Studies.

The diet of the citizens of Nicotera, the Italian pilot court where the study began in 1960, was considered the Reference Italian Mediterranean Diet. Today the considerable modifications induced in the lifestyle, with a strong impact on nutritional behavior, probably due to the acquisition of improper dietary models, contribute to the increase of chronic non-communicable diseases. In order to maintain a high nutritional quality of the diet and prevent the diet itself from becoming a vehicle for diseases, the role of the different cooking methods of food is important. The adoption of the Italian Mediterranean Diet of Reference allows to safeguard not only human health, but also protects the environment in which it lives. In our post-genomic era, the development of knowledge of the interactions between nutrients and genes has allowed us to broaden the meaning of nutrient, which can influence or regulate DNA transcription, translation into proteins or post-transductional metabolic processes. The results of our studies show how, thanks to the Nutrigenetics, Nutrigenomics, there is now the possibility of preventing the pathological event, starting from the administration of personalized Mediterranean nutritional plans. The Nutrient Analysis of Critical Control Point (NACCP) process guarantees health and nutritional Total Quality Management (TMQ) of the food, starting from the production of raw materials to the final consumer. The application of the NACCP process, allows to prepare the bases for the achievement of health claims (Regulation (EC) No. 1924/2006) for food products typical of the Mediterranean Diet, conferring the necessary health certifications, based on the scientific evidence of the data collected in the whole agro-food supply chain and in clinical trials. You may participate as presenter of one paper or observer.

Fee structure information is available on www.atiner.gr/fees.

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A Greek night of entertainment with dinner, a special one-day cruise to selected Greek islands, Mycenae and Island of Poros Visit, an archaeological tour of Athens and a one-day visit to Delphi. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract before 9 December 2019, by email, to atiner@atiner.grProf. Antonino De Lorenzo, Professor of Human Nutrition, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy, Prof. Laura Di Renzo, Professor, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy and Dr. Paola Gualtieri, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy. Please use the abstract submission form. Please include: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Current Position, Institutional Affiliation, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission.

If your submission is accepted, you will receive information on registration deadlines and paper submission requirements. Should you wish to participate in the Conference without presenting a paper, for example, to chair a session, to evaluate papers which are to be included in the conference proceedings or books, to contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER & Honorary Professor, University of Stirling, UK (gregory.papanikos@stir.ac.uk).

Fee structure information is available on https://www.atiner.gr/fees.

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycenae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, an one-day visit to Delphi and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

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