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Scientific Program

Keynote Speaker for Nutrition Research Conference - Sandra Poirier
Keynote Presentation
Global Nutrition: Challenges and Solutions
Sandra Poirier, Middle Tennessee State University, USA

Food insecurity is a global issue with significant effects on human health. However, while many efforts have been made in addressing hunger and improving health, continued progress is still necessary at many levels. This presentation explores how, in today’s connected globa [....]

Invited Speaker for Nutrition 2020 Conference - Zhang Weiguo
Keynote Presentation
Keynote Speaker for Nutrition Conferences - Dan Martin
Keynote Presentation
Creating Nutrition Behaviour Change in Professional Sport: An Applied Example from Professional Horseracing
Dan Martin, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Despite the knowledge of the detrimental effects on both health and athletic performance of severely low energy diets and rapid weight loss methods, professional jockeys maintain archaic weight management and weight making practices. This presentation acknowledges that knowledge [....]

Honorable Speaker for Nutrition 2020 - Jerome Gay-Queheillard
Impacts on gut and adipose tissue of a long-term co-exposure to the pesticide Chlorpyrifos and a high fat diet in male rat offspring
Jerome Gay-Queheillard, Picardy Jules Verne university, France

Background/aims: The perinatal period is characterized by a strong plasticity of physiological systems explaining the higher individual sensitivity to environmental factors (foetal programming). An association of junk food and early exposure to pesticide residues seem to be inv [....]

Honorable Speaker for Nutrition 2020 - Raffaele Pilla
Oral Presentation
Therapeutic ketosis and the broad field of applications for the ketogenic diet: Ketone ester applications & clinical updates
Raffaele Pilla, St. John of God Hospital, Italy

It has been recently shown that nutritional ketosis is effective against seizure disorders and various acute/chronic neurological disorders. Physiologically, glucose is the primary metabolic fuel for cells. However, many neurodegenerative disorders have been associated with impai [....]

Renowend Speaker for Nutrition 2020 - Angelo Michele Carella
Oral Presentation
microRNAs and Gut Microbiota: Is there a link? Update and Review
Angelo Michele Carella, T. Masselli-Mascia" Hospital, Italy

Gut Microbiota (GM), a microbial community gathering more than 100 trillion microorganisms in gastrointestinal tract, plays specific functions as nutrient metabolism, gut mucosa integrity, immunomodulation and protection against pathogens; GM also controls adipose tissue expansio [....]

Potential Speaker for Nutrition 2020 - Jacques Duff
Oral Presentation
Beneficial effect of Dietary changes and Nutritional supplements on Symptoms of ADHD
Jacques Duff, Victoria University, Australia

Highly processed foods and deficits in nutrients are associated with poor mental health outcomes. This recent study examined the effect of a six-month diet that eliminated gluten, dairy (with A1 protein), food colourings, additives and preservatives, and nutrient supplementation [....]

Potential Speaker for Nutrition 2020 - David Henman
Oral Presentation
Technology and The Future of Pig Nutrition
David Henman, Rivalea Australia, Australia

Technology has accelerated the development of pig nutrition as we have moved from formulating with 10 nutrients to now up to 200 nutrients. Precision has replaced the art of nutrition as diagnostic tools such as NIR are now common place in most feed mills. In-depth diagnostic tes [....]

Leading speaker in Nutrition 2020 - Mariela  Beatriz Maldonado
Oral Presentation
Dehydrated cherries osmotically with lactitol
Mariela Beatriz Maldonado, Universidad Tecnológica Nacional- Facultad Regional Mendoza, Argentina

Trials of canned cherries in syrup with lactitol were made with different ratios of lactitol: 25 and 50% with an improved nutritional profile. Three formulations of cherries were developed: Witness: sucrose 100%, T1: sucrose75%-lactitol 25% and T2: sucrose50%-lactitol 50%. In com [....]

Leading speaker in Nutrition 2020 - Monika Modzelewska-Kapitula
Oral Presentation
Factors affecting quality of beef – from animal feeding to nutrition value of cooked meat
Monika Modzelewska-Kapitula, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland

During the presentation factors affecting beef quality will be discussed, starting from cattle diet, followed by ageing period and thermal treatment used, and the results of our own research will be presented. In the past, beef was produced from pasture-fed cattle carcasses, w [....]

Motivational Speaker at Nutrition 2020 meeting - Denise Grotto
Oral Presentation
Development and evaluation of novel food bars supplemented containing Lentinula edodes as a nutraceutical
Denise Grotto, University of Sorocaba, Brazil

Demand and consumption for food with a functional character have grown a lot, as well as the development of new products, beneficial for health. In this context, the cereal bars appear. They are products with good acceptance in the market and whose demand has been growing constan [....]

Honorable keynote speaker for Nutrition 2020 - Ahmed Bettaieb
Keynote Presentation
New Insights into the Metabolic Functions of Adipose Pyruvate Kinase M2
Ahmed Bettaieb, University of Tennessee Knoxville, USA

Pyruvate kinase M2 (PKM2) is primarily a tetrameric enzyme that catalyzes the transfer of a phosphate from phosphoenolpyruvate to ADP, resulting in pyruvate and ATP. PKM2 is abundant during embryogenesis and in specific adult tissues such as adipose and pancreatic islets. New evi [....]

Keynote Speaker at Nutrition Conference 2020 - Claude Billeaud
Keynote Presentation
A new High Hydrostatic Pressure destroyed all pathogens including spores while preserving the Bioactive proteins of Donated Human Milk
Claude Billeaud, University in Bordeaux, France

Background: The main process used to pasteurize human milk is the low-temperature, long-time Holder method (HOLDER and recently investigated, the high-temperature, short-time method.Both processes lead to an appropriated inactivation of vegetative forms but are ineffective versus [....]

Keynote Speaker for Nutrition 2020 - Justyna Zulewska
Keynote Presentation
Lactose intolerance – how does it affects dairy industry?
Justyna Zulewska, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland

Lactose intolerance is a condition in which a person cannot digest or absorb lactose due to a genetically programmed decrease in intestinal galactosidase (lactase). People who follow a strict lactose-free diet often suffer from various nutritional deficiencies that can generate v [....]

Honorable Speaker for Nutrition 2020 - Dr. Dalia El Khoury
Oral Presentation
The status of supplement use among Canadian university students: is there a need for additional nutrition education programs?
Dr. Dalia El Khoury , University of Guelph, Canada

Given the increased use of dietary supplements with little or no professional guidance, we identified a need to explore the prevalence and determinants of dietary supplement use in populations at risk including university students. In fact, there is evidence to support the harmfu [....]

Honorable Speaker for Nutrition 2020 - Andrea Vania
Oral Presentation
Obesity prevention in infancy, childhood and adolescence
Andrea Vania, Centre for Paediatric Dietetics and Nutrition, Italy

Effective prevention of obesity already during infancy, and again in childhood and even through adolescence will positively contrast adult obesity, and reduce the weight of obesity’s complications. Preventive interventions have been usually focused on reinforcing the sin [....]

Honorable Poster presenter for Nutrition 2020 - Chatsri Deachapunya
Poster presentation
Mechanistic Action of Hydroxyxanthone on Alleviation of Inflammation in human Intestinal Epithelium
Chatsri Deachapunya, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand

Specific derivatives of synthetic hydroxyxanthrones (HDXs) have been shown to strengthen tight junction barrier and prevent tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α)-induced barrier disruption of intestinal epithelia. HDXs have been demonstrated to up-regulate the barrier-build [....]

Honorable Poster Presenter for Nutrition 2020 - Nina Pietrzyk
Poster Presentation
Anti-obesity activity of Viburnum opulus phenolic rich extract in L6 cell line
Nina Pietrzyk, Lodz University of Technology, Poland

Changes in lifestyle such as increased consumption of high-caloric foods combined with reduced physical activity, are known to play an important role in the worldwide increase of obesity. Obesity is closely associated with metabolic disturbances like hypertension, dyslipidemia an [....]

Honorable Poster Presenter for Nutrition 2020 - Giro Tatiana
Poster Presentation
Production and storage of lamb enriched with essential trace elements in biodegradable film
Giro Tatiana, N. I. Vavilov Saratov State Agrarian University, Russian Federation

The studies are aimed to the development of technology for production of lamb enriched with minerals in organic form, packed in biodegradable film, providing the preservation of essential nutrients and quality as well as reduction in the loss of raw material weight. One of the [....]

Leading speaker in Nutrition 2020 - Dr. Adriana Lobacz
Poster Presentation
Application of cricket flour (Acheta domesticus) in yoghurt production
Dr. Adriana Lobacz, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland

One of the most valuable from a nutritional point of view alternative source of protein are edible insects. Their amino acid composition is the most similar to animal proteins traditionally consumed in the diet, and the protein itself has a high degree of digestibility. In additi [....]

Honorable Poster Presenter for Nutrition 2020 - Igor Kralik
Poster Presentation
Efficiency and cost-effectiveness of producing eggs enriched with functional ingredients
Igor Kralik, Agrobiotechnical Sciences Osijek, Croatia

Eggs are a significant source of nutrients used in the daily diet. The cost price of eggs of conventional composition is determined by their weight class. With increasing egg weight, the absolute proportions of albumen and egg yolk in grams increase, while the relative proportion [....]

Poster Presenter at Nutrition Conference 2020 - Danielle Christelle TINAK EKOM
Poster Presentation
Genetically modified crops: the case of wheat
Danielle Christelle TINAK EKOM, Hassan II Casablanca University, Cameroon

Wheat is one of the most widely grown cereals in the world. Considered among the most important protein sources, wheat could provide 20% of calories from the overall human consumption. However, the strong demand for wheat is leading to a major research effort. This is necessary t [....]

Honorable Poster Presenter for Nutrition 2020 - Dr Gauze-Gnagne Chantal
Poster Presentation
Comparative Study of the Effect of Various High Fat Diets on Skeletal Muscle Myokine Expression.
Dr Gauze-Gnagne Chantal , University Felix Houphouet Boigny, Cote d Ivoire

Recent studies have shown that skeletal muscle is an endocrine organ that produces and releases cytokines called myokines. They establish a cross-talk between muscle, adipose tissue, liver, pancreas, bones and brain. It has been suggested that myokines may contribute to exercise- [....]

Honorable Poster Presenter for Nutrition 2020 - Gordana Kralik
Poster Presentation
Dietary modification of yolk fatty acid profile with vegetable and fish oil
Gordana Kralik, Nutricin j.d.o.o. Darda, Croatia

The biological significance of polyunsaturated fatty acids, in particular the n-3 PUFA, as well as the n-6/n-3 PUFA ratio, is the subject of numerous studies. For the human body, linoleic (LA, C 18:2) and linolenic (ALA, C 18: 3) acids are essential as precursors of bioactive fat [....]

Honorable Poster Presenter for Nutrition 2020 - S.A. Okunsebor
Poster Presentation
Mass Production of Live food (Moina miscrura) in fish culture Medium and its utilization for growth and survival rate by Clarias gariepinus fry
S.A. Okunsebor, Nasarawa State University, Nigeria

Moina miscrura is one of live food in the wild but the use of live fish culture medium techniques to enhance its mass production is scarce in literature. This study investigated mass production of live food (Moina miscrura) in fish culture mediun and its utilization for growth an [....]

Honorable Poster Presenter for Nutrition 2020 - Eugenio Fernando Mbazima
Poster Presentation
Utilization of cowpea flour in the nutritional enrichment of the bread produced by mixing wheat and cassava flours
Eugenio Fernando Mbazima, Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique

Bread is one of the most consumed foods in the world and many studies are conducted to improve its nutritional value or to attend consumers with nutritional diseases, economic restrictions, trade demands, new consumption trends and eating habits. Cowpea has high nutritional value [....]

Honorable Poster Presenter for Nutrition 2020 - Benbrahim Nadia
Poster Presentation
Nutritive value of some lentil Moroccan Landraces diversity on-farm conserved
Benbrahim Nadia, National Institute for Agricultural Research, Morocco

The malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies affect adversely human health and productivity as the decrease of work capacity and school performance. Addressing nutrients deficiency through plant breeding  would be the appropriate approach to promote healthy and nutritiona [....]

Honorable Poster presenter for Nutrition 2020 - Dr. Aishath Naila
Poster presentation
Nutritional analysis of imported honey into the Maldives
Dr. Aishath Naila, The Maldives National University, Maldives

Honey is produced from the nectar of flowers or exudates of the plant parts which are collected by bees (Apis mellifera). These honey bees transform, deposit, dehydrate and store honey in honeycombs. All honey consumed in the Maldives are imported, and according to the Maldives C [....]

Honorable Poster Presenter for Nutrition 2020 - Lusamaki Mukunda Francois
Poster Presentation
Effectiveness of UNICEF Multiple Micronutrient Powder on Child Stunting Rate and Influencing Factors in Kisangani
Lusamaki Mukunda Francois, Kisangani University, Congo

Home fortification of foods with Multiple Micronutrient has been proposed to maintain normal growing and health of children living in chronic malnutrition conditions. In December 2014, the National Nutrition Programme, in partnership with UNICEF, introduced multiple micronutrient [....]

Honorable Poster Presenter for Nutrition 2020 - Dr. Jaco setorglo
Poster Presentation
Age of child predicted nutritional status in three rural communities in Cape Coast
Dr. Jaco setorglo, University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Evidence has it that a child’s nutrition within the first thousand days of life  is crucial for survival , development and growth. Prevalence of childhood undernutrition varies according to regions and socio-economic status of the family. In Ghana there exist under nut [....]

Honorable Poster Presenter for Nutrition 2020 - Pavel Mucaji
Poster Presentation
Flower Infusions from Cornus mas and Cornus kousa Inhibit Aldose Reductase Enzyme
Pavel Mucaji, Comenius University, Slovak Republic

Different species of the genus Cornus L. (Cornaceae) are mostly shrubs or small trees, widely distributed in the northern hemisphere. Four of them, namely Cornus mas, Cornus officinalis, Cornus controversa and Cornus kousa have edible fruit [....]

Honorable Poster Presenter for Nutrition 2020 - Dominika Polka
Poster Presentation
In vitro study of inhibitory effects of guelder rose fruit phenolics on digestive enzymes
Dominika Polka , Lodz University of Technology, Poland

Obesity is a multifactorial disease affected by behavioural, genetic and environmental factors and is a major worldwide threat. It is considered to be a risk factor associated with the genesis or development of diabetes. One of the most important strategies in the treatment or pr [....]

Honorable Speaker for Nutrition 2020 - Halimatou Alaofe
Oral Presentation
Determinants of Knowledge, attitude and practice in patients with type 2 diabetes in Cotonou, Southern Benin
Halimatou Alaofe, University of Arizona, US

Background & Objective: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is becoming an epidemic with significant disability and premature death in Sub-Saharan Africa including Benin. However, little is known about the level of knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) which is important for dia [....]

Honorable Speaker for nutrition 2020 - Jerome Gay-Queheillard
Oral Presentation
Effects of perigestational exposure to the pesticide Chlorpyrifos (CPF) and/or High Fat Diet (HFD) on respiratory and digestive systems in young adult rats
Jerome Gay-Queheillard, Picardy Jules Verne university, France

The  perinatal  period  is  characterized  by  developmental  stages  with  high  sensitivity  to environmental factors. Among the risk factors, maternal obesity and early-life pesticide exposure can program infant metabolism [....]

Honorable Speaker for Nutrition 2020 - Cui Feng Zhu
Oral Presentation
Effect analysis of compound intestinal microecological preparation combined with limited energy and low carbon diet on the targeted regulation of body fat metabolism and intestinal barrier function in obese patients
Cui Feng Zhu, Shenzhen hospital of southern medical university, China

[Aim] To investigate the effects of a compound intestinal microecological preparation supplemented with probiotics + prebiotics + metabolites of intestinal flora combined with a low carbon diet on the targeted regulation of body fat metabolism and intestinal barrier function in p [....]

Honorable Speaker for Nutrition 2020 - Arundati Shinta
Oral Presentation
People’s Perception on Contaminated Tofu: A Case Study from Tropodo Village, East Java Province, Indonesia
Arundati Shinta, Proklamasi University Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Aim of this research is to understand the relationship between people’s perception on contaminated tofu and decision to consume every day. Although tofu is a nutritious food, however, it has been contaminated for more than 20 years in Tropodo Village, East Java, Indonesia. [....]

Honorable Speaker at Nutrition 2020 - Aoudia Hassiba
Oral Presentation
Enrichment of a butter with Moringa Oleifera leaf powder of Algerian origin
Aoudia Hassiba, Universite de Bejaia, Algeria

Moringa oleifera is a tree of the family Moringaceae, native of India, this plant of great nutritional and medicinal interest is currently cultivated in Algeria. In the present work we are interested in the effect of incorporation of M. oleifera leaf powder on the preservation [....]

Honorable Speaker for Nutrition 2020 - Dr. Arnold Parlindungan Sinurat
Oral Presentation
Combination Of Some Plant Bioactives To Replace Antibiotic Growth Promoters In Broiler Feed
Dr. Arnold Parlindungan Sinurat, Indonesian Agency for Agriculture Research and Development, Indonesia

Many attempts have been done to maintain good performance of poultry in response to the ban on the use of antibiotic growth promoters (AGP). A previous in vitro study reported that three sources of plant bioactives ie., liquid smoke of cashew nuts (Anacardium occidetale) shells, [....]

Honorable Poster Presenter for Nutrition 2020 - Dr. Armunanto
Oral Presentation
An Analysis on the Local Regulation of Early Initiation and Exclusive Breastfeeding as Countermeasure to Stunting with Cultural Values in Klaten and Magelang - Indonesia
Dr. Armunanto, UNICEF, Indonesia

Introduction: Stunting is a nutritional problems that up to this time threaten the health of Indonesian children. Exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months followed by continuing breastfed for up to two years and complementary foods can lower the stunting prevalence. Gover [....]

Honorable Speaker for Nutrition 2020 - Dr. Palpu Pushpangadan
Oral Presentation
Nutraceutical potential of some underutilized subsidiary food crops and Legumes
Dr. Palpu Pushpangadan, Amity Institute for Herbal & Biotech Products Development, India

The diverse ecosystems play a vital role in the life, economy and health care of the inhabitants of a country.  The Indian conditions provide immense scope and potential for chemical studies on underutilized subsidiary food plants like Amaranthus, Chenopodium, Celosia, Fagop [....]

Honorable Speaker for Nutrition 2020 - Dr. Varughese George
Oral Presentation
Cocos nucifera inflorescence, a constituent of the Ayurvedic rasayana drug, reduces inflammation, nociception and acts as an effective hepatoprotective agent
Dr. Varughese George, Amity Institute of Phytochemistry & Phytomedicine, India

Cocos nucifera L, Arecaceae is a monocotyledonous plant known as ‘Kalpavriksha’/ ‘Kalpatharu’/ ‘Kalpadruma’ in Sanskrit meaning wish fulfilling divine tree in Indian mythology. Every part of the tree is useful in one way or other and different [....]

Honorable Speaker for Nutrition 2020 - Atta ur Rehman Khan
Oral Presentation
Obesity trends in school children of Madinah Al Munawarrah-A Cross-Sectional study
Atta ur Rehman Khan, Prince Muhammad Bin Abdulaziz Hospital, Saudi Arabia

Background: Obesity is one of the three gravest threats to human health but no study has been conducted in the 2nd holiest city of Muslims Al Madinah Al Munawarrah located on western part of Saudi Arabia. Objectives: This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of overweight an [....]

Honorable Speaker for Nutrition 2020 - Angel Mujica Sanchez
Oral Presentation
Food and Nutraceutical uses of Andean Crops in South American Andes
Angel Mujica Sanchez, National University of the Altiplano, Peru

Andean grains: quinoa, amaranth and cañihua, Andean tubers: izaño, oca, olluco and Andean roots: maca, llacón and arracacha and its wild relatives, constitute staple food and medicine of the Andean man, for the ideal balance of essential amino acids, active s [....]

Honorable Speaker for Nutrition 2020 - OPIRO Kenneth Lakuma
Oral Presentation
Bioactive constituents of Moringa oleifera leaves and prevention of degenerative chronic diseases
OPIRO Kenneth Lakuma, Homeopathy and Herbal Centre, Uganda

There is more and more scientific evidence which supports a positive relationship between a diet based on plant foods and the prevention of certain degenerative chronic diseases such as obesity, coronary disease, arterial hypertension, diabetes, cancer and others. Moringa oleifer [....]

Honorable Speaker for Nutrition 2020 - Tajudeen Afolayan Lawal
Oral Presentation
Effect of Apple and Blueberry Fruits on Glycaemic Index of White Bread
Tajudeen Afolayan Lawal, Nigeria Police Academy, Nigeria

High glycaemic index foods have been implicated in postprandial hyperglycaemia, which is the sudden rise in blood glucose after a meal. Uncontrolled hyperglycaemia leads to diabetes mellitus, which on the other hand leads to many complications such as neuropathy, retinopathy, mic [....]

Honorable Speaker for nutrition 2020 - Lusamaki Mukunda Francois
Oral Presentation
Fiber and Sugar contents in vegetables prescribed and consumed by Diabetics in Kisangani
Lusamaki Mukunda Francois, Kisangani University, Congo

Consumption of high fiber foods such as fruits and vegetables is beneficial in stabilizing blood sugar. Therefore present study has been conducted to evaluate and determine the fiber and total sugar contents in leafy vegetables prescribed to diabetics in Kisangani. Fifty Nine [....]