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Welcome from the Chairs
We are pleased to announce our first international conference Nutrients 2019 - Nutritional Advances in the Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease. The conference is organized by the MDPI open-access journal Nutrients (Impact Factor 4.171) and will be held as a three-day event in Barcelona, Spain, from September 25‒27, 2019.
Chronic diseases are increasing throughout the developed and developing world. A significant contributor to the burgeoning rates of chronic disease is diet, with some dietary components contributing to disease development, and others being protective. We invite researchers, food industry representatives, policy makers, and others with an interest in the impacts of diet on chronic disease to join us for what will be an exciting event.
The conference will host a number of internationally renowned speakers, and invites submissions for oral presentations and posters. All presenters at the conference will be encouraged to submit a full manuscript of their presentation for consideration for publication in a Special Issue of Nutrients.
We hope to see you in the vibrant and exciting city of Barcelona in September 2019.
Professor Lluis Serra-Majem (Editor-in-Chief of Nutrients and President of the Spanish Academy of Nutrition and Food Sciences)
Professor María-Luz Fernández (Editor-in-Chief of Nutrients)
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Download the conference poster here.
Research Institute of Biomedical and Health Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain. Website
Lluis is author of more than 800 publications, a total of 500 referenced articles with an Impact Factor over 2300 and a "H Index" of 58 (Scopus), 56 (SCI) and 85 (Google Schoolar). He has edited 75 books on topics in his field and produced 300 chapters and editorials, prologues and presentations. His book “Nutrición y Salud Pública” (1995 & 2006) is a well recognized reference in the field. He has a leading role both nationally and internationally in the field of public health nutrition as well as the Mediterranean Diet.
Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA Website
Dr. Fernandez’ research focuses on the effects of dietary strategies and drug treatment to prevent cardiovascular disease. She has employed different dietary regimes in her research, including the Mediterranean diet, carbohydrate restricted diets, inclusion of antioxidants from grapes, and more importantly she has established the lack of association between eggs and heart disease risk factors. She has authored 251 peer-review papers, 14 book chapters, and 235 scientific abstracts.
Wayne State University, USA Website
University of Connecticut, USA Website
Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, México
Dept. of Clinical Sciences and Community Health
Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
University of Connecticut, USA
University of Rhode Island, USA
The University of the Basque Country, Spain,
President of the Sociedad Española de Nutrición Comunitaria (SENC)
Autonomous University of Sinaloa, Mexico
The University of Arizona, USA
Hospital Clínic, Barcelona, Spain,
CIBER Physiopathology of Obesity and Nutrition, Institute of Health Carlos III, Spain
Former head, Lipid Clinic, Endocrinology and Nutrition Dept, Hospital Clínic and emeritus Investigator, Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi Sunyer, Barcelona. Dr. Ros led the nutrition intervention of the landmark PREDIMED trial of Mediterranean diet for primary cardiovascular prevention and has published more than 340 original papers, over 125 reviews papers, 30 editorials, and 90 scientific textbook chapters on nutrition, lipid metabolism, cardiovascular prevention, and other topics (ORCID 0000-0002-2573-1294).
Rovira i Virgili University, Spain,
CIBER Physiopathology of Obesity and Nutrition, Institute of Health Carlos III, Spain
Dr. Salas’ research lines focuses on human clinical trials evaluating the effect of diets and dietary compounds on obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease. He is the Director and Chair of the Steering Committee of the PREDIMED-PLUS STUDY. He directed 17 research projects funded by public bodies and 28 in conjunction with pharmaceutical and food industries. He has taken part as co-researcher and co-IP in other projects funded by the FIS, the European Commission and the Inst. of Health Studies of the Catalan Government. He published more than 450 articles, numerous reviews and editorials, edited 6 books and co-authored more than 50.
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Fellow, University of Newcastle, Australia
Dr. Rachel Wong is a NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Fellow at the University of Newcastle, leading the Clinical Nutrition Research Centre. She currently investigating the effects of resveratrol for healthy ageing in women. Trained in transcranial Doppler ultrasonography, she applies this non-invasive technique to assess circulation in cerebral vessels and investigates the enhancement of cerebral perfusion on improving cognitive function. Rachel focuses on translating her findings on populations such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension and postmenopausal women who are at greater risk of premature cognitive deficits.
School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia, Australia
Associate Professor Alison Coates is a Registered Nutritionist in the School of Health Sciences at the University of South Australia in Adelaide and President-Elect of the Nutrition Society of Australia. Her research focuses on dietary strategies to improve cardiovascular, metabolic and cognitive function with a specific focus on bioactive nutrients in foods and supplements. She is currently working on studies with nuts in children and adults focused on a wide range of health outcomes.
The Ohio State University, USA
Dr. Belury earned her BS in Nutrition/Dietetics and her PhD in Biological Sciences at the University of Texas in Austin. Dr. Belury conducts translational research to identify targets of dietary fatty acids that affect energy metabolism and inflammation. Dr. Belury was recently awarded for her distinguished research by the American Society of Nutrition with is an Elected Fellow at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Washington, DC.
University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain.,
Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, USA. Website
Prof Martínez‐González is a chronic disease epidemiologist with more than 20 years of experience in the study of nutritional, lifestyle, clinical, and genetic determinants of cardiovascular diseases. Since its inception (1999), he is the Principal Investigator of the SUN project (prospective dynamic cohort study investigating Mediterranean diet and cognitive function with 22,800 participants and mean follow‐up of 10 years).
Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA.
Prof. Johnson's research is focus on the absorption and metabolism of phytonutrients and their relationships with body composition, cognitive performance, and age-related eye disease prevention. She received her PhD. on Nutritional Sciences at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and she is currently an associate professor at Tufts University.
Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Annemie Schols is professor of nutrition and metabolism in chronic diseases at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. She is furthermore head of NUTRIM School for Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism (www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/nutrim). NUTRIM was awarded in 2011 as Centre of Excellence on “metabolism and chronic disease” by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research.
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Oral Communication Sponsored by California Walnut Commission
Dr. Arab is a nutritional epidemiologist with faculty appointments in both the division of General Internal Medicine/Health Services Research in the Department of Medicine at UCLA and the Department of Biological Chemistry. She has conducted multi-country studies on the etiology of breast cancer, myocardial infarct ad stroke. She has over 30 years of experience in the study of diet and disease. She has published over 200 original papers as well as numerous book chapters and monographs. She served as nutrition advisor to the World Health Organization (WHO) for 10 years and as the founding director of the WHO Collaborating Center for Nutritional Epidemiology in Berlin, and co-founded the journal Public Health Nutrition. With NIH based training in dissemination and implementation, she is currently most focused on implementation of preventive measures in diverse communities.
Sessions01. Nutritional Advances in the Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease
02. Nutrients and the Microbiome
03. Bioactive/Functional Foods
04. Mediterranean Diet
05. Nutrient and Lifestyle Interactions
06. Nutrition for Ageing Populations
07. Polyphenols and Antioxidants
08. Dietary Assessment
The detailed conference program of the Nutrients 2019 – Nutritional Advances in the Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease is now available, please see below. Moreover, you can also download the Nutrients 2019 Conference Book (last update 3 October 2019).
|Wednesday 25 September 2019||Thursday 26 September 2019||Friday 27 September 2019|
Conference Opening Ceremony
Conference Chairs: Lluis Serra Majem & María-Luz Fernández
Nutrients and the Microbiome
Nutrients and Lifestyle Interactions
Cognitive and Mental Health
Sponsored by California Walnut Commission
Invited Speaker: Dr. Lenore Arab
Session 1: Part I
Nutritional Advances in the Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease
|Coffee Break||Coffee Break|
Nutrition for Ageing Populations
Polyphenols and Antioxidants
|Lunch||Lunch & Poster Session||Lunch & Poster Session|
Session 1: Part II
Nutritional Advances in the Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease
Session 4: Part I
|Coffee Break||Coffee Break||Conference Awards & Closing Remarks|
Session 1: Part III
Nutritional Advances in the Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease
Session 4: Part II
Group Visit to
Selected Posters Flash Presentations
Wednesday 25 September 2019: 10:00 - 13:00 / 14:30 - 18:30
Thursday 26 September 2019: 09:00 - 13:30 / 15:00 - 18:30 / Conference Dinner: 20:00
Friday 27 September 2019: 09:00 - 13:00 / 14:30 - 16:30 / Guided Visit to Sant Pau: 18:00
Day 1: Wednesday 25 September 2019
09:00 Registration Desk Open (Check-in)
10:00 – 10:30 Opening Ceremony – Chairs: Lluis Serra-Majem & María Luz Fernández
Session 1. Nutritional Advances in the Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease (Part I). Session Chair: María Luz Fernández
10:30 – 11:00 Elizabeth Johnson “The Role of Lutein in Cognitive Function through the Lifespan”
11:00 – 11:30 Miguel Ángel Martínez-González “Mediterranean Diet and Cardiometabolic Health in the PREDIMED Trials: the Extra Virgin Olive Oil”
11:30 – 11:45 Andreas Nilsson “Adherence to DASH-style Diets is Associated with Lower Inflammation in Older Women Independently of Physical Activity”
11:45 – 12:00 Katarzyna Przybyłowicz “The DASH Diet and Physical Activity and Their Association with the Risk of Poor Semen Quality: A Cross-Sectional Study"
12:00 – 12:15 Carmen Pérez-Rodrigo “Sociodemographic Factors Associated to Overweight in Spanish Children and Young People. ENPE Study”
12:15 – 12:30 Marlene Escobedo Monge “Zinc Nutritional Status in Children and Teenager Patients with Obesity”
12:30 – 12:45 Noreen Willows “Household Food Insecurity and Indigenous Identity in Relation to Chronic Disease and Mental Health Disorders in Canada”
12:45 – 13:00 Lital Argaev-Frenkel “N-acetyl Cysteine Treatment during Pregnancy and Lactation Improved Glucose Tolerance in HFD-fed Mice Offspring”
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
Session 1. Nutritional Advances in the Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease (Part II). Session Chair: Jordi Salas
14:30 – 15:00 Martha Belury “Targeting Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptors with Dietary Oils to Prevent Diabetes”
15:00 – 15:15 Layla Al-Nakkash “Genistein and Exercise Prevent Body Weight Gain, Hyperglycemia, Hyperinsulinemia and Decrease Tau Phosphorylation Induced by High Fat/High Sucrose Diet”
15:15 – 15:30 Janice Lim “An Acute, Placebo-controlled, Crossover Study to Assess the Effects of New Zealand Pine Bark Extract on Glycaemic Responses in Healthy Participants”
15:30 – 15:45 Luana Amorim Biondo “Immunometabolic Effects of PPAR Gamma in Colorectal Carcinogenesis-induced Mice”
15:45 – 16:30 Coffee Break
Session 1. Nutritional Advances in the Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease (Part III). Session Chair: Alison Coates
16:30 – 17:00 Annemie Schols “Nutrition in the Prevention and Management of COPD”
17:00 – 17:15 Tovit Rosenzweig “Sarcopoterium Spinosum Extract for the Prevention and Management of NAFLD”
17:15 – 17:30 Janna L. Koole “Longitudinal Associations between Serum Vitamin D Levels and Health-related Quality of Life in Colorectal Cancer Survivors Followed-up for 2 Years after Treatment”
17:30 – 17:45 Julia Fedotova “Synergic Effect of High Dose of Vitamin D3 and 17β-estradiol in Long-term Ovariectomized Rats in Chronic Unpredictable Mild Stress: NF-kB and BDNF Implications”
17:45 – 18:00 Yajun Xu “Goat Milk Consumption Ameliorated Abnormalities in Glucose Metabolism and Enhanced Hepatic and Skeletal Muscle AMPK Activation in Rats Fed with High-fat Diets”
18:00 – 18:30 Selected Posters: 3-min Flash Presentations. Session Chair: Lluis Serra-Majem
(Blackhall, M.; Czlapka-Matyasik, M.; Farràs, A.; Gaffney, K.; Nakamura, M.; Parra-Vargas, M.; Pellay, H.; Ruiz-Iglesias, P.; Yokoo, E.)
Day 2: Thursday 26 September 2019
Session 2. Nutrients and the Microbiome. Session Chair: Annemie Schols
09:00 – 09:15 Hwayoung Noh “Gut Microbiota Composition and Diversity Associated with Dietary Intake in Korean Adults”
09:15 – 09:30 Carles Lerin “Diet Composition, Gut Microbiome, and Obesity in Children with Prader-Willi Syndrome”
09:30 – 09:45 Adrián Cortés-Martín “Drug Treatments Partially Determine the Effects of Pomegranate Consumption on the Gut Microbiota of Polymedicated Metabolic Syndrome Patients”
09:45 – 10:00 Francisco Pérez-Cano “Mother-offspring Transmission of Immunoglobulins and Microbiota through Breastmilk in Rats”
Special Session - Cognitive and Mental Health. Session Chair: Emilio Ros
Sponsored by the California Walnuts Commission
10:00 – 10:30 Lenore Arab “Nut Consumption Correlates with Women’s Cognition and Mood”
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
10:30 – 10:40 Conference Group Photograph
Session 3. Bioactive/Functional Foods. Session Chair: Martha Belury
11:00 – 11:30 Alison Coates “The Role of Nuts in the Prevention and Management of Chronic Diseases”
11:30 – 11:45 Hassan Aboufarrag “Effects of Anthocyanins Consumption on Markers of HDL function in Human”
11:45 – 12:00 Levi Evans “Emodin Inhibits Histone Deacetylase (HDAC) Activity and Pathological Cardiac Hypertrophy”
12:00 – 12:15 Paula Aranaz “Cocoa Extract Supplementation Improves High Fat Diet-induced Obesity, Hepatic Steatosis, Insulin Resistance and Glucose Intolerance in Wistar Rats”
12:15 – 12:30 Guillermo Schmeda-Hirschmann “Effect of the Roasting on the In Vitro Bioactivity, Phenolic, Oxylipins, and Fatty Acids of the Chilean Hazelnut (Gevuina avellana Mol., Proteaceae)”
12:30 – 12:45 Pablo Hernández Alonso “Circulating Metabolites Associated with Red Wine Consumption”
12:45 – 13:00 Chun-Yu Chen “A Dietary Polysaccharide from Eucheuma cottonii Modulates the Inflammatory Response and Suppresses Osteoarthritis-associated Cartilage Degradation in a Rat Model of Obesity”
13:00 – 13:15 Paulus Jochems “Pre-clinical Protein Screening in Bioengineered Intestinal Tubules”
13:15 – 13:30 Brigkita Venardou “High Pressure Extraction Conditions Influence the Antibacterial and Bifidogenic Properties of Bioactives from the Macroalgal Species Laminaria hyperborea”
13:30 – 15:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 Poster Session A
Session 4. Mediterranean Diet (Part I). Session Chair: Lluis Serra-Majem
15:00 –15:30 Jordi Salas Salvadó “Role of Mediterranean Diet and Extra Virgin Olive Oil in the Prevention and Management of Obesity and Diabetes Mellitus.”
15:30 – 16:00 Emilio Ros “Role of the Mediterranean Diet in the Prevention of Alzheimer Disease”
16:00 – 16:15 Ricardo Losno “Effects of a Mediterranean Diet Associated to a Program of Physical Activity and a Behavioral Support on the Biomarkers of Inflammation of Atheroma Plaque Stability in the Vascular Wall in People with High Cardiovascular Risk”
16:15 – 16:30 Rosa Casas “The Effects of the Mediterranean Diet on Gene Expression Related with Cardiovascular Disease”
16:30 – 17:00 Coffee Break
Session 4. Mediterranean Diet (Part II). Session Chair: Lluis Serra-Majem
17:00 – 17:30 María Luz Fernández “Dietary Strategies to Reduce Metabolic Syndrome”
17:30 – 17:45 Yasmine Aridi “The Mediterranean Diet and Chronic Diseases- Results from a National-based Australian Study”
17:45 – 18:00 Elena Yubero-Serrano “Effect of Two Healthy Diets on Vascular Endothelial Homeostasis in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease”
18:00 – 18:15 Barbara Zanini “Lifestyle Modification in Patients with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Results from an Italian Mediterranean Oriented Intervention Study”
18:15 – 18:30 Susana Rey “Red Wine as a Cardioprotective Agent: A Comparison between the Two Most Consumed D.O Wines in Spain”
20:00 Conference Dinner
Day 3: Friday 27 September 2019
Session 5. Nutrients and Lifestyle Interactions. Session Chair: Joy Ngo
09:00 – 09:15 Blanca Gallego “Dietary Patterns and Nutritional Adequacy and Lifestyle Factors Among Medical Students of the University of Granada”
09:15 – 09:30 Olivier Galy “Food Consumption and Lifestyle in Melanesian Adolescents in the Global Transition of Pacific Countries”
09:30 – 09:45 Lucía Iglesias Vázquez “Determinants of Iron Status in Pregnant Women. ECLIPSES Study”
09:45 – 10:00 Ayla Gülden Pekcan “Determination of the Effect of Maternal Iodine Status on Newborns”
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
Session 6. Nutrition for Ageing Populations. Session Chair: Elizabeth Johnson
10:30 – 11:00 Rachel Wong “Making Old Brains Young Again: the Benefits of Resveratrol on Cerebrovascular Function and Cognition”
11:00 – 11:15 Fawzi Kadi “The Favorable Impact of Dietary Fibre Intake on Body Composition in Older Adults is Independent of Physical Activity Habits”
11:15 – 11:30 Catherine Féart “Vitamins B6, Folates and B12 Intake and Risk for Frailty Among Community-dwellers from the Three-City-Bordeaux Cohort”
Session 7. Polyphenols and Antioxidants. Session Chair: Rachel Wong
11:30 – 11:45 Sonemany Salinthone “The Naturally Occurring Antioxidant Lipoic Acid Modulates Monocyte and Macrophage Function in Multiple Sclerosis”
11:45 – 12:00 Mireia Obón-Santacana “Dietary Inflammatory Index, Dietary Non-Enzymatic Antioxidant Capacity and Colorectal and Breast Cancer Risk (MCC-Spain Study)”
12:00 – 12:15 Rabia Johnson “Lanosteryl Triterpene from Protorhus longifolia Prevent Diabetes-induced Cardiomyopathy in H9c2 Cells”
12:15 – 12:30 Serene Hilary “Date Seeds as a Promising Future Functional Ingredient: Results from the In vitro Study of Bioaccessibility of Date Seed Polyphenols”
12:30 – 12:45 Denise Beconcini “Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory Activity of Cherry Extract Encapsulated in Nanoparticles on Endothelial Cells”
12:45 – 13:00 Katalina Muñoz-Durango “Phenolic Compounds from Coffee Regulate Isoprostanes and Prostaglandins: an in vivo and in vitro Approach”
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:30 Poster Session B
Session 8. Dietary Assessment. Session Chair: Carmen Pérez Rodrigo
14:30 – 14:45 Silvia Marconi “Development and Validation of a Self-administered Italian Semi-quantitative Food Frequency Questionnaire to Estimate Nutrient Intake”
14:45 – 15:00 Carmen Ceballos-Juárez “Dietary Patterns, Nutritional Components and Obesity Among Mexican Schoolchildren”
15:00 – 15:15 Giulia Lorenzoni “Association of Dietary Patterns with Heart Rate Variability: Results from a Cross Sectional Study”
15:15 – 15:30 Alejandra Donají Benítez “Sodium Consumption in ‘Nova’ Dietary Patterns of Mexican Schoolchildren and Nutritional Status”
15:30 – 15:45 Georgina Pujol-Busquets “Exploring the Perceptions of Women from Under-resourced South African Communities about Participating in a Nutrition Education Program: A Qualitative Focus Group Study”
15:45 – 16:00 Marina Maintinguer Norde “Inflammatory Dietary Patterns Derived by Reduced Rank Regression in Adults – Partial Results from a Systematic Review”
16:00 – 16:30 Closing Remarks and Awards Ceremony
Lluis Serra-Majem & Maria Luz Fernández
18:00 Guided visit to Sant Pau (Bus pick-up at 17:30)
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The registration fee includes attendance of all conference sessions, morning/afternoon coffee breaks and lunches, conference bag and program book.
Participation to the conference is considered final only once the registration fees have been paid. The number of participants is limited: once the number of paid registrations reaches the maximum number of participants, unpaid registrations will be cancelled.
Please note that, in order to finalize the scientific program in due time, at least one registration by any of the authors, denoted as Covering Author, is required to cover the presentation and publication of any accepted abstract. Covering Author registration deadline is 24 July 2019. Your abstract will be withdrawn if your registration is not complete by this date.
Authors with multiple contributions: Please note that one author registration will cover only ONE accepted abstract. Authors presenting more than 1 contribution are required to pay a surcharge of €50 per additional abstract, unless one co-author is also registered to the conference (e.g., 1 author with 2 abstracts: registration fee + €50; 2 authors with 2 abstracts: 2 registrations fees; 2 authors with 3 abstracts: 2 registration fees + €50; etc.).
Group Registration: groups of 5 or more attendees are offered a 10% discount on the registration fees. To enjoy this discount you need to complete one multiple registration, by selecting the number of people attending in each category (type of registration) during the first step of the registration process. Please note that no other discounts will be applicable.
Certificate of Attendance: Upon request, the participants of the event will receive an electronic Certificate of Attendance by email once the event is concluded.
Conference Dinner: A Gala Dinner will be served on Thursday, 26th September. Please note that the conference fee does not include this social event. Therefore, if you plan to attend the dinner, please make sure you select this extra when registering to the conference (Price per person: €50). Other social/networking events to be announced soon!
Visa Support Letters:
- Applicants must have paid for registration and submitted an abstract in order to get a letter of support.
- Applicants must provide us with a scan of their valid in date passport that contains a photo of them.
- Applicants must provide us with an academic CV and the correspondence address for the letter.
- Applicants must provide us with a letter of support from their institute, saying they support the delegate attending the meeting.
- This must be carried in good time before the meeting, “last minute” requests will not be processed.
|Early Bird||Regular||Late||Supported documents|
|Academic||450.00 EUR||550.00 EUR||650.00 EUR|
|Scientific Board Member of Nutrients||300.00 EUR||400.00 EUR||500.00 EUR|
|Student||300.00 EUR||300.00 EUR||400.00 EUR||
Scanned copy or photograph of your current student ID is required
|Non-academic||750.00 EUR||900.00 EUR||1000.00 EUR|
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|Group Visit to Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site (27 September 2019)||...-13/09/2019||15.00 EUR|
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Thursday 26 September, 20:00
50€ per person
We invite you to join us at the Conference Dinner at Bambalina, a restaurant with a renewed Mediterranean-based set menu that preserves the essence of fresh seasonal products, all served in a space inspired by traditional taverns, but with a modern and fun ambiance, giving the place a comfortable and familiar atmosphere.
If you wish to attend the Conference Dinner, please select your ticket (50€ per ticket) when registering to the event. Please note that the number of seats is limited: once the number of paid registrations reaches the maximum number of participants, unpaid registrations will be cancelled.
Bambalina is located in Sant Antoni, one of the trendiest neighborhoods in Barcelona, with a great variety of restaurants and vermouth bars. The most famous attraction in the area is the Mercat de Sant Antoni, an Art Noveau building designed by Antoni Rovira i Trias and build in 1882, which has been recently reopened after almost a decade of renovations.
You can easily reach the restaurant either by taxi, bus or Metro. If you were to choose the latter, the closest metro station is "Poble Sec" on Line 3 (green).
Address: Av. del Paral·lel, 142, 08015 Barcelona.
Group Visit to Sant Pau Hospital-Art Nouveau Site
Friday 27 September, 18:00 – 19:30
15€ per person incl. transfer*, entrance ticket, tour guide
The Modernista Sant Pau Complex was built between 1905 and 1930 and designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner as a garden city for nursing the sick. After being used as a public hospital for a century, its newly refurbished pavilions shine again in all their splendour. This is Europe's foremost art-nouveau complex and an icon among Barcelona's dazzling array of landmarks which embodies the city's innovative spirit. It was awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO in 1997. The exhibition space in the Sant Salvador Pavilion takes you on a journey through the history of medicine in Barcelona and one of Europe's oldest healthcare institutions. A visit to this magnificent complex allows you to delve into history, art and the present day, making it a unique experience.
If you wish to attend you can book and pay during your registration procedure or, if you are already registered, by making a new registration and selecting ONLY the guide tour.
- The number of participants is limited: once the number of paid registrations reaches the maximum number of participants, unpaid registrations will be cancelled.
- The tour must be paid for in advance before 4 September 2019, there will be no tickets available at the meeting.
- All groups require a minimum of attendees to guarantee the service. One month prior to the conference we will inform you in case we can’t guarantee the service, and you will be reimbursed for the amount of the cancelled tour.
* Transfer from the Venue to the Sant Pau Complex only.
Instructions for Authors
The conference "Nutrients 2019 - Nutritional Advances in the Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease" will accept abstracts only.
The accepted abstracts will be available online on Sciforum.net during and after the conference. Moreover, participants will have the opportunity to contribute with a full manuscript to the special issue "Nutritional Advances in the Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease" in the journal Nutrients.
To present your research at the event
- Create an account on Sciforum if you do not have one, then click on ‘New Submission’ on the upper-right corner of the window, or by clicking on ‘Submit Abstract’ at the top of this webpage.
- Indicate what thematic area is best suited for your research.
- Submit an abstract in English - the word limits are: minimum 150 words and maximum 300 words.
- The deadline to submit your abstract is 31 May 2019. You will be notified by 28 June 2019 about the acceptance for poster presentation.
- Upon submission, you can select if you wish to also be considered for oral presentation. Following assessment by the Chairs, you will be notified by 28 June 2019 in a separate email whether your contribution has been accepted for oral presentation.
- Please note that, in order to finalize the scientific program in due time, at least one registration by any of the authors, denoted as Covering Author, is required to cover the presentation and publication of any accepted abstract. Covering Author registration deadline is 24 July 2019. Your abstract will be withdrawn if your registration is not complete by this date.
- Authors with multiple contributions: please note that one author registration will cover only ONE accepted contribution. Authors presenting more than 1 contribution during the event will be charged 50 euro per additional abstract (e.g., 1 author with 2 abstracts: registration fee + 50 euro; 2 authors with 3 abstracts: 2 registration fees + 50 euro; etc.).
Short talks will be 15 min long including questions (12+3 Q&A). The typical presentation should be up to 10–12-minute talk. If you wish to use an event specific graphic as header or footer on your presentation, please see the downloadable banner below:
All presentations must be uploaded in advance. Please bring your presentation to the registration desk at least 30 min before the start of your session, or at the end of the previous day for the early morning sessions. A technician will be available to assist you.
Maximum poster size limited to A0: 84 x 120 cm (width x height) in vertical orientation (portrait). Please print your poster prior to the conference. If you wish to use an event specific graphic as the header or footer on your poster, please see the downloadable banners below:
Your poster will be displayed according to your poster number found in the Book of Abstracts, and it will be allocated to one of the two formal poster sessions listed below, during which you are required to stand at your poster:
- Session A (Thursday, 26 September): Posters 1 to 60 (both included) in the book of abstracts. Posters should be set up during the morning and must be removed by 17:00. The posters remaining after this time will be removed and recycled.
- Session B (Friday, 27 September): Posters 61 to 118 (both included) in the book of abstracts. Posters should be set up during the morning and must be removed by 16:30. The posters remaining after this time will be removed and recycled.
Ten posters will be selected prior to the conference by the Scientific Committee, and the authors will have the opportunity to present their poster in a 3-min Flash Presentation during a special session that will take place on the first day of the conference. The Best Poster Award will be selected and granted to one of these ten flash presentations.
All posters must be removed by Friday at 16:30. After that time, they will be removed and recycled by the Conference staff.
- All accepted abstracts will be available online in Open Access form on Sciforum.net.
- Participants of this conference are cordially invited to contribute with a full manuscript to our Special Issue "Nutritional Advances in the Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease" in the journal Nutrients.
- The submission deadline for this special issue is 28 February 2020. Conference participants will be granted a 25% discount on the publication fees. Please note that no other institutional discounts will be applicable, except from reviewers’ discount vouchers.
- Nutrients is indexed by the Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science), MEDLINE (PubMed), Scopus and other databases, and has an Impact Factor of 4.171.
The Sponsor, Nutrients, offers two awards to our conference participants, which will be announced during the Award Ceremony on the last day of the conference.
Number of Awards Available: 1Selected by the Scientific Committee after evaluation of all selected talks presented during the conference.
Number of Awards Available: 1Ten posters will be selected prior to the conference by the Scientific Committee, and the authors will have the opportunity to present their poster in a 3-min Flash Presentation during a special session that will take place on the first day of the conference. The Best Poster Award will be selected and granted to one of these ten posters.
Venue, Travel and Accommodation
Barcelona is the capital and largest city of Catalonia and is Spain's second largest city, with a population of over one and half million people.
Located on the northeastern Mediterranean coast of Spain, this city has a rich and diverse history, with its roots dating back to Roman times. The fruitful medieval period established Barcelona's position as the economic and political centre of the Western Mediterranean. The city's Gothic Quarter bears witness to the splendour enjoyed by the city from the 13th to the 15th centuries.
The 20th century ushered in widespread urban renewal throughout Barcelona city, culminating in its landmark Eixample district, which showcases some of Barcelona's most distinctive Catalan art-nouveau, or modernista, buildings. The Catalan Antoni Gaudí, one of the most eminent architects, designed buildings such as La Pedrera, the Casa Batlló and the Sagrada Família church, which have become world-famous landmarks.
In 1992, Barcelona gained international recognition by hosting the Olympic games which brought about a massive upturn in its tourism industry. For visitors, this has translated into the very modern, yet incredibly old city you see now in the 21st century, where new elements work to both preserve and celebrate both the city’s heritage and origins.
Barcelona is plenty of outdoor markets, restaurants, shops, museums, and churches. The city is also very walkable, with an extensive and reliable Metro system for more far-flung destinations.
THE AXA CONVENTION CENTRE
The AXA Convention Centre is located in a vibrant modern zone of the city, next to the main road and with easy access from the airport, as well as the urban and suburban areas.
It is part of the "L'Illa Diagonal", a modern complex which include a shopping centre, two 4-stars hotels, several offices, a sports centre, a public park and a parking with 2500 places.
Address: Avinguda Diagonal, 547, 08029 Barcelona (https://www.google.es/maps/AuditoriAxa)
The international airport of Barcelona is called Barcelona-El Prat and is located 10 km far from the city centre. The airport is well connected to airport hubs in Europe and several locations around the world. For more information about the airport and flights, please visit the official website https://www.aena.es.
Once you get to the airport, you have several options to reach the city centre and/or the conference venue.
To the city centre:
- By shuttle bus: AEROBUS (http://www.aerobusbcn.com). This bus connects Barcelona Airport (Terminal 1 and Terminal 2) with the city center (Pl. Catalunya) in 35 minutes. It runs every day of the year with departures every 5 minutes and cost 5,90 €.
- By train: TRAIN R2 NORD (https://rodalies.gencat.cat). This train connects the Terminal 2 of the airport with the city center (Barcelona-Passeig de Gràcia). It runs every day of the year with departures every 30 minutes and cost 2,20 €.
- By taxi: taxis just outside the arrival area. The taxi from the airport to the city center (Plaza Catalunya) costs approximately 26 € during working days and 30 € during holidays, weekends and nights. Public taxis can apply four types of fares in Barcelona. These fares must be visible inside the taxi, and are usually printed on a sticker over the window. Finally, the amount payable must be indicated on the taximeter.
To the conference venue:
- By metro: LINE L9 (https://www.tmb.cat). This metro line connects Barcelona Airport (Terminal 1 and Terminal 2) with the north-west of the city (Zona Universitària). From here you can take TRAM T1, T2, T3 (get off at L'Illa stop) or bus 7, 67 (get off at Diagonal - Entença stop) (https://www.tmb.cat). The metro from the airport costs 4,50 € and the tram or bus 2,20 €. You can buy the bus/tram ticket at the tram stop or on the bus.
- By taxi: taxis just outside the arrival area. The taxi from the airport to the conference venue costs approximately 23 € during working days and 26€ during holidays, weekends and nights.
Barcelona Sants station is Barcelona's largest train station and provides rail services both in and around Barcelona and for the whole of Spain and beyond. For more information about the station and train service, please visit the official website https://www.renfe.com.
Once you get to the station, you have the following options to reach the conference venue:
- By bus: LINES V7 or 78 (https://www.tmb.cat)
- By taxi: taxis just outside the station. The taxi from the station to the conference venue costs about 8 €.
We want your stay in Barcelona during the conference to be as good as possible. With that in mind, we have agreed a 10% discount with several hotels to make your accommodation choice easier.
We are delighted to announce that the following hotels will offer a discounted price for all Nutrients 2019 attendees:
- Oriente Atiram and Meson Castilla Atiram: Located in Las Ramblas, have a fantastic central location, next to Plaza Catalunya and the famous Boqueria market, 25 minutes away (by metro) from the conference venue.
- Arenas Atiram: The Arenas Atiram Hotel offers a highly personalized service together with very friendly, elegant facilities, only a few meters away from the conference venue.
- Tres Torres Atiram: Located in the center of one of the best residential neighborhoods of Barcelona, next to the distinguished commercial and leisure districts Diagonal Avenue, 2 km away from the conference venue.
Please add the discount code ‘NUTRIENTS19’ while making your reservation.
To ensure availability, we encourage you to book your accommodation as soon as possible.
Beware of Unauthorized Registration and Hotel Solicitations
Note that Sciforum is the only official registration platform to register to Nutrients 2019, and that we are not associated with any hotel agency (other than the listed above). While other hotel resellers and travel agencies may contact you with offers for your trip, they are not endorsed by or affiliated with Nutrients 2019 or Sciforum. Beware that entering into financial agreements with non-endorsed companies can have costly consequences.
Citizens of the EU and the EFTA
Citizens of EU and EFTA countries must present valid personal identification, an ID card or a passport. No visa is required.
Regardless of their citizenship, family members of EU and EFTA citizens must present a valid passport and they must have a specific residence permit from a Schengen country (no visa required). Otherwise, a visa must be obtained.
For more information, see http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Portal/en/ServiciosAlCiudadano/InformacionParaExtranjeros/Paginas/Inicio.aspx.
EU Countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.
EFTA Countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland.
Schengen Countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.
Citizens of the USA and Canada
No visa is required for stays of up to 90 days. However, a passport valid for at least 3 months beyond your date of departure is required (6 months recommended). Spanish government regulations may require a return or on-going ticket or proof of funds.
Subscription to an insurance plan to protect you from the high costs of illness or accident during your stay in Spain is a prerequisite for obtaining your visa. You should obtain adequate travel, health and accident insurance before you depart from your country. The organizers are not responsible for personal injuries, or loss of, or damage to, private property belonging to the congress participants.