In the morning will occur a Plenary Session during which world-renowned scientists deliver reports on their research in Mediterranean Diet effects on human health, underlining the effects of a moderate and regular wine drinking in light of the interactions between wine and important dietary factors such as olive oil, fish, fruit and vegetable.

08h30 – 9h30
Registration & Welcoming

09h30 – 10h30 

Welcome Address
Paula Silva, António Saraiva and University of Porto Dean

Anti-Alcohol- campaigns versus beneficial health effects of wine
Monika Christmann, OIV

Culture et Traditions du Vin
Jocelyne Pérard, Chaire UNESCO: Culture et Traditions du Vin

Wine in Moderation
Ursula Fradera, Wine in Moderation – Art de Vivre (WIM)

Wine and Mediterranean diet, two pillars for wellbeing
Norbert Latruffe, Association Nutrition Méditerranéenne et Sant

10h30 – 11h00
Coffee Break

Session 1: 11h00 – 13h00 

Benefits of the Mediterranean diet: how important is wine?
Lluis Serra-Majem, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

Ramon Estruch, Barcelona University, Spain

Moderate alcohol consumption and lower total mortality risk: justified doubts or established facts?
Giovanni de Gaetano, IRCCS Neuromed, Pozzilli, Italy

Mediterranean diet, wine and body weight – fact or fad?
Rosa M. Lamuela-Raventós, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain