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The 1st International Electronic Conference on Nutrients - Nutritional and Microbiota Effects on Chronic Disease

02/11/2020 - 15/11/2020
Abstract Submission
25th September 2020
Acceptance Notification
5th October 2020
Full Paper Submission
15th October 2020

Nutrition, Saturated Fat, Caloric Intake, Phytochemicals, Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, Obesity, Microbiota, Hypertension, Fatty Liver, Insulin Resistance, Gastrointestinal Health, Physical Activity
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Welcome from the Chairs

Electronic conferences - Nutritional and Microbiota Effects on Chronic Disease are a new series of conferences maintained through the Internet, an original initiative by MDPI. This will be the first electronic conference on Nutrients. Participation is free, with contributions including preliminary reports on cutting edge achievements, and registration is a distinctive standard of worldwide open Internet access.

These are some of the topics that we expect to cover:

1. Interrelationships among microbiota, poor nutrition choices, and chronic disease

  • Simple sugars, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome
  • Saturated fat and heart disease
  • Increased caloric intake and obesity
  • Interactive effects of physical activity

2. Potential nutraceutical effects of nutrients, phytochemicals, and microbiota in chronic metabolic disorders

  • Obesity
  • Inflammation
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Insulin resistance and diabetes
  • Hypertension and dyslipidemias
  • Fatty liver disease

3. Brain–gut axis and chronic disease

  • Nutrients
  • Phytochemicals
  • Gastrointestinal health
  • Food/eating addiction
  • Interrelationship between gut–brain axis and gut–lung axis

Selected extended versions of the papers can be submitted to the conference Special Issue "Selected Papers from the 1st International Electronic Conference on Nutrients - Nutritional and Microbiota Effects on Chronic Disease" in Nutrients with a 20% discount on the Article Processing Charge.

The Chairs of the First Electronic Conference in Nutrients.

Conference Secretariat

Ms. Elisa Yuan
Ms. Chloe Wang
Ms. Janet Lv
MDPI Branch Office, Beijing

Conference Email: [email protected]

Conference Calls

The First Electronic Conference in Nutrients will be held 2–15 November 2020. This conference aims to promote and advance the exciting and rapidly changing field of Nutrients. All proceedings will be available on https://iecn2020.sciforum.net/ for discussion and published in Proceedings (ISSN 2504-3900) for free.

The following topics will be covered:

1. Interrelationships among microbiota, poor nutrition choices, and chronic disease

  • Simple sugars, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome
  • Saturated fat and heart disease
  • Increased caloric intake and obesity
  • Interactive effects of physical activity

2. Potential nutraceutical effects of nutrients, phytochemicals, and microbiota in chronic metabolic disorders

  • Obesity
  • Inflammation
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Insulin resistance and diabetes
  • Hypertension and dyslipidemias
  • Fatty liver disease

3. Brain–gut axis and chronic disease

  • Nutrients
  • Phytochemicals
  • Gastrointestinal health
  • Food/eating addiction
  • Interrelationship between gut–brain axis and gut–lung axis

The First Electronic Conference in Nutrients is sponsored by MDPI and the scientific journal Nutrients. Our conference offers the opportunity to participate in an international, scholarly conference without incurring the concern or expenditure of travel—all you need is your computer and access to the Internet. We would like to invite you to attend this conference by presenting your latest work.

Abstracts (in English) should be submitted online before 25 September 2020 at http://www.sciforum.net/login. For accepted abstracts, the proceedings paper can be submitted by 15 October 2020. The conference will be held 2–15 November 2020.

Paper Submission Guidelines

For information about the submission, peer-review, revision and acceptance procedure for conference proceedings papers, please refer to the “Instructions for Authors”.



Time Schedule

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: 25 September 2020
  • Abstract Acceptance Notification Deadline: 5 October 2020
  • Full Paper Submission Deadline: 15 October 2020
  • Conference Open: 2-15 November 2020


Conference Chairs

Prof. Dr. Maria Luz Fernandez

Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA

DETAILS

Dr. Fernandez’ area of research is the effects of dietary strategies and drug treatment to prevent cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. She has received funding from the USDA, industry, and pharmaceutical companies to support her work on the mechanisms through which these dietary interventions or drug therapies reduce dyslipidemias, oxidative stress, and inflammation. In her research, Dr. Fernandez has employed different dietary regimes including the Mediterranean diet, carbohydrate restricted diets, inclusion of anti-oxidants from grapes, and, more importantly, she has established the lack of association between eggs and heart disease risk factors. She has ongoing collaboration studies with Mexico to determine risk factors for heart disease in children and diabetic individuals and conducted a study in the United Arab Emirates to evaluate risk factors for metabolic syndrome in this population. Dr. Fernandez was a member of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Nutrition committee for four years. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief for Nutrients, a prominent journal in nutrition. She has authored 261 peer-reviewed papers, 14 book chapters, plus 242 scientific abstracts. Dr. Fernandez was the recipient of the Uconn Provost Award for Research in 2007, the Ed Marth award for mentoring in 2017, and the Career Research Award in 2020. She has been invited to present her work in the international arena including Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Ireland, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Saudi Arabia South Korea, Spain, and the United Arab Emirates. During her tenure at Uconn, Dr. Fernandez has graduated 36 Ph.D. students from all over the world in the area of diet and heart disease who currently hold prominent positions in academia, industry, and government agencies. In addition, she has graduated 22 M.S. students and has mentored more than 30 undergraduate students in her laboratory.

Bio
Dr. Fernandez’ area of research is the effects of dietary strategies and drug treatment to prevent cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. She has received funding from the USDA, industry, and pharmaceutical companies to support her work on the mechanisms through which these dietary interventions or drug therapies reduce dyslipidemias, oxidative stress, and inflammation. In her research, Dr. Fernandez has employed different dietary regimes including the Mediterranean diet, carbohydrate restricted diets, inclusion of anti-oxidants from grapes, and, more importantly, she has established the lack of association between eggs and heart disease risk factors. She has ongoing collaboration studies with Mexico to determine risk factors for heart disease in children and diabetic individuals and conducted a study in the United Arab Emirates to evaluate risk factors for metabolic syndrome in this population. Dr. Fernandez was a member of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Nutrition committee for four years. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief for Nutrients, a prominent journal in nutrition. She has authored 261 peer-reviewed papers, 14 book chapters, plus 242 scientific abstracts. Dr. Fernandez was the recipient of the Uconn Provost Award for Research in 2007, the Ed Marth award for mentoring in 2017, and the Career Research Award in 2020. She has been invited to present her work in the international arena including Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Ireland, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Saudi Arabia South Korea, Spain, and the United Arab Emirates. During her tenure at Uconn, Dr. Fernandez has graduated 36 Ph.D. students from all over the world in the area of diet and heart disease who currently hold prominent positions in academia, industry, and government agencies. In addition, she has graduated 22 M.S. students and has mentored more than 30 undergraduate students in her laboratory.

Prof. Dr. Michael E. Symonds

Academic Division of Child Health, Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Nottingham Digestive Disease Centre and Biomedical Research Centre, The University of Nottingham, NG7 2UH, United Kingdom

DETAILS

Professor Michael E. Symonds has an international reputation for research in nutrition during pregnancy and brown adipose tissue development and its role in later obesity. He is a professor of developmental physiology. His research has been supported by a substantial number of funding bodies to the sum of ~£60 million. To date, he has published more than 250 peer-reviewed manuscripts, more than 90 review articles, 15 book chapters, 2 books, and given more than 120 invited lectures at international meetings. He has successfully supervised more than 40 Ph.D. students.

Bio
Professor Michael E. Symonds has an international reputation for research in nutrition during pregnancy and brown adipose tissue development and its role in later obesity. He is a professor of developmental physiology. His research has been supported by a substantial number of funding bodies to the sum of ~£60 million. To date, he has published more than 250 peer-reviewed manuscripts, more than 90 review articles, 15 book chapters, 2 books, and given more than 120 invited lectures at international meetings. He has successfully supervised more than 40 Ph.D. students.

Conference Committee

Dr. David C. Nieman

Department of Biology, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608, USA;,
Director of the Human Performance Laboratory, North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC 28081, USA

DETAILS

David Nieman is a professor with the Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences, at Appalachian State University, and director of the Human Performance Lab at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, NC, USA. Dr. Nieman is a pioneer in the research area of exercise and nutrition immunology, and his current work is centered on investigating unique nutritional products as countermeasures to exercise- and obesity-induced immune dysfunction, inflammation, illness, and oxidative stress using a multi-omics approach. Dr. Nieman has received more than USD $10.5 million in research grants and published more than 370 peer-reviewed publications in journals and books. Dr. Nieman’s Google Scholar h-index is 101, and his publications have been cited more than 39,000 times. He is the author of nine books on health, exercise science, and nutrition, including Nutritional Assessment (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2019, now in its 7th edition). Dr. Nieman served as vice-president of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), president of SEACSM, and two terms as president of the International Society of Exercise and Immunology. He received ACSM’s Citation Award in 2013.

Bio
David Nieman is a professor with the Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences, at Appalachian State University, and director of the Human Performance Lab at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, NC, USA. Dr. Nieman is a pioneer in the research area of exercise and nutrition immunology, and his current work is centered on investigating unique nutritional products as countermeasures to exercise- and obesity-induced immune dysfunction, inflammation, illness, and oxidative stress using a multi-omics approach. Dr. Nieman has received more than USD $10.5 million in research grants and published more than 370 peer-reviewed publications in journals and books. Dr. Nieman’s Google Scholar h-index is 101, and his publications have been cited more than 39,000 times. He is the author of nine books on health, exercise science, and nutrition, including Nutritional Assessment (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2019, now in its 7th edition). Dr. Nieman served as vice-president of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), president of SEACSM, and two terms as president of the International Society of Exercise and Immunology. He received ACSM’s Citation Award in 2013.

Dr. Maria Dolores del Castillo

Food Bioscience Group, Department of Bioactivity and Food Analysis, Institute of Food Science Research (CIAL), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), and the Autonoma University of Madrid (UAM), Nicolás Cabrera 9, 28049 Madrid, Spain.

DETAILS

Dr. M. Dolores del Castillo is a Research Scientist with the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). She received her Ph.D. in food science and technology at Complutense University of Madrid, Spain, in 1999. She was awarded a Marie Curie fellowship from the European Commission to complete her postdoctoral training in food and health at the University of Reading, U.K., and a Salvador Maradiaga grant for her training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School in Nutrition/Metabolism, Boston, USA. In 2004, Dr. del Castillo was appointed a Tenured Scientist at CSIC and as a Research Scientist in 2009. Since 2011, she has been the Head of Food Bioscience Laboratory at the Institute of Food Science Research (CIAL), a research institute belonging to CSIC and the Autonoma University of Madrid (UAM). She has published more than 90 peer-reviewed scientific research papers (51 in the last 10 years), 14 book chapters, and more than 20 articles in non-indexed journals, and has participated in more than 100 communications in national/international conferences, and authored 5 patents. She has been principal investigator for more than 10 research projects funded by different agencies and industry. She was a professor of the Ingredients and Functional Foods Module, Master in Food Quality and Safety of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain (2007–2018) and is currently a professor of the Master of Food Safety organized by the Official College of Veterinarians of Madrid. In the last five years, she has supervised more than 15 B.S., 20 M.S., and 6 Ph.D. theses. She is a Certified as Functional Foods Scientist by the FUNCTIONAL FOOD CENTER INC., USA (Certificate number: 1006FFC/FFI)

Bio
Dr. M. Dolores del Castillo is a Research Scientist with the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). She received her Ph.D. in food science and technology at Complutense University of Madrid, Spain, in 1999. She was awarded a Marie Curie fellowship from the European Commission to complete her postdoctoral training in food and health at the University of Reading, U.K., and a Salvador Maradiaga grant for her training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School in Nutrition/Metabolism, Boston, USA. In 2004, Dr. del Castillo was appointed a Tenured Scientist at CSIC and as a Research Scientist in 2009. Since 2011, she has been the Head of Food Bioscience Laboratory at the Institute of Food Science Research (CIAL), a research institute belonging to CSIC and the Autonoma University of Madrid (UAM). She has published more than 90 peer-reviewed scientific research papers (51 in the last 10 years), 14 book chapters, and more than 20 articles in non-indexed journals, and has participated in more than 100 communications in national/international conferences, and authored 5 patents. She has been principal investigator for more than 10 research projects funded by different agencies and industry. She was a professor of the Ingredients and Functional Foods Module, Master in Food Quality and Safety of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain (2007–2018) and is currently a professor of the Master of Food Safety organized by the Official College of Veterinarians of Madrid. In the last five years, she has supervised more than 15 B.S., 20 M.S., and 6 Ph.D. theses. She is a Certified as Functional Foods Scientist by the FUNCTIONAL FOOD CENTER INC., USA (Certificate number: 1006FFC/FFI)

Dr. Antje Hebestreit

Department of Epidemiological Methods and Etiological Research, Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS, Bremen, Germany

DETAILS

Dr. Antje Hebestreit is the head of the Lifestyle-Related Disorders Unit at the Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS, Germany. After her diploma in nutritional sciences and home economics and her Ph.D. in the field of nutritional epidemiology, she worked as a postdoctoral research fellow for Harvard University and as a consultant for the UN World Food Programme. Over the years, her work has focused on studying the role of dietary intake, dietary behavior, physical activity, and sedentary behaviors in the development of non-communicable diseases, and on primary prevention strategies for child and adolescent obesity.

Bio
Dr. Antje Hebestreit is the head of the Lifestyle-Related Disorders Unit at the Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS, Germany. After her diploma in nutritional sciences and home economics and her Ph.D. in the field of nutritional epidemiology, she worked as a postdoctoral research fellow for Harvard University and as a consultant for the UN World Food Programme. Over the years, her work has focused on studying the role of dietary intake, dietary behavior, physical activity, and sedentary behaviors in the development of non-communicable diseases, and on primary prevention strategies for child and adolescent obesity.

Prof. Dr. Stefano Guandalini

Department of Pediatrics, University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA.

DETAILS

Stefano Guandalini is Professor Emeritus and former Chief of the Section of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition of the University of Chicago. He has served as President of SIGENP (Italian Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition), then of ESPGHAN (European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition) and as founder and first President of FISPGHAN (the Federation of the International Societies for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition). He founded and served as first President of the NASSCD (the North American Society for the Study of Celiac Disease, now SSCD - Society for the Study of Celiac Disease) from 2011-2013. He is also the Founder (and has been Medical Director until 2018) of the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center, one of the pre-eminent comprehensive centers for celiac disease in the country. Dr. Guandalini has presented over 400 invited speeches at national and international meetings and has organized 12 national and international meetings. He is the author of more than 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He contributed more than 30 chapters to gastroenterology books and has also published as Editor 5 books; the latest (Textbook of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. Springer 1st ed. 2016, XXII, 913 p.) was published in 2016; its 2nd edition is presently in the making. ? • Recognized as one of Top 5% Doctors in the USA by Castle-Connolly, continuously since 2008 to 2020. ? • Named "Maestro di Pediatria" (Master of Pediatrics) by the Italian Society of Pediatrics in 2012. ? • Awarded the title of AGAF (American Gastroenterological Association Fellow) in recognition for outstanding professional achievements by the American Gastroenterology Association in 2017. ? • Awarded the “Gold Key Award” by the University of Chicago Medicine in recognition of an outstanding career in 2017. ? • Awarded the Frederic W. Schlutz Award for Lifetime Achievements by the Department of Pediatrics, University of Chicago, in 2018. ? • Awarded the Disti

Bio
Stefano Guandalini is Professor Emeritus and former Chief of the Section of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition of the University of Chicago. He has served as President of SIGENP (Italian Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition), then of ESPGHAN (European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition) and as founder and first President of FISPGHAN (the Federation of the International Societies for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition). He founded and served as first President of the NASSCD (the North American Society for the Study of Celiac Disease, now SSCD - Society for the Study of Celiac Disease) from 2011-2013. He is also the Founder (and has been Medical Director until 2018) of the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center, one of the pre-eminent comprehensive centers for celiac disease in the country. Dr. Guandalini has presented over 400 invited speeches at national and international meetings and has organized 12 national and international meetings. He is the author of more than 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He contributed more than 30 chapters to gastroenterology books and has also published as Editor 5 books; the latest (Textbook of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. Springer 1st ed. 2016, XXII, 913 p.) was published in 2016; its 2nd edition is presently in the making. ? • Recognized as one of Top 5% Doctors in the USA by Castle-Connolly, continuously since 2008 to 2020. ? • Named "Maestro di Pediatria" (Master of Pediatrics) by the Italian Society of Pediatrics in 2012. ? • Awarded the title of AGAF (American Gastroenterological Association Fellow) in recognition for outstanding professional achievements by the American Gastroenterology Association in 2017. ? • Awarded the “Gold Key Award” by the University of Chicago Medicine in recognition of an outstanding career in 2017. ? • Awarded the Frederic W. Schlutz Award for Lifetime Achievements by the Department of Pediatrics, University of Chicago, in 2018. ? • Awarded the Disti

Dr. Lara R. Dugas

Public Health Sciences, Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health, Loyola University Chicago, 2160 South First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153, USA

DETAILS

Lara Dugas, PhD, MPH, FTOS received her doctorate in Exercise Physiology from the University of Cape Town, South Africa in 2004. In 2007 she joined Loyola University Chicago as a research associate, utilizing her training in the measurement of human metabolism, including whole body energy expenditure, diet and physical activity monitoring. In 2011, she completed her MS in Clinical Research Methods, in 2013 she obtained her MPH in Epidemiology, and in 2016 she was named a fellow of The Obesity Society. Her research is focused on obesity and health outcomes in populations of African-origin, specifically the role of intermediary metabolites, including metabolite profiles and short chain fatty acids derived from the gut microbiota. She is the principal investigator of two NIH-funded studies exploring the role of the gut microbiota in the development of obesity, sleep disorders and cardiometabolic risk in 5 African-origin populations.

Bio
Lara Dugas, PhD, MPH, FTOS received her doctorate in Exercise Physiology from the University of Cape Town, South Africa in 2004. In 2007 she joined Loyola University Chicago as a research associate, utilizing her training in the measurement of human metabolism, including whole body energy expenditure, diet and physical activity monitoring. In 2011, she completed her MS in Clinical Research Methods, in 2013 she obtained her MPH in Epidemiology, and in 2016 she was named a fellow of The Obesity Society. Her research is focused on obesity and health outcomes in populations of African-origin, specifically the role of intermediary metabolites, including metabolite profiles and short chain fatty acids derived from the gut microbiota. She is the principal investigator of two NIH-funded studies exploring the role of the gut microbiota in the development of obesity, sleep disorders and cardiometabolic risk in 5 African-origin populations.

Dr. Ruggiero Francavilla

Department of Biomedical Science and Human Oncology Università degli Studi Aldo Moro - Bari, Italy,
Director of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology Unit Children’s Hospital - Giovanni XXIII, Bari, Italy

DETAILS

Pediatric Gastroenterology; Celiac Disease; Gluten Related Disorders; Probiotics; Prebiotics; Helicobacter Pylory; Gut Microbiota; Autism Spectrum Disorder; Gastroesophageal Reflux (pediatric); Gastrointestinal Functional Disorders (pediatric); Pediatric

Research Keywords
Pediatric Gastroenterology; Celiac Disease; Gluten Related Disorders; Probiotics; Prebiotics; Helicobacter Pylory; Gut Microbiota; Autism Spectrum Disorder; Gastroesophageal Reflux (pediatric); Gastrointestinal Functional Disorders (pediatric); Pediatric

Professor Connie M. Weaver

Department of Nutrition Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, IN, USA

DETAILS

Dr. Weaver is a Distinguished Professor Emerita of Nutrition Science at Purdue University, Indiana and CEO of Weaver and Associates Consulting, LLC. She is an elected member of The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine since 2010. She is a fellow of the American Nutrition Society, the Institute of Food Technologists, the American College of Nutrition, and the American Heart Association. She is a member of the Board of ILSI GC and a on the Science Advisory Boards of FDA, Biofortis, the California Prune Boards, and YINI. Dr. Weaver is past president of American Society for Nutritional Sciences. Her honors include the Spirit of the Land Grant Award (2013), the Herbert Newby McCoy recipient (2012, this award is the most prestigious research honor given by Purdue University), the Trailblazer Award (2016) by the Institute of Food Technology (IFT) and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), an award to recognize “exceptional leaders”, and the David Kritchevsky Lifetime Achievement Award (2017, American Society for Nutrition). Dr. Weaver was appointed to the 2005 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee for Americans. Dr. Weaver received a B.S. and M.S. from Oregon State University and a PhD from Florida State University in food science and human nutrition.

Bio
Dr. Weaver is a Distinguished Professor Emerita of Nutrition Science at Purdue University, Indiana and CEO of Weaver and Associates Consulting, LLC. She is an elected member of The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine since 2010. She is a fellow of the American Nutrition Society, the Institute of Food Technologists, the American College of Nutrition, and the American Heart Association. She is a member of the Board of ILSI GC and a on the Science Advisory Boards of FDA, Biofortis, the California Prune Boards, and YINI. Dr. Weaver is past president of American Society for Nutritional Sciences. Her honors include the Spirit of the Land Grant Award (2013), the Herbert Newby McCoy recipient (2012, this award is the most prestigious research honor given by Purdue University), the Trailblazer Award (2016) by the Institute of Food Technology (IFT) and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), an award to recognize “exceptional leaders”, and the David Kritchevsky Lifetime Achievement Award (2017, American Society for Nutrition). Dr. Weaver was appointed to the 2005 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee for Americans. Dr. Weaver received a B.S. and M.S. from Oregon State University and a PhD from Florida State University in food science and human nutrition.

Dr. Franck Gael Carbonero

Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, Elson Floyd School of Medicine, Washington State University-Spokane, 412 East Spokane Falls Boulevard, Spokane, 99202 WA, USA

DETAILS

Dr. Carbonero received his B.S. degree in Biology from Universite Joseph Fourier, France, his M.S. degree in Ecology from Universite Blaise Pascal, France and his Ph.D. degree in Microbiology from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom. He worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign for three years. He has served on the faculty (Assistant Professor) in the Department of Food Science at the University of Arkansas since 2013, and is now a Faculty member of the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology at Washington State University.

Bio
Dr. Carbonero received his B.S. degree in Biology from Universite Joseph Fourier, France, his M.S. degree in Ecology from Universite Blaise Pascal, France and his Ph.D. degree in Microbiology from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom. He worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign for three years. He has served on the faculty (Assistant Professor) in the Department of Food Science at the University of Arkansas since 2013, and is now a Faculty member of the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology at Washington State University.

Dr. Katarzyna Śliżewska

Department of Biotechnology and Food Scientific, Lodz University of Technology, Lodz 90-924, Poland

DETAILS

Ass. prof. Katarzyna Śliżewska works at the Institute of Fermentation Technology and Microbiology at the Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Scientific, Lodz University of Technology in Poland. The main subject of her research interests and research are lactic acid bacteria, human and animal probiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics. The most important scientific achievements include the selection of probiotic strains, the development of probiotic formulas intended as human dietary supplements and as feed additives in animal feed. Katarzyna Śliżewska belongs to the Polish Society of Microbiologists. Previous achievements in science, Katarzyna Śliżewska covers a total of 319 items, including 78 original works published in peer-reviewed journals, 5 author's books and 20 book chapters. She is the author of 15 patents and 8 patent applications. She delivered 67 oral presentations at conferences and seminars, presented 110 posters and 16 presentations at trade shows and inventions. Katarzyna Śliżewska has been awarded many times by the Rector of the Lodz University of Technology for her achievements in academic and didactic work. She has also received 3 awards from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education for research projects and 1 silver and 6 gold medals at International Inventory Expos (Korea, Belgium, Switzerland, Croatia, Romania and Ukraine).

Bio
Ass. prof. Katarzyna Śliżewska works at the Institute of Fermentation Technology and Microbiology at the Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Scientific, Lodz University of Technology in Poland. The main subject of her research interests and research are lactic acid bacteria, human and animal probiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics. The most important scientific achievements include the selection of probiotic strains, the development of probiotic formulas intended as human dietary supplements and as feed additives in animal feed. Katarzyna Śliżewska belongs to the Polish Society of Microbiologists. Previous achievements in science, Katarzyna Śliżewska covers a total of 319 items, including 78 original works published in peer-reviewed journals, 5 author's books and 20 book chapters. She is the author of 15 patents and 8 patent applications. She delivered 67 oral presentations at conferences and seminars, presented 110 posters and 16 presentations at trade shows and inventions. Katarzyna Śliżewska has been awarded many times by the Rector of the Lodz University of Technology for her achievements in academic and didactic work. She has also received 3 awards from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education for research projects and 1 silver and 6 gold medals at International Inventory Expos (Korea, Belgium, Switzerland, Croatia, Romania and Ukraine).

Dr. Anna Ardévol

Department Biochemistry & Biotechnology, Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona, Spain

Dr. Francesca Giampieri

Department of Odontostomatologic and Specialized Clinical Sciences, Sez-Biochimica, Faculty of Medicine, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Via Ranieri 65, 60100 Ancona, Italy

DETAILS

Francesca Giampieri obtained the PhD on “Food, Health and Drug”, at the Department of Clinical Science, Faculty of Medicine at the Polytechnic University of Marche and pursued the Specialization in Food Science in 2016 at the same University. She is a Professor of different International Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics at the Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy, at the Universidad Europea del Atlantico (UEA), Santander, Spain and at the Universidad Internacional Iberoamericana (UNINI), Campeche, Mexico. She is the also the supervisor of more than 80 student thesis of the International Masters on-line in Nutrition and Dietetics, Ibero-American University Foundation (FUNIBER) and co-supervisor of 5 PhD students, at the Polytechnic University of Marche. She has extensive experience in field of chemistry, in the assessment of the nutritional and phytochemical composition of different foodstuffs, and in the field of biochemistry and nutrition, in the evaluation of the role of bioactive compounds from different dietary matrices on human health (especially strawberry and honey), and in particular on the biological mechanisms related to oxidative stress and inflammation, in different in vitro and in vivo experimental models. She is the author of about 136 papers in international scientific journals (according to Web of Science database h-index 29, 5983 citations, 16 papers awarded with the "Highly Cited Papers" by Thomson Reuters/Clarivate Analytics). In 2019 she was named "Highly Cited Researcher" and included in the "World's Most Influential Scientific Minds" list by Thomson Reuters/Clarivate Analytics, in the "Agricultural Sciences" category. She currently reviews scientific articles for over two dozen peer-reviewed journals, serves as the Associate Editor for the Journal of Berry Research and is in the editorial board of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (MDPI), Nutrients (MDPI), Molecules (MDPI) and Antioxidants (MDPI), eFood and Mediterranean Journal of Nutrition & Metabolism (IOS Press). She has participated at several national, Eur

Bio
Francesca Giampieri obtained the PhD on “Food, Health and Drug”, at the Department of Clinical Science, Faculty of Medicine at the Polytechnic University of Marche and pursued the Specialization in Food Science in 2016 at the same University. She is a Professor of different International Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics at the Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy, at the Universidad Europea del Atlantico (UEA), Santander, Spain and at the Universidad Internacional Iberoamericana (UNINI), Campeche, Mexico. She is the also the supervisor of more than 80 student thesis of the International Masters on-line in Nutrition and Dietetics, Ibero-American University Foundation (FUNIBER) and co-supervisor of 5 PhD students, at the Polytechnic University of Marche. She has extensive experience in field of chemistry, in the assessment of the nutritional and phytochemical composition of different foodstuffs, and in the field of biochemistry and nutrition, in the evaluation of the role of bioactive compounds from different dietary matrices on human health (especially strawberry and honey), and in particular on the biological mechanisms related to oxidative stress and inflammation, in different in vitro and in vivo experimental models. She is the author of about 136 papers in international scientific journals (according to Web of Science database h-index 29, 5983 citations, 16 papers awarded with the "Highly Cited Papers" by Thomson Reuters/Clarivate Analytics). In 2019 she was named "Highly Cited Researcher" and included in the "World's Most Influential Scientific Minds" list by Thomson Reuters/Clarivate Analytics, in the "Agricultural Sciences" category. She currently reviews scientific articles for over two dozen peer-reviewed journals, serves as the Associate Editor for the Journal of Berry Research and is in the editorial board of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (MDPI), Nutrients (MDPI), Molecules (MDPI) and Antioxidants (MDPI), eFood and Mediterranean Journal of Nutrition & Metabolism (IOS Press). She has participated at several national, Eur

Dr. Elad Tako

USDA-ARS, Robert W. Holley Center for Agriculture and Health, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

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Elad Tako holds degrees in animal science (B.S.), endocrinology (M.S.), and physiology/nutrigenomics (Ph.D.), with previous appointments at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, North Carolina State University, and Cornell University. As a Research Physiologist with USDA/ARS, and courtesy associate professor at Cornell University, Dr. Tako’s research focuses on various aspects of trace mineral deficiencies, emphasizing molecular, physiological, and nutritional factors and practices that influence intestinal micronutrient absorption. With over 150 peer-reviewed publications and presentations, he leads a research team focused on understanding the interactions between dietary factors, physiological and molecular biomarkers, the microbiome, and intestinal functionality. His research accomplishments include the development of the Gallus gallus intra-amniotic administration procedure, and establishing recognized approaches for using animal models within mineral bioavailability and intestinal absorption screening processes. He has also developed a zinc status physiological blood biomarker (red blood cell Linoleic Acid: Dihomo–Linolenic Acid Ratio), and molecular tissue biomarkers to assess the effect of dietary mineral deficiencies on intestinal functionality, and how micronutrients dietary deficiencies alter gut microbiota composition and function.

Bio
Elad Tako holds degrees in animal science (B.S.), endocrinology (M.S.), and physiology/nutrigenomics (Ph.D.), with previous appointments at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, North Carolina State University, and Cornell University. As a Research Physiologist with USDA/ARS, and courtesy associate professor at Cornell University, Dr. Tako’s research focuses on various aspects of trace mineral deficiencies, emphasizing molecular, physiological, and nutritional factors and practices that influence intestinal micronutrient absorption. With over 150 peer-reviewed publications and presentations, he leads a research team focused on understanding the interactions between dietary factors, physiological and molecular biomarkers, the microbiome, and intestinal functionality. His research accomplishments include the development of the Gallus gallus intra-amniotic administration procedure, and establishing recognized approaches for using animal models within mineral bioavailability and intestinal absorption screening processes. He has also developed a zinc status physiological blood biomarker (red blood cell Linoleic Acid: Dihomo–Linolenic Acid Ratio), and molecular tissue biomarkers to assess the effect of dietary mineral deficiencies on intestinal functionality, and how micronutrients dietary deficiencies alter gut microbiota composition and function.

Prof. Dr. Pietro Vajro

Pediatrics Section - Department of Medicine, Surgery and Dentistry "Scuola Medica Salernitana", University of Salerno, Baronissi (Salerno), Italy

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Dr Pietro Vajro graduated in Medicine and post-graduated in Pediatrics, and in Hepatology. At present he is Full Professor of Pediatrics at the Department of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Salerno, where he is in charge of the Residency Program in Pediatrics and is Director of the Clinical Pediatric Unit at the University Hospital. He spent two extended periods of training and research as "Assistant Etranger " at the Pediatric Hepatology Unit of Bicetre (France) directed by prof.Alagille and as “visiting Professor-Advanced NATO Fellow” at the Liver Center of the University of California - San Francisco. His main clinical and research interests are concentrated on pediatric liver diseases and on the correlation between systemic diseases, pediatric nutrition and hepatobiliary tract disorders. He published more than 200 original full papers in international peer reviewed journals and gave many invited speeches at relevant congresses/meetings. He participates/participated to the Editorial Boards (often as an Associate Editor) of several renamed international pediatric or gastro-entero-hepatology journals (including JPGN, DigLiverDis, Front Pediatr, ClinResHepato Gastr, J Hepatol, Nutrients).

Bio
Dr Pietro Vajro graduated in Medicine and post-graduated in Pediatrics, and in Hepatology. At present he is Full Professor of Pediatrics at the Department of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Salerno, where he is in charge of the Residency Program in Pediatrics and is Director of the Clinical Pediatric Unit at the University Hospital. He spent two extended periods of training and research as "Assistant Etranger " at the Pediatric Hepatology Unit of Bicetre (France) directed by prof.Alagille and as “visiting Professor-Advanced NATO Fellow” at the Liver Center of the University of California - San Francisco. His main clinical and research interests are concentrated on pediatric liver diseases and on the correlation between systemic diseases, pediatric nutrition and hepatobiliary tract disorders. He published more than 200 original full papers in international peer reviewed journals and gave many invited speeches at relevant congresses/meetings. He participates/participated to the Editorial Boards (often as an Associate Editor) of several renamed international pediatric or gastro-entero-hepatology journals (including JPGN, DigLiverDis, Front Pediatr, ClinResHepato Gastr, J Hepatol, Nutrients).

Dr. Francisco J. Pérez-Cano

Section of Physiology, Department of Biochemistry and Physiology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences, University of Barcelona, 08028 Barcelona, Spain,
Nutrition and Food Safety Research Institute (INSA), 08921 Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Spain

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Francisco J Pérez-Cano was born and educated in Barcelona. He studied the degree of Pharmacy (1999) at the University of Barcelona (UB) where he also studied different masters in higher education. He joined in 1996 as student to the “Autoimmunity and Tolerance Research Group” in the Department of Physiology. He moved to the Center for Immunology at the University of California-Irvine in 2003-2004 to complete his training and he defended his PhD about “Mucosal Immunity Acquisition in Early Life” in 2004. After that, he was hired as associate professor (2005), Lecturer (2007) and finally as a Permanent Lecturer (2011) in the Department of Physiology of the University of Barcelona. He is currently teaching different subjects in the Degrees of Pharmacy, Food Science and Technology, Human Nutrition and in several University Masters. He performed a post-doctoral training (2009) at the University of Reading (UK) and has participated in more than 50 research projects with public funding but also in collaboration with industry. Francisco has more about 100 peer-review manuscripts, a book and several book chapters in the field. Francisco’s research interests are Immunonutrition in early life. He has focused, on the one hand in the impact of cocoa, and its components, in immunity and microbiota in health conditions but also in disease by using models of acute/chronic inflammation and allergy. On the other hand, he has studied the impact of several components present in breast milk (whey proteins, lactoferrin, CLA, oligosaccharides, probiotic bacteria, etc.) at preclinical level on the developing immune function of infants but also under viral infections. His current line of research is focused on the effect of prebiotics, probiotics, postbiotics and its combinations on the neonatal immune system. Dr. Pérez-Cano is member of the Research Institute for Nutrition and Safety-UB (INSA-UB), Ambassador of the Spanish Society of Immunology (SEI), Board Member/Treasurer of the International Society of Immunonutrition(ISIN), Chief Editor of the Section “Nutritional Immunology”

Bio
Francisco J Pérez-Cano was born and educated in Barcelona. He studied the degree of Pharmacy (1999) at the University of Barcelona (UB) where he also studied different masters in higher education. He joined in 1996 as student to the “Autoimmunity and Tolerance Research Group” in the Department of Physiology. He moved to the Center for Immunology at the University of California-Irvine in 2003-2004 to complete his training and he defended his PhD about “Mucosal Immunity Acquisition in Early Life” in 2004. After that, he was hired as associate professor (2005), Lecturer (2007) and finally as a Permanent Lecturer (2011) in the Department of Physiology of the University of Barcelona. He is currently teaching different subjects in the Degrees of Pharmacy, Food Science and Technology, Human Nutrition and in several University Masters. He performed a post-doctoral training (2009) at the University of Reading (UK) and has participated in more than 50 research projects with public funding but also in collaboration with industry. Francisco has more about 100 peer-review manuscripts, a book and several book chapters in the field. Francisco’s research interests are Immunonutrition in early life. He has focused, on the one hand in the impact of cocoa, and its components, in immunity and microbiota in health conditions but also in disease by using models of acute/chronic inflammation and allergy. On the other hand, he has studied the impact of several components present in breast milk (whey proteins, lactoferrin, CLA, oligosaccharides, probiotic bacteria, etc.) at preclinical level on the developing immune function of infants but also under viral infections. His current line of research is focused on the effect of prebiotics, probiotics, postbiotics and its combinations on the neonatal immune system. Dr. Pérez-Cano is member of the Research Institute for Nutrition and Safety-UB (INSA-UB), Ambassador of the Spanish Society of Immunology (SEI), Board Member/Treasurer of the International Society of Immunonutrition(ISIN), Chief Editor of the Section “Nutritional Immunology”

Prof. Dr. Anna Tagliabue

Department of Public Health Experimental and Forensic Medicine University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy

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Anna Tagliabue is Full Professor of Human Nutrition at the Medical School of the University of Pavia in Italy. She is in charge of teaching course on Human Nutrition and Dietetics and directs the Degree Course of Dietetics and the Human Nutrition and Eating Disorders Research Centre of the same University. She is medical consultant for ketogenic dietary therapies at the Mondino Neurological Foundation of Pavia. The principal topics of research pursued by Prof Tagliabue in her scientific career include: ketogenic dietary therapies for drug-resistant epilepsy and GLUT1-DS; the role of gut microbiota in health and diseases; the clinical and psychological assessment and management of obesity and eating disorders and the study of energy expenditure and body composition She is the author of more than 100 publications including scientific articles and book chapters on these topics.

Bio
Anna Tagliabue is Full Professor of Human Nutrition at the Medical School of the University of Pavia in Italy. She is in charge of teaching course on Human Nutrition and Dietetics and directs the Degree Course of Dietetics and the Human Nutrition and Eating Disorders Research Centre of the same University. She is medical consultant for ketogenic dietary therapies at the Mondino Neurological Foundation of Pavia. The principal topics of research pursued by Prof Tagliabue in her scientific career include: ketogenic dietary therapies for drug-resistant epilepsy and GLUT1-DS; the role of gut microbiota in health and diseases; the clinical and psychological assessment and management of obesity and eating disorders and the study of energy expenditure and body composition She is the author of more than 100 publications including scientific articles and book chapters on these topics.

Invited Speakers

Prof. Dr. David C. Nieman

Department of Biology, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608, USA;,
Director of the Human Performance Laboratory,North Carolina Research Campus,Kannapolis, NC 28081, USA

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A Multi-Omics Approach to Interpreting the Influence of Polyphenols in Countering Exercise-Induced Inflammation

David Nieman is a professor with the Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences, at Appalachian State University, and director of the Human Performance Lab at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, NC, USA. Dr. Nieman is a pioneer in the research area of exercise and nutrition immunology, and his current work is centered on investigating unique nutritional products as countermeasures to exercise- and obesity-induced immune dysfunction, inflammation, illness, and oxidative stress using a multi-omics approach. Dr. Nieman has received more than USD $10.5 million in research grants and published more than 370 peer-reviewed publications in journals and books. Dr. Nieman’s Google Scholar h-index is 101, and his publications have been cited more than 39,000 times. He is the author of nine books on health, exercise science, and nutrition, including Nutritional Assessment (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2019, now in its 7th edition). Dr. Nieman served as vice-president of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), president of SEACSM, and two terms as president of the International Society of Exercise and Immunology. He received ACSM’s Citation Award in 2013.

sports nutrition; exercise; immunology; inflammation; obesity; metabolomics; proteomics; lipid mediators

Talk
A Multi-Omics Approach to Interpreting the Influence of Polyphenols in Countering Exercise-Induced Inflammation
Bio
David Nieman is a professor with the Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences, at Appalachian State University, and director of the Human Performance Lab at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, NC, USA. Dr. Nieman is a pioneer in the research area of exercise and nutrition immunology, and his current work is centered on investigating unique nutritional products as countermeasures to exercise- and obesity-induced immune dysfunction, inflammation, illness, and oxidative stress using a multi-omics approach. Dr. Nieman has received more than USD $10.5 million in research grants and published more than 370 peer-reviewed publications in journals and books. Dr. Nieman’s Google Scholar h-index is 101, and his publications have been cited more than 39,000 times. He is the author of nine books on health, exercise science, and nutrition, including Nutritional Assessment (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2019, now in its 7th edition). Dr. Nieman served as vice-president of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), president of SEACSM, and two terms as president of the International Society of Exercise and Immunology. He received ACSM’s Citation Award in 2013.
Research Keywords
sports nutrition; exercise; immunology; inflammation; obesity; metabolomics; proteomics; lipid mediators

Dr. Laura McCabe

Department of Physiology, Biomedical Imaging Research Center, Michigan State University, Biomedical Physical Science Building, 567 Wilson Road, East Lansing, MI, 48824, USA

Dr. Miguel Gueimonde

CSIC - Instituto de Productos Lacteos de Asturias (IPLA), Villaviciosa, Spain

Dr. Margarida Castell

Secció de Fisiologia, Departament de Bioquímica i Fisiologia, Facultat de Farmàcia i Ciències de l’Alimentació, Universitat de Barcelona (UB), Av. Joan XXIII 27-31, 08028 Barcelona, EspanyaInstitut de Recerca en Nutrició i Seguretat Alimentària (INSA-UB), UB, Spain

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Submission

Submissions should be completed online by authors by registering with www.sciforum.net and using the "New Submission" function once logged into the system.

  1. Scholars interested in participating in the conference can submit their abstract (about 200–300 words) online on this website until 25 September 2020.
  2. The Conference Committee will notify the acceptance of the abstract by 5 October 2020.
  3. In case of acceptance, authors will be asked to submit their manuscript along with a presentation and an optional video presentation of their paper (only PDF) until the submission deadline of 15 October 2020.
  4. The manuscripts and presentations will be available at https://iecn2020.sciforum.net/ for discussion and rating during the conference from 2–15 November 2020.
  5. The open access journal Nutrients will publish a Special Issue of the conference proceedings papers.
  6. All accepted extended abstracts will be published as one dedicated volume in MDPI Proceedings series journals (ISSN: 2504-3900, https://www.mdpi.com/journal/proceedings).
  7. After the conference, the Conference Committee will recommend manuscripts that may be included for publication in this Special Issue.
Proceedings Paper

Manuscripts for the proceedings issue must have the following organization:

  • Title
  • Full author names
  • Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors' e-mail addresses
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results and discussion
  • Conclusions
  • (Acknowledgements)
  • References

Manuscripts should be prepared in MS Word or any other word processor and should be converted to PDF format before submission. The publication format will be PDF. The manuscript should be at least three pages (including figures, tables and references). There is no page limit on the length, although authors are asked to keep their papers as concise as possible.

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Video Presentations

Besides their active participation within the forum, authors are also encouraged to submit video presentations. The video should be no longer than 20 minutes and be prepared in one of the following formats:

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Presentation of Posters

Authors that wish to present a poster only, i.e., without proceedings paper, can do so in section I. Posters of this conference. Posters will be available on this conference website during and after the event. Like papers presented on the conference, participants will be able to ask questions and make comments about the posters. Posters that are submitted without paper will not be included in the proceedings of the conference.

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Manuscript Preparation

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  • Formatting/Style: Papers should be prepared following the style of Nutrients. The full titles and the cited papers must be given. Reference numbers should be placed in square brackets [ ] and placed before the punctuation; for example, [1,2], [3] or [1–3]. All the references should be listed separately as the last section at the end of the manuscript.
  • Author List and Affiliation Format: Authors' full first and last names must be given. Abbreviated middle names can be added. For papers written by various contributors, a corresponding author must be designated. The PubMed/MEDLINE format is used for affiliations: complete street address information including city, zip code, state/province, country, and email address should be added. All authors who significantly contributed to the manuscript (including writing a section) should be listed on the first page of the manuscript, below the title of the article. Other parties who provided only minor contributions should be listed under Acknowledgments only. A minor contribution might be a discussion with the author, reading through the draft of the manuscript, or performing English corrections.
  • Figures, Schemes, and Tables: Authors are encouraged to prepare figures and schemes in color. Full color graphics will be published free of charge. Figures and schemes must be numbered (Figure 1, Scheme I, Figure 2, Scheme II, etc.) and an explanatory title must be added. Tables should be inserted into the main text, and numbers and titles for all tables supplied. All table columns should have an explanatory heading. Please supply legends for all figures, schemes, and tables. The legends should be prepared as a separate paragraph of the main text and placed in the main text before a table, a figure, or a scheme.
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It is the authors' responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state here "The authors declare no conflict of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Financial support for the study must be fully disclosed under "Acknowledgments" section.

Copyright

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Conference Awards

To acknowledge the support of the conference esteemed authors and recognize their outstanding scientific accomplishments, we are pleased to launch Best Paper and Best Speaker Awards.

The Awards
Best Paper Award, CHF 500
The Best Paper Award is given for the paper judged as making the most significant contribution to the conference.
Best Speaker Award, CHF 500
The Best Speaker Awards are given to the best performers during the presentation.
Terms and Conditions:
Best Paper Award

As a sponsor, Nutrients would like to award the best paper as elected by the conference committee. The award will consist of 500 Swiss Francs. We look forward to posting your contributions.

Criteria for Evaluation of Best Paper Award:

  • Full paper must be submitted to IECN 2020;
  • Originality/novelty of the paper;
  • Significance of content;
  • Scientific soundness;
  • Interest to the readers;
  • English language and style.

Evaluation

  • Each Evaluation Committee member will give an assessment for each applicant in terms of the criteria outlined above;
  • The total score for each presentation will be ranked from highest to lowest;
  • If two or more authors receive the same score, further evaluation will be carried out;
  • All decisions made by the Evaluation Committee are final.

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