Conferences & Symposia

18.11.2020 - Online symposium

Online symposium Plant-based eating and cardiometabolic health

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18 November 2020
Online symposium

Have you attended the first e-Symposium from Alpro Foundation on plant-based eating and cardiometabolic health?

If you missed the live event, you can now catch up on-demand either in full or in sections! We’ve split the full 3.5 hour session into five easy-to-digest, bite-sized chunks so you can bring yourself up to date as & when you can fit it into your schedule. Catch up for free here.

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Open to students, tutors and all health professionals across the UK, Ireland and Europe

The leading risk factors for the global burden of cardiovascular disease are metabolic factors such as high blood pressure, high BMI and high fasting plasma glucose. Lifestyle factors make the largest contribution to the risk of CVD incidence and mortality.

Plant-based food patterns including Mediterranean diet, Portfolio diet, vegetarian diet, Nordic diet have established benefits for cardiometabolic health.

The Alpro Foundation Symposium designed to bring together students and tutors across the UK Ireland and Europe and is open to all health professionals. It explores the evidence and practice and marks the 2020 Autumn launch of a NEW global scientific publication on the topic which will be shared with all attendees.

Not intended to be used by non-medically qualified individuals or as a substitute for, or basis for any medical treatment.

  • Welcome – Chair: Professor Bruce Griffin, Professor of Nutritional Metabolism at University of Surrey
  •  The Alpro Foundation and what it offers to Tutors, students and health professionals – Stephanie De Vriese External Scientific Affairs Manager, Alpro Foundation
  •  How plant-based diets benefit cardiometabolic health – Dr Hana Kahleova, Director of Clinical Research at Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Washington D.C
  •  The Portfolio Diet – Professor David Jenkins, Departments of Nutritional Sciences and Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Plant-based eating and the Gut Brain Axis – Dr. Bridgette Wilson, PhD RD, Senior Specialist Dietitian & Research Associate at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust/ City Dietitians/ King’s College London
  • Achieving a healthy plant based diet  –  Lynne Garton, Consultant Dietitian
  • Panel Discussion – Q&As from the audience