International Olive Council offers livestream of International Conference on Olive Oil and Prevention of Chronic Disease

 

DAVIS...January 15, 2018 -- The International Olive Council, the worldwide body that sets international trade standards for the olive and olive oil industry, is partnering with the UC Davis Olive Center to present the International Conference on Olive Oil and Prevention of Chronic Disease on Wednesday, January 17. The one-day seminar will feature experts from around the world discussing the role of olive oil in the prevention of chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular and neurological diseases.

Attendance at the scientific conference, held at the UC Davis Olive Center at the Robert Mondavi Institute in Davis, California, is by invitation only, but the entire event will be livestreamed by Brandlive, with full presentations available online.

WHAT:   International Conference on Olive Oil and Prevention of Chronic Disease

WHEN:   8 a.m.–5 p.m. PST, Wednesday, January 17, 2018

WHERE: Livestream at http://ioc.yourbrandlive.com/c/IOC-the-olive-oil-promise

WHO:     Nutrition and preventive medicine experts from around the world:

  • 9:45-10:30 a.m. – Francesco Visioli, University of Padova: Olive oil action mechanisms and how olive oil compounds interact with the body
  • 11:00-11:45 a.m. – Manuel Franco, University of Alcalá de Henares / Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: How food systems and food environments relate to Mediterranean diets
  • 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Estefania Toledo, University of Navarra Medical School: Olive oil and the prevention of breast cancer
  • 1:45-2:30 p.m. – José A. Luchsinger, Columbia University Medical Center: Olive oil and the prevention of cognitive disorders
  • 2:30-3:15 p.m. – Miguel A. Martínez-González, University of Navarra / Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health: The Mediterranean diet, olive oil and cardiovascular disease
  • 3:30-4:10 p.m. – Walter Willett, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health: The Mediterranean diet, olive oil and cardiovascular disease
  • 4:10-4:50 p.m. – Frank Hu, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health: Olive oil and diabetes, and the health benefits of a Mediterranean diet 

About the International Olive Council
The International Olive Council is the worldwide body that sets international trade standards for the olive and olive oil industry. Based in Madrid, Spain, the council is an intergovernmental organization created in 1959. It is charged with implementing the 2005 International Agreement on Olive Oil and Table Olives, the purpose of which is to promote trade, consumption and international cooperation in the fields of olive oil and olives. Visit www.internationaloliveoil.org for more information.


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