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  1. Sessions with keynote speakers addressed by distinguished scientists
  2. Poster exhibition around major topics
  3. Workshops on topics of great interest.

8th National and 1st International Congress “Nutrition – Medicine of the Future”

Cluj-Napoca, May 15-18, 2019

Contextual integration of Nutrition Science into Dietary Patterns and Lifestyle




Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Venue: “Iuliu Hațieganu” Hall, “Iuliu Hațieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca (Ghe. Marinescu Street, no. 23) 

12.00 – 13.00 – Welcome and registration 


P1. Workshops organized by the Department of Bromatology, Hygiene, Nutrition (UMPh Cluj-Napoca)

Chairs: Laura Gavrilaș, Oana Stanciu

13.00 – 14.30


Prof. Rosita Gabbianelli, PhD – Nutri-epigenomics and Nutri-epigenetics

14.30 – 15.30


Simona Ivanov, M.D. – Evaluating nutritional deficiencies

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 – 17.00


Munire Ibram, M.D. – Synergies-future therapy

17.00 – 18.00


Horațiu Albu, M.D., Diet. Lorena Crișan – Multimodal Nutritional Intervention protocol for cancer patients counselled in our centers


Thursday, 16 May 2019

Venue: “Iuliu Hațieganu” Hall, “Iuliu Hațieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca (Ghe. Marinescu Street, no. 23)

8.00 – 9.00 Registration
9.00 – 9.30 Opening of the congress and welcome
9.30 – 11.15

P2. Plenary session

Chairs: Rosita Gabbianelli, Lara Manyes

  • Rosita Gabbianelli, PhD – Nutri-epigenomics and obesity
  • Mihai Niculescu, PhD – When genetics and epigenetics come together. Maternal FADS2and its unexpected role for infant feeding
  • Sponsor Presentation – DACIA PLANT
  • Lecturer Lara Manyes, PhD – OMICs approach to study mycotoxins mechanisms of action
  • Lecturer Cristina Juan, PhD – Risk Assessment of Mycotoxins in Infants and Young Children
  • Discussion
11.15 – 11.30 Coffee break
11.30 – 13.30

P3. Plenary session

Chairs: Anamaria Cozma-Petruț, Ramona Suharoschi

  • Prof. Adrien Rossary, PhD Hab. – Physical Activity and Breast Cancer: understand the mechanisms to improve a better health care management
  • Șerban Damian, M.D. – Nutritional strategies for recovery after exercise
  • Prof. Ramona Suharoschi, PhD – Beyond personalised nutrition – integration it tools of healthy food for catering service
  • Lecturer Cristian Sisea, PhD – Perception on genetically modified organisms and foods
  • Discussion
13.30 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 – 16.30

P4. Plenary session

 Chairs: Anca Buzoianu, Gabriela Roman

  • Anca Buzoianu, PhD – Nutriceuticals
  • Mariana Graur, PhD – The evolution of human food behavior
  • Sponsor Presentation GENETX
  • Massimo Collino, PhD – Salivary AGEs as novel biomarkers in the evaluation of risk factors for diet-related diseases: results from the European Network SALIVAGES
  • Friederike Manig, PhD – Surveying the salivary AGEom – quantitation of glycation compounds in saliva and the impact of an AGE-rich diet
  • Discussion 
16.30 – 17.00 Coffee break
17.00 – 19.00

P5. Plenary session

Chairs: Radu Septimiu Câmpian, Aranka Ilea

  • Cecilia Cristea, PhD – Electrochemical sensing through wearable devices in dietary advanced glycation end-products and key-tasted flavours in saliva and food
  • Lecturer Ing. Paul Faragó, PhD – A simple low-cost distributed optical salivary sensor
  • Lecturer Adina Bianca Boșca, PhD – Effect of the hyperlipidic diet on the systemic oxidative stress and the accumulation of AGEs in an animal model
  • Teaching Assist. Anida-Maria Băbțan, PhD – Ultrasound assessment of skin and oral mucosa related with patients health and lifestyle
  • Teaching Assist. Adela Cristina Lazăr, PhD – Indirect evaluation of dietary advanced glycation end-products based on lifestyle, physical activity and nutrition questionnaire
  • Discussion


Friday, 17 May 2019

Venue: “Iuliu Hațieganu” Hall, “Iuliu Hațieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca (Ghe. Marinescu Street, no. 23) 

9.00  – 11.00

P6. Plenary session

Chairs: Gianfranco Trapani, Florinela Cătoi

  • Gianfranco Trapani, PhD, Prof. Finocchiaro Concetta, PhD – The role of nutraceutical in overweight patients
  • Keith Grimaldi, PhD – The Evolution of Nutrigenetics
  • Sponsor Presentation HELCOR
  • Chris Evelo, PhD – Genes and nutrition a dancing dinner
  • Samir Giuseppe Sukkar, PhD –Clinical nutritional management in  cancer patients
  • Discussion 
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break
11.30 – 13.30

P7. Plenary session

Chairs:  Zaid Afawi, Maria Vrânceanu

  • Zaid Afawi, PhD – Genetic testing in epilepsy with Intellectual epilepsy  – treatment with Ketogenetic diet
  • Ioannis Arkadianos, M.D. – Lifestyle Medicine, an introduction to the new field of medicine that contributes to better health
  • Sponsor Presentation – MEDFUSION-ALTRIENT
  • Enrico Bertino, PhD, Prof. Gianfranco Trapani, PhD – Romanian children’s nutritional habits in Italy and in Romania
  • Maria Vrânceanu, PhD Candidate – Healthy aging and effects of nutraceuticals on gene expression
  • Discussion 
13.30 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 – 16.30

P8. Workshops organized by the Department of Bromatology, Hygiene, Nutrition (UMPh Cluj-Napoca)

Chairs: Oana Stanciu, Laura Gavrilaș


  • Rosita Gabbianelli, PhD – Gut microbiota metabolites and epigenome modulation
  • Radu Mleșniță, PhD – CULINAROMAtherapy – healthy nutrition → healthy beauty
  • Sponsor Presentation AQUAVIA
  • Sponsor Presentation PHARMANORD


  • Prof. Gabriela Zaharie, PhD – Fed in the first 1000 days
16.30 – 17.00 Coffee Break
17.00 – 19.00 P9. Poster exhibit 


Saturday, 18 May 2019

Venue: Room no. 10, Department of Oral Rehabilitation, Oral Health and Management (Victor Babeș Street, no. 15) 


P10. Workshops organized by Assoc. Prof. Aranka Ilea, PhD and Prof. Radu Septimiu Câmpian, PhD (UMPh Cluj-Napoca)

Chairs: Aranka Ilea, Radu Septimiu Câmpian

9.00 – 13.00


The nutrition as determinant factor in development of dentomaxillary apparatus