Detailed Scientific Programme

Day 1 •  Friday, November 10th, 2023
12.00-13.00 REGISTRATION
13.00-13.45   WORKSHOP 1: Culinary Medicine: Reset your energy

Hosted by:
Prof. Jelena Helene Cvejic (Serbia)
WORKSHOP 2: Practical sleep study strategies, as an integrative part of lifestyle medicine

Hosted by:
Prof. Dr. Doina Adina Todea (Romania)
Damiana-Maria Vulturar, MD, PhD (Romania)
WORKSHOP 3: How to design & implement healthy habits?

Hosted by:
Prof. Dr. Robert Kelly (Ireland)
13:45-14:00 BREAK 
14.00-14.45   WORKSHOP 4: Health Benefits of Diaphragmatic Breathing

Hosted by:
Jana Yanova, MD (Czech Republic) Maria Yanova, MD (UK)
WORKSHOP 5: Slavic Gymnastic for Women: a tradition system to support women’s health

Hosted by:
Agnieszka Pluto-Pradzynska, PhD (Poland)
WORKSHOP 6: Assessing Physical Activity and Functional Capacity within the context of your own practice

Hosted by:
Prof. Giorgos K. Sakkas (Greece) Christina Karatzaferi (Greece)
15.00-15.15 BREAK
15.15-15.45 Session for Societies  
15.45-17.30 ROUND TABLE 1: Cardiometabolic Health in Lifestyle Medicine

Chair: Prof. Dr. Carlos Van Mieghem (Belgium) and Prof. Dr. Hanno Pijl (The Netherlands)

Prof. Dr. Hanno Pijl, (The Netherlands): Processed food and cardiometabolic health
Prof. Dr. Carlos Van Mieghem, (Belgium): Cardiometabolic health: a multidimensional perspective.
Prof. Dr. Wojciech Marlicz (Poland): Lifestyle, microblome and cardiometabolic health
Prof. Dr. Remko Kuipers (The Netherlands): Saturated fat and cardiometabolic health
17.30-17.45 BREAK
17.45-19.00 ROUND TABLE 2: Lifestyle Interventions in Cancer and Chronic Inflammation

Chair: Prof. Dr. Jose L. Palma (Spain) and Prof. Dr. Grzegorz Dworacki, (Poland)

Francis Elena Escalante Durán, MD (Spain): Exploring the Link Between Lifestyle and Breast Cancer
Prof. Dr. José L. Palma, (Spain): Fight against meta-inflammation in non-communicable chronic diseases with lifestyle medicine strategies.
Prof. Dr. Grzegorz Dworacki, (Poland): Cancer and lifestyle interventions in immunity – does it help?
Pedro L. González-Sanz, MD,(Spain): Epigenetics and lifestyle medicine
Dr. Chris Bachtsetzis, (Switzerland)
Unlocking optimal health through lifestyle medicine and biohacking
19.00-19.15  BREAK
Workshop 7: Integrating Lifestyle Medicine into university curricula and organizational policies:  lessons learnt from a decade of experience

Hosted by:
Dr. Lilach Malatskey and Dr. Jumanah Essa-Hadad; Bar Ilan University Faculty of Medicine, Safed, Israel
19.15-19.45   Oral Presentations Session 1 Oral Presentations Session 2
20.00 Welcome Cocktail
 Day 2 • Saturday, November 11th, 2023
08.00 – 09.00  
09.00 – 09.15   Opening Ceremony – Welcome Messages
09.15 – 10.15    ROUND TABLE 3: Nutritional aspects in Lifestyle Medicine
Chair: Dr. Anca Hancu, MD, PhD (Romania) and Dr. Ioannis Arkadianos (Greece)

Ioannis Arkadianos, MD, (Greece): Mediterranean Diet and its role in weight management
Prof. Dr. Doina Todea, (Romania): Sleep and Mediterranean Diet: a Healthy Alliance
Dr. Anca Hancu, MD, PhD (Romania): Diabetes remission through nutritional intervention
10.15 – 10.30 BREAK
10.30 – 11.30    ROUND TABLE 4: Physical Activity in Lifestyle Medicine
Chair: Prof. Dr. Georgeta Vaidean (USA) and Thiago Guimarães Osório, MD, (Belgium)

Thiago Guimarães Osório, MD, (Belgium): The Influence of Physical Activity on Digestive Health and Gut Microbiota
Agnieszka Pluto-Pradzynska, PhD, (Poland): Slavic Gymnastic for Women: a tradition system to support women’s health
Prof. Dr. Georgeta Vaidean, (USA): Breast cancer and cardiovascular diseases: common origins and lifestyle medicine management with a focus on physical activity and exercise
Sophia Franklin,
(France): Effective physical activity prescription: factors for consideration for inactive and sedentary patients
11.30 – 12.15  KEYNOTE SPEAKER 1
Prof. Michel Poulain
The Blue Zones: a model to live longer and better
12.15 – 13.15 Light Lunch / Posters Session
13.15 – 14.15 ROUND TABLE 5: Clinical Lifestyle Interventions
Chair: Prof. Dr. Benno Krachler (Sweden) and TBA

Prof. Jelena Helene Cvejic, (Serbia): The Potential of Lifestyle Interventions for Treating Fatigue-Related Conditions
Yohana Isabel De Gracia Hils, M.D (Spain): Wellbeing School for Health care workers and Residents: Pilot Project on Lifestyle Medicine Multimodal Interventions and Thermal Medicine approach
Prof. Giorgos K. Sakkas, (Greece): Lifestyle Medicine at the service of chronic kidney diseases
Prof. Dr. Benno Krachler, (Sweden) - Pela Petraki Kavvadia, MD (Greece): Internship in Lifestyle-medicine – developing a curriculum
14.15 – 14.30   BREAK
14.30 – 15.30 ROUND TABLE 6: Brain Health and Behaviour
Chair: Prof. Dr. Aleksandra Pikula (Canada) and Prof. Dr. Robert Kelly (Ireland)

Prof. Aleksandra Pikula MD, (Canada): Brain Health and Aging through Lifestyle Medicine across lifespan
Prof. Robert Kelly, MD (Ireland): Getting to Heart of Lifestyle Medicine
15.30 – 16.00 Satellite Session 1
17.00 – 16.15 BREAK
16.15 – 17.15 ROUND TABLE 7: Sexual Health and Lifestyle Medicine
Chair: Prof. Dr. Michelle Tollefson, MD (USA) and Dr. Ioan Hanes (Belgium)

Ioan Hanes, MD, (Belgium): Men’s Sexuality through Lifestyle Interventions
Prof. Dr. Michelle Tollefson, MD (USA): Women’s Health through Lifespan
Elena Gopchuk, MD, (Cyprus): Cultural projects as an interactive tool in sexual health education for lifestyle medicine practitioners
Saumya Srivastava, MD, (UAE): Sailing through menopause with the help of lifestyle interventions
17.15 – 18.00 Satellite Session 2
 Day 3 • Sunday, November 12th, 2023
09.00 – 09.45   Oral Presentations Session 3 Oral Presentations Session 4
09.45 – 10.00  BREAK
10.00 – 11.00 ROUND TABLE 8: Environmental Factors in Lifestyle Medicine
Chair: Andree Rochfort (Ireland) and Eleni Prifti, PhD, (The Netherlands)

Eleni Prifti, PhD, (The Netherlands): The importance of water cycles in designing a healthy and sustainable lifestyle
Nerella Nemeth Chauvin, (Hungary): Why is lifestyle medicine important in ergotherapy?
Aoife Kirk, MD, MBBchBAO, MPH, MRCPI: Engaging healthcare leaders in climate action

11.00 – 11.45 Keynote Speaker 2
11.45 – 12.00 BREAK
12.00 – 12.45 Satellite Session 3
12.45 – 13.45 ROUND TABLE 9: Preconception and Young Adults through Lifestyle Interventions

Chair: Prof. Dr. Ourania Kolokotroni (Cyprus) and TBA

Prof. Dr. Ourania Kolokotroni, (Cyprus): Lifestyle Before Life: the role of lifestyle during the preconception period on the health of the mother and child
13.45– 14.00 Closing Ceremony / Conclusions
14.00 - 14.45 ELMO General Assembly