Plenary Speakers


Prof. Dr. Adam Drewnowski

University of Washington, USA

Public Health Nutrition – challenges and solutions for the next 20 years

Professor Corinna Hawkes

University of London, UK

How to achieve healthy diets for all – a global perspective

Professor Markku Laakso

University of Eastern Finland, Finland

Genes and the prevention of type 2 diabetes, T2D-GENE trial

Dr. Kirsi A. Virtanen

University of Eastern Finland and University of Turku, Finland

Human Brown Fat – an update





Anna Bergström

Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Fish intake in the etiology of asthma and allergy in children

Bryndís Eva Birgisdóttir

University of Iceland, Iceland

Public Health Nutrition training

Rune Blomhoff

University of Oslo, Norway

Overview and status of the NNR 2020 working process


Hilde Kristin Brekke

University of Oslo, Norway

Implementation of Nutrition care Process (NCP) in higher education in dietetics

Robert Brummer

Örebro University, Sweden

Nutrition teaching and training for doctors – life-long learning?


Jennifer Coates

Tufts University, USA

Innovations in dietary assessment for low and middle-income countries

Gary Frost

Imperial College London

Improving the accuracy of dietary intake assessment: From cameras to molecules


Claire Gaudichon

AgroParisTech - INRA, France

Bioavailability of protein and amino acids as a component of protein quality


Victor Gerdes

Amsterdam UMC, The Netherlands

The role of gut microbiota in diabetes and cardiovascular disease


Thorhallur Ingi Halldorsson

University of Iceland, Iceland

Danish and Norwegian birth cohorts: Diet in pregnancy – effects on the offspring health

Lotte Holm

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Change and stability in Nordic eating practices – a sociological perspective

Suvi Itkonen

University of Helsinki, Finland

Vitamin D status and the current policies to achieve adequate vitamin D intake in the Nordic countries

Juha Taavela

University of Tampere, Finland

Gluten sensitivity


Maria Lankinen

University of Eastern Finland, Finland

Quality of dietary fat – glucose metabolism and low grade inflammation

Mike Lean

University of Glasgow, UK

Dietary regulation of glucose metabolism for prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes

Jaana Lindström

Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland

What did we learn for the Finnish Diabetes Prevention Study DPS?


Ahmed Madar

University of Oslo, Norway

Ethnic groups and vitamin D: a common challenge in the Nordic countries


Johanna Mäkelä

University of Helsinki, Finland

Has the meaning of a meal changed?



Jaakko Nevalainen

Tampere University, Finland

Use of loyalty card data in the assessment of food consumption in the population

Anne-Maria Pajari

University of Helsinki, Finland

Plant proteins: physiological insights




Monique Raats

University of Surrey, UK

Responsibility of the consumer in dietary change: sweetness enhancers as an example of a possible solution


Anne Raben

University of Copenhagen, Denmark





Lars Rejnmark

Aarhus University Hospital

Does vitamin D have a role in the prevention of non-skeletal diseases?



Ulf Risérus

Uppsala University, Sweden

Diet and liver fat





Gun Roos

Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway

Inequalities and diet: Gender, Socio-economic or other vulnerable groups



Nanna Roos

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Farmed edible insects: a new player in healthy and sustainable diets?

Anne Salonen

University of Helsinki, Finland

Interactions between diet, the human gut microbiota and health – towards response-based stratification

Harriet Schellekens

University College Cork, Ireland

A Microbiome Menu: The microbiota-gut-brain axis at the interface of appetite, food and mood

Magnus Simrén

University of Gothenburg, Sweden

IBS – what is the best treatment?




Marco Springmann

University of Oxford, UK

Guidelines for healthy eating within planetary boundaries




Hanna Tuomisto

University of Helsinki, Finland

Food and environmental sustainability – challenges in impact assessment

Stine Marie Ulven

University of Oslo, Norway

Omega-3 fatty acids – still important for cardiovascular disease prevention?

Suvi M. Virtanen

Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland

Early nutritional factors in the development of islet autoimmunity and type 1 diabetes

Berber Vlieg-Boerstra

OLVG Hospital and Hanze University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands

Nutrition Management of Eosinophilic Esophagitis in adults