Events

To insure our goals, events and actions demonstrate in what direction WIC is working.

The 42nd World Congress of Vine and Wine was held in Geneva, Switzerland earlier in July. Ursula Fradera & Prof. Nicolai Worm, respectively, scientific coordinator for Wine in Moderation and Chair of the Wine Information Council presented their papers on the hot topics of science and risk communication. “From scientific evidence to media and policy: Wine – part of a balanced diet or a health risk?” (Ursula Fradera) Articles of all sorts have been published in the last couple of…
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The International Wine & Health Summit 2019

This year, the International Wine & Health Summit took place on the UC Davis campus, United States, welcoming well-known scientists and physicians from around the world. UC Davis Campus ranks among the most renowned academic institutes of viticulture and enology. The three-days conference (which was CME-certified continuing education for physicians) reviewed and discussed the latest scientific evidence regarding wine as a lifestyle factor. The researchers looked at whether the evidence has shifted and to question the research which shows that…
Does an evidence-based objective evaluation of the topic “wine and health” exist, especially regarding a subject such as cancer? Wine and health – is it allowed to establish a relationship? The combination of wine and health is a sensitive issue. During the DWA symposium, the existing evidence-based science was summarised and discussed. The nutritionist Prof. Nicolai Worm and the cardiologist Prof. Markus Flesch chaired the symposium and welcomed Dr. Lukas Schwingshackl (Institute of Evidence in Medicine and the Cochrane Foundation…
The topic “Alcoholic beverages/wine and cancer risk” was at the centre of the DWA Symposium which took place in Mannheim, Germany, last April. The symposium is organised every year in parallel with the Congress of Internal Medicine to present and discuss key topics on wine and health. Mostly physicians of internal medicine attended the Congress and the Symposium and part of the symposium will also be available as an e-learning tool of continuing education for those physicians who could not…
The advantages of a Mediterranean diet were discovered in Crete and from Greece, this dietary pattern conquered the whole world. In Chalkidiki, a scientific and culinary odyssey took place from October 16 to 20, 2017 where Harvard and other international researchers discussed and enjoyed the health benefits of a Mediterranean diet and lifestyle. Prof. Stefanos Kales, from the Harvard Faculty of Medicine and Public Health and George Stamou, producer and director of the successful TV show “The Cooking Odyssey”, organized…
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