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Hydration for Health Scientific Conference 2021

Save the date: June 23rd, 2021

Preliminary program

This years’ edition will handle following theme: “Water and Hydration Science: Current evidence and future directions”. Find the detailed program below.

Conference Chair : Isabelle Seksek, Head of Hydration Initiatives & Partnerships, Danone Research Water Science Team, Research & Innovation Centre

Conference Moderator : Laurent Le Bellego, Scientific Relations Director, Danone Research

Introduction lecture

  • Hippocrates was right. Now what? Water as a part of healthy aging,
    Evan Johnson
    University of Wyoming, USA

Session 1 - Current evidence on hydration physiology and health outcomes

  • Vasopressin as a Fat Hormone: A Means for Conserving Metabolic Water,
    Prof Richard Johnson
    Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension - University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, USA
  • Osmotic thirst and hypovolemic thirst, recent animal data,
    Prof Daniel Bichet
    Departments of Medicine, Pharmacology and Physiology, University of Montreal, Canada
  • Redefining Thirst: Beyond dehydration and towards a holistic biopsychological model,
    Dr Harriet Carroll
    Clinical Research Centre, Cardiovascular Research - Hypertension, Lund University, Sweden

Session 2 - Hydration Behavior

  • Fluid intake habits of Spanish children and adolescents: An update of the Liq.In7 survey,
    Dr Iris Iglesia Altaba
    Growth, Exercise, Nutrition and Development (GENUD) Research Group, Instituto de Investigacion Sanitaria de Aragón (IISA), Spain
  • Do people have a same fluid intake patterns across the world? Results of Liq.In7 cross functional surveys,
    Ms Clémentine Morin
    Water Science Team, Danone Nutricia Research, France
  • Psychology of Hydration Habits,
    Dr Esther Papies
    Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology and School of Psychology, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Session 3 - Early Career Researcher Award 

Early Career Researcher Award, Pitch Session - Prepare the new gen of scientists!

Finalists of the Early Career researcher Award will have 3 minutes to pitch their science during this session. The winner of the contest will be voted live by the audience.

Call for abstract ongoing until April 16, 2021, apply here to participate!

Session 4 - Future of Hydration

  • Associations between water consumption and gut microbiota composition in the American Gut Project Database,
    Dr Tiphaine Vanhaecke
    Water Science Team, Danone Nutricia Research, France
  • Influence of sub-optimal Hydration on the immune response
    Dr Dorothée Chabas
    San Francisco, USA