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Scientific 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, Water Science Team, Danone Nutricia Research, France

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


  • Welcome Note,
    by Isabelle Seksek
    Head of Hydration Initiatives & Partnerships, Water Science Team, Danone Nutricia Research, France
  • 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,
    Richard Johnson
    Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension - University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, USA
  • Osmotic thirst and hypovolemic thirst, recent animal data,
    Daniel Bichet
    Departments of Medicine, Pharmacology and Physiology, University of Montreal, Canada
  • Redefining Thirst: Beyond dehydration and towards a holistic biopsychological model,
    Harriet Carroll
    Clinical Research Centre, Cardiovascular Research - Hypertension, Lund University, Sweden
  • Q&A session

Session 2 - Hydration Behaviour

  • Fluid intake habits of Spanish children and adolescents: An update of the Liq.In7 survey,
    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,
    Clémentine Morin
    Water Science Team, Danone Nutricia Research, France
  • Psychology of Hydration Habits,
    Esther Papies
    Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology and School of Psychology, University of Glasgow, Scotland
  • Q&A session

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.

  • Pitch 1 - Modeling Hydration Status Given Daily Measures of Body Mass, Urine Color, and Thirst,
    Travis Anderson
    University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA
  • Picth 2 - Urinary UDP, glucose as a novel actionable biomarker of dehydration-induced acute kidney injury,
    Maria Agustina Battistone
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA
  • Pitch 3- Copeptin is related to mucolytic bacteria and gut barrier function,
    Nathaniel Willis
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Pitch 4 - Self-Reported Changes in Thirst and Alertness during Variable Prescribed Fluid Intake,
    Hillary Yoder
    University of Alabama & University of Wyoming, USA
  • Pitch 5 - Estimating differences in risk of chronic kidney disease based on water intake in a national sample,
    David Lartey
    Montana State University, Bozeman, USA
  • Pitch 6 - The Acute Effect of Adequate Water Intake on Glucose Regulation in Low Drinkers,
    Adam Seal
    California Polytechnic State University, USA

Learn more about the Early Career Researcher Award prize here.

Session 4 - Future of Hydration

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