Targeted Network Meeting
Nutrition for mental health across the lifespan

This TNM meeting aims to open dialogue between academia, the food industry and other stakeholders on key issues that need to be addressed to show beneficial effects of diet on brain health. What needs to be done to improve the evidence base that nutrition and/or specific nutrients can provide beneficial effects?
coordinators: Suzanne L. Dickson, Sweden
Roger Adan, Netherlands, The
Wednesday 10 October 2018

08:00 - 15:00

Room 122
08:00 - 09:45 Novel approaches to identify nutrients for mental health
08:00 - 08:45Diet interventions in neurodevelopmental disorders
 speaker: Jan K. Buitelaar, Netherlands, The
08:45 - 09:30Using data of genome wide association studies to identify metabolites affecting mental health
 speaker: Johannes Hebebrand, Germany
09:30 - 09:45Discussion
09:45 - 10:15Coffee Break
10:15 - 12:00Mechanisms of how food affects mood and behaviour
10:15 - 11:00The diet-microbiome-gut-brain axis to support brain health
 speaker: John F. Cryan, Ireland
11:00 - 11:45How nutrition affects metabolome and links towards mental health
 speaker: Luke Whiley, United Kingdom
11:45 - 12:00Discussion
12:00 - 13:00Lunch
13:00 - 14:45Lost in translation? utilizing diet to improve mental health
13:00 - 13:45Pitfalls and experiences in dietary intervention aimed at protecting against cognitive decline
 speaker: Jeroen Schmitt, Switzerland
13:45 - 14:30Nutritional strategies for neuroprotection and neuroplasticity in acquired brain and spinal cord injury
 speaker: Adina Michael-Titus, United Kingdom
14:30 - 14:45Discussion
14:45 - 15:00General discussion and closing