Greece will host the 2nd International Yale Symposium on Olive Oil and Health
The European Cultural Center of Delphi (Greece) will host between December 1 and 4 the 2nd International Yale Symposium on Olive Oil and Health where professionals, experts and international scientists will meet to offer a complete and integral view of the olive tree and its products.
Following the success of last year’s first symposium in New Haven, Connecticut, the initiative to establish the Yale Olive Institute (YOI) has created worldwide excitement and an amazing momentum.
As part of this initiative, this symposium will bring together individuals, organizations, academic and private entities from all over the world to present, discuss and collectively pave the way forward towards a concerted effort to advance and promote the olive tree and its products, in the context of both human and planetary health.
In October 2018, Tassos C. Kyriakides, professor at the School of Public Health of Yale, together with his colleague Vasilis Vasiliou, head of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences of this School, initiated the process for the creation of this organism that coordinates rigorous scientific studies on olive oil to contribute to the investigation and dissemination of its healthy benefits.
YOI’s mission is to facilitate and coordinate rigorous study, robust research, and creative interdisciplinary activities and education. Through academic, public and industry partnerships, YOI will foster the investigation and dissemination of evidence-based best practices and guidelines pertaining both to sustainable olive and olive oil production and usage, and their downstream health benefits. The integration of culinary and cultural elements in YOI activities will assure broad relevance for the industry and the public, as Tassos C. Kyriakides has explained.
As part of this initiative, the symposium will bring together professionals, organizations, academics and private entities from around the world to "present, discuss and collectively pave the way for a joint effort to advance and promote the olive tree and its products in the context of human and planetary health".
Specifically, the objectives of this meeting are to evaluate and discuss in depth current issues related to the olive tree and its products in the areas of Chemistry, Metabolomics, Bioactivity and Sensory Science; Nutrition and health; Agriculture, Agronomy, Technology and Planetary Health; Gastronomy and Culture; Economy and politics.
It also seeks to promote debate, partnership and collaboration between professionals and entities under the umbrella of the Yale Olive Institute.
See the linked summary for a program (subject to change) and more information about the Second Yale International Olive and Health Symposium coming up in December, in Delphi, Greece: