HomeProgramme
  • 12 Apr
    Day 1
  • 13 Apr
    Day 2
  • 14 Apr
    Day 3
  • 16:00 – 20:30
16:00 - 20:30 Registration and welcome reception

  • 08:30 – 22:00
08:30 - 09:00 Opening session

Prof. Paul Moughan - Co-director, Riddet Institute, New Zealand

Dr Véronique Parmentier and Dr Juliet Ansell - Zespri Kiwifruit and Health

09:00 - 10:00 Keynote presentation 1
Fruits and Vegetables in a Healthy Diet

Prof. Jaap Seidell - VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break

10:30 - 11:30 Keynote presentation 2
Everyday Good Health: The Nutrient Rich Way

Lynley Drummond - Director at Drummond Food Science Advisory, New Zealand

11:30 - 12:30 Lunch

12:30 - 14:30 Session 1: Kiwifruit and Digestive Health

Chaired by Prof. Shin Fukudo - Tohoku University, Japan

Co-chaired by Dr Abby Thompson - Massey University, New Zealand

   

Giovanni Barbara
Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders and the Role of Diet

Prof. Giovanni Barbara -  University of Bologna, Italy

A Multi-center Clinical Trial on the Effect of Kiwifruit on Digestive and Gut Health Functions

Prof. Richard Gearry - University of Otago, New Zealand

Carlene Starck
Kiwifruit and Digestive Comfort: In Vitro and In Vivo Supporting Evidence

Dr. Carlene Starck - Riddet Institute, New Zealand  

14:30 - 15:00 Coffee break

15:00 - 16:00 Roundtable Discussion on Digestive Health

Prof. Giovanni Barbara - University of Bologna, Italy

Prof. Shin Fukudo - Tohoku University, Japan

Prof. Richard Gearry - University of Otago, New Zeland

Basil Mathioudakis - Former Head of Unit of the Directorate General on Health of the European Commission, Belgium

Prof. David Richardson - Visiting Professor, University of Reading, United Kingdom

16:00 - 18:30 Free time

18:30 - 22:00 Dinner hosted by Zespri Kiwifruit

  • 08:30 – 16:30
08:30 - 10:00 Session 2: Kiwifruit and Vitamin C

Chaired by Dr Chwang Leh-chii - Asian Federation of Dietetic Associations, Taiwan

Co-chaired by Lynley Drummond - Director at Drummond Food Science Advisory, New Zealand

 

Margreet Vissers
Overview of the Health Benefits of Vitamin C

Prof. Margreet Vissers - University of Otago, New Zealand

Anitra Carr
Health and Immune Function Benefits of Kiwifruit-derived Vitamin C

Dr Anitra Carr - University of Otago, New Zealand

10:00 - 10:30 Roundtable Discussion on Vitamin C

Dr Anitra Carr - University of Otago, New Zealand

Lynley Drummond - Director at Drummond Food Science Advisory, New Zealand

Prof. Margreet Vissers - University of Otago, New Zealand

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 - 12:30 Session 3: Kiwifruit and Metabolic Health

Chaired by Dr Jordi Serra - Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain

Co-chaired by Dr Rinki Murphy - University of Auckland, New Zealand

Diet, Microbiota and Metabolic Health

Renée Wilson - University of Otago, New Zealand

Kiwifruit – A Double Agent for Glycaemic Control and Nutrient Enhancement

Dr John Monro - The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research, New Zealand

Kiwifruit-Driven Microbiota, Metabolites and Implications for Human Health

Dr Paul Blatchford - The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research, New Zealand

12:30 - 13:00 Roundtable Discussion on the Benefits of Kiwifruit for Metabolic Health

Dr John Monro - The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research, New Zealand

Dr Rinki Murphy - University of Auckland, New Zealand

Prof. Jaap Seidell - VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

13:00 - 13:15 Closing session

Carol Ward - General Manager Marketing & Innovation, Zespri Kiwifruit

13:15 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 16:30 Plant & Food Research and Orchard Visit