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2019 International Wine & Health Summit

May 4th thru May 7th, 2019

The Summit

We are very pleased to be bringing the 2019 International Wine & Health Summit to Northern California in May 2019. The program will be held at the Conference Center on the campus of the University of California at Davis, Davis, California, home to the worlds preeminent academic institution for Viticulture and Enology. The UC Davis campus offers the unique advantage to Summit delegates to explore the working laboratories and vineyards of the Robert Mondavi Center for Food & Wine Science, where winemakers, master-brewers, food specialists, and associated scientists of the future, are currently in training.

The Summit represents a partnership of the International Wine & Heart Health Summits sponsored by the Desert Heart Foundation and the Renaud Society, and WineHealth, an international association of research scientists in the field of wine, alcohol and health consequences.

The blending of the international research community along with a broad based clinical physician and healthcare provider attendance, and delegates from the wine industry and advocate groups, makes this program a one-of-a-kind and extraordinary experience for those who share an academic interest and passion for wine, lifestyle, and health.

The Renaud Society, a society of medical professionals and advocates, with an interest in better health and a passion for wine, are proud sponsors of this program, along with the Desert Heart Foundation and the Robert Mondavi Institute for Food & Wine Science at UC Davis.

The faculty for this program blends academicians, research scientists, clinical specialists, iconic industry personalities and thought leaders from across the globe, who are charged with addressing the complicated topics surrounding wine, alcohol, health and longevity.

The program applauds the participation of local wine producers and vineyards who will welcome our Summit delates with a warm meritage of Northern California Wine Country hospitality.

Our most wholehearted invitation is offered for you to attend this program, and we are certain that your understanding of the sciences surrounding the topics presented will be advanced and that your appreciation for wine as a medium, in moderation, for better health, enhanced.

Hospitalty Program

We invite you to participate in the Hospitality Program of the 2019 International Wine & Health Summit.
The hospitality program includes exclusive wine tastings scheduled throughout the program curriculum and includes one seat at the gala dinner reception, an Affair of the Heart.

A sensitive pairing of local farm to table cuisine along with unique wines from the Napa Valley and nearby vineyards to be held at the International Center on the campus of U.C. Davis, is planned.

Unique wines will complement dinner. Music for your entertainment and dancing pleasure is planned!

We encourage you to purchase additional hospitality program registrations for your guests!


Andrew Waterhouse, PhD
Director, Robert Mondavi Institute of Wine & Food Science
Professor, Dept of Viticulture & EnologyUC Davis, Davis, California USA

Tedd Goldfinger, DO, FACC
Director, Desert Heart Foundation, Wine & Heart Health Research Initiative
Clinical Assistant Professor of CardiologyUniversity of Arizona School of MedicineTucson, Arizona USA

Program Organizing Committee

Andrew Waterhouse, Co-Chair
Tedd Goldfinger, Co-Chair
Babette Orendain
Curt Ellison
Greg Waters
Thomas Rothe, MD

Scientific Advisory Committee

Criena Stockley (Australia)
Fulvio Ursini (Italy)
Giovanni de Gaetano (Italy)
Rosa Lamuela (Spain)
David Vazour (UK)
Pierre-Louis Teissedre (France)
Ursula Fradera (Germany)

More Information
Contact: info@desertheartfoundation.com

This live activity, 2019 International Wine & Health Summit @ Davis, with a beginning date of 05/04/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 14.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Schedule of Events

7pm The Renaud Society hosts the faculty - private reception UC Davis Winery
A Private Tasting of UC Davis Wines
Time Event Speaker
11:00 Registration Desk Opens  
12:30  - 12:45 Welcome Andrew Waterhouse, PhD
Tedd Goldfinger, DO, FACC
Gary S. May, PhD
Chancellor, University of California at Davis
12:45 - 1:45 Legacy of Serge Renaud Dominique Petithory-Lanzmann MD PhD (Paris, FR)
The Serge Renaud Memorial Lecture
1:45 - 2:45 Biochemistry of Wine Neil Shay, PhD
(Corvalis, OR USA)
2:45 - 3:45 J-Shaped Curve Refined R. Curtis Ellison, MD 
(Boston, MA USA)
3:45 - 4:15 Break: Tasting Renaud Society Wine - New Release
4:15 - 5:15 Alcohol, Cancer, & Total Mortality Nicole Tran, MD, PhD
(Oakland, CA USA)
5:15 - 6:15 Zinfandel: The Art & Science of An American Exclusive Larry Turley, MD
(Napa, CA USA)
6:15 - 7:45 Hospitality Program: American Zinfandel Experience* The Renaud Society
Time Event Speaker
8:00 - 9:00 Population Studies on Alcohol: What we have learned from Copenhagen and Beyond Morten Gronbaek ,MD (Copenhagen,DK)
9:00 - 10:00 Inflammation and Human Disease Dragan Milenkovic, PhD (Davis, CA)
10:00 - 11:00 Effect of Wine on Metabolic Syndrome: Intervention Clinical Trial Rosa Lamuella, MD
(Barcelona, SP)
11:00 - 12:00 The History of Premium Winemaking in California Through the Eyes of my Family Tim Mondavi
(Napa, CA USA)
12:00 - 1:00  Hosted Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 Alcohol and Brain Function Linda McEvoy, PhD
(San Diego, CA)
2:00 - 3:00 Wine & The Heart: Novel Mechanisms Roger Corder, MD, PhD
(London, UK)
3:00 - 4:00 Innovation in Technology from Medicine to Wine Production Christian Palmaz
(Napa, CA USA)
4:00 - 5:00 Impact of Modern Wine Consumption on Human
Health Panel: Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome,
Contemporary Topics
Curtis Ellison, MD
Speaker Panel: Gronbaeck/ McEvoy/ Corder 
7:00  - 11:00 Hospitality Program*
An Affair of the Heart
Gala Dinner Program at the International Center
on the Campus of UC Davis
(Download Details)
Shuttles will be available from the Hyatt Place Hotel UC Davis
(further information at the program)
Sponsored by the Renaud Society


Time Event Speaker
8:00 - 9:00 The Pioneers of Wine & Public Health: The Wine Doctors of Australia Phillip Norrie, MD
(Sydney, AU)
9:00 - 10:00 Alcohol and Gender: Special Considerations for Female Drinkers Imke Jaansen, MD
(Chicago, IL USA)
10:00 - 10:15 Coffee Break  
10:15 - 11:15 Dealing with Alcohol Drinking in the General Population: Perspective & Recommendations From a GP Erik Skovenborg, MD (Aarhus, DK)
11:15 - 12:15 Alcohol, Health, and Public Policy Panel

Timothy Albertson, M.D., M.P.H., P.h.D.
Chair, Internal Medicine
Professor, UC Davis College of Medicin

Tracey Genesen, JD, 
Vice President & General Counsel
The Wine Institute

Ursula Fredara, RDN, MSc
Project Manager
Deutschland Weinakademie
Frankfurt, Germany

12:15 - 12:30 Wrap-Up and Adjournment (Waterhouse/Goldfinger)
1:00 - 3:00
Hospitality Program *
California Wine Experience @ Davis 
UC Davis Winery and Brewery Tour
Special Davis Alumni Wine Tastings
Blazing the Path with Innovative New Winemakers
Hearty hors d'oeuvres, wine, and merry send-off!

* Blue text indicates Hospitality Program


The Venue

Conference Center, University of California at Davis, 550 Alumni Lane, Davis, CA 95616