Danone Institute of Japan Foundation holds an annual forum to encourage medical doctors and nutrition professionals with providing the latest knowledge in nutrition.  

The 26th Danone Nutrition Forum

“Let’s Consider Health from the Perspective of Gut Bacteria“

September 28, 13:00-17:00 / Video distribution:make plans for a later date

Venue: Shinagawa Intercity Hall & Conference

※Participants at the venue:Around 300 people

Video distribution:Pre-registration required / No limit on number of participants

 Joint-sponsored by Danone Institute of Japan Foundation and The Japan Dietetic Association

Back-supported by Japan Society of Nutrition, Food Science and The Japanese Society of Clinical Nutrition and Japan Society for Food Education, General Incorporated Association

Supported by Danone Japan

(Honorifics omitted)

Title (tentative)Chairperson
Lecturer (tentative)
Draft plan
Opening RemarksYasuyoshi OUCHI, President, Danone Institute of Japan Foundation
Rodrigo LIMA, President, Danone Japan Co., Ltd.
Keynote LectureMicrobiome for Human HealthChairperson:Yasuyoshi OUCHI, Advisor, Toranomon Hospital / Emeritus Professor, The University of Tokyo
Lecturer:Jun KUNISAWA, Director (Microbial Research Center for Health and Medicine, National Institutes of Biomedical Innovation, Health and Nutrition)
General information about the intestinal environment (intestinal bacteria)
Explaining the correlation between disease onset and intestinal bacteria
Lecture 1Visualization of the intestinal environment and its use in health promotionChairperson:Makoto SHIMIZU, Emeritus Professor, The University of Tokyo
Lecturer:Shinji FUKUDA, Specially Appointed Professor, Institute for Advanced Biosciences, Keio University
From the perspective of “knowing your own intestinal environment,” will explain techniques for visualizing the intestinal environment, self-checks, etc.
Lecture 2The relationship between the gut microbiome and dementiaChairperson:Toshihiko OSAWA, Emeritus Professor, Nagoya University / Department of Health and Nutrition Faculty of Health Sciences Aichi Gakuin University/Department of Health Food Sciences Faculty of Human Sciences University of Human Arts and Sciences
Lecturer:Naoki SAJI, Visiting Researcher, Center for Comprehensive Care and Research on Memory Disorders, National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontrogy
Explaining the relationship between intestinal bacteria and cognitive function
Lecture 3Dietary immunomodulation and intestinal bacteriaChairperson:Teiji NAKAMURA, President, The Japan Dietetic Association
Lecturer:Satoshi HACHIMURA, Professor, Research Center for Food Safety, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo
Explaining the diet and lifestyle habits related to the intestinal environment.
“Thinking about the relationship between health from the perspective of intestinal bacteria”Chairperson1:Yasuyoshi OUCHI, Advisor, Toranomon Hospital / Emeritus Professor, The University of Tokyo
Chairperson2:Hisakazu IINO, Emeritus Professor, Showa Women’s University
General discussion: Discussion by all lecturers and chairperson
Provide an opportunity for questions and answers from the audience to deepen understanding

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Program Committee

Name Institute
Toshihiko OSAWA
Professor Emeritus, Nagoya University
Specially Appointed Professor, Dept. of Nutritional Science, Aichi Gakuin University
Makoto SHIMIZU Professor Emeritus, Tokyo University
President, Danone Institute of Japan Foundation
Teiji NAKAMURA President, Japan Dietetic Association
Yasuyoshi OUCHI Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo
Advisor, Toranomon Hospital
Michio IMAWARI Professor Emeritus, Jichi Medical University
Director, Institute for Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases, Shin-yurigaoka General Hospital
Hisakazu IINO Emeritus Professor, Showa Women’s University
Yoshiyuki SHIMOURA Managing Director, Japan Dietetic Association