2019 International Wine & Health Summit

May 4th thru May 7th, 2019

The International Wine & Health Summit returns to the United States this next year for an exciting program of Continuing Medical Education and Northern California Hospitality. This bi-annual event, in partnership with our international colleagues, brings leading scientists and clinicians to the UC Davis campus for a stimulating lineup of historic & late-breaking science on alcohol wine, and health.


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
Curt Ellison
Greg Waters

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

The Venue

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

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 a wristband that permits participation in the 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, under the stars on the lawn of the Robert Mondavi Institute for Food & Wine Science, weather permitting, is planned.

Entertainment by a well known musical personalty is being proposed . . . but not yet ready to reveal! More information later!

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

Schedule of Events

7pm The Renaud Society hosts the faculty - private reception for Renaud Society members and faculty by invitation only
      UC Davis Winery
Time Event Speaker
10:00 Registration Desk Opens  
10:00 Poster Gallery Open
15 minute SoapBox Vignette
Poster Displays Open
(Authors in Attendance 10:00 -12:00)
12:30  - 12:45 Welcome/Thanks to Poster Authors Andrew Waterhouse, PhD
(Davis, CA USA)
Tedd Goldfinger, DO FACC
(Tucson, AZ USA)
12:45 - 1:45 Lifestyle and Disease Faculty confirmation pending
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

CME: 5+ Hours

Time Event Speaker
8:00 - 9:00 Legacy of Serge Renaud (Renaud Memorial Lecture) Dominique Petithory-Lanzmann MD PhD
(Paris, FR)
9:00 - 10:00 Population Studies on Alcohol: What we have learned form Copenhagen and Beyond Morten Gronbaek MD
(Copenhagen, DK)
10:00 - 11:00 Dealing with Alcohol Drinking in the General Population: Perspective & Recommendations From a GP Erik Skovenberg MD
(Aarhus, DK)
11:00 - 12:00 The History of Premium Winemaking in California Through the Eyes of my Family Tim Mondavi
(Napa, CA USA)
12:00 - 1:30  Lunch: Campus Lunch Break
1:30 - 2:30 Inflammation: The Root of Human Disease John Rutledge, MD
(Davis, CA USA)
2:30 - 3:30 Wine & The Heart: Novel Mechanisms Roger Corder MD PhD
(London, UK)
3:30 - 4:30 Innovation in Technology from Medicine to Wine Production Christian Palmaz
(Napa, CA USA)
4:30 - 6:00 Impact of Modern Wine Consumption on Human
Health Panel: Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome,
Contemporary Topics
Speaker Panel:
Curtis Ellison, MD
7:30  - 11:00 Dinner Reception/Davis Hospitality *
Affair of the Heart on the Davis Lawn
Foundation Auction

Art Museum (alternative)

Sponsored by the Renaud Society

                 CME: 8 Hours

Time Event Speaker
8:00 - 9:00 Effect of wine on metabolic syndrome: intervention clinical trial Rosa Lamuella-Raventos MD
(Barcelona, SP)
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 Alcohol and Brain Function Linda McElvoy, MD
(San Diego, CA USA)
11:15 - 12:15 Health Policy: Protecting General Health
Panel Discussion
Chair: Creina Stockley PhD MSc
(Glen Osmond, SA)
Panel: Ursula Federa MSc
(Mainz, GDR)
Nancy Light BS
(San Francisco, CAUSA)
12:15 - 12:30 Wrap-Up and Adjournment (Waterhouse/Goldfinger)
1:00 - 3:00 UC Davis Winery and Brewery Tour *
California Wine Experience @ Davis
Special Davis Alumni Wine Tastings & Blazing the Path with Innovative New WinemakersFinger Snacks and Palate Cleansers

CME: 4 Hours

* Blue text indicates Hospitality Program