4th Symposium on ‘Nutrition for the Ageing Brain’

Lisbon, Portugal
25/08/2022 – 26/08/2022

Due to the COVID19 outbreak, we regret to inform you that the 4th Symposium on Nutrition for the Ageing Brain due to take place in June 2020 has been postponed to 25-26 August 2022. Our symposium is highly important to us, yet the safety of our experts and participants is now the priority.

These unusual health circumstances do not hamper our conviction on the relevance of our activities and issues we address, and the commitment with our community. We continue to work to keep the highest standards for our event and we look forward to meeting you all there. Save the date!

Background and Objectives
Decline on cognitive abilities with age occurs in healthy individuals and spreads through adult lifespan. The mechanisms contributing to normal ageing, including oxidative stress, neuroinflammation and vascular dysfunction are the same as those contributing to the development of neurological diseases. In pathological conditions these mechanisms become exacerbated, triggered by different factors which might be genetic or environmental. Despite a wealth of data on how nutrients and diets may support cognitive functions and preserve brain health, the therapeutic and pharmacological potential of these natural compounds still remains to be fully translated in humans and in clinical conditions.
Until now no major health organisation has given preventive dietary recommendations for preserving brain health and cognition. In addition, it has not been clearly stated that specific nutrients help maintain brain function during ageing.
ILSI Europe’s Nutrition & Mental Performance task force embarked on this project in 2014 to review the evidence supporting how nutrients, food and diet influence brain health by organising a series of events on this topic.

These workshops are organised every second year and attract multi-stakeholder experts from different countries. The 4th symposium in this series will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, on 25 and 26 August 2022 and will focus on the following themes:

  • Latest evidence in molecular mechanisms and epidemiological aspects
  • The Gut-Brain Axis: Evidence of targeting the gut for maintaining brain health
  • Sustainable Food Systems

Organising Committee
• Dr David Vauzour – Chair, University of East Anglia (UK)
• Prof. Vittorio Calabrese, University of Catania (IT)
• Prof. Louise Dye, University of Leeds (UK)
• Dr Giorgio LaFata, DSM (CH)
• Prof. Jeremy Spencer, University of Reading (NL)
• Dr Sandrine Thuret, King’s College London (UK)
• Prof. Wim Vanden Berghe, University of Antwerp (BE)

To be announced soon.

Registration and Payment
Registration will only reopen in March 2022

Registration fees amount to the below figures for this 2-day symposium.

The registration fee covers:
• Admission to the 2-day event
• Abstract booklet
• Buffet lunch/refreshments during the conference
• Dinner on day 1

An invoice will be sent to all participants after registration has been completed. Registration and payment of registration fees by credit card should be made prior to the event, preferably by 10 August 2022. Registrations will be accepted on a ‘first come, first served’ basis, and are subject to availability after 25 July 2022.

Cancellation Policy
All cancellation of registrations should be made in writing to Mr Hugo Costa ( Cancellations received until 30 June 2022 will be refunded minus €50 handling charges. Cancellations of registration received after 30 June 2022 will not be refunded. Substitutions of registrations can be accepted and should be made in writing to

Venue and Registration
The event will be held at:
Dolce Campo Real, Lisbon
Rua Do Campo
PT – Turcifal, Torres Vedras 2565-770
Tel: +351 261 960 900

A number of standard guest rooms have been pre-booked at special rates in the Dolce Campo Real Lisbon where the event will take place.

Rate Single Room: €115/night
Rate Double Room: €135/night

Rates include buffet breakfast, free access to WIFI, to the spa & fitness area and 6% VAT. Bedrooms are equipped with WIFI connection, hair dryer, satellite TV, minibar, and a private balcony, free parking.

Hotel reservations must be made via the hotel booking page using the special code for symposium delegates SM859658.

Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 12:00.

The Dolce Campo Real Lisbon is located in Torres Vedras at a 35 minutes’ drive from Lisbon’s airport and at a 30 minutes’ drive from Lisbon’s city centre. In the midst of the Protected Landscapes of Serra do Socorro and Archeira, guests will enjoy the views of golf course area, vineyards, and rich nature. The hotel features 3 swimming pools, 1 spa area, 2 tennis courts and 1 golf course.

Please click here for more details on how to reach the Dolce Campo Real from Lisbon airport.

Hotel Reservations
Hotel reservations must be made via the hotel booking page using the special code for symposium delegates SM859658.
Hotel reservations made after 23 June 2022 are subject to availability.

For hotel reservations, cancellations received in writing are free of charge until 23 June 2022. For hotel cancellations received after 23 June 2022, the hotel is entitled to charge the full stay. Substitutions of registrations can be accepted and should be made in writing to

Important Dates
Poster abstract submission deadline: 11 June 2022
Poster abstract selection: 30 June 2022
Cancellation of registration: 30 June 2022
Cut-off date registrations and payment: 10 August 2022
Hotel reservations: 15 June 2022
Hotel reservation cancellations: 23 June 2022

For further information
Dr Lucie Geurts – Scientific Unit Coordinator
Tel: +32 (0)2 775 91 36