Cretan Lifestyle: Mediterranean Tradition & Modern Applications

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Cretan Lifestyle 2023: Mediterranean Tradition & Modern Applications
2nd Annual Experiential Conference with American, International and Greek Scholars
November 13-18, 2023 – GRECOTEL Hotels & Resorts, Rethymno, Crete, Greece

 

Travel to Crete with leading international experts and Harvard University faculty for a handson, mouth-watering immersion course on the health benefits of the traditional Mediterranean Lifestyle, right where it was born and first-shown to be number one in the famous 7-countries study (The Seven Countries Study - The first epidemiological nutrition study, since 1958). With world-renowned scholars as your instructors and Crete as your classroom, enjoy interactive learning combined with a once-in a lifetime experience of legendary Cretan GRECOTEL hospitality, healthy & delicious food and wine, warmed by the autumn sun and surrounded by the famed sights, sounds and flavors of Crete, old and new (Region of Crete), including the experiences of AGRECO Farms.


About our experiential conference

 

A unique opportunity to “live like a Greek,” enjoying the azure waters surrounding Crete, natural reserves, and the amazing flavors of the renowned Mediterranean cuisine! Learn from the experts the scientific base and train on the field (literally) to advance your culinary acumen and palate. Memorable activities will be secured for the conference’s participants including hands on experiences in wineries, walks in luscious olive groves, visits to cheese-makers, and many other surprises. Exclusive VIP treatments will be available at Grecotel, a gem of Greek hospitality and an award-winning destination. The Mediterranean lifestyle will come to life in all its amazing colors and flavors: join us for this

Team 2023

Frank Hu, MD, PhD

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


Fernando Rodríguez-Artalejo, MD, PhD

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid


Nick Buettner

Blue Zones Project


Magda Tsolaki

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki


Prof. Antonia Trichopoulou, MD, PhD

President of the
Hellenic Health Foundation


Pasquale Strazzullo

Federico II University of Naples (Emeritus)


Christos Lionis

University of Crete


Antonino Bianco

University of Palermo


Stefanos N. Kales MD, MPH, FACP, FACOEM

Harvard Medical School & Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health


Dr. Walter Willett

Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


Dr. Michael Katharakis

Regional Research and Innovation Council of Crete


Miguel Ángel Martínez-González

Professor and Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University of Navarra Medical School


Maria Nikolantonaki

Associate Professor at University of Burgundy, IUVV


Markus Stolz

Wine Dealer


Demetrios M. Kalaitzidakis

Group Operations Director at Grecotel Hotels & Resorts


Kalliopi (Popi) Kalaitzi, MD, MSc

Athens University, Laiko Hospital


Mercedes Sotos Prieto, PhD

Harvard Chan School of Public Health


Angela Moumouri

Marketing Manager, Gefsinus


Dimitris Skarmoutsos

Executive chef


Phil Kafarakis

President & CEO, International Foodservice Manufacturers Association


Angelo Mojica

Johns Hopkins Hospital


Midgie Cajayon

Food Services Officer, World Bank Group


Chef Iakovos Apergis

Piraeus General Hospital - Tzaneio


Miguel Ruiz-Canela

University of Navarra


Ken Toong

Executive Director of University of Massachusetts, U-Mass Dining


Rafi Taherian

Yale Hospitality


Beth Frates

Harvard - American College of Lifestyle Medicine


Robert Saper

Cleveland Clinic Foundation


Lilian Cheung

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


Elissa Epel

University of California San Francisco


Dan Flynn

UC Davis Olive Center


Prof. Prokopios Magiatis, Ph.D., M.Sc.

Associate Professor of Pharmacognosy and Natural Products Chemistry at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Athens


Aris Kefalogiannis

Innovator & entrepreneur in fine foods


Dr. Eleni Melliou

Laboratory Teaching Personnel


Vasilis Vasiliou, PhD.

Yale School of Public Health


George Sakellaropoulos

Owner at Sakellaropoulos Organic Farming


Apostolos Kiritsakis M.Sc., Ph.D.

International Hellenic University