10 Juin 2021


14 h 00 min - 18 h 00 min

Food today and tomorrow

Chapter II: Nutrition and diseases

Cycle of debates supported by the Chef Olivier Roellinger

In creating its Foundation, the French Academy of Medicine wished to place at the service of society as a whole its unique ability to bring together, on essential health and social issues and around the best French and international experts, all stakeholders, political, medical, scientific, economic and associative. To fulfil its mission, the Foundation of the French Academy of Medicine (FAM) has chosen to organise debates based on excellent scientific publications or communications, open to the general public (associations, NGOs, companies, patients) and the media and directly relayed to the public authorities, in particular parliamentarians. In addition to their level, these debates are distinguished from other events of the same type by the benefit of the institutional status and the guarantees of credibility and ethics that are recognised at the National Academy of Medicine.

After a first cycle of debates on « Society & Ageing », and a second cycle in progress on the « Exposome », the first debate of which dealt with « Health risks linked to chemical pollutants », the FAM continues its cycle on « Food today and tomorrow ». This cycle of debates has been developed by Professors Catherine Buffet and Gabriel Perlemuter. Both are members of the commission « Digestive system – Food – Nutrition – Metabolic diseases » of the French National Academy of Medicine. The famous Breton chef Olivier Roellinger has accepted to sponsor this cycle and Alain Kruger (journalist, creator and producer of the programme “On ne parle pas la bouche pleine” at France Culture) has honoured us with the honour of leading it. The reflections raised by food are multiple and concern the health of all populations with a paradoxical situation since, according to the United Nations Organisation, in 2018, more than 113 million people in 53 countries were on the verge of famine while more than 2 billion people in the world were overweight. Obesity and undernutrition are two phenomena of malnutrition that now go hand in hand and are linked to poor nutrition.

Chapter II: Nutrition and diseases

Following its first debate, the FAM sought to establish the definition of « eating well, » defined by the quality and quantity of food.

For this debate she wants to address food as a source of disease.


Moderation by Alain Kruger, journalist, creator and producer of the program « On ne parle pas la bouche pleine » (France Culture).

14:00 Welcoming remarks
Alain Kruger, Pr Bernard Charpentier (President of the French National Academy of Medicine), Olivier Bohuon (President of the FAM)

14:15 Word of the sponsor
Olivier Roellinger (Chef, patron of the cycle)

14:20 Introduction
Pr Gabriel Perlemuter (academician, hepato-gastroenterologist, nutritionist), Pr Catherine Buffet (academician, hepato-gastroenterologist)

I – Food and diseases

14:30 Introduction, « Food and diseases, epidemiological aspects »
Dr Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault (internist doctor, hepatogastroenterologist, doctor of nutrition)

14:45 Discussion with the public

a) Overweight – obesity and toxicity

14:55 The weight of genes in obesity
Dr Philippe Froguel (academician, diabetologist)

15:10 The patient’s point of view
Anne-Sophie Joly (President of the French National Collective of Obese Associations)

15:25 Childhood obesity: myths and realities
Pr Patrick Tounian (Head of the pediatric nutrition department, Trousseau Hospital, Sorbonne University, Paris) 

15:40 Discussion with the public

b) Food allergies

15:50 My child is food intolerant
Pr Florence Campeotto (gastroenterologist paediatrician, Necker Hospital, Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Paris)

16:10 Celiac disease and gluten hypersensitivity
Pr Georgia Malamut (gastroenterologist and hepatologist, Cochin Hospital) 

16:25 Testimonial of the AFDIAG (Association Française Des Intolérants Au Gluten)
Brigitte Jolivet (AFDIAG President)

16:35 Discussion with the audience

16:45 Spicy food
Olivier Roellinger

16:50 Break


II – Eating disorders

17:00 Psychiatric aspects of eating disorders
Pr Philippe Jeammet (paedospychiatrist, professor of child and adolescent psychiatry, Paris V) 

17:20 Testimony of the Sandrine Castellotti Foundation
Danielle Castellotti (President of the foundation)

17:30 Discussion with the public

17:40 The final word
Alain Kruger et Olivier Roellinger

17:55 Conclusion
Pr Gabriel Perlemuter

IMPORTANT: en raison de la situation sanitaire, le débat se déroulera exclusivement en visioconférence via Zoom. Une inscription au préalable est obligatoire afin de recevoir le lien. Une fois le formulaire rempli, vous recevrez le lien peu de temps avant l’événement.

L'événement est terminé.

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