On November 6th 2018, Aprifel and the faculties of medicine Lyon-East and Lyon-South Charles Mérieux will co-organise the symposium “When young general practitioners commit to healthy eating”. This event will be co-chaired by Jean-Pierre Dubois – University Professor in General practice and Ambroise Martin – Professor of Nutrition.


A large number of pathologies, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, or certain cancers can be prevented by adopting a healthy lifestyle, combining physical activity and balanced diet, focusing on plant foods.

The GP, a key player for prevention
Dr. Dominique Durrer is Associate Physician at the Department of Community Diseases and Therapeutic Teaching at the University Hospital of Geneva. She chairs the association Eurobesitas and is a member of the European Network for Prevention and Health Promotion in Family Medicine and General Practice. She will participate in the debate.
Convinced of the crucial role that the doctor can play for the adoption of such a lifestyle, six young interns in General practice of University of Lyon have dedicated their thesis doctorate of medicine to these questions. The progress of their work will be presented during this symposium.

Sharing experience to reveal ways to facilitate the involvement of doctors
By sharing experience, this interactive moment aims to reveal ways to facilitate the involvement of doctors in the prevention of chronic diseases. More than 100 health professionals and general practitioners invested in primary prevention are waited. This event will also host world-renowned nutrition experts.

This symposium will take place the day before the international conference, EGEA “Nutrition & Health: From Science to Practice”, that will gather all of the contributors interested in promoting a healthy sustainable diet, rich in fruits and vegetables (scientists, health professionals, policy makers, journalists, professionals in the Fruit and Vegetables sector, …).