Wine in Moderation "prescribed" in medical summer camps

Prof. Markus Flesch

For the 6th consecutive year, medical students from different universities were invited to attend a medical summer camp as part of their clinical traineeship. For the first time, a seminar on “wine and health” was part of the programme.


The latest scientific evidence on the benefits of moderate wine consumption as well as the risks associated with excessive intake were presented and discussed with the students. This was also an occasion to present the “Wine in Moderation-Art de Vivre” programme to a wide audience from all areas of the healthcare sector emphasizing that moderate wine consumption is an important element of our societies.


As one of the priorities of the WIM Programme, the "Art de Vivre" Education in the form of vocational education and training aims to increase the knowledge, skills and competences of physicians and wine professionals on harmful alcohol consumption, with a view to helping them and their patients/customers make well-informed, responsible choices compatible with a healthy lifestyle, and to reducing the misuse and abuse of alcohol.


Organised by Prof. Markus Flesch, the medical summer camp took place in Soest, Germany. Prof. Dr. Flesch is both head physician at the Soest Maria hospital and associate professor at the medical faculty of the university of Cologne. In addition to being very much involved in the training of future German Physicians, Prof. Dr. Flesch is also chair of the scientific board of the Deutsche Weinakademie (DWA).

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