HARC Conference Scientific Programme

Day 1  Thursday, April 16th, 2015

8:45- 9:00 Welcome

9:00-9:30 Special Lecture – Implications of personalized medicine –
Aaron Ciechanover – The Nobel Prize Laureate (Israel)

9:00 – 11:00 Session 1  Healthy  and Active Ageing – where do we stand ?

1. Current definition/concept of Active and Healthy Ageing – Diana Kuh (UK)
2. Active and Healthy Ageing in Poland – Bolesław Samoliński (PL)
3. Recent data from Polsenior Study – Katarzyna Wieczorkowska-Tobis (PL)
4. Results of the recent RCT interventions on frailty– Jean-Pierre Michel (CH)

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00 Session 2  Mechanisms of ageing

1. Translational research in healthy ageing– Reijo Tilvis (FIN)
2. Mechanisms of the immune system ageing and the immunological theory of ageing – Jacek M. Witkowski (PL)
3. The role of Senescent cells in ageing – Jan van Deursen (USA)
4. miRNA and ageing – Johannes Gillari (A)

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:30  Session 3 Exercise and nutrition in prevention of premature aging

1. Cardiovascular ageing as a public health burden-modifiable lifestyle risks – Mai-Lis Hellenius (S)
2. Age-related changes in cardiovascular system – prevention and treatment with exercise prescription – Arno Schmidt-Trucksass (CH)
3. Exercise in the treatment of frailty – Tommy Cederholm (S)
4. Nutrition and cognitive disorders – Maurits Vandewoude (B)

15:45 – 18:00 ORIGINAL PRESENTATIONS/POSTERS

 

Day 2    Friday, April 17th, 2015 8:30 – 10:00

Session 4 Prevention and effective therapy of CVD in the elderly

1. Optimal Blood Pressure levels in the elderly. More doubts than evidence. – Paul  Muntner (USA)
2. Lipid Lowering therapy in the elderly. An attempt at recommendations after ACC/AHA guidelines – Peter P. Toth (USA)
3. CKD in the elderly? The management is different than in the pre-elderly patients? – Adrian Covic (RO)
4. New biomarkers to prevent cardiovascular diseases in the elderly – Maciej Banach (PL)

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee break 

10:30- 12:00 Session 5 Obstructive airway diseases in  the elderly

1. Susceptibility to respiratory  infections in the elderly – Marek L. Kowalski (PL)
2. Teleomers and obstructive airway disease – Tim Nawrot (B)
3. Multimobidity in the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – Michael Roberts (UK)
4.New treatments in the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – Ronald Dahl (DK)

12:00 – 12:30 Coffee break 

12:30 – 14:00 Session 6 Knowledge Triangle: European answer to Active Life and Healthy Ageing

14:00 – 15:00 Lunch break

15:00 – 16:30 Session 7 Nutrition of the elderly in health and dementia

1. Dietary Patterns, Body Composition and Cognitive Decline – is there a link? – Radosław Magierski (PL)
2. Body composition and functional correlates (energy expenditure, muscle strength, insulin sensitivity) in the elderly – Manfred Mueller (D)
3. From brain to muscoloskeletal wellbeing: biological and pathophysiological connections – Patrizia Mecocci (I)
4. Body composition and metabolic parameters during antipsychotic treatment in elderly patients – Adam Wysokiński (PL)

16:30 – 16:45 Coffee break

16:45 – 18:00 Oral presentations

 

Day 3    Saturday, April 18th, 2015

9:00 – 10:30 Session 8 Prion diseases-an extension of the concept

1. Prions and Prionoids – Adriano Aguzzi (CH)
2. A spectrum of prion diseases? – James Ironside (UK)
3. Cancer as a prion disease – Paweł Liberski (PL)
4. Neuropathology of Prion diseases – Herbert Budka (A)

10:30 – 10:45 Coffee break 

10:45 – 12:15 Session 9 Age associated rheumatic disorders

1. Stem cells (progenitor cells) in development and progression of OA – Susanne Graesel (D)
2. Pathogenesis of osteoporosis in elderly – Heinrich Resch (A)
3. Current polish guidelines for the diagnosis and management for osteoporosis – Piotr Głuszko (PL)
4. Late onset rheumatoid arthritis or polymyalgia rheumatica – Mariusz Korkosz (PL)  

12:15 – Closing