Programme

Healthy Ageing Research Center
Conference on Translational Research in Healthy Ageing
April 16-18, 2015 Lodz, Poland
www.harcconference2015.umed.pl

Venue: Clinical Centre of the Medical University of Łódź, ul. Pomorska 251, Western Hall
President of the Conference: Marek L. Kowalski, M.D., PhD

The main objective of the Conference is to bring together researchers and physicians involved in basic and clinical research related to the diseases of the elderly. A multi-disciplinary approach, typical for translational research, requires a new level of cooperations between various specialties and we aim at providing a forum for such interactions.

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)

9:30 – 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. Genetics and epigenetics of human ageing – Monika Puzianowska – Kuźnicka (PL)
  3. The role of Senescent cells in ageing – Jan van Deursen (USA)
  4. From replicative senescence to miRNA based diagnostics of age – associated diseases: a story of translation – Johannes Grillari (A)

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:50  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-Trucksaess (CH)
  3. Exercise in the treatment of frailty – Tommy Cederholm (S)
  4. Nutrition and cognitive disorders – Maurits Vandewoude (B)
  5. Body composition and functional correlates (energy expenditure, muscle strength, insulin sensitivity) in the elderly – Manfred Mueller (D)

16:00 – 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. CKD in the elderly? The management is different than in the pre-elderly patients? – Andrzej Więcek (PL)
  2. Optimal Blood Pressure levels in the elderly. More doubts than evidence. –  Paul  Muntner (USA)
  3. Lipid Lowering therapy in the elderly. An attempt at recommendations after ACC/AHA guidelines – Peter P. Toth (USA)
  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 – Dries Martens (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

  1. INNOLIFE mission & vision -Volker Lodwig (D)
  2. EIT Health – INNOSTARS-HARC collaboration strategy – Lucyna A. Woźniak (PL)
  3. RESEARCH & INNOVATION – João José Oliveira Malva (PT)
  4. EIT HEALTH for well – being of the EU society – integration of research, innovation and education – Armin Pscherer (D)

14:00 – 15:00 Lunch

15:00 – 16:10 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. From brain to muscoloskeletal wellbeing: biological and pathophysiological connections – Patrizia Mecocci (I)
  3. Body composition and metabolic parameters during antipsychotic treatment in elderly patients – Adam Wysokiński (PL)

16:20 – 17:30 Oral presentations

 

Day 3    Saturday, April 18th, 2015

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

  1. Kuru: prions, cannibals and neuropathology – Beata Sikorska (PL)
  2. Prions and prionoids – Paweł Liberski (PL)
  3. Neuropathology of Prion diseases – Herbert Budka (A)

10:10 – 10:40 Coffee break

10:40 – 12:10 Session 9
Age associated rheumatic disorders

  1. Stem cells (progenitor cells) in development and progression of OA –

    Susanne Graessel (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)

12:10 – 13:10 Lunch