Programme

II HARC Conference
May 11th-13th, 2016

PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 – 8:45 – 18:00

8:45 Welcome

9:00 Introduction

9:15 – 11:00 Session I: Active and Healthy ageing from concept to reality

  • Frailty – threat to healthy ageing – Prof. T. Strandberg (Finland)
    Zebrafish model  and  translational  research in ageing – Prof. J. Kuznicki (Poland)
  • EIT Health – Utilizing the Knowledge Triangle to improve the health status of the European citizens  – dr V. Lodwig (Germany)
  • Global Action to Foster Healthy Ageing – Prof. J. Beard (Switzerland)

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:30 Session II: Midlife prevention of age-related dependency

  • Intro – Prof. J.-P. Michel (Switzerland)
  • Diabetes – Prof. J. Bringer (France)
  • Cognitive disturbances – Prof. J.- P. Michel (Switzerland)
  • Sensory impairments – Prof. P. Tran Ba Huy (France)
  • Musculo-skeletal disorders and osteoarthritis – Prof. T. Kostka (Poland)
  • Wrap-up – Prof. J. – P. Michel (Switzerland)

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch Break

14:30 – 16:00 Session III: Asthma and respiratory infections in the elderly

  • Asthma and inflammageing – Prof. M.L. Kowalski (Poland)
  • Interferon lambda 4 may modulate innate and adaptive immune responses in allergy and asthma – dr Sreedhar Chinnaswamy (India)
  • Asthma and respiratory infections across the life cycle – Prof. N. Papadopoluous (United Kingdom)

16:15 – 18:00 Original Presentations – room 01.23 and 01.24

 

Thursday, May 12th, 2016 – 8:30 – 18:00

8:30 – 10:00 Session IV: Metabolomics  in ageing research

  • Interactions of lipid peroxidation products  and  Nrf2  in aging – Prof. E. Skrzydlewska (Poland)
  • Metabolic syndrome and frailty as guide for individualized treatment of older patients with diabetes – Prof. M. Hanefeld (Germany)
  • The extracellular matrix: effects on ageing and disease – Prof. H. Watanabe (Japan)
  • Novel insight into the lipid map of pancreatic beta cells – Prof. S. Sasson (Israel)

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:00 Session V:  Cancer in the elderly at the molecular level

  • DNA damage and its impact on sustaining health – Prof. J.H.J. Hoeijmakers (The Netherlands)
  • EMT in cancer development – Prof. J.-P. Thiery (Singapore)
  • Cytokines in healthy aging and colorectal cancer patients – Prof. Ia Pantsulaia (Georgia)
  • Targeting DNA repair to enhance breast cancer therapy – dr W. Ciszewski (Poland)

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break

13:00 – 14:30 Session VI: Polish Society of Gerontology, Coordinator Prof. K. Wieczorowska-Tobis

  • The inevitability of disability? Lessons from longevity studies – dr K. Broczek (Poland)
  • Disability risk of hospitalization of geriatric patients – doc. A. Skalska (Poland)
  • Proper pain treatment – against disability – prof. K. Wieczorowska-Tobis (Poland)
  • Demand for Long-Term Care Services and their Funding – Challenges for the Future  – prof. P. Błędowski (Poland)

14:30 – 15:00 Coffee Break

15:00 – 16:15 SessionVII: New technologies for healthy ageing

  • Can electronic systems implement the pervasive healthcare model to support the elderly and the disabled? – Prof. P. Strumillo (Poland)
  • Nanotechnology in diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease – Prof. J. Leszek (Poland)
  • RNA in Ageing, Nanotechnology and Nano-medicine – Prof. L. Jaeger (USA)

16:15 – 18:00 POSTER SESSION

 

Friday, May 13th, 2016 – 9:00 – 12:30

9:00 – 10:30 Session VIII: New possibilities to prevent dementia

  • New epidemiological findings on prevalence of the dementias: why it falls down in westernized countries and goes up elsewhere? – Prof. M. Tsolaki (Greece)
  • Dietary and other lifestyle preventive strategies against dementia – Prof. P. Mecocci (Italy)
  • Body composition and malnutrition in the population of elderly subjects with cognitive decline. NutrDem Project – dr R. Magierski (Poland)
  • Body composition in elderly patients with depression – dr A. Wysokinski (Poland)

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:30 Session IX: Chronic airway diseases in the elderly

  • Mitochondria in COPD – dr A. Bialas (Poland)
  • Non-respiratory drugs in the treatment of COPD – Prof. W. Piotrowski (Poland)
  • Telemonitoring in elderly COPD patients – an update – Prof. C. Pedone (Italy)
  • Biomarkers in COPD – are we there yet? – Prof. J. Chorostowska-Wynimko (Poland)

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break

SATELITE EVENT
INCONET CA Session in EIT Health InnoStars

INCONET

13:30 – 13:50  IncoNet CA  project as platform for  EU-CA collaboration in R&I

Zygmunt Krasiński,  Director of National Contat Point  – IPPT PAN,

Administrative Coordinator – IncoNet CA

13:50 – 14:05  Presentation on  “Live healthier” cluster (“Żyjmy zdrowiej”)

Jakub Fichna,  “Live healthier” cluster (“Żyjmy zdrowiej”)

Uniwesytet Medyczny w Łodzi, Zakład Biochemii

14:05 – 14:20  Presentation on  EIT Health  and possibilities for collaboration

Mikołaj Gurdała – Dyrektor Biura Nauki, Strategii i Rozwoju

Presentation of selected projects/ fields of interest from Central Asia (CA) countries in regard to indicated areas in Health

14:20 – 14:30 Research in Healthy Ageing in Uzbekistan

Dilbar Dalimova, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Uzbekistan

14:30 – 14:40 Reform of science system in Kyrgyzstan

Abdimannap Muratov, Director of the Department of Science under the Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyzstan

14:40 – 14:50 Research Fields of Health for Kyrgyzstan

Ishenbay Moldotashev, Head of the Department of Rheumatology of the National Center of Cardiology and Therapy of the Kyrgyz Republic

14:50 –  15:00  Research Fields of Health for  Kazakhstan  (tbc)

Yerzhan Uteuliyev, Researcher at Kazakh Scientific Center for quarantine and zoonotic  diseases

15:00 – 15:30 – reception / nettworking break