Presentations and Talks

Researchers at CHeBA have the privilege of presenting at a range of academic conferences and community events throughout the year, both locally and internationally.

Some of the talks and presentations are available for download below.

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Presentations and Talks

2018

7–8 September: Living to 100 Conference 2018

To see photos from the event, see the Living to 100 Conference 2018 photo gallery.

THE MONZINO 80-PLUS STUDY (SESSION 1, DAY 1)

Dr Ugo Lucca presented the results of the Monzino 80-plus Study during Session 1, Day 1 of the Living to 100 Conference 2018. The results of the study show that prevalence rates of dementia do not level off but continue to rise even in the extreme ages.

DOWNLOAD TALK: The Monzino 80-plus Study (1.09mb PDF).

Dr Ugo Lucca's presentation - The Monzino 80-plus Study


THE SYDNEY CENTENARIAN STUDY (SESSION 1, DAY 1)

Adam Theobald provided updates on the Sydney Centenarian Study during Session 1, Day 1 of the Living to 100 Conference 2018.

DOWNLOAD TALK: The Sydney Centenarian Study (257kb PDF).

Adam Theobald's presentation - The Sydney Centenarian Study


LONGEVITY IN AUSTRALIA: PROSPECTS & IMPLICATIONS (SESSION 2, DAY 1)

Professor Heather Booth presented on increased life expectancy patterns, prospects for longevity in Australia and implications of increasing longevity. Professor Booth presented in Session 2: Demography Symposium – A Very Old World, on Day 1 of the Living to 100 Conference 2018.

DOWNLOAD TALK: Longevity in Australia: Prospects & Implications (682kb PDF).

Prof Heather Booth's presentation - Longevity in Australia: Prospects & Implications


WHICH INDIVIDUAL DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS MAY HELP TO REACH 100? (SESSION 2, DAY 1)

Professor Michel Poulain's presentation investigated demographic factors associated with higher longevity, such as sex, marital history and living arrangements. Professor Poulain presented in Session 2: Demography Symposium — A Very Old World, Day 1 of the Living to 100 Conference 2018.

DOWNLOAD TALK: Which Individual Demographic Characteristics May Help to Reach 100? (932kb PDF).

Prof Michel Poulain's presentation - Which Individual Demographic Characteristics May Help to Reach 100?


IMAGING THE BRAINS OF CENTENARIANS (SESSION 3, DAY 1)

Professor Perminder Sachdev presented 'Imaging the Brains of Centenarians' during Session 3: Neuropathology/Imaging on Day 1 of the Living to 100 Conference 2018. Professor Sachdev provided an overview of brain changes in very old, as shown by neuroimaging studies, and the lessons this may have to healthy exceptional brain ageing, as well as imaging data from the Sydney Centenarian Study.

DOWNLOAD TALK: Imaging the Brains of Centenarians (1.63mb PDF).

Prof Perminder Sachdev's presentation - Imaging the Brains of Centenarians


LIVING WELL TO 100 (SESSION 4, DAY 1)

Professor Henry Brodaty presented the evidence for contributions to living well to 100 — from diet, lifestyle, personality, attitute, mental health and location during Session 4: Factors for Longevity on Day 1 of the Living to 100 Conference 2018.

DOWNLOAD TALK: Living Well to 100 (2.06mb PDF).

Prof Henry Brodaty's presentation - Living Well to 100


GENETICS AND GENOMICS OF EXCEPTIONAL LONGEVITY (SESSION 5, DAY 1)

Professor Brian Morris' talk showed how genetic and genomic research is contributing to major advances in understanding the molecular basis of ageing and longevity. Professor Morris presented in Session 5: Genomics & Epigenomics on Day 1 of the Living to 100 Conference 2018.

DOWNLOAD TALK: Genetics and Genomics of Exceptional Longevity (2.32mb PDF).

Prof Brian Morris' presentation - Genetics and Genomics of Exceptional Longevity


MODELLING VARIABILITY IN GENE EXPRESSION TO UNDERSTAND DETERMINANTS OF HUMAN AGING (SESSION 6, DAY 1)

Associate Professor Jessica Mar's presentation outlined some of the research her group has conducted to investigate how variability of gene expression contributes to our understanding of transcriptional regulation. Associate Professor Mar presented in Session 6: Novel Approaches to Rejuvenation & Longevity on Day 1 of the Living to 100 Conference 2018.

DOWNLOAD TALK: Modelling Variability in Gene Expression to Understand Determinants of Human Aging (989kb PDF).

A/Prof Jessica Mar's presentation - Modelling Variability in Gene Expression to Understand Determinants of Human Aging


WHY DO WE AGE? (SESSION 1, DAY 2)

Professor Perminder Sachdev presented 'Why Do We Age?' during Session 1 on Day 2 of the Living to 100 Conference 2018. In this session, Professor Sachdev reviewed and contrasted the many and varied theories of ageing.

DOWNLOAD TALK: Why Do We Age? (1.61mb PDF).

Prof Perminder Sachdev's presentation - Why Do We Age?


THE UNIQUE NUTRITION NEEDS OF LIVING INTO YOUR 8TH DECADE AND BEYOND (SESSION 2, DAY 2)

Ngaire Hobbins presented on the unique nutrition needs of people in their 70s and beyond (and how it differs to those of young adults), during Session 2: Evidence Based Recommendations for Living to 100 Conference 2018, on Day 2 of the Living to 100 Conference. Ngaire also discussed research findings in longevity and nutrition for people of all ages and offered sensible, practical guidance on how to incorporate that knowledge into everyday eating.

DOWNLOAD TALK: The Unique Nutrition Needs of Living into Your 8th Decade and Beyond (884kb PDF).

Ngaire Hobbin's presentation - The Unique Nutrition Needs of Living into Your 8th Decade and Beyond


SUCCESSFUL AGEING AND LONGEVITY AMONG AUSTRALIAN WOMEN (SESSION 2, DAY 2)

Professor Julie Byle discussed the capacity for successful and healthy ageing and longevity, based on data from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health. Professor Byles presented in Session 2: Evidence Based Recommendations for Living to 100, on Day 2 of the Living to 100 Conference 2018.

DOWNLOAD TALK: Successful Ageing And Longevity Among Australian Women (4.07mb PDF).

Professor Julie Byle's presentation - Successful Ageing And Longevity Among Australian Women


THE BLUE ZONES: AREAS AROUND THE WORLD WHERE PEOPLE ARE LIVING LONGER AND BETTER (SESSION 5, DAY 2)

Professor Michel Poulain's presentation investigated the Blue Zones, areas around the world where people are living longer and better, focusing on lifestyle, nutrition, genetics and human and physicail environment conditions. Professor Poulain presented during Session 5: Blue Zones & Supercentenarians on Day 2 of the Living to 100 Conference 2018.

DOWNLOAD TALK: The Blue Zones: Areas Around the World Where People are Living Longer and Better (969kb PDF).

Professor Michel Poulain's presentation - The Blue Zones: Areas Around the World Where People are Living Longer and Better


SUPERCENTENARIAN AS A MODEL OF HAPPY, HEALTHY LONGEVITY (SESSION 5, DAY 2)

Professor Nobuyoshi Hirose's presentation focused on the supercentenarian as an excellent model of happy and healthy longevity, based on findings from the Tokyo Centenarian Study and Japanese Supercentenarian Study. Professor Hirose presented in Session 5: Blue Zones & Supercentenarians, on Day 2 of the Living to 100 Conference 2018.

DOWNLOAD TALK: Supercentenarian as a Model of Happy, Healthy Longevity (1.68mb PDF).

Professor Nobuyoshi Hirose's presentation - Supercentenarian as a Model of Happy, Healthy Longevity


5–6 September: ICC Meeting 2018

THE SYDNEY CENTENARIAN STUDY (SESSION 1B, DAY 1)

Adam Theobald presented an overview of the Sydney Centenarian Study, including findings, challenges and current/future focus, during Session 1B: Centenarian Studies: the Latest Internationally on Day 1 of the ICC Meeting 2018.

DOWNLOAD TALK: The Sydney Centenarian Study (454kb PDF).

Adam Theobald's presentation - The Sydney Centenarian Study


HEARING IMPAIRMENT AND COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE IN EXTREME OLD AGE (SESSION 6, DAY 6)

Dr Ugo Lucca presented on hearing impairment and cognitive performance in extreme old age, including some findings from the Monzino 80-plus Study. Dr Lucca presented in Session 6: Dementia and Cognitive Functioning on Day 2 of the ICC Meeting 2018.

DOWNLOAD TALK: Hearing Impairment and Cognitive Performance in Extreme Old Age (3.05mb PDF).

Dr Ugo Lucca's presentation - Hearing Impairment and Cognitive Performance in Extreme Old Age


24 July: PROFESSOR HENRY BRODATY - Psychosocial Research in Dementia: Past, Present, and Future

Professor Henry Brodaty was invited to give a plenary presentation, "Psychosocial Research in Dementia: Past, Present, and Future" at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® 2018 in Chicago, United States, on 24 July 2018.

DOWNLOAD TALK: Psychosocial Research in Dementia: Past, Present, and Future (3.2mb PDF).

Professor Henry Brodaty's presentation on Psychosocial Research in Dementia: Past, Present, and Future


30 May: PROFESSOR PERMINDER SACHDEV - El Aleph. Festival de Arte y Cienca in Mexico (in Spanish)

Professor Perminder Sachdev presented at El Aleph. Festival de Arte y Cienca in Mexico, on 30 May 2018.

Disclaimer: This presentation has been translated to Spanish in this video.

Professor Perminder Sachdev presents at El Aleph. Festival de Arte y Cienca in Mexico


Apr 27: PROFESSOR HENRY BRODATY - Depression, Dementia, Pseudodementia, Pseudodepression

Professor Henry Brodaty's presentation on "Depression, Dementia, Pseudodementia, Pseudodepression", delivered at Psychogeriatrics in Perspective, Parliament House, Sydney on 27th April 2018.

DOWNLOAD TALK: Depression, Dementia, Pseudodementia, Pseudodepression (2.13mb PDF).

Professor Henry Brodaty's presentation on Depression, Dementia, Pseudodementia, Pseudodepression


Apr 11: PROFESSOR HENRY BRODATY - Healthy Cognitive Ageing

As part of the 2018 NSW Seniors Festival, Hunter's Hill Council hosted a "Your Brain Matters" presentation on 11th April, where Keynote Speaker Professor Henry Brodaty presented on the importance of staying curious, creative and connected as we age.

DOWNLOAD TALK: Healthy Cognitive Ageing (1.81mb PDF).

Professor Henry Brodaty's presentation - Your Brain Matters

2017

Nov 15–17: PROFESSOR HENRY BRODATY - Centenarians Living Mentally Well to 100

Professor Henry Brodaty was invited to present at the The Commonwealth Fund's 20th International Symposium on Health Care Policy, “The Health Care System of the Future - What Does it look Like and How Do We Get There?,” held in Washington DC, USA on 15-17 November 2017.

DOWNLOAD TALK: Centenarians Living Mentally Well to 100 (2.41mb PDF).

Professor Henry Brodaty's presentation - Centenarians Living Mentally Well to 100


Apr 26-29: PROFESSOR HENRY BRODATY - 32nd International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International, Kyoto, Japan

Apr 27: A Successful Approach to Reducing Antipsychotic Medications in Long-term Care: The HALT Project

Professor Henry Brodaty recently presented at 32nd International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) held between 26th to 29th April 2017 in Kyoto, Japan. He delivered the talk on A successful approach to reducing antipsychotic medications in long-term care: The HALT Project on 27 April at this conference.

DOWNLOAD TALK: A Successful Approach to Reducing Antipsychotic Medications in Long-term Care: The HALT Project (533kb PDF).

Professor Henry Brodaty's presentation - A Successful Approach to Reducing Antipsychotic Medications in Long-term Care: The HALT Project


APR 28: WHERE ARE WE WITH CARE SCIENCE?

Professor Henry Brodaty recently presented at 32nd International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) held between 26th to 29th April 2017 in Kyoto, Japan. He delivered the talk on Dementia - Where are we up in Science of Care? on 28 April at this conference.

DOWNLOAD TALK: Where Are We With Care Science? (3.02mb PDF).

Professor Henry Brodaty's presentation - Where Are We with Care Science?


March 15: PROFESSOR HENRY BRODATY - Dementia - Inspiring Hope, Retaining Realism

Professor Henry Brodaty presented at NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research Lecture Series on Dementia - Inspiring Hope, Retaining Realism.

DOWNLOAD TALK: Dementia - Inspiring Hope, Retaining Realism (3.01mb PDF).

Professor Henry Brodaty's presentation - Dementia - Inspiring Hope, Retaining Realism


February 27: PROFESSOR HENRY BRODATY - Great Expectations, Inspiring Hope through Research

Professor Henry Brodaty presented at Alzheimer's Australia ACT Event: Great Expectations, Inspiring Hope through Research.

DOWNLOAD TALK: Dementia: Great Expectations - Hope and Realism (2.38mb PDF).

Professor Henry Brodaty's presentation - Great Expectations, Inspiring Hope through Research

2016

May 26: PROFESSOR HENRY BRODATY - Tricky Diagnoses: When Dementia is not Dementia and Depression is not Depression

Professor Henry Brodaty presented a talk at Alzheimer's Australia NSW: Spotlight on Dementia Forum.

DOWNLOAD TALK: Tricky Diagnoses: When Dementia is not Dementia and Depression is not Depression (1.68mb PDF).

Professor Henry Brodaty's presentation - Tricky Diagnoses: When Dementia is not Dementia and Depression is not Depression


August 22: PROFESSOR HENRY BRODATY - An Introduction to Dementia

Professor Henry Brodaty presented a talk at Dementia Care Commitment at the Little Sisters of the Poor, Randwick.

DOWNLOAD TALK: An Introduction to Dementia (2.9mb PDF).

Professor Henry Brodaty's presentation - An Introduction to Dementia


August 31: PROFESSOR HENRY BRODATY - Maintain Your Brain

Professor Henry Brodaty presented his talk, Maintain Your Brain, at Montefiore Home, Randwick on 31 Aug 2016.

DOWNLOAD TALK: Maintain Your Brain (2.9mb PDF).

Professor Henry Brodaty's presentation - Maintain Your Brain


September 1: DR HOWARD FILLIT - Alzheimer's Drug Discovery - Where To Now?

Dr Howard Fillit gave a presentation, titled "Alzheimer's Drug Discovery - Where to Now?" on September 1, 2016. The event was hosted by CHeBA and Dr Fillit was supported by The Yulgilbar Foundation.

DOWNLOAD TALK: Alzheimer's Drug Discovery - Where to Now (3.31mb PDF).

Dr Howard Fillit's presentation - Alzheimer's Drug Discovery - Where to Now?


October 25: PROFESSOR HENRY BRODATY - Prevent Dementia

Professor Henry Brodaty presented a talk "Prevent Dementia" at Akolade's 2nd Annual Dementia Strategy Summit on 25 October 2016.

DOWNLOAD TALK: Prevent Dementia (2.73mb PDF).

Professor Henry Brodaty's presentation - Prevent Dementia


November 18: DR MICHELLE M. MIELKE - Visiting Lecture: Lipidomics in Alzheimer's Disease

Dr Michelle M. Mielke, Ph.D., is the Professor of Epidemiology at the Department of Health Sciences Research and Professor of Neurology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Her primary focus of research is the identification of biomarkers for the diagnosis, prediction and/or progression of Alzheimer's disease, as well as other neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric conditions.

DOWNLOAD TALK: Lipidomics in Alzheimer's Disease (2.73mb PDF).

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December 3: CATRIONA DALY - International Prevalence of Dementia, Cognitive Impairment and Functional Dependence in Centenarians

Research Officer Catriona Daly recently presented "International Prevalence of Dementia, Cognitive Impairment and Functional Dependence in Centenarians" in the International Centenarian Consortium Conference in Porto, Portugal. Professor Henry Brodaty also presented it at the IPA Asian Regional Meeting in Taipei.

DOWNLOAD TALK: International Prevalence of Dementia, Cognitive Impairment and Functional Dependence in Centenarians (322kb PDF).

Catriona Daly presents International Prevalence of Dementia, Cognitive Impairment and Functional Dependence in Centenarians


December 8: PROFESSORS A. DAVID SMITH and HELGA REFSUM - Visiting Lecture: Beneficial Interaction Between B Vitamins and Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Slowing Brain Atrophy and Cognitive Decline in Mild Cognitive Impairment

Professors A. David Smith and Helga Refsum recently presented “Beneficial interaction between B vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids in slowing brain atrophy and cognitive decline in Mild Cognitive Impairment”.

DOWNLOAD TALK: Beneficial Interaction Between B Vitamins and Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Slowing Brain Atrophy and Cognitive Decline in Mild Cognitive Impairment (616kb PDF).

Professors A.David Smith and Helga Refsum presents - Beneficial interaction between B vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids in slowing brain atrophy and cognitive decline in Mild Cognitive Impairment


December 9: PROFESSOR HENRY BRODATY - Integrated Care and Safety Issues in Aging Mental Health

Professor Henry Brodaty recently presented "Integrated Care and Safety Issues in Aging Mental Health" at the IPA Asian Regional Meeting in Taipei.

DOWNLOAD TALK: Integrated Care and Safety Issues in Aging Mental Health (3.65mb PDF).

Professor Henry Brodaty's presentation - Integrated Care and Safety Issues in Aging Mental Health


December 10: PROFESSOR HENRY BRODATY - Can Lifestyle Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

Professor Henry Brodaty recently presented "Can Lifestyle Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?" at the IPA Asian Regional Meeting in Taipei.

DOWNLOAD TALK: Can Lifestyle Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease? (1.98mb PDF).

Professor Henry Brodaty's presentation - Can Lifestyle Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

 

Research Posters

2018

July 22-26: Alzheimer's Association International Conference, Chicago, United States

Lipnicki D, Makkar M, Crawford J, Thalamuthu A, Kochan N, Brodaty H, Sachdev P, for Cohort Studies of Memory in an International Consortium (COSMIC), Risk and Protective Factors for Cognitive Performance and Decline in Diverse Ethno-Regional Groups: the Cosmic Collaboration (1mb PDF)

Makkar S, Lipnicki D, Crawford J, Thalamuthu A, Kochan N, Brodaty H, Sachdev P, for Cohort Studies of Memory in an International Consortium (COSMIC), Relationship between apolipoprotein-ε4 and cognitive decline and the moderating effects of age, sex, and ethnicity: the COSMIC collaboration (363kb PDF)