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IHA student Edward Hill presents at international conferences in Europe

ADPD poster Edward Hill 2017

Using data from the Women’s Healthy Ageing Project, Edward Hill recently presented posters at two international conferences in Vienna:

  • The 3th International Conference on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases (ADPD) where he presented novel research on The Role of Individual Mediterranean Diet (MeDi) Components on Beta-Amyloid Deposition in Ageing Australian Women which demonstrated that adherence to the MeDi displayed no association with beta-amyloid plaques in healthy ageing women. View the ADPD poster here.
  • The 2017 International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS) where he presented The Effect of Mediterranean Diet (MeDi) Adherence on Full Scale IQ which illustrated increased adherence to MeDi was significantly associated with increased cognitive function. View the ICPS poster here.

Edward is a PhD student, supervised by Professors Cassandra Szoeke and Marita McCabe, investigating the impact of nutritional patterns on beta-amyloid deposition, a well-documented biomarker of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Edward is a student member of The International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment (ISTAART), and has been accepted as a student volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2017 to be held at ExCeL London to assist at the sessions. He will be also presenting a data blitz session at the Nutrition, Metabolism and Dementia Professional Interest Area at AAIC 2017. The title of his presentation will be: Family history of dementia impacts dietary inflammatory index scores in healthy ageing Australian women – a case of reverse causality?


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