2012 International Symposium on Alzheimer’s Disease
2012 International High-Level Symposium on Alzheimer’s Disease was successfully held in Beijing, China Hall of Science and Technology during Oct 19th to 22th 2012. The Symposium was organized by ADI-China, Beijing Association of Alzheimer’s Disease and China-ADNI working group and supported by Bristol-Meyers Squibb.
More than 300 people all over the world attended the symposium; moreover, the scientists from Japan, America, Australia, UK and Hong Kong gave the lectures . The News department of CCTV, News department of Beijing TV station, Beijing People’s broadcasting, People’s Daily, Xinhua News Agency Outlook, Science and Technology Daily, Beijing Daily, Beijing Evening News, Beijing Youth Daily, Guangming Daily, China Woman’s News, Beijing News and several other media carried special reports.
Opening ceremony of 2012 International High Level Symposium on Alzheimer’s Disease was held on Oct 19th 2012, hosted by Xianhao Xu, vice president of ADI-China. Peiyun Peng, former vice-Chairman of the National’s People’s Congress and Marc Wortmann, Executive Director of ADI sent congratulatory letters to the symposium; Yingnan Liang, the Director of International Department of China Association for Science and Technology, Ruoqi Xing, Director of Science and Education Bureau of Ministry of Health, Changen Wang, Director of Medicine Department of National Natural Science Foundation of China and Bihua Qiu, director of Medicine Dep. of China National Committee for Terms in Sciences and Technologies attended and delivered opening remarks separately.
The theme of plenary session was: "maintain brain health", that was held in room 105, China Hall of Science and Technology, hosted by Jun Wang, vice president of ADI-China. Professor Kang Yu, Department of Clinical Nutrition, Peking Union Medical College Hospital gave a talk named Diet, Nutrition and Health Management for Elderly. He proposed some common misunderstandings on elderly diet, such as monotonous diet, excessive consumption of oil and salt, unbalanced diet and so on. Professor Yu also provided basic diet principles on elderly’s diet.
Director Xueping Du , Yuetan community service center of Fu Xing Hospital, Capital Medical University, gave a talk, of which the topic is chronic disease management among people in the community. She stressed the importance of general practitioners in the management of elderly.
Jiangning Zhou, vice-president of Life Science College of China Science and Technology University, gave a talk named:" Alzheimer’s Disease-who am I". He described the formation of memory and the development of AD, and stressed the importance of diagnose on early stage of AD.
Xiaohe Lee, Ex-director of Retairment Dep. Ministry of Finance of China, gave a talk about social effect of AD, named: " deep thought about the community service-home-based care for the aged".
At the end of the plenary, the host asked attendees for preference opinion on pension models and got active and passionately responds. Positive interaction between speakers and attendees was lasted all along the plenary.
There more contents in symposium about "brain health and caring". The speakers were:
NOBUHIRO SHIMIZU, President of Fuji Foothills Hospital in Japan gave a speech entitled Evolution, Degeneration and Senile Dementia.Yulan Zhang, Head nurse of the General Hospital of Chinese PLA gave a speech entitled Experience on Medical Care of Alzheimer's Disease.Yanrui Wang, Leling Senior citizen Social work Center gave a speech entitledCommunity Service for Elderly with MCI. Wenxiu Lee, Mental Health Prevention Institute of Haidian District gave a speech entitled Build Psychological Shelter for Elderly People in Community.Jinchao Chen, Director of the Institute of prolonging life of Bama county in Guangxi, gave a speed entitled The Life Style of Longgevity Elderly in Bama County, Guangxi.Jinping Su, Radio-presenter, Beijing people's Broadcasting Stationgave a speech entitled Perception of Life Culture.
The theme of Academic Lecture: Diagnosis, treating and advanced research-
The speakers were:
Dehua Cui, Neuroscience Institute of Peking University, gave a presentation entitled Implication for Brain Aging Factor for Preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease.
Shuli Sheng, Vice-president of ADI-China, gave a presentation entitled Epigenetics of AD.
Ralph Martins, Foundation Chair Aging and Alzheimer's Disease at Edith Cowan University, gave a presentation entitled The Development of an Early Diagnostic Biomarker for Alzheimer Disease.
Dantao Peng, Chief physician, Dep.of Neurology of Beijing Hospital, gave a presentation entitled Differentiate the Diagnosis of Dementia.
Qiming Xue, Vice-president of Beijing Neurological Society, Vice-president of Asia-Pacific Neurochemical Society, gave a speech entitled Neuronal Degeneration and Neurodegenerative Diseases.
Xu Gao, Professor, Department of Biochemistry , Harbin Medical University, gave a speech entitled Translational Medicine and Genomic Model Organisms.
Daoqiang Zhang, Professor, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, gave a speech entitled Multimodal Machine Learning Techniques for Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease.
Qihao Guo, Vice-professor of Neurology of Huashan Hospital, gave a speech entitled Identifying MCI Based Chinese Culture.
Yiwen xiang, Ph.D. florida university, gave a speech entitled Lactate hypothesis on Alzheimer’s Disease.
Chaodong Zhang, Chief physician, Shenyang Medical University, gave a speech entitled Blood-Brain-Barrier and Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment.
Yifeng Du, Director, Dep.of Neurology of Shandong Provincial Hospital, gave a speech entitled Insulin Signal Transduction Pathway and Alzheimer’s Disease.
Xinsheng Ding, committee of neurology branch of Chinese Medical Association, chairman of neurology branch of Jiangsu Medical Association, gave a speech entitled Association Between Neurodegenerative Diseases and Small Vessel Diseases.
Anita Wong, M.H. Elderly Services Director, Hong Kong Chinese Women's Club, gave a speech entitled Report on the Effects of Memory Training in MCI Older Adults.
GAKU KITAMURA, Vice-president of Fuji Foothills Hospital in Japan, gave a speech entitled Similarity Between“Bullying”and“Senile Dementia”.
KAZUHIKO SHIMIZU, Toyohashi University of Creation in Japan, gave a speech entitled Usefulness of Functional Independence Measure (FIM) for Long-term Follow-up of Community-dwelling Older Adults.
Ping Wang, Junior professor, Vice-president and Director of Geriatric Medicine Institute of Hubei Traditional Chinese Medicine University, gave a speech entitled Study on Applying Replenishing Kidney-Essence and Removing Phlegm Therapy in Prevention and Treatment of Senile Dementia.
J ingxian Han, Chairman of Neurology Committee of Chinese Association of the Integrative Medicine / Brain Committee of China Acupuncture Society, gave a speech entitled The Senile Dementia and“ SanJiaoQiHua”.
Lin Lee, Director, Department of Pharmacology of Beijing Xuanwu Hospital, gave a speech entitled Multitarget strategy of traditional Chinese medicine to treat Alzheimer's disease.
Robert Yeoh, committee member of Alzheimer's Disease International, gave a talk about development of AD.
Baonarisi, Mongolian, Director of Dep. of Mongolian medicine and pharmacy, Inner Mongolia Medical University, gave a speech entitled Chracteristics of Mongolian Medicine for AD.
Reyihan Nisha Zunong, Dep.of Neurology of The First Teaching Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University, gave a speech entitled Diagnose and prevention of Alzheimer's Disease.
Pengwen Wang, Director, third grade laboratory in National Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, gave a speech entitled Application of PET, MRSI and fMRI Imaging in Alzheimer's Disease.
Xiaoting Guan, Dep.of Neurology, Beijing Temple Hospital, gave a talk entitled Preliminary Clinical Management and Implementation of the ADNI-China.
Yong Ji, Director, Dep.of Neurology of Tianjin Huanhu Hospital; Part-time Professor of Nankai University, gave a speech entitled Molecular Imaging in Alzheimer's Disease.
Na Niu, Chief physician, Nuclear medicine department of Beijing Union Hospital, gave a talk entitled Clinical Experience and Values of PET for Alzheimer's Disease in ADNI-China.
Wensheng Zhang, Director of Biological Resources Department of College of Resources and Technology, Beijing Normal University, gave a talk entitled Alzheimer’s Disease and Anti-inflammatory Therapy.
Kuncheng Lee, Director of Radiology Department of Xuanwu Hospital and deputy-dean of Medical Imaging Department, Capital Medical University, gave a talk entitled Quality Control for MRI in ADNI-China.
2012 International High Lever Symposium on Alzheimer’s Disease was lasted 3 day. On the closing ceremony, Shuli Sheng gave a brief summary. He gave high praise to the symposium and hoped closer cooperation in the future.
2012 International Symposium on Alzheimer’s Disease ended with the sound of loud applause.