BIT’s 5th Annual World Congress of Geriatrics and Gerontology-2017 (WCGG-2017)
★ Tentative Scientific Program
BIT’s 5th Annual World Congress of

Geriatrics and Gerontology -2017

Theme: Moving Towards the Eraof Healthy Aging 
Venue: Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk, Japan
Time: December 4-6, 2017 

Opening Ceremony & Keynote Forum
Forum 1: Frontiers in Aging and Anti-Aging Research
Forum 2: Geriatric Medicine 
Forum 3: Nutrition and Health in an Ageing Population
Forum 4: Social Gerontology and Elderly Health Care 
Notes: Please click each Section for detailed program information.

Forum 2: Geriatric Medicine 


Session 201: Alzheimer’s Disease

Time: 14:00-17:40, December 4, 2017 (Monday)
Venue: Ran Room, 3rd Floor, Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk, Japan
Chair: Dr. Lian Li, Professor and Vice Chair, Emory University School of Medicine, USA
Co-Chair: Dr. Basel Kikhia, Postdoctoral, University of Agder, Norway
14:00-14:05
Chair’s Introduction
14:05-14:25
Title: On the Use of Knowledge from Research on Stimulus Equivalence
Dr. Erik Arntzen, Professor, Oslo and Akershus University College, Norway
14:25-14:45
Title: The Ubiquitin-Proteasome System as a Therapeutic Target in Alzheimer’s Disease
Dr. Lian Li, Professor and Vice Chair, Emory University, USA
14:45-15:05
Title: EHT, A PP2A Modulator from Coffee for the Prevention and Treatment of Neurodegenerative Disease
Dr. Jeffry B. Stock, Professor of Molecular Biology & ChemistryPrinceton University, Chairman of Signum Biosciences Inc., USA
15:05-15:25
Title: Preliminary Evidence that Rivastigmine-Induced Inhibition of Serum Butyrylcholinesterase Activity Improves Behavioral Symptoms in Japanese Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease
Dr. Nobuyasu Bando, Professor, Department of Mental Health, Kaisei General Hospita, Japan
15:25-15:45
Title: Stem Cell Therapy and Anti-aging Factors for Aging and Neurodegenerative Diseases
Dr. Jisook Moon, Associate Professor, CHA University, South Korea
15:45-16:00
Coffee Break
16:00-16:20
Title: Utilizing ICT to Detect Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD)
Dr. Basel Kikhia, Postdoctoral, University of Agder, Norway
16:20-16:40
Title: Elevated Emotional Contagion of Alzheimer’s Disease
Dr. Yong Jeong, Associate Professor, Department of Bio and Brain Engineering, KAIST, South Korea
16:40-17:00
Title: Molecular Pathophysiology of Impaired Glucose Metabolism, Mitochondrial Dysfunction, and Oxidative DNA Damage in Alzheimer's Disease Brain
Dr. Yusaku Nakabeppu, Director, Medical Institute of Bioregulation, Kyushu University, Japan
17:00-17:20
Title: Serum Anticholinergic Activity in Alzheimer’s Disease: It Appears Endogenously and Accelerate Disease Progress
Dr. Kimiko Konishi, Investigator, St. Marianna University, Japan
17:20-17:40
Title: Non-Cognitive Disorders in Dementia
Dr. Alena Petrovna Sidenkova, Professor, Ural State Medical University, Russia

 

Session 202: Obesity, Diabetes and Cerebrovascular Diseases

Time: 11:00-12:20, December 5, 2017 (Tuesday)
Venue: Kiku Room, 3rd Floor, Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk, Japan
Chair: Dr. Jan F. Scholl, Associate Professor, Pennsylvania State University, USA
11:00-11:05
Chair’s Introduction
11:05-11:30
Title: Vitamin D Deficiency in the Elderly and Connected Risk Factors
Dr. Tomaz Velnar, Neurosurgeon and Assistant Professor at University Medical Centre Ljubljana, AMEU, Slovenia
11:30-11:55
Title:  Practical Nutrition Recommendations for Obesity, Diabetes and Hyperglycemia
Dr. Jan F. Scholl,
Associate Professor, Pennsylvania State University, USA
11:55-12:20
Title: Significant Association of Coronary Artery Calcification with Heart Failure in Patients without a History of Coronary Artery Disease
Dr. Satoru Sakuragi, Chief, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Iwakuni Clinical Center, Japan


Session 203: Geriatric Oncology and Cancers

Time: 09:00-11:00, December 5, 2017 (Tuesday)
Venue: Kiku Room, 3rd Floor, Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk, Japan
Chair: Dr. Isac I Schnirer, Chief Medical Oncologist of Promed Cancer Centers, Promed Cancer Center Shanghai, China
09:00-09:05
Chair’s Introduction
09:05-09:30
Title: Cancer Care for Older Adults: An Imperative for Action
Dr. Margaret I. Fitch, Professor (Adjunct), Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Canada
09:30-09:55
Title: An Improved Approach for Advance Care Planing in the Clinical Setting of Geriatric Nephrology
Dr. Hideaki Ishikawa,
Head, Japanese Red Cross Nagoya Daiichi Hospital, Department of Nephrology, Japan
09:55-10:20
Title: Treating the Elderly is a Challenge which Will Increase as Populations Leave Longer
Dr. Isac I Schnirer, Chief Oncologist of Promed Cancer Centers, Promed Cancer Center Shanghai, China
10:20-10:45
Title: The Role of Proactive Consultation by Laboratory Medicine (PCLM) in Hematologic Malignancies in Geriatrics
Dr. Chih-Chun Chang, Clinical Pathologist, Department of Clinical Pathology, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Taiwan
10:45-11:00
Coffee Break

 

 Session 204: Cognitive and Brain Aging

Time: 14:00-16:00, December 5, 2017 (Tuesday)
Venue: Kiku Room, 3rd Floor, Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk, Japan
Chair: Dr. Margaret I. Fith, Professor (Adjunct), Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Canada
14:00-14:05
Chair’s Introduction
14:05-14:30
Title: Supporting Hearing and Vision to Improve Outcomes in Dementia: Developing the SENSE-Cog Intervention
Dr. Iracema Leroi, Psychiatrist in Ageing and Dementia, Manchester University, UK
14:30-14:55
Title: Use of Memory and Communication Aids in Older Adults
Dr. Jayanti Ray, Professor, Department of Communication Disorders, Southeast Missouri State University, USA
14:55-15:20
Title: Mechanism of Action of Green Tea Catechins on the Brain: Blood Brain Barrier Permeability, Cognitive Function and Nerve Cell Differentiation
Dr. Keiko Unno, Associate Professor, University of Shizuoka, Japan
15:20-15:45

Title: Meta-Analysis of Observational Study in Dizziness/Vertigo for Community-Dwelling Elderly

Dr. Akihiro Araki, Assistant Professor, TsukubaInternational University, Japan

15:45-16:00
Coffee Break

 

Session  205: Parkinson’s Disease and other Movement Disorders

Time: 14:00-16:00, December 5, 2017 (Tuesday)
Venue: Ran Room, 3rd Floor, Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk, Japan
Chair: Dr. Lih-Shen Chin, Professior, Emory University School of Medicine, USA
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14:00-14:05
Chair’s Introduction
14:05-14:30
Title: Sensory Processing in Huntington's Disease
Dr. Ana Mirallave Pescador, Consultant Clinical Neurophysiologist, Kent and Canterbury Hospital, East Kent Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust, Spain
14:30-14:55
Title: The Treatment of Camptocormia at Patients with Parkinson's Disease by Administering Incobotulinumtoxin A (Xeomin).
Dr. Alexander Kovalenko, Head, Botulotoxin Therapy Centre, Military Medical Academy, Russia
14:55-15:20
Title: The Aggresome–Autophagy Pathway in Parkinson Disease Andtherapeutic Implications
Dr. Lih-Shen Chin, Associate Professor, Emory University, USA
15:20-15:45
Title: New Approaches for Parkinson's Disease Treatment
Dr. Yun-Il Lee, Principal Investigator, Well Aging Research Center, Companion Diagnostics and Medical Technology Research Group, DGIST, South Korea
15:45-16:00
Coffee Break

 

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