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ACNEM: Brain Health for Better Life Outcomes

May 13 - May 14

ACNEM: THE 7TH SCIENCE OF NUTRITION IN MEDICINE CONFERENCE

One of the most inspiring events in the Nutritional Medicine Conference Calendar. Join world leading experts in Brain Health as they discuss groundbreaking concepts, clinical trials, treatments, prevention and practical application.

 

ACNEM IS PROUD TO PRESENT: BRAIN HEALTH FOR BETTER LIFE OUTCOMES

There is evidence of a high prevalence of distress, anxiety, depression and behavioural disorders in the community. Furthermore with aging, there is a rising incidence of cognitive decline, mild cognitive impairment and dementia, including Alzheimers. Research increasingly indicates the benefits of appropriate and particularly early clinical, diagnostic and lifestyle interventions.

The morning sessions explore groundbreaking research, focusing on the important role of the brain’s fundamental biochemistry such as mitochondrial function, detoxification, oxidative stress, methylation and inflammation, and the interaction of underlying causes such as genetics, nutrition and gut health.

The afternoon workshops and panel discussions will focus on their clinical application.

 

THE SMILES TRIAL

ACNEM is privileged to have key-note speaker, Associate Professor Felice Jacka, who will be presenting her pioneering research into developing new, evidence-based prevention and treatment strategies for mental disorders, in particular Major Depressive Episodes. This is the first randomized controlled trial to explore diet improvement as an efficacious alternative or adjunct treatment strategy for depression.

 

THE PROGRAM

Saturday (Day 1) – Nutrition and Mood Disorders

Anxiety and Depression

Topics include:

  • Nutrition and brain health over the life course;
  • The role of mitochondrial dysfunction in mental health and nutrient treatment options;
  • Nutrients for anxiety and depression;
  • Nutritional genomics and mood disorders;
  • Dietary intervention for adults with major depression – SMILES Trial;
  • Improving diet in patients with common mood disorders;
  • Treating underlying brain processes – focusing on inflammation and oxidative stress;
  • Advances in combining genetic and biochemical profiling in practice.

Sunday (Day 2) – Cognitive Decline and Neurogenesis

Reduced Cognitive Function, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

Topics include:

  • Early diagnosis, prevention and treatment options for Alzheimer’s disease;
  • Biochemical processes that support versus those that impair healthy brain function;
  • Brain inflammation – an aging time bomb;
  • Biochemical testing in cognitive function;
  • Advances in genetic profiling and nutrigenetics in preventing cognitive decline;
  • Diet and nutritional therapies in cognitive decline;
  • Nutritive factors in brain performance.

Conference Theme

There will be a focus on the biochemistry, physiology, and genetics of brain function. Biomarkers, early intervention and treatments for brain health will also be addressed.

Morning sessions will cover emerging concepts and latest scientific evidence. Afternoon workshop sessions will focus on evidence based clinical application, including case studies and discussion.
Public Stream

For the first time ACNEM is excited to announce that this year we will be opening our doors to the community in our public stream, Food, Mood and Mental Wellbeing.

For further information please be sure to visit the event website.

Details

Start:
May 13
End:
May 14
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Website:
http://conference.acnem.org/

Organiser

ACNEM
Website:
https://www.acnem.org/

Venue

Pullman on the Park
65 Queens Rd
Albert Park, Victoria 3004 Australia
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Phone:
(03) 9529 4300
Website:
http://www.pullmanhotels.com/gb/hotel-8788-pullman-melbourne-albert-park/index.shtml