Martin O’Donnell

Istanbul, Turkiye was the site of international collaboration on PHRI’s PURE study this week – with more than 165 researchers from 30 countries on six continents. Some of the presentations and discussions:

  • Brain Health: PHRI Senior International Fellow Martin O’Donnell gave the keynote: Measuring healthy ageing in international studies; PHRI Associate Senior Scientist Eric Smith on prevalence of dementia by country; and PHRI Investigator Raed Joundi on physical activity and cognitive function.
  • Aging and Frailty: Parminder Raina, McMaster, discussed the importance of ageing research and findings from his Canadian longitudinal study on aging (CLSA).
  • Environment and Health – Michael Brauer of UBC on global environmental health priorities, and PHRI Senior International Fellow Perry Hystad on climate change and CVD: information from PURE.
  • Communicable Diseases – PHRI Scientist Darryl Leong on PURE-SARS-CoV-2, and Associate Investigator MyLinh Duong on pneumonia and mortality.
  • Biomarkers and Omics: Using novel approaches to understanding disease epidemiology and causality (including a session on metabolomics) – PHRI Senior Scientist Guillaume Pare, PHRI Investigators Marie Pigeyre and Matthew Lanktree, and others.
  • Environmental Profile of a Community’s Health (EPOCH) – PHRI Senior International Fellows Clara Chow and Martin McKee, PHRI Senior Scientist Salim Yusuf, and others.

Several attendees live-Tweeted over the course of the event, using the hashtag #PUREturkiye.

Left to right: PHRI Senior International Fellows Clara Chow and Perry Hystad, with Michael Brauer, UBC, and Parminder Raina, McMaster – at PUREĀ  study collaborators’ meeting in Istanbul, Turkiye Oct. 23-25, 2022.

PURE Africa team

PURE South America team

PURE Middle East team

All attendees at PURE Turkiye 2022

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