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.