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International Conference on Nutrition and Alzheimer's Disease/Cognitive Decline

May 1-2 at Intercontinental Hotel

Rush University Medical Center

The Rush Institute for Healthy Aging at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, and the International Academy on Nutrition and Aging are co-sponsoring an international and interdisciplinary conference on nutrition and Alzheimer's disease/cognitive decline to be held at the InterContinental Hotel in Chicago on May 1-2, 2006.

The conference will bring together leading researchers from throughout the world to present the latest methodology and research findings from a wide range of disciplines on this new and potentially exciting area of research, according to Martha Clare Morris, ScD, associate professor, Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center, co-chair of the symposium. The conference will address the need for improved and accelerated study by providing a forum for interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and information.

The conference is for scientists from all fields, physicians, nurses, public health educators and administrators, dietitians, service providers, and students.

Dr. Bruno Vellas, Professor of Medicine, Toulouse University, France, is the symposium co-chair.

Sessions at the conference include:

  • B-Vitamins and Alzheimer's Disease/Cognitive Decline
  • Methodologic Issues in the Study of Nutrition and Cognitive Decline
  • Dietary Fats, Blood Cholesterol, Total Energy Intake and Alzheimer's Disease/Cognitive Decline
  • Antioxidants and Alzheimer's Disease: Supplements or Food?

Program and registration information about the conference can be found at the following website: There is onsite registration the day of the conference.


The conference is sponsored by the National Institute on Aging, Nestle Nutrition, National Fisheries Institute and the Alzheimer's Association.

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