Sunday 17th November 2013 Program

Sunday 17th November 2013
ASPREE Community Event
2:00pm - 4:00pm
3:00pm - 7:30pm
Convention Centre Pre Function
Opening Forum
4:10pm - 5:10pm
Convention Centre Part 1
David Le Couteur & Stephen Simpson
Older but Wiser: The Science of Healthy Ageing
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Expert Panel Q&A Session
5:10pm - 5:30pm
Chair: Andrew McLachlan
Firkin Oration
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Chair: Naomi Rogers
Convention Centre Part 1
Session sponsored by:
5:30 PM
Rafael de Cabo
Dietary interventions for healthy aging
Welcome Reception
6:30pm - 7:30pm
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Eureka Ballroom
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Monday 18th November 2013
7:00am - 6:30pm
Convention Centre Pre Function
Session 1 - The Ageing Body
8:30am - 10:30am
Chairs: Aisling McMahon & Rafael de Cabo
Convention Centre Part 1
Session co sponsored by:
8:30 AM
9:00 AM
9:30 AM
9:50 AM
10:15 AM
John Headrick
Ageing in the myocardium: Dysfunctional stress-resistance & cytoprotective signalling
Andrew McLachlan
Not available
Victoria Cogger
The Ageing Liver
Kirsty Walters
Androgens and ovarian aging
Jonathan Stone
The mechanical cause of age-related dementia: the brain is destroyed by the pulse
Morning Tea
10:30am - 11:00am
11:30 AM
11:45 AM
12:00 PM
12:15 PM
12:30 PM
12:45 PM
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Convention Centre Pre Function
Session 2 - Skeletal Muscle
11:00am - 1:00pm
Chairs: Kristen Nowak & Anna Wong Shee
11:00 AM
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Convention Centre Part 1
Miranda Grounds
Targeting sarcopenia: molecular changes associated with loss of innervation of old myofibres
are prevented by benefits of life-long exercise
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Naomi Rogers
Ageing & Sleep
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Jez Supreme
Identifying the genetics of a novel naturally occurring muscular dystrophy in Western
Australian sheep using bioinformatics and molecular biology
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Fleur Garton
Alpha-actinin-3 deficiency alters muscle adaptation in response to denervation and
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Victoria Wyckelsma
The effects of high-intensity interval training on aerobic power and skeletal muscle Na +, K+ATPase in single fibres of healthy older adults
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Peter Houweling
Alpha-actinin-3: a novel genetic modifier of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)
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Joshua Denham
Leukocyte DNA methylation changes caused by high-intensity exercise training
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1:00pm - 2:00pm
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Session 3 - Diabetes/Obesity
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Chairs: Jonathan Hodgson & Lauren Fortington
2:00 PM
2:25 PM
2:50 PM
3:15 PM
3:30 PM
3:45 PM
Convention Centre Part 1
Mark Febbraio
Heat shock protein 72: a panacea for disease prevention?
Greg Cooney
How does excess lipid availability decrease insulin action in muscle?
Tony Tiganis
Hepatic oxidative stress, selective insulin resistance & obesity
Tara Brennan-Speranza
Glucocorticoid effects on bone and energy metabolism
Guohui Cai
Early life diet programs long-term neuroimmune function; a role for the hypothalamicpituitary-adrenal axis
Tina Bianco-Miotto
Obesity and prostate cancer risk: evidence from animal models.
Afternoon Tea
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Convention Centre Pre Function
Poster Session
4:30pm - 6:30pm
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Tuesday 19th November 2013
8:00am - 5:30pm
Convention Centre Pre Function
Session 4 - Cardiovascular
8:30am - 10:30am
Chairs: Joshua Lewis & Fadi Charchar
Convention Centre Part 1
Session co- sponsored by:
8:30 AM
9:00 AM
9:30 AM
9:45 AM
10:00 AM
10:15 AM
Juliana Hamzah
Novel strategies to deliver imaging reagents and therapeutics into atherosclerotic plaques in
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Jonathan Hodgson
Effects of black tea on blood pressure and its variation
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Warrick Chilton
Acute cardiorespiratory exercise leads to regulation of telomere-associated genes and
microRNA expression in white blood cells
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Yuen Ting Lam
Age-related impairment in vasculogenesis is characterised by failure of mobilisation of bone
marrow-derived progenitors
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Laura Lecce
Aging is associated with an impairment in androgen-mediated paracrine regulation of
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Joshua Lewis
The effects of 3 years of calcium supplementation on common carotid artery intimal medial
thickness and carotid atherosclerosis in older women: an ancillary study of the CAIFOS
randomized controlled trial
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Morning Tea
10:30am - 11:00am
Convention Centre Pre Function
Edwards Oration
11:00am - 12:00pm
Chair: Roger Yazbek
Convention Centre Part 1
Stephen Simpson
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12:00pm - 1:00pm
Convention Centre Pre Function
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Please pick up a plate of food and bring it with you to the AGM
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Convention Centre Part 1
Session 5 - Brain
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Chairs: Juliet Taylor & Peter Crack
1:00 PM
1:30 PM
2:00 PM
2:15 PM
2:30 PM
2:45 PM
Convention Centre Part 1
Saul Villeda
Young blood reverses age-related cognitive impairments
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Tony Broe
High dementia rates in urban Aboriginal people: implications for ageing
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Alan Rembach
The Australian Imaging and Biomarker (AIBL) study and Alzheimer’s disease: an update on
blood-based biomarker progress
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Bevan Main
Targeting type-1 interferon signalling is neuroprotective in the mptp mouse model of
Parkinson’s disease
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Belal Chami
Oxidative damage in the early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease
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Dan Johnstone
Indirect application of near-infrared light induces neuroprotection in a mouse model of
Parkinson’s disease – an abscopal neuroprotective effect
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Afternoon Tea
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Convention Centre Pre Function
ASMR Research Fund Meeting
3:15pm - 3:30pm
Convention Centre Part 1
Session 6 - Mixed Free Communications
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Chairs: Rosemary Keogh & Steven Polyak
3:30 PM
3:45 PM
4:00 PM
4:15 PM
4:30 PM
4:45 PM
5:00 PM
5:15 PM
Convention Centre Part 1
Myles Minter
Type-1 interferons modulate glial phenotype in response to Aβ.
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Allan Wiseman
A prospective study of television viewing time and adiposity amongst postmenopausal women
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Mani Grover
Identification of novel therapeutics for complex diseases from genome-wide association data
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Sivaraman Purushothuman
Photobiomodulation is neuroprotective in transgenic mouse models of age-related dementias
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Cedric Lamboley
Sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ leak in human skeletal muscle fibres is not altered with age
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Ghanim Almahbobi
Down-regulation of BMP action may alleviate the negative impact of age-related menopause
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Mark Yates
The Dementia Care in Hospitals Program (DCHP)- a re-evaluation in the private sector
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Priscilla Prestes
Whole genome DNA sequencing of a genetic model of cardiac hypertrophy identifies two
candidate genes in cardiac mass QTL 22
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Conference Dinner
7:00pm - 11:00pm
Sovereign Hill
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Wednesday 20th November 2013
8:00am - 1:30pm
Convention Centre Pre Function
Session 7 - Nutrition
8:30am - 10:30am
Chairs: Alice Owen & Rachel Burt
8:30 AM
8:55 AM
9:20 AM
9:45 AM
10:00 AM
10:15 AM
Convention Centre Part 1
Gary Wittert
Testosterone for the prevention of type 2 diabetes in men: The T4DM Trial
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Anna Peeters
The impact of obesity trends on healthy ageing
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Neville Owen
Too little exercise and too much sitting: implications for chronic disease prevention abs# 44
Josephine Forbes
Linking kidneys and blood sugar - An unlikely couple out for dinner?
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Lindsay Wu
NAD+ biology in ageing, senescence and cancer
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Rosilene Waern
A snapshot of the nutritional adequacy of men participating in the Concord Health and Ageing
in Men Project (CHAMP)
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Morning Tea
10:30am - 11:00am
Convention Centre Pre Function
Session 8 - Bone
11:00am - 1:00pm
Chairs: Nathan J. Pavlos & Tara Brennan-Speranza
11:00 AM
11:30 AM
11:55 AM
12:20 PM
12:45 PM
Convention Centre Part 1
Ego Seeman
Challenges in the detection, prevention and reversal of bone fragility
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Natalie Sims
Delving into osteocytes to find new treatments for aging bone
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Gustavo Duque
Old bone new fat: what ageing means to bone?
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David Findlay
Osteocytes: All things to all persons
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Vasant Hirani
Vitamin D status and associations with intrusive and chronic pain in older Australian men: The
Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project.
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Awards and Close
1:00pm - 1:30pm
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Poster Listing
Sumaya Allami
Heat therapy effects on skeletal muscle heat shock proteins in the elderly
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Mark Bigland
Evidence for perturbations in ion homeostasis in the inner ear vestibular (balance) system of the aged rat
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Scott Booth
Telomere length and microRNA-34a expression in a polygenic model of cardiac
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Rachel Burt
Death of a hair cell: how is the auditory apoptosis that causes age-related hearing loss regulated?
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Emma Callegari
Improving vitamin D status and related health in young women (the Safe-D study)
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Caitlin Doogan
Investigating the role of long non-coding RNA in essential hypertension through the use of RNA-Seq
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Jerzy Dyczynski
The decreased activity of ADRB2 gene and COMT, the genetic component of stress correlate with elevated
stress level measured as Cardio Stress Index (CSI) based on Heart Rate Variability (HRV).
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Faeza Ebrahimi
Investigating the role of miR-126 in colorectal cancer
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Divya Eratte
Development of composite microcapsule containing omega-3 fatty acids and probiotics - a new concept in
the nutraceuticals and functional food delivery for human health
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Victor H. H. Goh
Associations of age and physical exercise as a lifestyle habit with handgrip strength and regional
distribution of lean body mass in Asian men
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Vasant Hirani
Optimum serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations for multiple health conditions, physical performance,
reduced risk of disability, falls and all-cause mortality: The Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project.
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Sae Rom Jo
Insulin Growth Factor-1 qctivation of Early Growth Response-1 (Egr-1) via receptor cross-talk
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Dan Johnstone
Brain iron accumulation during ageing in the haemochromatosis mouse model and wildtype mice abs# 113
Usha Kalluri
GCMS-HS-SPME analysis of volatile metabolites produced by a lung cancer cell line
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Myung-Jin Kang
Inhibition of the mitochondrial unfolded protein response and longevity by Wnt signalling
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Niamh Lynn
The place we thought we would never be - HIV complex care and ageing
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Francine Marques
Droplet digital PCR measurement of copy number variation in genome-wide association regions for blood
pressure reveal association with essential hypertension
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Catherine Milte
Diet quality is associated with physical and mental health status of older Australians
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Hassina Massudi
Evidence for non-cell autonomous regulation of mitochondrial biogenesis by SIRT1
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Mashani Mohamad
Effect of liver endothelial cells defenestration on glucose metabolism and insulin resistance
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Elsa Molina
Y chromosome-linked long non-coding RNA: function and involvement in diabetes with implications for
coronary artery disease.
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Alex Nield
The zinc transporter, Slc39a7 (Zip7) is implicated in glycaemic control in skeletal muscle cells
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Kristen Nowak
Harnessing a powerful mouse resource to better diagnose, understand and treat skeletal muscle and
cardiac muscle diseases
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Gemma Parkinson
Age-related increase in the abundance of mitochondrial DNA deletions in substantia nigra dopamine
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neurons of the rat.
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Steven Polyak
Biotin protein ligase: a novel anti-TB drug target
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Indrajeetsinh Rana
Role of microRNA in cardioprotection of the renin angiotensin system inhibitor in animal model of renal
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Shajjia Razi
Serum induced SIRT1 expression and longevity in older men
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Samantha Solon-Biet
The role of macronutrient balance on appetite, metabolic health and ageing in a mouse model abs# 129
Joanna Skommer
Changes in microRNA expression in the ageing human heart
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Ilona Tay
Tap4Bone: An exploratory randomized-controlled trial using mobile-phone intervention in young women to
improve their longterm bone health
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Thien Tra
Is H9C2 a valid cardiomyocyte model?
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Alessandra Warren
Lack of vitamin C in mice (Gulo-/-) associated with less mitochondria in hepatocytes and increased
sinusoidal endothelial porosity.
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Evelyn Zacharewicz
Regulation of skeletal muscle micrornas in young and old adults following acute resistance exercise
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