Wednesday 6 August 2014

CCACE 7th Annual Research Day


Edinburgh is the city that Athens could have been if only it had a constant supply of drizzle. Faced with an inclement Northern climate, the disputative people on this rocky outcrop by the North Sea have thrown cantankerous thunderbolts at all and sundry, though mostly South. This little conference put together by the Deary gang may be your last chance to see Edinburgh before it casts off the surly bonds of English sovereignty and sails into glorious independence, penury and clan warfare, bewildered upon a peak in Darien. (It was their last disastrous venture in Central America which cast the bankrupted Scots into the hands of their ancient enemies).

Here is the pre-Independence bill of fare:

Wednesday 27th August 2014

Room F21, Department of Psychology

7 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9JZ

Draft Programme

12.00 noon Lunch and poster session (lower concourse)

1.00pm Welcome from CCACE Director, Professor Ian Deary

1.15pm Keynote presentation

Title: “The ENIGMA Project: Investigating Brain Diseases with Imaging and Genetics in 29,000 People”

Professor Paul Thompson, Brain Research Institute, UCLA

2.15pmLa Nouvelle Vague”: Some recent large research programmes

European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia Consortium, Craig Ritchie

“STratifying Resilience and Depression Longitudinally (STRADL) – Wellcome Trust strategic award”, Andrew McIntosh

"Development of a software application for detection and monitoring of attentional deficits in delirium" (MRC Developmental Pathway Funding Scheme), Zoe Tieges

2.45pm CCACE PhD student talk

“Life after CCACE: What was my PhD about, what did it give me, and what did I do with it?”, Donald Lyall

3.00pm Tea/coffee break (lower concourse)

CCACE’s Research Groups

3.15pm Premier of Anne Milne’s “The Living Brain”, a Lothian Birth Cohort film

3.30pm Cognitive epidemiology

“Psychological distress as a risk factor for death from a variety of causes”, Tom Russ

3.45pm Human cognitive ageing: Individual differences

“Is the world too fast when we’re slowing down?”, Stuart Ritchie

4.00pm Human cognitive ageing: Human cognitive neuroscience

Three short talks from current PhD students

4.00-4-04 - “The effect of funding sources on donepezil randomised controlled trials”, Lewis Killin

4.04-4.08 - “Cognitive advantage in bilingualism: an example of publication bias”, Angela de Bruin

4.08-4.12 - "Autobiographical thinking interferes with episodic memory consolidation", Michael Craig

4.12-4.15 - Discussion on HCN presentations

4.15pm Mechanisms of cognitive ageing

“Delirium and cognitive decline: What is the pathological basis?”, Daniel Davis

4.30pm Genetics and statistics of brain ageing

“DNA methylation and aging in the Lothian Birth Cohorts”, Riccardo Marioni

4.45pm Human and animal brain imaging

“From birth to old age: New imaging of brain ageing”, David Dickie

5.00pm Closing remarks and invitation to drinks reception, Professor Ian Deary

5.10pm Drinks reception (lower concourse)



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