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ECU academic to present at international conference

Monday, 23 May 2011

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Congratulations to Postdoctoral Researcher from the School of Exercise, Biomedical and Health Sciences, Dr Hamid Sohrabi, who has been invited to present at the world's largest Alzheimer's conference, the Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease (AAICAD), later this year.

Held in Paris, the conference brings together researchers from around the world to report and discuss groundbreaking research and information on the cause, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.

Dr Sohrabi's presentation discusses how olfactory function can be used as a way to predict future cognitive decline in patients, resulting in a better understanding and diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.

The research, conducted by ECU's Professor Ralph Martins and his team, will have significant implications related to the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s patients, creating a more cost effective and time efficient way to screen for the disease.

Dr Hamid received an Alzheimer's Association Travel Fellowship to attend the conference where he will present the research to over 5,000 Alzheimer's experts and academics.

"It is a great honour to be invited to present this research to an international audience, and represent ECU’s groundbreaking Alzheimer's findings on the world stage," said Dr Hamid.

"I'm thrilled to be given the chance to be a part of this event and share ECU's findings to a group of my peers."

The conference is held in Paris from Saturday, 16 to Thursday, 21 July 2011. For more information on the event, visit the Alzheimer's Association website.

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