Macular Carotenoids and AMD Conference

11th - 13th July 2018

Downing College, Cambridge University, UK

Three Researchers invited to present their work at BON2018

The BON Conference Conference committee and organisers are delighted to announce that, following expert review, three researchers who submitted their abstracts to the BON committee have been selected to present their work from the podium at the famous Howard Theatre in Downing College. The three abstracts selected are as follows:

  1. Chris Zwilling, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA- “Nutritional, Cognitive and Biomarker Patterns of Healthy Brain Aging”
  2. Jirayu Tanprasertsuk, Tufts University, USA: Brain fat-soluble nutrient pattern is associated with cognitive functioning in older adults with no dementia
  3. Torbert Rocheford, Purdue University, Indiana, USA: Global Biofortification of Maize Grain with Higher Levels of Xanthophylls and Total Carotenoids

These papers will now form part of the Investigator Presentation Session. The best presentation will receive The Howard Presentation Medal and a first prize cash reward.

Prof. John Nolan, Chair of the BON Conference, said “The standard of the abstracts submitted this year was exceptionally high, and we are pleased see a growth from previous years. It is great to see such diversity of study in our field. We look forward to seeing the Investigator presentations, which will form part of the conference on Wednesday. We are very grateful to Mr Frederic Jouhet of MacuHealth for sponsoring the prizes again this year.”

Mr. Frederic Jouhet, Managing Director at MacuHealth, sponsors of the scientific poster and investigator presentation prizes, said “MacuHealth is again delighted to sponsor these prizes. This was a highlight from the 2015 conference and we are delighted to be associated with these awards. Top-level independent scientific research is crucial to reach ground-breaking discoveries and thus must be promoted and nourished.

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Reminder: Registration for the conference remains open; however, as of today only 10 delegate places are available and accommodation at Downing College is no longer available. For delegates attending that have not yet arranged accommodation, please view hotels in Cambridge

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