Lecture 18: Nutritional Cognitive Neuroscience 

Welcome Address by Dr Alan Howard and Jon Howard
Dr Alan Howard & Jon Howard
Welcome Address by Dr Alan Howard and Jon Howard
Lecture 1: Dr Antonio Meléndez Martínez Universidad de Sevilla, Spain Carotenoid-containing foods to improve health
Dr Antonio Meléndez Martínez
Lecture 1: Carotenoid-containing foods to improve health
Lecture 2: Professor George Britton, University of Liverpool, UK, A feast for the eye
Professor George Britton
Lecture 2: A feast for the eye
Lecture 4: Professor Paul Bernstein, University of Utah USA, Mechanisms of production of meso-zeaxanthin
Professor Paul Bernstein
Lecture 4: Mechanisms of production of meso-zeaxanthin
Lecture 3: Professor D Thurnham, University of Ulster, UK, Meso-zeaxanthin-enriched eggs and the impact of their consumption by humans: Egg Xanthophyll Intervention Trail
Professor D Thurnham
Lecture 3: Meso-zeaxanthin-enriched eggs and the impact of their consumption by humans: Egg Xanthophyll Intervention Trail (EXIT)
Lecture 5: Dr Byki Huntjens, City University London, UK, The complexity of spatial profiles of macular pigment
Dr. Byki Huntjens,
Lecture 5: The complexity of spatial profiles of macular pigment
Lecture 6: Professor Tos Berenschot, University of Maastricht, Netherlands, Lutein and Inflammation
Professor Tos Berenschot
Lecture 6: Lutein and Inflammation
Lecture 7: Professor Julie Mares, University of Wisconsin, USA, Phenotypic and Genotypic Predictors of Macular Pigment Optical Density (MPOD) levels and responses to dietary Lutein and Zeaxanthin in the Cartenoids in Age-Related Eye Diseases Study (CAREDS)
Professor Julie Mares
Lecture 7: Phenotypic and Genotypic Predictors of Macular Pigment Optical Density (MPOD) levels and responses to dietary Lutein and Zeaxanthin in the Cartenoids in Age-Related Eye Diseases Study (CAREDS)
Lecture 8: Dr Jim Stringham, University of Georgia, USA, Macular Carotenoids, psychological stress, and general health status in young adults
Dr Jim Stringham
Lecture 8: Macular Carotenoids, psychological stress, and general health status in young adults
Professor George Britton and Professor John Nolan Investigator Presentation Session
Professor George Britton and Professor John Nolan
Investigator Presentation Session
Lecture 9: Dr Riona Mulcahy, Waterford Regional Hospital, Ireland, Overview of Alzheimer’s Disease and its treatment strategy
Dr Riona Mulcahy
Lecture 9: Overview of Alzheimer’s Disease and its treatment strategy
Lecture 10: Dr Robert Coen, Mercers Institute for Research on Ageing (MIRA) St James's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland, Assessing cognitive function in AD and non-AD patients
Dr Robert Coen
Lecture 10: Assessing cognitive function in AD and non-AD patients
Lecture 11: Professor Helen Griffiths, Aston University, Birmingham, UK, Oxidative stress, carotenoids and dementia
Professor Helen Griffiths
Lecture 11: Oxidative stress, carotenoids and dementia
Lecture 12: Dr Lisa Renzi,University of Georgia, USA, Challenges in evaluating the role of xanthophylls in Cognition across multiple levels of analysis
Dr Lisa Renzi
Lecture 12: Challenges in evaluating the role of xanthophylls in Cognition across multiple levels of analysis
Lecture 13: Neal Craft, Craft Technologies Inc. USA, Differing Xanthophyll Content in Regions of Elderly Human Brain
Neal Craft
Lecture 13: Differing Xanthophyll Content in Regions of Elderly Human Brain
Lecture 14: Dr Martha Neuringer, Oregon National Primate Research Centre, USA, Exploring the roles of the Xanthophylls in Macular Development
Dr. Martha Neuringer
Lecture 14: Exploring the roles of the Xanthophylls in Macular Development
Lecture 15: Professor Elizabeth Johnson, Tufts University, USA, Distribution of Lutein in Membranes of Rhesus Macaque Brain: relationships to cell function and viability
Professor Elizabeth Johnson
Lecture 15: Distribution of Lutein in Membranes of Rhesus Macaque Brain: relationships to cell function and viability
Lecture 16: Professor John Nolan, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland, Central Retinal Enrichments Supplementation Trials (CREST): Report 1
Professor John Nolan
Lecture 16: Central Retinal Enrichments Supplementation Trials (CREST): Report 1
Lecture 17: Professor Richard Bone, Florida International University, USA, Macular carotenoids and their measurement: some open questions
Professor Richard Bone
Lecture 17: Macular carotenoids and their measurement: some open questions
Lecture 18: Professor James Loughman, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland, Structural, functional and macular pigment response to Carotenoid supplementation in glaucoma subjects
Professor James Loughman
Lecture 18: Structural, functional and macular pigment response to Carotenoid supplementation in glaucoma subjects
Lecture 19: Dr Tunde Peto, Moorfields Eye Hospital, UK, Global prevalence of Age Related Macular Degeneration
Dr Tunde Peto
Lecture 19: Global prevalence of Age Related Macular Degeneration
Lecture 20: Dr Imre Lengyel, UCL institute of Ophthalmology, London, Zinc in the eye and the visual pathway
Dr Imre Lengyel
Lecture 20: Zinc in the eye and the visual pathway
Lecture 21: Dr Michael J Tolentino, Retinal Surgeon, Research Clinical Trialist and Entrepreneur, Clinical Experience with carotenoids nutrients in exudative age related macular degeneration
Dr Michael J Tolentino
Lecture 21: Clinical Experience with carotenoids nutrients in exudative age related macular degeneration
Lecture 22: Dr Mathew Kuchan, Abbott Nutrition, Plasma Levels in Breast-fed Infants as a guide for the Addition of Lutein and Zeaxanthin to Infant Formula
Dr Mathew Kuchan
Lecture 22: Plasma Levels in Breast-fed Infants as a guide for the Addition of Lutein and Zeaxanthin to Infant Formula
Lecture 23: Professor John Landrum, Florida International University, USA, Macular Carotenoids and Breast Milk
Professor John Landrum
Lecture 23: Macular Carotenoids and Breast Milk
Lecture 24: Professor Randy Hammond, University of Georgia, USA, The Macular Carotenoids in pre- and post-natal development
Professor Randy Hammond
Lecture 24: The Macular Carotenoids in pre- and post-natal development
Panel Q&A with Session Chairs
Professor Paul Bernstein and Professor John Nolan
Panel Q&A with Session Chairs
Lecture 1: Dr Jim Stringham - The Macular Carotenoids and Visual Performance: A 2018 update
Dr Jim Stringham
Lecture 1: The Macular Carotenoids and Visual Performance: A 2018 update
Lecture 2: Dr Mark Roark - The Power of Contrast Sensitivity Testing and Nutritional Intervention in Primary Eye Care
Dr Mark Roark
Lecture 2: The Power of Contrast Sensitivity Testing and Nutritional Intervention in Primary Eye Care
Lecture 3: Dr Christine Curcio Macular pigment and the biology upstream to age-related macular degeneration: a view from the eye pathology
Dr Christine Curcio
Lecture 3: Macular pigment and the biology upstream to age-related macular degeneration: a view from the eye pathology
Lecture 4: Professor Paul Bernstein Development of Improved Animal Models to Study the Ocular Benefits of Carotenoid and Lipid Supplementation
Professor Paul Bernstein
Lecture 4: Development of Improved Animal Models to Study the Ocular Benefits of Carotenoid and Lipid Supplementation
Lecture 5: Dr Georg Lietz Determination of intestinal β-carotene bioconversion in humans by a new single-sample plasma isotope ratio method
Dr Georg Lietz
Lecture 5: Determination of intestinal β-carotene bioconversion in humans by a new single-sample plasma isotope ratio method
Lecture 6: Dr Earl Harrison Mechanisms of transport and delivery of vitamin A & carotenoids to the eye
Dr Earl Harrison
Lecture 6: Mechanisms of transport and delivery of vitamin A & carotenoids to the eye
Lecture 7: Dr Torsten Bohn Carotenoid Bioavailability - Knowns and Unknowns
Dr Torsten Bohn
Lecture 7: Carotenoid Bioavailability – Knowns and Unknowns
Lecture 8: Mickeal Key Nutritional, Cognitive and Biomarker Patterns of Healthy Brain Aging
Mickeal Key
Lecture 8: Cognitive and Biomarker Patterns of Healthy Brain Aging
Lecture 9: Jirayu Tanprasertsuk Brain fat-soluble nutrient pattern is associated with cognitive functioning in older adults with no dementia
Jirayu Tanprasertsuk
Lecture 9: Brain fat-soluble nutrient pattern is associated with cognitive functioning in older adults with no dementia
Lecture 10: Torbet Rocheford Global Biofortification of Maize Grain with Higher Levels of Xanthophylls and Total Carotenoids
Torbet Rocheford
Lecture 10: Global Biofortification of Maize Grain with Higher Levels of Xanthophylls and Total Carotenoids
Lecture 11: Professor Jeremy Sivak Fair-Weather Friends: Lipid Mediators in Retinal Parainflammation
Professor Jeremy Sivak
Lecture 11: Fair-Weather Friends: Lipid Mediators in Retinal Parainflammation
Lecture 12: Dr Christine Mayer Looking inside the black box
Dr Christine Mayer
Lecture 12: Looking inside the black box
Lecture 13: Professor Riona Mulcahy Nutritional intervention to enhance cognitive function and prevent Alzheimer's disease: a summary of studies from Waterford
Professor Riona Mulcahy
Lecture 13: Nutritional intervention to enhance cognitive function and prevent Alzheimer’s disease: a summary of studies from Waterford
Lecture 14: Dr Arjuna Ratnayaka Dementia of the eye - Alzheimer's-linked Amyloid beta proteins provide new insights into retinal degeneration
Dr Arjuna Ratnayaka
Lecture 14: Dementia of the eye – Alzheimer’s-linked Amyloid beta proteins provide new insights into retinal degeneration
Lecture 15: Professor Fernando Gomez-Pinilla Genomic approaches revealing the action of foods on brain function and disease
Professor Fernando Gomez-Pinilla
Lecture 15: Genomic approaches revealing the action of foods on brain function and disease
Lecture 16: Professor Liz Johnson A decade of research on lutein and cognition
Professor Liz Johnson
Lecture 16: A decade of research on lutein and cognition
Lecture 17: Professor David Vauzour Nutrition for the ageing brain: The impact of polyphenols on cognitive health
Professor David Vauzour
Lecture 17: Nutrition for the ageing brain: The impact of polyphenols on cognitive health
Lecture 18: Dr Aron Barbey Nutritional Cognitive Neuroscience
Dr Aron Barbey
Lecture 18: Nutritional Cognitive Neuroscience
Lecture 19: Dr George Perry Understanding Alzheimer's as a Disease of Chronic Oxidative Stress
Dr George Perry
Lecture 19: Understanding Alzheimer’s as a Disease of Chronic Oxidative Stress
Lecture 20: Professor Naiman A. Khan Retinal Carotenoids and Childhood Cognitive Function and Achievement
Professor Naiman A. Khan
Lecture 20: Retinal Carotenoids and Childhood Cognitive Function and Achievement
Lecture 21: Dr Lisa Renzi-Hammond Understanding the role of nutrition in lifespan brain development
Dr Lisa Renzi-Hammond
Lecture 21: Understanding the role of nutrition in lifespan brain development
Lecture 22: Professor Trevor McGill Age-dependent decline of MPOD in rhesus monkeys fed controlled diets
Professor Trevor McGill
Lecture 22: Age-dependent decline of MPOD in rhesus monkeys fed controlled diets
Lecture 23: Dr Joanne Feeney Xanthophyll carotenoids and cognitive function in healthy older adults: insights from longitudinal population ageing study
Dr Joanne Feeney
Lecture 23: Xanthophyll carotenoids and cognitive function in healthy older adults: insights from longitudinal population ageing study
Lecture 24: Dr Irakli Loladze Rising atmospheric C02 tends to lower carotenoid levels in plants: Can the global decline in dietary carotenoids affect human vision and memory?
Dr Irakli Loladze
Lecture 24: Rising atmospheric C02 tends to lower carotenoid levels in plants: Can the global decline in dietary carotenoids affect human vision and memory?
Lecture 25: Dr Rosie Gilbert Eating for Eye Health: An award-winning community cookery project to engage older people with research on diet and lifestyle for eye health
Dr Rosie Gilbert
Lecture 25: Eating for Eye Health: An award-winning community cookery project to engage older people with research on diet and lifestyle for eye health
Lecture 26: Dr Antonio Meléndez Martínez A summary of carotenoids and an introduction to COST Action EUROCAROTEN: European network to advance carotenoid research and applications in agro-food and health
Dr Antonio Meléndez Martínez
Lecture 26: A summary of carotenoids and an introduction to COST Action EUROCAROTEN: European network to advance carotenoid research and applications in agro-food and health
Professor Elizabeth Johnson & Dr John Erdman Dietary Reference Intake Professor Paul Bernstein BON Conference Homework
Professor Elizabeth Johnson, Dr John Erdman & Professor Paul Bernstein
Dietary Reference Intake & BON Conference Homework
Professor John Nolan 2022 Welcome Address
Professor John Nolan
Professor John Nolan 2022 Welcome Address
Lecture 1: Targeted micronutrient supplementation with carotenoids, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E and its effect on the symptoms and natural progression of Alzheimer's disease.
Professor Riona Mulcahy
Lecture 1: Targeted micronutrient supplementation with carotenoids, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E and its effect on the symptoms and natural progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
Lecture 2: Macular pigment supplementation in patients with chronic wet age-related macular degeneration: case series.
Dr Axel Orozco Hernández
Lecture 2: Macular pigment supplementation in patients with chronic wet age-related macular degeneration: case series.
Lecture 3: The xanthophyll carotenoids: Bioavailability and clinical application.
Dr Marina Green
Lecture 3: The xanthophyll carotenoids: Bioavailability and clinical application.
2022 E-Poster Presentations Day 1
Multiple Presenters
2022 E-Poster Presentations Day 1
Lecture 4: Association between the gut microbiome and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in the 14-year follow-up to the Carotenoids in Age-Related Eye Disease Study (CAREDS2).
Professor Amy Millen
Lecture 4: Association between the gut microbiome and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in the 14-year follow-up to the Carotenoids in Age-Related Eye Disease Study (CAREDS2).
Lecture 5: Multiple sclerosis and nutrition: A role for carotenoids.
Dr Naiman Khan
Lecture 5: Multiple sclerosis and nutrition: A role for carotenoids.
Lecture 6: Calcification, visual loss and dementia.
Dr Imre Lengyel
Lecture 6: Calcification, visual loss and dementia.
Lecture 7: Xanthophyll carotenoid pigment and the cell biology of age-related macular degeneration.
Professor Christine Curcio
Lecture 7: Xanthophyll carotenoid pigment and the cell biology of age-related macular degeneration.
Lecture 8: Carotenoid supplementation and contrast sensitivity: A new report from CREST.
Dr Jim Stringham
Lecture 8: Carotenoid supplementation and contrast sensitivity: A new report from CREST.
Lecture 9: Macular pigment impact for high performance athletes.
Professor Fraser Horn
Lecture 9: Macular pigment impact for high performance athletes.
Lecture 10: The role of carotenoids and very-long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in retinal health and disease throughout the lifespan.
Professor Paul Bernstein
Lecture 10: The role of carotenoids and very-long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in retinal health and disease throughout the lifespan.
Lecture 11: The role of long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in ocular health and disease.
Dr Mark Roark
Lecture 11: The role of long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in ocular health and disease.
Lecture 12: Omega-3 blood biomarkers and brain health.
Dr Aleix Sala-Vila
Lecture 12: Omega-3 blood biomarkers and brain health.
2022 E-Poster Presentations Day 2
Multiple Presenters
2022 E-Poster Presentations Day 2
The inner game - Thoughts on intellectual resilience and self-belief.
Dr Steve Hutchinson
Invited Speaker: The inner game – Thoughts on intellectual resilience and self-belief.
Best Abstract: Generation and characterization of Elovl4b knockout zebrafish as a model for juvenile-onset macular degeneration
Uzoamaka Nwagbo
Best Abstract: Generation and characterization of Elovl4b knockout zebrafish as a model for juvenile-onset macular degeneration
Best Abstract: Nutrition in healthy brain aging: A comprehensive investigation of nutrient biomarkers, multimodal brain imaging, and cognitive measures of brain age.
Dr Christopher Zwilling
Best Abstract: Nutrition in healthy brain aging: A comprehensive investigation of nutrient biomarkers, multimodal brain imaging, and cognitive measures of brain age.
Lecture 13: Lessons from the oldest old: What have we learned about nutrition and cognition in centenarians and super-centenarians across the world?
Dr Jirayu Tanprasertsuk
Lecture 13: Lessons from the oldest old: What have we learned about nutrition and cognition in centenarians and super-centenarians across the world?
Lecture 14: Personalized nutrition: Innovations in nutritional cognitive neuroscience.
Professor Aron Barbey
Lecture 14: Personalized nutrition: Innovations in nutritional cognitive neuroscience.
Lecture 15: Targeted nutrition for the retina: Experience in Mexico.
Dr Jans Fromow-Guerra
Lecture 15: Targeted nutrition for the retina: Experience in Mexico.
Lecture 16: Carotenoids in the era of sustainable health-promoting diets.
Dr Antonio Meléndez-Martínez
Lecture 16: Carotenoids in the era of sustainable health-promoting diets.
Lecture 17: Carotenoid food supplements: The role of stability testing and regulation.
Dr Alfonso Prado-Cabrero
Lecture 17: Carotenoid food supplements: The role of stability testing and regulation.
Lecture 18: Antioxidant supplementation and genetics: What's the story?
Dr Gareth McKay
Lecture 18: Antioxidant supplementation and genetics: What’s the story?
Lecture 19: Dynamic visual skills & peripheral awareness: When we need to go far beyond "20/20" in post-concussion syndrome.
Dr Patrick Quaid
Lecture 19: Dynamic visual skills & peripheral awareness: When we need to go far beyond “20/20” in post-concussion syndrome.
Lecture 20: Blue light: The good, the bad, and the misunderstood.
Dr Shelby Temple
Lecture 20: Blue light: The good, the bad, and the misunderstood.
Lecture 21: Nutritional breeding of orange corn: Selection for higher lutein and zeaxanthin for brain and ocular health.
Professor Torbert Rocheford
Lecture 21: Nutritional breeding of orange corn: Selection for higher lutein and zeaxanthin for brain and ocular health.
Conference Close: Homework Session
Professor Paul Bernstein and Professor John Nolan
Conference Close: Homework Session

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