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Durham University

Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

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Wednesday 30 April 2014

Tomorrow's Healthy Adults Guest Lecture - The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Ageing (CLSA)

12:30pm to 2:30pm, F009 (Wolfson Seminar Room), Wolfson Research Institute, Wolfson Building, Durham University, Queen's Campus, Dr Vanessa Taler

This is a Tomorrow's Healthy Adults Guest Lecture on The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Ageing (CLSA) by Dr Vanessa Taler, Assistant Professor in the School of Psychology, University of Ottawa.

ABSTRACT

The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Ageing (CLSA) is Canada’s largest study of health and aging, following approximately 50,000 men and women between the ages of 45 and 85 for at least 20 years. The study collects information on the changing biological, medical, psychological, social, lifestyle and economic aspects of people’s lives. These factors will be studied in order to understand how, individually and in combination, they have an impact in both maintaining health and in the development of disease and disability as people age. CLSA participants are selected at random to take part in at-home interviews and physical assessments or telephone interviews. Participation occurs every three years with a follow-up call midway between to maintain contact. As of April 2014, the CLSA has recruited more than 36,000 participants. 

BIOGRAPHY

Vanessa Taler is an Assistant Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa and a Scientist at the Bruyère Research Institute. Her research interests focus on cognitive function in healthy aging, mild cognitive impairment, and dementia, with a particular emphasis on language, memory, and executive function. Current projects, funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the Alzheimer Society of Canada, focus on the impact of bilingualism on language processing and cognitive decline; she uses behavioural and electrophysiological measures to explore these questions. A particular interest is in accurate diagnosis of cognitive impairment in bilingual populations. Dr. Taler is also the site lead for the Ottawa site of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Ageing.

Timings

12:30 Tea/Coffee available in the 'Wolfson Street'
13:00 Welcome and Introduction by Dr Amanda Ellison, Co-Director THA
13:05 Guest Lecture by Dr Vanessa Taler
14:00 Questions and Answers
14:30 Close

REGISTRATION

It is essential to register your place as places are limited and will be allocated in order of receipt. To book your place, please click here which will take you to the online booking form. 

 

 

Contact jennifer.cook2@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Monday 7 April 2014

2014 Howard Lecture

3:30pm to 4:30pm, Hogal Lovells Lecture Theatre, Palatine Centre, Durham, Dr Arwen Pearson from the Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology

"Combining X-ray crystallography and complementary methods to understand biological mechanism", Dr Arwen Pearson from the Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology, University of Leeds. The prize lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.

For further information please click on to the following webpage:www.durham.ac.uk/bsi/howard/

Contact alex.probert@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Wednesday 2 April 2014

Wolfson Coffee Morning

11:00am to 11:30am, The Wolfson Street, Wolfson Building, Durham University, Queen's Campus, Stockton

Wolfson coffee morning will be held on Wednesday 2nd April 2014 from 11.00am - 11.30am in the Wolfson Street. Dr Adetayo Kasim, Statistician will be available to discuss his role and his support to the WRI.

Please do come along and network with colleagues over a cake and a coffee.

Everyone is welcome!

Contact jennifer.cook2@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Ideas into action: maximising the policy influence of your research

2:00pm to 3:30pm, F009, Wolfson Research Institute, Jenny Jeffes