Healthy Ageing APAC Summit: BioCeuticals / Blackmores expert to shine spotlight on cognitive health

By Gary Scattergood

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The 2018 event attracted delegates from across the globe.
The 2018 event attracted delegates from across the globe.

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Cognitive health will be the subject of a keynote presentation at our second Healthy Ageing APAC Summit, with BioCeuticals / Blackmores expert Belinda Reynolds shining the spotlight on the importance of investment, personalisation, and clinical trials.

With Asia-Pacific region currently home to about 60% of the world's population of older people, defined as those aged 60 years or older, and the number of seniors expected to more than double from 600 million in 2018 to nearly 1.3 billion by 2050, there has never been greater focus on the potential for nutrition to maintain cognitive health.

That’s why Ms Reynolds, the firm’s Director of Research, Development and Emerging Markets, will focus on the topic at the event, which is organised by NutraIngredients-Asia and FoodNavigator-Asia and takes place in Singapore from July 9-11. 

Belinda Reynolds

She will discuss the commitments of the Blackmores Group, including its practitioner-only firm BioCeuticals, to inform practitioners and the public of the importance of a personalised and functional approach to declining brain health, plus the evidence around depression being a predictor of dementia.

She will also assess some of the most interesting research areas in relation to cognitive decline, including medicinal cannabis, oral health, the gut microbiome, keto and B vitamin status.

 Key takeaways will include

- Exclusive insights from the 7th annual BioCeuticals Research Symposium, which focused on mood, genes and cognition, and some key take home points from leaders in the field. 

- How personalised medicine can play a role in supporting patients with, or at risk of, cognitive decline.

- BioCeuticals clinical trial investment in the area of cognition and mood disorders and the results of its omega-3 index and krill oil study

-  Analysis of the emerging field of genetics and discuss BioCeuticals DNA testing services, which has the potential to change the way practitioners approach treatment.

Other confirmed speakers at the event include:

Dr Siow Ying Tan, R&D Global External Innovation Lead of Academic Partnership, PepsiCo

Dr Jörg Hager, Genetics Lead, Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences

Dr Yumika Okada, Group Manager Supplements Research Group, FANCL

Dr Feng Lei, Principal Investigator at the Department of Psychological Medicine, National University of Singapore, 

Dr Reshmi Rajendran, Director of Danone’s global R&I Precision Nutrition D-Lab.

Dr Daisuke Fujiwara, Deputy Director of Kirin’s Business Creation Department

Dr Chan Shu Ting, Chief Supervisor of the Nutrigenomic Department at TCI Gene.

Joanne Todd, Challenge Director at New Zealand’s High Value Nutrition Challenge.

Joy Beckerman, Regulatory Officer and Industry Liaison, Elixinol

Sandhya Sriram, CEO, Shiok Meats.

Alexandra Jones, the George Institute for Global Health

Dave McCaughan, Founder, ai.Agency

Amit Srivastava, Founder, the Responsible Nutrition Association of India

Steven Bartholomeusz, Policy Director, Food Industry Asia

This event will look at how the nutrition and food industry can meet the needs of the rapidly ageing populations of today, and more crucially, tomorrow.

Editor-in-Chief of both titles, and Regional Head of APAC at publisher William Reed, Gary Scattergood said: “We are delighted to announce that the event will be attended by a raft of great speakers from so many leading brands, which really goes to show how important this issue is.

“Last year’s event was hugely successful in shining the spotlight on the efforts food and nutrition companies are making to promote healthy changes across all life stages, and this year’s summit is shaping up to even better.”

The 2018 event was attended by over 170 delegates from across the globe, with 90% revealing in a feedback survey that it met or exceeded their expectations. 85% said it provided significant value to their business.

The 2019 event has already received sponsorship backing from our valued partners Gencor, AstaReal, Beneo, Rousselot and Fitoplancton.

Register for the event here

For sponsorship enquiries, please email fhrnaa.cru@jeoz.pbz​ or gvz.rinaf@jeoz.pbz

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