ANZAC Research Institute holds 17th Annual Symposium

ANZAC Research Institute 17th Annual Symposium

On the 18th of October, the ANZAC Research Institute held its 17th Annual Symposium on “Lessons from the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project (CHAMP)”. The keynote speakers were Professor Bob Cumming who presented an overview of the history and results of the project, then followed by:

  • Vasi Naganathan presenting on “Geriatric Syndromes in Older Men”,
  • Ben Hsu presenting on “Androgen Status of Older Men – Cause or Consequence of Poor Health”,
  • Fiona Stanaway presenting on “Health of Italian-Born Older Men”,
  • David Le Couteur AO presenting on “Nutrition, Obesity and Lifespan”,
  • Clive Wright presenting on “Oral Health of Older Men”.

The CHAMP project is a multidisciplinary epidemiological study and was designed to provide a wide range of new information about the health of older men. CHAMP began in 2005 when 1705 men, aged 70 years and over, were recruited to the study and interviewed for baseline results. Since then, follow ups have been conducted every two to three years. It is one of the world’s largest ongoing older men’s research projects.

The symposium presented how CHAMP continues to provide a wealth of research opportunities in basic science, clinical medicine, epidemiology and psychosocial aspects of ageing.