ceres Lecture

On a regular basis, ceres invites international guest lecturers to the University of Cologne to share their remarkable findings and publications with the audience in a public evening lecture. Participants will receive interesting insights into the referee's work and will be able to ask questions and engage in the discussion after the talk. ceres Lectures are open to students, researchers and the interested public.

Prof. Judy Illes, Ph.D.

Predicting and Living with Alzheimer Dementia

Crosscultural and Ethical Perspectives

Society’s immense investment in biomedical science and technology, in conjunction with an increasingly diverse sociocultural landscape, necessitates deliberations on how potential discoveries in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer disease are perceived and utilized across cultures. This lecture focused on community-based research with a First Nation population in Canada that is affected by a hereditary form of early onset Alzheimer disease (EOFAD). I have explored the intersections of Western knowledge, traditional teachings, and culturally specific understandings of EOFAD. By honouring the unique values and priorities of diverse communities and negotiating the challenges of integrating non-Western based practices into an existing infrastructure of research and health care, wellness, suffering, and the delivery of optimal care can be addressed in an inclusive and culturally relevant way.

March 28th, 2017

6.00 p.m.

University Hospital Cologne
Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Auditorium
Joseph-Stelzmann-Str. 9b
50931 Köln

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