Our i-PROGNOSIS partners, Assistant Professor Ioannis Ioakeimidis, Karolinska Institute (KI), and Professor Anastasios Delopoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), were invited to present at the Joint Research Centre’s marketplace in Ispra, Italy on May 14-15, 2019.
The objective of the marketplace workshop was to showcase best practices in the field of nutrition and physical activity – Prof. Ioakeimidis and Delopoulos showcased their expertise on the behavioural analysis of eating behaviour. During the two-day event, the two representatives had the possibility to present current advances in automated dietary measurements across different research projects.
The presentation included description of advances in the i-PROGNOSIS project, mainly focusing on the methodological aspects currently validated in the EBePa study. This study is conducted in the context of i-PROGNOSIS and takes place in Germany, through the collaboration of the Technical University Dresden, KI and AUTH. The aim of this pilot study is to describe the eating behaviour in Parkinson’s patients at different stages of the disease and to find out whether differences in eating behaviour exist at different stages and compared to healthy controls.
The presentations were attended by experts and policy makers of Health Ministries from more than 10 countries in the European region interested in the deployment of “best healthcare and research practices” in their countries.