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National Advisory Council on Aging Meeting Agenda -- September 2015

One Hundred-Twenty Sixth Meeting
Wednesday and Thursday, September 16-17, 2015
Building 31, C Wing 6th Floor Conference Room 10
Day-of-the-Meeting Contact Phone: 301-594-7008


WEDNESDAY, September 16

3:00 to 5:00 p.m. – This portion of the meeting is closed to the Public

This portion of the meeting is closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in section 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S. Code and Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2).

Review of Applications: Dr. Robin Barr

THURSDAY, September 17

8:00 a.m. to adjournment - This portion of the meeting is open to the Public
This meeting will be videocast 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.:

8:00 to 8:30 a.m.

  1. Call to Order
    Dr. Richard Hodes
    1. Director’s Status Report
    2. Future Meeting Dates:

      January 19-20, 2016 (Tues – Wed), Bldg. 31
      May 10-11, 2016 (Tues. – Wed), Bldg. 31
      September 27-28, 2016 (Tues. – Wed), Bldg. 31

    3. Consideration of Minutes of Last Meeting

8:30 to 8:45 a.m.

  1. Report: Task Force on Minority Aging Research
    Dr. Ana Maria Cuervo

8:45 to 9:00 a.m.

  1. Report: Council of Councils
    Dr. Ana Maria Cuervo

9:00 to 9:30 a.m.

  1. Final Report: DGCG Program Review
    Dr. Kevin High

9:30 to 10:00 a.m.

  1. Report: Working Group on Program
    Dr. Kevin High

    Meetings/Initiative Developments
    1. Recommendations from Past Meetings
    1. RFA/RFP Concept Clearance

10:00 to 10:15 a.m.


10:15 to 10:45 a.m.

  1. Council Speaker: "The NIH Strategic Plan"
    Dr. Lawrence A. Tabak, Deputy Director, NIH

10:45 to 11:00 a.m.

  1. Comments from Retiring Council Members: (Drs. Carstensen, Cuervo and Skinner)

11:00 to 12:00 a.m.

  1. Program Highlights:

11:00 to 11:30 a.m.

  1. Program Highlights (DN):
    Dr. Neil Buckholtz
    "Advances in Treating Agitation in Alzheimer Dementia: Lessons from the CitAD Study" — Dr. Kostas Lyketsos; Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

10:45 to 11:15 a.m.

  1. Program Highlights (DAB):
    Dr. Felipe Sierra
    "Harnessing Immune-Metabolic Interactions to Enhance Healthspan" — Vishwa Deep Dixit, D.V.M., Ph.D.; Professor of Comparative Medicine and Immunobiology, Yale School of Medicine

12:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.


  1. Program Highlights:

12:15 to 12:45 p.m.

  1. Program Highlights (DGCG):
    Dr. Evan Hadley
    "CALERIE, a 2 Year Randomized Controlled Trial of Human Caloric Restriction’s Feasibility and Effects on Predictors of Health Span and Longevity" — Evan Hadley, M.D.; Director, Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology, National Institute on Aging/NIH

12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

  1. Program Highlights (DBSR):
    Dr. John Haaga
    "Improving Outcomes in the Medicare Program" — J. Michael McWilliams, MD, Ph.D.; Associate Professor of Health Care Biology and Medicine at Harvard Medical School

1:15 p.m.