Don’t miss out on your chance to participate in “Advances in Geroscience: Impacts on Healthspan and Chronic Disease,” taking place on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, MD, October 30–31, 2013.
Attending this research summit is free, but seating is limited, and pre-registration is required by October 15.
Join more than 50 renowned scientists in geroscience, an interdisciplinary field that aims to understand the relationship between aging and age-related diseases, as they discuss inflammation, adaptation to stress, epigenetics and regulatory RNA, metabolism, macromolecular damage, proteostasis, and stem cells and regeneration. The session will kick off with plenary talks by NIH Director Dr. Francis S. Collins; Dr. Brian Kennedy, president and CEO of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging; Dr. Linda Fried, dean of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University; and Dr. Christopher Murray, professor of Global Aging at the University of Washington.
The summit program was developed by the Trans-NIH GeroScience Interest Group (GSIG), with logistical support from the Alliance for Aging Research and the Gerontological Society of America.
The objectives of the summit are:
- To use the foundational concepts of geroscience to understand basic cellular and molecular underpinnings of aging as a principal risk factor for a variety of chronic diseases
- To explore common mechanisms governing relationships between aging and chronic diseases
- To identify new pathways for research collaboration