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Virtual Workshop: Development of Function Promoting Therapies: Public Health Need, Molecular Targets, and Drug Development

The Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology at the National Institute on Aging (NIA) was pleased to sponsor the workshop titled “Development of Function Promoting Therapies: Public Health Need, Molecular Targets, and Drug Development” on March 20–22, 2022.

Recognizing the public health importance of the development and implementation of effective interventions to overcome or delay age-related muscle dysfunction and functional limitations, this two and a half-day state-of-the-art workshop assembled leading academic investigators, and members of the government and industry to discuss the current status of such interventions, with a major intent of:

  • Facilitating the identification of biological targets for therapeutic development
  • Optimizing the design and expeditious implementation of clinical trials of function promoting therapies
  • Advancing research in this area by stimulating cross-disciplinary scientific discussion, networking, and collaboration

Read the workshop report titled Public Health Need, Molecular Targets, and Opportunities for the Accelerated Development of Function-Promoting Therapies: Proceedings of a National Institute on Aging Workshop. You can also explore additional articles generated by this workshop in a special issue of The Journals of Gerontology, NIA Workshop: Function-Promoting Therapies.

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