Tuesday, February 08, 2011

International Conference 'Living to 100'

Dear Friends,

Recently we were invited to give two lectures at the International Conference 'Living to 100', as well as to be invited discussants there (for more information please click on the titles below):

"Living to 100" Society of Actuaries International Symposium
Orlando, Florida, January 5-7, 2011
Renaissance Hotel at SeaWorld

Concurrent Session "Mortality Compression," -- Discussion
Wednesday, January 5, 10:00 - 11:45am

Dr. Leonid Gavrilov -- Early-Life Predictors of Exceptional Longevity in the United States: Why Centenarians are Different from Their Shorter-Lived Siblings
Thursday, January 6, 10:00-11:45am

Dr. Natalia Gavrilova -- Mortality Measurement and Modeling Beyond Age 100
Friday, January 7, 8:00-9:45am

Here are some interesting evaluation results (excerpts based on participants feedback) for this conference distributed by the Organizing committee among the conference participants (over 200 experts from all over the world) :
"I particularly appreciated the fact that the speakers chosen reflected the broad range of opinions on mortality, aging and longevity. The only presentation which I was not satisfied with was that of Prof. Hayflick.

Despite being extremely accomplished in his own field, his views on the broader topic of longevity and mortality are his own personal and private views, and should be kept out of a public debate.

When choosing prominent figures from scientific backgrounds, the organizing committee might in future try to ensure that the presenters talk about topics they actually know about.

Sitting through a diatribe against longevity research from expressed by a grumpy old microbiologist was close to insufferable. "

Strong words indeed!

I wonder how common are such frank comments in evaluations you have ever seen?

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