Sunday, November 11, 2012

November 16 event at GSA Meeting in San Diego


We are pleased to share with you some more details about our upcoming November 16 event at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) in San Diego:

GSA Interest Group Meeting "Societal Implications of Delaying Aging."
Friday, November 16, 2012, 7:00 - 8:30 PM, Room 14B (San Diego Convention Center)
Convener: Leonid Gavrilov

Main theme description:
     There is an increasing recognition that the relationship between aging and the main age-related diseases is not being adequately communicated among relevant communities.  One result is that organizations focused on specific age-related diseases are generally unaware of, or at least unsympathetic to, the role that translational biogerontology can play as part of preventative medicine for their disease. 
      Tonight we will discuss the efforts of several prominent biogerontology organisations to correct this problem and thereby raise the profile of biogerontology within the medical community as a whole, as well as the possible consequences for funding of our research.

Foreseeable interventions against aging would constitute true preventative medicine for diseases and disabilities of old age. Learned debate on the immense social implications is thus timely at GSA, challenging biologists, clinicians and sociologists to explore an area where their expertise particularly intersects.  Followed by informal round table discussion

Confirmed speakers are:

Felipe Sierra  (NIH, will talk about new  Trans-NIH Geroscience Interest Group: )  -  It's a gig: the trans-NIH Geroscience Interest Group
Aubrey de Grey  (SENS Foundation) -  Medicine for the "aging is not a disease" disease

Judy Campisi  (Buck Institute)

LaDora Thompson (American Aging Association, AGE) -  Aging: Prevention, Reversal, and Slowing; 42nd Annual Meeting of the American Aging Association

Feel free to disseminate this invitation among your colleagues, who may be interested.

Hope to see you there!

Kind regards,

-- Leonid

-- Leonid Gavrilov, Ph.D., GSA Fellow
 Convener for Interest Group "Societal Implications of Delayed Aging"
 Center on Aging, NORC at the University of Chicago


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