Aging Research Headlines
Geroscience Summit in NYC Introduces Latest Research
The Disease Drivers in Aging: 2016 Advances in Geroscience Summit brought together the nation’s top science experts, as well as various associated stakeholders, to the New York Academy of Sciences in New York City on April 13 and 14 for presentations and discussions about advances in the field of geroscience. We have all of the details!
For the Healthspan Campaign's take on the summit, please go here. You can get an overview of the summit by checking out this Twitter summary. For follow-up information about the summit, visit its homepage.
New Infographic Explains Importance of Healthspan
The Healthspan Campaign has released a new infographic that gives a visual representation of the issue of healthspan. It illustrates the aging of the U.S., the associated challenges that await, and the promise of research. We encourage you to use it in your own outreach efforts! You can view and download it here.
Expert Olshansky Does an AMA on Reddit
Expert Dr. S. Jay Olshansky from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health recently held an "Ask Me Anything" session on the website Reddit on extending the healthy lifespan. If you are familiar with these type of sessions, you know the questions from the Reddit community are both numerous and in-depth. You can follow the session by going to this link.
Obesity May Be Cutting into Lifespan Gains, Say Experts
Experts have released troubling news about the prospects of lifespan in the United States. Increasing rates of obesity threaten to halt the increase in lifespan Americans have enjoyed over the last few decades. According to comments published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, this could "potentially signal a looming social and economic catastrophe that demands a comprehensive national strategy to more effectively address obesity and other chronic diet-related disease." Get more information here.
ICYMI: Healthspan Expert Q & A
Last month, we posted three stories on our Healthspan Expert Q & A page. In case you missed them, we invite you to read them at the links below:
The Value of Geriatricians and Why We Need More of Them
Neil Resnick, University of Pittsburgh
Aging and the U.S. Population
A Q & A with Dana Goldman, USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics
Dr. Felipe Sierra on Geroscience, NIH, and a Healthspan Summit
National Institute on Aging
The Progeria Research Foundation’s Eighth International Scientific Workshop, Cambridge, MA, May 2-4, 2016
The Across the Table, Around the Globe workshop will convene clinicians and researchers with aging, cardiovascular, and Progeria expertise from all over the world to share the latest data and set the stage for future efforts to find treatments and the cure for the rapid aging disease Progeria. This three-day scientific program will include updates on Progeria clinical trials, novel outcome measures, basic science breakthroughs, and a special session in which the patients—toddlers and teens—provide their unique perspective on Progeria. To register and for more details, please go here.
Ninth CR Society Conference, Tucson, AZ, May 18-21, 2016
Calorie Restriction Society International, a membership organization that supports research, mutual support, and advocacy for human CR as a potential intervention against aging, is excited to announce the next in its long series of conferences. The upcoming event will be held in Tucson, Ariz., from May 18-21, 2016, at the Hilton Tucson East Hotel, near the campus of the University of Arizona. Members of the group form the core of the human CR studies by Drs. Luigi Fontana and John Holloszy of Washington University at St. Louis. Since 2001, the sesquiannual CR Society Conferences have brought together CR and other researchers with CR practitioners, with presentations featuring biogerontologists working with the CR paradigm and a small number of non-CR biogerontologists and nutrition researchers. This year’s speakers include Drs. Richard Miller, William Sonntag, Thomas Seyfried, John Speakman, Stephen Spindler, Jeffrey Volek, and others. Learn more here.
45th Annual Conference of the American Aging Association, Seattle, WA, June 1-2, 2016
Registration and a call for abstracts for the 2016 American Aging Association annual meeting is now open. The meeting is being held in conjunction with the first Nathan Shock Center summit in Seattle in June. For all of the details, please go here.
Comparative and Experimental Approaches to Aging Biology Research, Bar Harbor, ME, June 19–July 3, 2016
The Comparative and Experimental Approaches to Aging Biology Research course, hosted by the MDI Biological Laboratory, is a two-week intensive research training course using comparative models and approaches to explore biological aging. Course programming includes expert guest lecturers with catered receptions as a part of professional development and networking within the aging research community. In addition, a representative from the NIA will discuss important considerations for obtaining grant funding. Models include C. elegans, Drosophila, mice, and African turquoise killifish (Nothobranchius furzeri). The course emphasizes the advantages of each model system for addressing mechanisms relevant to the biology of human aging. More information can be found here.
The International Conference on Aging and Disease (ICAD), Stanford University, October 1-2, 2016
The International Society on Aging and Disease's 2016 ICAD Conference is one of the leading international conferences for presenting novel and fundamental advances in the fields of aging and age-related disease. The purpose of the conference is for the scientists, scholars, and students from the universities and the research institutes all around the world to present ongoing research activities and hence to foster research relations. This conference provides opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas and application experiences face-to-face, to establish research or business relations, and to find global partners for future collaboration. It also serves to foster communication among researchers and practitioners working in a wide variety of scientific areas with a common interest in fighting aging and age-related disease. For more information, please go here.