As Aging Populations Rise, World-Renowned Aging Experts Will Convene to Share Insights into How to Achieve a Healthy Lifespan
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 11, 2009 - The world's foremost thought leaders in the science of aging will convene at Harvard in September to discuss the question that has perplexed people since Ponce de Leon first sought out the Fountain of Youth, “can we live longer and healthier lives?” For the first time the scientific consensus appears to be, “yes.”
World-renowned physicians, academic leaders and award-winning researchers in what has been described as the hottest field in biology, are expected to attend the first ever Aging & Healthy Lifespan Conference on Sept. 23 at Harvard Medical School. They plan to present breakthrough scientific research and insights on social trends that may provide the key to unlock the secret to living longer and healthier lives. The groundbreaking research presented by these experts has been predicted to change healthcare as we know it by combating age-related diseases like Alzheimer's, type-2 diabetes and cancer, ultimately extending the human lifespan altogether.
The conference's agenda features more than 20 experts, who have been described as mavericks and pioneers in the field of aging research, including:
Speakers at the Aging & Healthy Lifespan Conference will present emerging research into scientific and medical advances in aging, as well as lifestyle and demographic trends on two speaker tracks. One track will focus on new research and insights in the science of aging including updates on the science behind sirtuins and resveratrol, the key ingredient in red wine that researchers believe has the power to slow symptoms of aging. The second track will feature emerging social trends in lifestyles, behaviors and activities of the aging population.
The meeting of these experts is well-timed, as over the next 20 years, the population over age 65 is expected to double, and with it, healthcare spending expected to rise by 25 percent.
“We have understood the science behind aging for some time now, but now we are finally working towards making this research a pharmaceutical reality,” said Dr. Sinclair. “I think the highlight of the Aging & Health Lifespan Conference will be the examination of how this research can have a life-changing effect on our aging population in the very near term.”
The conference will also feature insight from leading research and advocacy associations, such as the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), which has been on the forefront of revolutionary approaches to the science of healthier aging for the past 28 years; The Methuselah Foundation, which works to advance biomedical progress to significantly increase the healthy human lifespan and The National Institute on Aging, the primary Federal agency on Alzheimer's disease research.
The Aging & Healthy Lifespan Conference is sponsored by Pure Communications and the American Federation for Aging Research. Registration is now open for the conference, which costs $795 per person and will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center in Harvard Medical School. Guests can learn more about the conference or register online by visiting, www.healthylifespanconference.com.
Note: The conference fee will be waived for credentialed media. Please contact Kirsty Piper at (910) 386-9254 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
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Posted: August 2009