Disease Drivers of Aging: 2016 Advances in Geroscience Summit
City: New York
Abstr. due: 11.02.2016
Dates: 13.04.16 — 14.04.16
Organizing comittee e-mail: Geroscience2016@nyas.org
Organizers: The Gerontological Society of America, American Federation for Aging Research, The NIH Geroscience Interest Group, and The New York Academy of Sciences
Cellular and organismal decline with aging has been shown to promote chronic disease pathology, however insufficient research has focused on the inverse relationship, i.e., how chronic diseases and associated therapies can accelerate the onset of age-related changes. In October 2013, the National Institutes of Health hosted the groundbreaking event, Advances in Geroscience: Impact on Healthspan and Chronic Disease, a highly successful convening developed by the Trans-NIH GeroScience Interest Group (GSIG). This event was designed to explore how aging contributes to chronic disease pathology and progression, but it also highlighted the pressing need for further research on the impact of chronic diseases on the molecular pillars of aging.
To address this unmet need and to gather the community for a follow-up meeting, the New York Academy of Sciences, together with the NIH Geroscience Interest Group, the Gerontological Society of America and the American Federation for Aging Research will present the 1.5-day Disease Drivers of Aging: 2016 Advances in Geroscience Summit on April 13–14, 2016, in New York City. This landmark event will convene basic, translational, and clinical researchers from academic institutions, pharmaceutical companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations, who work in the disparate fields of HIV/AIDS, oncology, diabetes, and aging research in an effort to better understand the complex relationship between chronic diseases and age-associated decline. Conference Sessions will combine basic, translational, and clinical researchers and will feature a unique format of short, focused talks centered on critical open research questions, along with interactive panel discussions. Speakers will explore the impact of chronic diseases (e.g., HIV/AIDS, diabetes, and cancer) and their associated therapies on rates of cellular and organismal aging in an attempt to elucidate the molecular mechanisms by which chronic diseases and treatments can accelerate age-related health decline. Participants will identify knowledge gaps and future directions of research required for a more complete understanding of the relationship between chronic diseases and aging.
Conference Web-Site: http://www.nyas.org/Events/Detail.aspx?cid=cabdc6b9-66f8-47b1-9668-33fbaccca6e9