State of the Science Symposium

Defining a National Research Vision Targeting the Biology of Aging to Optimize Human Performance, Healthspan and Lifespan

Presented by: National Institute on Aging, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Honorary Chair: Senator Chris Van Hollen

Friday, May 7th, 2021
12:30-16:00 EST
Virtual Symposium via Zoom

Overview and Objectives:
The objective of this symposium is to present and solicit community feedback on a model research agenda and gap analysis designed to inform future research and clinical investment in the area of geroscience and the biology of aging and to help gage community interest in a National Science and Technology Initiative in this area.

Speaker Biographies

Introduction - Paul Pasquina
Introduction of Sen. Van Hollen - Richard W. Tomas
The Importance of Health Science Research - Senator Chris Van Hollen

Welcome and Overview - Paul Pasquina, William Smith
The Challenge of Aging - Charlotte Yeh
The Geroscience Hypothesis - Ronald A. Kohanski
Research Spotlight - Ana Maria Cuervo
The Potential of a National STI in Geroscience - Tom Kalil
ARPA-Health - Mike Stebbins
White Paper Presentation - Luigi Ferucci
Engaging Community Members in Geroscience - Patricia Jones
Promoting Healthy Aging with a Disability - Rory A. Cooper
Disparities in Health Care - Beth Calhoun
Introduction of Keynote - G. Alexander Flemming
Keynote - Ellis F. Unger
Thank you - William Smith

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