NAM Annual Meeting 2015

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Aging: Complexities, Opportunities, and Impacts on Society


The 2015 NAM Annual Meeting featured a daylong scientific program exploring the biology of aging; its public health and social impacts; and exciting innovations that could catalyze progress in extending the lifespan and foster healthy aging.

Features include:

  • A keynote address by Laura Carstensen, Founding Director of the Stanford University Center on Longevity
  • A panel on the biology of aging moderated by Richard Hodes, director of the National Institute on Aging
  • A session on aging, cognition, and frailty led by Eric Larson of Group Health Research Institute
  • A panel on social influences, interventions, and impacts moderated by Jack Rowe of Columbia University
  • A closing forum on innovations in aging science and technology featuring Craig Venter of Human Longevity, Inc.; Hal Barron of Calico; Joe Coughlin of the MIT AgeLab; and Joon Yun of Palo Alto Investors, LLC

In addition to the scientific program, NAM President Victor J. Dzau welcomed the newest class of NAM members and presented the 2015 Lienhard and Sarnat awards.

Read the full text of Dr. Dzau’s address to the membership >>

  • Planning Committee

    E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., (chair) Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of Maryland, and John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor and Dean, University of Maryland School of Medicine

    Nancy E. Adler, Ph.D., Professor of Medical Psychology, Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, and Director, Center for Health and Community, University of California, San Francisco

    Dan G. Blazer, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., J.P. Gibbons Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus, Duke University Medical Center

    Carol W. Greider, Ph.D., Daniel Nathans Professor and Director, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

    Eric B. Larson, M.D., M.P.H., MACP, Vice President for Research, Group Health Cooperative, and Executive Director and Senior Investigator, Group Health Research Institute

    Gilbert S. Omenn, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, Internal Medicine, Human Genetics, and Public Health, and Director, Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, University of Michigan


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