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Jun 2021 15
Time: 5:00 PM

International Workshop on Science & Technology for Healthy Longevity Day 1

Workshop Date and Time:  June 15, 2021 | 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm ET

Where: Via webinar on this page.

The U.S. National Academy of Medicine will host an International Workshop on Science & Technology for Healthy Longevity on June 15 and 17, 2021. This 2-day workshop is an information gathering session to inform the National Academy of Medicine’s effort to develop a Global Roadmap for Healthy Longevity. The roadmap will assess the challenges presented by population aging and offer evidence-based insights for actions to improve health across the lifecourse.

The Science and Technology workshop will explore and identify avenues for innovative and groundbreaking research and development across basic, clinical, pharmaceutical, social and behavioral sciences, bioengineering, information technology, and assistive technologies. It will also examine ways to expand research funding and encourage targeted research.

This 2-day workshop will be split into four sessions. When registering, please select which sessions you are interested in attending.

Agenda

5:00 pm ET | Welcome & Workshop Overview, Goals, and Framework 

  • Victor Dzau, National Academy of Medicine
  • Ann Aerts, Novartis Foundation
  • Tachi Yamada, Frazier Healthcare Partners

SESSION I: Transformative Advances in Biological Sciences for Healthy Longevity

This session will explore critical biological mechanisms of aging and their implications for predicting, preventing, diagnosing, and treating disease across diverse populations; consider emerging scientific advances enabling a healthy longevity future for individuals and societies; and discuss knowledge gaps needing research that will create opportunities for advancing science in the longevity field.

 5:10 pm ET | Plenary Keynote

This segment will provide an overview of the field, highlighting discussions on critical mechanisms for aging.

  • Eric Verdin, The Buck Institute

 5:30 pm ET | Expert Discussion

  • Moderator: Tachi Yamada, Frazier Healthcare Partners

6:50 pm ET | Conclusion

7:00 pm ET | Break

SESSION II: Transformative Advances in Technologies for Aging Societies

This session will describe existing technology and engineering innovations enabling people to function within their physical and social environments; explore the potential of emerging technology and engineering developments to promote better health and well-being across the life course; and highlight critical gaps in technology and engineering research and development, focusing on co-created and problem-driven solutions. 

7:15 pm ET | Plenary Keynote

This segment will provide an overview of the field, highlighting discussions on critical mechanisms for aging.

  • Joe Coughlin, MIT, AgeLab

 7:35 pm ET | Expert Discussion

  • Moderator: Mehmood Khan, Life BioSciences Inc.

8:55 pm ET | Conclusion

9:00 pm ET | Adjourn

Questions? Contact us at healthylongevity@nas.edu

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