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Jun 2021 17
Time: 9:00 AM

International Workshop on Science & Technology for Healthy Longevity Day 2

Workshop Date and Time:  June 17, 2021 | 9:00 am to 1:00 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

9:00 am ET | Welcome & Recap of Day 1

  • Tachi Yamada, Frazier Healthcare Partners

SESSION III: Implementing Advances in Science and Technology to Enable Healthy Longevity

This session will identify successful deployment and scaling of science and technology in building accessible, equitable, and health-promoting living environments; discuss strategies to finance and build infrastructure while ensuring public participation in building science and technology-enabled societies; further discuss actions to reform research and development ecosystems to break down siloes and encourage holistic systems approaches; consider the ethical, equity, and accessibility implications of science and technology, including
strategies to prevent and mitigate negative outcomes such as the digital divide.

 9:05 am ET | Plenary Keynote

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

  • Michele Grimm, Michigan State University

 9:25 am ET | Expert Discussion

  • Moderator: Ann Aerts, Novartis Foundation

10:45 am ET | Conclusion

11:00 am ET | Break

SESSION IV: Opportunities and Gaps in Science & Technology

This session will envision, using a future back approach, how investing in science and technology will unleash unprecedented opportunities to create more equitable aging societies worldwide; present and review highlights from the preceding workshop sessions and discussions; discuss topics, themes, and issues essential to achieving healthy longevity with equity at its center; identify and discuss gaps in knowledge and perspectives to solidify the knowledge base of the Global Roadmap for Healthy Longevity initiative and report.

11:15 am ET | Welcome & Overview

This segment will provide an overview of the major domains of gaps and opportunities for investment and the priorities and next steps.

  • Tachi Yamada, Frazier Healthcare Partners

11:20 am ET | Visionary Statements on Opportunities and Gaps

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

  • Tom Chueng, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Elena Bonfiglioli, Microsoft
  • Selena Seah, Centre for Healthcare Assistive and Robotics Technology and Changi General Hospital

 11:50 am ET | Expert Discussion

  • Moderator: Ann Aerts, Novartis Foundation
  • Moderator: Tachi Yamada, Frazier Healthcare Partners

12:50 pm ET | Conclusion and Final Remarks

  • Ann Aerts, Novartis Foundation

1:00 pm ET | Adjourn

Questions? Contact us at healthylongevity@nas.edu

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