Aubrey de Grey
Biomedical Gerontologist
Chief Science Officer of SENS Research Foundation, USA

Title: Rejuvenation Biotechnology: Why Age may Soon Cease to Mean Aging

Biography :

Dr. Aubrey de Grey is a biomedical gerontologist based in Mountain View, California, USA, and is the Chief Science Officer of SENS Research Foundation, a California-based biomedical research charity that performs and funds laboratory research dedicated to combating the aging process........ He is also VP of New Technology Discovery at AgeX Therapeutics, a biotechnology startup developing new therapies in the field of biomedical gerontology. In addition, he is Editor-in-Chief of Rejuvenation Research, the world's highest-impact peer-reviewed journal focused on intervention in aging. He received his BA in computer science and Ph.D. in biology from the University of Cambridge. His research interests encompass the characterization of all the types of self-inflicted cellular and molecular damage that constitute mammalian aging and the design of interventions to repair and/or obviate that damage. Dr. de Grey is a Fellow of both the Gerontological Society of America and the American Aging Association, and sits on the editorial and scientific advisory boards of numerous journals and organizations. Read more

Steven A.Garan
Director of Bioinformatics at the Center for Research & Education on Aging (CREA)
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Title: The Aging Process and Silicon Valley Quest for longevity

Biography :

Steven A. Garan is the Director of Bioinformatics at the Center for Research & Education on Aging (CREA) at the University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and he also serves on CREA's Advisory Board,....... he is also a researcher at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.Garan was also the director of the Aging Research Center and is a leading scientist in the field of aging research. He is best known for the coining of word "Phenomics"", which was defined in an abstract titled: "Phenomics: a new direction for the study of neuroendocrine aging", that was published in the journal Experimental Gerontology. Read more

Paul A. Spiegel
Founder & CEO, LIBERTAS Biomedical
Founder & Principal, Eclectic Law, USA

Title: Cryonics: Better Marketing for Modern Society

Biography :

Paul Spiegel is an attorney in private practice in San Francisco, California. His firm, Eclectic Law, provides general counsel services to startups and established companies in biotechnology, longevity medicine and other fields. Paul graduated from the University of California,....... Berkeley in 1979 and from Berkeley Law School (formerly Boalt Hall School of Law) in 1983, and attended Harvard Law School, the University of Paris, Sorbonne, and International Christian University in Tokyo. Trained in international business law, he worked on Wall Street, on Montgomery Street and in Tokyo before entering private practice in San Francisco. Long an advocate of progressive ideas and legal causes, he has focused on longevity, regenerative medicine and the biology of aging. He is a board member of the International Longevity Alliance, the American Longevity Alliance, the Life Extension Advocacy Foundation and Humanity +, and he is a legal advisor to the Transhumanist Party and the Brain Preservation Foundation. He is a member of Health Extension and carboncopies.org, and provides legal counsel for many longevity-related and transhumanist enterprises. Read more

Alvaro Macieira-Coelho
Research Director
French National Institute of Health, France

Title: Why do we age?

Biography :

Alvaro Macieira-Coelho is a Research Director at the French National Institute of Health. He received an MD from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, and a PhD from the University of Uppsala Sweden........ He made an internship at the University Hospital in Lisbon and was a research associate at the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia (USA) and at the Department of Cell Biology of the University of Uppsala (Sweden).He became Head of the Department of Cell Pathology at the Cancer Institute in Villejuif (France) and was a visiting Professor at the University of Linkoping (Sweden).He published 150 papers in professional Journals and 9 books on cancers and aging. He received the following awards: Fritz Verzar Prize (University of Vienna, Austria), "Seeds of Science" Career Prize (Lisbon, Portugal), Dr. Honoris Causa (University of Linkoping, Sweden), Johananof International Visiting Professor (Institute Mario Negri, Milano, Italy). Read more

Nuno Ricardo Martins
University of California Berkeley, USA

Title: Nanotechnology and Aging Research

Biography :

Dr. Martins is an affiliated senior scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a senior researcher at the Center for Research and Education on Aging, an interdisciplinary research center at the University of California Berkeley........ Dr. Martins is a polymath, a researcher, and an entrepreneur. Dr. Martins previously published papers involve several fields of research, such as: quantitative neuroscience, nanotechnology, nanomedicine, robotics, among others. Read more

Kareaion Eaton
Director of Clinical Education
Department of Physical Therapy,University of South Alabama, USA

Title: Bladder Control and Aging: The Neurogenic Bladder and Associated Voiding Dysfunctions in Older Adults

Biography :

Dr. Kareaion Eaton is an Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education with the University of South Alabama Department of Physical Therapy located ....... in Mobile, Alabama. She also practices at a hospital based outpatient clinic specializing in women’s health and pelvic floor dysfunction. She earned a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Mobile in 1999, and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Alabama State University in 2010. She is an ABWM board certified wound specialist. She is a member of the APTA’s Education Section and Section on Women’s Health (SOWH). She currently serves on the SOWH’s Membership committee as the Southeastern Regional Membership Representative. Read more

Jennifer A. Smith
University of Michigan, United States

Title: Intrinsic and Extrinsic Epigenetic Age Acceleration is Associated with Hypertensive Target Organ Damage in Older African Americans

Biography :

Dr. Smith received her master's degree in Public Health, master's degree in Statistics, and doctoral degree in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan. Broadly, her research investigates the relationship between genetic, epigenetic, and....... transcriptomic variation and age-related chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease and cognitive decline. She is affiliated with the Michigan Center on the Demography of Aging (MiCDA), the Center for Midlife Science, the Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health (CSEPH), and the Population, Neurodevelopment and Genetics (PNG) Program. Read more

Edwin Cabigao
Generations Healthcare
Northern California, USA

Title: Mentorship through leadership: The Heart that strengthens Aging Care Management

Biography :

Dr.Edwin P.Cabigao, PhD, RN, is currently the Regional Director of Clinical Services at Generations Healthcare, Northern Region. He manages fifteen(15) skilled nursing facilities caring for aging residents/older adults averaging total of 1700+ beds........ He was the Chief Nursing Officer at the Jewish Home for nine years. Read more

Dorthe Stenvold
Associate Professor at CERG, Norway

Title: The effect of one year of exercise training on cardiometabolic riskfactors in older adults

Biography :

Dorthe Stenvold is the principal investigator for Generation 100, and her research focus is the effect of aerobic training on morbidity and mortality in older adults. ....... She has previously studied how exercise can be used as medicine in people with metabolic syndrome. Read more

Hagay Amir
M.D MHSA MSc-Orthopedics
Loewenstein Hospital, Israel

Title: The Formation of a Protocol for Secondary Prevention of Hip Fractures in the Elderly,in the Rehabilitation Department

Biography :

Dr. Hagay Amir completed his M.D. degree at Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheba, Israel. Double-boarded in Orthopedic Surgery, and in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Sourasky Tel Aviv Medical Center, Tel Aviv University........ Completed a Masters of Health Services Administration degree in the Recanati School of Management in Tel Aviv University. Did a postdoctoral fellowship in the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois. He is the director of the Orthopedic Rehabilitation Department in Loewenstein Hospital, Rehabilitation Center in Raanana, Israel. Read more

Dr.Jan Vane
University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic

Title: Age or Environment? What Is Determinative In How Homeless People Spend Their Time After The Age Of 55?

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Jan Váne is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. His research interests focuses on sociology of religion and social theory........ Read more

Luciana Dadalto
Centro Universitário Newton Paiva, School of Law
Belo Horizonte-MG, Brazil

Title: The Right To Voluntary Discontinuation Of Aging: A Global Perspective

Biography :

Luciana Dadalto had completed his master's degree with 25 years at the Faculty of Law of the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais and his doctorate with 32 years at the Faculty of Medicine of the Federal University of Minas Gerais........ She has published more than 20 articles in renowned journals and has published five books. She is a reference in Brazilian law in studies on the right to die. Read more

Farzaneh Daghigh
Professor of Biochemistry
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, United States

Title: In Pursuit Of Wellbeing As We Age

Biography :

Farzaneh Daghigh received her Ph.D. in biochemistry from Temple University, School of Medicine. Later, she conducted postdoctoral research at the DuPont-Merck Pharmaceuticals. She then joined the faculty at the Philadelphia....... College of Osteopathic Medicine as an Assistant Professor in 1998. Currently, she is a full Professor of Biochemistry in the Department of Bio-Medical Sciences at PCOM. Her research in basic sciences involves the study of arginine metabolism and its involvement in airway remodeling of asthmatic patients. Dr. Daghigh is the biochemistry content expert in the pre-clinical curriculum. She is the co-course director of the Culinary Medicine elective in which medical sciences meet cooking. She has served as a member of several committees, which spearheaded the curricular changes at PCOM. Dr. Daghigh passion is helping students understand, appreciate and integrate the basic sciences to remain as inquisitive physicians during their lifelong medical practice. Read more

Carolina Carvalho Bolsoni
Postdoctoral fellow
Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil

Title: Dimensions of violence against the elderly and health conditions: a population-based study in southern Brazil

Biography :

Nursing from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (2009). Master (2012) and PhD in Collective Health (2017). Specialization in Aging and Health of the Elderly by the Federal University of Sao Carlos........ She is currently developing activities with the Multiprofessional Specialization in Primary Care - UNASUS / UFSC, Member of the Editorial Production Team and tutorial coordinator of the Course of Integral Attention to Women's Health and Integral Attention to Human Health. Substitute Professor of the Nursing Department at the Federal University of Santa Catarina. Research Area - Violence and Health; Health of the Elderly. Read more

Canan Birimoglu Okuyan
Department of Public Health Nursing
Hatay Mustafa Kemal University

Title: Evaluation of the health profile of the elderly people: a nursing home study.

Biography :

Canan Birimoglu Okuyan received her PhD in the Department of Public Health Nursing, Gazi University. During PhD, she has studied in the Turku University of Applied Science in Turku/Finland........ She worked as a visiting researcher at the Manchester Metropolitan University in Manchester/UK. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health Nursing at Hatay Mustafa Kemal University. Her research interests include public health, public health nursing, geriatric and gerontology. Read more

Hamza Malik Okuyan
Hatay Mustafa Kemal University, Turkey

Title: Recent Advances in the understanding of Molecular Mechanisms of Osteoarthritis

Biography :

Hamza Malik Okuyan received his Ph.D. from the department of medical biology and genetics at Gaziantep University in 2017. Dr. Okuyan is currently a lecturer and a postdoctoral researcher in Hatay Mustafa Kemal University........ His current works focus on the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis as well as the molecular mechanism of novel vitamin k dependent proteins in human diseases. He conducts research on in vitro and in vivo in the department of medical biology. Read more

Dr.Ping Hu
Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, China

Title: Dkk3 dependent transcriptional activation of age related skeletal muscle atrophy

Biography :

Dr. Ping Hu graduated from Peking University and obtained her Ph. D. from the joint graduate program of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and State University of New York Stony Brook. She performed her postdoc research in University of California,....... Berkeley/Howard Hughes Medical Instiute. Dr. Hu joined Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences as a Principal Investigator. She is also the professor of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. Her research is focused on the hemostasis maintenance of muscular skeletal system and muscle regeneration. Her group established an in vitro long term expansion system to expand functional muscle stem cells. This work paves the road toward cell therapy of muscle degenerative diseases. Her group also performed a series of work on sarcopenia, revealed new circulating marker for sarcopenia and interplays between sarcopenia and type II diabetes. Read more

S.Asha Devi
Bangalore University, India

Title: Grape Seeds and Exercise for the Aging Brain: An approach towards Cortical Neuronal Protection and Cognitive Performance in Rats

Biography :

Prof. S. Asha Devi completed her Ph.D thesis in aging and disease in 1984 at Bangalore University and joined the faculty in 1985. She was a JSPS post-doctoral fellow at Hiroshima University (1988-89) and John Sealy Fellow at University of....... Texas Medical Branch (Galveston, USA, 1993-94) and Tulane University Medical Centre (1994-95), New Orleans, USA). Dr. Asha was a Staff Fellow at Aberdeen University (2007) and Visiting Scientist at University of Tokyo (2005, 2012) to collaborate on Biogerontology projects. Her research largely focuses on mechanisms of aging at cellular and organ levels. Currently, she is working on biochemical and molecular tools in disease management at Bangalore University. Read more

Ayelet Dunsky
The Academic College at Wingate, Israel

Title: The Effect Of A Stability And Coordination Training Program On Risk Of Falls In Older Adults With Cardiovascular Disease

Biography :

Dr. Dunsky is the Head of Department of Physical Activity for the Elderly Population, and a Biomechanics, Kinesiology and Biomechanics of Elderly Senior Lecturer in the Life Sciences Department at....... The Academic College at Wingate, Wingate Institute, Israel. Her academic interest has mainly focused on improving the quality of life among the elderly. She has been conducting researches which examine the relationship between physical activity and cognitive functioning, mental health, sleep quality and daily functioning in older age. Additionally, in the last few years, she has focused on the biomechanical aspects of balance, among different populations. In this study area she combines the theoretical knowledge of biomechanics, with the practical background of working with individuals with balance problems. Read more

Dadová Klára
Charles University, Czech Republic

Title: Effect of 4-Month Exercise Training and Omega-3 Supplementation on the Level of Depression Symptoms in Elderly Women

Biography :

Dr. Daďová is the Head of Department of Adapted Physical Education and Sports Medicine at Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Charles University in Prague. ....... Her academic interest has focused especially on physiotherapy and health-enhancing physical activity for people with special needs including elderly. She received her PhD in kinanthropology in 2007. She has participated on research projects aimed at exercise therapy for cardiac patients, benefits of exercise for elderly, exercise adherence and exercise-related metabolic changes. She has worked as an instructor of health-enhancing physical activity courses for elderly since 2001. She also leads courses for caregivers who are aimed at home exercise of elderly people. Read more

Hadeel Halaweh
Al-Quds University, Palestine

Title: Implications of Active Aging on Aging Well: Mixed-Methods Quantitative-Qualitative Study

Biography :

Dr. Hadeel Halaweh holds a doctoral degree in medical sciences from the University of Gothenburg /Sweden. She works as an assistant professor at Al-Quds University/Faculty of Heath Professions. Dr. Hadeel's research interests....... focus on the areas of health care, physical activity, neuro-rehabilitation, gerontology, and health-related quality of life; her recent publications have included both quantitative and qualitative studies in the field of gerontology. Read more

Domini Bingham
University College London, United Kingdom

Title: Advancing holistic learning and wellbeing for older workers

Biography :

Dr. Domini Bingham is Lecturer in Educational Leadership at UCL Institute of Education and published author. She holds a Doctorate in Education and MA in Lifelong Learning. She is passionate about adults achieving their potential....... and addressing obstacles through her research, which embraces workplace learning and wellbeing and older workplaces and later life learning. In her teaching she co-leads on a number of leadership masters modules. She has worked on UK national media as a Literary Editor. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and Committee member on their Levitt Group, a special interest group for senior marketers Read more

Indrani Chakravarty
Calcutta Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, India

Title: A Gerontological Study in the Indian Socio-economic panorama: towards a Graceful Ageing

Biography :

Dr. Indrani Chakravarty is Director of Calcutta Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology (CMIG), Centre of Excellence on Ageing, India. She was research fellow in Indian Statistical Institute, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute....... of Gerontology. She did her post doctoral Netaji Institute of Asian studies and is Fellow of the Session 400 at Salzburg Seminar, Austria. She established CMIG, a unique institute for research and elderly care. Professionally trained in building comprehensive and sustainable reforms and is involved in policy making for elderly. She is has several publications, editor of journals and a research supervisor. Recipient of national award for her work. Read more

Dr.James L Geiger
Medical Advisory Panel, USA

Title: Anesthesia Implications of the Use of Essential Oils in Alzheimer's Dementia

Biography :

James L. Geiger is a board certified anesthesiologist practicing acute care anesthesia and clinical aromatherapy in Arizona. He completed residency at USC and Internship at St. Marys Medical Center in San Francisco ....... where he remained to perform cardiac anesthesia with his father, a cardiothoracic surgeon, for 16 years Read more

Elaine Jurkowski
Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA

Title: Policies for an Aging and Ability Impaired Society: Policy and Program Planning for Older Adults and People with Disabilities, Realities and Visions

Biography :

Dr. Jurkowski has worked within the area of aging and disability throughout her professional and academic career. She earned her MSW from the University of Manitoba, ....... Canada and PhD in Public Health and Social Policy from the University of Illinois Chicago (USA). She has written eight textbooks and numerous articles within the areas of aging, disability, access to health care and rural health disparities for older adults and people with disabilities. She has also served in various academic roles that promote the education of the geriatric workforce, including the Co-ordinator of SIU’s Certificate in Gerontology program. Read more

Caterina A. Zaiontz
IES c/o Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Italy

Title: Effectiveness of Animal Assisted Interventions on Depression, Anxiety and Illness Perception in institutionalized elderly: A randomized controlled study

Biography :

Dr. Caterina Ambrosi PhD is a Senior Lecturer of Psychopathology specializing in the instruction of the Bio-Psycho-Social Model and also....... of Transcultural Psychology at IES c/o Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan Italy. She is also a Professor of Transcultural Psychotherapy at the post-graduate school of specialization Gruppo per le Relazioni Transculturali in Milan Italy, recognized by the Italian Ministry of University and Research. She was formerly a Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at University College London (UK) and is fully licensed with the Italian and British Psychological Societies and a Member of the Lecturer and Researchers Division of BPS.Her areas of interest and research include; Adjustment Disorder and Stress-related Disorders and their sequelae in multicultural patient populations and non-pharmacological rehabilitative interventions in the aging population. She has been researching and implementing the effectiveness of Animal Assisted Therapy as a rehabilitative approach in the geriatric sector with special emphasis on Depression, Illness Perception and Cognitive Deterioration in institutionalized elderly. She is currently researching the impact of Animal Assisted Interventions in the adult and aging populations with congenital cerebral diseases and Disorders of the Autistic Spectrum as well as in the Units for Near-Threshold of Consciousness and Persistent Vegetative States at NHS, accredited long-term geriatric care facilities in Lombardy Italy. Read more

Deborah Santana Pereira
University of Ceará, Brazil

Title: Quality of life and the health status of elderly persons: a population-based study in the central sertão of Ceará

Biography :

Graduation in Physical Education by the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Ceará. Post graduated in Exercise Physiology by the Faculdade....... Integrada de Patos - FIP. Master in Collective Health, University of Fortaleza - UNIFOR. Student of the Doctorate in Collective Health from the State University of Ceará - UECE. Has experience in the areas of Physical Education and Collective Health, working mainly on the following topics: Health Promotion and Quality of Life of the Elderly; Physical Activity, Exercise and Health. Read more

Di Giulio Camillo
University of Chieti Pescara, Italy

Title: Carotid Body as a model for aging studies: the hypoxia-hyperoxia aging interaction

Biography :

Dr. Camillo Di Giulio graduated in Medicine with 110/110 cum laude from the "G. d'Annunzio" University of Chieti. In 1983 he won the competition for a post of ....... University Researcher, grouping of "Human Physiology", announced by the University "G. d'Annunzio" of Chieti. In 1986 he specialized in Gerontology and Geriatrics at the University of Chieti and in 1990 in Neurology at the University of Pavia. In 2006 he received the Reynolds Award (S. Francisco) of the American Physiological Society.He has worked for many years with the Departments of Physiology of the University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, (USA), Kansas City (USA), with the Division of Pulmonary Medicine of the University of Michigan, AnnArbor USA. Member of the Italian Society of Physiology (since 1989). Member of the American Physiological Society (since 1989). Member of the Executive Council of the "Italian Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics" in 1999. Member of the Board of Directors of the "Italian Society of Mountain Medicine" in 2001, Member of the Board of the "Italian Society of Methods and Teaching of Sports Activities". Read more

Matthew CL Phillips
Waikato Hospital, New Zealand

Title: Ketogenic diet therapies in Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease

Biography :

Matthew Phillips is a full-time neurologist based in Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand. His main interest is to explore the role of dietary modification,....... particularly ketogenic diets, as potential therapies in a variety of neurological disorders. In 2017, his team completed the world’s first randomized controlled study to involve a ketogenic diet in people with Parkinson’s disease, recently published in the journal Movement Disorders. In 2019, his team will conduct a similar randomized controlled study in people with Alzheimer’s disease. Read more

Naznin Esphani
Anne Arundel Medical Center, Unversity of Maryland School of Medicine, USA

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Biography :

Dr. Naznin Esphani, MD, is an Internist in Maryland. She graduated from Madras University She is affiliated with Anne Arundel Medical Center, & University of ....... Maryland Medical Center, & University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus. Her clinical focus ( also includes) and research focus is on prevention of Constipation related complications, including mortality.And her clinical focus ( also includes) & research focus includes prevention of Gastrointestinal (G.I)& Extra G.I complications related to unaddressed Constipation/Silent Constipation, including mortality. Read more

Jose Cordeiro
Director of Millennium Project, Member of the World Academy of Art and Science, Spain

Title: The Death of Death

Biography :

Dr. Cordeiro got his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, USA, with a minor ....... in Economics and Languages. He is President Emeritus of the Future World Society (Venezuela), and since its foundation about two decades ago, Jose managed to become an influential futurist. He is a founding faculty at the Singularity University, created by NASA in Silicon Valley. The goal of the research centre is to tackle global problems such as health, nutrition, poverty, and education, using the medium of technology. He is also on the board of directors for the Lifeboat Foundation. Read more

Hiromi Watanabe
Toyo University, Japan

Title: Ensuring social care services and supportive family care in aging Japan

Biography :

Hiromi Watanabe is Professor of Faculty of Human Life Design at Toyo University in Japan. She has 25 years teaching experience, holds a Doctoral Degree of ....... Social Welfare, and is a registered nurse and certified care worker. As professor, her specialized field is elderly care and she runs a four-year long care work diploma program which prepares students to become care workers certified by the Japanese government.Her main research interests involve exploring 24-hour home care. As visiting professor at VIA University of College in Denmark during six months in 2013, she carried out research into the Danish home care system. In 2016 and 2018 she also joined the International Summer School on Integrated Care in the UK, and was a local committee member at the Aging & Society 2018: Eighth Interdisciplinary Conference in Japan. Read more

Helio Bernardi
University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Title: Telemedicine in the manegement of Osteoporosis in Brazil

Biography :

Helio Bernardi graduated in Medicine and specialized in radiology at Federal University of Sao Paulo (2002). He completed his master's degree at the University of the....... State of Rio de Janeiro focused on telemedicine and osteoporosis (2017). He is currently responsible for a women's mobile health unit and research on the areas of artificial intelligence and deep learning in image-recognition tasks to improve aging care management. Read more

Roger E. Thomas
University of Calgary, Canada

Title: Effects of Cold Temperatures on Inceasing the Incidence of Respiratory Infections Especially in Those ≥ 65: Systematic Review

Biography :

Dr. Roger Thomas is Emeritus Professor of Family Medicine, University of Calgary. His undergraduate degree from the University of Cambridge was ....... in economics, his Ph.D from Yale in Sociology and MD in medicine from McMaster University. He is the author of 165 peer-reviewed articles, 2 book chapters, 8 reports to governments and 130 abstracts. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Research in Family Medicine from the College of Family Physicians of Canada in 2013 and the Outstanding Family Physician 2016 Award, Calgary Zone. He has received 18 teaching awards. He has been a chair of a family medicine department, director of a postgraduate residency programme, medical director of two hospitals and three nursing homes, and practiced medicine in the USA, Malaŵi and Canada Read more

Hsuan-Yu Chen
Academia Sinica and National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Title: Precision medicine approaches for Alzheimer's disease: early detection and progression control

Biography :

Dr. Hsuan-Yu Chen is an associate professor of Academia Sinica and Nation Taiwan University. He works on high throughput omics data analysis for many years. ....... His research fields are bioinformatic in oncology and neurodegeneration diseases. He publised more than 70 peer-reviewed papers on journals including New England Journal of Medicine etc. He is also a member of editorial board of the Scientific Reports and Secretary general of Taiwan Society of Genomic and Genetics. Read more

Kyoung Hag Lee
Wichita State University, United States

Title: The Role of Information and Communication Technology Use on Social Support and Life Satisfaction

Biography :

Dr. Lee received Ph.D. in political science and MSW from West Virginia University, Morgantown. He received MA and BA degrees in Public Administration from ....... South Korea. His research interests include gerontology, mental health, health disparity, immigrant older adults, assisted living residents, welfare reform, and homelessness. Dr. Lee teaches courses in social work research, policy, and international social work for undergraduate and graduate students. Read more

Jung Sim Jun
Kansas State University, United States

Title: The Role of Information and Communication Technology Use on Social Support and Life Satisfaction

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Crisieli Maria Tomeleri
Londrina State University, Brazil

Title: Effects of resistance training on inflammatory biomarkers in Sarcopenic obesity elderly women: a randomized controlled trial

Biography :

PhD in Health Sciences, post-doctoral researcher in the area of aging and gerontology on project Active Aging Longitudinal Study. She is a member of the Metabolism, ....... Nutrition, and Exercise Laboratory (GEPEMENE / UEL/BRAZIL). Has experience in Collective Health, Health Sciences and Physical Education, working mainly in the following subjects: physical activity, sarcopenia, metabolic syndrome, inflammation markers, metabolomics, cardiovascular risk factors, woman’s health, aging, obesity/ weight loss, resistance training, and physical exercise prescription for special populations Read more

Kimberly A. Greer
Prairie View A&M University, United States

Title: Development of Canis familiaris as a model of human aging

Biography :

Dr. Greer received her Ph.D. from Texas A&M University. Following a postdoctoral study period under NIH F32 funding sponsorship award from NIA, ....... Dr. Greer served in faculty positions at Texas A&M University, Indiana University East, North Dakota State University, and currently Prairie View A&M University. Having worked for many years on genetic analysis of inherited neurologic disorders, she now focuses her efforts on canine aging. Dr. Greer published the first demonstration that larger dog breeds have significantly shorter lives than the smallest dog breeds. While the aging characterizations continue in Dr. Greer’s laboratory, she most enjoys training dogs for athletics and service (outside of the lab). Read more

Natalia Edel
Verba Mayr Academy, Russia

Title: The hidden roles of fructose in metabolism and aging

Biography :

Natalia Edel was born in 1983 in Petrozavodsk (Republic of Karelia).In 2006 graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Petrozavodsk State University with ....... a degree in General Medicine. In 2007 graduated from the internship in the specialty "Therapy". Upon graduation, was sent to work at the Kostomuksha city hospital (Republic of Karelia), where until 2009 worked as a general practitioner.From 2009 to 2014, worked as a general practitioner and a doctor of functional medicine at Kivach Clinic, and from 2014 to 2016 worked as the chief doctor of Kivach Clinic in branch office in St. Petersburg . In 2016 obtained specialty "Public Health and Health Care.",In 2016, moved to Moscow, where worked as head of the medical care department at JSC RZD-HEALTH, for several months served as medical director at JSC RZD-HEALTH.Since 2017, the chief physician is the Deputy General Director of Verbamed LLC (Austrian Health Center Verba Mayr). Combining organizational and administrative work with the practice of a general practitioner, mayr- therapist. Since 2018, became the vice-president of the Verba Mayr Academy, on the basis of which conduct scientific, methodological and educational activities. Read more

Estefania Guisado-Fernandez
University College Dublin, Ireland

Title: Caregivers Attitudes and Adherence towards a Connected Health Platform for Dementia Home Care

Biography :

Estefanía Guisado-Fernández is a Medical Doctor specialised in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, currently working as a researcher at the University College of Dublin (Ireland). ....... The project she carries out is called "CHESS: Connected Health in Sustaining Home Stay in Dementia", under the supervision of Professor Brian Caulfield. The result of her work in this project will be used for the writing of her doctoral thesis dissertation, focused on the use of telemedicine in chronic home patients and their informal caregivers Read more

Veronika Piskovatska
University hospital Halle, Germany

Title: Intraoperative hemofilatration for removal of circulating advanced glycation end-products – potential influence on inflammation and aging

Biography :

Veronika Piskovatska has graduated from Odessa national medical university (Odessa, Ukraine) in 2012. In 2014 she has defended her master thesis, ....... addressing the role of blood pressure variability in the onset of hypertension in young healthy young males. Since 2017 she is working on PhD project, based in the department of heart surgery in the university clinic of Halle, Germany. The aim of the project is removal of glycated proteins from circulation with perspective to translate this research into clinical application. Read more

Alessandra Coin
University of Padova, Italy

Title: The possible role of Nutraceuticals in delirium prevention

Biography :

Dr. Alessandra Coin completed her Degree in Medicine at the University of Padova - Italy, 16 October 1996, Post-degree in Geriatrics at the University of Padova, ....... in 2000 and PhD in Experimental and Clinical Rheumatology and Geriatrics at the University of Padova, in 2004. She is a Research Assistant and Clinical Fellow at the Geriatric Clinic, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences (DIMED), University of Padova – Azienda Ospedaliera Padova, since 2003 and Author of 80 publications in national and international journals. She had Previous experience as Co-investigator in pharmacologic multi-centers international randomised double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials in the field of ageing, dementia, obesity and osteoporosis. Read more

Carmen Gloria Burgos Videla
University of Atacama, Chile

Title: The indicators of creativity in older adults as a possibility to reduce the loss of memory and active social insertion

Biography :

Academic of the University of Atacama in Chile- Copiapó.,Director of the Seedbed of Investigation of the Faculty of Humanities and Education of the ....... University of Atacama. Researcher at the Research Institute of Social Sciences and Education of the University of Atacama. Belongs to different research centers in Chile and abroad. PhD in Educational Sciences from the University of the Frontier of Chile. Their interests go through the curricular line- pedagogical theory and creativity Read more

Gorete Reis Pereira
University of Évora, Portugal

Title: Nursing home residents (in)dependence: the role of falls, intrinsic and extrinsic factors

Biography :

Gorete Reis completed her PhD in Nursing (UP- ICBAS, Portugal). She is professor in Évora University, Portugal. Her expertise area is aging and rehabilitation. ....... She has developed research focused on older adults’ active ageing, independence and safety. Particularly, she researched the problem of active aging in this population. She wrote book chapters and has publications in reputed international scientific journals. Sheparticipates in the coordination of the project Ageing safety in Alentejo. Understand for action, funded by Horizon 2020, which combines scientific traditional methodologies (designs and programs) with new theologies exploring multimedia devises potentialities. Read more

Catarina Pereira
University of Évora, Portugal

Title: Using the new stepping-forward affordance perception test (SF-APT) to identify community-dwelling older adults at high risk of falling and of recurrent falling

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Catarina Pereira completed her PhD in Human kinetics (FMH, Portugal). She is professor in the Universidade de Évora, Portugal. Her expertise area is aging. ....... She has developed research focused on older adults’ maintenance of functional function, independence, and safety. Particularly, she researched the problem of falls in this population. She wrote 4 books, several book chapter and has more than 30 publications in reputed international scientific journals. She coordinates the project Ageing safety in Alentejo. Understand for action, funded by Horizon 2020, which combines scientific traditional methodologies (designs and programs) with new theologies exploring multimedia devises potentialities. Read more

Michal Elboim-Gabyzon
University of Haifa, Israel

Title: Expansion of the current conceptual model of frailty

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Michal Elboim-Gabyzon is a full-time lecturer and staff member at the physical therapy department of the University of Haifa (UOH). She has a bachelor’s degree ....... (1999, TAU, with honors), master’s degree (2005, TAU), and PhD (2011, UOH) in physical therapy. She completed post-doctoral studies at the Biorobotics and Biomechanics Lab at the Mechanical Engineering Faculty at the Technion, Israel (2012), and at the Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland (2014-2015). Her primary research areas include application of physical agent modalities and electrical stimulation in rehabilitation, balance and gait capabilities of elderly individuals, fragility of the elderly and acute orthopedic rehabilitation. She has published articles in refereed journals. Read more

Nídia Maria Dias Azinheira Rebelo Braz
University of Algarve, Portugal

Title: Caring for quality ageing

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Jane Simpson
Lancaster University, United Kingdom

Title: A Pilot Evaluation of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Pre-Manifest Individuals with the Huntington’s disease Gene– Findings at One Year

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Emre Senol-Durak
Abant Izzet Baysal University, Turkey

Title: Re-experiencing symptoms in the older adults exposed to an exile long years ago: A Qualitative Research

Biography :

Emre Senol Durak currently works at the Department of Psychology, Abant İzzet Baysal Univercity. Emre does research in Positive Psychology, Health Psychology and ....... Personality Psychology. She interested in Posttraumatic Growth, problematic Internet Use, and Subjective Well-being. Their current project is 'Psychological and Social Aspects of Deportation: A study with Ahıska Elderly Living in Turkey Read more