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

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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

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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, 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?

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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

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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

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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

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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: Resident Centered Care is Key to Effective Elder Care Management

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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

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Dorthe Stenvold is an assocate professor and a researcher at K.G Jebsen Center for Exercise in medicine, Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging, at the Faculty of Medicine NTNU. She has a master in Exercise Physiology from the University of Copenhagen, ....... and a PhD in Clinical Medicine from NTNU.She 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

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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