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

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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

Biography :

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........ 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: Resident Centered Care is Key to Effective Elder 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

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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........ 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

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

Wu Chi Hang


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He graduated from the Computer Engineering Programme at the HKUST. He finished his Master of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering He completed....... a Postgraduate Certificate course on Teaching in Professional, Vocational and Higher Education at HKPU by the end of 2003. He is working as a Demonstrator at the Dept of ELEC in HKUST. 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

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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

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Hadeel Halaweh
Al-Quds University, Palestine

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

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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

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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

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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
Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Italy

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

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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

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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

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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