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New Insights into Healthspan and Diseases of Aging: From Molecular to Functional Senescence
Organizer(s): Sean M. Oldham, David A. Sinclair, Jan Vijg and Heidi Scrable
Date: January 31 - February 05, 2010
Location: Granlibakken Tahoe, Tahoe City, CA, USA
Supported by The Directors' Fund
Summary of Meeting:
Aging can be defined as the gradual loss of the ability of the organism to maintain homeostasis. Our aim will be to focus on the molecular and cellular mechanisms by which tissue and organ function deteriorate and homeostasis fails rather than on longevity itself, which has been the theme of previous Keystone Symposia meetings on aging. Work from a variety of models is recognizing that organisms, especially humans, are complicated systems in which interventions that extend lifespan might not necessarily block the aging and loss of function in specific organs or tissues and vice versa. Continuing this approach will help us gain an understanding and appreciation of the complexity that underlies aging in humans. The aim of this meeting is to reveal the integration and communication between pathways and systems during functional aging and their relationship with longevity. This meeting will highlight important questions to address in future research. Most importantly, what are the common and disparate causes underlying the cellular and physiological mechanisms responsible for human senescent phenotypes?
Scholarship Deadline: September 24 2009
Discounted Abstract Deadline: September 24 2009
Abstract Deadline: October 30 2009
Discounted Registration Deadline: November 30 2009
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
The Ellison Medical Foundation
We appreciate the organizations that provide Keystone Symposia with additional support, such as marketing and advertising:
Gerontological Society of America
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Grant No. 1R13AG034755-01
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Special thanks to the following for their support of Keystone Symposia initiatives to increase participation at this meeting by scientists from underrepresented backgrounds:

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