Aging and Mechanisms of Aging-Related Disease
Organizer(s): Kazuo Tsubota, Shin-ichiro Imai, Matt Kaeberlein and Joan MannickDate: May 15 - 19, 2017
Location: Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan
Populations are aging rapidly worldwide, particularly in Asia, driving a strong interest in aging/longevity research. This Keystone Symposia meeting will capture the cutting-edge front of this exciting field of science, covering essential aspects of aging/longevity research, including critical signaling pathways and regulators, inter-tissue communication, stem cells, stress and damage responses, cellular senescence, physiological rhythms, human genetics and mental well-being (happiness). Because aging is a systemic phenomenon, it is important to address various layers of the aging/longevity-controlling hierarchy, particularly focusing on metabolic regulation, including mitochondria, NAD+, oxidative stress, inflammation, protein homeostasis, autophagy and many other age-associated pathophysiologies. The outcome of these studies needs to be translated to resolve social and economic issues caused by rapidly aging societies. Novel therapeutic and preventive interventions have been explored and developed as a growing attempt to meet the unmet needs of our aging societies, and these new aspects of aging/longevity research and the gaps in knowledge between the basic science and practical applications will also be covered in the meeting. There is a growing body of evidence that our modern lifestyle, such as the heavy use of blue light in smart phones and tablet computers, affects physiological rhythms and metabolism, promoting age-associated diseases such as obesity, diabetes, cancer and depression. Therefore, it is now time to think differently about what we can do to deal with all these problems in light of recent progress in this exciting field of science.
Scholarship Deadline: January 17 2017
Discounted Abstract Deadline: January 17 2017
Abstract Deadline: February 15 2017
Discounted Registration Deadline: March 15 2017
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Kowa Life Science Foundation
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:
Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Grant No. 1R13AG056065-01
Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by AG056065-01 from the National Institutes of Health. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.