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Media Invited to National Research Summit on Link Between Aging Processes, Chronic Disease

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For Immediate Release
October 24, 2013

GSA Contact: Todd Kluss
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NIA Contact: Megan Homer
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(301) 496-1752

Media Invited to National Research Summit on Link Between Aging Processes, Chronic Disease

WHAT: “Advances in Geroscience: Impact on Healthspan and Chronic Disease” is a scientific summit bringing together 50 renowned investigators to examine how the basic biology of aging drives chronic disease. With aging known to be the single biggest risk factor for the development of non-genetic, chronic diseases, a better understanding of this interplay should open up new avenues for prevention and cures. The meeting reflects the emergence of the concept of “geroscience,” which features an integrated approach to the study of diseases and disability associated with growing older.

WHO: Keynote speakers include Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, director, National Institutes of Health (NIH); Brian Kennedy, PhD, president and CEO, Buck Institute for Age Research; Linda Fried, PhD, Dean, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University; Christopher Murray, MD, DPhil, professor of global health, University of Washington

WHEN: Wednesday and Thursday, October 30 and 31, 2013, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Natcher Conference Center at NIH, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD, 20892

In addition to a plenary session with the keynote speakers, the summit features seven scientific sessions covering inflammation, adaptation to stress, epigenetics, metabolism, macromolecular damage, proteostasis, and stem cells and regeneration. (The NIH website offers a brief summary of these sessions.)

The summit was organized by the Trans-NIH GeroScience Interest Group (GSIG) and co-sponsored with the Alliance for Aging Research and The Gerontological Society of America, with additional private sector support through the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health. The GSIG was formed to focus on the relationships between aging and age-related diseases and disability and is among the newest trans-NIH interest groups. Additional information and the agenda are available at www.geron.org/gerosciencesummit.

Media are invited to attend the meeting. Please contact the communications office at the NIH’s National Institute on Aging at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 301-496-1752 if you plan to attend.

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The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is the nation's oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. The principal mission of the Society — and its 5,400+ members — is to advance the study of aging and disseminate information among scientists, decision makers, and the general public. GSA’s structure also includes a policy institute, the National Academy on an Aging Society, and an educational branch, the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), the nation's medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov.

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