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[FightAging] Eurosymposium on Healthy Aging Announced

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 12:06 PM


A conference to be held this coming December in Brussels: "Your presence can be key to convince the European Commission to count more on biology of ageing, preventive and regenerative medicine to extend healthy lives in the not so distant future. Heales (Healthy Life Extension Society) is a European non-governmental association promoting and advocating scientific research into longevity and biogerontology. We are a group of biologists, biochemists, medical doctors and diverse other professions throughout Europe. Having followed the evolution of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing we have reached the conclusion that biology of ageing needs to be highlighted more clearly as an important solution. Innovations based on biology of ageing can contribute to improve healthy life in a very significant way and we want to address this message to the European Union through this conference. In this conference, we will let scientists explain how their research contributes or can contribute to extend the healthy lifespan of European citizens; we will put scientists, entrepreneurs, medical doctors and other key actors together to build the business of long term health, towards a living Europe rather than a dying Europe. We hope that people who work for the European Union, politically active persons and others will be interested and will further help biology of aging reach concrete implementations."

Link: http://www.eha2012.org


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Posted 07 October 2012 - 08:21 PM


Eurosymposium on Healthy Ageing 2012


A new age of long term health and longevity


Brussels , December 12-14th 2012



Dear everyone,

you may know Heales as a "spin-off" of the Imminst/LongeCity and SENS forums. The association has grown and is strongly active, with monthly meetings in Brussels over the last 3 years, and many concrete results, in particular in setting the meme in Europe. Now, we are trying to reach higher society levels such as the European Commission to concretely boost the cause: come and join us at EHA 2012! It is an attempt to make the fight against aging recognised as a concrete top priority by governments.

Registrations are opened at http://eha2010.org with registrations discounts until later October.
Now is the time for massive applied biogerontology.


GOAL: HELPING NATIONS FIGHT AGEING
The name of the meeting was chosen to clarify that our cause and our objectives ARE EXACTLY the ones Europe has chosen. The European Union has indeed defined a gigantic project to increase healthy life expectancy: the "European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing". European Commissioners have to find where to invest... We know! We follow the science and we know the scientists, the entrepreneurs => EHA2012 ("Eurosymposium on Healthy Ageing, A new age for long term health and longevity") will show where Europe should invest to reach the goal: applied biogerontology, truly preventive an long-term-health medicine, regenerative medecine, tissue engineering, etc.. We need to show how concrete that is. Who is at work. What is needed. In particular, this is a call for start-ups from all over the world working in this field to come and discuss with European Commisssioners.


This is a unique opportunity to reach the needed critical mass to make much longer healthy lives a top priority at all levels. Innovations against aging are happening now and are concrete. As a solution to the burden of ageing demographics, governments need to push those innovations now. It is great for humanity, it great for economics, there is no other way around: This Is The Way To Go.


WHO's WHO: BUILDING THE FUTURE TOGETHER
The conference is held by HEALES (the Healthy Life Extension Society, https://heales.org/) in association with the Leyden Academy on Vitality and Aging in the Netherlands . The SENS Foundation is one of the sponsors. During the meeting you will of course meet people you know from LongeCity, SENS, GRG (Gerontology Research Group), other but also key researchers, key start-ups and key policy makers. Ageing is being defeated and we count on you to show how concrete it is. This is where to invest for the future! This how to make an innovative healthy Europe, instead of a slowly dying Europe! This is how to reverse the crisis into a flourishing economy. The way for a healthy future is long-term-health and longevity. The key for a healthy future is to act now.


CONCLUSION
We hope to see you in large numbers in December!

Edited by caliban, 19 December 2012 - 12:06 PM.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 08:32 PM

The Healthy Life Extension Society (Heales) in cooperation with the Leyden Academy on Vitality and Ageing (University of Leyden) is organizing the Eurosymposium on Healthy Ageing (EHA) in Brussels on December 12th-14th 2012. The conference will take place in the Lippens auditorium of the Royal Library (http://www.kbr.be/).

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http://www.eha2012.org/

Background about the conference:

Heales (Healthy Life Extension Society, http://heales.org/) is a European non-governmental association promoting and advocating scientific research into longevity and biogerontology. We are a group of biologists, biochemists, medical doctors and several other professions throughout Europe.

Having followed the evolution of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing we have reached the conclusion that the biology of ageing needs to be highlighted more clearly as an important solution to the problem of the increase in age-related degenerative diseases. Innovations based on biology of ageing can contribute to improve healthy life in a very significant way and we want to convey this message to the European Union through this conference. In the conference, we will let scientists explain how their research contributes or can contribute to the extension of the healthy lifespan of European citizens; we will put scientists, entrepreneurs, medical doctors and other key actors together to build the business of long term health, towards a living Europe rather than a dying Europe. We hope that politicians and people who work for the European Union will be interested and will further help research into the biology of ageing reach concrete implementations.

Below is a provisional program.

DAY 1: Biology of aging is now robust science and it can extend healthy lives

8:00-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:05 Welcome remarks: Sven Bulterijs
9:05-9:10 Setting the Stage - Heales: Victor Bjork
9:10-9:15 Setting the Stage - Leyden Academy on Vitality and Ageing: Rudi Westendorp

1) Introduction to the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing

9:15-9:35 With a focus on Healthy Ageing, including biology of ageing. A key target: more years of healthy life: Maria Iglesia Gomez

2) General overview of ageing

9:35-9:55 Biodemographics of the 21st century: Edouard Debonneuil
9:55-10:15 Political, sociological and cultural impact of a longer and healthier life: Didier Coeurnelle

10:15-10:30 Pause

10:30-11:10 Introduction into the biology of ageing: (to be announced)
11:10-11:30 Theories of ageing: (to be announced)
11:30-12:00 The disposable soma theory: (to be announced)

12:00-13:30 Lunch

3) Molecular damage in ageing

13:30-14:00 Glycation: (to be announced)
14:00-14:30 Oxidative damage: David Gems
14:30-15:00 DNA damage: Martijn Dolle

4) Mitochondria and autophagy: an interesting interaction

15:00-15:20 Mitochondria in ageing: (to be announced)

15:20-15:40 Pause

15:40-16:00 Autophagy in ageing: David C. Rubinsztein
16:00-16:20 The mitochondrial-lysosomal axis of ageing: Alexei Terman

16:20-17:20 Panel session 1 - Causes, mechanisms, and interventions in ageing
With: Kris Verburgh, David Gems, Aubrey de Grey and Sven Bulterijs (moderator)

DAY 2: Concrete examples of research and innovation to extend healthy lives

5) Genetics of Ageing

8:00-8:20 Genetics of longevity: João Pedro de Magalhães
8:20-8:40 Epigenetics of ageing: Mario Fraga

6) What can we learn from the oldest old?

8:40-9:00 Causes of death in supercentenarians: (to be announced)
9:00-9:20 The Leiden 85+ study: Rudi Westendorp
9:20-9:40 Glucose regulation in the elderly: Diana van Heemst

9:20-9:40 Pause

7) Nutritional interventions in ageing

09:40-10:00 Importance of diet in health: Kris Verburgh
10:00-10:40 Calorie restriction: (to be announced)

8) Pharmacological interventions in ageing

10:40-11:00 Metformin and other geroprotectors: Sven Bulterijs
11:00-11:20 Metformin lowers cancer risk in non-diabetic humans: (to be announced)
11:20-11:40 A combination of blood pressureand lipid lowering medication reduces CVD mortality: (to be announced)
11:40-12:0 KEHLY - Innovative know-how to live healthy longer: Edouard Debonneuil

12:00-13:30 Lunch

9. Biomedical interventions in ageing

13:30-13:50 Repair of damaged mitochondria by RNA import: Carla Koehler
13:50-14:10 Destruction of senescent cells: (to be announced)
14:10-14:30 Telomere lengthening: Maria Blasco

10. Alzheimer's disease

14:30-14:50 Alzheimer's disease: (to be announced)

14:50-15:10 Pause

11. Regenerative medicine

15:10-15:50 (to be announced)
15:50-16:10 Stem cells: (to be announced)
16:10-16:30 iPS a new source of cells for therapies of ageingand age-related diseases: Alexandra Stolzing

15:30-16:30 Panel session - Future challenges concerning ageing population (30 min)
With: James Vaupel, Rudi Westendorp, Edouard Debonneuil, Kris Verburgh (moderator)

DAY 3: Debates

09:50-10:50 Plenary debate - Political positionning of healthy life extension (45 min)
With: EIP on AHA? Longevity Party USA/UK/Russia?, Didier Coeurnelle (moderator)

Plenary debate - alternative - The future of research into the biology of ageing (45 min)
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 05:19 PM

The full program for the conference is:

DAY 1: Biology of aging is now robust science and it can extend healthy lives

8:00-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:05 Welcome remarks: Sven Bulterijs (Heales vzw)
9:05-9:10 Setting the Stage - Heales: Victor Bjork (Heales vzw)
9:10-9:15 Setting the Stage - Leyden Academy on Vitality and Ageing: Rudi Westendorp (University of Leiden)

1. Introduction to the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing

9:15-9:35 With a focus on Healthy Ageing, including biology of ageing: Nagy Orsolya (European Commission)

2. General overview of ageing

9:35-9:55 Biodemographics of the 21st century: Edouard Debonneuil (Heales vzw)
9:55-10:15 Political, sociological and cultural impact of a longer and healthier life: Didier Coeurnelle (Heales vzw)

10:15-10:30 Pause

10:30-11:10 Introduction into the biology of ageing:
11:10-11:30 Theories of ageing:

3. Molecular damage in ageing

11:30-12:00 Glycation: Naila Rabbani (University of Warwick)

12:00-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:00 Alternative Perspectives on Ageing in the Nematode Caenorhabditis elegans: Reactive Oxygen Species or Hyperfunction?: David Gems (University College London)
14:00-14:30 DNA damage as a driver of aging: Martijn Dolle (Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu)

4. Mitochondria and autophagy: an interesting interaction

14:30-14:50 Mitochondria in ageing: Aleksandra Trifunovic (University of Cologne)

14:50-15:10 Pause

15:10-15:30 Autophagy and neurodegeneration: David C. Rubinsztein (University of Cambridge)
15:30-15:50 The mitochondrial-lysosomal axis of ageing: Alexei Terman (Karolinska University Hospital in Huddinge)

15:50-16:00 Pause

5. Panel session

16:00-17:00 Causes, mechanisms, and interventions in ageing

David Gems, Kris Verburgh, Aubrey de Grey and Sven Bulterijs (moderator)

DAY 2: Concrete examples of research and innovation to extend healthy lives

1. Genetics of Ageing

8:00-8:20 Genetics of longevity:
8:20-8:40 Epigenetics of aging: Mario Fraga (Asturias Central University Hospital)

2. What can we learn from the oldest old?

8:40-9:00 The Leiden 85+ study: Rudi Westendorp (University of Leiden)
9:00-9:20 Glucose regulation in the elderly: Diana van Heemst (University of Leiden)

9:40-10:00 Pause

3. Nutritional interventions in ageing

10:00-10:20 Importance of diet in health: Kris Verburgh (Heales vzw)
10:20-10:40 Healthy life extension by calorie restriction: Sven Bulterijs (Heales vzw)

4. Pharmacological interventions in ageing

10:40-11:20 Geroprotectors: Stephen Spindler (University of California, Riverside)
11:00-11:20 Metformin in cancer therapy: a new perspective for an old antidiabetic drug: Frederic Bost (INSERM)
11:20-11:50 A combination of blood pressure and lipid lowering medication reduces CVD mortality: David Wald (Queen Mary, University of London)
11:50-12:10 KEHLY - Innovative know-how to live healthy longer: Edouard Debonneuil (Heales vzw)

12:10-13:40 Lunch

5. Biomedical interventions in ageing

13:40-14:00 Repair of damaged mitochondria by RNA import: Carla Koehler (Harvard University)
14:00-14:20 Destruction of senescent cells: Tobias Wijshake (University Medical Center Groningen)
14:20-14:40 Potential of telomerase in extending health span and longevity in mice: Bruno Miguel Bernardes de Jesus (Spanish National Cancer Research Centre)

6. Alzheimer's disease

14:40-15:00 Alzheimer's disease: Christine Van Broeckhoven (University of Antwerp)

15:00-15:20 Pause

7. Regenerative medicine

15:20-15:40 Multipotent adult progenitor cells: Catherine Verfaillie (Catholic University of Leuven)16:10-16:30iPS cells: Georg Fuellen (Institute for Biostatistics and Informatics in Medicine and Ageing Research)
15:40-16:00 iPS a new source of cells for therapies of ageing and age-related diseases: Alexandra Stolzing (Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology)

8. Panel session

16:00-17:00 Future challenges concerning ageing populations

Rudi Westendorp, Kris Verburgh, and Edouard Debonneuil (moderator)

DAY 3: Meeting among stakeholder: building the innovations together

11:00-11:20 Supercentenarians: Michel Poulain (Université catholique de Louvain)

12:00-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:30 Plenary debate - Political positioning of healthy life extension
With: Orsolya Nagy (European Commission), Ilia Stambler (Internation Longevity Alliance), Didier Coeurnelle (moderator)

14:30-17:30 Poster session - general meeting - discussions of common projects

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:15 PM

For those in Europe, the Thalys has very strong discounts currently

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:13 PM

Please follow our twitter channel (https://twitter.com/EHA2012conf) for news and views live from the EHA conference.
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:12 AM

All lectures of the first two days are now online!!!

http://www.youtube.c...low=grid&view=0
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Posted 19 December 2012 - 05:48 AM

Please also see this report at the site of the International Longevity Alliance. Thanks to all!

http://longevityalli...vity-activists/
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Posted 19 December 2012 - 07:07 AM

Some press about the conference:
http://transhumanity...evity-activists

Edited by AgeVivo, 19 December 2012 - 07:07 AM.

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 04:03 PM

Following the success of EHA2012, EHA is back: Welcome to EHA2014!!!

In 2014, EHA2014 will be on October 1st, the Longevity Day, in order to open the Longevity Month (October): a month is which longevity events will happen all over the world. As in 2012, the goal is that EHA will be a meeting place for scientists and helpers from all over the world who believe that biogerontology is THE thing to be pushed forward.

It will more specifically last 3 days, the first 2 days being more scientific and the 3rd days allowing each other to know well and to build projects collectively.
For now, the program is being built, and we are launching a call for abstracts:

Deadline for submission: 1st of August 2014
Submission: by mailing to eha@heales.org or online on www.eha2014.org
Type of abstracts:
- Short oral presentation (15 minutes)
- Poster

Abstract guidelines:
1. Authors must be listed with their affiliations. The author presenting the lecture or poster must be indicated by an asterisk (*) behind his or her name.
2. Maximum length is 1,500 characters.
3. The submitting author must verify that all co-authors have read and approved the submission of the abstract.
4. The author(s) must disclose any financial interests related to the presented work in their submission form.
Interested?





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