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Longevity Day Meetup

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#1 aftab.ahmad

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 06:27 PM

With reference to International Longevity Day (Ist October), Pakistan Aging Research Society (PARS) arranged a Longevity Day Meetup in the lecture hall of the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (MMG) on 1st October at 10 am. Dr. Aftab Ahmad (Founder; PARS) gave an overview of aging, healthy aging, aging research in Pakistan and how lifestyle affects aging. Dr. Aftab stressed that as there is growing aging population in Pakistan and life expectancy is also on the increase, so government should prepare for it by developing infrastructure and should provide better healthcare facilities (geriatrics clinics, geriatric outdoor facilities etc.). He also asked that as government promised to build National Institute of Geriatrics (NIG) almost a decade ago, it should be built on priority basis. It was an interactive session and all the participants actively participated in discussion about healthy aging. After the lecture, concluding remarks were given by Dr. Abdul Rehman (MMG Department), in which he also shared his life experiences about aging and aging process. The vote of thanks was given by Dr. Zaighum Abbas and he also touched some physical and meta-physical aspects of aging process. The meetup was arranged by PARS in collaboration with National Academy of Young Scientists (NAYS), Pakistan and MMG department, University of the Punjab. All the M.Phil and PhD students of MMG department joined the program along with few guests from other universities. 

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#2 Mind

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 07:46 PM

Thanks for the report Aftab.

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