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Beeson Annual Meeting

Nov 20
2019

Beeson Annual Meeting

The Beeson Annual Meeting is held for Beeson Scholars, mentors and other leaders in academic medicine and aging research to review research progress of Scholars, encourage dissemination of their findings, and enhance development of scholarship and leadership. The 2019 Beeson Annual Meeting will be held November 20 - 23 at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico. A preliminary agenda for the 2019 meeting can be found here; the 2018 final meeting program book can be downloaded here.


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Chile Meeting of the International Perspectives in Geroscience Meetings

Nov 18
2019

Chile Meeting of the International Perspectives in Geroscience Meetings

AFAR is pleased to support the Chile meeting of the International Perspectives in Geroscience Meetings, co-organized by the Nathan Shock Centers of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging. The Chile meeting will be held from November 18-21 in Puerto Varas. In 2019, a series of international meetings will aim to increase and enhance our understanding of geroscience concepts, and to encourage researchers around the globe to integrate these concepts into their research endeavors, in order to accelerate the development of both prevention and intervention strategies. For more information on the Puerto Varas meeting, click here. To learn more about the…


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2019 AFAR Scientific Awards Ceremony and Lectures

Nov 15
2019

2019 AFAR Scientific Awards Ceremony and Lectures

  2019 Scientific Awards of Distinction Ceremony and Lectures   Friday, November 15, 2019   Award presentations and lectures 5:00 – 6:30 pm Room 9C, Level 3  Convention Center, Austin, Texas   A Reception will follow from 6:30 - 8:00 pm   Room 10A   Held at the Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA)   On Friday, November 15, AFAR will present its 2019 Scientific Awards during a special ceremony at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) in Austin. “These awards are given annually to members of the aging research community whose work advances the field, and advances our…


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Webinar: Inflammation and Aging

Oct 1
2019

Webinar: Inflammation and Aging

    WEBINAR: Inflammation and Aging Tuesday, October 1, 2019 2-3pm ET (11am-12pm PT)   Chronic, low-grade sterile inflammation that occurs with age (inflammaging) has been observed in all mammalian species studied, from rodents to non-human primates to humans.  It has been argued that aging is driven by the age-related increase in proinflammatory cytokines and substances produced by the innate immune system leading to reduced healthspan and accelerated aging. Because inflammation is strongly associated with a variety of diseases (e.g. type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, and frailty), inflammaging appears to…


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Webinar: Stronger, Longer: Muscle Mass and Aging

Sep 26
2019

Webinar: Stronger, Longer: Muscle Mass and Aging

  Webinar: Stronger, Longer: Muscle Mass and Aging Thursday, September 26, 2019   AFAR, the National Institute of Aging of the NIH, and PBS Next Avenue presented a free webinar, Stronger, Longer: Muscle Mass and Aging. The one-hour webinar shared the latest research on sarcopenia and tips for what you can do to sustain muscle as you grow older.   First, AFAR expert Nathan LeBrasseur, PhD (Director of the Healthy Aging and Independent Living Program at the Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging, and Associate professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester) presented a basic…


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