Eweson Lecture Series
Eweson Lecture Series

"The Eweson Lecturers strive to increase awareness of aging issues within specialty areas..."

The Dorothy Dillon Eweson Lecture Series provides support to encourage investigators in the field of aging research to present findings at an annual scientific or medical specialty association meeting where aging related research is not the primary focus.

Eweson Lectures have been presented, for example, at the Annual Canine Longevity Consortium, the Annual Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Meeting, the International Society for Posture and Gait, the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, the Annual Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine, the International Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis, the Annual Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology, the Annual Meeting of The Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies, and the International Congress of Pathophysiology.

The Award

The Eweson Lecture series provides selected applicants with funding up to a maximum of $1,500 to cover travel expenses and meeting related fees. 

The Eweson Lecture Series on Advances in Aging Research was established in 1997 by AFAR board member Dorothy Dillon Eweson in an effort to bring the issues of aging and age-related diseases and conditions to the forefront of medical association conferences. The Eweson Lecturers strive to increase awareness of aging issues within specialty areas by presenting “cutting edge” papers and research on topics directly relating to specific disciplines.


Eligibility and Application

AFAR is now accepting applications to participate in the Dorothy Dillon Eweson Lecture Series for the year 2018.

Applications are accepted for two deadlines throughout the year: May 15 and November 15.

The application can be downloaded here.

We are especially encouraging lecturers who are new to the program in 2018.  Preference will be given to presenters at meeting venues within the continental United States.

Please note that if you have previously received an Eweson sponsorship, 3 years must elapse before you are eligible for a new award.  Due to the limited amount of funding available this cycle, priority will be given to the applications of current or past AFAR sponsored or administered awards or those who have served as volunteer members of AFAR grant review committees.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Elizabeth Pritchett-Montavon at AFAR, (212) 703-9977 or info@afar.org.

2018 Eweson Lectures (To Date)

Nathan Brummel, MD, "Critical Illness Brain Injury: Pathways from Delirium to Dementia." American Thoracic Society 2018 International Conference, San Diego, CA, May 18-23, 2018.
Catherine Kaczorowski, PhD, "Systems Genetics of Normal Aging and Alzheimer's Disease (AD)." 2018 International Behavioral and Neural Genetics Society Meeting, Rochester, MN, May 17-21, 2018.
Raquel Lieberman, PhD, "Protein misfolding in myocilin--associated open angle glaucoma (OAG)." 2018 Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI, April 29 - May 3, 2018.
Laura Niedernhofer, MD, PhD, "Identification and characterization of key cell and tissue types that contribute to driving systemic aging", New Orleans, LA, March 10-13, 2018.
Grace Stutzmann, PhD, "Early mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease." International Conference on Structural Biology, Berlin, Germany, September 24-26, 2018.

For a complete listing of funded presentations to date, click here.