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 2019. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The application can be downloaded here.

To be eligible for this award, you must:

• have received funding from AFAR, served on an AFAR grant review committee, or be a Nathan Shock Center Investigator or Nathan Shock Center Pilot Grantee.

• have been accepted as a speaker/presenter and provide a confirmation letter.

• not have received support through the Eweson Lecture Series in the last three years

Preference is given to investigators who are new to the program in 2019, and those who will present at meeting venues within the continental United States.

Applicants can expect to recieve a decision one month after submitting their application.

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


2019 Awardees (to date)

Meredith Hawkins, MD, "Central Regulation of Glucose Metabolism in Humans: Expanding the Frontiers." American Federation for Medical Research (AFMR) Eastern Regional Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, March 30, 2019.
Hillary Lum, MD, PhD, "Multi-Stakeholder Perspectives on Implementation of an Advance Care Planning Group Visit." 2019 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Washington, DC, June 2-4, 2019.
Robert G Morrison, PhD, "Functional differences in a cognitive control network in older adults with exceptional memory." Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA, March 23-26, 2019.
Edward P Weiss, PhD, "Calorie Restriction and Aging." Joint Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, World Congress on Exercise is Medicine, and the World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise, Circadian Rhythms and Sleep, Orlando, FL, May 28 - June 1, 2019.

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