Eweson Lectures
Eweson Lectures

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

Dorothy Dillon Eweson Lecture Series

AFAR would like to invite you to consider applying for an exciting sponsorship opportunity. The Dorothy Dillon Eweson Lecture Series is a unique sponsorship program that allows you to present your research findings at an annual scientific or medical specialty association meeting where aging related research is not the primary focus, providing funding up to a maximum of $1,500 to cover travel expenses and meeting related fees.  We are especially encouraging lecturers who are new to the program this year.  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.

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.

Recent presentations have included such nontraditional venues as:

  • 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
  • The International Congress of Pathophysiology

Complete listing of funded presentations.

AFAR is no longer accepting applications to participate in the Dorothy Dillon Eweson Lecture Series for the year 2017. Check back at the beginning of the new year for information about 2018 opportunities.  If you have any questions about the program, please contact Catherine Cullar at AFAR, (212) 703-9977 or info@afar.org.