A partnership of the Mayo Clinic Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging, The University Medical Center Groningen and Newcastle University Institute for Ageing
The Alliance for Healthy Aging was founded by the Mayo Clinic Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging (Rochester, Minnesota, USA) and, from the Netherlands, the University Medical Center Groningen (Groningen), the University of Groningen, the Noaber Foundation (Lunteren) and Vita Valley (Ede). Since 2015, Newcastle University (Newcastle, UK) joins in the organisation of the conferences. The Alliance is holding a series of annual meetings dedicated to translational research on aging with the objective to bring together scientists, clinicians and engineers, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas.
History: In June 2010, the first meeting, The Next Step in Aging Research: From Bench to Bedside: A Forum for Collaboration between Clinicians and Researchers, focused on the basic biology of ageing and its relationship to clinical practice. It was a resounding success. In October 2011, the second meeting was held in Groningen, entitled Healthy Aging and Independent Living: Countering Frailty and Maintaining Independence. In November 2012, the conference was held back at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, with conference topic Senescence and Healthspan. The 2013 conference topic in Groningen was on Molecular Mechanisms of Age-Related Multi Morbidity and the 2014 conference in Rochester was on Frailty and Healthspan: Bench to Bedside to Home. Newcastle University Institute for Ageing hosted the 6th Annual Conference on Interventions to Slow Down Ageing in 2015 at Slaley Hall in the North of England. The 7th Annual Conference 'Highlights of Aging Research', was scheduled to take place in Jacksonville, Florida. Unfortunately, the conference had to be cancelled due to hurricane Matthew. Present: The 8th Annual Alliance for Healthy Aging Conference, entitled Metabolism & Ageing, with conference topics: I-Mitochondria, ROS & NAD; II-Metabolism and Cell Senescence; III-Systems Biology; IV-Nutrient Sensing; and V-Metabolism and Stem Cell Ageing, will be held at the University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands from November 9-11, 2017.
Benefits: The meeting will foster research collaborations, act as a springboard for new research grants and directions, and accelerate the translation of scientific discoveries to clinical practice by bringing together an expert and interdisciplinary panel with unique clinical, scientific, and commercial perspectives. Program Description: Sessions will be organized around key topics. Each session will have a chair and co-chair. Presentations by invited speakers will consist of a 25 minute talk and 5 minutes of discussion. To encourage participants to engage across different areas of research and focus, the meeting will not have concurrent sessions. In an effort to promote attendance by junior investigators, students, and clinical trainees, we will offer travel awards for outstanding abstracts. To be considered for a travel award an abstract must be submitted and a scientific poster displayed/presented at the poster session.
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