On Friday, May 25, 2018, the first ever “A Day in the Lifespan” conference was held at the University of Pittsburgh. It was a full-day conference bringing together academics and clinicians to examine the development, influence, and trajectory of biological processes across the lifespan.
Sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services and the University of Pittsburgh, and Magee-Womens Research Institute, this one-day conference centered on biomedical science across the lifespan, with emphasis on aging and the developmental origin of health and disease.
Keynote speakers included Kent Thornburgh (OHSU) who discussed the developmental origin of health and diseases, Rafael de Cabo, (NIH, NIA) who reviewed in vitro and in vivo models of caloric restriction and aging, Felipe Sierra (NIH, NIA), who discussed aging biology, and Chiara Cirelli (University of Wisconsin), who discussed mutations that affect sleep, cognitive function, and lifespan in animal models. The conference also featured a number of local University of Pittsburgh speakers, as well as our REAL grant awardees.
Sessions spanned research from fundamental biology to clinical research and dissemination of best practices. Our goal for this event was to facilitate new pursuits, promote novel investigative methods and processes across the lifespan, and catalyze novel collaborations. Thank you to everyone who joined us and was a part of making the day a true success.
Check back for updates and stay tuned for the 2019 conference announcement. For questions, please contact Peggy Edinger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you were unable to attend the 2018 conference or are looking to watch a specific speaker’s presentation, please visit here for a recording of the conference. Each keynote speakers’ presentation has a unique link for easy navigation.
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