A full-day conference bringing together academics and clinicians to examine the development, influence and trajectory of biological processes across the lifespan.
Friday, May 25, 2018
123 University Place
University of Pittsburgh
Space is limited and we are no longer able to accept additional RSVPs to “A Day in the Lifespan.” If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please contact Peggy Edinger email@example.com
This one-day conference, scheduled for Friday, May 25, 2018, will center on biomedical science across the lifespan, with emphasis on aging and the developmental origin of health and disease. The conference is sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), and supported by the University of Pittsburgh’s Aging Institute and Magee Womens Research Institute.
Sessions will span research from fundamental biology to clinical research and dissemination of best practices. Our goal for this event is to facilitate new pursuits, promote novel investigative methods and processes across the lifespan, and catalyze novel collaborations.
Keynote lectures and presentations, from renowned investigators from across the United States, will examine the life cycle through the lens of metabolism, intrauterine development, basic biological and molecular components, genetic influence, and chronic disease.
Keynote speakers will include Kent Thornburgh (OHSU) who will discuss the developmental origin of health and diseases, Rafael de Cabo, (NIH, NIA) who will review in vitro and in vivo models of caloric restriction and aging, Felipe Sierra (NIH, NIA), who discuss aging biology, and Chiara Cirelli (University of Wisconsin), who will discuss mutations that affect sleep, cognitive function, and lifespan in animal models. The conference will also feature a number of local University of Pittsburgh speakers, as well as our REAL grant awardees.
We have requested AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM (i.e. CME credit). If approved, physicians and other health care professionals who participate in the activity will have access to an online credit transcript reflecting the CME credit and the generic Continuing Education Units (CEUs) earned at the activity.
|7:30-8:30||Breakfast and registration|
|8:30-8:45||Welcome and introductions|
|8:45-9:15||Kent Thornburg, PHD, Oregon Health & Science University
Maternal Drivers of Offspring Disease Risk
|9:15-9:45||Rafael de Cabo, PhD, NIH-National Institute of Aging
Manipulating Lifespan Through Dietary Interventions; Are We There Yet?
|9:45-10:15||Janet Catov, PhD, MS, University of Pittsburgh, Magee Womens Research Institute
Novel Mechanisms Linking Pregnancy to Maternal Cardiovascular Health: What can the placenta reveal?
|10:30-11:00||Beatriz Luna, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, Psychiatry
Cognitive and Brain Development During Adolescence
|11:00-11-30||Abbe de Vallejo, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, Immunology
Dynamic Changes in Immunity and its Influence on the Physiology of Successful Aging: Lessons from the analysis of well-defined elderly cohorts
|11:30-12:20||8 min talks by Pitt’s REAL recipients (x 5)|
|1:15-1:45||Felipe Sierra, PhD, NIH-National Institute of Aging
Where Are We Now?
|1:45-2:15||Ben Van Houten, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, Pharmacology
Mitochondria-Telomere Cross-Talk: Is there a connection to aging?
|2:30-3:00||Chiara Cirelli, MD, PhD, University of Wisconsin
Sleep and Synaptic Homeostasis
|3:00-3:30||Anne Newman, MD, MPH, University of Pittsburgh, Epidemiology
What Does it Take to Live a Long and Healthy Life?
Please join us for a
Wine and Cheese Reception in the Gold Room
following the presentations.
Brought to you 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.