Day 1, Thursday, July 11th

8:00 – 9:00 Registration, Networking
9:00 – 9:20  Welcome talk by LEAF President Keith Comito

9:20 – 9:50  Opening Keynote

Dr. Aubrey de Grey – SENS Research Foundation

How can advocates synergize with industry to hasten the defeat of aging?

09:50 – Noon  Session 1 – Biomarkers of aging

Dr. Morgan Levine – Yale Center for Research on Aging (Y-Age)

DNA Methylation Landscapes in Aging and Age-Related Diseases


Dr. Alex Zhavoronkov – Insilico Medicine

Multi-modal biomarkers of aging


Dr. Irina Conboy – UC Berkeley

TBA


Dr. Michael Lustgarten -Tufts University

Role of the gut microbiome in muscle strength in older adults


More speakers to be announced

Noon – 12:30  Coffee break
12:30 – 12:45  Sponsor presentations

12:45 – 2:00  Session 2 – Fundamental studies on the root mechanisms of aging, Part 1

Dr. Judith Campisi – The Buck Institute for Research on Aging

TBA


Dr. Vadim Gladyshev – Harvard Medical School

TBA

2:00 – 2:40  Lunch

2:40 – 4:00  Session 3 – Fundamental studies on the root mechanisms of aging, Part 2

Dr. Vera Gorbunova – University of Rochester

TBA


More speakers to be announced

4:00 – 4:30  Coffee break

4:30 – 6:00  Session 4 – Encouraging progress in aging research

Michael Greve – Forever Healthy Foundation

TBA


Dr. Kristen Fortney – BioAge

Leveraging AI, genomics, and biobanks to extend human lifespan and healthspan


Dr. Huda Suliman – Icaria Life Sciences / Ichor Therapeutics

TBA


More speakers to be announced

6:00-6:45  Panel Discussion: Unlocking funding for basic research on the mechanisms of aging
6:45-7:00  Networking

 

Day 2, Friday, July 12th

8:00 – 9:00  Registration, Networking
9:00 – 9:20  Welcome talk by LEAF Vice President Oliver Medvedik
Opening Keynote: Overview of the longevity investment landscape
9:20 – 9:50  Speaker TBA

09:50 – Noon Session 5 – Creating interventions against aging, Part 1

Dr. Ronald Kohanski – NIA

Biological and Functional Hallmarks of Aging


Dr. Maria Blasco – CNIO

TBA


John Lewis – Oisin Biotechnologies

TBA


Dr. Greg Fahy – Intervene Immune

Intervene Immune:  Combatting Human Aging Right Now


Dr. Kelsey Moody – Ichor Therapeutics

TBA


Dr. Peter Fedichev – GERO

Hacking Aging: A Data-Driven Approach to Healthy Life Extension

Noon – 12:30  Coffee break
12:30 – 12:45  Sponsor presentations

12:45 – 2:00 Session 6 – Creating interventions against aging, Part 2

Reason – Repair Biotechnologies

Developing Therapies for Thymus Regeneration and Atherosclerosis Reversal


More speakers to be announced

2:00 – 2:40  Lunch

2:40 – 4:00  Session 7 – Investors’ perspectives on developing a rejuvenation industry

James Peyer – Apollo Ventures

Addressing the most challenging problems in longevity with a VentureLabs model


Sree Kant – Life Biosciences

Novel investment paradigms in aging research


More speakers to be announced

4:00 – 4:30  Coffee break
4:30 – 5:15  Panel discussion: Dialogue between investors and rejuvenation biotech leaders

5:15 – 6:00  Session 8 – The regulatory landscape for rejuvenation biotechnologies

Paul A. Spiegel – Eclectic Law

TBA

6:00 – 6:45  Panel discussion: Forecasting a future without age-related diseases
6:45 – 6:50  Closing remarks by LEAF President Keith Comito
6:50 – 7:00  Networking