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On July 11-12, we will be hosting our second annual Ending Age-Released Diseases conference. This conference focuses on the progress of aging research along with the business and investment side of rejuvenation biotechnology.

Aging research is on the cusp of some major breakthroughs in the battle against age-related diseases, and we invite you to join us for an action-packed event filled with exciting talks and discussion panels featuring some of the leaders of aging research and the biotech business.

More exciting speakers have joined the conference lineup

We are still announcing more speakers for this exciting event and think that today is a great time to update everyone about what has been happening.

We are delighted that Dr. Maria Blasco will be speaking at the conference this year. Dr. Blasco is a true pioneer in aging research, and her work with cancer and telomeres is well known.

She has been the director of the Spanish National Cancer Research Center (Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas – CNIO) since 2011. CNIO is one of the top cancer research centers in the world and is finding new ways to prevent and treat cancer by understanding why it happens in the first place.

This organization believes that only by understanding the whys and hows of cancer can it be prevented from occurring and that, if it cannot be fully understood, we must find ways to fight back and defeat it when it manifests.

Dr. João Pedro de Magalhães from Liverpool University has also just confirmed that he is going to be speaking at the event this year.

Dr. Magalhães believes that the complexity and multi-dimensional nature of aging require that this biological problem be tackled using a combination of disciplines and approaches. He and his team have been conducting studies of the genetics, physiology, and cell biology of long-lived animals. He is perhaps best known for his genetic studies on long-lived species, such as the bowhead whale and the naked mole rat, as well as creating the superb HAGR database.

His long-term goal is to apply his research findings and ideas to build a comprehensive framework that fully explains aging. We have interviewed João about his fascinating research in the past, and we are looking forward to his talk this year.

We will also be joined by Dr. Michael Lustgarten from Tufts University. Dr. Lustgarten is no stranger to us, as he has appeared in an episode of the Journal Club, a special microbiome webinar, and an interview with us.

Dr. Lustgarten is a researcher at the Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, and Sarcopenia Laboratory (NEPS) at the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts. His research is focused on how the gut microbiome and serum metabolome affect muscle mass and function in older people. Dr. Lustgarten is an expert on the gut microbiome, exercise, biomarkers, and nutrition.

Conference program now available

We have also published an event program that gives further details on the speakers, panels, breaks, and so on happening during the event. As per last year, we will be ensuring that there are plenty of refreshments and a varied and healthy selection of lunch choices during the event.

Discounted hotel rooms

The Standard, East Village Hotel, located next door to Cooper Union, is offering our conference attendees a discount on their hotel bookings. Here’s how to get it:

  • Visit the Standard Hotels website
  • Click on the red button marked “Book”
  • Select The Standard, East Village Hotel and your dates
  • Insert the Corporate Code: COOPER
  • Select the room, and finalize your reservation

We’ll be adding a second recommended hotel with more modest rates in a few days once negotiations with that hotel are finished, so check the event page over the next week for more details.

Buy your ticket today

If you would like to join us for what promises to be a superb event, head on over to our event ticket page to secure your place now.

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Steve Hill

Steve serves on the LEAF Board of Directors and is the Editor in Chief, coordinating the daily news articles and social media content of the organization. He is an active journalist in the aging research and biotechnology field and has to date written over 500 articles on the topic as well as attending various medical industry conferences. In 2019 he was listed in the top 100 journalists covering biomedicine and longevity research in the industry report – Top-100 Journalists covering advanced biomedicine and longevity created by the Aging Analytics Agency. His work has been featured in H+ magazine, Psychology Today, Singularity Weblog, Standpoint Magazine, and, Keep me Prime, and New Economy Magazine. Steve has a background in project management and administration which has helped him to build a united team for effective fundraising and content creation, while his additional knowledge of biology and statistical data analysis allows him to carefully assess and coordinate the scientific groups involved in the project. In 2015 he led the Major Mouse Testing Program (MMTP) for the International Longevity Alliance and in 2016 helped the team of the SENS Research Foundation to reach their goal for the OncoSENS campaign for cancer research.
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