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The 2015 Ageing Summit

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If you have a question about this talk, please contact Dr Astrid Englezou.

This event will look at current scientific research and thinking regarding the ageing process. With discussions ranging from discovery of biomarkers and assay development to the immunology of ageing, this event promises to be packed with discussion and debate and is an ideal opportunity to discover what is new in the field.

This event has CPD accreditation

The Deadline for abstract submissions for oral presentation is Nov 10th 2014 Abstracts for poster presentation only can be submitted up to two weeks before the event This meeting has an open oral and poster session. Abstracts can be submitted on any subject related to ageing You can download the instructions for authors at

Talks include:

Aging Viewed from the Arterial Wall, The Long and Winding Road of Arterial Stiffness: Dr Majd AlGhatrif, MD, IPA appointee, Human Cardiovascular Studies Laboratory of Cardiovascular Science, National Institute on Aging, Assistant Professor, Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, USA

Cortical and spinal adjustments to control balance in the ageing neuromuscular system: Dr Stéphane Baudry, Faculty for Motor Sciences, Universite Libre De Bruxelles, Belgium

The role of chromatin state transformations in ageing: Dr Yuriy Shckorbatov, Head of Department of Genetics, Institute of Biology V.N.Karazin, Kharkiv National University, Ukraine

Hypertension, Telomere Length and Arteriosclerosis in Non-Diseased Human Kidneys: Professor. Dr. Maarten Naesens, MD, PhD, Department of Nephrology, Dialysis and Renal Transplantation, University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, KU Leuven, Belgium

Immune cells: their part in brain ageing: Dr Jennifer Pocock, Senior Lecturer and Principal Investigator, Department of Neuroinflammation, University College London Institute of Neurology, London, UK

Stress and adaptaion in the elderly: Professor Blahos, President of the Czech Medical Association, Czech Republic Longevity and beta-2 microglobulin: Professor Bernard Cheung, Sun Chieh Yeh Heart Foundation Professor in Cardiovascular Therapeutics, Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong

The role of the telomerase protein TERT in brain ageing and neurodegeneration: Dr. Gabriele Saretzki, Lecturer in Ageing Research, Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

The extracellular senescence metabolome in ageing and cancer: Professor Ken Parkinson, Queen Mary, University of London, UK

Extrinsic versus Intrinsic mechanisms of stem cell aging and rejuvenation: Dr Irina M. Conboy, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, Department of Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Human Ageing at the Individual Level is a Unique Experience and Chronic Degenerative Diseases are Variants of that Ageing Process: Dr Michael Singer; Queen’s University Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Aging, Neurogenesis, and neuroinflammatory linkage in brain self-repair ability related to Parkinson’s disease: Professor Bianca Marchetti, Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, Dept. of Clinical and Molecular Biomedicine Pharmacology Section, University of Catania Medical School, Italy

The changing patterns of neurological [incuding Alzheimer deaths] in the ten major developed countries: Professor Colin Pritchard, Ph.D.,M.A.,AAPSW.,AcSS.,FRSA.,Professor in Psychiatric Social Work, School of Health & Social Care, Bournemouth, UK

Chronic Inflammation, Proteases and Extracellular Matrix Degradation in Extrinsic Aging: Professor David Granville, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia, Director, GEM Facility, Centre for Heart Lung Innovation,St. Paul’s Hospital Co-Director, CIHR STIHR IMPACT Program, Founder and CSO , viDA Therapeutics, Inc.Vancouver, BC, Canada

Hormones and Aging: Dr Cheryl Anne Frye, USA RCSI developing healthcare leaders who make a difference worldwide: Dr Claire Donnellan PhD, MA, Reg. Psychol., RGN , PG Dip Stats Senior Lecturer in Psychologym RCSI Bahrain, Adliya, Kingdom of Bahrain

Expression of phosphorylated H2AX histone in the aging mouse brain and its relation with slowly cycling neurons: Professor Adalberto Merighi, Dipartimento di Scienze Veterinarie, GRUGLIASCO (Torino), Italy

Ageing induced changes of the thermosensor plasma membrane may result in a downregulated expression of stress protein molecular chaperones; Professor Laszlo Vigh, HAS , Biological Research Centre (BRC), Head of the Molecular Stress Biology Group Institute of Biochemistry Hungary

Immunosenescence on the fly: unraveling the age-specific genetic regulation of innate immune function: Dr Jeff Leips, Associate Professor, Co-Director of UBM @UMBC, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore County Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Can we currently slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease?: Dr Naji Tabet BS, MSc (Immunol), MSc (Psych), PGCert (Med Ed), MD (Lon), MRC Psych, Senior Lecturer & Consultant, Old Age Psychiatry, Course Leader, MSc Dementia Studies Clinical Lead, Cognitive Treatment & Research Unit, Medical Lead for Research, R&D Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Postgraduate Medicine, DME & Centre for Dementia Studies, Brighton & Sussex Medical School, UK

Ageing and rejuvenation in relation to reproduction strategy: Dr Helen Nilsson Sköld, Universitet of Gothenburg, Sweden

Biocomplexity, chaos, and fractality in the search of biomarkers of aging and pathology: Dr Annamaria Zaia, INRCA , Italian National Research Centres on Aging, Italy

The aging effects on mitochondria function in brain as measured using PET and 18F-BCPP-EF: Dr Hideo Tsukada, Central Research Laboratory, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K, JAPAN The Effect of Physical Activity on Mobility Disability: The LIFE Study: Professor Marco Pahor, Department of Aging and Geriatric Research, College of Medicine Director Institute on Aging University of Florida, Florida, USA

Genetics of Healthy Ageing: What do genes tell us about Ageing Better?: Dr Irene Maeve Rea, Senior Lecturer and Consultant Physician Geriatric Medicine School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Science, Queens University Belfast and Belfast City Hospital, Belfast, Ireland

Renal functional changes in ageing- what is the boundary between normal ageing and pathology?: Prof. Mitchell Rosner, MD, Henry B. Mulholland Professor of Medicine Chairman, Department of Medicine University of Virginia Health System Charlottesville, Virginia, US

Targeting age-related hearing loss: Prof. Isabel Varela Nieto, Neurobiology of Hearing Group, Hearing Evaluation Service, Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas “Alberto Sols”. CSIC -UAM, Arturo Duperier 4. 28029 Madrid, Spain

Interventions in Ageing: Lessons from Studies of Rhesus Macaques: Dr. Joseph W. Kemnitz University of Wisconsin – Madison, USA

Vascular aging and risk as imaged by intima and intima/media thickness ratio superior to conventional carotid imaging (CCA-IMT): Prof. Tord Naessen, MD, PhD, Department of Women’s and Children’s health, Section for Obstetrics & Gynecology, Uppsala University, SE-751 85, Uppsala, Sweden

Anti-ageing effects of spermine on mammals: Associate Professor Kuniyasu Soda, Cardiovascular Research Institute Graduate School, Doctor Course of Medical Science Saitama Medical Center, Jichi Medical University 1-847 Amanuma, Omiya, Saitama-city, Saitama, Japan

The Ageing Eye: A delicate metabolic balancing act: Dr Jeremy M Sivak, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto School of Medicine, Glaucoma Research Chair, Toronto Western Research Institute, University Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Long term effects of olfactory bulbectomy in a putative model for Alzheimer’s disease: The protecting role of essential fatty acids: Prof. Shlomo Yehuda, Bar Ilan University, 17 Beeri St, Tel Aviv, Israel

Additional Speakers include

Dr. Amit Arora, Consultant Physician/Geriatrician and Honorary Clinical Lecturer Chairman, England Council, British Geriatrics Society West Buildings University Hospital of North Staffordshire Stoke On Trent, UK

Dr Marios Kyriazis, Italy

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