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Healthy aging symposium


Healthy aging symposium

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AGING FROM A GENETIC AND IMMUNOLOGIC PERSPECTIVE: THE FIRST STEP TO IMPROVE HUMAN HEALTH

This symposium focuses on understanding how aging happens in the human body. Different insights will be discussed, including the link between aging and genetics/immunology.

Speakers

  • Prof. dr. Arne Akbar - University College London, UK
  • Dr. Leen Sleats - Hasselt University, BE
  • Dr. Ann Beliën - Rejuvenate Biomed, BE
  • Dr. David Wilson - National Institute on Aging, USA
  • Prof. dr. Bart Eggen - University Medical Centre Groningen, NL
  • Prof. dr. Stefano Salvioli - University of Bologna, IT

Program 

09.30 - 10.00 Registration
10.00 – 10.05 Introduction
10.05 – 10.30 Dr. Leen Slaets “Healthy Aging: Diagnostics, prevention & novel therapies targeting the aging immune system”
10.30 - 11.00 Dr. Ann Beliën (Rejuvenate) “Drugs in healthy aging: the challenge”
11.00 – 11.30 Dr. David Wilson “Role of DNA Damage and DNA Repair in Disease and Aging”
11.30 – 12.00 Selected oral talks
12.00 – 13.30 Lunch + Posterwalk + Sponsorwalk
13.30 – 14.00 Prof. dr. Bart Eggen “Aging-associated changes in cortical human microglia”
14.00 – 14.30 Prof. dr. Stefano Salvioli “Inflammaging, mitochondrial dysfunction and mitokines in human aging and extreme longevity”
14.30 – 15.15 Prof. dr. Arne Akbar “Blocking inflammation to enhance immunity during ageing”
15.15 – 16.00 Awards + drinks

 

This symposium is partially supported by the Flemish government and the Doctoral School for Health & Life Sciences.