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Going for the Longevity Dividend: Scientific Goals for the World's Aging Population

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Posted on Oct 03, 2006, 12 p.m. By Bill Freeman

The Alliance for Aging Research, along with prominent scientists, will call for governments and health care organizations to invest in the extension of healthy life in order to produce a "longevity dividend." Scientists will urge U.S. policymakers to invest in scientific discovery to slow aging in humans.

The Alliance for Aging Research,
along with prominent scientists, will call for governments and health care
organizations to invest in the extension of healthy life in order to
produce a "longevity dividend." Scientists will urge U.S. policymakers to
invest in scientific discovery to slow aging in humans. As lifespan
dramatically increases, so does national health care spending on a wave of
chronic diseases and disabilities such as Alzheimer's, congestive heart
failure, cancer, stroke, diabetes and vision loss. Speakers will address
such topics as: when science will be able to slow aging and the cost; can
older populations make nations both healthier and wealthier; and
international perspectives.
  WHAT:  Capitol Hill Symposium and Luncheon

  WHO:  The Alliance for Aging Research

  Speakers include:

  Robert N. Butler, MD, President and CEO
  International Longevity Center

  Robert Fogel, Ph.D., Nobel Laureate
  University of Chicago Graduate School of Business

  James Goodwin, Ph.D., Head of Research, Help the Aged
  London, England

  Leonard Guarente, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine
  Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  Alex Kalache, Director of Aging and Health Program
  World Health Organization (WHO)

  S. Jay Olshansky, Ph.D., Professor of Epidemiology and
  Biostatistics
  University of Illinois at Chicago

  WHEN:  Tuesday, September 12, 2006
  11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

  WHERE:  Hart Senate Office Building, Room 902
  Constitution Avenue NE
  Washington, DC
  The event is supported by a generous grant from The Florence S. Mahoney
Foundation.
  Founded in 1986, the Alliance for Aging Research is a nonprofit,
independent organization dedicated to improving the health and independence
of aging Americans through public and private funding of medical research
and geriatric education. The Alliance combines the interests of top
scientists, public officials, business executives and foundation leaders to
promote a greater national investment in research and new technologies that
will prepare our nation for the coming senior boom, and improve the quality
of life for today's older generation.


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