Fwd: [GRG] The Geroscience Initiative: Challenges and New Perspectives and 2015 AGE Meeting

Dear GRG Member,

 

Reminder about the 44th AGE Annual Meeting May 29 – June 1

 

Re aging solutions for humans — pre-conference symposium is particularly relevant.

 

May 29 Pre-conference Symposium

The Geroscience Initiative: Challenges and New Perspectives

Organizers: Felipe Sierra, National Institute on Aging and  James Nelson, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

 

Sessions of particular interest for humans – see online program below to decide what’s important to you.

8:15 AM

Introductory Remarks,  Felipe Sierra, Ph.D.            

 

10:15 AM to 11:45 AM

Session II.  Aging Processes that underlie the exponential increase in cancer and cardiovascular

Steve Horvath, UCLA The epigenetic clock, biological age & cancer

 

6:30 pm

President’s Welcome and Opening Panel  Open to Public   

The Path Ahead:  Directors’ Perspectives on Developing  Research Programs to Promote Healthy Aging        

Chair:  Brian Kennedy, Buck Institute; Panelists:  Pinchas Cohen, MD, USC; Rita Effros, PhD,, UCLA; James Kirkland, MD, PhD, The Mayo Clinic; Nicolas Musi, MD, Barshop/San Antonio, Nir Barzilai, MD, Einstein   

 

Online program — subject to revision

http://ift.tt/1GKRM2x

 

May 30

Kenneth Rockwood, Dalhousie University    Metrics for Frailty in Humans

 

June 1 Session 9: Pharmacologic Interventions Targeting Aging Processes: Worms to Humans

Randy Strong, Barshop/San Antonio Intervention Testing From Animal models to Humans

 

Online program — subject to revision:

http://ift.tt/1Hs92gm

 

General announcement

http://ift.tt/1ppc5gv

 

Johnny

 

John M. “Johnny” Adams

Executive Director Gerontology Research Group

JAdams@grg.org

(650) 265-4969

(949) 922-9786 cell

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CEO / Exec. Director

Carl I. Bourhenne Medical Research Foundation / Aging Intervention Foundation

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About Johnny Adams

My full-time commitment is to slow and ultimately reverse age related functional decline to increase healthy years of life. I’ve been active in this area since the 1970s, steadily building skills and accomplishments. I have a good basic understanding of the science of aging, and have many skills that complement those of scientists so they can focus on science to advance our shared mission. Broad experience Top skills: administration, management, information technology (data and programming), communications, writing, marketing, market research and analysis, public speaking, forging ethical win-win outcomes among stakeholders (i.e. high level "selling"). Knowledge in grant writing, fundraising, finance. Like most skilled professionals, I’m best described as a guy who defines an end point, then figures out how to get there. I enjoy the conception, design, execution and successful completion of a grand plan. Executive Director Gerontology Research Group (GRG). Manages Email discussion forum, web site, meetings and oversees supercentenarian (oldest humans, 110+ years) research. CEO / Executive Director Carl I. Bourhenne Medical Research Foundation (Aging Intervention Foundation), an IRS approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit. http://www.AgingIntervention.org Early contributor to Supercentenarian Research Foundation. Co-Founder Geroscience Healthspan Forum. Active contributor to numerous initiatives to increase healthy years of life. Co-authored book on conventional, practical methods available today to slow the processes of aging – nutrition, exercise, behavior modification and motivation, stress reduction, proper supplementation, damage caused by improper programs, risk reduction and others. Fundamental understanding of, and experience in the genomics of longevity (internship analyzing and curating longevity gene papers). Biological and technical includes information technology, software development and computer programming, bioinformatics and protein informatics, online education, training programs, regulatory, clinical trials software, medical devices (CAT scanners and related), hospital electrical equipment testing program. Interpersonal skills – good communication, honest, well liked, works well in teams or alone. Real world experience collaborating in interdisciplinary teams in fast paced organizations. Uses technology to advance our shared mission. Education: MBA 1985 University of Southern California -- Deans List, Albert Quon Community Service Award (for volunteering with the American Longevity Association and helping an elderly lady every other week), George S. May Scholarship, CA State Fellowship. BA psychology, psychobiology emphasis 1983 California State University Fullerton Physiological courses as well as core courses (developmental, abnormal etc). UCLA Psychobiology 1978, one brief but fast moving and fulfilling quarter. Main interest was the electrochemical basis of consciousness. Also seminars at the NeuroPsychiatric Institute. Other: Ongoing conferences, meetings and continuing education. Aging, computer software and information technology. Some molecular biology, biotech, bio and protein informatics, computer aided drug design, clinical medical devices, electronics, HIPAA, fundraising through the Assoc. of Fundraising Professionals. Previous careers include: Marketing Increasing skill set and successes in virtually all phases, with valuable experience in locating people and companies with the greatest need and interest in a product or service, and sitting across the table with decision makers and working out agreements favorable to all. Information Technology: Management, data analysis and programming in commercial and clinical trials systems, and bioinformatics and protein informatics. As IT Director at Newport Beach, CA based technology organization Success Family of Continuing Education Companies, provided online software solutions for insurance and financial professionals in small to Fortune 500 size companies. We were successful with lean team organization (the slower moving competition was unable to create similar software systems). Medical devices: At Omnimedical in Paramount CA developed and managed quality assurance dept. and training depts. for engineers, physicians and technicians. Designed hospital equipment testing program for hospital services division. In my early 20’s I was a musician, and studied psychology and music. Interned with the intention of becoming a music therapist. These experiences helped develop valuable skills used today to advance our shared mission of creating aging solutions.
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