Gerontology Research Group Online Meetings

Dear GRG Member, Two GRG online meetings are scheduled.

1) Saturday May 2 — 10:00 am Pacific, 1:00 pm ET, 5:00 pm GMT We will meet with GoToMeeting.  A test run will be done the day before, so if you are not familiar with GoToMeeting but would like to join or watch – and make sure it works for you — contact me at JAdams@grg.org or call (949) 922-9786. Agenda:

  • Introduction
  • A moment of silence, reflection or prayer in memory of L. Stephen Coles
  • Robert Young, Director of the Supercentenarian Research and Database division will bring us up to date on recent supercentenarian activities.
  • I’ll briefly discuss
    • The severe problem that currently exists with pre-clinical testing – and –
    • Solutions: Engineered (lab grown) tissue systems for drug and aging therapy assessment
      • Here and now: Organovo’s exVive3D™ Liver and Tissue Testing Services
      • Under development: Tissue chips — engineered (lab grown) tissue systems — heart, liver, lung, kidney, brain and others — connected by blood supply
  • Then the MAIN EVENT

Vince Giuliano will make a presentation on liposome delivered aging intervention therapies in humans.

  • Principles
  • Research
  • Practical experience

Vince is the architect of the AGINGSCIENCES™ – Anti-Aging Firewalls™ web site at http://www.anti-agingfirewalls.com/  James P. Watson M.D. is a major contributor. Stay tuned for more details and a more detailed summary from Vince. For more info contact me at JAdams@grg.org or call (949) 922-9786.

To join:

We hope you will join us “in person” with your webcam.  So make sure it’s working.
But a webcam isn’t necessary.

The GoToMeeting system we’ll be using is reliable and fairly straightforward.
Sat, May 2, 2015 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time
Join meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone – click the link below.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/494034349

You can also dial in using your phone.  United States : +1 (408) 650-3112
Access Code: 494-034-349
If it asks for an email address you can put in your own, or meetings@grg.org

To listen (and talk if you wish) there will be both a call in phone number, or you can listen and talk on your computer’s speakers and microphone.

2) Friday May 8 — 10:00 am Pacific, 1:00 pm ET, 5:00 pm GMT This will be an extension of the Tissue chips — engineered (lab grown) tissue systems section of the previous meeting.

Our presenter will be Kristen Fabre, Scientific Program Manager, NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS) and Manager of the Tissue Chip for Drug Screening program

Topic: The Tissue Chip for Drug Screening Initiative. This NIH/DARPA/FDA collaboration aims to develop 3-D human tissue chips that model the structure and function of human organs, such as the lung, liver and heart, and then combine these chips into an integrated system that can mimic complex functions of the human body. Once developed and integrated, researchers can use these models to predict whether a candidate drug, vaccine or biologic agent is safe or toxic in humans in a faster and more cost-effective way than current methods, and how effective a therapeutic candidate would be in clinical studies. We will meet via NIH’s WebEx system.

You will receive instructions on how to join before the meeting.

For more info contact me at JAdams@grg.org or call (949) 922-9786.

Johnny

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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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