In the last few weeks we had three International Forums with well-known experts in the field of aging. Here is more information about the activities:
May 23 International Forum with Luigi Ferucci.
Biosketch: Luigi Ferucci is Scientific Director of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Ferucci’s main research interest is in the causal pathways leading to progressive physical and cognitive decline in older persons. Dr. Ferrucci has made major contributions to the design of many epidemiological studies conducted in the U.S. and in Europe, including the European Longitudinal Study on Aging, the “ICare Dicomano Study,” the AKEA study of Centenarians in Sardinia, and the Women’s Health and Aging Study. He was also the Principal Investigator of the InCHIANTI study examining risk factors for mobility disability in older persons.
Title of Luigi Ferucci’s talk at ARC International Forum: Aging beyond description: the example of sarcopenia.
May 29 International Forum with Geert Jan Biessels
Biosketch: Geert Jan Biessels is Professor of Neurology at the Brain Center Rudolf Magnus Institute, and director of the General Neurology at Utrecht University Medical Center in the Netherlands. Professor Biessels’ research interest is in vascular cognitive impairment – cognitive dysfunction due to vascular disease. In 2012, his group was able, for the first time, to detect cerebral microinfarcts in vivo. Cognition and dementia in people with diabetes is another key topic of professor Biessels’ research and his group has successfully demonstrated the trajectories of cognitive function in T2DM and related structural brain changes on MRI.
Title of Geert Jan Biessels’ talk at ARC International Forum: Cognitive dysfunction in diabetes: where do we stand and how to move forward.
June 5 International Forum with Anne B. Newman.
Biosketch: Anne B. Newman is professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology in the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research deals with the determinants of physical and cognitive function as well as successful aging and longevity. She is especially interested in the role of cardiovascular disease in aging. Professor Newman is presently the Principal Investigator of several long term cohort studies and clinical trials in older adults funded by the National Institute on Aging. Professor Newman is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Science.
Title of Anne B. Newman’s talk at ARC International Forum: Healthy aging – Impact of Cardiovascular Disease