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Longevity+ #4: Open Big Data, A.I. and Healthy Longevity by Didier Coeurnelle

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We are cordially inviting you to the third seminar in a series organized by our new CLEA Longevity+ Research Group: a transdisciplinary approach to wellbeing. The group aims to integrate and elaborate scientific approaches towards a long and happy life. 

 

Zoom Meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/97336907675?pwd=aUlVTDE5dzVLQjBTeFZsLzRwcTVKdz09
Meeting ID: 973 3690 7675
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Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/2fzCvax4j

 

The scientists working to tackle aging need a system that is trusted by citizens, managed by a public institution (or an NGO), where, by default (opt out), all health data (anonymized or pseudonymised) can be used for scientific research (and not for any other use). In some countries, they are positive evolutions. The European Commission recently declared it wants citizens from all the Member States to be able to share their health data with healthcare providers and authorities of their choice;

Once, enough data is understood, the next necessary step is to facilitate clinical trials especially for the oldest people. There should be an obligation for ethical committees to decide about trials within a reasonable time. Authorizations should be more standardized, interoperable and transferable between countries. Better standards that allow easier collaboration between institutions, and countries should be created. Another way to accelerate the research could be also via self trials by scientists. 


Bio:

Didier Coeurnelle (Belgium) is co-chair of Heales (Healthy Life Extension Society), which publishes a monthly newsletter of information: The Death of Death and organizes international conferences. He is a spokesman of the French association Technoprog, which aims to “spread the themes and questions related to technologies that could extend and enhance the lives of individuals and of humankind”. He is also a member of the board of the International Longevity Alliance, an active member of the social and environmental movement and a jurist.

He published two books:
Et si on arrêtait de vieillir ! (2013)
Technoprog. Le transhumanisme au service du progrès social. With Marc Roux (2016)

 

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