We are cordially inviting you to the third seminar in a series organized by our new CLEA Longevity Plus Research Group: a transdisciplinary approach to wellbeing. The group aims to integrate and elaborate scientific approaches towards a long and happy life.
CLEA Longevity+ Research Group
Healthy Longevity Promotion: Scientific and Social Perspectives
by Ilia Stambler
Tuesday 1 June 2021
17:00 - 18:30 CET
Zoom Meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/91383145616?pwd=azBlbWNlaTQ2YlQ3TVVsdHh6UHlHZz09
Meeting ID: 913 8314 5616
Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/1eDZWKQvW
With aging representing a major healthcare and general social problem, and biomedical research driving to provide solutions to ameliorate it, there is a need to inform and engage the academic community, decision makers and the broad public regarding the state of research on healthy longevity extension, its facilitation and its social and economic implications. To address this task, it is necessary to explore the interdisciplinary interrelation of scientific, social and normative implications of biomedical aging and longevity research and development (R&D). Despite the broadness of the field, the issues involved can be categorized according to: 1) Scientific and technological feasibility, evaluating R&D directions, entities and programs active in the field; 2) Ethical, individual, and social desirability of the results of such R&D, including issues of accessibility, resources and regulation policy; 3) Normative regulatory, ethical and civic commitments for research and public health policy, building on and synthesizing the first 2 groups. This presentation will briefly outline all three main groups of questions, in their historical and contemporary aspects.
Ilia Stambler, PhD, is the Chief Science Officer of “Vetek” (Seniority) Association – the Movement for Longevity and Quality of Life (Israel) (http://www.longevityisrael.org/). He received his PhD at the Department of Science, Technology and Society, Bar Ilan University, Israel. His studies have focused on the historical and social implications of aging and longevity research. He is also involved in mathematical modeling of aging and aging-related diseases (https://ec.europa.eu/eip/ageing/commitments-tracker/a3/quantified-longevity-guide-qlg_en). He is the author of the books “A History of Life-extensionism in the Twentieth Century”, and “Longevity Promotion: Multidisciplinary Perspectives” (www.longevityhistory.com).
He is actively involved in advocacy for aging and longevity research (www.longevityforall.org), serving as the chairman of the Israeli Longevity Alliance (http://www.longevityisrael.org/), executive committee member of the International Society on Aging and Disease (http://www.isoad.org/), International Longevity Alliance (http://www.longevityalliance.org), and the Global Healthspan Policy Institute (https://healthspanpolicy.org/).
His research papers have appeared in Progress in Neurobiology, Aging and Disease, Cancer Detection and Prevention, Rejuvenation Research, Current Aging Science, Global Aging, Mechanisms of Ageing and Development, Frontiers in Genetics, Geroscience, Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging, Encyclopedia of Biomedical Gerontology, and other scientific journals and books.
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