The 2015 Ageing Summit : Not too late to submit a poster


This meeting has an open oral and poster session.
Abstracts can be submitted on any subject related to ageing

Abstracts for poster presentation only can be submitted up to two weeks before the event

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10 February 2015 – 12 February 2015

This event will look at current scientific research and thinking regarding the ageing process.With discussions ranging from discovery of biomarkers and assay development to the immunology of ageing, this event promises to be packed with discussion and debate and is an ideal opportunity to discover what is new in the field.


Talks include:


Aging Viewed from the Arterial Wall, The Long and Winding Road of Arterial Stiffness:
Dr Majd AlGhatrif, MD, IPA appointee, Human Cardiovascular Studies
Laboratory of Cardiovascular Science, National Institute on Aging,  Assistant Professor, Medicine,
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, USA

Towards a greater cortical control of balance with advancing age:
Dr Stéphane Baudry, Faculty for Motor Sciences, Universite Libre De Bruxelles, Belgium

The role of chromatin state transformations in ageing:
Dr Yuriy Shckorbatov, Head of Department of Genetics, Institute of Biology,
Kharkiv National University, Ukraine

Hypertension, Telomere Length and Arteriosclerosis in Non-Diseased Human Kidneys:
Professor. Dr. Maarten Naesens, MD, PhD, Department of Nephrology,
Dialysis and Renal Transplantation, University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium,
Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, KU Leuven, Belgium

Immune cells: their part in brain ageing:
Dr Jennifer Pocock, Senior Lecturer and Principal Investigator, Department of Neuroinflammation,
University College London Institute of Neurology, London, UK


Longevity and beta-2 microglobulin:
Professor Bernard Cheung, Sun Chieh Yeh Heart Foundation Professor in Cardiovascular Therapeutics,
Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong

The role of the telomerase protein TERT in brain ageing and neurodegeneration:
Dr. Gabriele Saretzki, Lecturer in Ageing Research, Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

The extracellular senescence metabolome in ageing and cancer: 
Professor Ken Parkinson,  Queen Mary,  University of London, UK


Human Ageing at the Individual Level is a Unique Experience and Chronic
Degenerative Diseases are Variants of that Ageing Process:
Dr Michael Singer; Queen’s University Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Aging, Neurogenesis, and neuroinflammatory linkage in brain self-repair ability related to Parkinson’s disease:
Professor Bianca Marchetti,  Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, Dept. of Clinical and Molecular Biomedicine Pharmacology Section, University of Catania Medical School, Italy

The `hidden’ Epidemic of Adult Alzheimer & Neurological deaths  in the USA and 20 Western countries 19890-2010: A Controlled Study
Professor Colin Pritchard, Ph.D.,M.A.,AAPSW.,AcSS.,FRSA., Professor in Psychiatric Social Work, School of Health & Social Care,  Bournemouth, UK

Chronic Inflammation, Proteases and Extracellular Matrix Degradation in Extrinsic Aging:
Professor David Granville, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia,
Director, GEM Facility, Centre for Heart Lung Innovation,St. Paul’s Hospital Co-Director,
Founder and CSO, viDA Therapeutics, Inc.Vancouver, BC, Canada

Hormones and Aging:
Dr Cheryl Anne Frye, USA


Successful ageing: Is it the solution to population ageing
Dr Claire Donnellan PhD, MA, Reg. Psychol., RGN, PG Dip Stats Senior Lecturer in Psychologym
Bahrain, Adliya, Kingdom of Bahrain

Expression of phosphorylated H2AX histone in the aging mouse brain and its relation
with slowly cycling neurons:
Professor Adalberto Merighi, Dipartimento di Scienze Veterinarie, GRUGLIASCO  (Torino), Italy

Ageing induced changes of the thermosensor plasma membrane may result in a downregulated
expression of stress protein molecular chaperones:
Professor Laszlo Vigh, HAS,  Biological Research Centre (BRC), Head of the Molecular Stress Biology Group Institute of Biochemistry Hungary

Can we currently slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease
Dr Naji Tabet  BS, MSc (Immunol), MSc (Psych), PGCert (Med Ed), MD (Lon), MRCPsych,
Senior Lecturer & Consultant, Old Age Psychiatry, Course Leader, MSc Dementia Studies Clinical Lead,
Cognitive Treatment & Research Unit, Medical Lead for Research,
R&D Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Postgraduate Medicine,
Brighton & Sussex Medical School, UK

Ageing and rejuvenation in relation to reproduction strategy:
Dr Helen Nilsson Sköld, Universitet of Gothenburg, Sweden

Biocomplexity, chaos, and fractality in the search of biomarkers of aging and pathology:
Dr Annamaria Zaia, INRCA, Italian National Research Centres on Aging,  Italy

The aging effects on mitochondria function in brain as measured using
PET and 18F-BCPP-EF: 

Dr Hideo Tsukada, Central Research Laboratory, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K, JAPAN

Genetics of Healthy Ageing: What do genes tell us about Ageing Better
Dr Irene Maeve Rea, Senior Lecturer and Consultant Physician Geriatric Medicine School of Medicine,
Dentistry and Biomedical Science, Queens University Belfast and Belfast City Hospital, Belfast, Ireland

Renal functional changes in ageing- what is the boundary between normal
ageing and pathology

Prof. Mitchell Rosner, MD, Henry B. Mulholland Professor of Medicine Chairman, Department of Medicine University of Virginia Health System Charlottesville, Virginia, US

Targeting age-related hearing loss: 
Prof. Isabel Varela Nieto, Neurobiology of Hearing Group,
Hearing Evaluation Service, Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas “Alberto Sols”. CSIC-UAM, Madrid, Spain

Interventions in Ageing: Lessons from Studies of Rhesus Macaques: 
Dr. Joseph W. Kemnitz, University of Wisconsin – Madison, USA

Vascular aging and risk as imaged by intima and intima/media thickness ratio superior to
conventional carotid imaging (CCA-IMT):

Prof. Tord Naessen, MD, PhD, Department of Women’s and Children’s health, Section for Obstetrics & Gynecology, Uppsala University, SE-751 85, Uppsala, Sweden

Anti-ageing effects of spermine on mammals: 
Associate Professor Kuniyasu Soda, Cardiovascular Research Institute Graduate School, Doctor Course of Medical Science Saitama Medical Center, Jichi Medical University, Saitama, Japan

The Ageing Eye: A delicate metabolic balancing act:
Dr Jeremy M Sivak, PhD,   Assistant Professor, University of Toronto School of Medicine, Glaucoma  Research Chair, Toronto Western Research Institute, University Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Long term effects of olfactory bulbectomy in a putative model for Alzheimer’s disease:
The protecting role of essential fatty acids: 

Professor Shlomo Yehuda, Bar Ilan University, 17 Beeri St, Tel Aviv, Israel

Identification of potential proteomic biomarkers of ageing in human muscle:
Dr. Daniel Béchet, Research Director,UMR1019, INRA, Clermont University, France

The importance of declining adaptational capacities for gene expression, especially of shock and stress genes, during ageing, and the contribution of such declining capabilities to the overall ageing phenotype, and to age-related diseases.
Professor Kelvin J. A. Davies, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Carergiver distress in dementia
Ms Kaye Ervin, University of Melbourne, Vic, Australia.


Additional Speakers include

Dr. Amit Arora, Consultant Physician/Geriatrician and Honorary Clinical Lecturer Chairman,
England Council, British Geriatrics Society West Buildings University Hospital of North Staffordshire Stoke On Trent, UK

Dr Marios Kyriazis, Italy

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