The American Aging Association annual conference will be held from Friday, May 30-Monday, June 2, 2014, at The Westin Riverwalk Hotel, 420 W Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205.
The theme of the main conference is "Slowing Aging: Signaling, Stress Resistance, Stem Cells, and Small Molecules, Insights from Old and New Models." A preconference symposium will focus on the role of mitochondria, the body's cellular compartments that generate the majority of the energy that fuels daily activities, in aging.
The conference features a number of noteworthy presentations and events.
- A keynote lecture by Toren Finkel, M.D., Ph.D., National Institutes of Health, on the role of a protein called mTOR in the biology of aging
- Presentations on how the internal circadian clock, our body's natural rhythm, can affect lifespan
- An in-depth look at the newly discovered FAT10 gene and how it might revolutionize the field of aging research
- Profiles of animals in the wild and why some live longer than others
- A Friday evening panel discussion on the prospects for increased healthspan and the role of aging research that is open to the public
Journalists are invited to attend the conference free of charge. Please note that preregistration is encouraged.
To preregister or for any questions, please contact Noel Lloyd at 202.370.7852 or firstname.lastname@example.org.