Keystone Symposia

This meeting took place in 2017

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Aging and Mechanisms of Aging-Related Disease (E2)

Organizer(s) Kazuo Tsubota, Shin-ichiro Imai, Matt Kaeberlein and Joan Mannick
May 15—19, 2017
Pacifico Yokohama • Yokohama, Japan
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Jan 17, 2017
Abstract Deadline: Feb 15, 2017
Scholarship Deadline: Jan 17, 2017
Discounted Registration Deadline: Mar 15, 2017

Sponsored by Astellas Pharma Inc., Journal of Molecular Cell Biology (JMCB) and Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences. Special scholarship support provided by the Japanese Society of Anti-Aging Medicine.

Summary of Meeting:
Populations are aging rapidly worldwide, particularly in Asia, driving a strong interest in aging/longevity research. This Keystone Symposia meeting will capture the cutting-edge front of this exciting field of science, covering essential aspects of aging/longevity research, including critical signaling pathways and regulators, inter-tissue communication, stem cells, stress and damage responses, cellular senescence, physiological rhythms, human genetics and mental well-being (happiness). Because aging is a systemic phenomenon, it is important to address various layers of the aging/longevity-controlling hierarchy, particularly focusing on metabolic regulation, including mitochondria, NAD+, oxidative stress, inflammation, protein homeostasis, autophagy and many other age-associated pathophysiologies. The outcome of these studies needs to be translated to resolve social and economic issues caused by rapidly aging societies. Novel therapeutic and preventive interventions have been explored and developed as a growing attempt to meet the unmet needs of our aging societies, and these new aspects of aging/longevity research and the gaps in knowledge between the basic science and practical applications will also be covered in the meeting. There is a growing body of evidence that our modern lifestyle, such as the heavy use of blue light in smart phones and tablet computers, affects physiological rhythms and metabolism, promoting age-associated diseases such as obesity, diabetes, cancer and depression. Therefore, it is now time to think differently about what we can do to deal with all these problems in light of recent progress in this exciting field of science.

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Japanese Society of Anti-Aging Medicine Scholarship Recipients

Tandrika Chattopadhyay
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, India

Yuki Imaizumi
Osaka University, Japan

Emi Inagaki
Keio University, Japan

Eng Soon Khor
University of Malaya, Malaysia

Javier Koh
Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore

Hirokazu Muraoka
Keio University, Japan

Nobutoshi Nawa
Osaka University, Japan

Indra Pal
AIIMS, India

Mari Sasaki
Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan

Eisha Shaw
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India

Hiroyuki Tamiya
University of Tokyo, Japan

Kang Xu
Tsinghua University, China

Tsunehisa Yamamoto
University of Pennsylvania, USA

National Institute on Aging (NIA) Scholarship Recipients

Clea Barcena
University of Oviedo, Spain

Motoshi Hayano
Harvard Medical School, USA

Alaattin Kaya
Harvard Medical School, USA

Kevin L. Lu
University of Michigan, USA

Tapash Jay Sarkar
Stanford University, USA

Lauren Tindale
BC Cancer Agency, Canada