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Healthy Ageing

08 - 10 September 2021Wellcome Genome Campus, UK
Deadlines (at 23:59 UTC):
  • Abstract deadline 13 July 2021
  • Registration deadline 10 August 2021

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From molecules to organisms

  • Summary

    This event was origially scheduled 27 – 29 May 2020 and was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

    The third conference in this series will focus on recent discoveries and current challenges in ageing research, with a focus on translating basic research insights into health improvement for older people.

    Ageing can lead to declining health and function, and it is the major risk factor for cancer, neurodegenerative and cardiovascular disease. We aim to explore the mechanisms of ageing in cells, tissues and organisms in order to identify interventions that can ameliorate its negative effects.

    The conference will focus on how recent developments in cell- and immune-senescence, neuroinflammation, stem cells and epigenetics are leading to an increased understanding of the ageing process. This year’s meeting will also highlight research into the ageing brain and nervous system and discuss lifestyle interventions for health improvement.

    The meeting is aimed at scientists, clinicians and drug developers involved in research into ageing and other relevant fields.

  • Programme

    The conference will start at approximately 12:30 (BST) on 8 September and close at approximately 14:00 on 9 September 2021. All times are given in British Summer Time. See the time where you are here.

    Topics will include:

    • Cellular senescence
    • Cellular homeostasis
    • Metabolism
    • Immortality
    • The ageing brain / nervous system
    • Life style intervention / nutrition
  • Organisers / Speakers

    Scientific programme committee

    Andrew Dillin

    Andrew Dillin
    University of California, Berkeley, USA

    Linda Partridge

    Linda Partridge
    Max-Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Germany

    Thomas Rando

    Thomas Rando
    Stanford University School of Medicine, USA

    Eline Slagboom

    Eline Slagboom
    Leiden University Medical Centre, The Netherlands

    Keynote speakers

    Judith Campisi

    Judith Campisi
    Buck Institute for Research on Aging, USA

    David Sabatini

    David Sabatini
    Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, USA

    Confirmed Speakers

    Darren Baker – Mayo Clinic, USA
    Yves Barral – ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    Elke Deuerling – University of Konstanz, Germany
    Peter de Keizer – UMC Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Judith Frydman – Stanford University, USA
    Daniela Kaufer – UC Berkeley, USA
    Jonathan Kipnis – University of Virginia, USA
    James Mitchell – Harvard University, USA
    Ellen Nollen – University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    Thomas Nyström – University of Gothenburg, Sweden
    Lena Pernas – Max PIanck Institute, Germany
    Manuel Serrano – IRB Barcelona, Spain
    Gerald Shadel – Salk Institute, USA
    Rebecca Taylor – MRC, UK
    Elcin Ünal – UC Berkeley, USA

    Conference organiser

    Nicole Schatlowski, Senior Scientific Programme Officer
    Jemma Beard, Conference & Events Organiser


  • Registration / Accommodation
    Early bird discount
    (until 15 June 2021)

    Standard rate
    (until 15 June 2021)
    Student No accommodation TBC TBC
    Student On-site twin accommodation TBC TBC
    Student On-site single accommodation TBC TBC
    Academic No accommodation TBC TBC
    Academic On-site twin accommodation TBC TBC
    Academic On-site single accommodation TBC TBC
    Commercial No accommodation TBC TBC
    Commercial On-site twin accommodation TBC TBC
    Commercial On-site single accommodation TBC TBC

    The registration fee includes entrance to the lectures and poster sessions, an abstract book, meals (lunch and dinner) and refreshments during the conference. Breakfast will be provided for delegates who have booked accommodation.

    Accommodation is provided for the nights of 8 and 9 September 2021. Please note: there is limited onsite accommodation and this will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, early registration is recommended.

    If you wish to book onsite accommodation either side of the conference dates, please contact the Conference Centre directly.

    Travel visas
    Contact the conference organiser if you require a letter to support a travel visa application. Please note: letters will only be provided to confirmed registrants.

    Non-European Economic Area or Swiss nationals may be required to have a visa to enter the UK.
    Early application is strongly advised, as this process can take 6-8 weeks or longer.

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  • Abstracts

    We welcome abstracts from all areas relevant to the main themes of the meeting, for both oral and poster presentations. Several oral presentations will be chosen from the abstracts submitted.

    Abstracts will only be considered from registered delegates. Please use our online abstract submission system and follow the instructions given to ensure your abstract is submitted correctly. All abstracts must be submitted by the deadline. If you are intending to submit more than one abstract, please contact the conference organiser prior to registration.

    The scientific programme committee will assess your abstract after the deadline has passed and you will be notified whether you have been selected for an oral or poster presentation.

    Poster boards onsite will accommodate 118 cm high by 84 cm wide (A0- portrait) of printed material. Accepted abstracts will appear in the conference programme book and poster boards will be allocated at the conference.

    Abstract deadline: 13 July 2021

  • Bursaries

    A limited number of registration bursaries are available for PhD students to attend this conference (up to 50% of the standard registration fee) from Wellcome Genome Campus Scientific Conferences.

    To apply, please contact the conference organiser. You will be sent a unique registration link which will hold your place, without taking payment, until you have been notified of the outcome of your application.

    The following documents will need to be provided as part of the bursary application:

    • Abstract (to be submitted via the portal during the registration process)
    • CV
    • A justification letter (explain how you will benefit from attending the conference)
    • A supporting letter from supervisor stating financial need

    If you have already registered for the conference you are still welcome to apply for a bursary, please contact the conference organiser.

    Bursary deadline: 29 June 2021

    Additional funding opportunities
    Visit our support page for additional financial support currently available.

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