. Healthy Ageing and Regenerative Medicine .
8th European Congress of Biogerontology jointly organised with the 2nd international RESOLVE meeting . 10th - 13th March 2013 . Beer-Sheva . Israel
A brief report by Vadim Fraifeld, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva:
The meeting started at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, and continued at the Dead Sea. This outstanding event was in continuation of the activities of the Biological Section of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics; European Region (IAGG-ER, http://iagg-er.org/), in a close cooperation with the Consortium of RESOLVE.
Internationally acknowledged speakers presented their results related to the major questions:
- Is ageing a common mechanism of age-related diseases?
- How can the breakthroughs in regenerative medicine help in promoting healthy lifespan?
- What are other ways to promote a healthy lifespan?
The meeting provided a unique arena for discussing these principle questions, which may have a crucial impact on the progress in ageing research and for developing new strate- gies in health policy. A special emphasis should be placed on age-related pathology associated with an imbalanced fibroproliferative repair, an emerging challenge of the 21st century.
The major conclusion of the meeting: Understanding and combating the fibroproliferative disorders as well as other age-related diseases could be achieved only in the context of ageing.
The Programme and Abstracts are available at the congress website: http://biogerontology.wix.com/resolve
Picture 1: The participants of the ECB 2013.
Picture 2: At the Senat Hall, Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva.
Picture 3: Paricipants of the ECB 2013 "on the road".
Picture 4: Dr. Aubrey de Grey, Poster Session at the Dead Sea.
Picture 5: Prof. Suresh Rattan (President Biological Section of IAAG-ER) and Prof. Vadim Fraifeld (Chair of the ECB 2013).