A growing number of researchers at Colorado State University and beyond are focused on some aspect of the aging process, and CSU is hosting a free public forum next month for those scientists to discuss their latest findings.
The second meeting of the Front Range Consortium on Aging Research, hosted by CSU’s Department of Health and Exercise Science, will focus on “Accelerating Translation of Aging Treatments.”
Four scientists will present and lead discussions on topics such as translational geroscience, using targeted interventions to delay the aging process using animal models, human pre-clinical trials and neuro-cognitive aging.
The event will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 20 at Block One on 428 Linden St. in Fort Collins.
Registration for the scientific meeting is free, but space is limited. Register by Oct. 6 at www.chhs.colostate.edu/aging-meeting.
About the speakers
Four presenters will speak during the consortium meeting:
• Matt Kaeberlein is a professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Washington. He is also the director of the Dog Aging Project. He will share his thoughts on translational geroscience, in which interventions can lead to promoting health longevity not only in people, but their pets.
• Adam Salmon is an assistant professor and researcher at the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio who focuses on the biology of aging using targeted interventions to delay the aging process using an animal model. He hopes his research will lead to longer and healthier lives.
• Wendy Kohrt is a professor of medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus who will discuss human pre-clinical trials.
• Courtney Miller is an associate professor in the Department of Molecular Medicine and Department of Neuroscience at The Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Florida. She has a strong background in neuroscience and molecular medicine and will discuss neuro-cognitive aging.
Mary Scott Lecture
Those who attend the consortium meeting are also invited to hear two speakers at the Mary Scott Lecture Series being held earlier that day.
The lectures, which begin at 8 a.m. in the same location, focus on healthy aging in people and their pets. The speakers are Kaeberlein and Douglas Thamm, the Barbara Cox Anthony Professor of Oncology and director of clinical research at the Flint Animal Cancer Center.
Graduate students and post-docs are encouraged to present a poster at the sesssion, and a small cash prize will be awarded to presenters of the top posters.
For more information, visit http://col.st/SmFfI.
7:45 a.m. Arrival (coffee, light breakfast available)
8 – 9:30 a.m. Mary Scott Lecture Series
“Translational geroscience: Toward interventions that promote healthy longevity in people and their pets” Matt Kaeberlein, professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Washington and director of the Dog Aging Project
“Dogs get old too: The value of studying age-related canine illness to inform human health” Douglas Thamm, Barbara Cox Anthony Professor of Oncology and director of clinical research at the Flint Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Transition (coffee, light breakfast available and discussion)
Consortium meeting: Accelerating Translation of Aging Treatments
10:30 – 10:50 a.m. Introduction: Karyn Hamilton and Ben Miller of the Department of Health and Exercise Science
10:50 – 11:50 a.m. Lower organisms/basic science: Matt Kaeberlein
11:50 – 12:50 p.m. Animal models: Adam Salmon, assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Medicine, Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
12:50 – 2 p.m. Lunch
2– 3 p.m. Human pre-clinical trials: Wendy Kohrt, professor of medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
3 – 4 p.m. Neuro-cognitive aging: Courtney Miller, associate professor in the Department of Molecular Medicine and Department of Neuroscience at The Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Florida
4 – 5:30 p.m. Student posters and social