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6 Ways to Talk to People about Ending Aging – Moscow Nov 4th


Lifespan Extension Advocacy Foundation, in collaboration with Singularity University Moscow Chapter and consulting group Deloitte, is hosting an expert discussion in Moscow on how to inform society about the potential and the advancement of gerontology and preventive medicine. These experts believe that attracting people’s attention to the capabilities of medical technologies to prevent aging might help extend the healthy period of life and significantly decrease morbidity from age-related diseases.

The panel discussion “6 ways to talk to people about ending aging” will bring together famous futurists, scientists, science popularizers and public figures who foster the dissemination of the idea to prevent aging in Russia and other countries.

Jose Luis Cordeiro, fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS), director of life extension advocacy organization Humanity Plus

Valerija Udalova (Pride), director of Russian cryo company KrioRus, methodologist of the Human Aging System Diagram project

Eugeny Kuznetsov, general director of InfraFund of RVC, ambassador of Singularity University in Russia

Maxim Kholin, co-founder of the group «Gero», which develops therapies and blockchain solutions for significant lifespan extension

Anastasia Egorova, vice president of the Foundation Science for Life Extension and director of Open Longevity ICO

Carlos Garcia Hernandez, director of Lolabooks publishing house, which released the book by Aubrey de Grey and Michael Rae, Ending Aging, in Spanish

Anton Smolkin, head of the department of humanitarian disciplines of Liberal Arts College (School of Public Policy, RANEPA), deputy editor-in-chief of the journal Sociology of Power

In Russia, as in many other developed countries, the population is aging rapidly, the incidence of age-related diseases is increasing, and the burdens to the health care system and social protection system are growing. One of the ways to reduce the economic and geopolitical risks caused by population aging is the accelerated implementation of medical interventions capable of counteracting the main mechanisms of aging and preventing age-related pathology.

Elena Milova, Director of the Board of Lifespan Extension Advocacy Foundation/, moderator of the event:

“In recent decades, science has made great progress in understanding the key mechanisms of aging and their role in the development of age-related diseases. Scientists are already able to extend the healthy lifespan of laboratory animals by 30-40%, and some of the approaches used for this are at the human clinical trial stage. The first anti-aging medicines for people, such as senolytics, immunotherapy, and thymus regeneration, can enter the market in the next 5 to 7 years, and they might help to postpone cancer, diabetes and heart disease at later ages. Imagine how society could benefit from the opportunity to extend the healthy period of life. Older people are the intellectual elite of the nation; to ensure healthy longevity is a direct investment in the development of the country.”

Jin Kolesnikov, CEO of IDS Innovation, co-founder of Singularity University Moscow Chapter, co-moderator of the event:

“Population aging and the rise of age-related diseases are the very problems where finding a solution means improving the lives of billions of people, because by 2050, about a quarter of the population will be at least 60 years old. The development and implementation of technologies to address aging require the involvement of all public stakeholders and government.”

LEAF is inviting gerontologists and other scientists, representatives of local and foreign biotechnology companies, consulting companies in the public health field, NGOs fostering the adoption of healthy lifestyles, long-term care professionals, and fitness industry representatives to attend the event.

The discussion will take place on November 4, from 15:00 to 18:00, in Deloitte’s training department.  Address: Moscow, Lesnaya street, 5B, second floor. Simultaneous translation (Rus-Eng) will be provided. The event is free and open to the public, but preliminary registration and ID are mandatory. To register, please click the link and follow the instructions.

For media enquiries:

Elena Milova, Director of the Board of  LEAF/
[email protected]

+7 (985) 809 29 95

Anastasiya Ernays-Eskarsa, PR SingularityU in Russia

[email protected]

+7(968) 902 58 80

CategoryAdvocacy, News
About the author

Elena Milova

Elena has been a longevity activist and advocate since 2013, when she first started to organize educational events to make new evidence-based methods of healthy life extension more popular. The last few years have seen Elena leading some successful projects in Russia, aimed at spreading the idea of healthy longevity among decision makers as well as the general public. Several years of lobbying resulted in the inclusion of her propositions in the strategic program documents of the Russian Federation related to the problems of the elderly. She is a co-author of the book “Aging Prevention for All” (in Russian, 2015), where, among other topics, she is sharing how to facilitate the adoption of the healthy lifestyle to promote the period of good health. In 2015, Elena helped to shape and coordinate the successful crowdfunding campaign of the Major Mouse Testing Program – a study of Senolytic drug combinations on mouse lifespan. In 2017 at LEAF, Elena led a successful advocacy project to include the problems of the elderly into the WHO’s 13th Programme of Work . Previously Elena has worked as a project manager in the pharmaceutical and advertisement industries, helping to promote new drugs and therapies. This experience helped her to realize that the existing therapies were not 100% effective and could not completely stop age-related diseases – which has ignited an interest for the development of innovative therapies. Elena graduated with a bachelor’s in both psychology and foreign languages and is now working to earn her MBA at the oldest Russian business school MIRBIS.
  1. jimofoz
    November 1, 2017

    Dr. Janko Nikolich-Zugich, Of SENS 5 conference fame, thinks that rejuvenating the thymus alone without also rejuvenating the lymph nodes won’t achieve much:

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