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International conference – Interventions to extend healthspan and lifespan


Today, the Interventions to extend healthspan and lifespan 2018 conference has begun in Kazan, Russia. This is the fifth conference in this series and is a very important event for people who work in the field.

Elena Milova from LEAF is in Kazan and has already brought us a brief introduction to the event, which she streamed live to the Facebook page yesterday.

As you can see from the introduction video, there are a variety of influential speakers, including researchers, that will be giving talks during the next three days. There are also going to be three round-table discussions covering aging theory, practical longevity strategies, and our favorite: approaches to informing the public about the science and plausibility of rejuvenation biotechnology.

Elena will be giving a talk about messaging, how to gain wider public acceptance for the science, and certain aspects of the interactions between academia, science popularizers, representatives of the mass media, and the general public.

It is great to see another superb conference that brings the best researchers together, and the more events like this we have, the better for our community and the field in general.

About the author

Steve Hill

Steve serves on the LEAF Board of Directors and is the Editor in Chief, coordinating the daily news articles and social media content of the organization. He is an active journalist in the aging research and biotechnology field and has to date written over 600 articles on the topic, interviewed over 100 of the leading researchers in the field, hosted livestream events focused on aging, as well as attending various medical industry conferences. His work has been featured in H+ magazine, Psychology Today, Singularity Weblog, Standpoint Magazine, Swiss Monthly, Keep me Prime, and New Economy Magazine. Steve is one of three recipients of the 2020 H+ Innovator Award and shares this honour with Mirko Ranieri – Google AR and Dinorah Delfin – Immortalists Magazine. The H+ Innovator Award looks into our community and acknowledges ideas and projects that encourage social change, achieve scientific accomplishments, technological advances, philosophical and intellectual visions, author unique narratives, build fascinating artistic ventures, and develop products that bridge gaps and help us to achieve transhumanist goals. Steve has a background in project management and administration which has helped him to build a united team for effective fundraising and content creation, while his additional knowledge of biology and statistical data analysis allows him to carefully assess and coordinate the scientific groups involved in the project.
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