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Seventh International Symposium on
Neurobiology and Neuroendocrinology of Aging

Location:    Bregenz Austria
Date:          July 18-23, 2004

The objective of these Symposia is to bring together scientists who have made recent major advances in the study of aging ranging from neuroendocrinology, neurobiology, genetics, and molecular mechanisms to practical issues of treatment and care of the elderly and patients with age-related CNS diseases. Our goals are to bring together speakers who normally would not meet at a meeting devoted to Alzheimer's disease, molecular biology of aging, clinical geriatrics, or other commonly covered topics.

For more information, please write, send a facsimile or email:


Dr. Andrzej Bartke
Director of Research,
Geriatrics Initiative,
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine,
P.O. Box 19636
Springfield, IL 62794-9636, USA
E-Mail: abartke@siumed.edu
or
Dr. Richard E Falvo,
Department of Cell and Molecular Physiology,
Medical Biomolecular Research Building,
103 Mason Farm Road,
School of Medicine,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7545, USA
E-Mail: rfalvo@med.unc.edu

WWW Site:   http://www.neurobiology-and-neuroendocrinology-of-aging.org/


12th ANNUAL SUMMER TRAINING COURSE IN EXPERIMENTAL AGING RESEARCH

Location:   The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
Date:          June 6 - 10, 2004

Sponsored by the National Institute on Aging, this course provides intensive exposure to modern experimental biogerontology for a group of 15 to 20 research scientists. Designed primarily for junior faculty members and advanced postdoctoral fellows who have had at least two years of postdoctoral research experience in some aspect of cell or molecular biology. Senior scientists who wish to become familiar with modern biogerontology are also welcome to apply. Each day will include (a) overview lectures designed to introduce trainees to the results and concerns central to modern experimental gerontology; (b) research development workshops at which students will present their work and research ideas for constructive critique; and (c) faculty research seminars on selected topics.

Topics Include:
Caloric restriction and aging, Invertebrate models for studying aging, Neurodegenerative diseases of aging, Genetic control of longevity, Evolution of aging, Transgenic models to study DNA repair & aging, Comparative biology of aging, Aging of the reproductive system, Cellular phenotypes, aging and cancer, Neuroendocrine systems and aging· Genomic instability and aging · Stress, stress responses and aging

Application deadline: Monday, March 1, 2004

Send CV, publication list, (2) letters of reference and a one-page description of research interests to:


Arlan G. Richardson, PhD, Director
In care of: Ms Nilda Tamames
The Aging Research and Education Center
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive , MSC 7756
San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900


33rd ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN AGING ASSOCIATION

Location:    St. Petersburg (Tampa), Florida, USA
Date:          June 4-7, 2004

CONFERENCE THEMES:

MOLECULAR MECHANISMS OF AGING:
As Modulated by Genes, Hormones and Oxidative Events

 FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2004

 5:00-6:00 PM: AGE Meeting Registration Begins
 6:00-8:00 PM: WELCOME RECEPTION
 8:00-10:00 PM: ANNUAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 2004

 SESSION 1: Non-murine Vertebrate Models of Aging: Mechanistic similarities and differences
 Chair: George Roth, NIH/NIA
 8:10 AM: 1. The mole rat: Rochelle Buffenstein, CCNY/CUNY Testing mechanisms of aging in the longest-living rodent,
 the naked mole-rat
 8:40 AM: 2. Birds: Steve Austad, University of Idaho  Why do birds live so long
 9:10 AM: 3. Fish: David Reznick, University of California,Riverside, "Comparative studies of senescence in natural
 populations of guppies (Poecilia reticulata)"
 9:40 AM: 4: Monkeys: George Roth, NIH/NIA "The monkey model of Caloric Restriction and Aging

 SESSION 2. Invertebrates: Hormones, Receptors and Genes, Effects on Lifespan

 Chair: Tom Johnson, University of Colorado

 10:30 AM 5: Valter Longo University of Southern California. Longevity regulation in Yeast: from Ras to Superoxide
 11:00 AM: 6. Gordon Lithgow (C. elegans) "Molecular chaperones, stress response and lifespan in C.elegans"
 11:30 AM: 7. Marc Tatar (Drosophila) Titile to be announced.
 12:00 AM: 8. Tom Johnson, University of Colorado. (C. Elegans) Response to hypoxia explains much of the differential
 longevity seen in Age mutants of C. elegans

 SESSION 3: Mutational versus  Normal Models for Aging: Comparative features.

 Chair: Andrzej Bartke, Southern Illinos University

 1:30 PM: 9. Richard Maser, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. "Aging and degenerative disease in the telomerase mutant
 mouse"
 2:00 PM: 10. Andrzej Bartke, Southern Illinois University: Interaction of caloric restriction with murine longevity genes
 2:30 PM: 11. Richard Miller, University of Michigan: "Genetics and gene expression studies of aging mice"
 3:00 PM: 12. David Harrison, The Jackson Laboratories: Genetic regulation of mammalian aging

 SESSION 4: Submitted papers session (posters will be mounted also)

 Chair: Don Ingram, NIH/NIA

 3:50 PM: 13.
 4:05 PM: 14.
 4:20 PM 15.
 4:35 PM 16.
 4:50 PM 17.

 7:30 PM: Hayflick Award, and Hayflick Awardee Lecture
 8:30 PM: Open meeting of the NIA sponsored anti-aging treatments grant discussion group

 SUNDAY JUNE 6

 SESSION 5: The Molecular Bases of Cell Senescence

 Chair: Judy Campisi, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 8:00 AM: 18. Jerry Shay, University of Texas SW Med. Center, Dallas "Do short telomeres signal replicative
 senescence?"
 8:30 AM: 19. Richard Faragher, University of Brighton, U.K. "Why do Werner's syndrome patients look the way they do?"
 9:00 AM: 20. Olivia Pereira-Smith, Baylor College of Medicine Studies of the role of the MORF/MRG gene family in cell
 senescence and immortalization.
 9:30 AM: 21. Judy Campisi, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory "Causes and consequences of cellular senescence"
 SESSION 6: Submitted papers session (posters will be mounted also) Chair: James Nelson, University of Texas Health
 Science Center at San Antonio

 10:20 AM: 22.
 10:35 AM: 23.
 10:50 AM: 24.
 11:05 AM: 25.
 11:20 AM: 26.

 SESSION 7. Control of Cell Cycle Activity and Cancer in Aging and Senescence.

 Chair: George Martin, University of Washington

 1:00 PM: 27. Maria Blasco, Spanish National Center of Biotechnology, Madrid, Spain "Mouse models to study the role of
 telomeres and telomerase in Cancer and Aging"
 1:30 PM: 28. Manuel Serrano, Spanish National Center of Biotechnology, Madrid, Spain, "Engineering cancer resistance in
 mice and its consequences on aging"
 2:00 PM: 29. Chu-Xia Deng, NIH/NIDDKD, Roles of BRCA1 in cell cycle checkpoints and aging
 2:30 pm: 30. Irving Weissman, Departments. of Pathology and Developmental Biology, Stanford University School of
 Medicine. Title to be announced.

 SESSION 8. The Role of Mitochondria and Oxidative Damage in Age-related Changes and Disease

 Chair: Arlan Richardson, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

 3:20 PM: 31. David Nichols, The Buck Institute on Aging 'mitochondrial ATP synthesis, calcium regulation and ROS
 control - keeping three balls in the air'
 3:50 PM: 32. Norman Wolf, University of Washington. Measurements of mitochondrial membrane potential and peroxide
 production in the intact aging lens
 4:20 PM: 33. Arlan Richardson, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Deficiencies in
 Mn-Superoxide Dismutase and/or Glutathione Peroxidase-1 Affect Mitochondria Structure and Function”
 4:50 PM: 34. Bennett van Houten, NIH/NIEHS "Oxidative Stress and Mitochondrial DNA damage: sorting out life and
 death decisions"

 7:00-7:20 PM: NICOLAI PRIZE AND GLENN AWARDS TO GRADUATE AND POST-DOCTORAL STUDENTS
 WHOSE POSTERSWERE SELECTED

 7:20-7:50 PM: CURRENT GOALS AND PROJECTIONS OF THE NIA DIVISION OF BIOLOGY OF AGING
 Dr. Huber Warner, Deputy Director, National Institute on Aging

 8:00 PM: OPEN BUSINESS MEETING OF THE AMERICAN AGING ASSOCIATION

 MONDAY, JUNE 7

 SESSION 9. Aging and DNA Damage Responses
 Chair: Jan Vijg. University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

 8:00 AM: 35. Vilhelm Bohr, NIH/NIA Premature aging proteins: links between DNA repair and Aging"
 8:30 AM: 36. Jan Vijg, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio "Genomic instability and aging"
 9:00 AM: 37. A. Heydari, Wayne State University "Age-related decline in Base Excision Repair as Mechanism for
 decreased Genomic Stability with Age."

 9:30 AM: 38. Ian Hickson, University of Oxford, U.K. "Premature aging and cancer predisposition in RecQ helicase-
 deficient disorders"

 SESSION 10. The Nervous System: Age-related Changes and Protection from Deterioration

 Chair: Paula Bickford, University of Southern Florida
 10:20 AM: 39. Robert Floyd, Oklahoma Med. Res. Foundation & Univ. of Oklahoma, "What have we learned about brain
 agingfrom studying the nitrones?"
 10:50 AM: 40. Paula Bickford, University of Southern Florida. "Oxidative stress and inflammation in the aging brain"
 11:20 AM: 41. Ashley Bush, Mass. General Hospital, & Harvard University "The metallobiology of Alzheimer’s disease
 and other neurodegenerative disorders"
 11:50 AM: 42. Simon Melov, The Buck Institute on Aging "Gene expression profiling of neuronal oxidative stress and
 aging"

 12:20-1:20 PM: ANNUAL AGE LUNCHEON. CREDITS TO MEETING SPONSORS.

 1:30- 2:30 PM: PRESENTATION OF HARMAN AWARD IN RECOGNITION OF OUTSTANDING RESEARCH IN
 AGING -- THE HARMAN LECTURE BY AWARDEE

 END OF MEETING

 All invited speakers are now confirmed.
 

For more information:

Contact information at the American Aging Assoication:
Ms. Donna Cinni
American Aging Association
The Sally Balin Medical Center
110 Chesley Drive, Media, PA 19063
phone 610-627-2626
fax 610-565-9747

WWW Site:   http://www.americanaging.org


2nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FUNCTIONAL GENOMICS OF AGEING

Location:    Creta Maris Hotel, Hersonissons, Crete, Greece
Date:          April 28 - May 1, 2004

CONFERENCE THEMES:

Ageing Sessions:
Comparative biology of ageing phenotypes
Functional pathways in ageing and longevity
Ageing systems

Technology Sessions:
Progress in biochips
Methods of discovery
Bioinformatics

In the biomedical sciences, the next challenge beyond the genome is to define and understand complex functional networks that maintain biological systems throughout life. Ageing, which affects all organ systems, is inarguably the most complex phenotype we know. The main objective of the 2nd International Conference on Functional Genomics of Ageing is to facilitate a paradigm shift in the science of ageing, from studying individual components towards a systems approach to understand the integrated functional pathways that control age-related phenotypes.

For more information, please visit the web site below:

WWW Site:   http://www.elsevier.com/fga2004


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Past Events

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Sixth International Symposium on
Neurobiology and Neuroendocrinology of Aging

Location:    Bregenz Austria
Date:          July 21-26, 2002

The objective of these Symposia has been to bring together a group of scientists who made recent major advances in the study of CNS and endocrine aging, from a basic science viewpoint to practical issues in the treatment and care of the elderly and patients with age-related CNS diseases. The next [2002] symposium will cover topics including cellular and molecular mechanisms, insulin and IGF, amyloid precursor protein, neuroprotection, circadian rhythms, nutrition, melatonin, caloric restriction, reproduction and fertility, auditory systems, and evolutionary concepts.

The format of the meeting, four and a half days with brief lectures and poster sessions, ample time for discussion, and afternoons left open for recreation and informal interactions, creates an atmosphere conducive to in-depth analysis of research results and their implications. Our previous five Symposia have attracted speakers, poster presentors, session chairmen and attendees from 27 countries. The site of the Symposium will be the Mehrerau Monastery [established in 1090] which lies on the eastern shore of the Lake of Constance [Bodensee] in the city of Bregenz, Austria.

Invited speakers thus far include:
J. Campisi, USA , C. Barnes, USA, M. Gallagher, USA, D. Gems, UK, K. Gordon, USA, M. Lane, USA, F. Lezoualc'h, France, B. Lockhart, France, B. Pakkenberg, Denmark, G. Paolisso, Italy, M. Racchi, Italy, M. Rose, USA, D. Skene, UK, J. Syka, Czech Republic, R. Verwer ,The Netherlands, G. Wick, Austria, A. Wirz-Justice, Switzerland and J. Zimmerman, USA.

For more information, please write, send a facsimile or email:

Richard Falvo or Andrzej Bartke

Department of Physiology,
LS II, Rm 245,
Southern Illinois University
School of Medicine,
Carbondale,
Illinois
USA 62901-6512

FAX:   618-453-1517
Email:   abartke@siumed.edu
Email:   rfalvo@siumed.edu
WWW Site:   http://www.neurobiology-and-neuroendocrinology-of-aging.org/


International Conference on Immunology and Aging

Location:   Washington DC, USA
Date:         Nov 29 - Dec 2, 2001

WWW Site:     http://www.iasia.org


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The New Science of Aging : A Symposium and Fair

Location:

Date:         October 20, 2001


10:00am - Opening Remarks


10:15am - Delaying Aging in Cells

10:45am - Vitamin A and Aging Skin

11:15am - BREAK

11:45am - Stem Cells and Regenerative Potential

12:15pm - Short Presentations from Biotechnology Companies

1:00 pm - PM LUNCH

2:15 pm - Exercise and Metabolism

2:45 pm - The Cost of Living with Oxygen

3:15 pm - BREAK

3:45 pm - Genes and Drugs Therapy

4:15 pm - Short Presentations from Biotechnology Companies

5:15 pm - The Future of Aging Research

5:30 pm - RECEPTION

 

The Center For Reasearch and Education on Aging (CREA),
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory,
Buck Institute for Aging Research,
University of California, Berkeley

Invite you to attend

For more information, and to register,

Telephone:            1 (510) 642-5461  

or see....

WWW Site:  http://crea.berkeley.edu/symposium.html



The XVIIth World Congress of the International
Association of Gerontology

July 1-6, 2001

Vancouver,
British Columbia,
Canada

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The call for papers will be sent July 1999 and close July 2000. To request either the call for papers or registration information you can use the form below. Alternatively, you can fax or mail:

Dr. Gloria Gutman, Chair
2001 World Congress Organizing Committee
Gerontology Research Centre
Simon Fraser University
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6B 5K3, CANADA

Telephone: (604) 291-5062
Fax: (604) 291-5066
Email: iag@sfu.ca

The XVIIth World Congress of the International
Association of Gerontology
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Fifth International Symposium on
Neurobiology and Neuroendocrinology of Aging

Location..... Bregenz Austria

Date........ July 23-28, 2000

The topics will include, among others, interrelationships between the different types of pathologies which contribute to cognitive decline and dementia, brain glucose and energy metabolism in sporadic Alzheimer, genetics of Alzheimer disease, behavioral changes during aging, cell cycle regulation in aging, estrogens and aging, reproductive aging in men, transgenic animals as models for degenerative diseases, circadian disturbances in the elderly, aging and hypothalamic control of episodic release of pituitary hormones, nutraceutical formulations which slow aging and treat age-related diseases , caloric restriction and demography of longevity. The invited speakers include:

P. Berger, Austria; J.A. Edwardson, UK; S. Hoyer , Germany; J.P. Huston ,Germany; A. Iguchi, Japan;. P. Jansen-Dürr, Austria; M. Jucker, Switzerland; A. Maggi, Italy; M.A. Pericak-Vance, USA; B. Sommer, Switzerland; R.E. Tanzi, USA; E J.W. Van Someren , The Netherlands; J. D. Veldhuis, USA; B. Villeponteau, USA; R. Weindruch, USA; J. R. Wilmoth, USA.

The site of the Symposium will be the Mehrerau Monastery (established in 1090) which lies on the eastern shore of the Lake of Constance (the Bodensee) in the city of Bregenz, Austria.

For more information, please write, FAX or email:
Richard Falvo or Andrzej Bartke
Department of Physiology, LSII 245, Southern Illinois University
School of Medicine, Carbondale, Illinois, USA 62901-6512
(FAX : 618 - 453-1517)
(Email: rfalvo@som.siu.edu)
(Email: abartke@som.siu.edu)
WEB site: http://www.som.siu.edu/physiology/bregenz.html ,

Richard E. Falvo, Ph.D.
Professor
Physiology, LS II
School of Medicine
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, Il 62901 -6512 USA
Voice: 618-453-1508
FAX: 618 - 453-1517

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Telomerase and Telomere Dynamics in Cancer and Aging


June 24-28, 2000

San Francisco, California

Invited speakers include:
Bacchetti, Blackburn, Blasco, Campisi, Cech, Chiu, Clark, Collins,
deLange, DePinho, Harrington, Hodes, Hornsby, Kim, Kyo, Lansdorp,
Lingner, Morin, Murnane, Pederson, Shay, Thomson, Weinberg, Wilmut,Wright

for additional information email: symposium@geron.com
or call Pam Lomele, meeting coordinator 650-473-7700 .

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European Research Conference on the Biology of Ageing

Co-sponsored by the European

Science Foundation

&

The Euroconferences Activity of the European Union

BIOLOGICAL AGEING

Molecular, Cellular & Tissue Gerontology

Spa, Belgium,

6-10 May 2000

Organised in association with :

International Association of Gerontology (IAG) and

The United Nations programme on ageing

Preliminary Programme:

Theories of ageing, Model organisms (C. elegans, Podospora, Drosophila, Yeasts),

Cellular ageing & defense systems (DNA repair, PARP, proteasome, etc), Bioenergetics & Ageing,

Stress-induced senescence (gene expression, telomeres, etc),

Human Genetics & Longevity, Caloric Restriction, Myocytes & Telomerase,

Age-related pathologies (osteoarthritis, Alzheimer Disease, Parkinson Disease, etc),

New technologies in molecular & cellular gerontology, etc

Location:
This site is located in the belgian Ardennes, a hilly region covered by charming dense forests, providing an excellent location for scientific meetings where exchanges between scientists as well as mental concentration are favored. This site is 10 min walk away from the small thermal city of Spa. Spa is known for its hydrothermal resorts and springs of fresh waters. Spa can be reached by train from Brussels International Airport ; which can be reached easily from all over the world. All equipment is available on the site for a successful meeting. The city of Spa offers great opportunities for recreational activities in a pristine environment.

****** Many Substantial Grants will be available for Scientists under 35 years old ******

For more information:
http://www.esf.org/
http://www.esf.org/euresco/00/c_cal00.htm

Chairman:
Olivier Toussaint (University of Namur, FUNDP, Belgium)

Vice-Chairmen:
Thomas B.L. Kirkwood (University of Newcastle, U.K.), Brian F.C. Clark (University of Aarhus, Denmark)
Claudio Franceschi (University of Bolona, Italy), José Remacle (University. of Namur, FUNDP, Belgium)
Efstathios S. Gonos (NHRF, Greece), André Delacourte (INSERM U422, France)
Eline Slagboom (TNO-PG, The Netherlands), Jean-Nöel Octave (University of Louvain, Belgium)

Speakers provisionally include:
Andersen, U. of Southern California, USA
Linnane, CMBM, Melbourne, Australia
Arrigo, U of Lyon, France
Octave, U. of Louvain, Belgium
Bohr, NIA, Baltimore, USA
Osiewacz, U of Frankfurt, Germany
Brand, U of Cambridge, UK
Partridge, University College London, UK
Bürkle, Heidelberg DKFZ, Germany
Rattan, U of Aarhus, Denmark
Butler-Browne, U Paris VI, France
Richter, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Campisi, UC Berkeley, USA
Rodemann, U of Tübingen,Germany
De Benedictis, University of Calabria, Italy
Roth, NIA, USA
Franceschi, U of Bolona & INRCA, Italy
Schipper, Mc Gill U., Canada
Friguet, U of Paris VII, France
Slagboom, TNO Leiden, The Netherlands
Gonos, NHFR Athens, Greece
Toda, Tokyo Metr. Inst. of Gerontology, Japan
Hoeijmakers, U of Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Toussaint, U of Namur, Belgium
Janssen-Dürr, Austrian Inst. of Aging, Austria
van Leuven, KU Leuven, Belgium
Jazwinski, Louisiana State University, USA von Zglinicki, Charite Berlin, Germany
Johnson, U of Colorado, USA
Weindruch, University of Wisconsin, USA
Kirkwood, U of Newcastle, UK

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Olivier Toussaint, PhD

The University of Namur (FUNDP)

Unit of Cellular Biochemistry & Biology

Rue de Bruxelles, 61

B-5000 Namur BELGIUM

Fax: + 32 81 724135

Phone: + 32 81 724132

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E-mail : olivier.toussaint@fundp.ac.be


Programmed Cell Death

September 29th - October 3rd, 1999

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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
The Meetings & Courses Office
PO Box 100, 1 Bungtown Road
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724-2213
Phone: 516-367-8346
Fax: 516-367-8845

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EMBO Workshop on Molecular and Cellular Gerontology

Location ....... Olivone, Switzerland

Date ........... September 18 - 22, 1999.

C. Brack,
O. Toussaint,
G. Lithgow,
H. Osiewacz

are the organizers of this
EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organisation) Workshop.

Programme outline

Saturday afternoon: registration

Saturday evening: Session 1 chair: Ch. Brack
Opening lectures George Martin : keynote lecture
Tom Kirkwood (Evolutionary origins of ageing)

Sunday morning: Session 2 chair: Gordon Lithgow
Model organisms I Heinz Osiewacz (fungi)
Linda Partridge (flies, evolution/population genetics)
Christine Brack (flies, transgenics)

Sunday afternoon: Session 3 chair: Christine Brack
Model organisms II Gordon Lithgow (C. elegans, genetics)
Tom Johnson (C. elegans)
George Roth (primates, calorie restriction)
Eline Slagboom (humans, genetic association studies, twins)

Sunday evening: Poster session / discussions

Monday morning: Session 4 chair: Olivier Toussaint
Cellular senescence I Judith Campisi (replicative senescence)
Olivier Toussaint (oxidative stress)
T. Von Zglinicki (stress and telomerase)
Q. Chen (stress and programmed cell death)

Monday afternoon: Discussions/excursion

Monday evening: Session 5 chair: Jose Remacle
A. Buerkle (PARP)
S. Gonos (gene expression)
B. Friguet (proteasome)
J. Hoeijmakers (DNA repair/transcription)

Tuesday morning: Session 6 chair: Heinz Osiewacz
Bioenergetics, Oxidative Stress and Mitochondrial DNA Mutations
Brian Merry (calorie restriction in rats)
D. Turnbull (mt mutations, disease and ageing in humans)
G. De Benedictis (mt DNA variability in ageing populations)
S. Melov (towards therapy of mt dysfunction)

Tuesday afternoon: Session 7 chair: Claudio Franceschi
a) Immune system ageing C. Franceschi (centenarians)
F. Schaechter (genetic linkage studies)
G. Wick (ageing of immune system)

b) Brain ageing chair: Mathias Jucker
Mark West (structural changes in brain ageing)
Fred W. van Leeuwen (frameshift mutations and ageing/Alzheimer Disease)
M. Staufenbiel (transgenic mouse model for Alzheimer Disease)

Tuesday evening : Poster session / discussions

Wednesday morning: Session 8

Roundtable discussion I: chair: Tom Kirkwood or Gordon Lithgow
Suresh Rattan , all speakers from sessions 1-4
Model systems: cellular ageing versus integrated systems, advantages
and disadvantages

Roundtable discussion II: chair: Brian Clark
Molecular Gerontology: a challenge for the future of human health
(present and future research in Europe/in other countries)
Brian Clark
Jose Remacle
Dick Knook
George Martin
ev. 1 Scientific Journalist

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1999 International Symposium on Aging and Antiaging Science and Technology


September 8-12, 1999 Beijing, China

For more details: http://www.arclab.org/conchina.html

Sponsor
Antiaging Science & Technology Society, Gerontological Society of China

Organizers
Antiaging Science & Technology Society , Gerontological Society of China
China International Symposium Center for Sciences and Technology (CICCST)

Co-Organizer
BILONG Institute for Transgenic Animals in Beijing (BITAB)

Supporters
Gerontological Society of China
Institute of Medicinal Biotechnology, Peking Union Medical College, Chinese
Academy of medical Sciences
Beijing Hospital and Gerontological Research Institute

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Telomeres & Telomerase

March 25 - 28, 1999

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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
The Meetings & Courses Office
PO Box 100, 1 Bungtown Road
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724-2213
Phone: 516-367-8346
Fax: 516-367-8845

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Abstracts Due: January 15, 1999
Arranged by:
Elizabeth Blackburn, University of California, San Francisco
Titia De Lange, Rockefeller University
Carol Greider, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
 
 
 
 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is organizing a new meeting on Telomeres & Telomerase, which will begin at 7:30 pm on Thursday, March 25, 1999 and run through lunch on Sunday, March 28. The specific goals of this conference are to bring together a diverse group of scientists studying various molecular, cellular and genetic aspects of telomeres and telomerase biology.

This meeting is intended to provide a format for the exchange of ideas and information, to discuss the latest research findings and technical advances, and to facilitate interaction amongst groups working on telomeres and telomerase in diverse systems.  Topics include:

 

Telomere chromatin and silencing
Telomere length regulation
Telomerase structure and function
Telomeres & recombination in mitosis & meiosis
Telomeres & telomerase in the cell cycle, cell proliferation & cancer
Telomeres & telomerase in cell senescence
Session Co-chairs:
Robin Allshire (Edinburgh)
Silvia Bacchetti (McMasters)
Thomas Cech (Boulder)
Howard Cooke (Edinburgh)
Daniel Gottschling (Seattle)
Carolyn Price (Nebraska)
Shirleen Roeder (Yale)
David Shore (Geneva)
Virginia Zakian (Princeton)
 Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers in consultation with the chairs of the individual sessions. We hope that you or a member of your laboratory will be able to participate in a most interesting and stimulating meeting. We are especially eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. We have applied for funds from government and industry that may allow us to support graduate students and postdocs. Requests for funding must be received in writing prior to the abstract deadline.  Abstracts must be submitted by the abstract deadline. Please note that we will only process registration and/or abstract submission upon payment of the required deposit.

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Pan American Congress on Gerontology

February 21-24, 1999
San Antonio, Texas

More than 500 geriatricians and gerontologists from North, Central and South America are expected to attend the Pan American Congress on Gerontology to be held in San Antonio, Texas, February 21-24, 1999. The Congress has been endorsed by the Gerontological Society of America, Canadian Association on Gerontology, North American Regional Committee of the International Association of Gerontology, and the Latin American Committee of the International Association of Gerontology. The World Health Organization also has plans to conduct symposia sponsored jointly by WHO and the Pan American Congress in San Antonio. The Pan American Congress on Gerontology will identify the most important common challenges facing aging in the Americas, information required to meet these challenges and strategies most likely to achieve healthy aging.

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The Australian Association of Gerontology
1998 NATIONAL CONFERENCE


Understanding Ageing
Through Experience, Practice and Research

October 15-17, 1998

Hotel Sofitel
Melbourne
Australia

Keynote Speakers:

RM Gibson Visiting Fellow:
Prof. Michael Rose
Professor of Evolutionary Biology
University of California

David Wallace Lecture:
Prof. Alan Pearson
Professor of Clinical Nursing
University of Adelaide

The Australian Association of Gerontology 1998 NATIONAL CONFERENCE


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MAMMALIAN DNA REPAIR

FEB. 7-12, 1999

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Doubletree Hotel
Ventura, California, USA

Philip C. Hanawalt, Chair
Samuel H. Wilson, Vice-Chair

Some of the Speakers Include:

Jan Hoeijmakers:

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Vilhelm Bohr:

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FOURTH International Symposium on
NEUROBIOLOGY AND NEUROENDOCRINOLOGY OF AGING

Location..... Bregenz, Austria

Date............ July 26 - 31, 1998

Organizers Richard Falvo, Professor
Andrzej Bartke, Professor and Chair
Department of Physiology, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Carbondale, Illinois USA

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Program Committee

Geoffrey Bennett
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Ezio Giacobini
Geneva, Switzerland

Michel Hoffman
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Luciano Martini
Milan, Italy

Joseph Meites
East Lansing, MI USA

George S. Roth
Baltimore, MD USA

Paola Timiras
Berkeley, CA USA

Werner K. Waldhäusl
Vienna, Austria

Georg Wick
Innsbruck, Austria

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Scientific Secretary

Michael Ramek
Graz, Austria

Purpose

The objective of these Symposia is to bring together a group of scientists who made recent major advances in the study of CNS and endocrine aging, and to discuss topics ranging from the molecular mechanisms and genetic control of aging to practical issues in the treatment and care of the elderly and patients with age-related CNS diseases. During previous Symposia, we discussed the issues of growth hormone therapy, osteoporosis, treatment of auditory and kinetic disorders, neuropeptides and cognitive function and potential clinical applications of genetic manipulation of the telomerase system. Thus, we bring together a group of experts who would not meet at a meeting devoted to Alzheimer's disease, molecular biology of aging, clinical geriatrics, or other commonly covered topics. The format of the meeting, four and a half days with brief lectures, ample time for discussion, and afternoons left open for recreation and informal interactions, creates an atmosphere conducive to in-depth analysis of research results and their implications. Our previous three Symposium have attracted speakers, poster presentors, session chairmen and attendees from 27 countries. Bregenz, Austria, was selected as the site of this Symposia because of the cooperative agreements and undertakings involving our University and the local government in Bregenz.

The Program / Sessions

The Program will consist of approximately 22 invited lectures covering a wide range of topics related to mechanisms of central nervous system aging and neuroendocrine correlates of this process. There will also be a poster session. Sessions will be held in the mornings and evenings Monday - Thursday with afternoons off to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Bregenz. The timing of the Symposium will coincide with the Bregenz Opera Festival.

Speakers

Andrzej Bartke, Ph.D.
Physiology, School of Medicine
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, llinois, USA
DOES GROWTH HORMONE PROMOTE OR PREVENT AGING?

Christian Behl, Ph.D.
Neuroendocrinology , Clinical Institute
Max Planc Institute for Psychiatrie
Munich, GERMANY
GLUCOCORTICOIDS AND OXIDATIVE STRESS IN HIPPOCAMPAL NEURONS

Giovanni Biggio, M.D.
Department of Experimental Biology
University of Cagliari
Cagliari, Sardinia, ITALY
NEUROSTEROIDS, STRESS AND AGING

Elizabeth Bock, Ph.D.
University of Copenhagen
Molecular Pathology, Panum Institute
Copenhagen N, DENMARK
THE ROLE OF NEURAL CELL ADHESION MOLECULE [NCAM] DURING DEVELOPMENT, REGENERATION AND TUMOR INVASION

Ezio Giacobini, M.D., Ph.D.
Institutions Universitaires de Geriatrie de Geneve
Geneve, SWITZERLAND
AGING, ALZHEIMER AND ESTROGEN THERAPY

Cheryl L. Grady, Ph.D.
Rotman Research Institute
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care
Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
BRAIN IMAGING AND AGE-RELATED MEMORY IMPAIRMENTS

Beatrix Grubeck-Loebenstein, M.D.
Austrian Academy of Sciences
Institute for Biomedical Aging Research
Innsbruck, AUSTRIA
THE POSSIBLE ROLE OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM IN ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

Leonard Hayflick, Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco
School of Medicine
The Sea Ranch, California, USA
SPECIAL LECTURE

Joe Herbert, Ph.D.
Department of Anatomy
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, UNITED KINGDOM
NEUROSTEROIDS, BRAIN DAMAGE AND MENTAL ILLNESS

Karen Hsiao, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Neurology
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ALZHEIMER'S MOUSE MODEL

Donald Ingram, Ph.D.
Gerontology Research Center / NIA
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
APPLICATION OF GENE THERAPY TO TREAT AGE-RELATED LOSS OF DOPAMINE D2
RECEPTOR

S. Michal Jazwinski, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Louisiana State University Medical Center
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
GENETICS OF LONGEVITY

Roberto Melcangi, M.D.
Department of Endocrinology
University of Milan
Milan, ITALY
EFFECTS OF STEROID HORMONES ON GENE EXPRESSION OF GLIAL MARKERS IN THE CENTRAL AND PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM: VARIATIONS INDUCED BY AGING

Tetsuro Miki, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Geriatric Medicine
Osaka University Medical School
Osaka, JAPAN
THE GENETICS OF WERNER'S SYNDROME

Marilyn M. Miller, Ph.D.
McGill Centre for Studies on Aging
Royal Victoria Hospital
Montreal, Quebec, CANADA
HYPOTHALAMIC NEUROHORMONES

A. Sagripanti M.D.
Instituto di Clinical Medica II
Spedali Santa Chiara
Pisa, ITALY
NATURAL ANTICOAGULANTS, AGING AND THROMBOEMBOLISM

Stephen C. Stearns, Ph.D.
Zoologisches Institut
Der Unitersitat Basel
Basel, SWITZERLAND
EVOLUTIONARY ASPECTS OF THE LIFE CYCLE, INCLUDING BOTH LIFESPAN AND
AGING

Eva Syková, M.D., Ph.D., D.SC.
Department of Neuroscience
Institute of Experimental Medicine ASCR
Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC
CHANGES IN NEURON-GLIA INTERACTIONS DURING DEVELOPMENT, AGING AND INJURY

Antonia Vernadakis, Ph.D.
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Departments of Psychiatry and Pharmacology
Denver, Colorado, USA
NEURONAL - GLIAL INTERACTIONS

Franz Walhauser, M.D.
Department of Pediatrics
University of Vienna
Vienna, AUSTRIA
AGE RELATED CHANGES OF MELATONIN PRODUCTION IN MAN AND ITS POTENTIAL CONSEQUENCES FOR SLEEP DISORDERS

Samuel S.C. Yen. M.D., D.Sc.
Reproductive Medicine, School of Medicine
University of California, San Diego
LaJolla California, USA
MELATONIN AND CORTISOL RHYTHMS IN AGING

First, Second and Third Symposia:

The proceedings of the 1992 Symposium were published by the Journal of Reproduction and Fertility (Supplement 46, 1993) and the proceedings of the 1994 and 1996 Symposium were published by Experimental Gerontology 30:3/4, 1995 and 32:4/5, 1997. The 1998 Symposium will be once again published in Experimental Gerontology.

Symposium Site:

The site of the Symposium will be the Mehrerau Monastery (built in 1090) which lies on the eastern shore of the Lake of Constance (the Bodensee) in the city of Bregenz, Austria. Bregenz, the State Capital of Vorarlberg, is a modern city of 27,000 and is the cultural center of the province. The city was originally a Celtic settlement and integrated into the Roman empire as a province in 15 B.C. "Brigantium" then became the seat of Roman administration and the first inhabitants became provincial Roman citizens.

Accommodations:

Room and meal packages are available at the Mehrerau Monastery and a nearby motel. The charge includes room, breakfast and a large lunch, from Sunday through Friday morning is $275.00 - $300.00 US. Please note that this charge covers the entire Symposium.

Registration:

Registration fee for the Symposium (U.S. dollars) is $200.00 and a reduced rate of $100.00 is available for students and trainees. This fee includes proceedings [double issue of Experimental Gerontology], reception, entry to all sessions, refreshment breaks and a program booklet and abstracts. Registration must be completed by May 1, 1998 on a first come, first serve basis.

Transportation:

Rail service is available from Zurich, Switzerland (2 hours) to either Bregenz or St. Margrethen (Switzerland border); from Frankfurt or Munich, Germany to Lindau (German border) and Bregenz.


For more information and to receive a registration form, please contact:

Drs. Richard Falvo or Andrzej Bartke
Department of Physiology, Southern Illinois University
School of Medicine, Carbondale, Illinois 62901-6512
(FAX : 618 - 453-1517)
(Email: rfalvo@som.siu.edu)
(Email: abartke@som.siu.edu)

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MECHANISMS OF CELL DEATH SYMPOSIUM

Friday and Saturday
July 17-18, 1998
8:45 AM-6:00 PM

Queens College,
City University of New York,
Flushing
New York
USA

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Topics:

The role of cell death in aging

Regulation of cell death in development

Caspase gene regulation and human longevity

Programmed cell death: Evolutionary considerations

TRAF proteins in the immune system

Oncogene-induced apoptosis

Regulation of apoptosis by viral transforming proteins

On the relationship between metabolism, immune recognition, and cell death

Lipid mediators: An insight into mechanisms in apoptosis

A genetic dissection of apoptosis in Drosophila

Apoptosis and AIDS Pathogenesis

Apoptosis of myocytes during coxsackievirus R3-induced myocarditis results in dilated cardiomyopathy

Acquired resistance to apoptosis during tumorigenesis

Modulation of apoptosis by oncogene and tumor suppressor genes

Cell cycle regulation and cell death

Apoptosis during Xenopus development

Mechanisms of Cell Death Symposium __World Wide Web Site

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Telomeres & Telomerase: Implications for Cell Immortality, Cancer, and Age Related Disease

June 1 - 3, 1998

Hotel Sofitel
San Francisco,
CA
USA

The upcoming conference Telomeres & Telomerase: Implications for Cell Immortality, Cancer, and Age Related Disease, to be held June 1 - 3, 1998 at the Hotel Sofitel in San Francisco, CA. This conference brings together, for the first time, the world's leading researchers specializing in all aspects of telomere and telomerase research. The conference co-chairs are Michael Fossel, M.D., Ph.D. , University of Michigan and Michael West, Ph.D., Origen Therapeutics. The Keynote speakers are Robert A. Weinberg, Ph.D., Whitehead Institute, M.I.T. and CaL Harley, Geron Corporation. Special Honorees are Leonard Hayflick, Ph.D., Professor, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine and Alexey Olovnikov, Ph.D.,Institute of Biochemical Physics, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow

Speakers include:

Wade Aldous, M.D.
Madigan Army Medical Center

Judith Campisi, Ph.D.,
Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Life
Sciences Division, Berkeley National Laboratory

John K. Cowell, Ph.D., D.Sc., FRC Path,
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Lerner
Research Institute

David Corey, Ph.D.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Cal Harley,
Geron Corporation

Minoru Hirose, DV.M.
Chugai Diagnostics Science Company

Shawn E. Holt, Ph.D.
Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Nam Kim, Ph.D.
Geron Corporation

Peter M. Lansdorp, M.D., Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Terry Fox Laboratory, BC Cancer Research Centre

John Murnane, Ph.D.
Dept of Radiation Oncology
University of California, San Francisco

James K. McDougall and Aloysius Klingelhutz,
Fred Hutchinson Research Center

Tom Okarma
Geron Corporation

Jerry Shay, Ph.D.
University of Texas, Southwest Medical Center

K.R. Shroyer, Dept. of Pathology,
University of Colorado Health Sciences

Masinobu Sugimoto
AGENE Research Company

Christopher B. Umbricht, M.D., Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins Oncology Center.

We would be pleased to send or fax a full program to you. Please contact us at hmatysko@liebertpub.com or 1800 5 BIOCON ext. 652. The conference is co-sponsored by The Journal of Anti-Aging Medicine, published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc, publishers. If you would like a complementary copy, please contact vcohn@liebertpub.com.

We would also appreciate it if you could post that Telomeres & Telomerase: Implications for Cell Immortality, Cancer, and Age Related Disease, will take place June 1 - 3, 1998 at the Hotel Sofitel in San Francisco, CA, The full program of this conference is available on request.

Please call: 800 5-BIOCON or (914) 834-3100 (ext 652) or

E-Mail: hmatysko@liebertpub.com

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The 3rd International Symposium on
BIOLOGICAL MECHANISMS OF AGING

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Tuesday, May 19 through Thursday, May 21, 1998

Kharkov State University,
Kharkov,
Ukraine

The scientific program will consist of plenary lectures, oral and poster presentations as well as round table nonformal communications. Researchers interested in the conference are invited to submit abstracts before April 1, 1998. Abstracts publication is free of charge. Registration fee is equivalent to 25 USD on arrival.

The following topics of discussion on symposium:
1. Molecular and genetical mechanisms of aging.
2. Membrane and neuro-humoral mechanisms of aging.
3. Age-dependent cell dysfunctions.
4. Accelerated senescence and life span increase mechanisms.

Contact person for abstracts submission and additional information:

Vladimir Padalko
Research Institute of Biology
Kharkov State University
Maidan Svobody 4,
Kharkov 310077,
Ukraine (Europe)
tel. 0572 338244
e-mail: lemeshko@univer.kharkov.ua
www site: http://www.univer.kharkov.ua/main/events/,
We are looking for sponsors!

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Genetics of Aging


April 2 - 5, 1998
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory,
New York,
USA.

Dear Colleague
You are invited to participate in a new meeting on the Genetics of Aging, to be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, beginning after dinner at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, and concluding with lunch on Sunday, April 5, 1998. The meeting will explore the regulation and function of genes and genetic processes that are now known or suspected to control cellular and/or organismic aging.

Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers in consultation with the chairs of the individual sessions. We hope that you or a member of your laboratory will be able to participate in a most interesting and stimulating meeting.

Conference Organizers:

Judith Campisi
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Calvin Harley
Geron Corporation

Leonard Guarente
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Proposed Sessions:

Model Systems

Werner's Syndrome/Wrn-Like Genes

Cell Senescence & Gene Expression

Cell Senescence And Telomeres

Telomeres And Telomerase

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For Additional Information, please contact:

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
The Meetings & Courses Office
PO Box 100, 1 Bungtown Road
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724-2213
Phone: 516-367-8346
Fax: 516-367-8845
WEB PAGE: http://nucleus.cshl.org/meetings/98aging.html
REGISTRATION:


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The AAAS Annual Meeting and Science Innovation Exposition

February 12-17, 1998
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia Marriot Hotel,
Philadelphia, PA
USA

Scientific Symposia

EMERGING SCIENCE: TRANSFORMING THE NEXT GENERATION

Thermodynamics and Information Theory in Biology
Monday, February 16, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Organized by Thomas D. Schneider, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health; Georgi P. Gladyshev, Academy of Creative Endeavors, Russia

Learn how the same theorems underlying the purity of compact disc music or the clarity of an international telephone call also are able to provide an increased understanding of the complexities in areas such as ecological systems, cellular thermodynamics, aging, clinical diagnosis and molecular biology.

SPEAKERS
Robert E. Ulanowicz, University of Maryland
Information Theory and Ecology [Abstract]
James R. Lepock, University of Waterloo, Canada
Supramolecular Thermodynamics
Georgi P. Gladyshev, Academy of Creative Endeavors, Russia
Thermodynamics of Aging [Abstract/Full Text ]
Peter K. Rogan, Allegheny University of the Health Sciences
Information Theory in Clinical Diagnosis
Thomas D. Schneider, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
Information Theory in Molecular Recognition
Related Web Sites:

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The 16th World Congress of Gerontology

The 16th Congress of the International Association of Gerontology will be held in Adelaide, South Australia from August 19 - 23 in 1997. Strategically located Pre-congress meetings in Honolulu (August 16 - 18) and Singapore (August 17 - 19) will offer additional comprehensive and exciting conferences in their own right.

The theme of the Congress - Aging Beyond 2000 One World One Future - emphasises the global relevance and significance of human ageing. It symbolises the universal issues associated with individual and population aging and emphasises the potential for linkages between developed and developing nations. The Congress theme highlights the growing need to meet the challenges posed by the rapidity and scale of aging world wide.

The Congress will dramatically underline these issues through a Pacific Wide event which will see the three sites - Adelaide, Honolulu and Singapore - linked in an interactive video -conference presentation. This session will mark the beginning of the World Congress and provide the opportunity for truly global exchange at the Official Opening and during the first plenary scientific symposium.

The three Congress sites will present an integrated program. The Singapore Precongress will emphasise the socio-economic and developmental implications of population aging. A major feature will be the integration of the Sandoz Lectures within the Program. The Honolulu Precongress will also cover a full range of gerontological topics with a special focus on prevention of chronic disease and disability as well as the attainment and promotion of healthy and successful aging.

The main Congress in Adelaide will focus on an integrated approach to aging. In addition the 1997 Conferences of the Australian Society for Geriatric Medicine, Geriaction and the Alzheimer's Association are officially linked to the World Congress and will feature sessions integrated with the Adelaide event.

The 1997 World Congress, at its close, will ratify and present, to governments of the world and international agencies, a Statement highlighting the significance of global aging. This Declaration will stress the urgent need for all nations to scientifically and rationally address opportunities and challenges posed by an aging society.

Delegates to the 1997 World Congress have a range of participation options. They may choose to travel directly to the main Congress in Adelaide or may consider the option of journeying to the Adelaide Congress via one of the Precongress Meetings in either Singapore or Honolulu. For further information registration package and call for papers contact:

Secretariat - 1997 World Congress of Gerontology
Science Park
Bedford Park
SA 5042 Australia
Telephone (+618) 8201 7568
Facsimile (+618) 8201 7551
Email: Email: iag.congress@flinders.edu.au
World Wide Web address http://cmetwww.cc.flinders.edu.au/congress/intro.html
Note deadline for submission of abstracts any of the three sites is 31
December 1996


Third International Symposium on
NEUROBIOLOGY AND NEUROENDOCRINOLOGY OF AGING

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Organizers


Richard Falvo, Professor
Andrzej Bartke, Professor and Chair

Department of Physiology, Southern Illinois University
School of Medicine Carbondale, Illinois USA

Program Committee

Gerhard Barolin
Rankweil, Austria

Vladimir V. Frolkis
Kiev, Ukraine

Ezio Giacobini
Geneva, Switzerland

Luciano Martini
Milan, ITALY

Joseph Meites
East Lansing, MI USA

George S. Roth
Baltimore, MD USA

Paola Timiras
Berkeley, CA USA

Werner K. Waldhausl
Vienna, Austria

Scientific Secretary
Michael Ramek, Graz, Austria


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The Program


The program will consist invited lectures, poster sessions and time for informal discussions. It is anticipated that a limited number of travel stipends for young investigators wishing to present a poster will be available.

The speakers will have committed to attend:

Etienne - Emile Baulieu, France
DHEA and life expectancy

Geoffrey Bennett, United Kingdom
Effect of neuropeptides on motor and cognitive function

Dolores M. Catala, Spain
Melatonin Levels in Parkinson's Disease

Nicola Fabris, Italy
Neuroendocrine-immune interactions

Vladimir Frolkis, Ukraine
Axonal transport

Calvin Harley, USA
Telomere theory of aging

Michael O. Hengartner ,USA
Aging and apoptosis in the nematode C. elegans

Michel A. Hofman, Netherlands
Aging human hypothalamus

B. L. Kirkwood, United Kingdom
Network theory of aging

Joseph Knoll, Hungary
Sexual Performance And Longevity

Philip W. Landfield, USA
Ion channels and the glucocorticoid hypothesis

Luciano Martini, Italy
Special Lecture: Neuroendocrinology and Aging

Arshag D. Mooradian ,USA
Age related changes in the blood-brain barrier

Hans Nohl , Austria
Free radicals

Fred Nyberg, Sweden
Aging effects on growth hormone receptor binding in the brain

M. Peterlik , Austria
Aging, neuroendocrine function and osteoporosis

Walter Pierpaoli , Italy
Endogenous clock for aging in the pineal gland

Yuan Touitou, France
Biologic rhythms during aging

Eugenia Wang , Canada
Terminin and central nervous system aging

Rudiger Wanke, Germany
Growth hormone and life expectancy

Michael D. West, USA
Cellular and molecular biological aspects of aging

George Wick, Austria
Immunological aspects of aging and disease

Barry Zirkin , USA
Aging and testicular function

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Sessions:

Sessions will be held in the mornings and evenings Monday - Thursday with afternoons off to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Bregenz.

Symposium Site:

The site of the Symposium will be the Mehrerau Monastery (built in 1090) which lies on the eastern shore of the Lake of Constance (the Bodensee) in the city of Bregenz, Austria. Bregenz, the State Capital of Vorarlberg, is a modern city of 27,000 and is the cultural center of the province. The city was originally a Celtic settlement and integrated into the Roman empire as a province in 15 B.C. "Brigantium" then became the seat of Roman administration and the first inhabitants became provincial Roman citizens.

Accommodations:

Room and meal packages are available at the Mehrerau Monastery. The rates are very reasonable for the entire Symposium.

Registration:

Registration fee for the Symposium (U.S. dollars) is $150.00 and a reduced rate of $75.00 is available for students and trainees. This fee includes reception, entry to all sessions, refreshment breaks and a program booklet and abstracts.

First and Second Symposia:

The proceedings of the 1992 Symposium were published as a supplement by the Journal of Reproduction and Fertility (Supplement 46, 1993) and the proceedings of the 1994 Symposium were published in Experimental Gerontology 30:3/4, 1995. The 1996 Symposium will be once again be published in Experimental Gerontology.

Transportation:

Rail service is available from Zurich, Switzerland (2 hours) to either Bregenz or
St. Margrethen (Switzerland border); from Frankfurt or Munich German to Lindau (German border) and Bregenz.


For more information and to receive a registration form, please write or FAX: Andrzej Bartke, Department of Physiology, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Carbondale, Illinois USA 62901-6512
(FAX : 618 - 453-1517)
or
Richard Falvo, Department of Physiology, Southern Illinois
University School of
Medicine, Carbondale, Illinois USA
E-Mail: rfalvo@som.siu.edu

Alzheimer's Association Australia
6th Annual Conference

The 6th Annual Alzheimer's Association Conference is to be held in Hobart, Tasmania (Australia) on June 2nd - 5th 1996, and will be hosted by the Tasmanian Alzheimer's Association. This Conference will run back to back with the National Gerentology Conference, which will be held on the Wednesday to Saturday prior to the Alzheimer's Association of Australia 6th Annual Conference. This provides a unique opportunity to combine both Conferences in the one visit.

Further information about the Conference can be obtained from:

Alzheimer's Association of Tasmania
169 Campbell Street
Hobart 7000
Ph +61 02 348884
Fax +61 02 369012
E-Mail: mures@hba.trumpet.com.au


Australian Association of Gerontology
1996 National Conference

Some of the conference themes will include:

Phenomenon of the "Third Age"
The role of Hormone Replacement Therapy

Conference Secretariat:

Mures Convention Management
Victoria Dock
Hobart 7000
AUSTRALIA

Phone: Australia 002 341424 International + 61 02 341424