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Healthy Longevity
The NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Prof Brian Kennedy are proud to be hosting the Healthy Longevity webinar series.

In this Healthy Longevity series, we envision a gamut of disciplines from academic research to industrial markets to address critical healthcare concerns in the world today. These strategies broadly include (but are not limited to):
* Surpassing treatment of individual diseases to healthspan and lifespan extension
* Veering the focus of managing isolated diseases to preventing multiple diseases

Ageing is the primary driver of chronic diseases in older and elderly individuals. Poor ageing is characterized by reduced or impaired function of multiple organ systems, including the cardiorespiratory, metabolic, immune and musculoskeletal systems.

The current model of clinical medicine is reactive and disease-centric, focusing on secondary and tertiary treatment of age-related diseases. With the burgeoning ageing populations across the world, including Singapore, this prevailing approach may not be the most efficient method of alleviating the current health care burden.

Healthcare cost is a ticking time bomb for ageing!

This virtual series will bring together highly-esteemed and prominent speakers from a wide range of fields associated with ageing, spanning from large and small biotech industries to academic institutions. You will hear revolutionary insights from experts on the growing and evolving science of ageing. As well, be informed of the prospects of combatting and preventing the debilitating ageing process through multi-disciplinary and integrated approaches aimed at extending both healthspan and lifespan.

We cordially invite you to come join us in this exciting line-up of events. Hope to see you then.
You can choose to attend one or more of the following webinars.







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Speakers

Host: Prof Brian Kennedy
Distinguished Professor in Biochemistry and Physiology @NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Prof Kennedy is internationally recognized for his research in the basic biology of ageing and as a visionary committed to translating research discoveries into new ways of delaying, detecting, preventing and treating human ageing and associated diseases. He is a Distinguished Professor in Biochemistry and Physiology at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at National University Singapore and Director of the Centre for Healthy Longevity at the National University Health System. He has published over 200 papers and has an H factor of 69 (Google Scholar). From 2010 to 2016 he was the President and CEO of the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing. Currently he remains a Professor at the Institute, where his lab addresses the biology of ageing. During his tenure at the Buck Institute, seven start-up companies were created in the Biotechnology space.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Herman Pontzer (17 June 2021)
Associate Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology @Duke University
Dr. Herman Pontzer is Associate Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology and Research Associate Professor of Global Health at Duke University, investigates how our species’ evolutionary past shapes our lives today. His team conducted the first measurements of daily energy expenditure in traditional hunter-gatherers and in non-human apes, with findings that have challenged the way we think about diet, exercise, metabolism, and health. Dr. Pontzer’s new book, Burn: New Research Blows the Lid Off How We Really Burn Calories, Lose Weight, and Stay Healthy, published in March, 2021.
Guest Speaker: Mr. Sergey Young (1 July 2021)
Founder @Longevity Vision Fund
Sergey Young is a longevity investor and visionary with a mission to extend healthy lifespans of one billion people. To do that, Sergey founded Longevity Vision Fund to accelerate life extension technological breakthroughs and to make longevity affordable and accessible to all. Sergey is on the Board of Directors of the American Federation of Aging Research (AFAR) and the Development Sponsor of upcoming Age Reversal XPRIZE global competition designed to reverse aging. Sergey is also transforming the world, one workplace at a time, with his Longevity@Work program – the first non-profit corporate longevity program of its kind. Sergey Young has been featured as a top longevity expert and contributor on CNN, Fox News, and Forbes. As the author of books such as ‘The Science and Technology of Growing Young’ and the mastermind behind the online life extension platform SergeyYoung.com, Sergey is passionate about sharing news from the exciting world of longevity.