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Healthy Longevity
The NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, together with Prof. Brian Kennedy and Prof. Andrea Maier 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 join us in this exciting line-up of events. Hope to see you then.
Dec 8, 2022 07:00 PM
Dec 15, 2022 07:00 PM
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Speakers

Host: Prof Brian Kennedy
Distinguished Professor in Biochemistry and Physiology @NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Prof Brian Kennedy is the Director of the Healthy Longevity Translational Research Programme at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Director at the Centre for Healthy Longevity of National University Healthcare System (NUHS). Prof Kennedy has been at the forefront of ageing research in the past two decades and has made significant contributions to our basic understanding of ageing biology. His current efforts focus on bringing lab-proven science and health extending molecules to the clinic, such that “Healthy Longevity” medicine is going to be available for everyone in the near future.
Host: Prof Andrea Maier
Oon Chiew Seng Professor in Medicine, Healthy Ageing and Dementia Research @NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Prof Andrea B Maier, MD, is the Co-Director at the Centre for Healthy Longevity, National University Health System (NUHS). Throughout her 15-year career, Prof Maier has contributed tremendously to the clinical and biological understanding of human ageing and age-related diseases. Her current focus is to develop Longevity Medicine as a clinical and academic discipline by enabling the acceleration of basic science towards human trials and clinic practice. With her research and leadership, healthy longevity will not only exist as a lab-proven concept but will soon become part of everyone’s life.
Guest Speaker: Prof Uwe Sunde (1 Dec 2022)
@Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU Munich)
Dr. Uwe Sunde is a full professor of economics at the University of Munich (LMU), where he holds the chair of population economics. He studied economics at the Universities of Warwick (England) and Munich and obtained his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Bonn. Before joining LMU Munich, he held a chair in macroeconomics at the University of St. Gallen. Uwe Sunde has made theoretical and empirical contributions in the field of economic growth and long-run development, population economics, economic demography, and behavioral economics.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Richard A. Miller (8 December 2022)
Professor of Pathology @University of Michigan
Dr. Rich Miller is a Professor of Pathology at the University of Michigan and directs the University of Michigan Glenn Center for Biology of Aging. He is an expert on aging in mice and heads the UM component of the NIA Interventions Testing Program. Rich received his BA at Haverford College and an MD and Ph.D. at Yale. He did postdoctoral work at Harvard and Sloan-Kettering, and then joined the Pathology Department at Boston University in 1982. He moved to Michigan in 1990.